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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Until Nov 18, 2018

  • Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks

    Nov 24, 2018

  • Mannheim Steamroller

    Dec 1, 2018

  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Dec 7 - 31, 2018

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Jan 8 - 20, 2019

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Until November 18, 2018

This acclaimed musical is set to tour the States from September 2018, following its transfer from London's West End, where it premiered in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design. So step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic.

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Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks

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November 24, 2018

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, has become a Christmas staple as they tour the USA each holiday season taking their Christmas Rocks concerts across the country! Enjoy some of Setzer's guitar classics like Rock This Town and Stray Cat Strut as well as plenty of sing-a-long Christmas classics.

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Mannheim Steamroller

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December 1, 2018

With the release of Mannheim Steamroller's first holiday album 1984 came the kind of fame that made the act a veritable Christmas time tradition. With founder and composer Chip Taylor at the helm, the all-American music troupe continues to tour extensively, bringing Yuletide cheer to audiences throughout the US with a unique Neo-Classical take on popular carols and songs. It's no wonder that Mannheim Steamroller is the top-selling Holiday Act of all time!

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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December 7 - 31, 2018

George Balanchine's enduring and now iconic ballet The Nutcracker is performed by only a handful of American companies every holiday season, with Pennsylvania Ballet being one of the most famous, having performed it for 50 years and counting! Create new yuletide memories with this distinctive production of the classic holiday tale.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

January 8 - 20, 2019

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel-good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

Academy of Music

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Year opened: 1857
  • Capacity: 2500
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  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Built in 1857, the Academy of Music is one of Philadelphia's oldest arts venues and the country's oldest continually-used opera house! Once the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, today the Academy hosts touring Broadway shows each year as well as classical and pop concerts, and live comedy.

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