July 12, 2017
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced more shows in its 2017-2018 season lineup. While some tickets are already available, tickets for many productions go on sale Friday, July 14.
Below are some of the noteworthy shows that fans can score tickets to beginning Friday.
Twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott are stars of popular HGTV show "Property Brothers," where they find and transform ordinary homes into dream homes. The brothers also host various spin-offs of their original show, like "Brother vs. Brother" and "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling."
Now, fans of the brothers can see them in person at the Merriam Theater, one of the stops on their nationwide tour.
The Scott brothers will share their wisdom and reveal what we don't see on TV. The evening will also include door prizes and impromptu design consultations.
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Broadway's musical "Kinky Boots" was inspired by true events and takes the audience from a gentleman's shoe factory to a glamorous catwalk. The production features songs by Cyndi Lauper.
Tuesday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 8
Academy of Music
Herbie Hancock was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2016 and is currently working on a new album. The legendary pianist and composer will perform at Verizon Hall in the fall.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Renée Fleming, opera singer and soprano, will make her Verizon Hall debut in 2017.
She was awarded a National Medal of the Arts in 2013 and also won a Grammy Award for best classical vocal solo that same year.
Monday, Oct. 16
This fall, Lila Downs will perform as part of the Kimmel Center’s ¡Philly En Vivo! series.
"As a devoted human-rights activist, Lila includes lyrics in her songs that highlight current issues relating to social justice. Lila will be touring on behalf of her most recent album, 'Balas y Chocolate,' which went platinum in Mexico," according to a press release on the show.
Sunday, Oct. 22
In "Disenchanted!" forget the fairy-tale princesses you think you know. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella are here to set the record straight.
"These royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!" the show promises.
Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will return to Philadelphia as part of a new North American tour.
The beloved story and score – with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You" and "Masquerade" – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this "The Phantom of the Opera" one of the largest productions currently on tour.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 12
Academy of Music
Actor/comedian Nick Offerman will return to Philly in the fall. According to a press release, he will be sharing "a collection of his sawdusty musings on survival in the wild, living with enthusiasm, and most importantly, the cultivation of fulsome body hair."
Saturday, Nov. 4
Trumpet player and educator Terell Stafford will lead the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program celebrating Thelonious Monk. The performance will also feature guest pianists Orrin Evans and Eric Reed.
Saturday, Dec. 2