Performance and classical music listings

Posted: April 05, 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. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 students.

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's artistic director Paul Kuhn. Closes 4/13. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $15-$20.

Damon Harris Productions: Always Remember Stage play starring Kim Burrell & Vashawn Mitchell. Closes 4/7. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. $28-$38.

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-$32.

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. $29-$37.

Last Call at the Downbeat An original show that details jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie's famous stint at Philadelphia's Downbeat nightclub in November 1942. Closes 4/13. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; 610-745-3011. $25.

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. $30-$35; $25 seniors; $20 students.

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 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.

Salome The stepdaughter of King Herod becomes obsessed with revenge after being rejected by John the Baptist. Closes 4/21. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $19  -$25.

Sister Act A crime witness is hidden in a convent for her own 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  -$30.

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.

PHIT Kids Presents StoryUP! Philly improvisers create a funny & magical hour of adventure based on ideas & stories from kids in the audience. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St. $8 advance; $10 day of show.

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.

Pinocchio A wooden puppet boy must save his father after he's swallowed by a whale. Closes 6/23. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $32-$36; $20-$22 children 13-17; $15-$18 children 12 and under.

President Ulysses S. Grant & the Great Centennial Banana Mystery President Grant sets out to investigate a strange & mysterious discarded yellow peel. Closes 4/14. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. pifa.org. $7.50.

The Talking King Travels Through Time Interactive show that transports viewers through time to experience the music of different eras. Closes 4/6. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Free.

Alive! A puppet show for adults. Closes 4/7. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; www.arcadia.edu. $5-$10.

Closer Presented by MN Players/Spotlight Theatre. Closes 4/20. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. $12-$15.

Footloose Theatrical adaptation of the movie. Closes 4/14. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland; 856-692-8499. $12; $8 seniors and children under 18.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: The Butterfly Project A group of children in a concentration camp turn to art & poetry to express themselves. Closes 4/9. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org. $10.

Senior Follies: Celebrate Life! Full of huge laughs & snappy songs. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $12; $10 seniors; $8 students.

The Pajama Game A feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent, and when the two get together, they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions. Town & Country Players Theater, 4158 York Rd. (Rte 263), Doylestown; Box Office: 215-348-7566. $20; $10 under 12.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Hit music, performed by Acting Naturally's Youth Company. Closes 4/7. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 267-798-9165. www.actingnaturally.com. $12-$15.

Witness An Easter season dramatic production. Closes 4/7. Grove United Methodist Church, 490 W. Boot Rd., West Chester; Tickets required: 484-639-4366. 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

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 The Stockton Oratorio Society Chorale and Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey and guest soloists will join the Symphony. The program will also include Vaughan Williams' 'Serenade to Music.' Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway; 609-652-9000. $25. 4/6. 8 pm.

Brentano String Quartet This group became the first string quartet to serve as resident artists at Princeton University. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; Reservations required: 609-258-9220. www.brentanoquartet.com. Free. 4/7. 3 pm.

Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir Secular & religious songs will be performed. Directions & info: 215-653-0175. Bryn Mawr College - Thomas Great Hall, Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. Free. 4/7. 7 pm. Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Fall of the Berlin Wall Concert of works by Meine, Smirnov & Beethoven, w/Ignat Solzhenitsyn conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.chamberorchestra.org. $24-$81. 4/7. 2:30 pm.

Copeland String Quartet Featuring four Delaware Symphony Orchestra players. The Highlands Mansion & Gardens, 7001 Sheaff La., Fort Washington; Reservations required: 215-641-2687. www.copelandstringquartet.com. $25. 4/7. 2-4 pm.

Delaware Wind Symphony: Spring Concert The concert will showcase famous Broadway shows. Charles Boehm Middle School, 866 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. $10; free under 12. 4/6. 7 pm.

Inon Barnatan, Pianist Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon started playing the piano at age 4. The program re-creates one performed by Ignacy Paderewski in Richardson Auditorium on Nov. 10, 1925. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $15; $5 students. 4/9. 7:30 pm.

Lenape Chamber Ensemble Bucks County's resident chamber music ensemble since 1975. Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, 188 Upper Tinicum Church Rd., Upper Black Eddy; 610-294-9361. www.lenapechamberensemble.org. $18; $15 students and seniors; $5 children. 4/5. 8:15 pm. Also   Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown; $18; $15 students and seniors. 4/7. 3 pm.

New Time: The College of New Jersey Piano Recital The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing. Free. 4/7. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Marcantonio Barone, Pianist Works by Melinda Wagner, Richard Brodhead, Schubert, Beethoven & Brahms. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $18; $10 students. 4/7. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Mitsuko Uchida, Pianist Uchida is artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Orchestra & co-founder of the Marlboro Music Festival. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 4/10. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beyond the Score - Prokofiev 5 Hear & learn about Symphony No. 5. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $15-$40. 4/11. 7 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Garrick Ohlsson & Brahms Concert of works by Brahms, Schoenberg & Strauss, pianist Garrick Ohlsson featured. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$127. 4/5, 4/6.

Sounds of Sarajevo A multicultural event featuring the music of Sarajevo's faith traditions. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester; 610-692-5662. Donation suggested: $15. 4/7. 3 pm.

TCNJ Orchestra Student concert. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing. $15; $10 seniors; $5 students. 4/6. 8 pm.

The Schumann Project Works by Schumann on clarinet and viola. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell. $10-$20. 4/7. 3 pm.

They Might Be Giants Quirky, catchy pop tunes from a group fronted by the duo known as John & John (John Flansburgh & John Linnell). The Theater of the Living Arts (TLA), 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.theymightbegiants.com/. $30 day of show. 4/5. 7 pm.

Ursinus College String Ensemble Ursinus field hockey team coach Janelle Benner will perform as violin soloist. The student chamber group, Ursinus Major Quartet, will also perform. Ursinus College - Bomberger Auditorium, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. Free. 4/6. 7:30 pm.

Bordentown Regional High School Vocal Music Department Spring Concert Featuring performances by the core choir, chorale, show choir & Madrigal Honors choir. Bordentown Performing Arts Center, 318 Ward Ave., Bordentown. Free. 4/10. 7:30 pm.

Chester Children's Chorus Chamber Choir Fundraiser to benefit all chorus programs. Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, 727 Harvard Ave., Swarthmore. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. Donations accepted. 4/6. 7:30 pm.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge Recognized as preeminent representative of great British church music tradition. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $25-$55. 4/6. 3 pm.

Hymn Sing: J.W. Yoder Songs from J.W. Yoder's song books. John Ruth will give biographical information about Yoder; song leaders include Hiram Hershey, Kendra Rittenhouse, and Lee Moyer. Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville. Donation. 4/7. 4 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. 4/9.

The New York Tenors Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney & Michael Amante. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $44-$50. 4/6. 7:30 pm.

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. 4/5-11.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 4/10.

Danco 3 (D/3) Philadanco's youth dance ensemble for performers 9 to 16. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free. 4/7. 2 pm.

Eva A dance premiere based on the music of Eva Cassidy. Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. $20-$55. 4/5-6.

Latin Night DJs play salsa, chacha, merengue, and more. A buffet meal (BYOB) and lots of dancing. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 4/6.

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. 4/9.

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. 4/5-6.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments welcome to join in. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 4/7.

Other performances

10th Anniversary Re-Opening Celebration Champagne reception, ceremony & concert by Linda Eder. Smyrna Opera House, 107 S Main St, Smyrna, Del. $55-$100. 4/6. 5:30 pm.

Ann Hampton Callaway Jazz & pop performer with a three-octave voice. Influenced by legends Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn & Carole King. Camden County College - Dennis Flyer Theatre at Lincoln Hall, 200 College Dr., Blackwood; Mainstage Center: 856-227-3091. $25-$35. 4/6. 8 pm.

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

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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