“The Addams Family” comes to The Academy of Music
“The Addams Family” is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tackling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by “Jersey Boys” authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (“The Wild Party”), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys”), and Olivier Award-winning director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (“Shockheaded Peter”), with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.
The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.
“Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone” at Independence Seaport Museum
This exhibit not only showcases the artist’s beautifully detailed artwork but also portrays the life and progression of his passion for tugboats. Boone has honed his self-taught skills to produce vivid, well-detailed watercolor paintings of contemporary and historical ships and tugboats. He continues to paint commissions for the maritime community, and his extensive knowledge and artistic ability combines to make his maritime subjects come alive.
Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Now through Aug 4.
Cost: free with museum admission
New stores open at Reading Terminal Market
We are pleased to announce that the following stores are now open: The Tubby Olive, selling olive oils and vinegars on-tap; The Head Nut, selling spices, candy, coffee, tea and nuts; Wursthaus Schmitz, our German Delikatessen selling homemade sausages, sandwiches, main dishes, meats and more; Valley Shepherd Creamery, our new cheese maker; Keven Parker’s Soul Food Cafe, our new soul food restaurant; and Nanee’s Kitchen, serving Indian and Pakistani offerings to include grocery products and additional cooked foods. We hope you’ll stop by and explore all that they have to offer! Next up: Border Springs Lamb Farm, an all-lamb deli selling their own humanely raised lamb cuts and lamb dishes such as stew, shepherd’s pie and meatballs.
Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.
Hours: vary by day of the week
Philly Fringe and Philadelphia Live Arts Festival receive new home
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe have been supporting local artists and bringing the world’s newest and most cutting-edge cultural experiences to our city for the past 16 years. About 1,500 local, national and international artists of all disciplines participate in the annual Festival — 16 days of nonstop wild creativity and daring performances enjoyed by an audience of over 30,000 last year. A permanent home and year-round facility will allow Live Arts to be the region’s premier presenter of contemporary performance and developer of new work. Live Arts is primed to support more artists, reach more audiences, and bring more art to Philadelphia from around the world. Our new center’s groundbreaking design creates a welcoming social environment by embedding arts and culture in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. The center will animate the Philadelphia waterfront and provide Live Arts with new revenue streams to help maintain expanded programs.
Corner of Race Street and Columbus Boulevard
Theatre Confetti introduces “Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them”
Theatre Confetti invites you to explore growing up, staying young, and falling in love on an isolated farm in Middle America. You’ll walk down the dirt path, along the fenced road and through the barn, into the house where you’ll meet 16 year-old Kenny and his little sister, Edith. Abandoned by their father, Kenny cares for Edith and falls in love with his best friend, Benji. But when the outside world threatens to disrupt their lives, Edith takes it upon herself to protect the family unit that these three adolescents have built. The show is directed by Aaron Cromie and stars Justin Jain, Bi Jean Ngo and Steve Pacek.
The Power Plant Basement, 223 N. Bread St.