Theater

Professional/ semi-professional

1 Pound 4 Ounces

1-man show that pairs storytelling w/music & improvisational tap dancing. Closes 5/13. New Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students.

1812 Productions: Boston Marriage David Mamet comedy about 2 women whose romantic entanglements lead to trouble. Closes 5/20. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $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 for his master. Closes 5/19. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $25-$35.

A Grand Night for Singing Tribute to the composing team of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Closes 6/24. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$50.

A Wrinkle in Time Based on the beloved 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.

Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go! Award-winning comedienne Martin brings a wide array of characters to life in this lively show based on her life story. Closes 5/20. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-338-0881. $35 and up.

Are You There, McPhee? Darkly comic tale of a man who needs an escape from his life & isn't sure how to achieve it. Closes 6/3. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$65.

Art Tony-winning comedy about friends divided over an unusual piece of art. Closes 6/17,. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Story of the legendary rocker's rise to fame. Closes 7/15. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

Cape May Stage: Uncle Jacques' Symphony A jazz drummer struggles with the transition from late-night club gigs to a normal 9-to-5 job. Closes 6/15. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

Cape May Stage: Uncle Jacques' Symphony A jazz drummer struggles with the transition from late-night club gigs to a normal 9-to-5 job. Closes 6/15. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $17.50; $15 seniors; $7.50 students.

Cape May Stage: Uncle Jacques' Symphony A jazz drummer struggles with the transition from late-night club gigs to a normal 9-to-5 job. Closes 6/15. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $50.

Collingswood Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet Romantic drama about an ill-fated relationship between star-crossed lovers. Closes 5/20. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood. www.collingswoodshakespeare.org. $15; $10 seniors and students; free for active military.

Community Matters: Beautiful Boy Staged reading & discussion. Closes 5/14. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; Reservations required: 610-644-3500. peopleslight.org/content/community-matters-0. Free.

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.

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

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! Holbrook uses Twain's own word & wit to comment on contemporary American culture. Closes 5/11. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $40-$55.

Irish Heritage Theatre: Philadelphia, Here I Come! A man contemplates leaving Ireland for a new life in Philadelphia. Closes 5/20. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. www.irishheritagetheatre.com. $15-$25.

Miss Lilly's Seance Parlor Immersive theatrical experience w/a 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.

Motherhood the Musical Playful look at the ups & downs of motherhood. Closes 5/20. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.motherhoodthemusical.com/. $45.

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 6/17. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $33-$38; $15 students.

New City Stage Company: Asymmetric New City Stage completes their sixth season with an new espionage thriller from Mac Rogers. Closes 6/10. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. Donation suggested: $5.

Philadelphia Artists' Collective: Changes of Heart (A Double Inconstancy) A love triangle drives several individuals to desperate ploys, inviting disaster. Closes 5/26. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St. www.philartistscollective.org. $15.

Rent A group of New Yorkers contend with personal difficulties while trying to avoid eviction. Closes 6/3. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $32-$50; $25.60-$36 military with ID; $20 students 25 and under with ID and proof of age.

Riverdance: National Tour Irish dancing & music. Closes 5/13. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. www.riverdance.com/. $55-$100.

Secret Garden 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her uncle & explores the gardens & spirits from her past. Closes 5/20. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $25.

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. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

The Island Two political prisoners struggle to put together a performance of the Sophocles play 'Antigone.' Closes 6/10. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $20; $10 students.

The Tempest One of Shakespeare's final plays. Closes 5/19. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Avenue; 215-525-1350. curiotheatre.org/The_Tempest.html. $15-$20.

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. $30-$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.

Urinetown: The Musical Tony award winning musical. Closes 5/13. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33rd St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787 (ARTS). $15; $5 students with ID.

Walworth Farce A family is absorbed by their own personal mythology. Closes 5/27. First Baptist Church - Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-454-9776. www.inisnuatheatre.org. $20-$25.

Wonder of the World A shocking revelation spurs a woman to try & complete her many eclectic, long-abandoned goals. Closes 5/19. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Family theater

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.

Kid Curio and The Improv Avengers Kid-friendly improv. Ongoing. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $5.

NACL Theatre: The Little Farm Show This show uses music & comedy to teach kids about farming, food & the environment. Closes 5/12. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.nacl.org. Free.

Pushcart Players: Stone Soup & Other Stories Selected folk tales from around the world. Closes 5/11. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.pushcartplayers.org. $10.

Robin Hood Robin Hood & his band fight for justice against the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. Closes 6/24. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $30-$32; $20-$22 teens; $16-$18 children.

Sleeping Beauty Evil magic sends a princess into an enchanted sleep. Will help arrive before its too late? Closes 5/12. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $10.

Sleeping Beauty An 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.

Winnie the Pooh Winnie, Piglet, Tigger & pals adventure in the 100 Acre Wood. Closes 5/20. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $10.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Presented by Vagabond Acting Troupe. Closes 5/20. Vagabond Acting Troupe, 1080 N. Manor Rd., Glenmoore. $10 advance; $15 day of show.

Community theater

'Hitsville' With a Motown Twist

Student show featuring the music of Motown. Closes 5/18. Overbrook High School, 5898 Lancaster Ave. $3; $1 students.

An Inspector Calls A thought provoking thriller full of surprises, deceptions & family secrets. Presented by MN Players. Closes 5/19. Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. mnplayers.co. $12; $9 seniors advance; $14; $12 seniors day of show.

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 children under 12.

Biloxi Blues Neil Simon's second play in his coming-of-age trilogy. Closes 5/19. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $12; $6 children under 14.

Bryn Athyn Community Theater: The Shadow of Thy Wings A WWII vet is forced to confront his past when his sons become eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War. Closes 5/19. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. www.bact.org.

Bye Bye Birdie Bridge Players Theatre presents this musical story of a rock 'n' roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Closes 5/20. Bridge Players Theatre at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 East Broad St., Burlington; 609-386-0155. $20.

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.

Earth and Sky Poetic thriller by Douglas Post. Closes 5/13. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $15.

Les Miserables Presented by Center Stage Productions. Closes 5/12. Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Rd., Abington; centerstageshows@gmail.com.

Les Miserables Presented by Center Stage Productions. Closes 5/19. St. Hubert High School, 7320 Torresdale Ave.; centerstageshows@gmail.com. $12 advance; $15 day of show.

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, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Moon Over Buffalo A pair of actors have a shot at fame, but mishaps & misunderstandings may get in the way. Closes 5/19. United Methodist Church - Narberth Community Theatre, 206 Price Ave., Narberth; Box Office: 610-352-4823. $14; $12 seniors and children.

Our Town The story of small town residents going about their lives during the early 1900's. Closes 5/12. Camden County College - Blackwood Campus, College Dr., Blackwood. $15; $10 seniors, children and CCC students, faculty and staff with ID.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical A colorful new resident causes chaos amongst the inhabitants of an 'exclusive' Florida trailer park. Closes 5/19. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Walworth Farce A family is absorbed by their own personal mythology. Closes 5/27. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. www.inisnuatheatre.org. $20-$25.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Academy Chorale and Chamber Society

Classical music concert Gwynedd Mercy Academy, 1345 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley. $15; $10 Seniors. 5/12. 7:30 pm.

Afternoon Music Club of Phoenixville Classical music performance and lunch First United Methodist Church, 865 Main St., Phoenixville. $8. 5/15. 1 pm.

Ama Deus Ensemble: Beethoven Extravaganza - Valentin Radu, Conductor Union of Vox Ama Deus' vocal & instrumental ensembles. Performing Baroque & classical music from the likes of Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.voxamadeus.org. $20-$60; $8-$32 students. 5/11. 8 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Beethoven, Bizet & Bartok Pianist Terrence Wilson will join the Symphony for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2. Stockton Performing Arts Center, College Dr., Absecon; 609-652-9000. www.bayatlanticsymphony.orgBay. $25; $15 children. 5/13. 2 pm.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra: Gateway to Europe Mann Center 2012 season opening concert w/music by Brahms & Bernstein. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52nd St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. Free. 5/11. 8 pm.

Delaware Valley Wind Symphony 60-piece wind symphony featuring amateur & professional musicians from around Bucks County. Charles Boehm Middle School, 866 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. www.delvalwinds.org. $10; Veterans free. 5/12. 7 pm.

Di Wu, Pianist Award-winning pianist & finalist in the 13th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 5/13. 3-4:30 pm.

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