Performance and classical music listings

Posted: June 01, 2012

Theater

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.

All I Ask Of You Musical tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring songs from shows like 'Cats,' 'Phantom of the Opera' & 'Evita.' Closes 6/16. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

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. $25-$32; $22-$29 seniors.

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Story of the rocker's rise to fame. Closes 7/15. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

Cape May Stage: Uncle Jacques' Symphony A jazz drummer struggles with the transition from late-night club gigs to a normal 9-to-5 job. Closes 6/15. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: National Tour Stage adaptation of the animated musical. Closes 6/10. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.beautyandthebeastontour.com. $40-$120.

EgoPo Festival of Jewish Theater: A Dybbuk A village wedding celebration is interrupted by a spirit out for revenge. Closes 6/17. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. egopo.org. $32.

InterAct Theatre Company: Etched in Skin on a Sunlight Night Drama about an African American woman living abroad who must contend with an unexpected visitor. Closes 6/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $18-$20.

InterAct Theatre Company: Etched in Skin on a Sunlight Night Drama about an African-American woman living abroad who must contend with an unexpected visitor. Closes 6/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $28-$40.

Jumpstart Showcase The next wave of live performance talent in Philadelphia. Closes 6/2. Live Arts Studio, 919 N. 5th St.; 215-413-1318. $18; $12 students.

Legally Blonde: The Musical Based on the film. Closes 6/3. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $15.

Luna Theater Company: Identity Crisis Play Festival World premiere featuring ten 10-minute plays. Closes 6/3. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 866-811-4111. www.lunatheater.org. $18-$28.

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.

New City Stage Company: Asymmetric New City Stage completes sixth season with new espionage thriller from Mac Rogers. Closes 6/10. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $22-$24; $20 seniors and students.

New City Stage Company: Savage/Love & Tongues Return of Philly Fringe 2011 production. Closes 6/3. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $10.

Reasons to Be Pretty Neil LaBute's romantic drama, presented by Philadelphia Theatre Company. Closes 6/24. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. $46-$59.

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. $32-$50; $25.60-$36 military with ID; $20 students 25 and under with ID and proof of age.

Shakespeare's Will Several actresses embody the heart & mind of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife. Closes 6/24. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25-$42 children under 17.

Star Wars: A New Musical Hope Bootless Stageworks presents a musical parody of the science fiction classic. Closes 6/17. OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S Poplar St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263. www.bootless.org. $18; $15 seniors; $10 students; $5 children under 13.

The Island Two political prisoners struggle to put together a performance of the Sophocles play 'Antigone.' Closes 6/10. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $28-$36; $25-$33 seniors; $18-$26 students.

Topdog/Underdog GoKash Productions presents Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize- winning drama. Closes 6/17. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. www.gokashproductions.com. $15-$25.

Travesties Tom Stoppard comedy on some of the 20th century's unique revolutionary minds. Closes 6/23. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $20; $15 students 12-17.

Tulipomania Strangers in a bar recollect Holland's tulip bulb 'bubble' & the corruption that factored into it. Closes 7/1. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $29-$45.

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.

Storybook Musical Theatre: The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man & friends adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 6/3. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $11 children.

The Jungle Book New show based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling. Closes 7/28. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Princeton Triangle Show: Doomsdays of Our Lives Musical comedy about the end of the world. Closes 6/2. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.triangleshow.com. $25-$50.

The Birds Ancient Greek comedy about a man who becomes the ruler of a city in the sky. Closes 6/2. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $12; $10 students and seniors.

The Children's Hour The malicious gossip of one little girl destroys the lives of two women in this Lillian Hellman drama. Closes 6/16. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005. www.playcrafters.org. $15.

Classical Music

Bach's Lunch Tea luncheon & a mini-concert featuring members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. $30. 6/6.

Camerata Ama Deus Period instrument chamber ensemble. Bryn Mawr College - Thomas Great Hall, Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. voxamadeus.org/about/camerata. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 6/3. 6 pm. Also Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin's Lane. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 6/1. 8 pm.

Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra Performance of classical symphonies. Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-0200. www.lowermerionsymphony.org. Free. 6/3. 3-5 pm.

Oxana Harlamova, Pianist Concert of works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff & Schubert. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 6/3. 3-4:30 pm.

Stretched Strings Fingerstyle guitarists perform. Puck, 85 Printers Alley, Doylestown; 215-348-9000. $10. 6/3. 5 pm.

Sunday Reception for New Faces Exhibit Featuring classical guitarist Marisol Rampolla. Artists' House Gallery, 57 N. 2d St.; 215-923-8440. Free. 6/3. 1-4 pm.

Amici Opera Company: The Tales of Hoffman Fully staged production of the Offenbach opera. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale. $22 advance, $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 6/3. 2:30 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. 6/5.

Slaying the Dragon Opera version of 'Not by the Sword.' Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. $39-$79. 6/7.

The Savoy Company: The Mikado Comic operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-338-0881. www.savoy.org. $17.50-$60. 6/1, 6/2.

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. 6/6.

Double Shot Wing Wednesday Dance bachata, mambo, and salsa, then replenish your energy with hopping music and spicy wings. Atrium Dance supplies a lesson, you supply your beverage of choice. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 6/6.

Drexel Dance Ensemble Spring Concert Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $10; $5 Drexel students. 6/1, 6/2.

Freshman Dance Company Spring Concert Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $10. 6/2, 6/3.

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. 6/5.

Pennsylvania Ballet: N.Y. Export - Opus Jazz Program of works choreographed by Jerome Robbins & Peter Martins, w/a world premiere piece from Matthew Neenan. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $20-$140. 6/1, 6/2, 6/3.

The Rock School Dance Showcase: Baroque Dances Students perform. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. $28-$35. 6/6. 7 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. 6/3.

Us. Two Philadelphia dance companies celebrate Memorial Day weekend in a very countercultural way. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. $10-$20. 6/1, 6/2, 6/3.

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