Performance and classical music listings

Posted: September 27, 2007

Theater

Amadeus Combines intrigue, suspense, comedy & passion. Closes 10/27. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. www.wilmatheater.org. $37-$60.

Antigone Timeless story by one of the great authors of Greek tragedy, Sophocles. Reservations: 610-282-3192. Closes 10/7. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; www.desales.edu. $18-$27.

Assassins Dark musical comedy about the lives of nine people who tried to assassinate a president. Closes 10/21. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org. $27-$45.

Defending the Caveman Opens 10/4. Longest running solo show in Broadway history. Written by Bob Becker. Closes 10/7. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $47.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Philadelphia premiere of outrageous comedy spoof. Closes 10/13. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630. www.playsandplayers.org. $15-$25.

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. $16-$24. 9/21-9/22 8 pm. 9/23 3 pm. 9/27 7:30 pm.

I Do! I Do! Musical chronicling 50 years of marital challenge & triumph. Closes 10/21. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-6664. www.brtstage.org. $34-$42.

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.

The Lonesome West Comedy about two warring Irish brothers & a priest who tries to aid them. Closes 10/6. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St. www.lanterntheater.org.; 215-829-0395. $25-$35; $22-$30 seniors; $15-$25 students.

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.

Menopause The Musical Hilarious celebration of women & "the change." Closes 5/20. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.societyhillplayhouse.org. $45.

Miss Saigon Beloved musical from the minds of composer Claude-Michel Schönberg & lyricist Alain Boublil. Closes 10/14. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100; www.mediatheatre.org. $22-$39.

A Night in the Old Marketplace Magic tale set to Klezmer music. Closes 10/21. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. www.princemusictheater.org. $30.

Say Goodnight Gracie Tony Braithwaite portrays George Burns in this one-man tour de force. Closes 10/21. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200; www.act2.org. $25-$40.

Search For Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe Jennifer Childs in Jane Wagner's multi-character solo comedy. Closes 10/21. 1812 Productions, 825 Walnut St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $12-$34.

Sunshine Two lost souls come together in this compelling play from one of America's premier playwrights. Closes 10/7. New City Stage Company, 825 Walnut St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $16-$18; $14 students & seniors.

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. $30-$48.

Peter Pan Take a journey to Never Never Land. Closes 9/30. Cumberland Players at the Little Theatre, Sherman Ave. & South East Blvd., Vineland; 856-692-5626. www.cumberlandplayers.com. $10.

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.

Anything Goes Cole Porter's famous musical. Closes 9/29. Playcrafters Theatre, Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005; www.playcrafters.org. $12.

Beyond Therapy Madcap comedy about two singles seeking love & finding romance. Closes 10/14. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 Lancaster, Villanova; 610-519-7474. www.theatre.villanova.edu. $20-$24.

Clothes Encounter A farce full of double meanings, mistaken identities & sexual innuendo. Closes 9/30. Dutch Country Playhouse, 795 Ridge Rd., Telford; 215-234-0966. www.dutchcountryplayers.com. $12; $10 seniors 60 & over & children 12 & under.

Cole Musical based on the life of Cole Porter, featuring many of his hits. Closes 10/14. The Little Theatre (Sketch Club), 433 Glover St., Woodbury; 856-848-8089, www.sketchclubplayers.org. $15; $13 seniors.

Done to Death Group of mystery authors find themselves having to solve a series of actual mysteries. Closes 10/6. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139, www.haddonfieldplayers.com. $14-$16.

Falsettos Pierrot Productions presents this drama about a family undergoing crisis when the father leaves to pair up with another man. Closes 10/7. MCCC - Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-570-3333, www.kelseytheatre.net. $16; $12 seniors; $10 students & children.

The Fantasticks Musical, dessert & beverages. Closes 10/27. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. $25.50-$27.25.

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.

The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams' classic play. Closes 9/29. The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing; 609-771-1855. www.tcnj.edu.

The Mousetrap Mystery based on an Agatha Christie novel. Closes 9/29. Presented by The Village Playbox. First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights, 28 Seventh Ave., Haddon Heights; 856-547-6139. www.villageplaybox.org. $12; $9 seniors; $6 students.

The Vagina Monologues Award-winning play written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds benefit the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Closes 9/29. Barone Studio, 19B N 7th St., Perkasie; 215-703-3206. baronephotography.com. $15.

Wit Drama about an English professor who takes an intellectual approach to dealing with her terminal cancer. Closes 9/30. West Chester University - E.O. Bull Mainstage, BG18 Elsie O. Bull Center, West Chester; 610-436-3463. www.wcupa.edu/cvpa. $12; $8 students & seniors.

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

Concert to Celebrate Life Evening of pops, Broadway & classical music. Benefits the Hospice & Home Care Programs. Haverford School - Centennial Hall, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-254-1410. www.haverford.org. $25. 9/28 8 pm.

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Broadway Showstoppers Special guests sing tunes from Tony Award-winning shows with the Pops. Trenton War Memorial, 200 Barracks St., Trenton; 609-984-8400; www.phillypops.org. $30-$75. 9/29 8 pm. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999, www.phillypops.org. $26-$100. 9/30 3 pm. 10/3 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Khaner Plays Reinecke Christoph Eschenbach conducts. Rihm, Reinecke & Stravinsky. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$113. 9/28 2 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: All-Brahms Christoph Eschenbach conducts. Violin soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $23-$133. Reception 6 pm; concert 7 pm. 9/29 7 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring Christoph Eschenbach conducts. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$33. 10/2 7 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Midori Plays Britten Midori plays Britten's Violin Concerto. Debussy & Berlioz. Eschenbach conducts. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$123. 10/4 8 pm.

1807 & Friends With Jennifer Montone, Hornist String quartets by Mozart, Beethoven & Debussy. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215 438-4027. astro.temple.edu/~rgreene/1807. $17. 10/1 7:30 pm.

Astral Philadelphia: Astral at 15 - Past & Present Chamber music by R. Strauss, Mozart & Brahms. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515. www.astralartisticservices.org. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students age 29 & under. 9/30 3 pm.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Steinberg Performs Berg Stravinsky, Harbison, Persichetti & Berg. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.chamberorchestra.org. $20-$77. 9/28 7:30 pm. 9/30 2:30 pm.

David Kim, Violinist Works by Handel, Grieg & Sarasate. Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. $15; $12 seniors; $10 students. 9/30 3 pm.

*FREE* Dolce Suono Chamber Music: Metal & Wood Band Handel, Dowland, Kreutzer, Schulhoff & Piazzolla. Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-690-3489. www.dolcesuono.com. 10/1 12:30 pm.

*FREE* Hildegard Chamber Players Works by Amy Beach, Sylvia Glickman, Shulamit Ran & Heidi Jacobs. Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200; 610-328-8535. www.swarthmore.edu. 9/30 3 pm.

*FREE* Liebesfreud Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. www.liebesfreud.org. 9/28 5:30 pm.

Petronel Malan, Pianist Pianist from South Africa. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332, www.petronelmalan.com. $20. 9/30 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Master Class With Midori, Violinist Music class led by renowned violinist Midori. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $8. 10/3 4:30 pm.

PRISM Saxophone Quartet Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; Reservations: 215-438-5282. www.prismquartet.com. 9/30 8 pm.

*FREE* Simone Dinnerstein, Pianist Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200; 610-328-8535. www.swarthmore.edu. 9/28 8 pm.

*FREE* Studio Recital: Xiang Gao, Violinist Performance in the Loudis Recital Hall. University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589. www.udel.edu. 9/29 8 pm.

*FREE* V.S. Narasimhan, Violinist Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-896-1333. 9/30 3 pm.

AVA: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Opera singing competition. Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.avaopera.org. $34. 10/2 7:30 pm.

*FREE* Sacred Music & Sing-a-Long Hymns Concert of sacred music & sing-a-long hymns. Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene, 3044 W. Germantown Pike, Eagleville; 610-539-3333. www.fairviewvillagechurch.org. 9/30 6 pm.

Dance

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Award-winning folk dance troupe featuring choreography steeped in Mexican cultural influences. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). www.mccarter.org. $39-$52. 9/29 7:30 pm.

Dance Saints Dance 2007 Praise & mime dancers from across the US. Call for tickets: 800-595-4849; University of the Arts - Gershman Hall (Gershman Y), 401 S. Broad St.; 215-446-3033. www.dancesaintsdance.com. $18.50-$39.50 advance; $26.50-$55.50 day of show. 9/29 3 & 7 pm.

Jersey Peppermint Dance Club: Ballroom Dancing 1st. & 3rd. Thu. Dance lessons & party. Light refreshments. St. Michael's Social Hall, 406 Memorial Ave., Gibbstown; 610-558-4556. $10. Dance lesson 7 pm -8:30 pm. 10/4 8:30-10:30 pm.

*FREE* Miro Dance Theatre: Open Studio Series Audiences see & respond to new dance & video works in progress, as well as previous pieces from the Miro repertoire. 215-962-4773. Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave.; 215-787-2600. www.mirodancetheatre.org. 10/4 6-8 pm.

Yin Mei - Nomad: The River Evening-length dance-theatre piece for seven performers. Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. www.brynmawr.edu. $18; $15; seniors; $10 students; $5 children 12 & under; free for Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore students, faculty & staff. 9/28 8 pm.

Other performances

David Sedaris Noted NPR commentator, humorist & author. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. $36-$42. 10/2 8 pm.

Spirit of Camden: Resurrection Through Dance Song, dance & musical production about the perception of & realities of Camden. Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Second & Cooper Sts., Camden; 856-964-8300. www.waltwhitmancenter.org. $20. 9/28-9/29 8 pm.

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