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  • Opera Philadelphia - Madame Butterfly

    Apr 24 - May 3, 2020

  • Pennsylvania Ballet - Breathtaking Balanchine

    May 7 - 10, 2020

  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    May 17, 2020

  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

    Jun 2 - 7, 2020

  • Escape To Margaritaville

    Jun 16 - 28, 2020

Opera Philadelphia - Madame Butterfly Poster

Opera Philadelphia - Madame Butterfly

April 24 - May 3, 2020

Tragic yet exquisitely transformative, Puccini's epic masterpiece returns to town for Opera Philadephia's 2019/20 season in this updated version courtesy of director Ted Hoffman. Moving the action to a more contemporary setting, the story of Cio-Cio San and her undying love for the errand Officer Pinkerton will is given a new twist as Hoffman examines the current political relationship between East and West.

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Pennsylvania Ballet - Breathtaking Balanchine

May 7 - 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Ballet brings its 2019/20 season to a rousing close with a hotly anticipated all-Balanchine program. The evening begins with Ballet Imperial, the 1941 piece originally commissioned for a US goodwill tour of Latin America. A lush tutu ballet, it is a contemporary tribute to fellow balletmaster Marius Petipa and Tchaikovsky, one of Balanchine's prime musical influences.

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

May 17, 2020

Composed of 15 top soloists, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the world's leading large jazz bands ensembles. Their current band leader (and artistic director) is the great Wynton Marsalis, famed trumpeter and composer, who has played with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Dizzy Gillespie.

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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June 2 - 7, 2020

Get ready for some hot stuff as Summer: the Donna Summer musical wows on tour! Documenting many of the disco icon's successive hits, including, "She Works Hard for the Money", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" among many more! A cult hit on Broadway, this brand new production has been praised as being not just a celebration of Summer, but of women as a whole.

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Escape To Margaritaville

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June 16 - 28, 2020

Jimmy Buffet's sunny new musical, Escape to Margaritaville, is traveling across North America on its national tour! With an emphasis on 'not sweating the small stuff' Buffet's musical oozes with the musician's greatest hits, with it's chilled out party atmosphere it's time to Escape to Margaritaville!

Academy of Music

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

  • Year opened: 1857
  • Capacity: 2500
  • Concession stands
  • 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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