Performance and classical music listings

Posted: February 16, 2013

Theater

...AND Company Theater: A Song for Coretta Abridged version of Pearl Cleage's play about 5 people attending the funeral of Coretta Scott King. Closes 2/19. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

1812 Productions: To Fool the Eye A hatmaker recruited to help the grieving son of a duchess finds she's not the only one on the job. Closes 3/3. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl..; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $22-$38.

1812 Productions: To Fool the Eye A hatmaker recruited to help the grieving son of a duchess finds she's not the only one on the job. Closes 3/3. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $22.

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.

American Theater Arts for Youth: Beauty & the Beast The tale comes to life on stage. Closes 2/16. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-563-3501. www.atafy.org. $13.50-$16.

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.

An Infinite Ache The story of the changing relationship between a Jewish man & Asian woman. Closes 2/17. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-283-2230. $31; $29 seniors; $25 students.

Assassin A former NFL player in search of redemption finds himself forced to deal with a lawyer & revelations about his past. Closes 3/17. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $22.

Awake and Sing! Clifford Odets' turbulent comedy-drama about a Jewish family struggling to stay afloat in the 1930s. Closes 3/3. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $20.

Bad Dates A woman contends with life's challenges even as she tries to find a suitable romantic partner. Closes 2/24. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $20.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee 6 pilots overcome adversity to become the top African American fighter group of World War II. Closes 2/15. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. $20.

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.

Deathtrap A successful playwright who's hit a dry spell schemes to steal one of his students' works. Closes 2/17. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $35-$45; $28-$36 military; $10 students 25 and under.

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

Etty One-woman theatrical play based on the diaries & letters of Etty Hillesum. Closes 2/17. Villanova University - St. Mary's Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova. www.ettyplay.org/. Free. Also, Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germa.ntown Ave. www.ettyplay.org/. Free. Closes 2/19.

Karina Smirnoff 'Dancing With the Stars' star presents a burlesque performance w/live jazz accompaniment. Closes 2/15. Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. $30; $25 ladies.

Lungs In a time of global anxiety & political unrest, a young couple contemplate having a child. Closes 2/16. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 866-811-4111. www.lunatheater.org/. $15-$30.

Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins Film & TV star shares anecdotes, songs & video footage from her storied career. 2/16-17. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-338-0881. $35-$70.

Muswell Hill 6 Londonites cope with life's ups & downs while the world watches Haiti deal with the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Closes 2/24. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

My Brother Marvin The life & times of music legend Marvin Gaye. Closes 2/24. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. $33.50-$55.

Peek-a-Boo Revue: Valentine's Day Show Philadelphia's premier burlesque show. Closes 2/15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.peekaboorevue.com. $19.

Seinendan Theater Company & Osaka University Robot Theater Project Witness the fusion of scientific & artistic innovation in this double bill by Japanese director Oriza Hirata. Closes 2/16. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-413-1318. $28; $18 students.

Stomp: National Tour Lively show blends dance with percussion music played with buckets, brooms & other unusual "instruments." Closes 2/19. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.stomponline.com/. $45-$65.

Strictly Platonic A chauvinistic ex-jock must reconsider his views when he unexpectedly falls in love. Closes 3/3. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students.

The Mountaintop Award-winning drama that imagines one night in the life of 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 Sexploitation Follies: John Waters Burlesque series featuring performances inspired by the films of various directors. 2/16. PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art), 531 N. 12th St. $12.

The Vagina Monologues Benefit production of Eve Ensler's play. Proceeds go to A Woman's Place. Closes 2/17. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$65.

The Winter's Tale Decades-spanning story about royalty, betrayal, revenge, & ultimately transformation & forgiveness. Closes 3/3. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25 children 17 and under.

Theatre Exile: The North Plan Dark comedy about a federal worker who flees to the Ozarks after martial law is declared & the challenges he runs into there. Closes 3/3. The Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 215-218-4022. theatreexile.org. $10-$37.

Vincent in Brixton A young Vincent van Gogh rents a room in England & soon finds himself inspired by his housemates. Closes 3/10. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

With a Song in My Heart 5 vocalists & a live band present hits from the '20s through '40s. Closes 2/17. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $20.

Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical adaptation of the Judith Viorst book. Closes 2/17. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10; $8 under 12.

Alice in Wonderland A fun, interactive musical based on the tale of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole & meets crazy characters. Closes 2/23. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $10-$12.

American Theater for Youth: Black Journey High-spirited production celebrating heritage & tradition. Closes 2/15. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.atafy.org. $13.50.

Charlotte's Web Children's musical based on novel by E.B. White. Closes 2/23. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Children's Theatre Classes Acting exercises for children. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.; registration required: 215-632-5330. $100.

Family Stages, Duet Productions: The Jungle Book Live Theatrical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale. Closes 2/19. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. $10.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. A group of children win the chance to tour a remarkable candy factory. Closes 3/2. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

A Tale of Two Cities Stage version of the Dickens classic. Closes 3/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. www.desales.edu/act1. $20; $18 seniors and students.

Forever Plaid Four young male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s are miraculously revived for the chance to fulfill their dreams. Closes 3/31. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $25-$49.

Grey Gardens Musical about an eccentric mother & daughter who live together in a run-down mansion. Closes 2/23. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 students.

Jake's Women Comedic drama by Neil Simon. Closes 2/16. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12; $8 children under 12.

Messiah on the Frigidaire A small town is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when an image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. Closes 2/23. Bridge Players Theatre at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E Broad St., Burlington; 609-386-0155. $20; $45 dinner/theatre package.

Noises Off A mediocre theater company struggles to mount a play. Closes 2/23. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. $5; $2 students and seniors.

Penn Glee Club: Office Bass - A Corporate Musical Original musical comedy about the ups & downs of contemporary office life. Closes 2/16. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.dolphin.upenn.edu/gleeclub/. $20.

Proof Arcadia University's theater present this 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama in the MainStage. Closes 3/3. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; 215-572-2112. $15; $12 students, seniors and alumni; $5 Arcadia students.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Closes 2/17. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway; 609-652-9000. $8; $6 seniors and students.

The Full Monty A group of unemployed steelworkers decide to raise some money by becoming male strippers. Closes 3/2. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

The Miracle Worker Story of Helen Keller & her teacher Annie Sullivan. 2/16 performance includes sign interpretation. Closes 2/16. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre at Lincoln Hall, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $12-$18.

The Tempest Shakespeare's dramatic fantasy as portrayed by a mix of live actors & marionettes. Closes 2/16. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $12; $10 students and seniors.

The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler's celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity & mystery. Presented by Spotlight Theatre. Closes 2/16. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. mnplayers.co. $10.

Urinetown Due to a 20-year drought, the Urine Good Company monitors the use of public toilets. Closes 3/2. United Methodist Church - Narberth Community Theatre, 206 Price Ave., Narberth; Box Office: 610-352-4823. $17; $14 seniors and children 18 and under.

Who Will Carry the Word? A group of women in Auschwitz try to keep the strongest of them alive in order to share their story with the world. Closes 3/3. Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro. $15; $10 seniors and non-Rowan student.

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 Theatre - Lucy, I'm Dead Features wine, hors d'oeuvres, finger food, chocolate desserts, & the show, performed by Without a Cue Productions. Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, 501 S. High St., West Chester; Reservations required: 610-692-5966. $35. 2/16. 6 pm.

Classical Music

Alan Morrison, Organist Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. Free. 2/17. 4 pm.

Brentano String Quartet This group became the first string quartet to serve as resident artists at Princeton University. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. www.brentanoquartet.com. Free. 2/15. 7:30 pm.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra: Jahja Ling, Conductor Concert of works by Beethoven & Mahler, w/violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Peter Wiley & pianist Robert McDonald featured. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $5-$45. 2/17. 3 pm.

Dali Quartet Traditional string quartet repertoire plus Latin American chamber music. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 2/17. 3-4:30 pm.

Jackie Evancho Young singing sensation seen on 'America's Got Talent.' Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. $35.50-$125.50. 2/16. 9 pm.

Lacy James Vocalist from Philadelphia. L'Etage, 625 Bainbridge & 6th Sts.; 215-592-0656. Free. 2/17. 7:30 pm.

Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra Performance of classical symphonies. Rosemont College - McShain Performing Arts Center, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr. www.lowermerionsymphony.org. Free. 2/17. 3 pm.

Merion Concert Band Community band based in Merion Station. Harriton High School, 600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr. merionconcertband.org. Free. 2/17. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Imogen Cooper, Pianist All-Schubert concert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 2/20. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Carmina Burana Concert of works by Haydn, Hummel & Orff (w/the Philadelphia Singers Chorale). Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $67-$137. 2/15, 2/16.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert IV Members of the orchestra & guests present Schubert's Octet in F major (D. 803). Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $23-$32. 2/17. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: The Rite of Spring Concert of works by Ravel & Stravinsky, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $77-$137. 2/21.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra: Louis Scaglione, Conductor Concert of works by Dvorak, Haydn & Bruckner, w/Gloria dePasquale featured on cello. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pyos.org. $10-$20. 2/17. 7:30 pm.

Student Violin Recital Featuring the music of Beethoven, Debussy, De Falla & Brahms. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. Free. 2/16. 7:30 pm.

Temple University Symphony Orchestra: Luis Biava, Conductor Concert of works by Verdi, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Ravel & Kodaly. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. www.temple.edu/boyer. Free. 2/15. 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. 2/20.

The English Concert Conductor Harry Bicket leads one of Europe's leading baroque orchestras. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. www.englishconcert.co.uk/. $20-$40; $5-$10 students. 2/21. 8 pm.

The Philadelphia Singers Fundraiser: Sips n' Songs Happy Hour Fundraiser features drinks, hors d'oeuvres & performance by The Laughing Bird. RSVP by 2/18. Jose Pistola's, 263 S. 15th St.; RSVP by 2/18. https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=tps. $50-$75. 2/20. 6-9 pm.

The Richardson Chamber Players Princeton University-based ensemble largely made up of Princeton music instructors. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. $15; $5 students. 2/17. 3 pm.

Trio Montage Philadelphia area violin, cello & harp chamber ensemble. Bucks County Performing Arts Center at Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main St., Morrisville; 215-493-3010. $18; $15 seniors; $10 students. 2/16. 7:30 pm.

West Chester University Harp Ensemble Rehearsal Students practice repertoire. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. Free. 2/18.

West Philadelphia Orchestra 15 Philly musicians play an eclectic, vibrant mix of music inspired by Eastern European styles. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. www.westphiladelphiaorchestra.com. $10-$12. 2/15. 9 pm.

Center City Opera Theater: Creative Inspiration - Hispanic Opera Arias, duets & scenes from operas by Spanish & Hispanic composers. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. www.operatheater.org. $45-$75. 2/21.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: Silent Night A drafted opera singer's voice inspires the troops to negotiate a Christmas Eve truce during WWI. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.operaphilly.com. $10-$235. 2/15, 2/17.

PCMS Concert: Met Lindemann Opera Program & Juilliard Opera Department Performance of Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solennelle' feat. artists from the Met Lindemann Opera Program & Juilliard Opera Department. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $25; $10 students. 2/18. 8 pm.

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. 2/19.

Dance

BalletFleming: The Movement of the Heart A Valentine's Day dance performance. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. $25. 2/15.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Dances that surge with virtuosity, complex musicality & powerful emotion. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.billtjones.org. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 2/21.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 2/20.

Moving Perspectives on Dance Showcase of types of African American dance J. Lewis Crozer Library, 620 Engle St. Free. 2/16. 10:30 am.

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. 2/19.

Seventh Principle Performance Company Troupe who blend African & African American dance traditions. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. www.myspace.com/seventh_principle. Free. 2/17. 2 pm.

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. 2/17.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise 2013 Featuring a buffet, DJ entertainment, and dancing. Spirit of Philadelphia Cruises, Columbus Blvd.; reservations required: 866-455-3866. $89.90 per person. 2/15, 2/16.

Other performances

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.

Marion Anderson Singers: Porgy & Bess - The Concert Black History Month program. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre at Lincoln Hall, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $15. 2/19. 7 pm.

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