Gutenberg! The Musical 2 aspiring playwrights try to get backers for their new work, a musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Closes 10/6. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $25-$37.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: Paint the American Eagle New play based on Charles Dickens' own writings about his time in the United States. Closes 9/12. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. www.liveartsandfringe.org. Free.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: Little Sundance Productions - The Bucket Cure 3 short plays about people contending with a host of different phobias. Closes 9/22. Robin's Books & Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. littlesundanceproductions.yolasite.com. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: Ghost Sonata Offbeat tale of the struggle for salvation sought after by an unusual group of characters. Closes 9/16. PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art), 531 N. 12th St. www.facebook.com/HomunculusInc. $10.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: Stop Kiss The story of a budding romance between 2 women & the violent attack that interrupts their first kiss. Closes 9/14. The Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave. www.liveartsandfringe.org. $15.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: 3 Wishes A prudish '50s businesswoman grants a plumber 3 wishes, discovering her own desires along the way. 9/8-9. Lemon Hill Restaurant, 747 N. 25th St. www.livearts-fringe.org. Free. Also
Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. $10. Closes 9/23.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: The Maids The story of 2 servants who come up with a series of elaborate plots to do in their employer. Closes 9/9. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-413-1318. www.livearts-fringe.org. $15-$20.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: End of Hope Comedy about 2 strangers who meet up for an evening that takes some unexpected directions. Closes 9/21. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St. www.liveartsandfringe.org. $15.
Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe: Ivona, Princess of Burgundia A kingdom erupts in turmoil when the prince decides to marry a socially awkward commoner. Closes 9/23. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. www.liveartsandfringe.org. $20.
Love Story The tale of the romance between a man & a woman from different worlds. Closes 10/21. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.
Luv Comedy about life, friendship & neuroses. Closes 10/6. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.
New Jerusalem - The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 A small Jewish community living in Amsterdam comes into conflict with various political forces. Closes 9/23. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. www.lanterntheater.org. $30-$38.
Once Upon a Time in New Jersey A shy deli worker trades places with a popular local man in an effort to win the heart of his romantic interest. Closes 9/15. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.
Peek-a-Boo Revue Philadelphia's premier burlesque show. Closes 9/8. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. www.peekaboorevue.com. $25.
Pig Iron Theatre Company & Toshiki Okada: Zero Cost House Autobiographical work about relocating from Tokyo while rereading Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden.' Closes 9/22. University of the Arts - Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St. www.pigiron.org. $23-$35.
Seven Guitars Several friends get together at an apartment complex after the untimely death of an acquaintence. Closes 10/7. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25 children 17 and under.
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike Comic twist on a Chekhov story. Closes 10/7. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$75.
Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Inspired by the animated movie featuring live action & animatronic creatures. Closes 9/16. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. dreamworksdragonslive.com. $29.50-$129.50.
The Little Mermaid Musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Closes 9/22. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.
Annie Award-winning musical based on the comic strip. Closes 9/9. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $12 seniors; $10 children 12 and under. 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 Lobster Feast (Hummerfest)
Lobster dinner, cash bar & music by the American Virtuosi benefits the German Society's music programs. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St. $45. 9/8. 12:30 pm.
Music in the Galleries: Curtis Institute of Music Informal classical concert performed in one of the museum's galleries. Rodin Museum, Franklin Parkway at 22d St.; 215-763-8100. www.curtis.edu. Included in admission. 9/8.
Ocean City Pops: A Night in Old Vienna Strauss waltzes, polkas, marches & select vocal tunes. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. oceancitypops.org. $10-$15. 9/12. 7:30 pm.
Southampton Chamber Music Society Works by Molter, Mozart, Krumpholtz, Paganini & Bochsa. Southampton Old School Baptist Meetinghouse, 1256 Second St. Pike, Southampton; 215-357-4723. $14; $9 students and seniors. 9/9. 3 pm.
Dance Ceili Dance
Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 9/12.
Duende Musical: The Legend of Nahia Presented by Crossroads Music. A multidisciplinary production presenting the healing journey of a woman who is a rape survivor, through live music, story telling, performance art, dance, and theater. The program includes folk songs in Spanish, Spanish dialects, and Basque, and flamenco and Latin American music, and draws on folklore and mythology. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St www.crossroadsconcerts.org. $8-$24. 9/7, 9/8, 9/12.
Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 9/9.
Other performances Squidling Brothers Sideshow: Carnivolution
A monthly DIY circus show full of puppets, costumes & guest sideshow & circus. Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St. www.squidlingbros.com