PVMS East to present ‘Mary Poppins’ with help of flying theater company |Feb 18, 2015

After soaring their way through “Peter Pan” two years ago, Perkiomen Valley Middle School East students are again ready to take flight, this time with a musical production of “Mary Poppins” that will feature upside-down tap-dancing and singing, much like the beloved Disney movie.

The Forge Theatre brightens winter with Neil Simon’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’ |Feb 16, 2015

The Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave. in Phoenixville, offers up a little bit of springtime with their next production, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park.”

Chester County Choral Society announces vocal performance contest winners |Feb 16, 2015

Four high school seniors won Chester County Choral Society’s 23rd Excellence in Vocal Performance Competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli.

Community Cinema brings special presentation of ‘American Denial’ to Colonial |Feb 4, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WHYY, is offering an advance screening of “American Denial,” a film by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers and Kelly Thomson.

Perkiomen Valley HS freshman to perform with HONOR Jan. 31 in Spring City |Jan 28, 2015

For Emma Cullen, music is about the act of creating and performing. It’s about the camaraderie with her fellow musicians. It’s not a competition.

Family-friendly musical duo Two of a Kind to celebrate 25 years at Colonial |Jan 20, 2015

Two of a Kind, the award-winning husband-wife duo, presents concerts for families and children of all ages, including songs, puppets, movement and stories — all with an emphasis on interaction and participation.

Chester County Choral Society announces annual vocal performance contest |Jan 14, 2015

For the past 20 years, the CCCS has hosted an excellence in vocal performance competition, open to any high school senior who resides, attends high school or studies music in Chester County. All winners are encouraged to perform the audition piece of their choice at the Choral Society’s Spring Concert on May 3 at 4 p.

Forge Theatre greets the New Year with ‘The Cemetery Club’ |Dec 30, 2014

The Forge Theatre continues its very successful season with a production of “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell.

The sounds of Sondheim fill the air as Facetime tackles the classic ‘Company’ |Dec 30, 2014

To marry or not to marry: that is the question Robert contemplates in the musical “Company.” He spends an evening with 10 of his close friends — five couples — observing their relationships to help him figure out if marriage is for him.

Go Commando kicks off the New Year at The Loft |Dec 25, 2014

LIMERICK >> The Loft at Landis Creek (formerly The Loft at Limerick Golf Club) will host a gala dinner party on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The festivities include a six-hour open bar, a surf and turf dinner and a sweets table.

Pa. Philharmonic to bring ‘Disney Fantasia Live’ to PASD’s new auditorium |Dec 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area School District is getting set to host a special performance of “Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert” when the Pennsylvania Philharmonic comes to town on Jan.

Chaplin’s to host ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ short film fest |Dec 13, 2014

SPRING CITY >> Chaplin’s Music Café is hosting an event that will feature short films that have a horror/thriller twist on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge to host Caroling at the Carillon |Dec 11, 2014

Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will host Caroling at the Carillon, a Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by Doug Gefvert playing the 58-bell carillon.

Casino revives Valley Forge Music Fair |Dec 11, 2014

UPPER MERION >> So you thought you said farewell to the fair nearly 20 years ago?

Couple with Phoenxville ties featured in new film |Dec 6, 2014

Director Matthew Bonifacio and his wife Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio discovered the hard way that simultaneously planning a wedding and shooting a movie can be a demanding proposition.

Hallelujah! Ursinus performs Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for the 77th year |Dec 5, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE >> For many people, the holidays mean celebrating traditions. At Ursinus College, that means performing Handel’s “Messiah” in its entirety. The school has produced a concert featuring this famous classical piece for the past 76 years.

International Ballet Theatre brings ‘The Nutcracker’ to Ursinus |Nov 26, 2014

It’s that magical time of the year again and IBT’s Clara, Nutcracker, Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy return on stage on Dec. 6.

Providence Chamber Orchestra presents ‘London for the Holidays’ |Nov 10, 2014

The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2014-2015 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville.

Main Line Symphony Orchestra to open 69th season at Valley Forge Middle School |Nov 3, 2014

The first concert of the 69th season of the Main Line Symphony Orchestra will take place on Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Valley Forge Middle School on Walker Road and Route 252 in Wayne. Samuel Singer has said “…The Main Line Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble that any mid-sized American city would be glad to claim for its own…”

‘Good Neighbors’ coming to the Berman Museum at Ursinus College |Oct 6, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE — “Good Neighbors,” opening at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Oct. 14, finds its starting point in the many possible notions of home and community, such as memories of a particular place or object, gatherings of like-minded individuals, or the unexpected juxtapositions that come from living in close proximity.

‘Fall in Love with Facetime’ and win tickets to SNL or Fallon |Sep 25, 2014

Facetime Theatre is planning its fourth annual fundraiser for Oct. 10 at the Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City, and it’s kicking it off with a fantastic raffle of VIP tickets to see “Saturday Night Live” or “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in New York City.

Phoenixville cellist with musical legacy set to release folk rock collaboration |Sep 19, 2014

Phoenixville’s arts and music scene continues to thrive as native Michael Ronstadt, along with his musical partner Aaron Nathans, get ready to release their new album, “Crooked Fiddle,” on Oct. 10. The duo will embark on an East Coast tour to promote their first collaborative effort.

Harpeth Rising to finally make local debut |Sep 12, 2014

Harpeth Rising was scheduled to make their debut at Chaplin’s on Feb. 13. But a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow throughout the area resulted in the oft-touring band’s first snow-related cancellation in its five-year history.

VIDEO: Lancaster filmmaker releases documentary short on Firebird Festival |Sep 11, 2014

Firebird Festival, the popular community celebration honoring Phoenixville each December, is the subject of a new short film by Lancaster-based filmmaker Josh Hankins.

Wet weather fails to wash out Phoenixville’s fifth annual Blues Fest |Sep 10, 2014

Music fans from throughout the area came to Reeves Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, for Phoenixville’s fifth annual Blues Festival. Despite scattered showers throughout the day, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the all-day jam featuring dozens of musicians.

Phoenixville prepares for fifth annual Blues Fest |Sep 2, 2014

Phoenixville is getting ready to groove to the blues in Reeves Park on Sept. 6 with their fifth annual Blues Festival. The all day jam, which features a wide variety of blues bands and musicians, begins at 12 p.

Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down |Aug 18, 2014

UPPER SALFORD — Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

VIDEO: Irish Thunder performs at Valley Forge |Aug 14, 2014

UPPER MERION — The thunder heard at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday night surprisingly meant beautiful weather and a song-filled evening.

Metalwork art and historical exhibit opens in Phoenixville |Aug 8, 2014

On August’s First Friday, the Historical Society of Phoenixville celebrated opening night of its new art exhibit, “Blasting Heavy Metal!” The evening was a special fusion of honoring the legacy of the Phoenix Iron Company with the future, by featuring local blacksmith artists.

Facetime Theatre presents ‘Tarzan the Stage Musical’ |Jul 31, 2014

Facetime Theatre’s Summer Stage II program will be the first in the area to present “Tarzan the Stage Musical” on Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at Ursinus College.

Metalwork exhibit to bring past, present together in Phoenixville |Jul 29, 2014

The public will have the chance to learn about Phoenixville’s history as a steel town and see artwork produced in a modern iron forge when the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area’s newest exhibit opens Friday.

US Army Field Band to play free concert at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge |Jul 24, 2014

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is celebrating its 65th anniversary in grand style.

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.