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The ups and downs, ins and outs of local theater in 2015

There was plenty to remember-onstage and off-in local theater the past year

Fun peeks through in dark, weird 'Matilda'

Despite its unconventional content and approach,‘Matilda’ entertains.

Classic-rocker Ian Anderson finally embraces the real Jethro Tull

For his current solo tour, Ian Anderson looked to his storied band's namesake for inspiration.

2015 PMA Walk of Fame inductees

THE 2015 PMA Walk of Fame inductees include: Billie Holiday: Famed mid-20th-century blues-jazz singer, born in Philly in 1915. The Roots: The eclectic funk-rap-soul-rock-pop combo is the house band on "The Tonight Show" and the city's go-to musical unit.

‘Disgraced’ talks a good game, but ultimately falls short

Talky and stagey, Ayad’s Akhtar’s “Disgraced” takes a lot of swings at today’s ethnically polarized and paranoid America, but seldom lands a punch.

Framing 'Rizzo'

ALTHOUGH based on Sal Paolantonio's definitive biography, Frank Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America, Theatre Exile's "Rizzo" is not a by-the-numbers recreation. Director Joe Canuso said there is little mention of Rizzo's early, pre-police-force, years. And author Bruce Graham has created scenes and dialogue for the story's sake.

Let 'Gypsy' entertain you at Media Theatre

Star Krissy Fraelich doesn’t quite measure up, but comes close enough to make‘Gypsy’ a winner

For Broadway titan McDonald, a chance to drop the 'mask'

Broadway megastar Audra McDonald will discuss her life and career — and sing a few tunes — Wednesday at the Merriam Theater.

New cabaret to bring Broadway RRazz-le dazzle to Center City

Big-time cabaret returns to Center City with the opening of The Rrazz Room inside the Prince Theater

Plane talk about AyCee Air Show

All eyes will be on the skies as the 2015 Atlantic City Air Show takes off Wednesday morning