Theater

Professional/semi-professional

1812 Productions: Boston Marriage

David Mamet comedy about two women whose romantic entanglements lead to trouble. Closes 5/20. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560.

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. $20-$36.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way ot the Forum A slave in ancient Rome tries to win a beautiful courtesan's hand. Closes 5/19. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

A Wrinkle in Time Based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Closes 5/20. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $35; $25 children under 18.

Carousel The story of a summer romance that leads to hardship. Closes 4/22. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25.

Crowns A woman moves in with her Southern aunt. Closes 4/29. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $45-$49.

Defending the Caveman: National Tour One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes 5/13. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700. www.cavemania.com. $39.50.

Flashpoint Theatre Company: Slip/Shot When racial tensions come to a boiling point in a Florida town, even an accident can have paralyzing consequences. Closes 5/5. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. $15-$22.

Girls Night: The Musical The tale of five friends in their 30s & 40s spending a wild night at a karaoke bar. Closes 5/13. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $52.

God of Carnage Tempers flare when 2 sets of parents meet to discuss their children's misbehavior. Closes 4/29. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$85.

Hamletmachine and Medeaplays These works deconstruct the stories of Shakespeare's Hamlet & Euripides' Medea. Closes 5/5. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St. therenegadecompany.ticketleap.com/hamletmachine-medeaplays/. $20; $15 seniors and students.

Home A North Carolina man moves to a Northern city & encounters obstacles. Eventually his roots call him home. Closes 4/22. New Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students.

InterAct Theatre Company: Outside the Frame - Travels With Whitey & Other Stories The tale of misadventures stemming from a failed trip to Iran scheduled for Sept. 13, 2001. Closes 4/22. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $25; $23 seniors; $19 students.

Mauckingbird Theatre Company: The Temperamentals The story of the Mattachine Society, the first viable gay rights organization in the U.S. Closes 4/29. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909. www.mauckingbird.org. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students.

Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor Immersive theatrical experience w/Ouija board session & round-table seance w/simulated ghostly visitors. Ongoing. Mill Race Arts Center, 26-28 White St., Mount Holly; Reservations required: 609-850-8189. www.misslillyseance.com. $20.

My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe musical about a London man who bets his friend he can transform a working-class girl into a 'proper' lady. Closes 6/3. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27.

Philadelphia Playwrights Showcase Previews of works-in-progress from writers Jeremy Gable, Brian Grace-Duff & Jeffrey Stanley. Closes 4/28. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-735-0630. $10 advance; $12 day of show.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Outgoing Tide A man's unusual plan to secure his family's future brings him into conflict with his wife & son. Closes 4/22. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. $46-$59.

Spring Awakening Coming-of-age tale about a group of 19th-century teens contending w/life's challenges. Closes 5/20. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $27-$50.

Steppin' Out Live With Ben Vereen Tony Award-winning performer presents a one-man tribute to Broadway & singers like Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr. Closes 4/22. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $50-$65; $20 students 25 and under.

The Children's Hour Set in the 1930s at an all-girls' boarding school where a student's lie is wreaking havoc on the community. Closes 4/29. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside. $15; $5 students.

The Comedy of Errors Cases of mistaken identities plague two sets of twins. Closes 4/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $22-$29; $19-$26 seniors; $10 children 17 and under.

The Rat Pack Revue Revue featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. Closes 5/6. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $36-$54; $18-$27 children 12 and under.

The Tempest One of Shakespeare's final plays. Closes 5/19. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Ave; 215-525-1350. curiotheatre.org/The_Tempest.html. $10.

Theatre Exile: A Behanding in Spokane Dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Closes 5/13. Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-218-4022. www.theatreexile.org. $18-$35.

Titus Andronicus Unique take on the Shakespeare tragedy using light & shadow play & specially designed puppets. Closes 5/19. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $25-$35; $20 seniors and students.

Twelfth Night Classic comedy where everything is turned upside down & nothing is what it seems. Closes 5/20. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $25-$35; $20 seniors and students.

Village Productions: Farragut North Thriller about a young press secretary who finds himself drawn into a game of backroom politics. Closes 4/29. Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 877-772-5425. www.villageproductions.org. $17; $15 students and seniors; $13 children 12 and under.

Women of Fire and Blood Hannah Tsapatoris re-creates the great figures of classical myth as heroines for today. Closes 4/29. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. $18.

Family theater

Act 3 Children's Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

Short adaptation of the Lewis Carroll book. Closes 5/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $8.

American Theater Arts for Youth: The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion & pals adventure along the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 4/29. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-563-3501. www.atafy.org. $13.50-$16.

Charlotte's Web Musical adaptation of the E.B. White book about a pig who befriends a spider. Closes 5/12. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children.

Cinderella Musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 5/6. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $12.

Hansel & Gretel Siblings discover a candy house in the woods, but the person who lives there is none too friendly. Closes 4/28. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $10.

Miss Nelson is Missing! A group of unruly schoolchildren contend with an unpleasant substitute after their teacher disappears. Closes 4/20. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$15.

Sleeping Beauty A spellbound princess requires the kiss of a prince to save her. Closes 5/19. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

The Big Bad Musical A talented cast of kids take on this howling courtroom comedy. Closes 4/21. St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1312 Old Swede Road, Douglassville; 484-599-0187. www.encoretheatercompany.org. $10; $8 seniors and children.

The Princess and The Pirate Children's theatre. Closes 4/21. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Community theater

An Ideal Husband

Dandies & diamonds swirl in & out of this comedic classic by Oscar Wilde. Closes 5/5. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; 610-584-4005. $15.

Arsenic & Old Lace A man discovers his elderly aunts have been poisoning visitors & hiding their bodies in the basement. Closes 5/12. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10-$15.

As You Like It Shakespeare's comedy about love & confusion in the Forest of Arden. Closes 5/13. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

Bye, Bye Birdie A rock singer's arrival turns a small Ohio town topsy-turvy. Closes 4/22. St. Basil Academy, 711 Fox Chase Rd., Jenkintown. $10; $8 seniors and children under 12.

Children of Eden Musical take on the biblical stories of Noah, Adam & Eve. Closes 5/12. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 students.

Fiddler on the Roof Musical about life in a small Jewish village in turn-of-the-century Russia. Closes 4/28. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. $15; $12 students.

Guys and Dolls Musical comedy. Closes 4/22. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.; 215-753-3707. $12; $5 seniors and students.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying A window cleaner becomes a successful businessman, but his shady practices may lead to trouble. Closes 4/21. Archbishop John Carroll High School, 211 Matsonford Rd., Wayne. $10.

Man of La Mancha An imprisoned man is put on mock trial by his jailmates, & offers as a defense a play in which he portrays Don Quixote. Closes 5/18. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Master Players Concert Series: iMusic5-Encounters Theatrical multimedia concert created and directed by Xiang Gao. Mitchell Hall. Closes 4/21. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-2204. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students.

My Fair Lady Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra present, staged with a 30-piece orchestra. Closes 4/28. Strath Haven Middle School, 200 Providence Rd., Wallingford; 610-565-5010. www.rvco.org. $17 advance, $20 day of show; $14 advance, $17 day of show students and seniors; $7 children 12 and under.

Oklahoma! Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 4/21. Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne; 267-733-8876. www.nvmt.org. $18-$20; $10 children 10-14.

The End of the World: A Burlesque Comedy It's Apocalypse 2012 in Kenzoville & local reporters brave the crazy events to bring you live coverage of the end of the world. Closes 4/22. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. $18.

Treasure Island Stage adaptation of Robert Louis Steveson's pirate-themed adventure novel. Closes 5/5. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $15.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Brahms & Friends, Part 3

Music for violin/piano & cello/piano by Brahms & his contemporaries. University of Delaware - Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard St., Newark; Box Office: 302-831-2204. $12; $8 seniors; $3 students. 4/22. 3 pm.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra: Robert Spano & Kensho Watanabe, Conductors Works by Higdon, Brahms & Bartok. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $5-$45. 4/23. 8 pm.

Darlingside String-rock quintet based out of Northampton, Mass. Tin Angel at Serrano, 20 S. 2d St.; 215-928-0978. www.darlingside.com. $10. 4/26. 8 pm.

Due Solisti Czech flutist Zofie Vokalkova & American harpsichordist Kathleen Scheide will perform. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester; 610-692-5662. Donation suggested: $20. 4/20. 7:30 pm.

Duo Piano Concert Two piano performances. Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Rd., Willow Grove. Free. 4/20. 7 pm.

Elysian Camerata Philadelphia-based instrumental chamber ensemble. The Church of St. Asaph, Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-0966. www.elysiancamerata.org. Donation suggested: $15. 4/22. 3 pm.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chamber Music Program Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. Free. 4/26.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chorale & Chamber Orchestra The program features Kurt Weill's 'The Eternal Road.' Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Free. 4/22. 3 pm.

Immaculata Symphony Immaculata University Alumnae Hall. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern. www.immaculatasymphony.org/. $5; free under 12. 4/21. 7:30 pm.

Maplewood Music Studio Faculty Concert Fundraiser for the Debbie Syzdek Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cunningham Piano Co, 5427 Germantown Ave; 215-848-8353. Donations accepted. 4/22. 4 pm.

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