On Stage: Popa Chubby ready to shake off cabin fever and rock it at Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Popa Chubby Things are looking good for Popa Chubby. After more than a year of being sidetracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Popa Chubby is back in action with a new album and a series of live shows. On June 4, Popa Chubby will visit the area for a pair of shows at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Street, Sellersville, 215-527-5808, www.st94.com). Popa...

On Stage: James plays it ‘big’ in Love For Three Oranges

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Zachary James Zachary James is a Broadway and screen actor and an international opera singer who has performed in venues all around the world. Now, James call Philadelphia home and is performing with Opera Philadelphia. For the next two weekends, James will play a major role in Opera Philadelphia’s company premiere of “The Love for Three Oranges.” ...

On Stage: Larry the Cable Guy still makes ’em laugh

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry the Cable Guy Daniel Lawrence Whitney is coming to the area for a show at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem, 888-588-7279, https://parxcasino.com) it’s a show guaranteed to make you laugh. He is a world-famous stand-up comic as well as an actor, producer, country music artist and former radio personality. Audiences...

On Stage: Yamagata celebrates new album

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Rachael Yamagata When Rachael Yamagata performs on September 23 at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, 215-232-2100, www.utphilly.com), there will be many reasons for celebrations. Fans at the venue can raise a toast to celebrate the birthdays of a trio of music luminaries – John Coltrane, Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen. They can also...

On Stage: Dirty Dancing, ‘Succeed’ bring Broadway local

Also: Fab Faux, Katrina minus the Waves and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Dirty Dancing opens Tuesday and runs through April 5 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Over the next week, theater fans have two great options to attend popular musicals. One is the inaugural national tour of a recent Broadway hit based on a popular movie and the other is a staging of an oft-revived Broadway...