Saturday, July 25, 2015

Defending The Caveman

Philadelphia native Vince Valentine is appearing in Philadelphia for a return engagement of Defending the Caveman and he’s funnier than ever. This show is uproarious as Vince deftly explains the differences between the sexes using personalized anecdotes. Dubbing his latest iteration, “Caveman 2.0”, this performance has a new contemporary caveman set.  While the basic premise is the same as the original Broadway smash hit written by Rob Becker, the show appearing at Penn’s Landing Playhouse through August 30 has been updated with videos, and references to cultural media. Vince has regaled audiences with laughter from Long Island to Hawaii. One of five Cavemen nationwide, he said he is given the freedom to add his own jokes and trade with the other four when discovering a quip that works exceptionally well with an audience. Vince has been performing in this show since 2004.  When asked how he keeps his performances fresh he replied, “You can never repeat a performance. You can only repeat the process that takes you there.” Every night is starting anew as he explodes with rip-roaring humor that gives insight into the variances of the male and female experiences and their expectations of each other, dating back, of course, to the time of the caveman. Tickets are available by calling 855-HIT SHOW (855-448-7469) online at or at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse box office. Penn’s Landing Playhouse is located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd (at Walnut St). The theatre is inside the Independence Seaport Museum.  Discounted parking is available in the Open Air/City of Philadelphia lot adjacent to the Seaport Museum.                                                         

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Wedding Singer

 Haddonfield Plays and Players, located at 957 East Atlantic Avenue in Haddonfield, is producing The Wedding Singer through August 8.  It is a witty musical about money and the lack of it, jilted lovers, triangles, friendship, and overcoming adversity.  Steve Stonis, portraying Robbie the Wedding Singer and Jayne Zubris, portraying his friend Julia, have several well-harmonized duets. Tricia Gardner, portraying Linda, the woman who jilts the Wedding Singer at the altar, not only belts out a tune but shows off her acrobatic ability as well.  Genna Garofalo, portraying Holly, also has a strong voice and is obviously well trained in dance as she treats the audience to several high kicks. Lisa Croce as Grandma Rosie is laugh-out loud hilarious when she speaks and moves as a “grandma”.   There is nothing old about the way she sings or dances, however. She can move and dance as well as anyone in the cast. This show will be playing for three more weeks.  Don’t miss a chance to see a really enjoyable show. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 856-429-8139 or visit online at

Friday, July 17, 2015

Philly POPS

Santa & Mrs. Claus will delight
children on July 21 at the Kimmel Center






On Tuesday, July 21, Victorian dressed carolers will perform outside the Kimmel Center.  At 10 a.m. guests, including 100 children and their chaperones will enter the Kimmel Center while the Philly POPS Brass Quartet performs Christmas music. In the lobby will be three Christmas trees surrounded by 100 bikes and helmets, tagged for each child.  A half hour program will include short speeches by dignitaries and The Philly POPS Festival chorus singing Christmas carols.  Following the program, the children, ages 3 to 17 will go to the Christmas trees to find their bikes provided by The Philly POPS and Friends of the POPS. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas sugar cookies and candy cane shaped soft pretzels will all help make a wonderful Christmas celebration, even if it is in July.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Defending the Caveman

Broadway’s Wildly Popular Comedy


              Is Once Again In 
              To Tickle Your Funny Bones


The longest running solo play in Broadway history  is back for a return engagement  July 9-August 30 at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse.

Defending the Caveman gives insight into contemporary feminism and masculine sensitivity. It makes us laugh at ourselves and all the ways men and women fight and make-up. This insightful play celebrates the inherent differences between the sexes and is a worldwide hit with productions in 45 countries, having played in more than 60 cities in North America. Philadelphia native Vince Valentine has been performing in Defending the Caveman since 2004 and has made several other appearances in local comedy productions. Tickets are available by calling 855 – HIT SHOW ((855-488-7469), online at or at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse box office. The playhouse is located at 211 S Columbus Blvd (at Walnut Street). The theatre is located inside the Independence Seaport Museum. Discounted parking is available in the Open Air/ City of Phila. lot adjacent to the Seaport Museum. For more information, visit or defending the