Performance and classical music listings

"The Scottsboro Boys," a musical based on the infamous '30s court case, is being performed at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
"The Scottsboro Boys," a musical based on the infamous '30s court case, is being performed at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (MARK GARVIN)
Posted: February 03, 2012

Theater

A Raw Space A private interior design competition escalates to something more personal for two power couples. Closes 2/19. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $27; $45; $25.60-$33.60 military with ID; $10 studentts 25 and under.

Becky Shaw A first date takes an unexpectedly dark turn in this Pulitzer-nominated play by Gina Gionfriddo. Closes 2/25. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $27-$35.

Blast!: National Tour Marching band performance raised to high art. A 2001 Tony-Award winner. Closes 2/5. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-338-0881. www.blasttheshow.com/. $35 and up.

Body Awareness A visiting artist's nude photographs rouse conflicting feelings in a college professor & her girlfriend. Closes 2/5. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $46-$56; $41-$51 seniors; $23-$28 ages 20-29 with ID.

Brad Zimmerman: My Son the Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy Zimmerman's latest show features anecdotes from his time as a struggling actor. Closes 2/4. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $21.50-$30.

Branch: A Baseball Legend World Premiere of a new play by Walt Vail. Closes 2/26. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $25.

Cats Tony-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Closes 2/11. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

Clybourne Park The story of a house, a neighborhood & the colorful assortment of people who dwelt there over the course of 50 years. Closes 3/25. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $29-$45.

Collaborative Stage Productions: Rent Tony-winning musical about a group of friends struggling to get by in a Lower East Side apartment building. Closes 2/11. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. www.collaborativestage.org. $22.

Crumbs From the Table of Joy A newly-relocated family in '50s-era Brooklyn find themselves faced w/new questions & challenges. Closes 2/4. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Dead Man's Cell Phone Sarah Ruhl's play humorously explores technology & the disconnect people are experiencing in the digital age. Closes 2/5. Riverfront Wilmington - Shipyard Shops, Justison St., Wilmington; Brown Paper Tickets: 800-838-3006. www.bootless.org. $15; $12 seniors; $10 students & military.

Fallow Award-winning playwright Kenneth Lin explores what holds us to the families we are born into & how we seek new families of our own. Closes 2/5. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45.

Fever Dream Repertory: Beautiful Child A couple struggle with the revelation of their son's sexual assault on a child. Closes 2/4. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-997-3799. $20-$25.

InterAct Theatre Company: Microcrisis Satire about a banker & his accomplices who back a global lending scheme that causes widespread financial damage. Closes 2/12. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $28-$35; $24-$30 seniors; $20-$25 students.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone Strangers are forced to confront their own demons & to come together to help Joe Turner find his way. Closes 2/11. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Luna Theater Company: Bachelorette A group of young women indulge in drink, drugs & catty banter on the eve of a mutual acquaintance's wedding. Closes 2/12. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.lunatheater.org. $23-$28.

Marriage Nikolai Gogol's fractured fairy tale about the business of marriage. Closes 2/26. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; Brown Paper Tickets: 800-838-3006. idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org. $15.

Motherhood the Musical Playful look at the ups & downs of motherhood. Closes 2/19. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.motherhoodthemusical.com/. $45.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Scottsboro Boys Stirring musical based on the infamous '30s court case that would end up sparking the Civil Rights movement. Closes 2/19. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. $51-$69.

Proof Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the daughter of a mathematician who may have inherited both his genius & his madness. Closes 2/5. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30.

The Convert A girl living in turn-of-the-century Zimbabwe is forced to choose between Western values & her family's traditions. Closes 2/12. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$60.

The Great Divorce A professor embarks on an unusual bus trip with a colorful group of eccentrics. Closes 2/12. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $35-$40; $32-$37 seniors; $25-$30 students.

The Mousetrap A group of strangers stranded together during a snowstorm discover one of their number is a murderer. Closes 3/4. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$80.

The Queen of Bingo 2 men portray 2 women seeking to add a little spice to life via a lively round or 3 of Bingo. Closes 2/4. Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Absecon; 609-652-9000. www.thequeenofbingo.com/. $20-$35.

Time Stands Still Drama about a photojournalist & reporter confronting a sudden change in their adventurous lifestyles. Closes 2/5. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $35-$49.

Wings The story of a former flying stuntwoman now struggling with the aftermath of a stroke. Closes 2/26. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

Women of Color Productions: Zora's Tales One-woman show about Zora Neale Hurston. Closes 2/5. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

Beauty & the Beast A surprising friendship grows between an imprisoned girl & her captor, a fearsome beast. Closes 2/11. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $10.

Charlotte's Web The story of the friendship between a pig & a spider. Closes 2/12. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $30-$32; $20-$22 teens; $16-$18 children.

Godspell Junior The Spotlighters present this musical, based on the Gospel According to Matthew. Closes 2/12. United Methodist Church of Mantua, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua. $16; $14 children 12 & under and seniors 60 & over.

Henry & Mudge The tale of a boy in search of his missing dog. Closes 2/4. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$15.

Honk! Stage adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Ugly Duckling.' Closes 2/12. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $12.

Philadelphia Orchestra Family Concert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs Excerpts from some of Beethoven's finest pieces accompany a narrative about a boy who finds himself living near the composer. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 2/4. 11:30 am.

Three Little Kittens -at hedgerow In this new take on the Mother Goose tale, the kittens are helped by Mother Goose herself to find their mittens. Closes 2/11. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

Broadway Bound A pair of brothers raise their family's ire when they use their home life as the subject of their latest writing venture. Closes 2/4. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Come Back, Little Sheba A troubled marriage is tested by an attractive young boarder in this drama from the 1950s. Closes 2/12. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children 12 & under.

Enchanted April A seaside vacation in Italy turns into a voyage of self-discovery for four women from post-WWI London. Closes 2/4. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. $12; $10 students.

Lost in Yonkers Bridge Players Theatre Company presents their annual dessert theater featuring Neil Simon's popular show. Closes 2/25. Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 East Broad St., Burlington; 609-386-0155. www.bridgeplayerstheatre.com. $20.

Museum A colorfully eclectic group of characters arrive at a museum on the last day of a group show. Closes 2/19. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $21.

Museum A colorfully eclectic group of characters arrive at a museum on the last day of a group show. Closes 2/19. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25.

Necessary Targets Eve Ensler's play is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world. Closes 2/4. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. www.mnplayers.org. $12, $9 students and seniors advance; $14, $11 students and seniors day of show.

Next to Normal Pulitzer-winning new musical about family trying to take care of themselves & each other. Closes 2/5. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10-$20.

Once Upon a Hood Master Street Theater Company presents this tragic, but healing, journey of a young gang-leader & drug dealer. Closes 2/4. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 5931 Master St. www.masterarts.org. $20.

Parade In 1913 Georgia, an uneasy racial truce is shattered when Leo, a Jewish man, is accused of murder. Closes 2/11. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $20; $17 students & seniors; $11 children.

The Coming World A woman's attempt to help her boyfriend via tough love leads to unexpected consequences. Closes 2/4. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.

The Last Daughter A woman struggling with a family secret turns to her lover & her relatives for help. Closes 2/4. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245.

The Marriage Equality Cabaret The Five Minute Follies present this variety extravaganza to benefit Freedom to Marry. Closes 2/4. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. $15.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again Inspector Jacques Clouseau uses brilliant wit & madcap antics to outsmart Chief Inspector Paul Dreyfus. Closes 2/15. Newtown Theater, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 800-838-3006. $16-$19.

The Wedding Singer Theatrical adaptation of the popular movie. Closes 2/4. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

To Kill a Mockingbird Theatrical adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee. Closes 2/11. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $15-$21.

Deadly Dessert A crime is committed at a company's holiday party, & it's up to the audience to solve it. Open ended run. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $42.95.

Classical Music

Berliner Philharmoniker: Claudio Abbado, Conductor Recorded Philharmoniker performance featuring the music of Mahler. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. $20; $10 students with ID. 2/5. 1 pm.

Camerata Philadelphia The second installment of Bach's Complete Suites for solo cello, including Suites Nos. 4-6, will be performed by Stephen Framil. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; 215-360-2173. www.camerataphiladelphia.org. $20; $10 students and seniors. 2/5. 3 pm.

Curtis 20-21 Contemporary music ensemble of Curtis Institute of Music. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-7902. Free. 2/5. 3 pm.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: Harlem String Quartet Members of the DSO take the stage with the Harlem String Quartet for Mendelssohn's Octet. Hotel Du Pont, 100 W. 11th St., Wilmington; 302-656-7442. www.delawaresymphony.org. $55. 2/7. 8 pm.

Dolce Suono Ensemble With Lucy Shelton, Soprano Works by Schoenberg, Mahler & Shulamit Ran. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 267-252-1803. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students. 2/3. 8 pm.

Dolce Suono Ensemble With Lucy Shelton, Soprano Works by Schoenberg, Mahler & Shulamit Ran. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 267-252-1803. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students. 2/5. 3 pm.

La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble plays chamber music from 1600-1750. Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200. Free. 2/6. 12:30 pm.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Tosca Opera New Jersey and the NJSO present Puccini's grand operatic masterpiece, 'Tosca'. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $25-$125. 2/3. 7:30 pm.

PCMS Concert: Anton Kuerti, Pianist One of Canada's top concert pianists presents an all-Beethoven program. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $27. 2/8. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Tokyo Quartet & Jeremy Denk, Pianist Acclaimed string quartet & pianist Denk perform works by Haydn, Grieg & Franck. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $27. 2/7. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Arabian Nights Works by Bach, Shostakovich & Rimsky-Korsakov, w/Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg featured on violin. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $24-$124. 2/3, 2/4.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Orchestral Spectacular Concert of works by Martin, Mendelssohn & Bartok, w/James Ehnes featured on violin. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $24-$124. 2/9.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Simply Russian Concert of works by Prokofiev, Tchiakovsky & Shostakovich, w/Rossen Milanov conducting & Joshua Roman featured on cello. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. princetonsymphony.org. $25-$55. 2/5. 4 pm.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet that made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sell-out crowd in 2004. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. www.serafinquartet.org/. $20; $19 students with ID. 2/5.

Svetlana Molina, Pianist Svetlana Molina has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "an outstanding Russian pianist with luxuriant tone." Eastern University - McInnis Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Rd., Wayne. $20; $15 seniors; $free for children and students. 2/5. 2:30 pm.

Symphony in C W/music director Rossen Milanov. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-963-6683. www.symphonyinc.org. $22-$49; $10 students. 2/4. 8 pm.

Center City Opera Theater: The Marriage of Figaro Mozart's opera will feature future opera stars from Center City Opera Theater's Young Artist Program. Fully staged & sung in English. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. $39; $59 VIP. 2/4, 2/5.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly dance sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 2/8.

Drexel Dance Ensemble Winter Concert: Snapshots Adjudicated student works & new pieces choreographed by members of Drexel's dance faculty. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33rd St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787 (ARTS). $10; $5 students. 2/3, 2/4.

FreshDance Drexel's freshmen dance company performs. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33rd St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787 (ARTS). $10; $5 students. 2/4, 2/5.

Green Chair Dance Group Philadelphia-based dance theatre ensemble founded in 2004. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.greenchairdancegroup.com. $20-$30. 2/3, 2/4.

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company: Oyster A colorful mix of physical comedy, modern dance, mimery, ballet & acrobats. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $20-$50. 2/9.

Israeli Dancing Informal weekly dance sessions. New dancers welcome. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 2/5.

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. 2/8.

NIA - The Joy of Movement for People Impacted by Cancer Dance, martial arts & healing arts combine in NIA. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; Reservations required: 215-879-7733. Free. 2/7.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Pushing Boundaries Program of contemporary ballet works by William Forsythe & Matthew Neenan. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $20-$140. 2/9.

Philadelphia Dance Company Celebration The Philadelphia Dance Company, affectionately known as PHILADANCO, has danced its way into the hearts of America with superlative technique, well trained dancers and an exciting repertoire of choreography. Don't miss this celebration of 40 years of exceptional dance performances. Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Absecon; 609-652-9000. $25-$40. 2/9. 7 pm.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Romeo & Juliet Classic ballet set to the music of Prokofiev. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$60. 2/4. 7:30 pm.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in the fun. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 2/5.

Other performances

Chanson D'Amour: A Benefit Dinner for The Philadelphia Singers Celebrate "Love" with an evening of authentic French bistro cuisine, wine & "songs of love" performed by members of The Philadelphia singers. Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. 6th St.; Reservations required: 215-751-9494 or philadelphiasingers.org. $150-$300.

Eddie Bruce Cabaret musician with over 25 years experience. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. Free.

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