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Philadelphia may be known for its deep roots in American history, but this city is also one of the country’s best for arts and entertainment. This month, top-notch shows shine the spotlight on Philly’s vibrant theater scene, with award winning musicals, thought-provoking dramas and more. Read on for our picks.
Amy Gordon

If you’re looking for world-class theater, you’ve come to the right place. This month, Philadelphia’s most illustrious performing arts organizations present engaging productions on stages across the city and beyond. From family-friendly fun to dysfunctional family drama, these Can't-miss shows are sure to captivate audiences. Go online, call, or head to the box office to score tickets. Then all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Just in time for the holiday season, “Shrek The Musical” comes to life at the Walnut Street Theatre (825 Walnut Street, 215.574.3550, www. walnutstreettheatre.org) starting November 5. Bring the whole family to see this kid-friendly performance based on Dreamworks’ hit animated movie. The story follows a trio of travelers—a shy ogre, a chatty donkey, and an independent-minded princess with a secret—on an epic road trip of sorts, where they meet a cast of famous fairytale characters like Pinocchio, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and a talking gingerbread man. Theatergoers attending the matinees on November 16, 17, 23 or 24 can buy tickets for a pre-show tour of the venue, the oldest theater in the country and a National Historic Landmark.

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November 2019