Classic tale Charles Way's adaptation of Cinderella features not only the music of Mozart, but young Wolfgang himself as a character - a court composer - in the story of the neglected stepsister made into the belle of the ball by magic. The Arden Children's Theatre production goes on at noon and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arden's Haas Stage, 40 N. Second Street, and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to Jan. 27. Tickets are $16 to $36. Call 215-922-1122.
The sensational, and surreal, roots-rockers Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams play at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-222-1400. . . . The smart electro-pop outfit Papadosio teams with funk jammers Dopapod at 8 p.m. at the Trocadero, 10th and Arch Streets. Tickets are $19. Call 215-922-6888.
The intrepid Tribe of Fools troupe sees 2012 out with a burlesque revue, Naughty New Years, featuring songs, dance, comedy, and some, ah, revealing artistry. The show goes on at 8 p.m. at the Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Tickets are $15. Call 215-284-1178.
Local stars Ben Arnold and John Francis welcome in 2013 at 8 p.m. at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $35. Call 610-933-4043.
Make some noise
The excellent Baltimore quartet Roomrunner plays its intense, feedback-infused punk at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front St. Tickets are $8. Call 215-291-4919.
Wretched of the earth
See the play, then see the movie (hey, it's got Anne Hathaway singing "I Dreamed a Dream"). Boublil and Schönberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's great novel Les Misérables, about class struggle and crime in 19th-century France, opens with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to Jan. 13. Tickets are $25 to $110. Call 215-731-3333.
Bassist Ed Wise performs with his New Orleans Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham. Tickets are $10; $5 students. Call 610-745-3011.
Singer Rhenda Fearington
performs at 7:30 p.m.
at the Collingswood Community Center,
30 Collings Ave. in Collingswood. Tickets are $10; $5 students. Call 610-745-3011.
Friday & Saturday
Robert Redford's 2010 drama The Conspirator follows the fate of a woman accused of being involved in the killing of President Lincoln, since the plotters met at her Washington boardinghouse. As popular opinion and political powers call for her quick conviction and execution, her attorney, a Union war hero, fights for her rights and begins to see that her imprisonment is part of another conspiracy. The film screens at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Call 610-544-1818.
Powered by Philadelphia's own Jon Barthmus, the layered electro-pop symphonies of Sun Airway soar and build. The singer and composer's home project performs with the similarly inclined Cruiser, a solo project by Philly local Andy States, at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12. Call 215-739-9684.