Performance and classical music listings

Posted: July 27, 2012

Theater

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.

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: The Poe Mysteries World premiere theatrical adaptation of several of Edgar Allan Poe's mystery stories. Closes 9/1. 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.

Evil Dead: The Musical Comedy based on the films. Closes 7/28. OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-887-9300. www.bootless.org. $20; $25 Splatter zone.

Express Tracks A staged reading of a new play written by South Camden Theatre Company's Joseph M. Paprzycki. Closes 7/30. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden. www.southcamdentheatre.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.

Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor Immersive theatrical experience w/Ouija board session & round-table seance w/simulated ghostly visitors. Closes 7/28. Mill Race Arts Center, 26-28 White St.., Mount Holly; Reservations required: 609-850-8189. www.misslillyseance.com. $20.

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.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's spirited comedy offers a tale of two courtships. Closes 8/5. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. $34-$52.

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: The American Plan A new romance is threatened when secrets come to light. Closes 8/12. 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. $27-$33.

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? - National Tour One-man show examining the differences between men & women. Closes 8/5. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. www.maleintellect.com/. $33.

The Sound of Music Musical about a young nun who takes a job as caretaker for a widower's children. Closes 8/25. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

Bound for Broadway Kid-friendly revue of hits from musicals. Closes 7/27. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $8.

Firebird Children's Theatre: The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow & friends adventure in the land of Oz. Closes 7/28. Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. www.firebirdtheatre.net. $10; $8 seniors and students; $5 under 12.

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.

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 A girl tries to evade her evil stepmother with the help of some new friends. Closes 7/29. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $8.

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.

Snow White, Jr. A girl tries to evade her evil stepmother with the help of some new friends. Closes 7/27. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $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.

Upper Darby Summer Stage: Seussical Jr. Youth theater participants perform 'Horton Hears a Who' musical. Closes 7/27. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.

8 Reading of '8,' a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. Closes 7/28. Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton; Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006. www.penningtonplayers.org. $10.

Annie Jr. Summer Stage production. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.

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.

Chicago the Musical Tony Award winner Closes 7/29. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.

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.

For Your Eyes Only A former drug dealer's near-death experience changes his life & turns him to God. Closes 7/28. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St. www.chosenwrita.com. $20 advance; $25 day of show.

Gypsy Award-winning musical, presented by Actors' NET of Buck County. Closes 7/29. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-295-3694. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

King of Prussia Players: Fiddler on the Roof The award-winning musical makes its debut on the King of Prussia Players stage. Closes 7/28. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown; 610-277-9505. www.kofpplayers.org. $17; $12 seniors and students under 18.

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; 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.

Nifty Fifties Musical revue is the culmination of the summer theatre program, featuring 150 young people ages 8-15. Closes 8/4. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees. www.voorheestheatre.org. $7.

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.

Seussical the Musical The Avalon Players present. Avalon Elementary School, 32nd and Ocean Dr., Avalon, NJ. $8.

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.

Let's Host a Murder A murder-themed party gets out of hand, turning all the guests into suspects. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.

Classical Music

Cirque de la Symphonie Acrobatic troupe who team with local symphonies to present concerts that pair classical scores w/acrobatic feats. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. www.cirquedelasymphonie.com. $20-$25. 7/31. 8 pm.

Jersey Shore Pops: I Love Paris Canadian singer Claude Eric is often compared to Michael Buble. Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Rte. 9, Cape May; 1-800-838-3006. $25 advance; $40 day of show. 7/28. 7:30 pm.

Julia Littleton, Carillonneur Music in the pastoral setting of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Held rain or shine. Please bring blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. Julia Littleton is from Virginia. Summer Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge. Free. 8/1. 7:30 pm.

Ocean City Pops: Eddie Bruce - A Tribute to Tony Bennett Singer Eddie Bruce pays tribute to Bennett's music & offers interpretations of Bennett's hits. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9248. oceancitypops.org. $12-$20. 8/1. 8 pm.

Ocean City Pops: Our Three Tenors I Featuring guest vocalists Shawn Mathey, John Viscardi & Jeffrey Halili. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. ceancitypops.org. $20. 7/29. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Neighborhood Concert - Cristian Macelaru, Conductor Summertime program. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. www.philorch.org. Free. 7/27. 8 pm.

Southampton Chamber Music Society Piano trio performs works by Chopin, Debussy & Schubert. Southampton Estates Auditorium, 238 Street Rd., Rt. 132, Southampton. Free. 7/29. 3 pm.

Spectral Impressions: Music of Philippe Hurel Argento Chamber Ensemble performs several of Hurel's pieces. Rodin Museum, Franklin Parkway at 22d St.; 215-763-8100. $25. 7/28. 5:30-8 pm.

Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey 40-member woodwind, brass & percussion group. Barclay Farmstead, 209 Barclay La., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. Free. 7/31. 6:30 pm.

Amici Opera: Maria Padilla Donizetti opera. Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 under 12. 7/29.

Voices Chorale: Summer Sings Area singers are invited to join for an informal read-through of choral masterworks. Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Rd., Hopewell, NJ. Donation suggested: $10. 8/1. 7:30 pm.

Dance

After Work Fish Fry Music, dancing, good and fun. $10 fish platters cooked to order. LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-4415. No cover charge. 7/27. 5 pm.

Animus World music fusion. Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Mercerville; 609-586-0616. www.animusmusic.com. $12. 7/27. 7:30 pm. Also World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $12. 7/29. 7:30 pm.

Belly Dance with Yareli Beginner and intermediate class. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 7/31.

Brandywine Ballet Company Nonprofit company of students & guest artists. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. www.brandywineballet.com. Free. 7/27. 7:30 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 8/1.

Hula & Tahitian Dance Learn dance styles. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 7/30.

Illadelph Legends Evening of hip-hop dance performances w/Rennie Harris' Rhaw, In Da Clutch, I Am Phresh & Skin Dance Co. NYC. The Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave. Donation suggested: $5 minimum. 7/28. 6-9 pm.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5 per session. 8/1.

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. 7/31.

Philadelphia Dance Day Local companies offer a full afternoon of free classes in different styles. Center City, Vine St. phillydancefitness.com/philadelphia-dance-day. Free. 7/28. 10 am-5 pm.

Philadelphia Dance Day Evening Programming Evening of zumba, ballroom & salsa dancing, followed by a social dance. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square www.phillydancefitness.com. $5. 7/28. 6 pm.

Step Afrika! Dance form combining rhythmic footwork, body percussion & spirited vocalizing. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.stepafrika.com. Free. 8/1. 11 am.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 7/29.

Other performances

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

Philadelphia's Sensational Bravissimo Burlesque WineO, 447 Poplar St. $10. 7/28. 11 pm.

Victoria Clark Soprano won Tony in 2005, for "The Light In The Piazza." DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. $35. 7/30. 7:30 pm.

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