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Philly Theater Week returns in April with 85 performances


The 5th annual Philly Theater Week returns April 1-10 to celebrate artists from across the region with 85 performances.

The Philadelphia Theater will kick off the festivities on Wednesday, March 30 with a live show from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Garden at the Kimmel Center. Guests will see previews of stages, songs and interactive performances taking place during the 10-day event.

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Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required. The Kimmel Cultural Campus currently requires all guests to wear masks indoors and show proof of vaccination. The theater will maintain its mask and vaccine policy until at least March 31.

“We are very excited about the return and the fifth annual Philly Theater Week,” said LaNeshe Miller-White, Executive Director of Theater Philadelphia. “After last year’s event was mostly virtual, we are so happy to be back with an impressive mix of in-person and virtual performances, readings, workshops and interactive events.”

Crossroads Comedy Theater will perform at the Exile Theater in South Philadelphia throughout the event.

“Thank You, Places: An Improvised Musical” is an hour-long Broadway-style performance adapted from an audience suggestion. It plays April 1, 7-8 p.m., and costs $15.

Right after this show ends, “Chip Chantry: The Farewell Tour” will run from 8:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The nationally touring comedian is making what may be his last trip to the city, along with other comedic guests.

All in-person guests must be prepared to show proof of vaccination and remain masked inside the building.

Philly Theater Week Crossroads ComedyCourtesy/Mike Marbach

Crossroads Comedy Theater is putting on several performances for Philly Theater Week, including “Thank You, Places,” an impromptu Broadway-style show based on an audience suggestion.

The Arden Theater will offer daily performances of its latest original production, “accompaniment track”, written by satirist R. Eric Thomas. For $15 per show, guests can catch one of the most acclaimed shows in town. Proof of vaccination is required, as well as masks for spectators.

The Wilma celebrates Philly Theater Week with a lineup of virtual, on demand events. Each show is free and will be available at the start of the 10-day event. These shorts include a music video, a 15-minute comedy skit, and a short filmed on The Wilma’s main stage.

A warm piece set to music, “Popular” tells the story of a friendship built around a love of folk songs. He’ll play April 6-10 at the Louis Bluver Theater at the Drake, and tickets will go on sale before kickoff. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing is required for all customers.

“Frauenschlläechterei” is a theater event by mail which begins during Philly Theater Week. Over the course of six months, viewers will receive 37 episodes of the play by mail. These will come as props, character keepsakes, and life shards, culminating in a complete play in your own home. Tickets are $30.

Philadelphia Folk Theater WeekCourtesy of/Wide Eyed Studios

“Folk” is a heartwarming play set to music by the Inis Nua Theater Company, which will run April 6-10 at The Drake’s Louis Bluver Theater.

Other events include The Golden Girls Murder Mystery series, with tickets for $30. Another popular upcoming show, “Menopause The Musical,” will be presented at the Bristol Riverside Theater from April 1-3, for $30.

A two-night virtual performance of Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective’s “A ‘Sure Thing’ and Then Some…Stories of Encounters, Entanglements, and Love” will be available April 1-2 for $15.

The full list of events is available at Philadelphia Theater website. Although Philadelphia and its surrounding counties no longer require indoor masking in most public spaces, every private business has the right to set its own COVID-19 requirements.

Philadelphia Theater Week

March 30, April 1-10, 2022
Many times | Free tickets at $15 or $30
Launch event at the Kimmel Center’s Hamilton Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102