Performance and classical music listings

Posted: September 07, 2007

Theater

¡Tengo Un Arma! Mexican play about a clown who kidnaps a child. Closes 9/15. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-2822. www.walkingfishtheatre.com. $15 advance; $20 day of show.

13 Lemonade Ave. Fast-pace hour of monologues & stories that run the gamut in style, tone & subject matter. Closes 9/15. 215-413-1318. Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-413-1318. www.playsandplayers.org. $10.

Assassins Dark musical comedy about the lives of nine people who tried to assassinate a president. Closes 10/14. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org. www.ardentheatre.org.

Blended Edge Theatre Company: theAtrainplays Series of one-act plays set on a NYC subway. Closes 9/9. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.myspace.com/blendededge. $15.

The Fantoccini Brothers Return Cabaret that traces humanity's strange & often sordid relationships with puppets through the ages. Closes 9/9. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686. www.mumpuppet.org. $15.

The Full Monty Musical version of the hit British movie. Closes 10/6. Montgomery Theater, 124 Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. www.montgomerytheater.org. $12-$24.

It Runs in the Family Mistaken identities, double entendres & puns populate the 6th annual Cooney farce. Closes 9/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211, www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $10-$22.

Je'Caryous Johnson's Whatever She Wants Starring Vivica A. Fox. Closes 9/16. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-732-5446; www.imreadyproductions.com. $32.50-$35.50.

Kicked One-man play about a cop investigating a young girl's disappearance. Closes 9/15. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; 215-733-0255. www.lanterntheater.org. $10.

Man of La Mancha Musical based on Cervantes' novel, 'Don Quixote.' Closes 10/21. Walnut Street Theatre - Main Stage, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550; www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $10-$67.50.

Project X/X: The City of Sisterly Love Satire examining gender-bending relationships in Philadelphia. Closes 9/14. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.interacttheatre.org. $15.

Quick Silver Dark, surreal play blending acting, puppetry & music. Closes 9/16. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.interacttheatre.org. $20.

Reviving the Lecture Circuit "Celebrities" discuss their accomplishments live & in-person. Closes 9/15. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-2822. www.walkingfishtheatre.com. $5.

*FREE* Sports Centered Short comedy that examines men & sports. Closes 9/8. Tattooed Mom, 530 S. St.; 215-238-9880. www.myspace.com/tattooed_mom.

Stone Soup Theatre Arts: Stone A man tasked with delivering a stone finds it is growing in size as he travels. Closes 9/9. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.stonesoupkitchen.org. $15.

Sweetie Pie Contemporary interpretation of classical tragedy. 215-413-1318. Closes 9/15. Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-735-0630. www.livearts-fringe.org. $20.

Tapestry Theatre: Cecily & Gwendolyn's Fantastical Balloon Ride Improvised piece about two Victorian women taking a balloon ride. Closes 9/8. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.etapestrytheatre.org. $10.

Tattooed Lady Play exposes dark side of the human condition. Closes 9/14. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0210. www.societyhillplayhouse.org. $15-$20.

Theophilus North Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder. Closes 10/7. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $29.

The Timeless Story Songs of Harry Chapin Singer/songwriter Scott Sivakoff stars. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200; www.act2.org. $22.

Wicked: National Tour Musical about the life of the Wicked Witch of the West. Closes 9/9. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999; www.wickedthemusicaltour.com. $30-$138.

Snow White & the Little People Musical adaption of the Grimm Brothers tale. Closes 9/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211, www.hedgerowtheatre.org. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $10; $8 children. 9/8 11 am & 1:30 pm.

Butterflies are Free A man moves into an apartment & meets a very attractive neighbor. Will his overbearing mother break up the budding romance? Closes 9/22. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; 610-296-9245; www.footlighterstheater.com. $12.

The Girl With the Silver Eyes Mystery based on a Dashiell Hammett story. Closes 9/29. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; 866-811-4111; www.pcstheater.org. $15; $8 students.

Park Your Car In Harvard Yard Highly acclaimed comedy by Israel Horovitz. Reservations required. Closes 9/8. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; 609-466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. $25.25-$27.25 includes dessert.

A Deadly Briefcase Interactive "whodunit" features comedy, romance, intrigue & murder. Closes 3/29. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Reservations required: 215-925-8880. www.bistroromano.com. $42.95 includes hors d'oeuvres & four-course dinner.

Here's Killing You, Kid! Dinner & a murder mystery that spoofs film noir. Reservations required: 215-794-4051. Closes 12/29. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; www.peddlersvillage.com. $44.95.

A Little North of South Musical comedy set during the Civil War in a town that straddles a state line dividing North & South. Closes 10/27. Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 N. Bridge St., Christiana; Reservations required: 610-593-7013. www.freedomchapeldinnertheatre.com. $21.50-$46.50.

Nunsense Musically hilarious misadventures. Closes 9/30. New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd., Ardentown; 302-475-2313. www.newcandlelighttheatre.com. $47; $30 children

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding Hilarious, interactive Italian-style wedding comedy. Closes 9/30. Spirit of Philadelphia Cruises, Columbus Blvd.; 800-660-8462. www.spiritcitycruises.com. $93.

Classical Music

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea: Father Alphonse Stephenson, Conductor The Great Auditorium, Pilgrim & Ocean Pathways, Ocean Grove; 732-775-0035. www.oceangrove.org. $18-$23. 9/8 8 pm.

A Touch of Classical: Tchaikovsky Melodies from the Russian master's Fifth Symphony. Longwood Gardens, Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000. www.longwoodgardens.org. $30; $14 children 15 & under. 9/8 9:15 pm.

*FREE* West Chester Concert Band All-volunteer community band formed in 1986. Caln Municipal Building, 253 Municipal Dr., Thorndale; 610-384-0600. 9/9 6:30 pm.

Access to Art Summer Chamber Music: Duo Fresco Classical guitarist Christopher Kenniff & violist Brett Deubner. First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 3344 Dune Dr., Avalon; 609-465-3963. www,duofresco.com. $20; $15 students & seniors. 9/8 7 pm.

*FREE* Faculty Recital: Joseph Silverstein & Awadagin Pratt, Violinist & Pianist Brahms, Schoenberg, Ravel & Franck. Curtis Institute of Music - Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-7902. www.curtis.edu. 9/9 8 pm.

*FREE* Momenta String Quartet Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200; 610-328-8535. www.swarthmore.edu. 9/10 12:30 pm.

*FREE* Shostakovich Centennial Celebration With the Alexander String Quartet Lafayette College - Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts, 111 Quad Dr., Easton; 610-330-5009. www.lafayette.edu/~artscntr/williams. 9/7 8 pm.

Amici Opera Company: The Jewels of the Madonna Fully-staged opera. Dock Woods Community, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. www.dockwoods.com. $22; $20 advance, seniors & students; $10 children under 12. 9/9 2:30 pm.

Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore Dinner & a musical presented by the Savoy Company. Closes 9/9. Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., Cape May; 609-884-8409. www.chalfonte.com. $40; $18 children. Performance: 5 pm; dinner buffet: 6 pm. 9/9 5 pm.

Ocean City Pops With Keystone State Boychoir A salute to Mario Lanza with tenor Michael Fabiano & Keystone State Boychoir. The Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. www.oceancitypops.org. $10-$15. 9/9 7:30 pm.

Dance

Koresh Dance Company Artist Showcase Show features company repertory, local dancers, choreographers, poets, musicians & more. Koresh Dance Company, 2020 Chestnut St.; 215-751-0959. www.koreshdance.org. $10. 9/8-9/9 6 & 8 pm.

Pasion y Arte Flamenco Company: Geografia Intima Flamenco music & dancing. International House of Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125. www.pasionyarte.com. $15. 9/13-9/15 7 pm.

*FREE* Philadelphia Live Arts Festival: Sonic Dances Travelling dance performance incorporating site-specific aspects of various Philadelphia locales. Dilworth Plaza, 1400 JFK Blvd.; 215-636-1666. 9/8 5:30-6:30 pm.

Other Performances

Judy Gold Brash & outspoken comedy act. Cosmopolitan Club, 6426 Lower York Rd., New Hope; 215-862-5221. www.thecosmopolitanclub.com. $20 cover; $10 minimum. 9/7 7:30 & 9:45 pm.

Philadelphia Fringe Festival: Tongue & Groove 10-person improvisational comedy group. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.interacttheatre.org. $10. 9/13-9/15 9 pm.

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