Like a Christmas gift you can’t wait to unwrap, Phildanco’s full-length "Xmas Philes" debuted Thursday night at the Annenberg Center. It's a very special addition to this season’s many holiday offerings.
Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez returns as the vocal headliner, and Wanamaker organist Peter Richard Conte is back, too. The popular David Charles Abell conducts. The show has are not one but three choirs. And Santa, of course.
As Elvis memorably sang, it can be a blue Christmas for many. BalletX opened its fall program Wednesday night at the Wilma Theater with two world premieres about holiday stress, But they're far from being downers.
Born in Liberia and raised in North Philadelphia and Germantown, Mayson writes about immigrants' struggles and triumphs. A licensed social worker, she hopes to “touch base with social service agencies, particularly those pertaining to mental health.”