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December 27, 2017

Theater shows to check out in Philly this January

Upcoming must-see shows include the winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play

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"Les Misérables" Matthew Murphy/Broadway Philadelphia

"Les Misérables" will be at the Academy of Music this January.

This January, head to a local theater production with friends or family. 

Upcoming must-see shows include a beloved musical, a comedy classic and the winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

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"Les Misérables"

For those unfamiliar with the musical, "Les Misérables" is set in 19th-century France and follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of Jean Valjean.

The score includes the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home" and "One Day More."

Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 21
$25-$130 per person
Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

"A Doll's House"

Arden Theatre Company will present Simon Stephens' version of "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen this January. 

The play, which originally premiered in 1879, is still shockingly relevant today. It examines marriage, money and power.

“We wanted an intimate space for this production because it puts you inside of a marriage, behind closed doors. To that end, we’ve reconfigured the Arcadia Stage to bring the audience as close as possible," said director Terrence J. Nolen.

Tickets start at $37 with discounts available for groups, seniors, students, military and educators.

Thursday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 25
Starting at $37 per adult
Arden Theatre
40 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-8900

"You Can't Take It With You"

This January, Allens Lane Theatre in Mount Airy will present the comedy classic, "You Can't Take It With You."

The 1930s play became an Academy Award-winning film and later, the play revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play on Broadway.

Grandpa Vanderhof and his family, the Sycamores, are a madcap group of eccentrics. Their hobbies include collecting snakes and building fireworks in the basement. Things like stress, jobs and paying taxes are for other people, not for them.

When Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s vice president, the family tries its best to straighten up to meet the in-laws but, of course, things go awry.

Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 28
$25-$30 per person
Allens Lane Theatre
601 W. Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 248-0546

"The Humans"

On the Walnut Theatre's main stage, catch "The Humans" this January. 

The Tony Award-winning play is described as humorous, hopeful and heart-tugging by the theater. Its plot centers on the hopes, dreams and fears of the American middle class.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, March 4
$20-$87 per person
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-3550