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Upcoming Kimmel Center Events: January and February

 

 

This winter, cozy up indoors at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts. Listen to the sights and sounds of your favorite broadway tunes and dance ensembles. Experience the magic of theatre unfold before your eyes starring extraordinary talents. Check out our breakdown of must-see shows for January and February.

Les Miserables

Les Misérables

January 9 – 21

Academy Of Music | Multiple shows

 

Set in 19th-century France, Les Misérables shares the heart wrenching story of broken dreams, passion, and sacrifice. The timeless tale speaks to the survival of the human spirit. Enjoy the thrilling score of audiences’ favorites “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” and “One Day More”. Experience the uplifting and epic story with its glorious new staging and reimagined scenery.

Tango Fire

Tango Fire

Wednesday, January 31

Merriam Theater | 8 p.m.

 

The world’s leading tango company is gracing the Merriam Theater stage with its dynamic choreography. German Cornejo’s Tango Fire encompasses sensuality with unforgettable music by the great masters, Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel. The show combines authenticity and sophistication with the seductive and sultry side of tango. The passion of late night Buenos Aires comes to life via an incredible cast of the very best dancers.

Image China: Dragon Boat Racing

Image China: Dragon Boat Racing

February 7 – 8

Merriam Theater | 7:30 p.m.

 

This award-winning Chinese dance drama by the Guandong Song & Dance Ensemble tells the story of the most iconic pieces on Cantonese music. Based in the 1930s, Dragon Boat Racing connects the challenges of the Japanese occupation and two lovers. Their passion for music is just as strong as it is for each other. Explore the origin of how one of the most famous Cantonese compositions came to be and how it became a musical that inspired a nation.

Waitress

Waitress

February 13 – 18

Forrest Theatre | Multiple shows

 

Created by a groundbreaking all-female team, Waitress tells the story of an expert piemaker who desires a life away from her small town and loveless marriage. Then, a baking contest might just offer her a fresh start… Waitress is “a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway,” according to Marie Claire. Root on Jenna as she goes through a transformation to rebuild her life. The fun-filled show is truly the recipe for happiness that you’ve been craving!

Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!

February 27 – March 4

Academy Of Music | Multiple shows

 

The ten-time Tony® nominated show tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom. These two brothers desperately await superstardom writing their own hit play, while “rockstar” Shakespeare continues to be successful. It all changes when a local soothsayer foresees that the future of theatre is filled with singing, dancing and acting simultaneously. Nick and Nigel have an epiphany to create the world’s first musical. Join in on the fun as musical theatre is created right before your eyes!

 

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What show are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

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