Performance and classical music listings

Posted: May 03, 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 Pl.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $28-$38.

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.

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: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes mystery gets a funny makeover. Closes 6/1. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $10-$20.

Dino! An Evening With Dean Martin Stories from Martin's life are woven together w/some of his hits. Closes 6/23. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$45.

Failure: A Love Story East Coast premiere of work by Philip Dawkins. Closes 5/26. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100. www.azukatheatre.org. Pay what you can/$18.

Flesh and Blood Play reading. Closes 5/6. Theatre Exile - Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. $10.

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

If She Stood The story of some of the women who played a role in the anti-slavery movement of the 19th century. Closes 5/5. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Into the Woods Sondheim musical about fairy tale life after 'happily ever after.' Closes 6/2. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$77.

Lend Me a Tenor Comedy about an opera presenter whose lead performer goes missing, leaving him in a bind. Closes 6/8. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $22.

Mame A wealthy, fun-loving 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.

Memphis Fortune, fame & forbidden love come together within Memphis' underground dance club scene. Closes 5/5. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-338-0881.

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 One-man comedy about Steve Solomon's colorful family. Closes 5/26. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. www.stevesolomoncomedy.com. $40-$45.

North of the Boulevard 4 friends living in a run-down neighborhood 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.

Oh God, Please Send Me a Do Right Man Dramatic musical featuring original music. Closes 5/8. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. $15.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience Hilarious parody of the Harry Potter books. Closes 5/4. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.pottedpotter.com. $20-$50.

Pride & Prejudice Theatrical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Closes 6/16. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20; $10 students.

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

Sleuth A successful writer manipulates his wife's lover into staging a robbery. Closes 5/19. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $45.

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.

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation: JapanAmerica Wonderwave " ... comedic dance-theatre elegy" created in response to the events of 3/11/11. Closes 5/12. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. www.teamsunshineperformance.com. $10-$60.

Thank You for the Music: A Modern Tribute to Abba Featuring hits like 'Dancing Queen' & 'Take a Chance On Me.' Closes 5/4. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $45.

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 Written Word: The Belle of Amherst Playwright William Luce's play about poet Emily Dickinson. Closes 5/19. Hedgerow Studio & School, 146 W. Rose Valley Rd., Wallingford. $20.

Traces Urban acrobatics routine. Closes 5/3. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$56.

Unsuspecting Susan A woman's relatively tranquil life is disrupted by the arrival of startling news. Closes 5/12. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-964-3517. $20-$25.

When the Rain Stops Falling Family saga that travels back & forth in time as it tells the story of several generations. Closes 5/18. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

American Theater Arts for Youth: Ellis Island Spirited look at the challenges of the immigration experience. Closes 5/7. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-563-3501. www.atafy.org. $13.50.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Stage version of the Disney musical, performed by Medford Panther Players. Closes 5/4. Lenape High School, 235 Hartford Rd., Medford. www.medfordmemorial.org. $9 advance; $10 day of show.

Perth Theatre Company: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik, Deep Sea Explorer Multimedia show about a brave adventurer's search for his lost love. Closes 5/4. Annenberg Center - Studio Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. $10.

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 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.

Storybook Musical Theater: Rumplestiltskin Theatrical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Closes 5/11. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. $14; $12 children.

Super Why Live: You've Got the Power Super Why & friends try to figure out who has the greatest super power in the world. Closes 5/4. Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 877-598-8696. $15-$40.

The Little Mermaid A mermaid who wants to walk on land turns to the sinister Sea Witch for aid. Closes 5/11. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $9.

Walnut Street Theatre: Boy Who Cried Bully A boy & his friends get anti-bullying help from Bob the Bully Buster. Closes 5/5. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. Free.

An Evening of Scenes & Monologues Short excerpts from plays presented by advanced acting students. Closes 5/8. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland; Tickets required: 856-692-8499. Free.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Coming-of-age tale about a group of youth growing up in Chicago. Closes 5/12. Spotliters at United Methodist Church, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua; 856-589-8665. $17 advance; $20, $17 seniors and children 12 and under day of show.

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 under 12.

Hollywood Arms Moving play based upon Carol Burnett's memoir 'One More Time.' Closes 5/18. Spotlight Theatre at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. www.mnplayers.org. $12-$15.

Into the Woods Award-winning musical combination of several fairy tales. Closes 5/4. Holy Cross High School, 5035 Rte. 130 S., Riverside; 856-461-5400 Ext 3033. $7; $5 seniors and students.

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.

Legally Blonde Musical comedy based on the hit film. Closes 5/18. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Margate Players: Camp Rock Kids at a music summer camp square off against a rival camp. Closes 5/11. Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave., Margate City. www.margateplayers.com.

Methacton Community Theater: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical comedy about a colorful group of middle school spelling bee participants. Closes 5/12. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown; 610-489-6449. www.methactoncommunitytheater.org. $15; $10 seniors and children.

The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an aspiring nun who takes a job caring for a widower's children. Closes 5/19. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

The Wedding Singer Musical comedy based on the film. Closes 5/18. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. $22-$25.

Impromptu Players: A Foul Weather Fiend Enjoy a meal while interacting with the cast & trying to solve a mystery. Closes 5/5. Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. $45; $15 children. Also Aleathea's Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $30; $15 children.

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

Bach Festival of Philadelphia: Bach's Great Mass in B Minor Featuring Choral Arts Philadelphia & the Philadelphia Bach Collegium. First Baptist Church, 123 S. 17th St.; 267-240-2586. www.bach-fest.org. $20-$50; $15-$30 seniors; $10-$15 students. 5/5. 3 pm.

Bach Festival of Philadelphia: Back Before Bach With Piffaro Concert featuring some of Bach's settings of works from the 15th through 18th centuries. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St.; 267-240-2586. www.bach-fest.org. $20-$50; $15-$30 seniors; $10-$15 students. 5/4. 7 pm.

Bach Festival of Philadelphia: Principals - An Afternoon of Chamber Music Musicians from the Philadelphia Bach Collegium perform some of Bach's chamber works. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St.; 267-240-2586. www.bach-fest.org. $20-$50; $15-$30 seniors; $10-$15 students. 5/4. 2 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert of works by Bellini, Weber, Faure & Mozart. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway; 609-652-9000. bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25; $15 children. 5/5. 2 pm. Also Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; 856-692-8499. bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25. 5/4. 8 pm.

CCC Spring Concert Featuring performances by CCC's Chorus, Gospel Choir, Wind Symphony & Jazz Band. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; Tickets required: 856-692-8499. Free. 5/5. 3 pm.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Black tie event honoring composer/pianist Burt Bacharach. Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St. www.chamberorchestra.org. $300. 5/4. 6-11 pm.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: All Mozart Dirk Brosse conducts, w/soloists to include violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen & violist Roberto Diaz. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.chamberorchestra.org. $24-$81. 5/5, 5/6.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Dirk Brosse, Conductor All-Mozart program. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. www.chamberorchestra.org. $20. 5/7. 7:30 pm.

Chester County Concert Band Spring Concert J.R. Fugett Middle School, 500 Ellis Ln., West Chester. $10; $7 seniors and students; free under 12. 5/5. 2:30 pm.

Chester County Pops Orchestra Chesco Pops. Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square. www.chescopops.org. $15; $12 seniors; free children and students. 5/4. 7:30 pm.

Curtis Institute of Music: Opera Selections Students Sarah Shafter & Sean Michael Plumb perform. Christ Church Ithan, 536 Conestoga Rd, Villanova. $30. 5/5. 4-6 pm.

Curtis Institute: Spring Chamber Music Festival Free lunchtime concerts. An expansion of Curtis' Student Recital Series. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St. Free. 5/3.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra: Mark Russell Smith, Conductor All-Wagner program led by guest conductor Smith, music director for the Quad City Symphony. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $5-$45. 5/5. 8 pm.

David Cohen, Guitarist Classical & flamenco guitarist. Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, 319 E State St., Trenton. $20; $15 members. 5/3. 7:30 pm.

Emlyn Ngai, Violinist Ngai is concertmaster for the baroque ensemble Tempesta di Mare. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. $36. 5/8. 10:30-noon.

Folkwang Universitaet der Kuenste: Stay With Me A potpourri of musical theater selections. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332. $15; $8 students. 5/5. 3 pm.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chorale & Chorale Orchestra Presented by Haverford-Bryn Mawr Student College Chamber Music Program. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. www.haverford.edu. Free. 5/6. 7:30 pm. Also Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. www.haverford.edu. Free. 5/7.

Julian Gargiulo, Pianist Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn. $15. 5/5. 3 pm.

Montgomery County Band Concert Features 70 local and regional musicians and groups and a performance by David Orehowsky, Peter Neu, and David DiValentino, a trumpet trio. Souderton High School, 625 Lower Rd., Souderton. Free. 5/5. 3 pm.

Music in the Galleries: Curtis Institute of Music Informal classical concert performed in one of the museum's galleries. Rodin Museum, Franklin Parkway at 22d St.; 215-763-8100. www.curtis.edu. Included in admission. 5/4.

Ocean City Pops Musical director Bill Scheible leads the group through a concert from a variety of genres. Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. www.oceancitypops.org. $15. 5/5. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Musicians From Marlboro II Concert of works by Stravinsky, Britten & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $28. 5/8. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Hilary Hahn Returns Concert of works by Strauss, Korngold & Mahler. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. ww.philorch.org. $72-$153. 5/3, 5/4, 5/5.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Simon Rattle & Lang Lang Concert of works by Beethoven & Sibelius, w/soloists to include pianist Lang Lang. Simon Rattle conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $32-$177. 5/9.

Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey: The Best of John Williams Concert of Williams' musical works from movies like 'Star Wars' & 'Harry Potter.' Eastern Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Laurel Oak Rd., Voorhees. www.psnj.org. $30; $25 students and seniors. 5/5. 3 pm.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $25-$68. 5/5. 4 pm.

Richard Goode, Pianist Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $20-$40. 5/9. 8 pm.

Rosetta Stone: Listening to Language in Other Words Exploring the relationship of language, music and cultures in a playful and thought provoking program. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. 5/5. 3 pm.

Rowan University Orchestra: Salvatore Scarpa, Conductor By-audition ensemble of Rowan students & members of the community. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $10; $5 students. 5/7. 8 pm.

Shai Wosner Classical pianist. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. 5/5. 1:45 pm.

Symphony in C: A Flute & Harp Concert Meet the two artists and enjoy light refreshments. First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield. $5 suggested donation. 5/5. 4 pm.

Temple University Symphonic & Collegiate Bands: Matthew Brunner, Conductor Concert of works by Colgrass & Busch. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 5/5. 4 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. 5/3.

The Divine Hand Ensemble Seven-piece ensemble that plays classical, arias, sacred music & seasonal favorites, w/theremin player Mano Davina. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. divinehand.net. $12. 5/5. 7:30 pm.

William Carr, Pianist Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. 5/3. 7:30-9 pm.

Amici Opera: Luisa Miller Verdi's opera. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 under 12. 5/5. 2:30 pm.

AVA Opera: Un Ballo In Maschera (A Masked Ball) A love triangle turns deadly when a king falls for his best friend's wife. Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $60; $50 seniors; $25 ages 30 and under; $10 students. 5/8. 7:30 pm. Also Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $60; $50 seniors; $25 ages 30 and under; $10 students. 5/4.

Bryn Athyn Community Theater: The Pirates of Penzance Comic operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. www.bact.org. $12-$15; $10-$13 students. 5/3, 5/4.

Cantus Novus Chamber choir from Bucks County. Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., New Hope. $20; $10 students. 5/3. 8 pm. Also Newtown Presbyterian Church, 25 N Chancellor St., Newtown. $20; $10 students. 5/4. 8 pm; and Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton. $20; $10 students. 5/5. 4 pm.

Greater South Jersey Chorus 90 member choir. Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill; 856-667-3618. www.greatersjchorus.org. $20. 5/5. 3:30 pm.

Il Divo Four young male singers apply operatic technique & virtuosity to popular romantic songs. Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. www.ildivo.com/. $75-$175. 5/4. 9 pm.

La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi's opera about love and sacrifice. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. $39-$99; $15 student rush day of. 5/4, 5/5.

MTHS Choir Student concert. Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, Cape May; Box Office: 609-463-1924. Free. 5/9. 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. 5/7.

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