Performance and classical music listings

Matthew Ragas and Laura Giknis in "Grease," at the Walnut Street Theatre through July 14.
Matthew Ragas and Laura Giknis in "Grease," at the Walnut Street Theatre through July 14. (MARK GARVIN)
Posted: July 06, 2013

Theater

Avenue Q Tony Award-winning musical comedy, presented by Mazeppa Productions. Closes 7/27. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 267-559-9602. $25.

Beauty and the Beast Fairy tale comes to life on stage. Closes 8/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org/. $16; $12 children 12 and under.

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. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

East Lynne Theater 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. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students.

George M! Celebration of the music & career of composer George M. Cohan. Closes 7/7. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $45.

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.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company & Ocean City Pops: Singin' in the Rain Theatrical adaptation of the movie musical. Closes 7/10. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9248. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $20-$25.

Jack and the Giant Fairy tale. Closes 7/7. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ; 267-885-9857. $7.

Legally Blonde Musical based on the film. Closes 7/7. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $20-$30.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore Nora & Delia Ephron's intimate collection of vignettes & monologues. Closes 7/7. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $44.

Noises Off Hilarious backstage farce by Michael Frayn. Closes 8/4. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45.

Rumors Neil Simon comedy about an unexpected shooting & the resulting cover-up efforts. Closes 7/7. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $32-$35.

Run for Your Wife Hilarious farce by Ray Cooney. Closes 8/18. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students.

The 39 Steps Fast-paced whodunit based on the Alfred Hitchcock film. Closes 7/14. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org. $25-$52.

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde comedy. Closes 8/4. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $25-$52.

The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Toto & her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion & the Tin Woodsman go on a remarkable journey to see the great Oz. Closes 7/14. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ; 267-885-9857. $15; $10 under 12.

The World Goes 'Round Musical revue celebrating the work of songwriting team John Kander & Fred Ebb. Closes 7/21. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$57.50.

Warehouse: A New Musical New musical by Joshua Kurtz. Closes 7/6. Wedgwood Country Club, 200 Hurffville Rd., Blackwood. www.aftershockentertainment.org. $10-$33.

Wicked 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.' Closes 8/4. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. $40-$175.

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 Disney film. Closes 7/27. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Family Stages: Toad's Escape Mr. Toad tries to escape from jail after being locked up for stealing a car. Closes 7/11. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. www.familystages.org.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company: Winnie the Pooh Theatrical adaptation of the A.A. Milne stories about a good-natured bear with a fondness for honey & milk. Closes 7/8. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9248. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $10.

Hedgerow Theatre School: Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. Short version of the Broadway show, feat. music from the Emmy-winning TV series. Closes 7/7. Stage One, 101 Plush Mills Rd., Wallingford; 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $10.

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.

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.

Really Rosie The story of an imaginative girl who entertains herself by acting out her dreams of stardom. Closes 7/21. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $27.50.

 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.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. Fun musical travelogue. Come early for preshow activities. Closes 7/12. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.

Thierry Lundy: Find Your Passion One-man show presented by UArts student Lundy. Closes 7/6. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy., Willingboro; registration suggested: 609-877-6668. 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

Chester County Pops Orchestra The Pops present their summer concert. Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square. www.chescopops.org. $15; free seniors, students and children. 7/11. 7:30 pm.

Lenape Chamber Ensemble Bucks County's resident chamber music ensemble since 1975. Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown. www.lenapechamberensemble.org. $18; $15 students and seniors. 7/6.

Philadelphia Duets and Arias Concert Opera duets & arias. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515. $15-$25. 7/7. 3-5:30 pm.

 Summer Carillon Concert Series Wed. in Jul. & Aug. Rain or shine. Please bring blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. Carillon Concerts at Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge. Free. 7/10. 7:30 pm.

Sunday Reception Featuring Marisol Rampolla Classical guitarist. Artists' House Gallery, 57 N. 2d St.; 215-923-8440. www.artistshouse.com. Free. 7/9, 7/7.

Amici Opera Company: Werther Massenet opera based on a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. $25. 7/7. 2:30 pm.

Cantus Novus: Jewels of July Participatory 'summer sing' featuring popular classical & contemporary choral works. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 47 W. Afton Ave., Morrisville; 215-968-3414. www.cantusnovus.org. Donations accepted. 7/9. 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. 7/9.

The Eltham College Choir of Men and Boys Choir performance. First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, 130 W. Miner St., West Chester. Free. 7/9. 7 pm.

Dance

BalletX Philadelphia company updates ballet for the new century. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. www.balletx.org. $35; $30 seniors; $22 students. 7/10, 7/11.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 7/10.

Cirque Zuma Zuma Cirque du Soleil-style performance w/African flavor. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Reservations suggested: http://www.manncenter.org. Free. 7/8. 11 am.

Culture of the Spirit World music tour featuring flamenco & Indian classical music, dancing & performance. Free Library of Philadelphia - Falls of Schuylkill Branch, 3501 Midvale Ave.; 215-685-2093. www.cultureofthespirit.us. Free. 7/10. 5-7:30 pm.

Dance Xplosion Competition Dancers of all ages compete in a wide range of categories & styles. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 516-781-3400. www.dancexplosiontalent.com. Free. 7/8- 11.

Feraba Biashi West African music & dance infused with elements of tap & hip-hop. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free. 7/10. 10:30 am.

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. 7/9.

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. 7/7.

Other performances

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

Ron Raines & Don Pippin: The Great Love of Broadway Concert of Broadway hits, plus selections from Raines' latest album. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. $50. 7/8. 8 pm.

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