The Wilma Theater http://wrti.org en Satchmo At The Waldorf: The Man Behind The Legend http://wrti.org/post/satchmo-waldorf-man-behind-legend <p></p><p>As The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia stages the Terry Teachout play about the legendary trumpet player Louis Armstrong, Susan Lewis explores the life and work of this musical icon.</p><p><a href="http://www.wilmatheater.org/production/satchmo-waldorf" target="_blank"><strong>Information about <em>Satchmo At The Waldorf</em> at The Wilma Theater through December 2nd.</strong></a></p><p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:15:22 +0000 Susan Lewis 4762 at http://wrti.org Satchmo At The Waldorf: The Man Behind The Legend James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego http://wrti.org/post/james-braley-life-marital-institution-real-george-washington-painter-william-t-trego <p>Jim Cotter speaks with storyteller James Braley about his one-man show, <i>Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour</i>), now at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia through July 16th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.</p> <p>Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 14:11:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & Eric Brannon 2568 at http://wrti.org James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum http://wrti.org/post/two-shakespeare-productions-philadelphia-dracula-festival-rosenbach-museum <p>David Patrick Stearns takes us to two new Shakespeare productions: the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Otello</i> at the Academy of Music, and <i>Macbeth</i> at the Wilma Theater.</p> <p>As Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts its annual Dracula Festival, Susan Lewis considers Bram Stoker's famous vampire and his impact on contemporary culture.</p> Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:07:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2419 at http://wrti.org Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched http://wrti.org/post/composer-andrea-clearfield-chronicles-narnia-franklin-institute-wilma-theaters-scorched <p>A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where <em>The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition</em>, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits The Wilma Theater as it produces the English translation of <em>Scorched</em>, by Wajdi Mouawad. The play, originally written in French, has been produced over 100 times worldwide since its 2003 premiere.</p> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:06:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2092 at http://wrti.org Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched The Wanamaker Organ in Concert--In Search of Missing Masters--Stoppard's Rock 'n Roll http://wrti.org/post/wanamaker-organ-concert-search-missing-masters-stoppards-rock-n-roll <p>Ahead of a historic performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Macy's Center City Philadelphia, Jim Cotter speaks with Peter Richard Conte, the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, and co-host of WRTI's Wanamaker Organ Hour.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns looks back on the history of the Wanamaker Organ and explores the workings of the world's largest functioning musical instrument.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at <i>In Search of Missing Masters </i>at the Woodmere Art Museum. The Chestnut Hill museum's new show of African American art highlights works that have been missed by the art history books.</p> <p>Jason Peifer considers the Tom Stoppard play <i>Rock 'n Roll</i>, as the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia opens its 30th season.</p> Sat, 27 Sep 2008 20:08:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2024 at http://wrti.org The Wanamaker Organ in Concert--In Search of Missing Masters--Stoppard's Rock 'n Roll PlayPenn Conference--The BalletX Project--Centennial Celebrations of Ocean Grove Pipe Organ http://wrti.org/post/playpenn-conference-balletx-project-centennial-celebrations-ocean-grove-pipe-organ <p>Jason Peifer explores the process of developing new plays at the fourth annual PlayPenn Conference in Philadelphia</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the All-Female Choreographers Project of Philadelphia's BalletX. The contemporary program at The Wilma Theater features three new works. </p> <p><em>Philadelphia Inquirer </em>music critic David Patrick Sterns reports on centennial celebrations of the Great Auditorium pipe organ at Ocean Grove on the Jersey Shore.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:11:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1997 at http://wrti.org PlayPenn Conference--The BalletX Project--Centennial Celebrations of Ocean Grove Pipe Organ Kimmel Center's Ann Ewers--Pottstown Symphony--The Role of Theater Directors--Local Carillons http://wrti.org/post/kimmel-centers-ann-ewers-pottstown-symphony-role-theater-directors-local-carillons <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts President and CEO Ann Ewers.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns on the rise and fall of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes a look at the historic role of the theater director. We'll hear from the Wilma Theater's Blanka Zizka, and Seth Rozin of the InterAct Theatre.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits several area carillons; they're large musical instruments consisting of bells that live at the top of tall towers.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:34:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1980 at http://wrti.org Kimmel Center's Ann Ewers--Pottstown Symphony--The Role of Theater Directors--Local Carillons Conductor Christoph Eschenbach -- <em>Eurydice</em> at the Wilma -- Delaware Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/conductor-christoph-eschenbach-emeurydiceem-wilma-delaware-museum-art <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Christoph Eschenbach -- now in his final weeks as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us to the underworld of <em>Eurydice</em>, by Sarah Ruhl, at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. An original score from Toby Twining was composed for the Wilma's production of the play.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum which uses art to both tell and inspire stories.</p> Sat, 03 May 2008 20:05:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1965 at http://wrti.org Conductor Christoph Eschenbach -- <em>Eurydice</em> at the Wilma -- Delaware Museum of Art Christopher O'Riley--Rosenbach Museum and Library--the role of stage managers http://wrti.org/post/christopher-oriley-rosenbach-museum-and-library-role-stage-managers <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Christopher O'Riley. The broadcaster and pianist is in recital at the Kimmel Center on Feb 29th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the Rosenbach Museum and Library.</p> <p>Jason Peifer has a behind the scenes look at the role of the stage manager. We'll hear from stage managers of the Arden Theatre, the Wilma Theater, and the Walnut Street Theater.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:49:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1939 at http://wrti.org Christopher O'Riley--Rosenbach Museum and Library--the role of stage managers Remembering Pianist Glenn Gould -- Amadeus http://wrti.org/post/remembering-pianist-glenn-gould-amadeus <p>Pianist Simone Dinnerstein talks about the legendary Glenn Gould and the digital re-performance of his 1955 <i>Goldberg Variations</i>. Dinnerstein, whose own version of Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations </i>has reached the top of the classical music charts, tells us if technology can replicate the man. Also, <i>Amadeus</i> at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater is reviewed.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2007 19:25:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 1876 at http://wrti.org Remembering Pianist Glenn Gould -- Amadeus