Performance and classical music listings

Posted: June 22, 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.

A Saturday's Child: Monday Night Monologues A rotating set of actors deliver a diverse range of monologues. Closes 7/23. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. www.asaturdayschild.com. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

All I Ask of You Revue of music from Broadway shows & movies like 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Carousel,' 'Gone With the Wind' & more. Closes 6/24. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students and children.

Angels in America, Party One: Millennium Approaches Tony & Pulitzer-winning drama by Tony Kushner. Closes 7/1. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $46-$56; $41-$51 seniors; $23-$28 students and ages 20-29.

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.

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.

BRAT Productions' SAGA: The Rock Opera Presented by BRAT Productions. Closes 6/23. L'Etage, 625 Bainbridge & 6th Sts. www.bratproductions.org. $15.

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: God of Carnage pers flare when 2 sets of parents meet to discuss their children's misbehavior. Closes 8/3. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

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.

Drunk Lion The story of the unlikely friendship between an alcoholic lion & a foreigner visiting Mexico. Closes 6/23. Robin's Books & Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. solowfetival.blogspot.com. $10-$15.

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.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company: Broadway on the OC Boardwalk II 2012 cast members & Broadway star Annie Golden perform selections from the company's past 5 seasons. Closes 6/27. The Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $18-$20.

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. $27; $22 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.

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.

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 7/1. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200. $33-$38; $15 students.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Collaborative Stage Productions presents this adaptation for the stage of the famous novel. Closes 6/30. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. theeagletheatre.com/one_flew_cuckoos. $22.

Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival: Sweeney Todd Tony-winning Sondheim musical about a murderous barber. Closes 7/1. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455 (WILL). $42-$52; $39-$49 students and seniors.

Princeton Festival: Once Upon a Mattress Musical take on the classic story of 'The Princess & the Pea.' Closes 6/23. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $45.

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.

Suburban Motel Featuring two plays by George F. Walker, 'Featuring Loretta' & 'The End of Civilization,' performed in repertory. Closes 6/30. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255 (WALK). $20; $30 for both shows.

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.

Once Upon A Mattress Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, 'Princess and the Pea.' Closes 6/30. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $45.

Pinnochio The tale of a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy. Closes 6/30. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

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.

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.

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.

Commotion Festival: The Greatest Life That Never Was Series of monologues about what people whose lives were lost to tragedy might have accomplished given more time. Closes 6/23. Mitchum-Wilson Funeral Home, 1410 S. 20th St. commotionphilly.org. Free.

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.

Henry IV Part I Arden Shakespeare Gild presents the play in an outdoor amphitheatre. Bring a picnic. Lecture at 5 pmCloses 6/30. Frank Stephens Memorial Theater (Field Theater), 2310 Woodland Ln., Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenshakespearegild.org. $10; $8 members; $5 children 12 and under; $5 on 6/24 and 6/27.

Lost In Yonkers Neil Simon's emotional comic drama. Closes 6/27. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 215-860-7058. www.newtownartscompany.com. $16-$19.

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 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 Music Man Classic Meredeth Willson musical. Closes 6/24. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 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.

Clueless at the Physick Estate Try to solve a mystery while touring the Estate. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $18.

Deadly Dessert A crime is committed at a company's holiday party, & it's up to the audience to solve it. Open ended run. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $42.95.

Classical Music

Balkan Beat Box Israeli musical collective founded in 2003. The Blockley, 38th & Chestnut St.; 215-222-1234. www.balkanbeatbox.com. $17-$20. 6/23. 9 pm.

Bella Hristova, Violinist Concert of works by Corigliano, Puts, Piazolla & Bach. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 6/24. 3-4:30 pm.

Delaware Chamber Music Festival Four concerts featuring some of the area's finest chamber players. The Music School of Delaware, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-442-0572. dcmf.org. $22; $20 seniors; $10 students age 7-college; free for children 6 and under. 6/22, 6/24.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven's 9th Concert of works by Beethoven, Bach & Gabrieli, w/Xian Zhang conducting. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52nd St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $12.50-$49.50. 6/27. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Stokowski Audience Choice Featuring selections from 'Fantasia.' Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$100. 6/23. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Stokowski Celebration II Works by Brahms, Ippolitov-Ivanov & Wagner, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$100. 6/22. 2 pm.

Portland Cello Project Rotating cast of cellists who mix classical with modern Top 40 songs for a unique sound. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.myspace.com/celloproject. $10. 6/27. 8 pm.

Wylie Crawford, Carilloneur Outdoor Carillon concert. Rain or shine. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr. Donations accepted. 6/28. 7 pm.

Amici Opera: Herold's Zampa Fully staged production of an opera comique in three acts by French composer Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold. Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 6/24.

Bel Canto Children's Chorus: World Choir Games Send-off Concert A preview of the music the choir will perform during the World Choir Games in July in Cincinnati. Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Rd., Harleysville. Donations accepted. 6/28. 7 pm.

Concert Operetta Theater: Thine Alone! The Music of Victor Herbert A concert honoring the composer Victor Herbert. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-389-0648. www.concertoperetta.com. $39l $20 seniors; $10 students; free for children 16 and under. 6/23, 6/24.

Princeton Festival: Opera Double Bill Performance of one-act operas by Puccini & Rachmaninoff. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.princetonfestival.org. $30-$125. 6/23.

Russian Opera Workshop: Rachmaninoff's Aleko Concerts sung in Russian with English supertitles. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. www.russianoperaworkshop.com. Free. 6/26, 6/27, 6/28.

The Princeton Festival: Choral Concert Featuring the music of Britten, Brahms, Guastavino & Lauridsen. Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.princetonfestival.org. $20. 6/28. 7 pm.

Dance

Annual Celtic Day Celebrate Celtic history with music, dancing, food & more. Bristol Lions Park, Mill & Radcliffe Sts., Bristol; 215-788-5918. Free. 6/24. 1-8 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. 6/27.

Chinese Culture & Dance Performance Performers from the Minghui Chinese School dance team will sweep audiences away with vibrant costumes, traditional music, and dynamic dances. Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne; 610-688-3553. Free. 6/27. 11:30-12:15 pm.

Commotion Festival: Shiloh Dance Days Performance installation, dinner & physical theatre production. Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St.; Reservations required: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3662418392?ref=ebtn. commotionphilly.org. Free. 6/27, 6/28.

King of Pop Hip-Hop Workshop Learn various dance routines set to the music of Michael Jackson. The Arts Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St. phillydancefitness.com. $12 advance; $15 after 6/22. 6/24. 2-3:30 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. 6/26.

Open House at Merge Dance Studio Learn more about Merge Dance Studio at their Open House. Merge Dance Studio, 4047 Cresson St. Free. 6/26, 6/28.

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. 6/24.

Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble Sensational movement, music & stilt walking. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave., Berwyn. Free. 6/27. 7 pm.

Other performances

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Summertime The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of works from the Gershwin classic 'Porgy and Bess.' Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20; free for children under 12. 6/22. 6-8 pm.

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

Full House: A Series of Cabarets Presented by Quince Productions. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.quinceproductions.com/fullhouse.html. $25.

Hooray for Hollywood Concert of music from various movies. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $33; $10 students 25 and under with ID and proof of age.

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