Performance and classical music listings

Posted: June 07, 2013

Theater

A Little Night Music Award-winning Sondheim musical. Closes 6/30. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 children 12-18.

American Sligo Regional debut, written by Adam Rapp. Closes 6/23. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $24-$26; $22 seniors and students.

Barcelona This world premiere from Bess Wohl takes a funny and seductive look at the politics of who we pretend to be versus who we really are. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45.

Beauty and the Beast Fairy tale comes to life on stage. Closes 8/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-WILL. www.pashakespeare.org/. $16; $12 children 12 and under.

Bootycandy Colorful series of interconnected tales exploring the experience of growing up gay & African American. Closes 6/16. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $39-$54; $34-$49 seniors; $19.50-$27 students.

Cape May Stage: How to Make a Rope Swing The process of selecting a name for a town's new schoolhouse leads to the reopening of old wounds. Closes 6/7. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

Cape May Stage: Lend Me a Tenor Comedy about an opera presenter whose lead performer goes missing, leaving him in a bind. Closes 7/26. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $7.50-$50.

Cinderella Fairy tale. Closes 6/8. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Crazy for You Featuring favorite songs by George & Ira Gershwin. Closes 6/23. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $10 under 12.

Dino! An Evening With Dean Martin Stories from Martin's life are woven together w/some classic hits. Closes 6/30. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$45.

East Lynne Theatre Company: Lost on the Natchez Trace An injured slave auctioneer seeks help from an unlikely source. Closes 7/20. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; 609-884-5898. ww.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students.

Glass: Shattered Deconstruction of Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie,' directed by Michael Durkin. Closes 6/22. Church of the Crucifixion, 620 S. Eighth St. www.therenegadecompany.org. $15-$20.

Grease The story of the summer romance between teenagers from different sides of the tracks. Closes 7/14. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

Heroes A trio of aged war heroes plot to escape from their retirement home. Closes 6/16. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $30-$38.

Inherit the Wind Legal drama in which a small town stages a showdown between fundamentalism & science. Closes 6/9. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $35-$45.

Kate Ferber: One Child Born - The Music of Laura Nyro Ferber portrays 10 characters as she performs selections of Nyro's music. Closes 6/13. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. $15-$18.

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. $27-$33; $10-$15 students.

Mame A free-spirited woman unexpectedly finds herself in custody of her nephew. Andrea McArdle stars. Closes 6/9. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$57.50.

Mothers & Sons A mother whose son died of AIDS re-encounters his former partner years later. Closes 6/23. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$57.50.

Much Ado About Nothing Presented by Arden Shakespeare Gild. In case of rain, performances are moved indoors to the Gild Hall. Closes 6/22. Frank Stephens Memorial Theater (Field Theater), 2310 Woodland Ln., Wilmington; 302-475-3216. www.ardenshakespearegild.org. $10; $5 under 12.

Muralista Presented by First World Theatre Ensemble. Closes 6/16. Community Education Center (CEC Meeting House), 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 267-329-9746. $22; $18 seniors; $15 students.

Oklahoma! Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 6/30. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $25-$55.

Pride & Prejudice Theatrical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Closes 6/16. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25-$32; $22-$29 seniors; $10 students.

Ragtime Award-winning musical. Closes 6/23. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. $22; $20 seniors; $15 students; $8 under 12.

Save the Children Play about challenges faced by America's young people. Closes 6/12. ADAC Center, 50 N. 52d St.; 215-254-9314. $15.

So-Called Negroes: The N-Word as a Word - Meaning & Action Exploration of race relations, name-calling & the use of angry words on urban communities. Closes 6/12. ADAC Center, 50 N. 52d St.; 215-254-9314. $15.

Spring Awakening Award-winning musical with music by Duncan Sheik; book & lyrics by Steven Sater. Closes 6/9. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-283-2230. $31-$35; 29 seniors; $25 students.

The Boy Friend An heiress poses as a working girl to pursue a romance with a delivery boy, but he's not who he seems to be. Closes 6/16. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $45.

The Philly Fan One-man play starring Barrymore Award-winner Tom McCarthy. Closes 6/23. Theatre Exile - Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. $15-$35.

The Written Word: John Brown's Body Theatrical staging of Stephen Vincent Benet's Pulitzer Prize-winning poem. Closes 6/9. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20.

Thirdbird: Seen & Heard 5 Exploration of the intersection of movement, sound & text w/Club Fisk, Meg Foley & Moving Parts, & Greg Holt/Sara Yassky. Closes 6/14. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. birdbirdbird.org. free-$15; free-$12 students.

Urinetown: The Musical Award-winning musical comedy. Closes 6/29. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $25-$30.

Venus In Fur Suspense-packed dark comedy by David Ives. Closes 6/23. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. $46-$59.

Cinderella Theatrical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 7/13. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

Disney's 101 Dalmatians A group of puppies go up against Cruella DeVil in this theatrical adaptation of the film. Closes 7/27. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Peter Pan & Captain Hook Peter, Wendy & friends must rescue Tinkerbell & Tiger Lily from the pirates. Closes 7/14. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

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.

The Cat in the Hat Theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book. Closes 7/12. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

Wolf PAC: The Same Sky A diverse group of living fabrics team up to create something beautiful. Closes 6/9. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 610-642-0233. wolfperformingartscenter.org. $10.

Actors' NET: The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare's tale of love, greed, revenge & a plea for tolerance. Closes 6/16. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim's twist on fairy tales. Closes 6/16. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $20; $17 seniors and students; $11 children.

La Cage Aux Folles Award-winning musical comedy from Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein. Closes 6/23. Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $26; $23 seniors; $17 students and children.

The 39 Steps Comedic adaptation of the Hitchcock thriller. Closes 6/22. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $15.

The Cocoanuts Stage version of the Marx Brothers' musical comedy. Closes 6/23. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.ckplayers.com. $18; $14 seniors; $10 students.

The Kingfisher The dialogue bristles with hilarious one-liners. Spring Garden Mill, Route 332. Tyler State Park, Newtown; Langhorne Players: 215-860-0818. $15-$17.

The Man Who Came to Dinner Hilarious comedy from Kaufman & Hart. Closes 6/15. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $11-$12; $8 under 12.

Uncle Tom's Cabin - An Unfortunate Melodrama EgoPo's provocative remounting, with a race-reversed cast, revisits the original novel and invites a candid discussion of race in America. Closes 6/9. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; reservations required: 267-273-1414. www.egopo.org/. $20-$50.

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's Lunch Tea luncheon & a mini-concert featuring members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. $30. 6/12.

Cape May Music Festival: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Concert of works by Haydn, Puccini & Schubert. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students. 6/11. 8 pm.

Drexel Concert Band Student concert. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. 6/9. 7 pm.

Drexel University Chorus & Chamber Singers Great Court Concert Annual spring concert. Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St.; Box Office: 866-437-3935. Free. 6/9. 3 pm.

Edward Bogusz & Friends Ensemble pieces from Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Walkure, and more. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 409 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn. $15-$20. 6/9. 3:30 pm.

Handbell Festival The Joyful Bells, Festival Ringers, and others will perform favorite hymns and tunes. Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E Court St., Doylestown. Free. 6/9. 4 pm.

Jason Vieaux, Guitarist Vieaux performs a wide range of selections from the Renaissance to the contemporary. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.jasonvieaux.com/. $7.50-$20. 6/7. 7:30 pm.

Meridee Winters Year End Show Concert with 300 students performing rock, classical piano pieces, jazz, and pop. Saturday Club, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne. Free. 6/8-9.

New York Chamber Ensemble Strings & wind instrument group founded in 1987 by Stephen Rogers Radcliffe. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students. 6/13.

Philmore Ensemble Chamber music group based in Baltimore and Philadelphia performs classical repertoire. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave., Berwyn. www.philmoreensemble.com/. 6/9. 2 pm.

Smyrna Alumni Concert: An Afternoon of Classical Chamber Music Smyrna High School alumni perform. Smyrna Opera House, 107 S Main St, Smyrna, Del. $10; $5 students and children. 6/9. 3 pm.

SpectiCast: Handel & Vivaldi in HD Filmed performance of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Medford Leas Community Center, 1 Medford Leas Way, Medford. $10. 6/9. 2 pm.

The Southampton Chamber Music Society Featuring pieces for flute, harp, and strings. Southampton Old School Baptist Meetinghouse, 1256 Second St. Pike, Southampton. $14; $9 seniors and students. 6/9. 3 pm.

71st Annual Tri-County Youth Festival Concert Winners of the May auditions perform music for soloists and chamber groups. Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; Box Office: 215-641-6518. www.tricountyconcerts.org. $10; free children and students. 6/9. 2 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Otello Verdi's operatic interpretation of the Shakespearean tragedy. Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 215-224-0257. $25. 6/8. 3 pm.

Archdiocesan Choir Select chorus of approximately 70 voices. Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul, 18th St. www.archgh.org/choir. $15-$25. 6/9. 3 pm.

Center City Opera Theater: Satan's Bride - Maren of Vardo A new opera by Jeff Myers inspired by the true story of Maren Olsdatter, who in 1663 was accused of dalliances with the devil. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. www.operatheater.org. $39 and up. 6/8, 6/9.

Let Me Be Your Star Choral showcase of Broadway and pop music. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. $10. 6/8. 7 pm.

Opera Philadelphia: Powder Her Face Tragicomic chamber opera based on the exploits of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.operaphila.org. $20-$142. 6/7, 6/9, 6/12.

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. 6/11.

Dance

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 6/12.

Illstyle & Peace Multicultural mixed gender dance company who fuse the spirit of old-school hip-hop w/various performance disciplines. City Hall, Broad St. www.pentacle.org/Artist_Roster_Illstyle_Peace.htm. Free. 6/12. 5:30 pm.

Islamic Heritage Festival Children's activities, boat rides, guest speakers, health fair, open market bazaar, live music, dancers & more. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. Free. 6/8. 2-8 pm.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 6/9.

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. 6/11.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Forsythe & Kylian Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $20-$125. 6/13.

Tap Teaser 9: An Evening of Tap Dance and Jazz Music With live musical accompaniment. LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-4415. $15; $12 seniors, students and children under 10. 6/8. 8 pm.

The Lustig Dance Theatre NJ-based company founded in 2010. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. lustigdancetheatre.org. $45. 6/8. 8 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. 6/9.

Other performances

1812 Productions' Eventa du Schmancy 1812 Productions' annual gala fund-raiser, featuring 'The Bad Song Cabaret.' Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St. www.1812productions.org/eventa-2013.html. $60-$325. 6/10. 6-10 pm.

Coming to America: The Pursuit of Happiness A performance illustrating the history of the United States. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown. $22-$25.

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

Luncheon With the Arts: Maggie Mustico Sandwich & salad lunch, followed by concert feat. vocalist Mustico. Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. $8 day of show. 6/7. 11 am.

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