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Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: September '05
By Cooper Robb · Aug 31, 2005
The ninth annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, together feature nearly 200 productions in cutting-edge theater, dance, and music. Although the vast majority of the shows have adult themes, kids don't need to be left out of the festival experience. One show catering to the little ones is the Valley Forge Children's Theatre production of Wiley and the Hairy Man at the African-American Museum (September 3-11). In the eerie swamps and bogs of America's Deep South, young Wiley must outwit a very scary and unusually hairy man three times in order to save both himself and his mother.

Another kid-friendly offering at the Fringe is Jeffrey Benoit's Chariot of the Sun (the Actor's Center, September 6-17). This fast-paced introduction to Greek mythology is performed by Barrymore-winning actor Seth Reichgott and employs a combination of masks, mime, poetry and lots of audience participation in recalling the ancient stories of Phaethon, Pandora, and Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops.

Amanda Green, Jamie deRoy, Johnny Rodgers et al. Set for Birdland Season
By Michael Portantiere · Aug 31, 2005
Johnny Rodgers Jim Caruso and TheaterMania.com have announced the third season of 7pm Monday night concerts featuring top Broadway/cabaret performers and songwriters ...
Slater, Heche, Sparks, Tilly, et al. to Participate in Casablanca Reading for The Actors' Fund
By Brian Scott Lipton · Aug 31, 2005
Christian Slater (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Christian Slater and Anne Heche will star in The Actors' Fund of America's all-star reading of the screenplay of the
Richard Chamberlain, Sam Waterston to Perform in Berkshire Theatre Festival Benefit
By Brian Scott Lipton · Aug 31, 2005
Richard Chamberlain Richard Chamberlain and Sam Waterston will be among the special guest artists at the Berkshire Theatre Festival's annual benefit event, to be ...
Bedford and Feore to Star in 2006 Stratford Festival Shows
By Brian Scott Lipton · Aug 31, 2005
Colm Feore (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) A new production of the musical Oliver! with Colm Feore as Fagin, Dion Boucicault's London Assurance starring
Manhattan Rhythm Kings Announce Final Performance
By Brian Scott Lipton · Aug 31, 2005
The Manhattan Rhythm Kings The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, known for their singing and tap-dancing talents, will be make their final appearance as a group on ...
Pickin' Up the Pieces
By Peter Filichia · Aug 30, 2005
Filichia makes a return trip to Abyssinia in support of the North Shore Music Theater.