Cymbeline Colorful fairy tale/romantic drama involving political machinations, jealousy, princes lost at birth & an evil queen. Closes 8/19. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Tickets required. Free.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels A pair of conmen 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: Cape May Opry - Nashville Comes to Cape May Local musicians perform country music, with Susan Tischler providing laughs in her own version of Minnie Pearl. Closes 8/12. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; 609-884-5898. eastlynnetheater.org. $20; $30 includes preshow dinner.
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.
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.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Conceived by David Grapes & Todd Olson, this musical revue features 56 songs recorded by Ole Blue Eyes. Closes 8/25. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $22.
Not Now Darling Ray Cooney comedy with 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.
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.
Runaway Broadway Revue of Broadway hits w/salute to Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim. Closes 8/26. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $38; $10 students 25 and under with ID.
The Peek-A-Boo Revue Philadelphia's premier burlesque show. Closes 8/11. Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888. www.peekaboorevue.com. $20.
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.
Three Daemon Serenade (Into the Cupboard) Dark fairy tale-themed cabaret featuring a mix of puppetry, dancing & live music. Closes 8/15. Vox Populi, 319 A N. 11th St., 3d Fl.; 215-238-1236.
A Disney Spectacular Musical revue presented by Upper Darby Summer Stage. Closes 8/17. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.
High School Musical Jr. Summer camp production of the high school-themed musical. Closes 8/12. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $8.
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.
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.
Stage Stormers: Aladdin Children's theatre. Closes 8/11. Summit School, 101 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford; 610-245-3308. $9; $5 seniors and children 6-10.
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.
Anything Goes Hit Cole Porter musical. Closes 8/19. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams' drama, presented by Playcrafters of Skippack. Closes 8/31. The Barn, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; 610-584-4005. www.playcrafters.org. $15.
Legally Blonde: The Musical Based on the film. Presented by Voorhees Theatre Company. Closes 8/11. 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.
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.
To Be a Pirate A whimsical musical about a man who has always wanted to be a pirate. Closes 8/18. Wedgwood Country Club, 200 Hurffville Rd., Turnersville. www.aftershockentertainment.org. $12, $10 seniors and children 2-12 advance; $15, $13 seniors and children day of show; $35 with optional dinner on 8/17.
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 Concert Band of the Academy of Lifelong Learning
Light classics, marches, big band tunes, swing & blues. Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Rd., Wilmington; 302-761-6963. Included in admission. 8/16. 6:30 pm.
Dali Quartet Camp & Festival Multicultural program led by members of the Dali String Quartet and the Elite Strings Program. Local and international students are selected to participate; 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. 8/10.
Dali Quartet Camp & Festival: Students Chamber Music Concert North Penn Church of Christ, 300 N Wales Rd., North Wales. Free. 8/11.
Dalí Quartet Camp & Festival: Finale Orchestra Concert Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale. Free. 8/12. 4 pm.
Doug Gefvert and Irish Thunder Pipes & Drums Music in the pastoral setting of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Held rain or shine. Bring blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. Performers are chapel carillonneur Gefvert and Irish Thunder Pipes & Drums from Swedesburg, Pa. Summer Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge. Free. 8/15. 7:30 pm.
The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus The premier touring musical representative for the U.S. Army. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. Free. 8/12. 7:30 pm.
Opera Under the Stars: A Verdi Preview A look at masterpieces of Giuseppe Verdi. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; RSVP required: 215-844-1507 Ext.19. $5; free for Hazak members. 8/14. 7:30 pm.
Dance Belly Dance with Yareli
Beginner and intermediate class. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 8/14.
Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 8/15.
Hula & Tahitian Dance Learn dance styles. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 8/13.
Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5 per session. 8/15.
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. 8/11, 8/14.
Other performances Andrea Marcovicci
Golden Globe-nominated actress & singer. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.marcovicci.com/
. $50 includes after party. 8/13. 8 pm.
Gogol Bordello Gypsy-punk band fusing folk with a sideshow cabaret. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-343-4000. www.gogolbordello.com/. $25-$30. 8/10. 9 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.