Performance and classical music listings

Chance Dean (left) as Sherlock Holmes, Maryruth Stine as Irene St. Claire, David Polgar as Dr. Watson in "The Crucifer of Blood" at Hedgerow Theatre.
Chance Dean (left) as Sherlock Holmes, Maryruth Stine as Irene St. Claire, David Polgar as Dr. Watson in "The Crucifer of Blood" at Hedgerow Theatre. (ASHLEY SMITH)
Posted: October 26, 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.

Amarillo: Teatro Linea de Sombra Multilingual. multimedia show about a man who vanishes into the desert & a contemporary town that's dwindling in size. Closes 10/26. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; 856-692-8499. $10; $5 seniors.

Annual Live and Silent Auction - Music to My Ears Sneak-peak performance by the cast of 'The Music Man,' silent auction, & live auction hosted by NBC10's Terry Ruggles. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35 advance; $40 day of event. 10/26. 6 pm.

Barefoot in the Park Neil Simon comedy about newlyweds dealing with a rash of problems after moving into a new apartment. Closes 11/4. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

Beams of Heaven Musical play based on the life of gospel composer Dr. Charles A. Tindley. Closes 10/27. Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 750-762 S. Broad St.; 215-735-0442. $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Blithe Spirit Noel Coward comedy about a man being haunted by his first wife's ghost. Closes 10/28. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $20-$23; $17-$20 seniors; $15-$17 students and children.

Cape May Stage: Poe, Times Two 1-man theatrical adaptations of the Poe stories 'The Cask of Amontillado' & 'The Black Cat.' Closes 11/16. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.org. $7.50-$35.

Cape May Stage: The Belle of Amherst A play based on the life of writer Emily Dickinson. Closes 10/27. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. capemaysytage.org. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

Cooking With The Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cable channel show hosted by 2 colorful Italian sisters. Closes 11/4. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.html. $45.

Curio Theatre: The Runner Stumbles Milan Stitt's drama about a priest accused of murder in a remote Michigan town. Closes 11/10. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $10-$20.

Elevator Repair Service: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) Unique & vibrant theatrical adaptation of Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises.' Closes 11/4. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. elevator.org. $20-$72.

Freud's Last Session Hit play about an imagined meeting between C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Freud. Closes 12/23. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48.

Gas & Electric Arts: Behind the Eye Philadelphia premiere of Carson Kreitzer's story about the life of World War II photographer Lee Miller. Closes 11/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. www.gasandelectricarts.org. $20-$25; $16 students.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company: A Family Reunion to Die For Comedic murder mystery set during a family reunion. Closes 10/28. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9291. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $10.

Gutenberg! The Musical 2 aspiring playwrights try to get backers for their new work, a musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Closes 11/4. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $33-$38; $15-$20 students.

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.

Howard Zinn's Voices of a People's History Readings of speeches, letters, poems & other documents written by American activists through the years. Closes 11/10. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $25.

Magic Mood Male Review Male dancers/performers, drink specials & door prizes. Ongoing. Moodswing Nightclub, 3421 Kirkwood Hwy., Marshallton, Del. $10.

Mark Twain: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers An actor portraying Twain shares some of the author's classic writings + some of his 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.

Murder Mystery: The Borden Tragedy Re-creation of the chain of events on the day of the still-unsolved Borden murders. Closes 10/28. Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken St. $16.

Next to Normal Pulitzer-winning musical drama about a family in crisis. Closes 11/4. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: Stars of David A musical adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin's best-selling book. Closes 11/18. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/shows/starsofdavid/. $51-$79.

Pretty Fire Award-winning play about families & growing up black in America. Closes 11/18. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown. Donation suggested: $10; $22.

Raw Yankee Theater: Ruthless Spouse A desparate man's decision leaves his wife in a compromising position. Closes 11/4. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. www.facebook.com/RuthlessSpouse. $15; $10 students.

Roundabout Theatre Company: Anything Goes Tony-winning musical featuring popular Cole Porter tunes like 'You're the Top' & the title song, Closes 11/4. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-338-0881.

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. $25-$32; $22-$29 seniors; $10 students and children.

Sleeping Beauty (& Friends) Fairy godmothers try to keep a princess safe from a curse involving spinning wheels. Closes 10/28. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $10.

Stoker's Dracula: A Solo Tale of Terror Josh Hitchens' adaptation of Bram Stoker's tale of terror. Closes 10/31. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. $15.

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.

The Liar David Ives' adaptation of the French farce. Closes 12/2. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $10-$38.

The Monsters of Broadway Revue featuring tunes from musicals that feature witches, monsters or other villains. Benefits Grand View Hospital. Closes 10/30. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $15-$20.

The Outgoing Tide A man's plan to secure his family's future is not well-received by his wife & son. Closes 10/28. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $35-$49.

The Rocky Horror Show Downtown Performing Arts Center presents the hit comic rock musical. Closes 10/28. New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope. $22 advance; $25 day of show.

Tiny Dynamite: A Play, A Pie & A Pint Featuring several short, diverse works. Closes 10/26. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. www.tinydynamite.org. $15.

What a Glorious Feeling The story of the behind-the-scenes love triangle that took place during the filming of 'Singin' in the Rain.' Closes 11/18. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $41-$54; $32.80-$39.20 military with ID; $15 students 25 and under.

MN Players: A Charlie Brown Halloween Based on the Charles Schulz characters. Closes 10/28. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. $9. Boeing Boeing A man's fiancee-juggling ways are jeopardized when all three women come to town at the same time. Closes 10/28. Camden County College - Blackwood Campus, College Dr., Blackwood. $15; $10 seniors and children.

Once Upon a Mattress A kingdom in need of a real princess manages to find one, but she's not quite what they expected. Closes 11/3. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 children 18 and under.

Plaza Suite 3 one-act plays about couples staying in a NY hotel suite during different phases of their relationships. Closes 11/3. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $14.

The Wildest, Hip, Cool & Swinging Celebration of the musical legacy of Louis Prima, Keely Smith & others from their era. Closes 11/10. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Titanic: The Musical Tony-winning musical about the journey of the ill-fated Titanic. Closes 11/3. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

Zombie Prom Hilarious rock musical. Closes 11/4. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005. $15.

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.

Murder Mystery Dinner: A Foul Weather Fiend Rivalries & resentments among members of an arts group soon lead to murder. Closes 10/27. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $45; $15 children.

Murder Mystery Luncheon: A Foul Weather Fiend Rivalries & resentments among members of an arts group soon lead to murder. Closes 10/28. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $30; $15 children.

Mystery Dinner Theatre & Masquerade: Greased A killer stalks a group of high school students in the 1950s. Closes 10/27. The Willows Mansion & Estate, 490 Darby Paoli Rd., Wayne; 610-688-5600. $70.

Classical Music

Ama Deus Ensemble Union of Vox Ama Deus' vocal & instrumental ensembles. Performing baroque & classical music from the likes of Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. voxamadeus.org. $20-$70. 10/26. 8 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 W/the Stockton Oratorio Society Chorale & Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; 856-692-8499. bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25. 10/27. 8 pm. Also Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Galloway; 609-652-9000. bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25. 10/28. 2 pm.

Blackmore's Night Founder Ritchie Blackmore is formerly of Deep Purple & Rainbow. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. blackmoresnight.com/. $41-$51 advance; $45-$55 day of show. 10/28. 7 pm.

Bucks County Choral Society: Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil A cappella choral concert. Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown. $20; $10 students. 10/28. 4 pm.

Dan Blacksberg & Jay Campbell: Double Solos - Trombone/Cello Trombonist & cellist perform works by John Cage. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. $12. 10/30. 8 pm.

Elysian Camerata Philadelphia-based instrumental chamber ensemble. The Church of St. Asaph, Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-0966. www.elysiancamerata.org. $15. 10/28. 3 pm.

Five Fridays Benefit Concert: Alexandre Moutouzkine, Pianist Pianist performs as part of a benefit for Face-to-Face Germantown & the Interfaith Hospitality Network of NW Phil. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. $25; $15 students and seniors. 10/26. 7:30-9 pm.

Joseph Kubera, Pianist: Music of Changes Kubera performs John Cage's 'Music of Changes,' in which he applied the principles of I Ching to the composition process. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St. $15. 11/1. 8 pm.

Leon Bates, Pianist Concert of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel & George Gershwin. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 10/28. 3-4:30 pm.

Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra: Mark Gigliotti, Conductor Concert of works by Sarasate, Massenet, Tchaikovsky & Rossini. Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-0200. www.lowermerionsymphony.org. Donations accepted. 10/28. 3 pm.

Margaret Leng Tan, Pianist: Sonatas & Interludes A John Cage composition in which items like screws & bits of rubber transform the sound of the piano. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St. $15. 10/28. 8 pm.

Mark Shockey: Classics on Piano Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok, and more. First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield. $5. 10/28. 4 pm.

PCMS Concert: Jeremy Denk, Pianist Works by Liszt, Liszt/Wagner & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 10/30. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Musicians From Marlboro I Young performers from VT's Marlboro Music Festival are joined by experienced artists for a concert of works by Haydn, Ligeti & Mendelssohn. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 10/29. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Bell, Bernstein & Brahms Concert of works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Bernstein & Brahms, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting & Joshua Bell featured on violin. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 10/26, 10/27.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert I Small ensembles are joined by guest artists to perform a variety of music. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 10/28. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Cowboys, Caballeros & Copland Concert/program exploring the music of Aaron Copland. Jamie Bernstein hosts, w/Cristian Macelaru conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 10/27. 11:30 am.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Sounds of America Concert of works by Barber, Gershwin, Copland & Sierra, w/Giancarlo Guerrero conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$122. 11/1.

Renaissance British pop group headed up by Annie Haslam & Michael Dunford. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. renaissancetouring.com. $39.50-$65. 10/26. 8 pm.

Temple University Symphony Orchestra: Luis Biava, Conductor Concert of works by Dvorak, Barber & Ravel. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 10/26. 7:30 pm.

Temple University Wind Symphony: Emily Threinen, Conductor Temple students perform. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 10/31.

The Buxtehude Consort Vocal & period instrument baroque chamber ensemble based in Philadelphia. Church of the Crucifixion, 620 S. Eighth St. www.buxtehudeconsort.org. 10/26. 8 pm. Also St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. 10/27. 8 pm.

Ursinus College String Ensemble Bomberger Auditorium. Free, no tickets required, open to public. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. 10/27. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Attila Verdi opera based on a play by Freidrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. $25. 10/28. 2:30 pm.

Philadelphia Singers 215-751-9494. Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 Lancaster Ave., Paoli. www.philadelphiasingers.org. Free. 10/27. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Singers 215-751-9494. Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Walnut St.; 215-625-9255. www.philadelphiasingers.org. Free. 10/28. 3 pm.

Temple University Concert Choir & Schola Cantorum Coralina Temple's Concert Choir performs Grant, Josquin, Boyce, MacMillan & others, w/guest choir from Cuba. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 10/30. 7:30 pm.

Dance

Atlantic City Ballet: Dracula 3-act ballet based on the Bram Stoker novel. Landis Theater, 818 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ. www.acbt.org. $30; $28 seniors; $15 children. 10/27. 8 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 10/31.

Double Bill Miller Rothlein presents two shows. Crane Arts Old School White Space, 1417 N. 2d St. $20. 11/1.

Escape Velocity Dance Company Works choreographed, performed & produced by Ursinus students. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; Reservations: evdt@ursinus.edu. $2; $1 students and seniors. 10/26-27.

Experience Dance Day High school students can learn about dance classes at Stockton. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway; Reservations required: 609-652-4891. Free. 10/26.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 10/28.

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. 10/30.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Giselle Romantic ballet about a peasant girl who falls for a prince. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $15-$125. 10/27-28.

PhillyBloco Modeled after blocos of Rio de Janeiro. The Blockley, 38th & Chestnut St.; 215-222-1234. phillybloco.com/about-the-music. $12-$15. 10/27. 9 pm.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 10/28.

Other performances

Back in Time Soul Sessions Time, 1315 Sansom St. Free.

Eddie Bruce Cabaret musician with over 25 years experience. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. Free.

My Barbarian A local performance group. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. Free. 10/28. 2 pm.

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