Brat RockPile: Popsicle's Departure, 1989 Rock & roll fantasy set in Boston's underground punk scene. Closes 9/26. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St. www.bratproductions.org. $12-$20.
Cape May Stage: Time Stands Still Play by Donald Margulies. Closes 10/13. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.
Completely Hollywood (Abridged) 3 men condense the greatest films in Hollywood's history into a complete compilation of cinematic cliches. Closes 9/22. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $22.
Cooking With The Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cable channel cooking show. Closes 11/4. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.html. $45.
Deathtrap Comic thriller about a playwright scheming to steal one of his students' works. Closes 9/23. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25-32; $22-29 seniors; $10 students and children.
East Lynne Theater Company: It Pays to Advertise Madcap comedy about advertising. Closes 10/13. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students.
Fringe Fest Preview Party Previews of some Fringe Wilmington Festival shows. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. fringewilmingtonde.com. Free. 9/26. 7:30 pm.
Gore Vidal's The Best Man Vidal's biting political comedy. Closes 10/7. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.
Gutenberg! The Musical! 2 aspiring playwrights try to get backers for their new work. Closes 10/6. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $25-$37.
Hairspray A teenager wins a spot on a TV dance program. Closes 11/4. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.
Kate Ferber: One Child Born - The Music of Laura Nyro Ferber portrays nine characters as she performs selections of Nyro's music. Closes 9/22. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $25-$39.50.
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 9/30. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. www.lanterntheater.org. $30-$38.
Next to Normal Pulitzer-winning drama about a family in crisis. Closes 11/4. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122.
Oleanna David Mamet drama about a college professor who finds himself accused of sexual harassment. Closes 10/14. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100.
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. $28-$35.
Providence A play based on the life of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Closes 9/23. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St. Donations accepted.
Seven Guitars Several friends get together 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.
Steel Magnolias The story of the close friendship of 6 Southern women. Closes 10/7. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.
The I Hate Monologues and The Alphabet Plays With Annie R. Such. Closes 9/22. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St. $15.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Musical mystery based on the unfinished Charles Dickens book. Closes 10/7. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25.
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike Comic twist on a Chekov story. Closes 10/7. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$75.
Little Sundance Productions - The Bucket Cure 3 short plays about people contending with a host of phobias. Closes 9/22. Robin's Books & Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. littlesundanceproductions.yolasite.com. $10 advance; $12 day of show.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project: Red, Black & Green - A Blues A mix of spoken word, hip-hop, films & visual art themed to environmental justice. Closes 9/22. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.livearts-fringe.org. $35.
Headlong Dance Theater - This Town Is a Mystery Multidisciplinary show taking place at several private homes. Closes 9/22. The Festival Hub, N. 5th St. and Fairmount Ave. livearts-fringe.org. $35.
3 Wishes A prudish '50s businesswoman grants a plumber 3 wishes. Closes 9/23. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. www.livearts-fringe.org. $10.
Creditors A troubled marriage is further disrupted when a mysterious stranger arrives. Closes 9/23. The Franklin Inn Club, 205 S. Camac St. www.livearts-fringe.org. $20.
End of Hope Comedy about 2 strangers who meet up for an evening. Closes 9/21. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St. www.liveartsandfringe.org. $15.
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.
Wawapalooza 6: The Great Almost New round of short films & plays by IdRatherBeHere. Closes 9/22. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; 215-413-1318. livearts-fringe.org. $15.
Back to Back Theatre: Food Court The story of a woman's struggle with power, violence & body image. Closes 9/22. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $30.
Peter Rabbit Based on the Beatrix Potter story. Closes 9/22. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.
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.
Act I Theatre: Arsenic & Old Lace A man discovers his aunts have taken to poisoning elderly male visitors. Closes 10/7. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $21-$25; $19-$23 students and seniors.
Addict A one-act play by Jerome McDonough. Closes 9/22 Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Rd., Horsham. Free.
Brighton Beach Memoirs Coming-of-age story set in New York during the Great Depression. Closes 9/29. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $8 children 18 and under.
Design for Murder Classic thriller, presented by Crowded Kitchen Players. Closes 10/7. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.ckplayers.com. $18; $14 seniors; $10 students.
How I Learned to Drive Pulitzer-winning play by Paula Vogel. Closes 10/7. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $19-$25.
Lend Me a Tenor Hit comedy presented by MN Players. Closes 9/22. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. www.mnplayers.org. $15; $12 matinee.
Lost in Yonkers Neil Simon's coming-of-age tale of 2 teenage boys in 1942. Closes 9/30. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-8881. www.thestagecrafters.org. $17 advance; $20 day of show.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile Steve Martin comedy. Closes 9/29. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $15.
The Taming of the Shrew The tale of tempestuous Katherine & her persistent suitor Petruchio. Closes 9/30. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. www.oldacademyplayers.org. $15.
Let's Host a Murder A murder-themed party gets out of hand. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.
Classical Music Camerata Philadelphia
An ensemble that tries to bring a fresh interpretation to the classics, but also tries to bridge gaps between classical, jazz, folk and world music. Its mission is to bring the experience of great music to all. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St. $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. 9/24. 7:30 pm.
Merion Concert Band Community band based in Merion Station. Louis I. Kahn Park, 11th and Pine St. merionconcertband.org. Free. 9/23. 3-5 pm.
Mozart and Bach Soiree Enjoy a little night of classical music presented by the camerata Ama Deus Ensemble. Daylesford Abbey, 220 S. Valley Rd., Paoli. $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. 9/23. 6 pm.
Peace Day Philly: Can You Here God Crying? Evening of uplifting & inspirational music w/Hannibal Lokumbe & the Music Liberation Orchestra & guest choirs & musicians. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.peacedayphilly.org. $15-$45. 9/21. 8 pm.
Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet that made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sell-out crowd in 2004. Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. www.serafinquartet.org/. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 9/22. 8 pm.
The Salvation Army New York Staff Band One of the foremost brass bands of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave.; https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/easternpenndel/nysb-concert. www.nysb.org. $35. 9/23. 3-5 pm.
Amici Opera: La Forza del Destino Verdi's opera. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale. $22 advance, $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 9/23. 2:30 pm.
Amici Opera: Re Lear (King Lear) Raffaele Tudisco stars in Cagnoni's 'King Lear.' Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave.; 215-224-0257. $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 9/21.
Amici Opera: Rigoletto Amici Opera Company will perform Verdi's opera. Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Pkwy., Margate City, NJ. $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 and under. 9/21. 8 pm.
Dance 180 Dance Company: Shifting Energy
Chip Klose debuts two pieces. Wayne Ballet & Center for Dance Arts, 205 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne. $15-$20. 9/22, 9/22.
African Dance Traditions Interactive dance and music exhibit. Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S. 50th St. Free. 9/24. 4-7 pm.
American Repertory Ballet: Rep at Rider Preview performance featuring excerpts from some of the company's shows. Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton; 609-896-7775. arballet.org. $20; $10 seniors. 9/21, 9/22.
Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 9/26.
Dancescapes NJ Dance meets land preservation in this performance. St. Michael's Farm Preserve, Hopewell Princeton Rd., Hopewell, NJ. $20; $5 children. 9/22. 2:30 pm.
DayGlow Party "The World's Largest Paint Party." Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. dayglowtour.com. $48. 9/22. 7 pm.
Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 9/23.
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. 9/25.
Tap Dogs The international sensation 'Tap Dogs' returns!Created by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry with a construction-site set by designer/director Nigel Triffitt and a score by composer Andrew Wilkie, 'Tap Dogs' is a rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment. Winner of 11 international awards, 'Tap Dogs' premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival, moved on to London and New York, and has been a howling success all across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Galloway, NJ; 609-652-9000. www.tapdogs.com. $30; $10 children. 9/22. 7:30 pm.
Other performances IN Wilmington Week Sunday Cabaret
Performances by ensembles from Delaware schools & arts centers. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. $12; $8 under 12. 9/23. 3:30 pm.