Performance and classical music listings

Posted: January 11, 2013

Theater

An Ideal Husband A respected politician must ask his party-loving best friend for help when his past comes back to haunt him. Closes 3/3. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$85.

Around the World in 80 Days Theatrical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Closes 2/3. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

 Assistance Workplace comedy about personal & administrative assistants dealing with obnoxious bosses & a host of other problems. Closes 2/3. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $46-$54; $41-$49 seniors; $23-$27 students and ages 20-29.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Rock musical about Jackson's presidency. Closes 2/3. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $20 advance, $25 day of show; $15 students.

Catch Me If You Can: National Tour Theatrical adaptation of the movie about a teenage runaway who cons his way into a glamorous lifestyle. Closes 1/20. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.catchmeontour.com. $20-$100.

Cooking With The Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cable show hosted by 2 colorful sisters. Closes 3/10. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.html. $45.

Curio Theatre: Equus Peter Shaffer's psychological drama. Closes 2/16. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. $10-$20.

Dr. Dolittle The tale of a veterinarian with the ability to speak to animals. Closes 1/27. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $54; $47 seniors; $37 children.

Endgame Play by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett. Closes 3/10. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $15-$48.

Independent Voices Festival Eclectic assortment of new works & encores. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. $15.

Legally Blonde: The Musical Adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon movie. Closes 2/9. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

Les Miserables: National Tour 25th anniversary production of musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. Closes 1/13. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.lesmis.com. $20-$100.

Meshuggah-Nuns! Nuns on a multifaith cruise lend a hand when cast members of 'Fiddler on the Roof' fall ill. Closes 1/27. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25-$32; $22-$29 seniors; $10 students and children.

 The Beauty Queen of Leenane A woman's new romance leads to clashes with her manipulative mother. Closes 2/10. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $20  -$56.

The Golden Dragon Several interwoven stories themed to an Asian fast food restaurant. Closes 1/14. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; Reservations required: 215-546-7824. Free.

Why I'm Scared of Dance Moving & self-effacing comedy about contending w/life's ups & downs & the challenges of dance. Closes 1/27. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $22.

Cinderella Fairy tale. Closes 1/27. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $34-$36; $20-$22 children 12-18; $16-$18 under 17.

How I Became a Pirate The story of a boy who sets out to help a group of pirates bury their treasure. Closes 1/13. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $25; $15 students 25 and under.

Storybook Musical Theater: Alice in Wonderland Musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll story. Closes 1/12. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $12 children.

Storytime for the Holidays Program of tales; help create a new story. Closes 1/26. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

A Steady Rain Cops responding to a call are caught up in the aftermath of events. Closes 1/13. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $12; $10 students and seniors.

God of Carnage 2 sets of parents meet to discuss their children's misbehavior & tensions start mounting as the evening wears on. Closes 1/26. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play Sarah Ruhl's comedy about marriage, intimacy & electricity. Presented by Spotlight Theatre. Closes 1/13. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. mnplayers.co. $12-$15.

Moving Mountains An aging widower looking for romance sets out to win over a recent widow who seems impervious to his charms. Closes 2/9. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Our Town Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a small turn-of-the-century town. Closes 1/26. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; Box Office: 610-935-1920. $12; $10 students 18 and under.

Permanent Collection A cache of African art sparks a conflict between an African American museum director & his white colleague. Closes 1/19. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $8 students.

Showboat A journey into the lives, loves & heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River showboat. Closes 2/3. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

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

2 Voices 10 Fingers: The Next Song Classical world music concert. Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Walnut St.; 215-625-9255. $20. 1/11. 8 pm.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Arabic music ensemble headed by violinist Hanna Khoury. Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Included in admission. 1/11. 6-8 pm.

Allen Krantz Composer, solo guitarist, and chamber musician. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; 215-336-0400. $25 general admission; $15 seniors and students; $10 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society members; free under 12. 1/13. 3 pm.

Cage: Beyond Silence - Meetings Quartet of composer-performers present John Cage's piece 'Four.' International House of Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. cagebeyondsilence.com. $15. 1/13. 8 pm.

Cage: Beyond Silence - Music With String Quartet Several of John Cage's later works will be performed by the JACK Quartet. Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American St. cagebeyondsilence.com. $15; $5 students. 1/12. 8 pm.

Camerata Philadelphia Chamber orchestra. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; 215-360-2173. www.camerataphiladelphia.org. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 1/12. 3 pm.

Caravan of Thieves Quartet's music features gypsy-flavored, bluegrass- influenced instrumentation & Beatlesque vocal arrangements. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.caravanofthieves.com. $19.50-$29.50. 1/12. 8 pm.

Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist Concert featuring the music of Pulitzer-winning Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. $30-$75. 1/12. 6-9:30 pm.

Dillon Taylor, Guitarist Pennsylvania-based guitarist. Daniel's Den Cafe, 7028 Easton Rd., Pipersville. Free. 1/12-13.

Jonathan Howe, Pianist Concert of works by Shostakovich, Ravel, Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven & Hubert Howe. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. Free. 1/13. 3 pm.

Juliette Kang, David Cramer & Jeffrey Lang, Violinist, Flutist & Horn Player 3 Philadelphia Orchestra performers & pianist Jeffrey Uhlig perform works by Dvorak, Damase, Reinecke & Brahms. Church of St. Monica, 635 First Ave., Berwyn. Donations accepted. 1/13. 3 pm.

Old York Road Symphony: Young Artists Concert Winners of the Symphony's Young Artists Competition perform with the orchestra. Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Rd., Abington; 215-782-1718. www.oldyorkroadsymphony.org. $18; $15 seniors; $5 students. 1/12. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Ricardo Morales & Natalie Zhu, Clarinetist & Pianist Recital features a Philadelphia premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 1/14. 8-10 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert III Small ensembles are joined by guest artists in an all-Mozart concert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $23-$32. 1/13. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mozart In His Time All-Mozart concert performed without a conductor. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$132. 1/11, 1/12.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Ravel & Shostakovich Concert of works by Ravel, Shostakovich & Golijov, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting & Leonidas Kavakos featured on violin. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$132. 1/16.

 The Buxtehude Consort Vocal & period instrument baroque chamber ensemble based in Philadelphia. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. www.buxtehudeconsort.org. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 1/11. 8 pm.

Amici Opera: Samson and Delilah Fully staged performance of Saint-Saens' 'Samson et Dalila.' Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 children under 12. 1/13. 2:30 pm.

AVA Opera: Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky opera based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.com. $60; $50 seniors; $25 ages 29 and under; $10 students. 1/15, 1/17.

 Singing Circle for People Impacted by Cancer Join other singers led by composer, performer & educator Julia Haines. No talent is necessary - just a willingness to have fun. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; 215-879-7733. Free. 1/15.

Dance

Ballet in Cinema: Sleeping Beauty Recorded performance of the Tchaikovsky ballet. Theatre N at Nemours, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington. $15; $12 students. 1/13. 2:30 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly dance sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 1/16.

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. 1/12, 1/15.

Pilobolus Pilobolus creates human sculptures using daring physicality & raw athleticism. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.pilobolus.com/. $20-$65. 1/17.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 1/13.

Other performances

A Night at the Speakeasy Step back in time with the smooth jazz & exciting rhythms, costumes, & atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; 609-347-2162. $20; $18 seniors and students. 1/12. 8 pm.

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

Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret This brand new cabaret in the Red Room will feature Philadelphia & New York performers. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $15.

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