Performance and classical music listings

Posted: March 08, 2013

Theater

A Flea in Her Ear Mayhem & madcap humor from master farceur Georges Feydeau. Closes 4/28. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students.

A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Walter Dallas. Closes 4/21. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 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. $27-$33; $10-$15 students.

B. Someday Productions: Criminal Genius A father/son crime team try to burn down a restaurant, but encounter a series of problems. Closes 3/30. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. Pay-what-you-can/  $20.

Blue Man Group Three bald men, painted blue, present a show blending performance art, comedy & mime. Closes 3/10. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.blueman.com. $35-$90.

Boeing Boeing A man who's been juggling airline stewardess fiancees gets in a bind when they all arrive in town at once. Closes 3/30. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

Born Yesterday Comedy by Garson Kanin, presented by Crowded Kitchen Players. Closes 3/24. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.ckplayers.com. $10-   $18.

Cooking With The Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cable show hosted by 2 colorful sisters. Closes 5/19. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.html. $45.

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them Sensory theatrical experience from Theatre Confetti. Closes 3/24. The Power Plant Basement, 233 N Bread St. www.theatreconfetti.com. $10-$35.

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

Flashpoint Theatre Company: The Bends The past & present collide when a woman goes to visit some friends from her college days. Closes 3/31. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St. www.flashpointtheatre.org. $15  -$22.

Good People A woman struggling to get by in a poor Boston neighborhood hopes reconnecting with an old fling will change her life. Closes 4/27. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$85.

Henry V England's young new king sets out to repair his country in the wake of a violent civil war. Closes 4/14. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $20.

Hooray for Hollywood Singers, dancers & a live band perform selections from movie musicals. Closes 3/10. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-338-0881. www.cami.com/?webid=2248. $35-$70.

La Bella Durmiente (Y Amigos) Spanish language reading of 'Sleeping Beauty' featuring a cast of local Spanish speaking actors. Closes 3/11. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. Free.

Lost in Yonkers Neil Simon's Pulitzer prize-winning play. Closes 3/24. 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.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron's intimate collection of vignettes & monologues. Closes 3/17. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. www.delawaretheatre.org. $35-$49.

Missionary in Manhattan: Big Philly Style Musical comedy from the Ukulele Orchestra of Brooklyn. Closes 3/17. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. sisterwives.eventbrite.com/. $20.

New City Stage Company: Hurlyburly The story of 2 casting directors involved in '80s Hollywood's culture of sex & drugs. Closes 3/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. newcitystage.org. $24-$26; $22 students and seniors.

On Golden Pond A touching & funny observance of life, family & the "golden years" that follow. Closes 3/24. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

ReEntry Multimedia docudrama examining the challenges faced by Marines trying to reenter civilian life after deployment. Closes 3/9. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. $10-$20.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Fast-paced romp through all of Shakespeare's plays. Closes 3/23. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $25.

The Peking Acrobats Gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists & tumblers accompanied by a traditional Chinese ensemble. Closes 3/6. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.chineseacrobats.com. $9.

The Trip to Bountiful The story of a woman's trip back to the small town of her childhood. Closes 4/7. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25 children 17 and under.

The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler's award-winning play, presented by V-Day West Philadelphia. Closes 3/10. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. $10.

The Wreck of the Spanish Armada The story of a rekindled romance between a female doctor & a high-ranked criminal whose minions hijack oil tankers. Closes 3/12. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 323-793-2153. www.studio-stage.com. Free.

Tiny Dynamite: A Play, a Pie and a Pint Featuring several short, diverse works. Closes 3/28. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St. www.tinydynamite.org. $15.

Under the Whaleback A former sailor contends with a visiting stranger who has started making accusations about his past. Closes 4/7. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $19.50-   $66.

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.

Annie, Jr. The tale of a red-haired orphan's adventures in NY. Closes 3/10. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $8.

Beauty & the Beast Theatrical adaptation of the Disney movie musical. Closes 3/10. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $9-$11.

Catskill Puppet Theater: The Lion's Whiskers Folk tale about a woman who asks a wise man how to win acceptance from her stepson. Closes 3/10. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

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

Peter Pan Musical version of J.M. Barrie's tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Closes 3/10. Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill. www.chetheatre.com. $12; $10 students.

Pinkalicious The story of a girl with an abiding love for the color pink. Based on the popular books. Closes 5/25. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Rip Van Winkle Student performers retell the story. Presented by East Lynne Theater Company. Closes 3/13. West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St., Cape May. www.eastlynnetheater.org. Donations of paper products for The Food Closet accepted.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Robin Hood Tongue-in-cheek show based on the legend of the philanthropic forest bandit. Closes 3/10. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $12 children.

Actors' NET: Moonlight & Magnolias Comic romp about the behind-the-scenes chaos in writing the screenplay for 'Gone With the Wind.' Closes 3/24. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 12.

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.

I Love You Because Modern twist on 'Pride & Prejudice' set in current-day NY. Closes 3/23. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

In the Next Room A woman starts investigating a doctor's unusual new technique for treating patients. Closes 3/15. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $15; $10 students and seniors.

King of Prussia Players: The Pajama Game Award-winning musical about the relationship between a garment factory manager & a worker representative. Closes 3/9. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown. www.kofpplayers.org. $20; $15 seniors and children.

Melancholy Play Written by Sarah Ruhl, presented by Allens Lane Theater. Closes 3/23. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Northern Liberties Variety Show 'Talent' show featuring performers from Northern Liberties & beyond. Closes 3/8. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. $12.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot The story of Judas' trial. Closes 3/9. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.

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

Bryant Park Quartet NYC String Quartet performs works by Stravinsky, Ligeti, Yanov-Yanovsky & Debussy. Eastern University - McInnis Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Rd., Wayne; 610-449-2517. www.bryantparkquartet.com. $20; $15 seniors; free children and students. 3/10. 2:30 pm.

Charles Sundquist, Organist: Dupre's The Stations of the Cross Sundquist is the choral director at Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, NJ. Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., New Hope; 215-297-5135. $10; $5 students 18 and under. 3/10. 5 pm.

Ewan Dobson Canadian fingerstyle guitarist & recording artist known for his creative & intense playing style. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. ewandobson.com. $12. 3/10. 7 pm.

Lyons Chamber Players New arrangement of Brahms' Serenade No. 1. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St., Princeton. lyonschamberplayers.org. Free. 3/10. 4 pm.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's "Italian" Concert of works by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini & Donizetti, w/Marcelo Lehninger conducting. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. www.njsymphony.org. $20-$76. 3/8. 7:30 pm.

PCMS Concert: Curtis Chamber Orchestra Concert of works by Bach, Glass, Clyne, Ludwig & Tchaikovsky. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 3/11. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Time for Three Two violins & bass play eclectic repertoire. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 3/14. 8-10 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven's "Eroica" Concert of works by Beethoven, Mozart & Lutoslawski, w/Rudolph Buchbinder featured on piano. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $42-$127. 3/8, 3/9, 3/10.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Viennese Masters Concert of works by Schubert & Brahms, w/Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$127. 3/14.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Mystical Poetry Concert of works by Debussy & Mahler. Rossen Milanov conducts. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton. www.princetonsymphony.org. $25-$68. 3/10. 4-6 pm.

Pyxis Piano Quartet Violin, viola, cello & piano ensemble who perform throughout the region. Church of St. Monica, 635 First Ave., Berwyn. 3/10. 3 pm.

Thomas Trotter, Organist From the U.K. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $17. 3/9. 3 pm.

William Ghezzi, Guitarist Ghezzi has been on the music faculties of Temple University, Chestnut Hill College, and Settlement Music School. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; 215-336-0400. $25; $15 students and seniors; free 12 and under. 3/10. 3 pm.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band Ensemble performing wind band literature. Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Beidler Rd., King of Prussia. Free. 3/12. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera: Cleopatre Massenet's opera will be performed fully staged. Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 under 12. 3/9. 3 pm.

Amici Opera: Sigurd French composer Ernest Reyer's opera. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 children under 12. 3/10.

AVA Opera: Don Quichotte Jules Massenet's opera. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $60; $50 seniors; $25 under age 30; $10 students. 3/9.

AVA Opera: Don Quichotte Massenet's opera. Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $60; $50 seniors; $25 under age 30; $10 students. 3/12, 3/14.

Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem 3 Princeton church choirs join forces for the Brahms Requiem in the University Chapel. Fundraiser for Crisis Ministry of Princeton & Trenton. Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; 609-258-3000. Donations accepted. 3/9. 4 pm.

Chestnut Street Singers: Whither, Fairy? Music of Superstition & Belief Works by Josquin des Prez, Maurice Ravel & Ralph Vaughan Williams. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. Donations accepted. 3/10. 2 pm.

Delaware Valley Show Chorus All-female Sweet Adelines chorus sings a cappella barbershop harmony. Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown. Free. 3/10. 2 pm.

Gettysburg College Choir: Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Founded in 1935, the choir is the premier choral ensemble at Gettysburg. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Rd., Southampton. Donations accepted. 3/9. 7 pm.

Love Canon This group plays a mix of upbeat bluegrass & '80s hits. Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. $18 day of show. 3/8. 8 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia & Curtis Opera Theatre: Owen Wingrave Britten opera about the challenges faced by a pacifist from a respected military family. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $50-$132. 3/13.

Ringing Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines Women's barbershop harmony chorus. Chester County Library - Henrietta Hankin Branch, 215 Windgate Dr., Chester Springs; Registration encouraged: 610-321-1710. www.ringinghillschorus.org. Free. 3/10. 2 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. 3/12.

The Crossing: Thomas Lloyd's Bonhoeffer World premiere by the cathedral's director of music, with music, dancers & instrumental ensemble. Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut St. www.crossingchoir.com. $27; $18 students and seniors. 3/10. 4 pm.

Voices Chorale New Jersey & Pennsylvania auditioned community choir. 609-637-9383. Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer St., Princeton. www.voiceschorale.org. $20 advance; $25 day of show; $10 children and students; $50-$55 family pass. 3/9. 8 pm. Also   Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Rd. (Rte. 413), Newtown. $20 advance; $25 day of show; $10 children and students; $50-$55 family pass. 3/10. 3 pm.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 3/13.

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. 3/12.

Philadelphia Dance Theatre: Breaking Ground Winter concert. Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. $15. 3/9. 7 pm.

Roger Lee Dance: Take 2 Spring concert. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St.; danceboxoffice.com. $15. 3/8, 3/9, 3/10.

  

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