The fall theater season is here and the arts in Philadelphia will be hosting many entertaining shows at the most popular theaters in town. Musicals for adults and for the whole family are on the list. It can be the perfect night out for date night or a family affair on the weekend —there is nothing more entertaining than live theater in Philadelphia.
High Society
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-3550

Sept. 8 to Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.

High Society is based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry. The Cole Porter musical is about a young socialite bride to be, the potential “grooms to be” and the wedding of the year. The musical is filled with popular songs by Cole Porter, such as “Let’s Misbehave,” “Just One of Those Things,” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” This is a play not to be missed.

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Alvin And The Chipmunks
Tower Theater
S 69th St.
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(215) 922-1011

Oct 9 at 4:30 p.m.

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage!” is coming to Philadelphia. The show features the Chipmunks and Chipettes and will perform the hits during the interactive live show. The Chipmunks are set to perform hit covers by One Direction, Elvis Presley, Maroon 5 and more. The kids will love the special effects, musical numbers and of course, Alvin, and the Chipmunks. It’s great fun for kids and adults.

Bullets Over Broadway
Academy of Music
240 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 1

“Bullets Over Broadway” is based on a screenplay written by Woody Allen in 1994. It was a big hit in the cinemas and now it’s conquering the stage. A fun-filled story about gangsters, showgirls and the theater set in 1929 in New York City. Bullets Over Broadway runs this fall at the Academy of Music in Center City Philadelphia; don’t miss it!

The Book Of Mormon
Forrest Theatre
1114 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-1515

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 27

A Musical about missionaries sent around the world to spread the good word makes for hysterical entertainment, believe it or not. The religious satire was written by South Park comedy team Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The music was co-created with Robert Lopez, known for co-composing music for Avenue Q and Frozen.

Matilda The Musical
Academy of Music
240 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 29

Matilda the musical is based on the popular children’s novel written by Roald Dahl. The musical tells the story of a young girl with a vivid imagination set out change her destiny in life. The stage version is written by Dennis Kelly, while music and lyrics are written by Tim Minchin. Matilda the Musical has won many international awards, including a Tony Award.

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