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July 12, 2017

Kimmel Center announces more shows in 2017-2018 season lineup

Broadway hits, comedy acts, award-winning musicians and more coming to Philly

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The Kimmel Center is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, Philadanco, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and other art groups.

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.

'The Scott Brothers' House Party'

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
Merriam Theater

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'Kinky Boots'

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

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
Verizon Hall 

Renée Fleming in Recital

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
Verizon Hall

Lila Downs

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
Merriam Theater

'Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical'

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
Perelman Theater

'The Phantom of the Opera'

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

Nick Offerman: 'Full Bush' Tour

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
Merriam Theater

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia: Celebrating the Music of Thelonious Monk

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
Perelman Theater

Tickets for other Broadway Philadelphia shows in the 2017-2018 season, like "Les Misérables," "Waitress," "Aladdin" "Hamilton" and "The Color Purple" will become available at later dates.