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Upcoming Kimmel Center Shows: November

This month, The Kimmel Center encompasses a variety of performances for the entire family to enjoy! Whether you’re a local resident or you’re coming home for the holidays, find quality time and unforgettable moments here with loved ones. The most sought-out performances in Philadelphia are set to satisfy any cultural appetite. The November calendar is completely packed with theater, comedy, ballet, orchestras, melodic rock band, and many more to choose from. Check out our recommendations of must-see shows premiering this month.

The Phantom of The Opera

The Academy of Music
November 1 – November 12

The breathtaking production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera returns to Philadelphia on its new North American tour. This “bigger and better than ever” rendition features the iconic songs “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade.”  The cast is accompanied by an orchestra of 52, making this The Phantom of The Opera one of the largest productions currently touring! Come to experience the classic story told like never before.


Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour

Merriam Theater
November 5

Food Network star, Alton Brown, returns with a new tour filled with the same old antics he’s known for. There will be songs, multimedia presentations, audience participation and, of course, food demonstrations that are bigger and better (and potentially dangerous)! Of the new tour, Brown teases, “You’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” Don’t miss this fascinating mix of food, science, creativity, and entertainment.


On Edge

Merriam Theater
November 9 – November 12

Witness choreography that’s pushed to its limits in new and exciting ways! On Edge’s program consists of three vibrant ballets. The production features the world premiere by esteemed choreographer, Helen Pickett, and new work from Matthew Neenan. This original, humorous and contemporary three-part performance will bring dance to the forefront in ways that you’ve never seen before.


Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

The Academy of Music
November 15

The Pennsylvania-native and former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, returns to his home state. Moderated by Academy-Award winning writer and playwright, Aaron Sorkin, the evening’s conversation will hit topics that matter most. Vice President Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. Each ticket includes a copy of Vice President Biden’s memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.


Lindsey Stirling

The Academy of Music
November 16

Sensational violinist, dancer and artists, Lindsey Stirling, makes a stop in Philadelphia for her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour. Witness her innovative violin-driven electronic music for an entrancing cinematic experience. Within minutes you’ll see why Forbes named her fourth on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. This powerhouse show will also include an appearance by artist Alexander Jean.


An Evening with Dream Theater

Merriam Theater
November 19

Dream Theater comes to Philadelphia in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Images Words and Beyond on their tour. The legendary group performs with exceptional energy in a emergent chapter of their melodic hard rock invention. Dream Theater is synonymous with dynamic expertise and relentless creative passion. Experience rock & roll in a new-age progressive form!


Finding Neverland

Academy of Music
November 21 – November 26

Finding Neverland tells the incredible story of one of the most beloved tale: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles for inspiration until four young brothers and their widowed mother comes to town. With the help of a little pixie dust, Barrie takes a monumental leap of faith. Don’t miss the heartwarming story that Vogue exclaims as, “…a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”


Hillary Clinton Live

The Academy of Music
November 30

It’s been quite the year for former Senator, Secretary of State, First Lady and 2016 Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Join her for an evening of conversion with a personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny perspective. Follow her through the journey of What Happened, her new book, as opens up about her experience as a woman in politics like never before.


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