Of Philadelphia's commercial theaters, the Forrest -- owned by the Shubert Organization -- is the best equipped to handle big musicals like Phantom of the Opera and Pippin, several of which take place here during the year. The venue is nothing short of spectacular. It should be: It was built for $2 million in 1927, a whopping sum back in those days. Gilbert and Sullivan and Yiddish Theatre launched productions at the Forrest. Today, it serves primarily as a roadhouse, although smaller and short-run acts do perform. Performances are usually Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm (occasionally Sun night as well) and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm.