Performance and classical music listings

Posted: November 09, 2012


B. Someday Productions: Problem Child A couple trying to get their child back from Social Services encounter a series of problems. Closes 11/17. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. $20.

Cape May Stage: Poe, Times Two 1-man theatrical adaptations of the Poe stories 'The Cask of Aomontillado' & 'The Black Cat.' Closes 11/16. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. $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 12/2. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $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. $10-$20.

Feel the Presence of Eleanor Roosevelt Actress Rene Goodwin portrays the first lady. Medford Leas Community Center, 1 Medford Leas Way, Medford. Free. 11/10. 11 am.

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. $20-$25; $16 students.

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. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 800-595-4849. $30; $20 students.

Indoor Picnic New drama by Joseph M. Paprzycki. Closes 11/11. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $20.

Making God Laugh Parents welcome home their adult children for various occasions over the course of 3 decades. Closes 12/8. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $23.

Mana New play exploring the haunting, often terrifying experiences of the first archaeologists on Easter Island. Closes 11/25. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. $22; $20 seniors; $15 students.

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. $51-$79.

Pookie Goes Grenading A journey of life, art, revolution & the pursuit of more Facebook friends. Closes 11/18. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St. $20-$27; $15-$20 seniors and students.

Pretty Fire Award-winning play about families & growing up black in America. Closes 11/18. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown. $31; $29 seniors; $25 students.

Save the Day Productions: Super Heroes Who Are Super! Special edition featuring superheroes & presidents. Closes 11/18. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $15 advance; $20 day of show.

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.

The Drowsy Chaperone When a theatre fan plays a record from a show, the musical magically comes to life in his apartment. Closes 12/2. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

The English Bride Psychological thriller about a series of interrogations held after a bombing attempt on an airplane. Closes 12/2. Theatre Exile - Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. $10-$45.

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 Music Man A con man's schemes are thrown for a loop when he falls for a local woman. Closes 1/6. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

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.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Comedy about the trials & tribulations of a group of young spelling bee participants. Closes 11/18. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $15; $10 students.

Actors' Net: A Man for All Seasons King Henry VIII has a deadly battle of wills with Sir Thomas More. Closes 11/11. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children 12 and under.

Der Bourgeois Bigwig New adaptation of the Moliere comedy 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.' Closes 11/18. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $15; $10 students and seniors.

Guys and Dolls Musical comedy. Closes 11/18. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas Featuring many favorites. Closes 11/18. United Methodist Church - Narberth Community Theatre, 206 Price Ave., Narberth; Box Office: 610-352-4823. $14-$17.

It's a Wonderful Life Stage version of the film, presented by Newtown Presby Players. Closes 11/18. Newtown Presbyterian Church, 25 N Chancellor St., Newtown; 215-493-2861. $15.

Li'l Abner Satirical musical based on Al Capp's comic strip characters. Closes 12/1. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; box Office: 610-935-1920. $15; $12 children.

Mame Cue & Curtain's fall production. Closes 11/18. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern; 610-647-4400. $10; $7 seniors; $5 children under 5.

Man of La Mancha Presented by Lincoln Community Players. Closes 11/11. Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln. Free.

Noises Off A mediocre theatre company struggles to mount a play. Closes 11/18. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland; 856-692-8499. $12; $8 seniors and children.

Private Lives Noel Coward comedy. Closes 11/18. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $15.

Race Drama by David Mamet, presented by the Drama Group. Closes 11/24. First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave.; 215-844-0724. $15.

Republican Theater Festival Ten plays that cover a range of topics, addressing what it means to be Republican in today's America. Closes 11/14. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $15 advance; $20 day of show.

Scrooge! The Musical Spirited adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Closes 11/17. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown; 610-489-6449. $15; $10 seniors and children.

The Odd Couple (Female Version) An update on Neil Simon's comedy that stars Florence & Olive instead of Felix & Oscar. Closes 11/17. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $15.

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, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

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

Astral Artists: Benjamin Beilman, Violinist Concert of works by Poulenc, Brahms, Messiaen & Schubert. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. $20; $18 seniors; $5 students under 30. 11/11. 3 pm.

Bihn Park, Cellist Teenage cellist debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 12 and has soloed with other area orchestras. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn. $15-$20. 11/11. 3-4 pm.

David Krakauer, Clarinetist Known for his work with the ensemble Klezmer Madness. Bryn Mawr College - Thomas Great Hall, Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. $20; $18 seniors; $10 students with ID; $5 under 12. 11/9. 8 pm.

Delaware Valley Wind Symphony 60-piece wind symphony featuring amateur & professional musicians from around Bucks County. Charles Boehm Middle School, 866 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. $10. 11/10. 7 pm.

DePue Brothers Band Four violinist brothers perform w/a percussionist & other string players. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. $25 adults; $10 children and students; free veterans and military. 11/11. 1:15 pm.

Gordon Turk, Organist Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove organist-in-residence. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville. Free will offering. 11/11. 4 pm.

Hezekiah Jones Comparable to Sam Beam & Will Oldham. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.; 267-671-9298. $10. 11/11. 9 pm.

Independence Sinfonia Community chamber orchestra. Jarrettown United Methodist Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher. $15. 11/11. 4:30 pm.

Instrumental and Vocal Music Selections by Danzi, Debussy, Mozart, Poulenc, Schumann, Verdi, Andrew Lloyd Webber & more. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell; 856-589-7863. Donations accepted. 11/11. 3 pm.

Le Meslange des Plaisirs Historic instrument ensembles. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester; Reservations: 610-692-5662. Donation suggested: $20. 11/11. 7:30 pm.

Main Line Symphony Orchestra An all-volunteer community orchestra. Valley Forge Middle School, 105 Waker Rd, Wayne; 610-688-0235. $18; $12 seniors and students. 11/9. 8 pm.

Momenta Quartet String quartet, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Free. 11/11. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Bernarda Fink & Anthony Spiri, Mezzo-Soprano & Pianist Concert of works by Schumann, Mahler & Dvorak. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $28. 11/9. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pianist French pianist performs works by Holliger, Schumann & Debussy. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $28. 11/13. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Takacs Quartet String quartet will be perfoming works by Schubert, Britten & Shostakovich. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $28. 11/14. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble The oldest continuously performing chamber ensemble in Philadelphia. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine St. $25. 11/9, 11/11.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Prokofiev's 'Alexander Nevsky' Screening w/a live performance of Prokofiev's score. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $47-$127. 11/15.

Philadelphia Orchestra: The Stokowski Legacy Works by Franck, Poulenc & Bach/Stokowski, w/Emmanuel Krivine conducting & Christina & Michelle Naughton featured on piano. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $26-$122. 11/9, 11/10.

Richard Stone, Lutenist Baroque vocal accompanist on lute, archlute and theorbo. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; 215-336-0400. $25 general admission; $15 seniors and students; $10 members; free 12 and under. 11/11. 3 pm.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based quartet. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. 11/11. 5:30 pm.

St. John's Artist Series: Horns & Strings String quartet and French horn quartet to perform. St. John's United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main St., Lansdale; 215-855-5489, Free. 11/11. 4 pm.

Ursinus Wind Ensemble Ursinus students perform. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. Free. 11/9. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera Company: I Due Foscari 3-act Verdi opera based on Lord Byron's play, 'The Two Foscari.' Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 205 Huntingdon Pk., Jenkintown; 215-224-0257. $25. 11/11. 4 pm.

Barber of Seville Comic opera performance by the Academy of Vocal Arts. Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. $10-$60. 11/13, 11/15.

Cordus Mundi 16-member all-male a cappella singing group. 215-862-3982. Church of the Messiah, 1001 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; 650-219-2748. $15. 11/10. 7:30-9 pm. Also St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown; 650-219-2748. $15. 11/11. 4 pm.

Curtis Opera Theatre: The Magic Flute Mozart opera about a prince on a quest to rescue a beautiful princess. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. $35. 11/15.

Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra: Fledermaus Johann Strauss' 'Fledermaus,' with English lyrics by Howard Dietz and text by Garson Kanin. Strath Haven Middle School, 200 Providence Rd., Wallingford. $20; $17 seniors; $7 under 12. 11/10-14.

The Westminster Choir St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown. $10 adults; $5 seniors/children. 11/9. 7:30 pm.

Watoto Children's Choir: Beautiful Africa Featuring original music, dance routines, stories of transformation & music videos. Family Worship Center, 1000 Troxel Rd., Lansdale. Free. 11/14. 7 pm.

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