Performance and classical music listings

Posted: April 19, 2013

Theater

1812 Productions: It's My Party - The Women & Comedy Project An exploration of the role of comedy in women's lives. Closes 5/19. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $22.

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 Hansbury's classic drama. Closes 4/21. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 students.

Chicago Award-winning musical. Closes 5/5. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $26; $24 seniors and students.

Conscious: Getting Unstuck The story of how one woman overcame abuse, learned to forgive her tormentors & ultimately found success. Closes 4/23. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $25-$65.

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

Germaine Ingram Project: Where Heaven's Dew Divides Exploration of the music, beliefs & activism of religious African-Americans during the late 18th & early 19th centuries. Closes 4/19. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. pifa.org. $19.

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.

Hair Award-winning 60's Tribal rock musical. Closes 5/11. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. $25-$30.

Henry V England's young new king sets out to repair his country in the wake of a violent civil war. Closes 4/21. 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.

In the Mood A big band theatrical swing revue. Closes 4/28. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. www.inthemoodlive.com. $29-$69.

Mame A wealthy woman's lifestyle is upended when she takes in her nephew. Closes 5/19. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

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 Solomon's colorful family. Closes 4/21. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. www.stevesolomoncomedy.com. $40-$45.

North of the Boulevard 4 friends look for a way to better their lives. Closes 5/19. Theatre Exile - Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. theatreexile.org/. $30.

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 Broadway veteran Chris Coucill. Closes 4/20. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St.; 800-838-3006. www.philartistscollective.org/timon-of-athens.html. $20.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Tongue & Groove - That Time Improvisational theatre & dance performances. Closes 4/21. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org. $10.

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.

Radio Golf Play by August Wilson. Closes 5/5. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $20.

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. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

Stargirl World premiere, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. Closes 5/12. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $35-$40; $25 children.

Thank You for the Music: A Modern Tribute to ABBA Musical tribute to ABBA. Closes 5/4. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars; 609-492-9477. $45.

The America Play & Other American Cousins Surrealist depiction of American history. Closes 4/28. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). $25 advance; $30 day of show.

The Drowsy Chaperone Hit musical comedy. Closes 5/18. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $20.50-$33.50.

The Sexploitation Follies: Wes Anderson Burlesque series featuring performances inspired by the films of various directors. Closes 4/20. PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia Mausoleum Of Contemporary Art), 531 N. 12th St. $12.

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

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Theatrical adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. Closes 4/20. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $9.

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 classic E.B. White book. Closes 4/27. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

Family Stages, Duet Productions: Alice in Wonderland Fast-paced adaptation of the Lewis Carroll book. Closes 4/22. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. $10.

Pinkalicious The story of a girl with a 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. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $32-$36; $20-$22 children 13-17; $15-$18 children 12 and under.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre Voted "Best Family Attraction in Las Vegas," this show features a unique blend of European acrobatics, world-championship juggling, and the extraordinary talents of more than 40 performing pets. As seen on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' CNN, the 'Late Show with David Letterman,' and as a finalist on 'America's Got Talent,' the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has been delighting audiences for more than 10 years. Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Absecon; 609-652-9000. $20-$35. 4/25. 7 pm.

Segal Puppet Theater: Let's Recycle Interactive puppet show themed around environmental issues. Closes 4/20. Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. $8.50.

The Cashore Marionettes Internationally acclaimed marionette troupe. Closes 4/21. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263. $21; $16 children.

Burn This Play exploring identity & relationships in the NYC art scene of the 1980's. Closes 4/20. Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200.

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

Collingswood Shakespeare Company: Two Gentlemen of Verona A love triangle is worsened by the interference of gossiping friends. Closes 4/21. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood; 856-854-8365. collingswoodshakespeare.org. $15; $10 students and seniors.

Curtains Mystery musical comedy, presented by Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre. Closes 4/20. Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne; 267-733-8876. www.nvmt.org. $20; $18 students under 18; free for active military with ID.

Enchanted April The story of two frustrated housewives who take a trip to Italy in hopes of rediscovering themselves. Closes 5/12. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 12.

Guys & Dolls Hit musical based on Damon Runyon's New York. Closes 4/21. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $20; $15 seniors, students and faculty.

Langhorne Players: God of Carnage 2 sets of parents trying to resolve a playground altercation between their children begin to act like children themselves. Closes 5/4. Tyler State Park, 101 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-860-0818. www.langhorneplayers.org. $15-$17.

Newtown Arts Company: Cheaper By the Dozen An industrial efficiency expert decides to use his knowledge & methods to help his family life run smoother. Closes 4/24. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 800-838-3006. www.newtownartscompany.com. $16-$19.

Number the Stars An adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel about the rescue of Danish Jews during WWII. Closes 4/28. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Based on the Ken Kesey novel. Closes 4/20. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12.

Phoenix Ensemble: Imperfect Women of the Bible Inspirational praise plays with music & dance. Closes 4/20. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; 201-376-9810. www.imperfectwomenofthebible.com. $35 advance; $40 day of show.

Recent Tragic Events Drama by Craig Wright. Closes 4/28. Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; Box Office: 215-641-6518. $10; $5 seniors and students.

Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra: Brigadoon Fully staged performance of the Lerner & Loewe musical, accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra. Closes 4/27. Strath Haven Middle School, 200 Providence Rd., Wallingford; 610-565-5010. www.rvco.org. $17-$20; $14-$17 seniors and students; $7 children 12 and under.

Sunday In the Park With George Pulitzer-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Closes 4/20. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $15; $10 students and seniors.

The House of Bernarda Alba Tensions mount between 5 sisters in the wake of their father's death. Closes 4/28. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside. $15; $12 students and seniors.

The Pajama Game A feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent. Closes 4/20. Town & Country Players Theater, 4158 York Rd. (Rte 263), Doylestown; Box Office: 215-348-7566. $20; $10 children under 12.

The Play of Hours 'A site-specific performance installation based on the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke, Samuel Beckett & others.' Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. Free.

The Vagina Monologues Smash-hit play by Eve Ensler that celebrates female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Closes 4/20. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Absecon. Donation suggested: $5.

Time Machine Collaborative show created & performed by area students, under the guidance of local professionals. Closes 4/26. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-546-7432 (PIFA). $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

An Evening at Downton Abbey Enjoy music, tea and whiskey tasting, presentation of WWI artifacts, light food, and cocktails as one might have had at the splendorous Downton Abbey. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave., Berwyn. 4/25. 7-9 pm.

Curtis Institute: Spring Chamber Music Festival This is a series of free lunchtime concerts. The new Spring Chamber music Festival is an expansion of Curtis' Student Recital Series. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St. Free. 4/19, 4/22, 4/25.

Dover String Quartet Dover String Quartet (formerly the Old City String Quartet) was formed in 2008 at the Curtist Institute of Music. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-7902. $28. 4/21. 3 pm.

Dryden Ensemble: Versailles Revisited Music from the court of Louis XIV is paired with readings from related letters & memoirs. Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., New Hope. www.drydenensemble.org. $35; $30 seniors; $10 students. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

Dryden Ensemble: Versailles Revisited Music from the court of Louis XIV is paired with readings from related letters & memoirs. Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton. www.drydenensemble.org. $35; $30 seniors; $10 students. 4/21. 3 pm.

Esperanza Spalding Berklee graduate who has worked with Michel Camilo, Dave Samuels, Regina Carter, Joe Lovano & Patti Austin. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263. www.esperanzaspalding.com. $44-$54. 4/24. 8 pm.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra For information call 610-896-1011 or visit www.haverford.edu/music/events. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Free. 4/19. 8 pm.

Jake Shimabukuro Master ukelele player. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.jakeshimabukuro.com/. $27.50-$39.50. 4/21. 7:30 pm.

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra One of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. www.lansdowneso.org. $18; $15 seniors; $5 students. 4/21.

Le Triomphe de l'amour Baroque period instrument chamber music ensemble. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton; 609-252-0522. www.triomphebaroque.org. $20; $5 students. 4/20. 8 pm.

Leo Kottke Folk guitarist who often explores outside traditional harmony & rhythm. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263. www.leokottke.com/. $31-$38. 4/25. 8 pm.

Night at the Queen: Beyond the Walls Student concert featuring ensembles from the Ursuline Academy, Salesianum School & Padua Academy. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. $10. 4/21. 5:30 pm.

PCMS Concert: Emerson String Quartet Accomplished ensemble performs works by Copland, Berg & Grieg. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 4/24. 8 pm.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Icarus at the Edge of Time Multimedia take on the classic Greek myth, featuring a live score & animation. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.pifa.org. $36-$44. 4/24. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Bach & His Brandenburgs All-Bach concert conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $42-$127. 4/19, 4/20.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Biss Plays Mozart Concert of works by Mozart, Elgar & Brahms, w/soloists to include pianist Jonathan Biss. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$127. 4/25.

Princeton Brass Band British-style brass band plays an eclectic repertoire. Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Trenton. pbb.kswift.com. Donations accepted. 4/24. 7 pm.

Pyxis Piano Quartet Violin, viola, cello & piano ensemble who perform throughout the PA, DE & NJ region. Smyrna Opera House, 107 South Main Street, Smyrna. $16. 4/21. 3 pm.

Rowan String Ensemble Student concert. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $10; $5 students and seniors. 4/25. 8 pm.

Rowan Wind Ensemble Student concert. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $10; $5 students and seniors. 4/25. 8 pm.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet that made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sell-out crowd in 2004. Trinity Church, 1108 N. Adams St., Wilmington. www.serafinquartet.org. Donations accepted. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

Svetlana Smolina, Pianist Russian pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2007. Church of St. Monica, 635 First Ave., Berwyn. 4/21. 3 pm.

TCNJ Wind Ensemble Student concert. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Trenton. $15; $10 seniors; $5 students. 4/25. 8-10 pm.

The Pennsylvania Flute Choir 20+ member auditioned community ensemble that formed in 2002. Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 1648 Horseshoe Pike, Glenmoore. www.paflutechoir.org. Free. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

The Rowan Percussion Ensemble Student ensemble. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $10. 4/22. 8 pm.

Young Artists in Concert Talented high school musicians from the Lenape Regional H.S. district will perform. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 1 Winchester Court, Vincentown. medfordartscenter.org. Free. 4/19. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera: Carmen Fully staged performance of Bizet's 'Carmen.' Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 children under 12. 4/20. 3 pm.

Amici Opera: Fidelio Beethoven's only 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. 4/21.

Bel Canto Children's Chorus: Spring Recital Featuring soprano Toni Marie Palmertree w/pianist Andrea Berntsen & a guest appearance by the Bel Canto Chamber Choir. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown. www.belcantochildren.com. Donations accepted. 4/21. 4 pm.

Boheme Opera: Faust Gounod's opera, sung in French with English supertitles, with new HD technology & virtual sets. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Trenton; 609-771-2775. $30-$50. 4/20, 4/21.

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Adult & Children's Choirs The Adult and Children's choirs will present Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and Ola Gjeilo's 'Sunrise Mass' with musicians from the Chamber Orchestr of Philadelphia. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr. www.bmpc.org. $20; $5 children 18 and under. 4/21. 4 pm.

BucksMont Squires of Song: Guest Night Learn four-part Barbershop harmony, sing along and listen to the chorus sing popular songs and join in. No professional experience required. Langhorne United Methodist Church, 301 E. Maple Ave., Langhorne. Free. 4/23. 7-9 pm.

Curtis Opera Theatre: Rinaldo Fully-staged production of the Handel opera. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. www.curtis.edu. $35. 4/25.

Delaware Valley Opera Company & MCCC Students: Rigoletto DVOC members sing the solo parts & MCCC Choir members sing the chorus parts. Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; Box Office: 215-641-6518. www.dvopera.org. $28. 4/20. 8 pm.

Delphi Opera: La Boheme Staged highlights from Puccini's masterpiece sung in Italian with narration & piano accompaniment. Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington; 302-384-8074 or 302-545-2375. $10. 4/21. 2 pm.

Doylestown Presbyterian Church Festival Choir & Orchestra Mozart's 'Coronation' Mass plus works by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & more. Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 East Court St., Doylestown. Donations accepted. 4/21. 4 pm.

Media Chamber Chorale Eclectic ensemble presents a concert of works from the '20s through '50s. Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Rd., Media. www.mediachamberchorale.org. Donations accepted. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: The Magic Flute Mozart opera about a prince who attempts to rescue his love interest form evil forces. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.operaphila.org. $10-$235. 4/19, 4/21, 4/24.

Rufus Wainwright: Prima! Rufus! Judy! Vocalists perform selections from Wainwright's 'Prima Donna,' then Wainwright recreates excerpts from Judy Garland's 1961 Carnegie Hall show. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $30-$100. 4/21. 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. 4/23.

Spring Choral Concert DeSales University Chorale & Schola Cantorum perform in the Connelly Chapel. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Tickets required: 610-282-3192. Free. 4/19, 4/20.

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. 4/19, 4/20, 4/20, 4/21, 4/24, 4/24, 4/25.

Ursinus College Choir & Meistersingers Ursinus students perform. Ursinus College - Bomberger Auditorium, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. Free. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

         

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