Azuka Theatre: The Terrible Girls Dark comedy about three friends who share a secret, & the events that set everything unraveling. Closes 4/3. Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 215-733-0255. azukatheatre.org. $16-$25.
BCKSEET Productions: Losing the Shore A group of people on an ocean cruise in the '50s react to the ongoing Rosenberg trial & the Red Scare. Closes 4/2. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143309. $21.
Blithe Spirit Noel Coward's spirited supernatural classic. Closes 3/20. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $35-$49.
Brendan The Crowded Kitchen Players present this Irish comedy by Ronan Noone. Closes 3/20. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. $18, $14 seniors, $8 students.
Crimes of the Heart Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about an eccentric Southern family dealing with a string of misfortunes. Closes 3/27. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$85.50.
East Lynne Theater Company: Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Classic mystery tale presented in the style of an old-time radio show, w/sound effects & commercials. Closes 3/19. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; Reservations required: 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $25; $15 full-time students; free 18 and under.
Ella the Musical Musical honoring the legacy of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. Closes 3/27. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-898-3900. $20-$50.
Go Irish: The Purgatory Diaries of Jason Miller After a fatal heart attack, lauded playwright Miller finds himself stuck in purgatory until he can explain his messy life. Closes 3/20. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden. $15.
Hamlet Shakespeare's great tragedy follows a young prince haunted by his murdered father's ghost & driven to the edge of madness. Closes 5/14. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $20-$35.
In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) A doctor's wife becomes increasingly curious about his mysterious new hysteria treatment. Closes 4/3. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $45-$55; $40-$55 seniors; $22.50-$55 students and ages 20-29.
Iron Age Theatre: The Emperor Jones Eugene O'Neill play about a man who takes over an island, but soon finds himself in conflicts with the natives. Closes 3/27. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-279-1013. www.ironagetheatre.org. $22.
Jeff Key: The Eyes of Babylon Dramatization of author/performer's experiences serving military duty in Iraq. Closes 4/3. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $36; $10 students 25 and under.
Kashu-juku Noh Theater Japanese production incorporating the noh & kyogen theatrical genres. Closes 3/21. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $25-$40.
Mary Poppins: National Tour Tony Award-winning musical about a most unusual nanny who arrives to tend a group of children. Closes 4/17. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. disney.go.com/theatre/marypoppins/tour/. $20-$150.
Master Class Terrence McNally's award-winning play about Maria Callas. Closes 3/26. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35; $15 student rush.
New City Stage Company: Pterodactyls Black comedy about a Pennsylvania family dealing with a colorful array of problems. Closes 3/27. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $20-$24; $18 students and seniors.
Simpatico Theatre Project: Evie's Waltz A troubled boy & his girlfriend Evie clash with his parents at a family barbecue. Closes 4/3. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-423-0254. simpaticotheatre.org. $16-$20.
Superior Donuts A donut shop owner contends with a changing neighborhood in this comedy by Tracy Letts. Closes 4/3. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $29-$48.
The 39 Steps Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of merry mayhem & you have 'The 39 Steps'. Closes 5/1. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$80.
The Last Five Years Closes 3/19. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $20.
The Master Builder Ibsen's drama about an architect who finds new inspiration in the form of a beautiful young woman, but it comes at a cost. Closes 4/17. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25-$42 children 17 and under.
The Men of Mah Jongg Comedy about a recent widower trying to convince his poker buddies to take up mah jongg instead. Closes 4/17. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $40-$45.
The Pride of Parnell Street The story of a Dublin couple whose marriage is coming apart. Closes 4/17. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $22.
Village Productions: The Crucible Arthur Miller drama about bigotry, deceit & the lure of power, set during the Salem witch trials. Closes 3/20. Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 877-772-5425. $17-$21; $15-$19 students and seniors; $13-$15 children 12 and under.
WTC View A man puts out a "room to rent" ad for an apartment overlooking the World Trade Center. The date? Sept. 10, 2001. Closes 3/26. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.A Kidsummer Night's Dream
MN Players presents. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. $8; $7 in advance.
Charlotte's Web The E.B. White story with audience participation & a multigenerational cast. Closes 4/16. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.
Family Stages: Aladdin The tale of the young thief sent to retrieve a mysterious, magical lamp. Closes 3/22. Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland; 215-886-9341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.familystages.org. $8.
Harry the Dirty Dog A bath-hating dog finds his filthiness leads to unexpected problems when he tries to go home. Closes 3/18. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $8.50.
James and the Giant Peach The Cue and Curtain Children's Theatre of Immaculata University will present a dramatization of Roald Dahl's tale. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern; Registration required: 610-647-4400 Ext 3241. $5-$10.
School House Rock Children's Theatre. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Theatreworks USA presents. Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne; www.artsdelta.net. $10. 3/18. 7 pm.Anne of Green Gables
Stage adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's novel. Closes 4/2. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $8 students.
Cats Theater Dept. of Eastern Regional High Schools presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical. Closes 3/26. Eastern Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Laurel Oak Rd., Voorhees; 856-784-4441 Ext 6000. $12; $10 students and seniors.
Doubt John Patrick Shanley's play about questions of moral certainty. Closes 3/20. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $12-$15.
Eurydice Stage adaptation of the Greek myth about a man who descends to the Underworld to rescue his wife. Closes 3/19. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.
Les Miserables: School Edition Mount Pleasant students perform the musical. Mount Pleasant High School, 5201 Washington St. Ext., Wilmington; Tickets available at the door one hour before showtime. $5-$10.
Marcel Williams Foster: Sonso, Simians and Pierrot Play incorporates original music by Aya Nishina, audience interaction & dance. Closes 3/20. Community Education Center (CEC Meeting House), 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215 387-1911. $12; $10 seniors and students.
Murder in Company Life imitates art in this murder mystery set during rehearsals for a murder mystery play. Closes 3/19. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12; $5 children under 12.
Steel Magnolias Presented by the H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Endure) Players. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Closes 3/19. St. James School, 8306 Brookside Rd., Elkins Park; 484-886-1869. $12.
The Elephant Man Bernard Pomerance's Tony & Drama Desk Award-winning stage adaptation of the tragedy of John Merrick, the Elephant Man. Closes 4/2. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $15; $12 students and seniors; $8 children.
The Sound of Music Student production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 3/20. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees. $10.
Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott's suspense thriller. Closes 3/26. Village Players of Hatboro, 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro; Reservations required: 215-675-6774. $10-$12.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. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $42.95.
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein Stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel. Broadcast from London. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. $18.
Classical Music A Night of Classical Music
Violinist Dana Weiderhold & pianist Donald Bristol will perform works by Beethoven & Barber. Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester, 501 S. High St., West Chester. $12; $6 students and seniors. 3/19. 7:30 pm.
Astral Artists: New Ideas An ensemble performs works by Holst, Kernis, Lou Harrison & Dohnanyi. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St. www.astralartists.org. $18; $16 seniors; $5 students. 3/20. 3 pm.
Bach Birthday Gala Afternoon of classical music honoring Johann Sebastian Bach will feature performances by several musicians. Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, 1321 Beaumont Dr., Gladwyne. $10-$25. 3/20. 5 pm.
Bachathon 2011: Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert of works by J.S. Bach & Mozart in celebration of Bach's birthday. St. John's Episcopal Church, 76 Market St., Salem; 856-935-1798. Free. 3/20. 4 pm.
Copal NY-based electronic ambient group combines traditional sounds of world music with modern electronic beats & soundscapes. L'Etage, 625 Bainbridge & 6th Sts.; 215-592-0656. www.copalmusic.com. $10. 3/20. 8 pm.
Delaware County Youth Connection Group for teens in grades 8-12. Holcomb Health Systems Prevention Education Office - Corner S.P.O.T., 126 E. Baltimore Ave., Media; 484-444-0412. Free.
Duo Transatlantique Featuring guitarists Benjamin Beirs & Maud Laforest. Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22d St. $5-$10. 3/18. 7:30 pm.
Evening in the Colonial Kitchen Interact with food historians & historical characters while enjoying colonial cuisine. Cock 'n Bull Restaurant. Reservations recommended. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. peddlersvillage.com/dining/colonial%20kitchen%20dinner.htm. $19.95; $10.95 kids.
Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert Featuring the music of Wagner, Brahms & Dvorak. Irving Ludwig conducts. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. www.lansdowneso.org. $12-$15; $5 students. 3/20. 3 pm.
Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1993; the orchestra's major objective is to make exceptional classical music available to as wide an audience as possible. In its endeavor to fulfill its mission, the orchestra gives free concerts. Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-0200. www.lowermerionsymphony.org. Donations accepted. 3/20. 3 pm.
Main Line Benefit Concert With Shirley Ling Benefit for the Church Music Fund & Women's Alliance Charities. Featuring pieces by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Chopin & Liszt. Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon. $12; $10 seniors and students.
Master Players Concert Series: Delaware Idols - A Winner's Concert Be part of the audience & help choose the next Delaware Idol from among the 2011 Delaware National String Competition winners. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-2204. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students with ID. 3/18. 8 pm.
Maurizio Pollini, Pianist Piano virtuoso from Italy. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $48-$60. 3/22. 8 pm.
Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities: American Chamber Music Student Recital Student ensembles perform folk, spiritual & art music. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - McNeil Science & Technology Center, 723 S. 43d St. www.usciences.edu/misherfestival. Free. 3/22. 12:30-1:15 pm.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Best of Spanish Flair This sizzling program reveals the soul of Iberia. Romantic selections from Bizet's 'Carmen' and Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' offer a view from the Old World. Latin-American rhythms pulse through Gershwin's 'Cuban Overture', Copland's 'El Salón México' and Falla's 'Three-Cornered Hat'. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. www.njsymphony.org. $21-$60. 3/18. 7:30 pm.
Newtown Chamber Orchestra: Romantic Era Melodies Rossini, Beethoven & Chopin. Bucks County Community College - Gateway Auditorium, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-968-2005. www.newtownchamberorchestra.org. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students; free 12 and under. 3/19. 7:30 pm.
Old York Road Symphony Community orchestra. Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Ave., Abington; 215-782-1718. www.oldyorkroadsymphony.org. $18; $15 seniors; $5 students. 3/19. 4 pm.
Orchestra 2001: Hindemith Retrospective & International Folk Songs Hindemith, Sierra & Berio. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-893-1999. www.orchestra2001.org. $25; $15 seniors; free for students. 3/19. 8 pm. Also Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; $25; $15 seniors; free for students. 3/20. 3 pm.
PCMS Concert: Hai-Ye Ni & Cecile Licad, Cellist & Pianist Cello/piano duo performs works by Mendelssohn, Britten, Prokofiev & De Falla. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $23. 3/22. 8 pm.
PCMS Concert: John Williams, Guitarist Classical guitar. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $23. 3/23. 8 pm.
Philadelphia Brass Brass quintet. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-896-1011. www.philadelphiabrass.com. $15; $12 seniors; $8 students; $5 children 7-17. 3/20. 3 pm.
Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Series: All Russian Recorded footage of the Kimmel Center concert, enhanced w/behind-the-scenes segments & expert insights. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. www.philorch.org. $20; $10 students with ID. 3/20. 2 pm.
Philadelphia Orchestra: All Russian Works by Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev w/Vasily Petrenko conducting & Stephen Hough featured on piano. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $20-$130.
Philadelphia Orchestra: French Connection Works by Dutilleux, Mozart, Debussy & Roussel w/Stephane Deneve conducting & Imogen Cooper featured on piano. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $20-$130.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Ethnic Explorations Rossen Milanov conducts a program of works by Bermel, Dvorak & Bartok, w/Jennifer Koh featured on violin. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-497-0020. www.princetonsymphony.org. $20-$64. 3/20. 4 pm.
Quattro Bassi Brass quartet of low-brass instruments: euphoniums and tubas. Medford Arts Center, 18 N. Main St., Medford. $10. 3/20. 4 pm.
Sarah Sutton & Andrew Senn, Violist & Harpsichordist Celebrate the 326th birthday of J.S. Bach with a program of Bach's Viola da Gamba Sonatas. First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 201 S. 21st St. Free. 3/20. 7 pm.
Society Hill String Quintet Made up of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. For this performance, the quintet will be performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak. Armenian Martyrs Congregational Church, 100 N. Edmonds Ave., Havertown. Donations accepted. 3/20. 2:30-4 pm.
Student Recital Series Curtis Institute students perform classical works in small ensembles or solo. Curtis Institute of Music - Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-7902. www.curtis.edu. Free.
The Night Cafe Accordion/acoustic base/mandolin trio w/an eclectic sound. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.nightcafetrio.com. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 3/19. 8 pm.Amici Opera: Pacini's Saffo
Tabor Lutheran Church, 4860 N. Howard St.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 under 12.
Center City Opera Theater: Cosi fan Tutte Mozart's comic opera but with a modern Drexel University twist. Sung in English with chamber orchestra accompaniment. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; 267-251-5736. www.operatheater.org. $5-$49.
Chestnut Street Singers Cooperative chamber choir committed to active engagement with musical traditions and their evolution. They link early Renaissance works to contemporary practices, integrate canonical repertoire with lesser-known works, and always add a little bit of themselves in the process. This concert is a food drive for Philabundance. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. Food donations accepted. 3/20. 1:30 pm.
Curtis Opera Theater: The Cunning Little Vixen Whimsical opera from Czech composer Leos Janacek. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $15-$130.
Pennsylvania Youth Chorale: A Voice in the Distance - A Festival of International Music Junior & Senior Choirs, Abington Choral Club, the Hill Singers & Nazareth Academy High School Choir. Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Green Lane, Bristol. $10. 3/19. 7:30 pm.
St. Joseph's University Singers & Concert Choir St. Joseph's students perform works by Maurice Durufle, Brahms, Dickau, Rachmaninoff & others. St. John the Baptist Church, 146 Rector St. www.sju.edu. Donations accepted. 3/18. 8-9:30 pm.
The Met: Live in HD - Lucia di Lammermoor Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's New York performance of the Donizetti opera. Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; 610-432-6715. $22. 3/19. 1 pm.
Ursinus College Meistersingers: John French, Conductor Ursinus students perform. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. Free. 3/19. 7:30 pm.
Voices Chorale: Singer's Favorites - Mozart & Brahms Works by Mozart, Brahms, Thompson, Alegri & more. Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Main St., Pennington; 609-637-9383. www.voiceschorale.org. $20; $10 children 12 and under; $45 family pass. 3/18. 8 pm. Also Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Rd. (Rte. 413), Newtown; $20; $10 children 12 and under; $45 family pass. 3/20. 3 pm.
Wayne Oratorio Society: Dvorak's Requiem The 180-voice choir will perform with a professional 42-piece orchestra and soloists. Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne. www.waynepres.org. Donations accepted.
Dance African Dance
Students of all ages and levels learn history and techniques of Guinean, Malian and Senegalese dance traditions. Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th St.; 215-232-4485. $10; $5 members.
DeSales University Dance Ensemble DeSales dance majors perform works by faculty & guest artists. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192.
Drunken Monkey Electrifying dance performance. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. $20; $10 students.
Israeli Dancing Informal weekly sessions. New dancers welcome. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507 Ext. 19. $5.
Loca Latin Dance Party Dance lessons, music by DJ Clave, Zumba show, & performances by visiting Latin dance teams. KatManDu, 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton; 609-393-7300. $8.
On Stage: Tap and Jazz An afternoon of tap dance and jazz. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. $10. 3/20. 1:30-3:30 pm.
PhillyBloco Modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. PhillyBloco is composed of 12 drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The Blockley, 38th & Chestnut Sts.; 215-222-1234. phillybloco.com/about-the-music. $12-$15. 3/18. 9 pm.
Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free.
Women of Ireland Three female vocalists, an instrumentalist & a dancer perform w/ host of world champion dancers & musicians. Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; 610-432-6715. $35-$45. 3/18. 8 pm.
Other performances Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities: American Musicals Faculty Recital
Faculty members perform songs from musical theater & film. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - McNeil Science & Technology Center, 723 S. 43d St. www.usciences.edu/misherfestival
. Free. 3/21. 7-8:30 pm.