Performance and classical music listings

Posted: July 13, 2012

Theater

A Grand Night for Singing Tribute to the composing team of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Closes 7/22. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$54.

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 Pl. www.asaturdayschild.com. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

After the End Dark comedy by Dennis Kelly. Closes 7/22. The A&E Studio, 1233 Vine St. gdpproductions.herokuapp.com/shows/6. $13 advance; $15 day of show.

Annie Musical about a spirited orphan & her canine sidekick. Closes 7/21. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

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 Island Theatre Company: 1912 A young woman discovers a secret & is forced to make a life-altering choice. Closes 9/22. 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 Tempers 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.

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 12 and under.

JC3 Reading of a new work from playwright Seth Rozin. Closes 7/17. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

Jesus Christ Superstar Featuring the Media Theatre Teen Ensemble & special guests. Closes 8/5. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $15.

Love Is Here to Stay Featuring the music of George & Ira Gershwin. Closes 7/29. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $33; $10 students 25 and under with ID and proof of age.

Mazeppa Productions: Spring Awakening Tony-winning coming-of-age story. Closes 7/28. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. www.mazeppaproductions.org. $20 advance; $25 day of show.

Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown A young reporter must decide if getting a story scoop is worth putting his life in danger. Closes 8/19. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25-$42 children 17 and under.

Not Now Darling Ray Cooney comedy featuring romantic complications, suspicious wives & mistaken identities. Closes 8/12. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $28-$32; $25-$29 seniors; $10 students and children.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many The story of a grieving family whose lives are changed when a new pastor comes to town. Closes 7/19. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

Princeton Summer Theater: Boeing-Boeing A man juggling 3 fiancees must think quickly when they inadvertently arrive in town at the same time. Closes 7/29. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. www.princetonsummertheater.org. $20-$25; $20 students.

Princeton Summer Theater: Gaslight Psychological thriller about a couple whose lives begin to unravel amidst a web of uncertainty & deceit. Closes 7/15. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. www.princetonsummertheater.org. $20-$25; $20 students.

Robert Dubac: Free Range Thinking Witty solo show highlighting culture's many hypocritical turns & the complexity of the human experience. Closes 8/12. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $22.

The World Famous Pontani Sisters Sister trio who perform top-notch classic burlesque. Closes 7/13. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.pontanisisters.com/. $19.50-$33.

Tudor Theatrical Productions: Shakespeare in the Park - Love's Labour's Lost Shakespeare's comedy is presented in outdoor venues. Closes 7/21. The Willows Mansion & Estate, 490 Darby Paoli Rd., Wayne. www.tudortheatricals.org. Free. Also Valley Forge National Historical Park - Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge.

Women in Jep Developmental production of a new comedy about women who worry their mutual friend's new beau may be a killer. Closes 7/15. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $15; $5 students with ID.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Winnie, Piglet & pals set out to rescue a kidnapped Christopher Robin from his captors. Closes 7/13. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $9.

Little Mermaid The story of a mermaid who dreams of a life on land. Closes 8/10 Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $12.50-$15.

Lunch With the Pirates Interactive pirate-themed lunch. Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $18; $10 children 3-12.

Michael Boudewyns: Once Upon a Time A playful take on storybook tales. Closes 7/17. Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. $8.50.

Music Man, Jr. A con man's schemes are thrown awry when he falls for a local woman. Closes 7/20. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $9.

Peter Pan Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys & pals adventure through Neverland. Closes 8/3. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $12.50-$15.

Snow White & the Little People Snow White & some 'little people' from the audience embark on an adventure. Closes 8/11. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

Stockton Children's Summer Playhouse: The Three Bears Goldilocks & the Three Bears is told from the bears' point of view in this children's musical. Closes 7/18. Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May; 855-708-9699. $6.50-$8.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Theatre for Young Audiences Upper Darby Summer Stage presents a Broadway musical adaptation of Mark Twain's story. Closes 7/20. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.

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.

The Music Man, Jr. A con man's schemes are thrown awry when he falls for a local woman. Closes 7/13. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $8.

Annie Musical. Presented by Methacton Community Theater. Closes 7/21. Perkiomen Valley Middle School - East, 100 Kagey Rd., Collegeville; 610-489-6449. www.methactoncommunitytheater.org. $15; $10 seniors and children under 12.

Avon Grove Community Theater: The Music Man A con man's schemes are thrown awry when he falls for a local woman. Closes 7/29. Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln. www.actheater.org. $15; $12 seniors.

Fiddler on the Roof One of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Closes 8/5. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. $25.

Legally Blonde: The Musical Hit musical based on the movie. Closes 7/15. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.

Make Me a Match A corporate executive hires a matchmaker to set her up on some dates, but things don't go as planned. Closes 8/19. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

MN Players: Proof MN Players, soon to be known as Spotlight Theatre, presents 'Proof' by David Auburn. Closes 7/28. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. mnplayers.co. $12-$15.

Our House Comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Closes 7/28. Spring Garden Mill, Route 332. Tyler State Park, Newtown; 215-860-0818. www.langhorneplayers.org. $15-$17.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Presented by MoorArts. Closes 7/21. Moorestown High School, 350 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown; 856-778-6600 Ext 28033. $17; $12 seniors and for students.

The Wedding Singer '80s musical comedy based on the film. Closes 7/28. The Barn, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; 610-584-4005. $15.

Thoroughly Modern Millie A woman sets out to make a new life for herself in NYC circa the 1920s. Closes 8/4. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

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.

Classical Music

Chester County Pops Orchestra Chesco Pops. J.R. Fugett Middle School, 500 Ellis Ln., West Chester. www.chescopops.org. $15; $12 seniors; $5 students; free 12 and under. 7/17. 7:30 pm. Also Phoenixville Area High School, 1200 Gay St., Phoenixville. $15; $12 seniors; $5 students; free 12 and under. 7/19. 7:30 pm.

Chris Botti & the Philadelphia Orchestra The Orchestra is joined in concert by trumpeter & occasional singer Botti. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $19.50-$52. 7/19. 8 pm.

Gillian Grassie Grassie is a Philadelphia-based harpist. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. $16 day of show. 7/13. 8 pm.

Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival: Ilya Itin, Pianist Concert of works by Chopin, Ravel & Yehudi Wyner. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. $20; $15 seniors and students. 7/13. 8 pm.

Lenape Chamber Ensemble Bucks County's resident chamber music ensemble since 1975. Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown; 610-294-9361. www.lenapechamberensemble.org. $18; $15 students and seniors. 7/14.

Ocean City Pops: Mancini & Moonlight Concert of works by Henry Mancini, w/guest vocalists Nat Chandler & Terri Dale Hansen. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. oceancitypops.org. $12-$20. 7/17. 8 pm.

Trevor Workman Music in the pastoral setting of Valley Forge National Historical Park, rain or shine. Bring blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. Workman is carillonneur of Bournville Village Trust in England. Summer Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge. Free. 7/18. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera: Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades Features a Russian libretto by the composer's brother Modest Tchaikovsky. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 409 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 under 12. 7/15. 4 pm.

Bryn Mawr Mainliners 100-voice men's barbershop chorus. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. www.mainliners.org. Free. 7/18. 7:30 pm.

Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Of the University of Cambridge, England. Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut St. Donations accepted. 7/19. 12:15 pm.

Ocean City Pops: A Night at the Opera Concert of opera excerpts w/guest vocalists. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. oceancitypops.org. $10-$15. 7/15. 8 pm.

Dance

African Drum Class Mohamed Bangoura, master African drummer, will guest-teach a dance and drum workshop. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 7/18.

BalletX Summer Series BalletX closes the season with two world premiere dances. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $35; $30 seniors; $22 students. 7/13, 7/14, 7/15.

Belly Dance with Yareli Beginner and intermediate class. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 7/17.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 7/18.

Dance Xplosion Competition Dancers of all ages compete in a wide range of categories & styles. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; Box Office: 609-729-9000. www.dancexplosiontalent.com. Free. 7/13, 7/14.

Hula & Tahitian Dance Learn dance styles. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 7/16.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level dance session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5 per session. 7/18.

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. 7/17.

Other performances

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

Jennifer Childs & Tony Braithwaite: Let's Pretend We're Famous 'Let's Pretend We're Married' stars present their latest comic cabaret. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $25-$29.

Lee Roy Reams: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance Revue starring the Tony-nominated actor, director & choreographer. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $50. 7/16. 8 pm.

Linda Gentille & the Jersey Shore Pops: Gershwin Is Grand Multimedia show celebrating the music & career of George Gershwin. Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, Cape May; Box Office: 609-463-1924. $25 advance; $40 day of show. 7/14. 7:30 pm.

Mazeppa Productions: An Evening With Lindsay Roberts A solo concert of old classics, new hits & beloved showtunes. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. $15. 7/15. 7:30 pm.

Squidling Brothers Sideshow: Carnivolution A monthly DIY circus show full of puppets, costumes & guest sideshow & circus. Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St. www.squidlingbros.com. $10.

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