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Upcoming Kimmel Center Shows: July & August

Known for its unmatched energy, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ shows are produced with incomparable talent. No matter if you are looking for a knee-slapping comedies or a heartwarming musical, there is an event for you. This summer, make it your duty to satisfy your theatrical appetite with the magic of The Kimmel Center. Check out our breakdown of must-see experiences premiering this July and August!

ShowStoppers Musical Theater Camp Presents: The Wiz

Merriam Theatre | Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m.

The ShowStoppers Musical Theatre Camp Presents: The Wiz. With big shoes to fill from the iconic star-studded film featuring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, this performance will not fall short of the original. Experience the magical dynamic with the young student artists who are sure to have you feeling the brand new day!

Bring It

Merriam Theatre | July 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

After their sold out 2016 summer tour, these ladies are back by popular demand… And they are ready to bring it! The Dollhouse from Lifetime’s hit series “Bring It” is coming to Philadelphia. The hip-hop majorette team take the stage by storm with a performance that will leave audience members awed. Fans are promised a mind blowing “all new, hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen” presentation that will spark “inspiration, motivation, and formation!”

Tim and Eric: 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour

Merriam Theatre | July 20 at 8 p.m.

This duo is back on the road in honor of the 10 year anniversary of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Come to experience the many goofs, riffs and bits that they have up their sleeve. To celebrate an incredible decade, they are set to perform a multitude of song and dance numbers in hopes to creating yet another memorable highlight in their comedic journey.


Academy of Music | July 26 – August 27 between 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We all have heard about the Land of Oz through the perspective of Dorothy. Now it’s time to hear why the Wicked Witch of the West may have been misunderstood all of these years. Discover the story about the young, smart and fiery woman in emerald-green skin. She’s everything that we thought she wasn’t, and she has a story to tell! Come to experience the electrifying untold story that will make you laugh and rethink everything that you’ve ever known to be the wickedest witch in fairytale history.

PNC Grow Up Great with Host Johnny Shortcake

Commonwealth Plaza | August 19 at 12 p.m.

If you have a little one who immediately jumps for joy at the sound of a melody, this interactive hour of fun is the place to be! Join Johnny Shortcake for a fun-filled afternoon of singing, dancing, and acting. The Kimmel Center is a proud recipient of partnership funding through the nationally recognized PNC “Grow Up Great” program. The $350 million multi-year initiative prepares children from infancy to age five for both academic and life success. Each and every month, the event is hosted at the Commonwealth Plaza. Come create memories that will last for years to come!


What shows and events are you most excited for at the Kimmel Center? Share with us in the comments!