Performance and classical music listings

Posted: April 27, 2012

Theater

1812 Productions: Boston Marriage David Mamet comedy about 2 women whose romantic entanglements lead to trouble. Closes 5/20. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $20-$36.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum A slave in ancient Rome tries to win a beautiful courtesan's hand for his master. Closes 5/19. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

A Grand Night for Singing Tribute to the composing team of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Closes 6/24. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$50.

A Wrinkle in Time Based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Closes 5/20. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $35; $25 under 18.

Brighton Beach Memoirs Neil Simon's award-winning coming-of-age comedy. Closes 4/28. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. www.mainstage.org. $18-$21; $15 seniors and children under 12.

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. $45-$49.

Defending the Caveman: National Tour One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes 5/13. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. www.cavemania.com. $39.50.

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. $15-$22.

Girls Night: The Musical The tale of five friends in their 30s & 40s spending a wild night at a karaoke bar. Closes 5/13. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $52.

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.

Hamletmachine and Medeaplays These works deconstruct the stories of Shakespeare's Hamlet & Euripides' Medea & tells them from a post-modern view. Closes 5/5. Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St. therenegadecompany.ticketleap.com/hamletmachine-medeaplays/. $20; $15 seniors and 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.

My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe musical about a London man who bets his friend he can transform a working-class girl into a 'proper' lady. Closes 6/3. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $15-$41.

Philadelphia Playwrights Showcase Previews of works-in-progress from local writers Jeremy Gable, Brian Grace-Duff & Jeffrey Stanley. Closes 4/28. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-735-0630. $10 advance; $12 day of show.

Pippin Collaborative Stage Productions presents Tony-winning musical. Closes 5/5. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. www.collaborativestage.org/pippin.php. $22.

Secret Garden 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her uncle & explores the gardens & spirits from her past. Closes 5/20. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25.

Sir Wayne Productions, LLC: When a Right Woman Loves a Wrong Man A husband & wife find themselves in conflict after he loses his job. Is she right, or is there a second side to the story? Closes 4/28. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. $22 advance; $25 day of show.

Spring Awakening Coming-of-age tale about a group of 19th-century teens contending w/life's challenges. Closes 5/20. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

The Ballad of Dido American roots music combined with the classical myth of Dido to tell the tale of hope, faith, & love during an ongoing global conflict. Closes 4/29. Studio 1831, 1831 Brandywine St. $10.

The Children's Hour Set in the 1930s at an all-girls' boarding school where a student's lie is wreaking havoc on the community. Closes 4/29. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside. $15; $5 students.

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.

The Rat Pack Revue Revue featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. Closes 5/6. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

The Tempest One of Shakespeare's final plays. Closes 5/19. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave; 215-525-1350. curiotheatre.org/The_Tempest.html. $15-$20.

Theatre Exile: A Behanding in Spokane Dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Closes 5/13. Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-218-4022. www.theatreexile.org. $30-$35.

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. $25-$35; $20 seniors and students.

Twelfth Night Classic comedy where everything is turned upside down & nothing is what it seems. Closes 5/20. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $25-$35; $20 seniors and students.

Village Productions: Farragut North Political thriller about a young press secretary who finds himself drawn into a game of backroom politics. Closes 4/29. Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 877-772-5425. www.villageproductions.org. $17; $15 students and seniors; $13 children 12 and under.

Women of Fire and Blood Hannah Tsapatoris re-creates the great figures of classical myth as heroines for today. Closes 4/29. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. $18.

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.

American Theater Arts for Youth: The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion & pals adventure along the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 4/29. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-563-3501. www.atafy.org. $13.50-$16.

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.

Cinderella Musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 5/6. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $12.

Hansel & Gretel Siblings discover a candy house in the woods,. Closes 4/28. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $10.

Kid Curio and The Improv Avengers Kid-friendly improv. Ongoing. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $5.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Andrew Dawson - Space Panorama 1-man re-creation of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Closes 5/5. Annenberg Center - Studio Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. $10.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Circo Comedia Canadian duo who perform a mix of stunts & comedy. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. $10.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: John Hadfield - Monkeys in the House Unique & colorful show that blends funny songs, juggling & magic. Closes 5/5. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $10.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean Magical blacklight musical featuring puppets, special effects & original score. Closes 5/5. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.imaginoceanthemusical.com. $10.

Rapunzel Musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 5/6. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore. $10; $8 under 12.

Robin Hood Robin Hood & his band fight for justice against the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. Closes 6/24. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $30-$32; $20-$22 teens; $16-$18 children.

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.

Wizard of Oz Original musical is based on the story by L. Frank Baum. Closes 5/5. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $11 children.

An Ideal Husband Dandies & diamonds swirl in & out of this comedic classic by Oscar Wilde. Closes 5/5. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; 610-584-4005. $15.

Arsenic & Old Lace A man discovers his elderly aunts have been poisoning visitors & hiding their bodies in the basement. Closes 5/12. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10-$15.

As You Like It Shakespeare's comedy about love & confusion in the Forest of Arden. Closes 5/13. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

Children of Eden Musical take on the biblical stories of Noah, Adam & Eve. Closes 5/12. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 students.

Earth and Sky Poetic thriller by Douglas Post. Closes 5/13. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $15.

Fiddler on the Roof Musical about life in a small Jewish village in turn-of-the-century Russia. Closes 4/28. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. $15; $12 students.

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