RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:24:57 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville Area Middle School students prepare to present 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.']]> Phoenixville Area Middle School students are getting into their roles in preparation for their production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." March 5-7 at 7 p.m.

Cast members were on hand and in costume for the middle school's Beauty and the Beast Jr. breakfast where community members could meet and talk with them.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:38:42 -0500 2015-02-27T17:38:42-05:00 2015-02-27T17:38:42-05:00
<![CDATA['The Art of Science' exhibit opens at Franklin Commons]]> The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons will hold a unique exhibition themed "The Art of Science," beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., which will run until April 10. The gallery will display scientific-related works ranging from sculptural FM radios to detailed paintings of skin cells and more.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:06:14 -0500 2015-02-27T09:06:14-05:00 2015-02-27T09:06:14-05:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: PVMS East students perform high-flying stunts in 'Mary Poppins']]> PERKIOMEN >> Perk Valley Middle School East's high-flying production of the musical "Mary Poppins" is set to open Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The students practiced performing with the flying equipment provided by theater stunt equipment company Flying by Foy this week during dress rehearsals. The school is the first middle school to attempt the highly technical production, which was released in November.

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<![CDATA[Chesco Pops presents 'Requiem' Sunday in Phoenixville]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> The Chester County Pops Orchestra will take the stage Sunday to perform one of the most beloved pieces of choral music written in the past 30 years.

The orchestra will present "Requiem," the beloved work of John Rutter, March 1, at 3 p.m. at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 386 City Line Ave.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-02-26T02:00:00-05:00 2015-02-26T14:52:23-05:00
<![CDATA[St. John's to present Susquehanna University Choir concert in Phoenixville]]> Beloved composers Bach and Mendelssohn will be complimented by music of composers that are actively writing today when the Susquehanna University Choir comes to Phoenixville March 8.

St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville, will host the choir in concert on Sunday, March 8, at 7 p.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:52:17 -0500 2015-02-26T14:52:17-05:00 2015-02-26T14:52:17-05:00
<![CDATA[PVMS East to present 'Mary Poppins' with help of flying theater company]]> 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.

"Mary Poppins" will take the stage in East's Spahr auditorium at 7:30 p.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:38:23 -0500 2015-02-18T22:38:23-05:00 2015-02-18T22:38:23-05:00
<![CDATA[The Forge Theatre brightens winter with Neil Simon's 'Barefoot in the Park']]> 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."

This 1963 Tony Award-winner for Best Play has been pleasing audiences for generations. The delightful story tells of newlyweds Paul and Corie, their new apartment, her Mother, nutty neighbors and more.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:22:58 -0500 2015-02-16T12:22:58-05:00 2015-02-16T12:22:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Choral Society announces vocal performance contest winners]]> 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.

Tenor Abu Akki from Unionville High School earned the first place award of $1,000.

"Abu has a beautiful, distinctive voice," his voice teacher, Alan Wagner says.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:00:22 -0500 2015-02-16T11:00:22-05:00 2015-02-16T11:00:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Community Cinema brings special presentation of 'American Denial' to Colonial]]> 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.

"American Denial" sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:06:44 -0500 2015-02-04T12:06:44-05:00 2015-02-04T12:06:44-05:00
<![CDATA[Perkiomen Valley HS freshman to perform with HONOR Jan. 31 in Spring City]]> 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.

Still, it's never a bad thing when you've picked up your first award before you even have your driver's license.

Cullen, a freshman at Perkiomen Valley High School, closed out a very eventful 2014 by winning the 2014 PHL Live Center Stage award in the pop category.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:01:37 -0500 2015-01-28T12:01:37-05:00 2015-01-28T12:01:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Family-friendly musical duo Two of a Kind to celebrate 25 years at Colonial]]> 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.

For 25 years, David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans of Two of a Kind have been delighting audiences of all ages with their music, humor and audience participation.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:29:36 -0500 2015-01-20T16:29:36-05:00 2015-01-20T16:29:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Choral Society announces annual vocal performance contest]]> 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.

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