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Opening this weekend at the African American Museum in Philadelphia is "Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection," an exhibit that features over thirty of the Motown group's stunning gowns along with rarely seen video footage, gold records and album covers, historic photographs, and contemporary magazine and news articles, conceived by Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes. Related programming includes concerts, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, and more
through June 30, 7th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia. In cooperation with Blair-Murrah Exhibitions.
The French farce "Boeing Boeing" takes the stage at Delaware Theatre Company, written by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, and directed by University of Delaware Professor Steve Tague. The fast-paced comedy won the Tony Award in 2008 for "Best Revival of a Play," features a cast of six, and is onstage through February 10 at 200 Water Street, Wilmington, DE.
Opening this weekend at the Mercer Museum is "Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball," showcasing female involvement in the sport since 1866 with photographs and memorabilia, including picture postcards, game programs, photographs and a first draft script and uniform from the movie "A League of Their Own," through March 17, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA. Opening day is Saturday, January 26, 10am-4pm with a lecture by exhibit curator, screening of the film "A League of Their Own," and autograph signing with Ruth Richard, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. Youth wearing their team jerseys or uniforms receive free admission.
International House presents "Brundibar and the Children of Theresienstadt," about the children's opera written by Czech composer Hans Krasa in 1938 and subsequently performed by Jewish children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, while Krasa was a prisoner there. The live musical tells the story of the children who gave 55 performances of the little opera, which was recorded for use as Nazi propaganda. Featuring an original script based on writings of prisoners, the play is performed by the International Opera Theater Sunday, January 27, 3pm, Tuesday, January 29, 10am, Wednesday, January 30, 10am, and Sunday, February 3, 3pm, the Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Morven Museum & Garden explores the sights and history of the New Jersey Pinelands with the new exhibit, "The Pine Barrens: A Legacy of Preservation," opening this Friday, January 25. The exhibit features 33 photographs, shot through the lens of photographer Richard Speedy, while also detailing the preservation history of the land, through April 14, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ.
- Public Radio