Performance and classical music listings

Posted: March 29, 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 classic drama, directed by Walter Dallas. Closes 4/21. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $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. $20.

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.

Bravissimo Burlesque: Reign in Men Monthly show featuring male performers. Ongoing. WineO, 447 Poplar St. www.lilsteph.com. $10. 3/30.

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.

Curio Theatre: Madville New play written by Curio artistic director Paul Kuhn. Closes 4/13. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $15-$20.

Dreamgirls Members of a '60s girl group contend with life & career challenges. Closes 4/7. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-338-0881. www.dreamgirlsonstage.com. $35-$75.

 EgoPo Classic Theater: The Life (& Death) of Harry Houdini Reality blurs & life & death intermingle in this portrayal of Houdini's final performance. Closes 4/7. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 267-273-1414. www.egopo.org. $25-$45.

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. $22; $20 students and seniors.

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. $30-$38.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Interconnected vignettes & songs exploring the ups & downs of love & romance. Closes 4/28. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $25.

Italian American Reconciliation A man sets out to rewin the affections of his ex-wife. Closes 3/30. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; 609-347-2162. $20; $18 seniors.

Jesus Christ Superstar Tony-winning musical written by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Closes 3/30. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $19.50-$34.50.

Much Ado About Nothing 'Battle of the sexes'-themed romantic comedy. Closes 5/19. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $20-$35.

 My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy 1-man comedy about Steve Solomon's colorful family. Closes 4/21. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. www.stevesolomoncomedy.com. $40-$45.

Othello Shakespeare tragedy about a good man betrayed by a friend. Closes 5/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $30-$35; $25 seniors; $20 students.

Philadelphia Artists' Collective: Timon of Athens Starring local favorite & Broadway veteran Chris Coucill. Closes 4/20. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St.; 1-800-838-3006. www.philartistscollective.org/timon-of-athens.html. $20.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Azuka Theatre - Everyone & I New play based on Frank O'Hara's poem 'The Day the Lady Died,' a tribute to Billie Holiday. Closes 4/7. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org. $26-$31.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Tribe of Fools - Shut Your Wormhole Comic look at the ups & downs of time travel. Closes 4/27. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. PIFA.org. Free.

Sister Act A crime witness is hidden in a convent for protection, but soon stirs things up among the sisters. Closes 4/7. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.sisteractthemusical.com.

The America Play & Other American Cousins Surrealist depiction of American history. Closes 4/21. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $20 advance; $25 day of show.

The Prescott Method: Easy Steps to Perfect Bread Baking, Every Time 2 women discuss their lives & problems while baking bread together. Closes 4/14. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

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 Winter's Tale The story of a royal family torn apart by suspicion & betrayal, but ultimately finding a way to heal. Closes 4/21. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$77.

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. $39-$54; $34-$49 seniors; $19.50-$27 students.

Young Voices High School Monologue Festival Performance of monologues written by students from 13 area high schools. Closes 4/6. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8079. www.interacttheatre.org. $10.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Adaptation of the Roald Dahl book. Closes 5/2. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $9-$10.

Charlotte's Web Musical adaptation of the E.B. White book. Closes 4/27. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

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

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.

Easter Celebration Choir: Were You There? A Journey to the Cross Musical based on a sermon delivered during World War II by Dr. Peter Marshall, U.S. Senate chaplain. First Baptist Church of Bristol, 3610 Veterans Hwy., Levittown. Donations accepted. 3/30. 7 pm.

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.

Jesus Christ Superstar Popular rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice. Closes 3/30. Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Yardley Langhorne Rd., Morrisville; 215-493-3345. $15.

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

Ama Deus Ensemble Union of Vox Ama Deus' vocal & instrumental ensembles. Performing baroque & classical music from Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. voxamadeus.org. $20-$70; $8-$37 students. 3/29. 8 pm.

Arturo Sandoval Grammy-winning Latin jazz trumpeter. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-374-7263. www.arturosandoval.com/. $32-$39. 4/4. 8 pm.

Mostly Millennial: A Concert of Music by 21st-Century Composers Student concert. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing. Free. 4/2. 8-10 pm.

PCMS Concert: Johannes Quartet With Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Pianist Concert of works by Brahms & Franck. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 4/2. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Garrick Ohlsson & Brahms Concert of works by Brahms, Schoenberg & Strauss, w/pianist Ohlsson. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$127. 4/4.

Philadelphia Orchestra: The St. Matthew Passion The orchestra & guest choirs perform Bach's 'The Passion According to St. Matthew.' Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $54-$132. 3/29, 3/30.

TCNJ Horn & Saxophone Studio Recital Music students perform. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing. Free. 4/4. 8-10 pm.

The World Inferno Friendship Society Cabaret punksters from Brooklyn. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 877-435-9849. www.worldinferno.com. $16. 3/30. 8:30 pm.

Mother Bethel Cathedral Choir: The 7 Last Words in Song - Olivet to Calvary Good Friday Music Meditation by John Henry Maunder, recalling the last days of Jesus' life on earth. Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 Richard Allen Ave. www.motherbethel.org. Free. 3/29. 7 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. 4/2.

The Pirates of Penzance Comic operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $41-$49; $32.80-$39.20 military with ID; $15 students 25 and under. 3/29-4/4.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 4/3.

Eva A dance premiere based on the music of Eva Cassidy. Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. $20-$55. 4/4.

Mystique of the East Cultural showcase featuring performing arts from Asian countries. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing. $5. 3/30. 8 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. 4/2.

PhillyBloco Modeled after blocos of Rio de Janeiro. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. phillybloco.com/about-the-music. $15. 3/30. 10 pm.

River North Chicago Dance Company Chicago-based modern dance group. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.rivernorthchicago.com. $20-$55. 4/4.

 SuperHumanoids 4-piece band from L.A. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 877-435-9849). www.superhumanoids.com. $20-$22. 4/4. 8:30 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. 3/31.

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.

Linda Eder Eder's voice has been compared to that of Judy Garland & Ella Fitzgerald. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.lindaeder.com/. $50-$75. 3/30. 8 pm.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Wide Awake - A Civil War Cabaret Offbeat look at the Civil War that's "part 'Gone With the Wind,' part folk-punk extravaganza." Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org.

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