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A Night at the Opera House: The Music of Queen

30 November 2019
Brent Havens, Conductor

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.  

A Philly POPS Uptown Christmas

01 December 2019
David Charles Abell, Conductor

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. 

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season!

Dec 6-21, 2019
David Charles Abell, Conductor

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.

Christmas In The City 2

20 December 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

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.

Hamlisch: With Love

Broadway: Hamlisch, With Love
Jan 17-19, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

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


Feb 14-16, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

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.”

POPS Rocks Phil Collins: The Music of Genesis and Phil Collins

POPS Rocks Phil Collins
Mar 6-8, 2020
Stuart Chafetz, Conductor

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 Broadway Hits: Featuring Broadway Stars Live in Concert

Apr 4-5, 2020

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.

SONDHEIM: A 90th Birthday Celebration

Sondheim: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Apr 17-19, 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

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.

Sinatra: A Man and His Music

Sinatra: A Man and His Music
May 1-3, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

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!