Defending the Caveman: National Tour One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes 8/4. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.cavemania.com. $35-$45.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels A pair of con men try to outwit each other in this stage adaptation of the 1988 film. Closes 8/11. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.
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.
Hairspray Tony Award-winning musical about the racial integration of a teen dance show on Baltimore television in the 1960s. Closes 8/11. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. www.udpac.org. $10-$13.
Jesus Christ Superstar Featuring the Media Theatre Teen Ensemble & guests. Closes 8/5. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $15.
Mauckingbird Theatre Company: Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's romantic comedy is retold from a gay point of view. Closes 8/26. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909. www.mauckingbird.org.. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students.
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: 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.
R. Eric Thomas: Always the Bridesmaid Using his blend of humor and heartbreak, R. Eric Thomas takes on love, marriage, equality and the next big thing in this brand new storytelling event. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 443-629-9693. www.quinceproductions.com. $15.
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.
Say Goodnight, Gracie Touching, funny play about George Burns & his wife, Gracie Allen. Closes 8/5. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $35; $15 students 25 and under with ID.
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.
Disney Heroes Revue featuring characters from Disney films. Closes 8/3. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $9-$12.
How I Became a Pirate The popular children's book is now a musical. Closes 8/10. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$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.
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.
Storybook Musical Theatre: The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man & friends adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 8/4. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $11 children.
Theatre Arts Center: Rugrats Theatrical adaptation of the Nickelodeon series. Closes 8/3. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $8.
Theatre Arts Center: Rugrats, Jr. Stage adaptation of the Nickelodeon show about a group of mischievous babies. Closes 8/10. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $9.
Annie Jr. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents a Summer Stage production. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.
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 Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone 'serious,' Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees; 856-206-3554. www.voorheestheatre.org. $12.
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.
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.
Seussical the Musical Dr. Seuss stories come to life on stage. Closes 8/5. Avalon Elementary School, 32d and Ocean Dr., Avalon, NJ. $8.
Theatre Arts Center: Bound for Broadway Broadway revue performed by area teens. Closes 8/3. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $10.
Theatre Arts Center: Spring Awakening Coming-of-age story about teenagers in a turn-of-the-century German town. Closes 8/11. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $20-$30.
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.
Youth Summer Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet The tale of ill-fated lovers. Closes 8/11. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $5.
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 Adelante
Trio that blends jazz, improvisational, world/folk, contemporary classical & ambient/electronic music. The Promenade at Sagemore, Rte. 73, Sagemore Dr., Marlton; 856-985-3846. Free. 8/8. 6:30 pm.
Dali Quartet Camp & Festival Multicultural music program led by members of the Dali String Quartet and the Elite Strings Program. Local and international string students are selected to participate in the camp. Participants team with local and international students in chamber group coaching sessions, string orchestra rehearsals, master classes, and live performances. Several concerts, master classes and workshops are open to the public. North Penn Church of Christ, 300 N Wales Rd., North Wales. $10 per workshop for noncampers. 8/3-9.
Dali Quartet Camp & Festival: Dali Quartet & Camp Faculty Concert Dali Quartet Camp & Festival. North Penn Church of Christ, 300 N Wales Rd., North Wales. $5; free for campers. 8/4. 6 pm.
Doug Gefvert, Carillonneur Gefvert is chapel's official carillonneur. Summer Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge. Free. 8/8. 7:30 pm.
Doylestown Symphonic Winds Holst, Press & Respighi. Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., Doylestown. Free. 8/3. 7:30-9 pm.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. Free. 8/8. 11 am.
Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds Wind ensemble of professional & amateur musicians from the region. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. www.pswb.org. Free. 8/4. 7:30 pm.
Philadelphia String Quartet Violin/viola/cello group whose repertoire includes rock, pop & other genres atypical for string ensembles. The Gallery at Market East, N. 9th St. & Market St.; 215-925-7162. philadelphiaquartet.com. Free. 8/8. Noon-1:30 pm.
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque ensemble. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. www.tempestadimare.org. Included in admission. 8/3. 6-8 pm.
Amici Opera: Maria Padilla Donizetti's opera. Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children under 12. 8/5.
Dance Belly Dance with Yareli
Beginner and intermediate class. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 8/7.
Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 8/8.
Dance Explosion 2012 Student recital. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $12; $10 seniors and children. 8/3. 7:30 pm.
Hula & Tahitian Dance Learn dance styles. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 8/6.
Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5 per session. 8/8.
Latin Night DJs play salsa, chacha, merengue, and more. Buffet meal (BYOB) and lots of dancing. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 8/4.
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. 8/7.
Norristown DanceFest Companies perform a wide range of dances, from classical to contemporary. Montgomery County Cultural Center, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; www.danceboxoffice.com. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 8/4, 8/5.
PhillyBloco Modeled after blocos of Rio de Janeiro. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. phillybloco.com/about-the-music. $18. 8/4. 9 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. 8/5.
Other performances Swingin' the Standards
Cabaret paying tribute to the Great American Songbook. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 8/5. 3-5 pm.
The Broadway Dreams Foundation: Express Yourself Local performers & Broadway stars perform excerpts from 'Once,' 'Matilda,' 'Chicago,' 'Hairspray' & other shows. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $23-$76.
The Swinging Foxes 5-piece group performs music from '30s-'40s-era Hollywood musicals, swing jazz & '50s-style R&B. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. $10. 8/4. 10:30 pm.