Performance and classical music listings

Posted: April 06, 2012

Theater

Carousel The story of a summer romance that leads to hardship & heartache. Closes 4/22. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25.

Crowns A woman moves in with her Southern aunt & is introduced to the role hats play in the local culture. Closes 4/29. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $35.

Curse of the Starving Class Dark comedy about a farm family dealing with financial ruin & ruthless debt collectors. Closes 4/8. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $46-$56; $41-$51 seniors; $23-$28 ages 20-29 with ID.

Cyrano New translation of Edmond Rostand's love story. Closes 4/15. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $40-$45.

Doubt: A Parable A nun at a church school grows suspicious of a priest's interest in a particular altar boy. Closes 4/15. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30.

EgoPo Festival of Jewish Theater: The Golem A group of strangers forced onto a train together create their own community when they start sharing myths & stories. Closes 4/15. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. egopo.org. $32.

Flashpoint Theatre Company: Slip/Shot When racial tensions come to a boiling point in a Florida town, even an accident can have paralyzing consequences. Closes 5/5. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. $22; $15 seniors and students.

God of Carnage Tempers flare when 2 sets of parents meet to discuss their children's misbehavior. Closes 4/29. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$85.

Henson Alternative: Stuffed & Unstrung Improvisational comedy puppet show. Closes 4/12. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-374-7263. $30-$39.

InterAct Theatre Company: Outside the Frame - Draw the Circle The story of a man's struggle with his own transgendered identity as seen through the eyes of his family & friends. Closes 4/8. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $25; $23 seniors; $19 students.

InterAct Theatre Company: Outside the Frame - Lay of the Land The tale of one person's misadventures & challenges as a gay man in America. Closes 4/15. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $25; $23 seniors; $19 students.

Mauckingbird Theatre Company: The Temperamentals The story of the Mattachine Society, the first viable gay rights organization in the U.S. Closes 4/29. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909. www.mauckingbird.org.. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students.

Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor Immersive theatrical experience w/Ouija board session & round-table seance w/simulated ghostly visitors. Ongoing. Mill Race Arts Center, 26-28 White St.., Mount Holly; Reservations required: 609-850-8189. www.misslillyseance.com. $20.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Outgoing Tide A man's unusual plan to secure his family's future brings him into conflict w/his wife & son. Closes 4/22. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. $46-$59.

Shipwrecked! Colorful tales of exotic adventures around the globe. Closes 4/15. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$35; $25 children 17 and under.

Steel Magnolias The story of the friendship of 6 Southern women as they cope w/lifes ups & downs. Closes 4/8. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $32-$45; $25.60-$36 military; $10 students 25 and under.

The Comedy of Errors Cases of mistaken identities plague 2 sets of twins after they're separated in a shipwreck. Closes 4/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $22-$29; $19-$26 seniors; $10 children 17 and under.

Titus Andronicus Unique take on the Shakespeare tragedy using light & shadow play & specially designed puppets. Closes 5/19. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $20.

West Side Story: National Tour Sondheim & Bernstein's musical about a romance between a boy & girl from rival gangs. Closes 4/8. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.broadwaywestsidestory.com. $20-$105.

What Lies Underneath: Otis' Epiphany World premiere play written by Francine D. Miller. Closes 4/6. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. $15; $8 students.

Act 3 Children's Theatre: Alice in Wonderland Short adaptation of the Lewis Carroll book. Closes 5/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $8.

Charlotte's Web Musical adaptation of the E.B. White book about a pig who befriends a spider. Closes 5/12. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

Miss Nelson is Missing! A group of unruly schoolchildren contend with an unpleasant substitute after their teacher disappears. Closes 4/20. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$15.

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! With Elmo & Friends A story of adventure & fun that teaches children the power of imagination. Closes 4/8. Lehigh University - Stabler Arena, 124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem; 610-758-6611. www.sesamestreetlive.com. $15-$50.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes Elmo & pals teach kids about healthy habits through fun song & dance numbers. Closes 4/7. University of Delaware - Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center, Rte. 896 North, Newark; 302-831-4367. www.sesamestreetlive.com. $14-$35.

Sleeping Beauty A spellbound princess requires the kiss of a prince to save her. Closes 5/19. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Godspell Musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. Closes 4/7. Solebury United Methodist Church, 2536 Aquetong Road, New Hope; 215-862-2657. Donation suggested: $10; $5 children.

Classical Music

Ama Deus Ensemble Union of Vox Ama Deus' vocal & instrumental ensembles. Performing baroque & classical music from Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. voxamadeus.org. $20-$60; $8-$32 students. 4/6.

Cuddle Magic Lush, whimsical songs featuring wide-ranging instrumentation. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. www.cuddle-magic.com. $10. 4/10. 8 pm.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: The Brandenburgs Bach's 'Brandenburg' Concertos Nos. 3 & 4. Hotel Du Pont, 100 W. 11th St., Wilmington; 302-656-7442. $55. 4/10. 8 pm.

ensemble39 & the Friends Select Ensemble Eclectic concert of works by classical & contemporary composers. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $10; $5 students. 4/10. 7 pm.

Jeffrey Siegel, Pianist Concerts include insight on the pieces & composers he performs. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $30. 4/9. 7:30 pm.

PCMS Concert: Garrick Ohlsson, Pianist San Francisco pianist performs an all-Liszt program. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $27. 4/12. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Quatuor Mosaiques Vienna-based period-instrument ensemble performs works by Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $27. 4/10. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Bronfman & Petrushka Concert of works by Mendelssohn, Bartok & Stravinsky, w/Gilbert Varga conducting & Yefim Bronfman featured on piano. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$124. 4/12.

Temple University Percussion Ensemble The program features works by Harrison, Cage, Marta and Daugherty. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 4/11. 7:30 pm.

Singing Circle for People Impacted by Cancer Join other singers led by composer, performer & educator Julia Haines. No talent is necessary - just a willingness to have fun. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; Reservations required: 215-879-7733. Free. 4/10.

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus 42-voice men's chorus will sing traditional & contemporary Christian sacred music. Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Beidler Rd., King of Prussia. Free. 4/10. 7:30-9 pm.

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. 4/11.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level Israeli dance session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507 Ext. 19. $5. 4/8.

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. 4/10.

Pilobolus Creating human sculptures using daring physicality & raw athleticism. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.pilobolus.com/. $40-$52. 4/11. 8 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. 4/8.

Other performances

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

Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret This brand new cabaret in the Red Room will feature Philadelphia & New York performers. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $10 cover; one drink minimum.

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