Entertainment

On stage this summer in the Phoenixville area |Jul 16, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — Methacton Community Theatre will present its summer musical “Oliver!,” July 18 through July 26 in Collegeville. The popular show, with book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist.

Colonial Theatre to host Jewish short film series |Jul 16, 2014

Retreat from the summer heat and delight in the Summer Shorts Film Series presented by The Kehillah of Chester County at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. The series, which will feature the screenings of contemporary Jewish short films from around the world followed by lively discussions, will be presented on consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.

Local teens and kids to perform ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.’ in Phoenixville |Jul 15, 2014

Travel with us to a quaint French village where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. Come see “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” as presented by Firebird Theatre.

Firebird Theatre to present ‘Shrek: The Musical’ |Jul 15, 2014

Once upon a time, there was an animated film about a lovable ogre named Shrek and a beautiful princess named Fiona... And now, that story comes to life on the stage in “Shrek: The Musical!”

Theater News in Brief: ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Oliver!’ coming to Collegeville |Jul 10, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — Methacton Community Theatre will present its summer musical “Oliver!,” July 18 through July 26 in Collegeville. The popular show, with book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist.

The Blob Invades Phoenixville |Jul 7, 2014

During the weekend of July 11 through the 13 Sci-Fi, horror, B film movie fans and curiosity seekers will converge on downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual “BlobFest.”

Chesco Pops Summer Series includes performance at Phoenixville Area Middle School |Jul 1, 2014

The Chester County Pops Orchestra will present three concerts in July 2014. Performances will take place at:

Washington Memorial Chapel presents Summer Carillon Concert Series |Jun 18, 2014

Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will present the 2014 Frank P. Law Summer Carillon Concert Series.

Phoenixville resident to perform with professional orchestra |Jun 13, 2014

A Phoenixville resident is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Devin Doherty spends his days as an investment specialist, but next Saturday, he will be spending a night playing his trumpet with world-class musicians.

Forge Theatre goes ‘Full Monty’ to close out 2013-14 season |May 29, 2014

The Forge Theatre closes out its 2013-2014 season with the musical “The Full Monty,” directed by Wendy Mirto. This hit musical, with a book by Terence McNally and a score by David Yazbek, is an Americanized musical version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name.

Steel City Coffee House welcomes A.J. Croce |May 5, 2014

For singer songwriter A.J. Croce, fame and fortune was never on the radar of this highly-gifted artist. Standing in the shadow of his late father, music legend Jim Croce, A.J.’s desire for creative self-expression was a necessity early on.

CEC Associates sponsors environmental film at the Colonial |Apr 21, 2014

The Colonial Theater will be showing the movie “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” next weekend in honor of Earth Day, which is this Tuesday.

Third Dinner and a Show promotion to feature Jazz 5 Pack |Apr 4, 2014

The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is gearing up to host the latest “Dinner and a Show” event on Sunday, April 6. The CEDC has partnered with the Community Music School (CMS) in Trappe for the event, which will feature a live musical performance by Philadelphia area band the Jazz 5 Pack.

Steel City Coffee House presents ‘Night of Extraordinary Guitars’ |Apr 3, 2014

If you are a fan of acoustic guitar, consider hading to Phoenixville Saturday when Steel City Coffee House presents a “Night of Extraordinary Guitars.”

Steel City to host benefit concert for PACS |Apr 1, 2014

Tin Bird Choir, A Fistful of Sugar, Sweetbriar Rose and Kicking Down Doors are playing a benefit show this Friday at Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville.

Area youth take the stage for Devon Prep’s ‘Oklahoma!’ |Mar 19, 2014

Devon Preparatory School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at 7 p.m. on March 27, 28 and 29 at the Devon Prep Auditorium, 363 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon, Pa.

Spring-Ford students to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’ |Mar 17, 2014

This being the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” Spring-Ford Area Senior High School is paying tribute to the classic story and marking new grounds for musicals done at the high school level.

It’s a musical month of March at Ursinus College |Mar 10, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The month of March is full of musical events at Ursinus College. All events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

PAMS to transport audiences to Whoville |Mar 5, 2014

The Phoenixville Area Middle School Proudly presents “Seussical Jr.” March 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the middle school.

PVMS West Drama Club to venture down the Yellow Brick Road |Mar 2, 2014

ZIEGLERVILLE – The Perkiomen Valley Middle School West will remind everyone that there’s no place like home with their musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” to take place March 7-9 in the school auditorium.

Facetime Theatre Summer Stage to present ‘Tarzan’ |Mar 2, 2014

Facetime Theatre’s Summer Stage program will be the first in the area to present the musical “Tarzan,” based on the hit Disney movie and featuring the music of Phil Collins, including the Grammy- and Oscar-winning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart.

St. John’s to host Susquehanna University Choir concert |Feb 24, 2014

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, is pleased to present the Susquehanna University Choir in concert on Sunday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

Kimberton Waldorf to perform a ‘thoroughly modern’ musical |Feb 21, 2014

The high school students at the Kimberton Waldorf School are working hard to get ready for their production of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which opens this week.

Ursinus to present ‘Dinner and a Show’ promotion with first large-scale musical |Feb 19, 2014

Ursinus College is getting set for its “Dinner and a Show” event, which will be a run of the Broadway musical “Wonderful Town” from Feb. 26 through March 2.

PHOTOS: Rock & Roll After School holds grand reopening at new Collegeville location |Feb 17, 2014

When Rock & Roll After School’s Supergroup opened their set with Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Night” Wednesday night, they were setting the tone for the rest of the evening.

Classically trained folk band Harpeth Rising to rock out Chaplin’s |Feb 11, 2014

Anyone looking for some excitement in the Spring-Ford area this week need not look further than Chaplin’s Music Café.

Ramblin Jack Elliott brings his folksy musical stylings to Steel City |Feb 6, 2014

He is a highly respected artist who has been on a musical odyssey for about, believe it or not, 60 years. He has appeared with such musical legends as Woody Guthrie, the Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson, among others.

Chesco Pops return to Phoenixville for winter concert |Jan 21, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE — Chester County’s premier orchestra, the Chesco Pops, will make the Phoenixville swing of its annual winter concert series this weekend.

‘Glass Menagerie’ brings out an intensity in Youth Theater |Jan 20, 2014

Last weekend, the Spring-Ford Youth Community Theater showed a new side of their theater.

The Kennedys return to Phoenixville on an all-request tour |Jan 13, 2014

Longtime Steel City patrons will remember the Kennedys as one of the touring acts who once made regular visits to the coffeehouse. After three years of supporting Nanci Griffith, the dynamic duo is back to headlining shows.

David Brenner to present ‘Comedy Stars of Tomorrow’ at Valley Forge |Dec 23, 2013

David Brenner has made audiences laugh across the country, from small clubs in Philadelphia to huge stages in Vegas, to the set of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Phoenixville Area Middle School chorus takes third in B101 competition |Dec 16, 2013

For fans of Philadelphia radio station B101, the start of the holiday season each year means two things: 24/7 access to Christmas music on the radio and the station’s annual Christmas Choir Competition.

Dog Day Afternoon — National Dog Show is back! |Nov 11, 2013

She once honed her skills on a softball field. Not anymore. Most weekends will find 13-year-old Berkeley Thompson dressed in conservative blazer and skirt, hair pulled back, scooting around a ring with her Viszla, Paisley, at an American Kennel Club conformation show.

Pumpkin Fest brings fun activities to downtown Phoenixville |Nov 1, 2013

On Oct. 27, members of the community of Phoenixville celebrated the fall season with the borough’s second Pumpkin Festival. Hosted by RISE, which is an organization made up of Phoenixville area churches, the event and its many activities took place all afternoon along Main Street, as well as in the parking lot of Bridge and Main Streets.

Pennypacker Mills begins Holiday Tours Nov. 26 |Oct 29, 2013

Schwenksville, PA – From a vintage-inspired Christmas tree to exquisite room displays, Christmas at the Pennypackers’ is a feast for the eyes.

Peter Pan On Stage in Trappe |Oct 24, 2013

Family Stages returns to Trappe in November with James Barrie’s classic tale of youthful joy and adventure, Peter Pan. Performances are set for Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 PM and Monday, November 11 at 10:00 AM.

A Stitch in Time: A Brief History of American Quilts |Oct 21, 2013

One of the world’s most collected antiques is also one of the coziest. As winter comes on full steam ahead, all of us are seeking to cuddle up with a hot cup of tea under a warm quilt. Happily, Americans are preserving our quilting heritage.

‘Pennhurst Asylum’ returns for 5th season |Oct 18, 2013

Those looking for an epic fright at a haunted location look no further than Spring City - Pennhurst has opened its gates for its 5th annual Halloween season.

‘Spooky Towne’ to feature Grammy-nominated author and musician |Oct 15, 2013

Towne Book Center and Café in Collegeville will host the always popular “Spooky Towne” on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm, when author and musician Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. will perform stories and songs from his book “The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts”.

Skippack Village’s Winetober Fest benefit celebrates wine, food, dogs and giving |Oct 8, 2013

People have been raising their wine glasses to celebrate time-honored traditions since long before ancient Greek and Roman philosophers scribed their insights. Some might suggest that whenever we sip our favorite Chianti, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rosé or Bordeaux, we’re indulging in the fruitfulness of the present while simultaneously reflecting on fragments of history.

Organizations benefit from Bacon Bros. show |Oct 7, 2013

The Bacon Brothers and their band returned to the Colonial Theatre on the evening of Sept. 28 to play their 4th fundraiser concert event. Members of the community enjoyed a lively show and supported two great causes by attending the evening’s festivities.

Phamous Phil’s to star on TV’s Food Network |Sep 30, 2013

For those of you who noticed the numerous trucks and vans in the parking lot of Phamous Phil’s BBQ throughout last week, here’s the scoop – Phamous Phil’s is going prime time – at least for short bit.

Lower Providence celebrates Community Fall Festival on Oct. 5 |Sep 27, 2013

Lower Providence Township is hosting its Community Fall Festival on Oct. 5 that you won’t want to miss. The 26th annual Community Fall Festival, held at the township complex (100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville) will feature many different things and have something for everyone.

Spring-Ford Boys Soccer to Host Fundraiser |Sep 25, 2013

The Spring-Ford Boys Soccer Team will host it’s annual “Night Under the Lights” Mini Camp Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Scenes from Taste of Spring-Ford: Ram Country Fair |Sep 25, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 22, the 4th annual Taste of Spring-Ford took place on the grounds of the Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center. The event, which is a fundraiser for Spring-Ford High School Football, was themed “Ram Country Fair’as it was help outdoors for the first time in its history.

Macaroni Kid hosts 3rd Annual Picnic in the Park Community Fun Day Saturday |Sep 25, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, Macaroni Kid Reading-Pottstown invites the entire community to come out and join in a fun-filled day to raise money for a great local non-profit organization, Children’s Home of Reading.

Music and Market Festival brings tunes to Main Street |Sep 25, 2013

In early October, borough residents won’t have to go far to hear some live bands.

Scarecrow Festival returns to Skippack |Sep 16, 2013

A duo of small businesses is once again teaming up to hold their fourth Scarecrow Festival in Skippack Village on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The two shops, Heart’s Desire and Floral & Hardy, are located across the street from one another and often combine efforts to hold special events.

4th annual Blues Fest sets new attendance record |Sep 13, 2013

Music fans from throughout the region came to Reeves Park on Saturday Sept. 7 to enjoy a full day of live music at Phoenixville’s fourth annual Blues Festival. Dozens of musicians took to the stage from noon until 10 p.

Mother Goose to entertain children at Pennypacker Mills |Sep 9, 2013

On Sept. 28, Pennypacker Mills will host ‘Meet Mother Goose’, a special theatrical performance featuring the talents of Blue Bell resident Carol Spacht, who performs as historical characters (including Betsy Ross and Martha Washington) for thousands of people in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and has a degree in theatre along with extensive experience performing for children.