Written by on 12.10.22

Now that the autumn months are in full swing, it’s time for the arts season to kick off in Philadelphia. There are many theatrical performances to see, plays, operas, and the opening of the 31st  Philadelphia Film Festival. The Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Broadway Series kicks off with a six-night run of Annie at the Miller Theater October 11-16 and continues with Les Miserables from November 2-13 and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical from November 22-December 4, both at the Academy of Music. Philadelphia Theater Company’s 2022-23 season opens with a world premiere of The Tattooed Lady, a new musical exploring the lives and legacies of a century of tattooed ladies from the 1880s through the 1980s, running October 28-November 20. Among the Philadelphia Orchestra’s fall slate is Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto October 13-15 at Verizon Hall. Plus, a Philadelphia premiere of the two-hander a hit dog will holler, where an online political commentator must examine her own legitimacy when agoraphobia prevents her from physically engaging in the very activism she boasts about online, playing November 2-20 at The Drake. Prices vary per performance. 

If the theater is not your thing, you may want to check out the 31st annual Philadelphia Film Festival, which is running now through October 30. All events are at the Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse Theater. The Ritz East in Old City will also be part of the festival this year. The festival will bring a slate of acclaimed features, documentaries, shorts, and more to the city. This year will feature 130 films from 40 countries Throughout the 12-day festival, look out for screenings, panel discussions, actor and director Q&As, and plenty of parties

Prices range from $175-1500 for badges. Higher priced badges include Q&A’s, discussions, parties, etc. TBD for individual film screenings


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