‘Aladdin: A Musical Panto’ is People’s Light holiday show

People’s Light will present Aladdin: A Musical Panto, an adventure story infused with the adrenaline of video gaming. The holiday show follows a young ne’er-do-well and his animal pals as they discover a mysterious lamp, rescue a princess, pilot a magic carpet, and save their village from an evil villain. Written by Samantha Reading and Pete Pryor, with music and lyrics by Michael Ogborn, Aladdin conquers the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern from November 15, 2017-January 7, 2018. People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org.
“We had so much fun letting this genie out of the bottle!” says director Pete Pryor. “This season’s Aladdin is sure to delight with new adventures, fresh faces, and those company stalwarts who have made our own brand of holiday hilarity a family tradition.”

Philadelphia Dance Projects, in partnership with American Opera Projects, presents an “Informance” presentation of Wolf-in-Skins,

Philadelphia Dance Projects, in partnership with American Opera Projects, presents an “Informance” presentation of Wolf-in-Skins, the original dance opera by choreographer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears, on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 PM at Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center.

The culmination of a creative artist residency to further development of Wolf-in-Skins, this Informance is a work-in-progress showing where dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work and then participate in a conversation about the work, their ideas and inspirations with the audience.  Philadelphia Dance Projects presented the first act of Wolf-in-Skins in 2013, and this work-in-progress  presentation reunites many of the singers and dancers who participated in the previous first act workshop.

In Wolf-in-Skins, kings, foundlings, wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill the dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales.  Preserving pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements, it views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics through a contemporary lens.

Tickets at $10.00 each can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883.