Joining the POPS for this 50th anniversary celebration is acclaimed Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, whom POPS fans will remember from the POPS’ sold-out 50th Anniversary Sgt. Pepper Celebration concert series in 2017.
Philly's favorite holiday tradition jump starts the season with an exciting new twist! This year, the POPS makes its Christmas debut at The Met Philadelphia with A Philly POPS Uptown Christmas. These two special performances will star Tituss Burgess of Little Mermaid and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame and last year's beloved Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez. Conducted by Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell, the performance will also feature another POPS fan-favorite — The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir.
In an exciting new expansion of its POPS Rocks brand, The Philly POPS announces A Night at the Opera House: The Music of Queen, a one-night-only performance, November 30, 2019, at The Met Philly.
This performance will bring the legendary songs of Queen to the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House’s incredible stage, and in blending the genres of rock and opera, the show pays homage to the transformation of the Met itself—a once-opera house turned to a Live Nation venue.
After the energy and sparkle of his hugely successful 2013, 2014, and 2015 Christmas shows, audiences eagerly anticipated Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell’s holiday homecoming. Joining in for the fun is Broadway royalty Mandy Gonzalez — fresh from her breakout performance in Hamilton — returning her incandescent warmth and fabulous dresses to Philly’s favorite holiday tradition. Last Christmas, audiences fell in love with Mandy’s celestial vocal power and infectious charm. The program will also feature the Melodica Men, two Juilliard and Peabody Conservatory graduates who achieved fame on YouTube with their hilarious videos. They are true virtuosos of an under-appreciated musical instrument.
Last year’s hit Christmas in the City show reprises at the Xcite Center with an all-new set of shimmering BIG Band Christmas hits! Christmas in the City 2 features Charl Brown, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist from Motown The Musical, alongside frequent POPS collaborator and hometown talent Tiffany Jones — all backed by the unforgettable swing of The Philly POPS BIG Band, featuring POPS Principal Trumpet Matt Gallagher. Todd Ellison, Philly POPS Music Director, conducts.
Todd Ellison gets personal with this heartwarming program dedicated to his mentor and longtime friend. Dynamic vocalist Ashley Brown returns from her colossal Sinatra & Friends performance from last season
As a celebration of Aretha’s incomparable contribution to American popular music, The Philly POPS pays its RESPECTs with the dynamic combination of Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw. The program features Aretha’s signature renditions of “Chain of Fools,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Respect.”
Philly’s Biggest Rock Band turns up the volume with frequent guest conductor and rock specialist Stuart Chafetz in this tribute to an icon—featuring Broadway rock 'n’ roll headliner Aaron Finley from “Rock of Ages” and “Kinky Boots” with acclaimed percussionist and Temple University graduate Brian Kushmaul. It’s “Easy Lover,” “One More Night,” “Two Hearts,” “Another Day In Paradise,” and the unforgettable “In The Air Tonight.”
Disney’s treasured classics have made an indelible mark on the Broadway stage with hits like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. For over two decades, Disney’s Broadway adaptations have charmed audiences around the world.
Now, The Philly POPS brings Disney’s trademark magic to the Met Philadelphia in this Spring Break program, featuring world-class Broadway performers, including original Disney Broadway talent.
David Charles Abell, who premiered a new Sweeney Todd in Zurich this year, brings the best of Sondheim to Philly in a big birthday bash, starring some of the world’s best “Sondheimians” Liz Callaway, Fra Fee, and Damian Humbley.
The program highlights some of the most memorable greatest hits from Sinatra’s nine-time GRAMMY-winning career—it’s "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," "One for My Baby," "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Kind of Town," "It was a Very Good Year," and "I’ve Got a Crush on You." A show that’s certain to make you feel SOOO young!