Disney's High School Musical A group of high school students must deal with issues like popularity, first love & the importance of friends & family. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars; 609-492-9477. $30; $20 children 12 and under. Closes 8/15.
East Lynne Theater Company: The Dictator 1904 Broadway hit written by Richard Harding Davis. A man flees the U.S. by hopping on a boat & winds up in Central America. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; Reservations required: 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $28; $23 seniors; $13 students. Closes 9/4.
Henry V This production sheds new light on the perils, pleasures & pains of fulfilling one's destiny. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. Free. Closes 8/15.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Rock musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, based on the biblical story of Joseph, whose 12 jealous brothers sell him into slavery. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25. Closes 8/7.
Murder at the Physick Interact with characters & look for clues to figure out "whodunit." Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $25; $20 children 3-12.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Romeo & Juliet The tale of a doomed romance between star-crossed lovers from feuding families. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455 (WILL). www.pashakespeare.org. $38-$50; $35-$47 students and seniors. Closes 8/8.
Philadelphia Dramatists Center: Anonymous Theatre Written anonymously by a group of local Philadelphia playwrights inspired by 'Uncle Vanya' & 'Twelfth Night'. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 8/9. 7:30 pm.
Pilot Light Theatre Company: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee A quirky assortment of youths compete for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. www.pilotlighttheatreco.com. $15 advance; $20 day of show. Closes 8/7.
Savage Men Male Revue Every Sat. 8 pm. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-343-4000. www.savage-men.com. $35-$55. Closes 9/4.
The King & I East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured & ultimately uplifting tale in this musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; Box Office: 215-862-2041. $22. Closes 8/15.
The Producers A Broadway producer & an accountant scheme to bilk their investors, but all does not go as planned. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $20-$30. Closes 8/7.
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes The story of the friendship between Holmes & Watson, & the mystery that threatened to destroy it. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $31-$48; $28-$45 seniors and children. Closes 8/15.101 Dalmatians
A pair of Dalmatian parents must protect their puppies from the evil Cruella De Vil. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $8. Closes 8/13.
101 Dalmatians Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $8. Closes 8/6.
Aladdin and His Wonderful Magical Lamp Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; Box Office: 215-862-2041. $8. Closes 8/7.
Broadway for Kids Revue featuring music from kid-friendly shows like 'Shrek,' 'The Lion King' & 'Annie.' Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $8-$10. Closes 8/6.
Cape May Kids Playhouse: Cape May Kids! Children's show based on the Gwynne Spencer novella 'Down the Shore.' Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $10; $7 children. Closes 8/16.
Captain Louie A lonely boy takes an imaginary journey back to his old neighborhood on the wings of his toy plane. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $5-$8. Closes 8/6.
Cinderella Through magic, a maid is able to attend the royal ball, where the prince falls for her. But at midnight she must flee. Can he find her again? Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; Box Office: 609-737-4323. $5. Closes 8/8.
Cinderella Stage adaptation of the 1997 TV movie that starred Brandy & Whitney Houston. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $5-$8. Closes 8/13.
Margate Players: Aladdin Jr. One boy's adventures after discovering a magic lamp. Margate Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave., Margate City, NJ; 609-487-7783. www.facebook.com/MargatePlayers. Closes 8/8.
Safety Street Fun, interactive musical that teaches kids & teens about safety & dealing with emergencies. Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St. $15. Closes 8/6.
Snow White The tale of a girl who hides out with some dwarves to avoid her evil stepmother. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Aves., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $10. Closes 8/8.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs This production of the fairy tale has been livened up by new characters and a toe-tapping score. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees. $7. Closes 8/7.
St. Luke's Summerstock: Disney's High School Musical Jr. Musical with an all-children cast of 100. firstname.lastname@example.org Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-887-2946. $8 advance; $9 day of show. Closes 8/6.
Storybook Musical Theatre: Beauty & the Beast Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $12; $10 children. Closes 8/7.
The Little Mermaid The tale of a mermaid who wants to be human so she can join her beloved on shore. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $10. Closes 8/15.
The Secret Garden Musical adaptation of the children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.
The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow & pals adventure through the land of Oz. New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-475-2313. $55; $32 children 4-12. Closes 8/29.
Willie Wonka Junior Lansdowne Friends School Summer Camp presents. Lansdowne Friends School, 110 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne. Closes 8/12.Damn Yankees
A baseball fan trades his soul to the devil for a chance to help his team win. But was it worth it? Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $8. Closes 8/6.
Footloose Voorhees Theatre Company presents musical based on the 1980s screen sensation. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees; Box Office: 856-795-5566. www.voorheestheatre.org. $11-$12. Closes 8/14.
Grease The tale of a summer romance between two teenagers from different sides of the tracks. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $19. Closes 8/7.
Jr. Starlighters: Wipeout!!! A surf musical. United Methodist Church of Mantua, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua; 856-468-3636. $7; $3 children. Closes 8/7.
Les Miserables, Junior Edition Summer camp participants perform. Showtimes vary; call for info. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12-$15. Closes 8/8.
Metamorphoses Interns, ages 15-20, take on Mary Zimmerman's 'Metamorphoses,' based on Ovid's transformation myths. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. www.bcfootlighters.com. $10. Closes 8/14.
Newtown Arts Company: Belles on Their Toes The 11 Gilbreth children try to keep their household organized after their mother heads off to Europe for a conference. Newtown Theater, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 215-968-3859. www.newtownartscompany.com. $13-$18. Closes 8/11.
Romantic Fools: A Comic Vaudeville Featuring 12 two-character sketches examining aspects of relationships. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $10. Closes 8/14.
The Pajama Game The Broadway Bound Players present this musical comedy by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross. Lenape High School, 235 Hartford Rd., Medford; Box Office: 609-654-2512. $8; free seniors with LRPAC Golden Age Pass. Closes 8/7.
West Side Story Sondheim/Bernstein musical about a gang member who falls for the sister of a rival gang leader. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $9-$12. Closes 8/14.
Young Performers Theater Camp: Les Miserables Teen production of the musical based on the Victor Hugo novel. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-685-2217. performingartspdpr.org. $10. Closes 8/6.Murder at the Irish Wake
Comic murder mystery centered on an Irish wake, where the dear departed may have had outside help in taking his leave. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $42.95.
Murder Mystery Art Stroll Presented by Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS). Historic Kennett Square, 106 W. State St., Kennett Square; 610-444-8188. www.callkats.org. Free. 8/6. 6:30-9 pm.
Classical Music Summer Carillon Concert Series
Wed. in Aug. Rain or shine. Please bring blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge National Historical Park, Rte. 23, Valley Forge; 610-265-5211. Free. Closes 8/25.
Summer Nights Under the Stars Outdoor Concert Series Concerts range from rock & classic soul to zydeco & jazz. Bring a picnic, pick up a chilled bottle of wine, sit back & enjoy. Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford; Reservations recommended: 610-388-6221. $22. Closes 8/27.
West Philadelphia Orchestra 15 talented Philly musicians playing an eclectic, vibrant mix of music inspired by Eastern European styles. Tritone, 1508 South St.; 215-545-0475. www.westphiladelphiaorchestra.com. 8/12. 9 pm.
Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble Acclaimed cellist & his group perform both new & traditional works. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52nd St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.yo-yoma.com. $15-$72. 8/11. 8 pm.Adelmo Guidarelli: Operation Adelmo
The "Clown Prince of Opera" sings a wide assortment of music & plays a variety of instruments. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $20. 8/9. 8 pm.
Amici Opera: La Fanciulla del West Tabor Lutheran Church, 4860 N. Howard St.; 215-224-0257. $20 advance; $22 day of show; $20 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 8/8. 4 pm.
Harmony Show Choir 52-voice choir in a professionally staged show w/choreography. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $10. 8/8. 7 pm.
Hazak Opera Under the Stars Join Hazak group for a discussion, listening and viewing of clips from the opera-comedy 'La Fille du Regiment.' Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. Free. 8/11. 7:30 pm.
Dance 3rd Annual Dessert & Dancing
Performances & workshops in many styles of dance. Dessert & wine pairings. First Friday Main Line, Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-642-4040. Donation suggested: $10. 8/6. 6-10 pm.
Celtic Crossroads Traditional Irish music. TD Bank Amphitheater, 2400 Byberry Rd., Bensalem; 215-633-3635. www.celticcrossroads.ie/. Free. 8/11. 7 pm.
Dance Explosion Performing pieces from musical theatre. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $10. 8/6. 7:30 pm.
Dance Voyage Sample exciting, diverse cultures through rich traditions of celebratory dancing and music. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. Free. 8/10. 11 am-12:15 pm.
Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers Step dancing. Bucks County Courthouse, 55 E. Court St., Doylestown. Free. 8/11. Noon.
Salsa Lessons & Dancing Dance lessons followed by open dancing w/DJ Rombero spinning salsa, merengue & bachata. Coastline, 1240 Brace Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-795-1773. Closes 8/29.
Street Performer Series Live music, dancing, acrobats, sword swallowers & more, every weekend through Labor Day. South Street Historic District. Free. Closes 9/5.
Tapestry Tribal Bellydance Tapestry Tribal promotes multicultural awareness and images of feminine strength through the universal language of movement. Tribal- style belly dance weaves elements of ritual and folkloric dances of the Middle East, Northern Africa, India, and Spain into a rich and diverse fabric. Downtown Phoenixville, Main & Bridge Sts., www.tapestrytribal.com. Free. 8/6. 7:30 pm.
Traditional Irish Music Session Local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. Closes 8/29.
Wildwood Talent Showcase Youth dancers show off their skills. Wildwood Beach & Boardwalk, Lincoln Ave., Wildwood; 413-568-4815. Free. Closes 8/20.
Other performances Broadway Rocks
Featuring the Broadway music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein & more. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $31; $10 students. Closes 8/22.
Katie Eagleson Band Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist. Elkins Estate, 1750 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park. www.katieeagleson.com. $10-$15. 8/11. 7:30 pm.