Performance and classical music listings

Posted: January 18, 2013

Theater

11th Hour Theatre Company: Passing Strange The story of a young man searching for a sense of identity & the human connections forged by art. Closes 1/21. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St.; 267-987-9865. www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org. $25; $15 students.

A Chorus Line Behind-the-scenes look at the lives of struggling Broadway performers. Closes 2/9. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $25.

A Delicate Balance A suburban couple's lives are turned upside down when they wind up hosting unexpected houseguests. Closes 2/17. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$62.

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.

Assassin A former NFL player in search of redemption finds himself forced to deal with a lawyer & revelations about his past. Closes 2/10. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8079. interacttheatre.org. $20-$35.

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. $15-$30.

Boeing Boeing A man who's been juggling airline stewardess fiancees gets in a bind when they all arrive in town at once. Closes 2/10. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100.

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 channel 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.

Don Juan Comes Home From the War Contemporary retelling of the 'Don Juan' myth in which the protagonist returns from war a changed man. Closes 1/21. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; Reservations required: 215-546-7824. Free.

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.

Exorcism: A Play in One Act Workshop production of this newly discovered work from Eugene O'Neill. Closes 1/20. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. southcamdentheatre.org. $25.

First Impressions 2013 Witty satire about all things presidential. Closes 1/21. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $20.

Independent Voices Festival 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.

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.

Monty Python's Spamalot: National Tour Touring company of Tony Award-winning musical based on 'Monty Python & the Holy Grail.' Closes 1/20. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.montypythonsspamalot.com/. $15-$75.

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. $30-$38.

The Mountaintop Award-winning drama that imagines one night in the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., just prior to his assassination. Closes 2/17. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $46-$59.

The Seagull A summer vacation's love triangles & betrayals lead to consequences for all involved. Closes 2/2. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18.

The Weight... A Vietnam Experience 7 Vietnam vets share memories over the grave of a friend. Closes 1/19. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-470-2993. $10; free for veterans.

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. $27-$33; $10-$15 students.

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

Family Stages, Duet Productions: Cinderella Rags-to-riches tale of a girl, her wicked stepsiblings & a handsome prince. Closes 1/25. Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St., Collegeville; Reservations required: 215-886-9341. $10.

Family Stages, Duet Productions: Cinderella Rags-to-riches tale of a girl, her wicked stepsiblings & a handsome prince. Closes 1/22. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. $10.

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

The Emperor's New Clothes A witty & whimsical musical rendition of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Closes 1/20. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $17; $15 seniors; $13 students and children.

Actors' Net: Dracula An exciting new adaptation of the Bram Stoker horror/thriller. Closes 2/10. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

Amahl & the Night Visitors Menotti's opera performed along with the choirs & orchestra of Abington Presbyterian Church. 1082 Old York Rd., Abington. Free. 1/20. 3 pm.

Chamber Music Absurdist play about 8 famous women from different eras who find themselves patients in a mental hospital together. Closes 2/2. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.

Cherry Hill East Coffee House Students of CHHSE perform comedy acts to musical numbers, with coffee & baked goods. 1/19. 7-10 pm. Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill. $5.

Deathtrap A successful playwright who's hit a dry spell schemes to steal one of his students' works. Closes 2/2. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $15.

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.

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.

The Beautiful Life of the Woman Komachi 5-act play about significant events in the life of revered Japanese poet Ono no Komachi. Closes 1/20. Villanova University - Connelly Center, 800 Lancaster Ave,, Villanova. Free.

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: Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinetist Concert of works by Brahms, Kinan Azmeh, Jerome Langlois, Debussy & Bartok. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. www.astralartists.org. $20; $18 seniors; $5 students under 30. 1/20. 3 pm.

Cage: Beyond Silence - Two Pianos Performance of John Cage's composition 'Two.' Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St. cagebeyondsilence.com. $15; $5 students. 1/19. 8 pm.

Christian Tetzlaff, Violinist Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. $20-$40; $5 students. 1/23. 7:30 pm.

Curtis on Tour The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia trains and educates gifted young musicians for a future in the performing arts. Each tour brings the artistry of the Institute to audiences nationwide, with tomorrow's leading musicians performing alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. $30; $10 students. 1/19. 7:30 pm.

International Guitar Night Featuring several top guitar composers from around the world. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.internationalguitarnight.com. $25-$40. 1/18. 8 pm.

Isabelle Demers, Organist Canadian organist who graduated from Montreal Conservatory. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $17. 1/19. 3 pm.

Julia Fischer, Violinist German violinist who won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 1995. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. www.juliafischer.com. $20-$40. 1/23. 7:30 pm.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Pastoral Jacques Lacombe conducts a concert of works by Beethoven, Brahms & Haydn. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton. www.njsymphony.org. $20-$35. 1/18. 7:30 pm.

PCMS Concert: Richard Goode, Pianist All-Beethoven program. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $28. 1/23. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Tokyo String Quartet Joined by guest musicians for their final Kimmel Center appearance. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $28. 1/20. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Martin Luther King Jr. High School, 6100 Stenton Ave. Free. 1/21. 4 pm.

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. 1/18-19.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Yannick & Bruckner Concert of works by Bruckner & Wagner, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$127. 1/24.

Student Recital Princeton students perform works by Strauss, Poulenc, Delibes, Mozart & Bernstein. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. Free. 1/19. 7:30 pm.

West Chester University Harp Ensemble Rehearsal WCU students practice their repertoire. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. Free. 1/21.

Amici Opera: Donizetti's Cristoforo Colombo & Gomes' Colombo Cantatas on the subject of Christopher Columbus by Gaetano Donizetti and Carlos Gomes. The Garden Church, 82 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 under 12. 1/20.

Amici Opera: Samson and Delilah Fully staged performance of Saint-Saens' 'Samson et Dalila.' Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 under 12. 1/19. 3 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. 1/19, 1/22.

Palisades Community Chorus Bucks County community chorus. 610-294-9039. St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3668 Ridge Rd., Perkasie. www.palisadescommunitychorus.org. $10; $5 students. 1/20.

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. 1/22.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 1/23.

Dance Performance Lab 185 New works by student choreographers. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. Free. 1/18, 1/19.

Drexel Dance Ensemble: Surrounding Us Featuring pieces that reflect the choreographers' perceptions of the world. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $10; $5 students. 1/24.

Muscle Memory Student work in a variety of media that explores the connections between sculpture & dance. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. Free. 1/18. 6:30 pm.

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. 1/22.

On Pointe Enrichment Series - Behind the Music: Rite of Spring A discussion on the ballet. Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. Free. 1/18. 5:15 pm.

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. 1/18-20.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Cinderella Company brings the rags-to-riches tale of hope & romance to life through dance. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$60. 1/20. 3 pm.

Thirdbird: The whole time in the meanwhile. Performance installation that makes use of movement, light & sound to echo the changing feeling of sunset. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. www.birdbirdbird.org. $15; $12 students and artists. 1/23, 1/24.

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