Performance and classical music listings

Posted: February 15, 2008

Theater

Adventures in the Skin Trade B. Someday presents this coming-of-age tale by Dylan Thomas. Closes 2/16. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255; www.bsomeday.org. $18.

Affluenza! A dazzling display of wit & word play. Closes 3/8. Montgomery Theater, 124 Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. www.montgomerytheater.org. $16.

Aspects of Love Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Closes 2/23. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-735-0630. www.playsandplayers.org.

Black Gold 6 actors play over 80 roles in this fast-paced, futuristic satire of class, race, greed & America's insatiable appetite for oil. Closes 2/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900. www.interacttheatre.org. $15-$27.

A Body of Water Lee Blessing's new play explores the fluid nature of memory. Closes 2/17. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200; www.act2.org. $30-$40.

Chicago the Musical: National Tour Closes 2/17. State Theatre Center For The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton; 610-252-3132. www.chicagothemusical.com. $50-$55.

Dollface Musical set in the 50's about a lady with more ambition than talent. Closes 2/24. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. www.princemusictheater.org. $30.

Ethel Waters, His Eye is On the Sparrow Drama/musical about African-American jazz songstress. Closes 2/24. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211, www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $20-$30; $20 seniors; $10 children under 18.

The Fantasticks Musical about fathers attempting to keep their children from falling in love. Closes 2/24. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.fantasticksthemusical.com. $47.

The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams classic of 20th century American theater. Closes 3/22. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $29.

Grace Luna Theater Company presents the Philly premiere of this provocative play by Craig Wright. Closes 2/17. Walnut Street-Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-704-0033. www.lunatheater.org. $20-$35.

M. Butterfly Philadelphia Theatre Company presents this beloved, Tony-winning play. Closes 2/17. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. www.phillytheatreco.com. $52-$64.

The Master & Margarita A girl hopes the new, colorful man in town may help her wrongfully-imprisoned boyfriend escape. Closes 2/23. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686. www.mumpuppet.org. $25-$35.

Memory House Comedy/drama about a teen contemplating her future & relationship with her mother. Closes 3/1. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-4330. www.flashpointtheatre.org. $15-$18; $12-$15 students & seniors.

Menopause The Musical Hilarious celebration of women & "the change." Open run. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0210. www.societyhillplayhouse.org. $45.

The Miracle Worker Dramatization of the story of Helen Keller. Closes 3/2. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-3192. www.desales.edu. $18-$24.

Mr. Bailey's Minder Debra Oswald's heartfelt look at the beauty of redemption & forgiveness. Closes 3/9. Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550; www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $28.

The Price Arthur Miller play about two brothers forced to confront the choices they've made. Closes 3/2. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550; www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $10-$57.50.

Roosters Passionate portrait of a Latino family told through live music, Capoiera & hints of Spanish language. Closes 2/24. Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. (near 2nd & Market); 215-922-4462; www.theatreexile.org. $15-$40.

Sara Felder's June Bride One-woman comedy about same-sex marriages. Closes 2/16. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.paintedbride.org. $25.

Skylight Two lovers reunite in an apartment where their wills & personalities clash. Closes 2/24. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; 215-829-0395. www.lanterntheater.org. $15-$35.

Souvenir Fictional biography of musically infamous socialite Florence Foster Jenkins as told by her accompanist. Closes 2/17. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100, www.mediatheatre.org. $35-$39; $32.50-$35 seniors; $22-$25 children.

Wittenberg Playwright David Davalos' tale of the Protestant Reformation told through the eyes of Dr. Faustus, Martin Luther & Hamlet. Closes 3/16. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org. $27-$45.

Ying Tong: A Walk With the Goons Comedy based on BBC's famous radio series 'The Goon Show.' Closes 3/16. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824; www.wilmatheater.org. $37-$52.

Cinderella The classic fairy tale of a maid, her evil stepsisters, a smitten prince & a single glass slipper. Closes 3/8. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211, www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $10; $8 children.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead Set in England in 1377, this play examines the loyalty, friendship & courage to be true to oneself. Closes 2/24. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $28.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Ohev Shalom Players present this beloved modern Broadway classic. Closes 3/2. Ohev Shalom, 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro; 215-322-9595. www.ohev.org. $20-$30.

Freedom Bound Story of the Underground Railroad. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.keswicktheatre.com. $7. 2/19 10:15 am.

The Princess & the Pea Classic Hans Christian Anderson story of the search for a "true princess." Closes 2/17. Cumberland Players at the Little Theatre, Sherman Ave. & S.E. Blvd., Vineland; 856-692-5626. www.cumberlandplayers.com. $6.

The Valentine A man must best an evil queen who is keeping him from his sweetheart. Closes 2/23. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100, www.mediatheatre.org. $10; $9 seniors; $8 children.

Baby Tells of 3 couples as they deal with the universal experience of pregnancy. Closes 3/2. Vasey Hall, 800 Lancaster, Villanova; 610-519-7474. www.theatre.villanova.edu. $20-$24; $18-$22 seniors; $7 students.

The Best Man Political drama by Gore Vidal. Closes 2/23. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; 866-811-4111; www.pcstheater.org. $15; $8 students.

Comedy Tonight Student-directed short plays. Closes 2/17. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Jimmy Leeds Rd., Pomona; 609-652-9000, www.stockton.edu/pac. $8; $6 seniors & students.

Lyrics of Love & Laughter Based on the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Closes 2/23. Coatesville Cultural Society, 143 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville; Reservations required: 610-384-1790; www.coatesvilleculturalsociety.org. Donations requested.

My Favorite Year The Pennington Players pay tribute to the pioneering era of live broadcast television. Closes 2/24. Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-570-3333, www.penningtonplayers.org. $16; $12 seniors; $10 students & children.

Oklahoma! The King of Prussia Players presents this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 2/23. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Audubon; www.kofplayers.org. $17; $12 seniors, students & children.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy Oregon mental institution rather than in prison. Closes 3/8. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139, www.haddonfieldplayers.com. $14.

*FREE* Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters: Black History Celebration Burlington County Freeholders present performances in celebration of Black History Month. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Cinnaminson; 609-265-5068. www.bcfootlighters.com. 2/16 1, 4 & 7 pm.

Wintertime Collaborative Act Studio explores the most in-depth of human primal urges in this play by Charles Mee. Closes 2/16. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. www.roadcompany.com. $12; $10 seniors.

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

Death by Disco Without a Cue presents this interactive mystery dinner theater production. Closes 4/26. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. www.withoutacue.com. $44.95.

Evening in the Colonial Kitchen 18th-century meal prepared by food historians & performances by actors portraying historical figures. Closes 3/31. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. www.peddlersvillage.com. $17.95; $9.95 children 10 & under.

Lend Me a Tenor Comedy about the troubles that ensue when an opera star arrives late for opening night. Closes 3/1. New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd., Ardentown; 302-475-2313. www.newcandlelighttheatre.com. $49; $32 children.

Smokey Joe's Cafe Bucks County Playhouse presents this rock-n-roll musical. Closes 2/17. Bucks County Country Club, 2600 York Rd., Jamison; 215-862-2041. www.buckscountyplayhouse.com. $44-$55 includes brunch or dinner.

Classical Music

Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra Trenton War Memorial, 200 Barracks St., Trenton; 609-984-8400; www.trentonsymphony.org. $5-$25. 2/17 3 pm.

*FREE* Newark Academy Orchestra St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-735-1416. www.saintmarksphiladelphia.org. 2/17 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra Connection: Music for Strings & Piano Works by Shostakovich & Britten w/commentary by the performers. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. www.philorch.org. $20. 2/17 2:30 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Dutoit Returns Works by Debussy, Beethoven & Janacek. Charles Dutoit conducts, soloists include pianist Radu Lupu. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $38-$123. 2/15-2/16 8 pm. 2/17 2 pm. 2/19 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Strauss' An Alpine Symphony Also includes a piece by Mozart. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $38-$123. 2/21 8 pm.

State Symphony of Mexico Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. www.grandopera.org. $33-$39. 2/21 8 pm.

Symphony at the Circus Annual youth concert. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Immaculata; 610-647-4400 ext. 3473. www.immaculata.edu. $10; free for children 11 & under. 2/17 3 pm.

Adeline Tomasone, Flutist Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 856-225-2700. rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. 2/20 noon.

Camerata Ama Deus: Vivaldissimo All-Vivaldi program performed on Baroque instruments. Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-688-2800, www.voxamadeus.org. $20; free for students. 2/17 4 pm.

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester & Friends Small ensemble performs works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Puts, Schoenfield & Piazzola. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. www.astralartisticservices.org. $16; $14 seniors; $5 students. 2/17 3 pm.

Hector Olivera, Organist Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $19-$28. Pre-concert artist talk 2:15 pm. 2/16 3 pm.

Iskander Zakirov, Pianist St. John's United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main St., Lansdale; 215-855-5489. www.st-johns-ucc.org. Donations accepted. 2/17 4 pm.

*FREE* Noon Organ Concert Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd., Abington; 215-887-4530. www.apcusa.org. 2/19 noon.

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Piotr Anderszewski, Pianist Works by Bach, Schumann & Szymanowski. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $22.50; $10 students. 2/18 8 pm.

Skylark Ensemble St. John's Lutheran Church, 1224 Melrose Ave., Melrose Park; 215-635-3465. www.saintjohnslutheranmelrosepark.org. $10; $5 students; free for children 12 & under. 2/17 3 pm.

Turtle Island String Quartet Longwood Gardens, Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000. www.tisq.com. $85 includes tapas; $55 show only. 2/21 7:30 pm.

Choral Society of Montgomery County: An Evening of Choral Masterworks Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; 215-641-6518. www.mc3.edu. $15; $10 students & seniors; $5 children under 12. 2/16 8 pm.

Curtis Opera Theatre: L'eisir D'Amore Fully-staged production of the Donizetti opera. Curtis Institute of Music-Opera Studio, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-5252. www.curtis.edu. $22. 2/15-2/16 8 pm. 2/17 2:30 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: Cyrano The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-732-8400 or tix@operaphilly.com. www.operaphilly.com. $7-$205. 2/15 8 pm. 2/17 2:30 pm.

Opera Delaware: The Gondoliers Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. www.operade.org. $25-68. 2/15-2/16 8 pm. 2/17 2 pm.

*FREE* Valentine Concert & Reception: Aspects of Love Academy of Vocal Arts students sing arias & love songs. Reception follows. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Rd., Elkins Park; 215-635-4185. www.stpaulselkinspark.org. 2/16 7 pm.

Dance

*FREE* Face Da Phlave Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton; 609-267-9660. www.facedaphlave.com. 2/15 7-8:30 pm.

Group Motion Friday Night Workshop Philly's longest running improvisational workshop with live music led by Manfred Fischbeck & Brigitta Herrmann. Kumquat Dance Center at Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215-387-9895. www.groupmotion.org. $20; $15 seniors & students. 2/15 8-10 pm.

India Jazz Suites Indian dance master Pandit Chitresh Das teams up with Emmy-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. www.brynmawr.edu. $18; $15 seniors; $10 students; $5 children 12 & under. 2/15 8 pm.

*FREE* Merian Soto: One Year Wissahickon Park Project Creative research project shaping a number of performance experiences in nature. Wissahickon Valley Park (at Forbidden Drive), 300 Northwestern Ave.; www.meriansoto.blogspot.com. 2/17 10:30 am.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Known for rich, imaginative & sensual choreography. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $34-$44. 2/15-2/16 7:30 pm. 2/17 2:30 pm.

The Spiel Uhr Series Professional dance theater company melds dance, theater, music & visual arts into a provocative performance experience. Reservations: 215-387-9895. Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; www.groupmotion.org. $15; $10 students. 2/16-2/17 8 pm.

Other performances

Joe Conklin/Big Daddy Graham Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; 856-384-8381; www.joeconklin.com. $25. 2/16 8 pm.

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