Performance and classical music listings

Aubie Merrylees (left), Emilie Krause, and Conrad Sager star in "A Wrinkle in Time" at People's Light & Theatre through May 20.
Aubie Merrylees (left), Emilie Krause, and Conrad Sager star in "A Wrinkle in Time" at People's Light & Theatre through May 20.
Posted: May 04, 2012

Theater

1 Pound 4 Ounces 1-man show that pairs storytelling w/music & improvisational tap dancing. Closes 5/13. New Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students.

1812 Productions: An Evening Without Tom Lehrer Featuring musical satire from throughout Lehrer's career. Closes 5/7. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $25.

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 Play, a Pie and a Pint - on the main line Features 'Peaches en Regalia' by Steve Lyons. Closes 5/4. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.tinydynamite.org. $15.

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 children under 18.

Are You There, McPhee? Darkly comic tale of a man who needs an escape from his life & isn't sure how to achieve it. Closes 6/3. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$65.

Art Tony-winning comedy about friends divided over an unusual piece of art. Closes 6/17,. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20.

Berserker Residents Work-in-progress performance of the company's newest production. Closes 5/4. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. www.berserkerresidents.com. Free.

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.

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

Irish Heritage Theatre: Philadelphia, Here I Come! A man contemplates leaving Ireland for a new life in Philadelphia. Closes 5/20. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. www.irishheritagetheatre.com. $15-$25.

Miss Julie Strindberg drama, presented by InVersion Theatre. Closes 5/6. The Townhouse, S 2d St. and Fulton St. inversiontheatre.virb.com. $18.

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. $33-$38; $15 students.

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

Rent A group of New Yorkers contend with personal difficulties while trying to avoid eviction. Closes 6/3. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $20-$36.

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.

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 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 Avenue; 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 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.

Urinetown: The Musical Tony-winning musical. Closes 5/13. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33rd St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $15; $5 students with ID.

Walworth Farce A family is absorbed by its own personal mythology. Closes 5/27. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-454-9776. www.inisnuatheatre.org. $20-$25.

Wonder of the World A shocking revelation spurs a woman to try & complete her many eclectic, long-abandoned goals. Closes 5/19. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

ArtsPower: From the Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Siblings embark on an adventure within the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Closes 5/6. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. www.artspower.org. Free.

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.

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 & a lively original score. Closes 5/5. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.imaginoceanthemusical.com. $10.

Pushcart Players: Stone Soup & Other Stories Selected folk tales from around the world. Closes 5/11. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.pushcartplayers.org. $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 Evil magic sends a princess into an enchanted sleep. Will help arrive before it's too late? Closes 5/12. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $10.

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.

Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot The 'Family Stages' acting group will perform Tomi DePaola's story about an enchanted pasta pot that just won't stop spewing out pasta. West Deptford Free Public Library, 420 Crown Point Rd., West Deptford; 856-845-5593. Free. 5/6. 3 pm.

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.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Closes 5/20. Vagabond Acting Troupe, 1080 N. Manor Rd., Glenmoore. $10 advance; $15 day of show.

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.

Biloxi Blues Neil Simon's second play in his coming-of-age trilogy. Closes 5/19. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $12; $6 under 14.

Bye Bye Birdie Bridge Players Theatre presents this musical story of a rock-n- roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Closes 5/20. Bridge Players Theatre at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E Broad St., Burlington; 609-386-0155. $20.

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.

Les Miserables Presented by Center Stage Productions. Closes 5/12. Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Rd., Abington.

Man of La Mancha An imprisoned man is put on mock trial by his jailmates, & offers as a defense a play in which he portrays Don Quixote. Closes 5/18. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical A colorful new resident causes chaos amongst the inhabitants of an 'exclusive' Florida trailer park. Closes 5/19. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Treasure Island Stage adaptation of Robert Louis Steveson's pirate-themed adventure novel. Closes 5/5. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $15.

Walworth Farce A family is absorbed by their own personal mythology. Closes 5/27. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. www.inisnuatheatre.org. $20-$25.

Classical Music

Andras Schiff, Pianist Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$58. 5/4. 7:30 pm.

Bach Vespers Evening service featuring Bach's Cantatas BWV 158 & BWV 166. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown. Free. 5/6. 7 pm.

Bryn Athyn Orchestra: Spring Concert Concert of works by Dohnanyi & Respighi. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2979. www.baorchestra.org. $15; $12 seniors; $5 students; free 12 and under. 5/6. 3 pm.

Concert in Memory of Mark Bailey Music for voice, guitar, trumpet & keyboard. Proceeds benefit church music programming. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester. Donation suggested: $25. 5/6. 3 pm.

Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen & William Frampton, Violinist, Cellist & Violist Works by Beethoven, Ravel & Mozart. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students. 5/6. 3 pm.

Duo Rhone Formed in Arles, France, where they won the International Chamber Music Competition. They will perform Bach, Singleton, Takemitsu, and others. Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton; 609-397-3586. $21; $14 seniors and children. 5/5. 7:30 pm.

Greater South Jersey Chorus 90 member choir. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 3 Lord Pl., Marlton; 856-482-8282. www.greatersjchorus.org. $25. 5/6.

Montgomery County Concert Band Southeastern PA community band. Souderton High School, 625 Lower Rd., Souderton. www.montcoband.org. Free. 5/6. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Andras Schiff, Pianist Concert of works by Bach, Bartok, J. Widmann, Beethoven & Kurtag. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. pcmsconcerts.org. $23. 5/8. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Christian Gerhaher & Andras Schiff, Baritone & Pianist Concert of works by Beethoven, Schumann & Haydn. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $23. 5/10. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: The Lure of Paris Concert of works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Debussy & Scriabin, w/David Kim featured on violin. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $24-$124. 5/4, 5/5.

Philmore Ensemble: The Philadelphia Connection This musical program was created to honor women with breast cancer. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515. Donations accepted. 5/5. 7:30-9:30 pm. Also Lankenau Hospital, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood. Donations accepted. 5/6. 7-9 pm.

Ray Chen, Violinist Violinist who records for Sony Classical Records. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. raychenviolin.com. $25; $10 students. 5/5. 7:45 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. 5/5. 8 pm.

The Latin Side of Jazz A classical, jazz and Latin band. LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-4415. $20-$25. 5/5. 7 pm.

Academy of Vocal Arts: L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love) A newly imagined production of Donizetti's opera. Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Rd., Warrington; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $45; $35 seniors; free students and children. 5/5. 7:30 pm. Also Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $60; $50 seniors; $25 age 30 and under; $10 students. 5/8, 5/10.

Amici Opera: L'Amico Fritz Fully staged production of Mascagni's opera. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 5/6. 2:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts: Masterworks - A Night at the Opera Choruses from operas and operettas by Verdi, Purcell, Gilbert & Sullivan, Mozart & others. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 104 S. Village Ave., Exton. paperforming.org. $10; $8 students, seniors and active military. 5/5. 7:30 pm. Also West Pikeland Municipal Building & Cultural Center, 1645 Art School Rd., Chester Springs; 610-827-7660. paperforming.org. $10; $8 students, seniors and active military. 5/6. 3:30 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Strauss' 'Elektra' Concert performance featuring guest vocalists. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $39-$124. 5/10.

Philadelphia Voices of Pride: Songs From the Movies Cabaret performance fundraiser featuring classic & modern cinematic songs. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; PVOPCabaret@gmail.com. www.pvop.org. $25. 5/5. 8 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. 5/8.

Dance

GraceDance Theater: Moments With Grace Annual spring performance. William Penn Charter School - Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, 3000 W. School House Ln.; 215-748-7101. $25. 5/5, 5/6.

Greek Festival Food, music & folk dancing, homemade pastries, gift shop, jewelry & more. Rain or shine. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 30 E. Forge Rd., Media. www.stgeorgemedia.org/festival/. Free. 5/4, 5/5, 5/6.

Headlong Dance Theater: Desire A new performance. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. $15. 5/4, 5/5, 5/6.

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. 5/8.

Paul Taylor Dance Company This group's style ranges from provocative & profound to quirky & comedic. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.ptdc.org/. $20-$58. 5/8. 8 pm.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Peter Pan Dance interpretation of the J.M. Barrie tale, w/choreography by Trey McIntyre & music by Elgar. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $20-$140. 5/4, 5/5, 5/6.

Shen Yun Divine Performing Arts brings together over a hundred dancers, choreographers & musicians. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.ShenYun2012.com. $60-$150. 5/8, 5/9.

Other performances

Bebe Neuwirth Tony-winning performer widely recognized for her role as Lilith on the series 'Cheers.' Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $50-$75. 5/5. 8 pm.

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.

New Horizons Glee Club: Broadway Lights - Cabaret Nights Concert of hits from various Broadway shows & musical tributes to noted cabaret acts of the '40s. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Free. 5/5. 1 pm.

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Broadway Showstoppers Concert of works from Broadway musicals. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.phillypops.org. $28-$111.

Popcorn & Playbills: Musicals on the Silver Screen Concert of works from movie musicals. Admission includes wine, hors d'oeuvres & dessert. Markeim Arts Center, Lincoln Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8585. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 5/4. 7:30 pm.

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