Performance and classical music listings

Posted: October 05, 2012

Theater

1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 11/4. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org. $28-$38.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Comedy about the trials & tribulations of a group of young spelling bee participants. Closes 10/20. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $22.

Cooking With The Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cooking show hosted by 2 colorful Italian sisters. Closes 11/4. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St. $45. 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.htmlCurio Theatre: The Runner Stumbles Milan Stitt's drama about a priest accused of murder. Closes 11/10. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $10-$20.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man Actors' NET of Bucks County presents 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 musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. 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, then launches a campaign for social justice. Closes 11/4. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

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. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

leetUP Live gathering of nerdy pop culture created & hosted by Kevin Pereira (G4's Attack of the Show). Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. leetup.com. $25. 10/5. 8:30 pm.

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.

Mark Twain: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers Twain shares some of his great and lesser-known works. Closes 11/4. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $35-$40; $25 children 17 and under.

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 harrassment. Closes 10/14. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100.

Seven Guitars Fiends 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.

Sherlock Holmes & the Crucifer of Blood A missing soldier's past harbors a mysterious secret in this stage adaptation of 'The Sign of the Four.' Closes 11/25. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20; $10 students and children.

The Assassination of Jesse James Part of the American Vaudeville Festival. Presented by EgoPo. Closes 10/28. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $20-$50.

AWB Goes Broadway: Some Enchanted Evening Young people with physical disabilities will perform songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Closes 10/7. Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Donations accepted.

Bunnicula A family's dog & cat become suspicious of their new pet rabbit, who has some unusual habits. Closes 10/14. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10; $8 under 12.

Classical Music

Cameron Carpenter, Organist Virtuoso who made a splash on YouTube. Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; www.cameroncarpenter.com[ 609-258-3000. . $25-$35. 10/6. 8 pm.

Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violinist Virtuoso performs on the Stradivarius made famous in the film 'The Red Violin.' Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. www.elizabethpitcairn.com. $50-$60; $20 students 25 and under. 10/7. 7 pm.

Silk Road Ensemble Yo-Yo Ma's group performs both new & traditional works. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.yo-yoma.com. $40-$58. 10/5. 8 pm.

Steven Zynszajn & Maxim Pakhomov, Violinist & Pianist French violinist & Russian pianist perform Mendelssohn, Faure, Szymanowski & Franck. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square; 917-362-1080. $15; $10 students and seniors. 10/7. 4 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: La Boheme Romantic opera by Puccini. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.operaphilly.com. $5-$225. 10/5, 10/7.

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