On Stage: COVID starting to take toll on live performances again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Slambovian Circus of Dreams The Mummers Parade is a great Philadelphia tradition which dates back more than a century, has its roots in South Philadelphia and is always held on January 1. There is another Mummers tradition in Philadelphia which dates back more than a decade, has its roots in South Philadelphia and is always held on December 30. Some...

On Stage: Stomp returns to Philly at Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Stomp The musical stage show “Stomp” has been playing to packed houses for almost 30 years and its popularity is showing no signs of waning. The energetic and highly percussive show is coming back to Philadelphia from December 28-January 2 for an eight-show run at the Merriam Theater (250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-893-1999, www.kimmelculturalcampus.org)...

On Stage: ‘The Illusionists’ comes to Wilmington

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Illusionists Magicians seem to be omnipresent and magic shows pop up on entertainment calendars on a regular basis. Some of the shows make you shake your head in amazement – not at the complexity of the act but rather that venues would even book the act. There are some good shows featuring magic acts but it’s safe to say that they all pale in comparison...

On Stage: ‘Stomp’ away those holiday blues

Also, First State Ballet showcases The Nutcracker By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Stomp returns to the Delaware Valley, from December 26-30 for an eight-show run at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The musical stage show “Stomp” has been playing to packed houses for more than 20 years and its popularity is showing no signs of waning. The energetic and highly-percussive show is...