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  • Wicked

    Jul 26 - Aug 27, 2017

  • Opera Philadelphia - The Magic Flute

    Sep 15 - 24, 2017

  • Pennsylvania Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty

    Oct 12 - 22, 2017

  • Finding Neverland

    Nov 21 - 26, 2017

  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Dec 8 - 31, 2017

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Wicked

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Winner of 3 Tony Awards

July 26 - August 27, 2017

Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a girl and her dog - no, scrub that. This musical goes way before the arrival of Dorothy Gale and her pooch Toto. THIS is the story of two magically inclined women, one blonde, and one green of skin - and their coming-of-age as the forces of good and (perceived) 'wicked'. Discover the musical phenomenon of the new century, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, which explores the foundation of the Oz legend, of what made Glinda and Elphaba become the icons of good and bad, and whether all is what it appears to be in later stories.

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Opera Philadelphia - The Magic Flute

September 15 - 24, 2017

Enter the blissfully supernatural world of this family friendly comedy that marries vivid animations with live performance to create a wonderfully uplifting spectacle. Co-directed by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade, this version from Britsh theatre company 1927 updates the setting of Mozart's tale to the Golden Age of 1920s silent cinema with a David Lynchian flair.

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Pennsylvania Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty

October 12 - 22, 2017

Join the Pennsylvania Ballet for their gorgeous season opener, The Sleeping Beauty. A classical ballet with one of Tchaikovsky's most alluring scores, prepare for a tale of adventure and romance as a dashing prince sets out to save a princess from a hellish curse.

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Finding Neverland

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November 21 - 26, 2017

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Finding Neverland tells the uplifting story of J.M.Barrie and the family who inspired him to write Peter Pan. Weaving together real life events and flights of fancy into the world of The Lost Boys and Captain Hook, this show is touring the country following a phenomenally successful Broadway run.

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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December 8 - 31, 2017

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.

Academy of Music

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, 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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Estia - Philadelphia
0.02 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Bliss
0.05 mi away at 220 South Broad Street

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0.15 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.44 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.45 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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