August: Osage County Award-winning play about a colorfully dysfunctional family. Closes 10/30. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122.
Big Boys Comedy about a new hire who challenges his boss' greedy, bullying ways. Closes 10/8. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $26-$35.
Black Coffee Stage adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel featuring detective Hercule Poirot. Closes 11/13. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20.
Bootless Artworks: Passing Strange The tale of an African American youth from L.A. who sets out on a journey of self-discovery. Closes 10/15. Episcopal Church of Sts Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington. www.bootless.org. $5-$18.
Cape May Stage: The Woolgatherer The tale of an unlikely romance between a shy cashier & a rough-edged trucker. Closes 10/22. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $35-$50; $30-$50 seniors; $12.50-$50 students.
Chita Rivera: My Broadway Two-time Tony Award winner performs songs from her career. Closes 9/25. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $50-$65; $20 students 25 & under with ID.
Crowded Kitchen Players: The Maltese Falcon Stage adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade detective story. Closes 10/9. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.barliebwallace.com. $18; $14 seniors; $8 students.
E-Mail: 9/12 AND Company Theatre presents show about how people connected through cyberspace following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Closes 9/24. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; Brown Paper Tickets: 800-838-3006. www.ANDCompanytheatre.org. $20 advance; $25 day of show.
East Lynne Theater Company: Dulcy A woman trying to help her husband winds up making things worse. Closes 10/15. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students; free 12 and under.
Extremely Public Displays of Privacy: Act 3 - Privacy Experimental piece that began as an internet program, followed by a walking tour. Concluding performance location TBA. Closes 10/1. Center City, Vine St.; 215-923-0334. ExtremelyPublicDisplays.com. $20.
GoHorses & No Face: Post-Fringe Double Feature Variety of performance art. Closes 9/24. NoSpace, 2315 E Hazzard St. nofaceperformance.org. $5.
Kimberly Akimbo This is a dark comedy from David Lindsay-Abaire that challenges your sense of the limits of reality & fantasy. Closes 9/25. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9913. $16-$25.
Kimberly Akimbo David Lindsay Abaire's play puts a new spin on family dysfunction & redefines the term "young at heart." Closes 10/2. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. www.theatrehorizon.org. $21-$29.
Moon Over Buffalo Members of a dysfunctional theater company try to get it together when presented with a unique opportunity. Closes 10/8. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.
Murder at the Physick Interact with characters & look for clues to figure out "whodunit." Closes 10/28. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $25; $20 children 3-12.
Over the River and Through the Woods Nick's grandparents scheme and plan to keep their beloved grandson from moving away in this hilarious comedy. Closes 10/2. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25.
Peek-a-Boo Revue Philadelphia's premier burlesque show. Closes 9/23. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. www.peekaboorevue.com. $30.
Sylvia A man's wife grows jealous after he starts neglecting her in favor of his new dog. Closes 10/9. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27-$33; $12 students.
Ten Cents a Dance Inventive song-cycle featuring the music of Rodgers & Hart. Closes 10/9. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$70.
The Big Bang Two aspiring Broadway producers pitch a lavishly over-the-top new musical to potential backers. Closes 10/30. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $30-$39.
The Odd Couple Female version. Closes 10/1. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005. $15.
The Return of Don Quixote An unauthorized biography of Don Quixote's exploits forces him out of retirement & onto the road again. Closes 10/16. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25-$42 children 17 and under.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding Hilarious, interactive Italian-style wedding comedy. Ongoing. Maggiano's Little Italy, 2000 Rte. 38 Ste. 1180, Cherry Hill. tonyandtina.com. $89.
Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz Gospel musical about how faith helps save women whose lives were negatively impacted by troublemaking men. Closes 10/2. University of the Arts - Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. $35.50-$58.
ArtsPower: Madeline & the Bad Hat Based on the popular book, 'Madeline' tells the story of a young girl's interactions with her mischievous new neighbor. Closes 9/24. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. www.artspower.org. $10-$15.
Shiver Me Timbers Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company presents madcap pirate adventure. Closes 9/23. Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, 432 High St., Burlington; 609-655-5595. $20.
The Sound of Music The tale of a young nun sent to serve as governess for a widower's seven children. Closes 9/25. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; Box Office: 609-737-4323. $15; $10 children 12 and under.
Through the Looking Glass Musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll book. Closes 10/8. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.
Actors' NET of Bucks County: Riding the Comet WWII-era drama about a farmer & his daughters who help a pair of American soldiers escape Nazi forces. Closes 10/2. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $15 active military and veterans under 62; $10 children and veterans 62 and over.
Blithe Spirit In Noel Coward's play, novelist Charles Condomine's neatly arranged life is turned into a hilarious battle for his affections. Closes 9/24. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.
Fifth of July A group of former student activists address the changes in their lives & attitudes in the years since leaving college. Closes 10/1. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; Box Office: 610-328-1079. mnplayers.org. $12, $9 seniors advance; $14, $11 seniors day of show.
Heroes Two men plot to escape from a rest home. Closes 10/29. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.
Mr. 80% Comedy by James Sherman. Closes 9/24. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12; $5 children 11 & under.
Our Town Pulitzer Prize-winning play about small-town life at the turn of the century. Closes 10/1. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $8 children 18 and under.
Showin' Off: A Benefit for Langhorne Players Langhorne Players Alumni present theatrical & musical revue. Closes 9/23. Spring Garden Mill, Route 332. Tyler State Park, Newtown; Box Office: 215-860-0818. www.langhorneplayers.org/benefit-for-lp. $40.
The Comedy of Errors Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, cause many cases of mistaken identity when they wind up in the same town. Closes 10/9. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $21-$25.
The Life Cy Coleman's musical about hard-luck veteran Fleetwood & his woman Queen's attempt to escape their world. Closes 10/1. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $20; $17 students & seniors; $11 children.
The Man From Orphan Island Mechanical wooden children come to life in the hands of a marooned vaudevillian with a mysterious past. Closes 9/25. Penn's Landing, Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. cabaretredlight.com. $20-$25.
Classical Music Acoustic Blender
Plays jazz, classical, gospel and contemporary music. Trolley Car Cafe, 3269 S. Ferry Rd. Free. 9/24. 7-9 pm.
Amici Opera Company: A Concert of Latin Favorites Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-368-4438. $25; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 9/25. 2:30 pm.
Astral Artists: Alexandre Moutouzkine, Pianist Concert of works by Schumann, Bach, Ravel & John Corigliano. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. www.astralartists.org. 9/25. 3 pm.
Camerata Philadelphia Works by Schubert, Weill, Saint-Saens & Shostakovich; featured artists: violinist Max Zorin, cellist Stephen Framil & pianist Daniel Lau. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; www.philadelphiacamerata.com. $20; $10 students and seniors. 9/25. 3 pm.
Delaware Symphony Orchestra; Vassily Primakov, Pianist 302-656-7442. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263. www.delawaresymphony.org. $27-$57.
Du Yun & the International Contemporary Ensemble Yun's music features classical, theater, pop, opera, visual art & noise. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. $20. 9/23. 9 pm.
Edith Finton Rieber, Pianist Mozart, Clementi, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin & Part. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave., Berwyn. Free. 9/25. 3 pm.
Kennett Symphony: Magnificent Masters - Beethoven & Bizet Featured soloist is pianist Igor Resnianski, performing Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. West Chester University - Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, University Ave., West Chester; 610-444-6363. www.kennettsymphony.org. $35 advance; $40 day of show; $5 students. 9/24. 8 pm.
Making Tunes! This Fall 2011 music series has been arranged by Professor Dan Trueman, associated with a course he will be teaching. This performance will feature multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky. Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; 609-258-3000. 9/29. 8 pm.
Musicology Colloquium Anthony Sheppard, Williams College professor of music, by arrangement with the Institute for Advanced Study, presents. Woolworth Center, Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; 609-258-3000. 9/26. 4:30 pm.
Piffaro: The Renaissance Band Late medieval & Renaissance music performed on period instruments. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. www.piffaro.com. Free. 9/29. 7:30 pm.
Posaune Decouple (Ten Trombones) 10 trombonists from around the country & as far away as Brazil perform. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn. $20; $15 students. 9/25. 3 pm.
Trinity Church Senior Choir Schubert's 'Mass in G' and John Gardner's 'Five Hymns in Popular Style.' Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., New Hope. $10; $5 students 18 and under. 9/25. 4 pm.
Dance Atlantic City Ballet
28-member company of dancers from U.S. & the world. Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate City; 609-804-1995. www.acbt.org
. $25; $22 seniors; $15 children. 9/25. 5 pm.
BHPhotos Choreography Showcase III Dance showcase. Community Education Center (CEC Meeting House), 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215 387-1911. $10; $8 students and seniors. 9/24. 7:30 pm.
Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051.
Group Motion Friday Night Workshop Improvisational dance workshop with live music. Community Education Center (CEC Meeting House), 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215 387-1911. www.groupmotion.org. $10-$20.
Israeli Dancing Informal weekly sessions. New dancers welcome. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $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.
Philadelphia Tap Jam Evening of improvisational music & tap dance. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131. $10; $5 students. 9/26. 8 pm.
So You Think You Can Dance Live Featuring the top ten finalists from the TV show. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. www.fox.com/dance/. $35.50-$55.50. 9/25. 7:30 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.
Other performances An Evening with Anne Ellithorpe
Cabaret performance. Contact Christine Smith: 215-641-1258 or email@example.com
. The Oaks Cloister, 5829 Wissahickon Ave.; dbeinpa.org. $40. 9/25. 4-9 pm.
Madeleine Peyroux NY-based vocalist. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. www.madeleinepeyroux.org/. $45-$55. 9/29. 7:30 pm.