Performance and classical music listings

Posted: June 08, 2012

Theater

11th Hour Theatre Company: The Marvelous Wonderettes Philadelphia premiere of the girl-pop musical. Closes 6/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-987-9865. www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org. $30.

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; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

Any Wednesday A company CEO must dance around the truth when he winds up stuck in a room with his wife, his mistress & an associate. Closes 6/30. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $23.

Any Wednesday A company CEO must dance around the truth when he winds up stuck in a room with his wife, his mistress & an associate. Closes 6/30. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $26-$35.

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;.

Beautiful Boy The story of a man trying to come to terms w/his son's autism diagnosis. Closes 6/24. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25-$42 children 17 and under.

Big Daddy Graham: Last Call... Remembering My Dad Funny & touching show about Graham's relationship w/his father. Closes 6/16. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $25.

BRAT Productions' Get Behind Me Satan A romantic fantasia set to the White Stripes' album 'Get Behind Me Satan.' Closes 6/16. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St. www.bratproductions.org/production/rock-and-awe. $12.

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

Cape Island Theatre Company: 1912 A young woman discovers a secret & is forced to make a life-altering choice. Closes 9/9. Old Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Rd., Cape May; 609-408-6595. www.capeislandtheatre.com. $27; $22 children 12 and under.

Cape May Stage: At Wit's End A look at the life & career of colorful musician/comic Oscar Levant. Closes 6/11. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $20.

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.

Community Matters: Schoolhouse Staged reading & discussion. Closes 6/11. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; Reservations required: 610-644-3500. peopleslight.org/content/community-matters-0. Free.

Crowded Kitchen Players: Animal Crackers Classic Marx Brothers comedy hits the stage. Closes 6/24. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.ckplayers.com. $19; $15 seniors; $10 students.

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

East Lynne Theater Company: Ruth Draper's Company of Characters Show featuring some of Draper's most memorable 'character monologues.' Closes 7/21. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students; free for children 12 and under.

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.

Hazard County Philadelphia premiere of Allison Moore's comedy. Closes 7/1. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100. www.azukatheatre.org. $18; $13 seniors and students.

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-$35.

Laugh Out Loud Theatre Company: With a Song in My Heart Revue featuring selections from shows like 'Annie Get Your Gun,' 'Anything Goes' & 'Meet Me in St. Louis.' Closes 6/17. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; 941-544-0164. jdsentertainments.com. $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor Immersive theatrical experience w/a 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 their sixth season with an 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.

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

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 South 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 most unique revolutionary minds. Closes 6/23. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). $20; $15 students 12-17.

Travesties Tom Stoppard comedy on some of the 20th century's most unique revolutionary minds. Closes 6/23. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). $25; $20 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. 2nd 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. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $30-$32; $20-$22 teens; $16-$18 children.

Snow White The classic Grimm's fairy tale brought to life with music, puppets & live actors. Closes 6/9. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Songs for All Seasons: Reviewsical 2012 Culminating performance of a year-long performance class for children in greades K-3. Closes 6/12. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 610-642-0233. Donation suggested: $8.

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.

Avenue Q The Once Upon a Time Players present the Tony Award-winning musical. Closes 6/10. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.

Colonial Quickies! Eleven original short plays written by playwrights from across the region & the country, staged by nearly 30 local theater artists. Closes 6/23. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12.

Desperate Affection A woman's seemingly perfect new boyfriend is harboring a stunning secret. Closes 6/30. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Hairspray A spirited teen in '60s-era Baltimore wins a spot on a TV dance program, then sets out to make some changes. Closes 6/24. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $20-$23; $18-$21 seniors and students; $15 children.

Lucky Stiff Comic musical form the creators of 'Ragtime,' 'Seussical' & 'Once On This Island.' Closes 6/24. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. www.thecentretheater.org. $20.

Plaza Suite Neil Simon's trio of one-act comedies. Closes 6/24. Village Players of Hatboro, 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro; Reservations required: 215-675-6774. $10-$12.

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.

The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman's drama about a prosperous Southern family torn apart by money, murder, theft & betrayal. Closes 6/24. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Actors' NET of Bucks County: 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.ort. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.

The Rocky Horror Show The musical that became a movie & a cult sensation comes to Chapel Street. Closes 6/23. Chapel Street Players, 27 N. Chapel St., Newark; Box Office: 302-368-2248. chapelstreetplayers.org. $18; $5 prop bags.

Classical Music

All-Steinway Celebration: Children Helping Children Perform-a-thon Students of 22 regional teachers will perform on the Horowith Piano to beneift the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern. Free. 6/9, 6/10.

All-Steinway Celebration: Faculty Concert William Carr, DMA and Immaculata Music Department faculty will perform on the Horowitz Piano in Memorial Hall. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern. Free. 6/8. 7:30 pm.

Avi Avital, Mandolinist Grammy-nominated mandolinist. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2nd St.; 215-928-0978. www.aviavital.com. $15. 6/14. 8 pm.

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra The only regional professional orchestra to champion ethnic diversity in classical music. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.blackpearlco.org. Free. 6/8. 6 pm.

Cape May Music Festival: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Featuring the music of Shostakovich, Foerster & Beethoven. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; Cape May Music Festival: 609-884-5404. www.njsymphony.org. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students. 6/14. 8 pm.

Cape May Music Festival: The New York Chamber Ensemble - Top of the 20th Concert of works by Cole Porter, Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill & others, w/soprano Ariadne Grief & accordionist William Schimmel. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; Cape May Music Festival: 609-884-5404. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students. 6/12. 8 pm.

Drexel All-College Choir & Drexel String Orchestra The All-College Choir and Drexel String Orchestra will perform works from the Classic and Romantic eras. Drexel University - Main Auditorium, 3141 Chestnut St. Free. 6/8. 7:30 pm.

Drexel University Concert Band The Concert Band is an ensemble of over 60 players, performing classic and contemporary band literature of the highest quality. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33rd St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787 (ARTS). Free. 6/10. 7 pm.

Lisamarie McGrath, Cynthia Folio & Jean-Francois Proulx: Flutists & Pianist Concert of works by Yuko Uebayashi & Freidrich Kuhlau, w/an original composition by Folio. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 6/10. 3-4:30 pm.

Meridee Winters School of Music: Year End Music Festival 300 students perform in 14 shows over the weekend. Saturday Club, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne. www.mwschoolofmusic.com. Free. 6/9, 6/10.

Newark Community Band Volunteer group playing marches, showtunes & light classical music. White Clay Creek State Park, 1475 Creek Rd., Newark; 302-368-6900. www.newarkcommunityband.com. Included in admission. 6/13. 6:30 pm.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra: Louis Scaglione, Conductor Concert of works by Ravel, Debussy & Berlioz. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $20-$30. 6/10. 7:30 pm.

West Philadelphia Orchestra 15 talented Philly musicians playing an eclectic, vibrant mix of music inspired by Eastern European styles. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. www.westphiladelphiaorchestra.com. $10-$12. 6/8. 9 pm.

Amici Opera: A Concert of Classical Gems Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Rd., Ambler; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 6/10. 3 pm.

Center City Opera Theater: Slaying the Dragon World premiere opera by Michael Ching & Ellen Frankel. Performed in English. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-238-1555. $39-$79. 6/9, 6/14.

Center City Opera Theater: Slaying the Dragon World premiere opera by Michael Ching & Ellen Frankel. Performed in English. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-238-1555. $59. 6/14.

Edward Bogusz & Friends: The Figaro Project Concert performance in English of Mozart's comic opera 'The Marriage of Figaro.' St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 409 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; edwardboguszandfriends@yahoo.com. $12 advance; $15 day of show; $8 students and seniors. 6/10. 3:30 pm.

Il Divo Four internationally renowned young male singers apply operatic technique & virtuosity to popular romantic songs. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52nd St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.ildivo.com/. $59.50-$129.50. 6/9. 8 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: Dark Sisters New opera about a woman attempting escape from her life with the FLDS Church. Performed in English. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.operaphila.org. $21-$132. 6/8, 6/10, 6/13.

Philadelphia Voices of Pride: In a World of Our Own GLBT mixed-voice chorus presents its spring concert. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515. www.pvop.org. $20. 6/9. 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. 6/12.

VOICES Chorale & the Bucks County Choral Society: Cathedral Classics 140-voice joint choir performs works by Poulenc, Handel, Rachmaninoff, Howells, Bairstown & Barber. Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.VOICESChorale.org. $25-$75. 6/10. 7:30 pm.

Dance

Animus World music fusion. The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music (PSALM Salon), 5841 Overbrook Ave.; 215-477-7578. www.animusmusic.com. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 6/9. 8 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly dance sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 6/13.

Cross Rhythms An evening of tap dance. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St.; ladyhoofers.weebly.com/tickets.html. $20. 6/8. 8 pm.

Future 5-piece band based out of D.C. The Theater of the Living Arts (TLA), 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.thebandcalledfuture.com. $25-$40. 6/8. 8 pm.

Headlong Dance Theater: Avalanche A dance performance about the changes as we get older. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. $5. 6/14.

Islamic Heritage Festival Children's activities, boat rides, guest speakers, health fair, open market bazaar, live Islamic music, dancers & more. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. Free. 6/9. 2-8 pm.

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. 6/12, 6/9.

The Lustig Dance Theatre NJ-based dance company founded in 2010. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). lustigdancetheatre.org. $45. 6/9. 8 pm.

The Monarch Dance Company: Testimony A dance performance about daily interactions. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. $16. 6/8, 6/9, 6/10.

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. 6/10.

UCP Motor Cars A benefit for United Cerebral Palsy featuring an auto show, live music, auctions, dancing, and dinner. Citizens Bank Park, N. Pattison Ave.; 215-463-1000. $250. 6/13. 6 pm.

Other performances

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

Squidling Brothers Sideshow: Carnivolution Latest sideshow with a large cast of circus, burlesque & musical performers. Closes 10/12. Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St. www.squidlingbros.com. $10.

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