Theater

Professional/semi-professional

1812 Productions: To Fool the Eye A hatmaker recruited to help the grieving son of a duchess finds she's not the only one on the job. Closes 3/3. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $28-$38.

An Ideal Husband A respected politician must ask his party-loving best friend for help when his past comes back to haunt him. Closes 3/3. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$85.

Assassin A former NFL player in search of redemption finds himself forced to deal with a lawyer & revelations about his past. Closes 3/17. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27-$33; $10-$15 students.

Awake and Sing! Clifford Odets' turbulent comedy-drama about a Jewish family struggling to stay afloat in the 1930s. Closes 3/3. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $20.

Bad Dates A woman contends with life's challenges even as she tries to find a suitable romantic partner. Closes 2/24. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $20.

Boeing Boeing A man who has been juggling airline stewardess fiancees gets in a bind when they all arrive in town at once. Closes 3/30. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $22-$27.

Bravissimo Burlesque: Reign in Men Monthly show featuring male performers. Ongoing. WineO, 447 Poplar St. www.lilsteph.com. $10.

Cooking With the Calamari Sisters: Mangia Italiano! 'Live broadcast' of a cable show hosted by 2 colorful sisters. Closes 5/19. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. www.thecalamarisisters.com/cooking.html. $45.

Deathtrap A successful playwright who's hit a dry spell schemes to steal one of his students' works. Closes 2/17. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $35-$45; $28-$36 military; $10 students 25 and under.

Endgame Play by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett. Closes 3/10. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $15-$48.

Grease Featuring guest Teen Angels nightly including Ukee Washington of CBS3's morning show & American Idol finalist Jermaine Jones. Closes 3/2. Cherry Hill High School West, 2101 Chapel Ave. W., Cherry Hill; 856-663-8006 Ext 1224. chwtheater.wordpress.com/. $12; $10 students and seniors.

Muswell Hill 6 Londonites cope with life's ups & downs while the world watches Haiti deal with the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Closes 2/24. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

My Brother Marvin The life & times of music legend Marvin Gaye. Closes 2/24. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. $33.50-$55.

New City Stage Company: Hurlyburly The story of 2 casting directors involved in '80s Hollywood's culture of sex & drugs. Closes 3/24. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. newcitystage.org. $5-$10.

PigPen Theatre Co. This company's shows are a mix of live music, shadow puppetry, movement & lighting effects. Closes 2/28. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.pigpentheatre.com. $10.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical 3 friends head into the Australian outback for the road trip of a lifetime. Closes 3/3. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.priscillaontour.com. $20-$100.

Strictly Platonic A chauvinistic ex-jock must reconsider his views when he unexpectedly falls in love. Closes 3/3. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students.

The Winter's Tale Decades-spanning story about royalty, betrayal, revenge, & ultimately transformation & forgiveness. Closes 3/3. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45; $25 children 17 and under.

Theatre Exile: The North Plan Dark comedy about a federal worker who flees to the Ozarks after martial law is declared & the challenges he runs into there. Closes 3/3. The Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 215-218-4022. theatreexile.org. $10-$37.

Vincent in Brixton A young Vincent van Gogh rents a room in England & soon finds himself inspired by his housemates. Closes 3/10. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

Family theater

Alice in Wonderland A fun, interactive musical based on the tale of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole & meets crazy characters. Closes 2/23. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $10-$12.

Annie, Jr. The tale of a red-haired orphan's adventures in NY. Closes 2/23. William W. Allen III Middle School, 801 N. Stanwick Rd., Moorestown. $8.

Charlotte's Web Children's musical based on E.B. White novel. Closes 2/23. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Children's Theatre Classes Acting exercises. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.; Registration required: 215-632-5330. $100.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. A group of children win the chance to tour a remarkable candy factory. Closes 3/2. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Robin Hood Tongue-in-cheek show based on the legend of the philanthropic forest bandit. Closes 3/10. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $12 children.

Community theater

A Tale of Two Cities Stage version of the Dickens classic. Closes 3/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. www.desales.edu/act1. $20; $18 seniors and students.

Forever Plaid Four young male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s are miraculously revived for the chance to fulfill their dreams. Closes 3/31. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $25-$49.

Grey Gardens Musical about an eccentric mother & daughter who live together in a run-down mansion. Closes 2/23. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 students.

I Love You Because Modern twist on Pride & Prejudice set in current-day NY. Closes 3/23. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Messiah on the Frigidaire A small town is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when an image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. Closes 2/23. Bridge Players Theatre at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E Broad St., Burlington; 609-386-0155. $20; $45 dinner/theatre package.

Noises Off A mediocre theatre company struggles to mount a play. Closes 2/23. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. $5; $2 students and seniors.

Proof Arcadia University's theater presents 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama in the MainStage. Closes 3/3. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; 215-572-2112. $15; $12 students, seniors and alumni; $5 Arcadia students.

The Full Monty A group of unemployed steelworkers decide to raise some money by becoming male strippers. Closes 3/2. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Story of his trial. Closes 3/9. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.

Thoroughly Modern Millie A woman moves from the country to NYC to pursue a career & hopefully find romance. Closes 3/2. Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Ave., Abington. $12; $8 students.

Urinetown Due to a 20-year drought, the Urine Good Company monitors the use of public toilets. Closes 3/2. Stage One, 101 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford; Box Office: 610-352-4823. $17; $14 seniors and children 18 and under.

Who Will Carry the Word? A group of women in Auschwitz try to keep the strongest of them alive in order to share their story with the world. Closes 3/3. Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro. $15; $10 seniors and non-Rowan student.

Dinner theater

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

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Beethoven & Bach Meet Villa-Lobos & Uebayashi Flute/cello duo performs works by European composers as well as contemporary works by other international composers. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. $20. 2/24. 3-4:30 pm.

Bowfire 11 violinists & fiddlers perform together. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. http://www.bowfire.com/. $20-$52. 2/23. 8 pm.

Copeland String Quartet wIth Douglas Mapp, Cellist Ensemble of Delaware Symphony performers are joined in concert by Rowan faculty member Mapp. Rowan University - Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro. Free. 2/27. 8 pm.

Delaware County Youth Orchestra Program features works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky & Mozart. Lower Merion High School, 345 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-1810. www.dcyo.org. Free. 2/24. 3 pm.

Drexel Chamber Singers: Madrigal Dinner Annual dinner includes Renaissance food & period music, storytelling & jesters. Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St.; Box Office: 866-437-3935. $21.95. 2/22, 2/23.

Drexel Chamber Singers: Madrigal Dinner Annual dinner includes Renaissance food & period music, storytelling & jesters. Drexel University - Main Auditorium, 3141 Chestnut St.; madrigal.westphal.drexel.edu. $18.95-$21.95. 2/22, 23. 7:30-10:30 pm.

Duo Parisienne Violin/viola & harp duo. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332. $20; $10 students. 2/24. 3 pm.

Erin Keefe Award-winning violinist. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 215-893-7902. $28. 2/24. 3 pm.

Geoffrey Burleson, Pianist Concert of works by Beethoven, Preston Stahly & David Rakowski. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. Free. 2/24. 3 pm.

Hilary Hahn, Violinist Grammy Award-winning violinist. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $36-$52. 2/25. 7:30 pm.

Master Players: Mostly Mozart II UD faculty & guest artists perform works by Mozart & Brahms. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 2/23. 8 pm.

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: Beethoven & Gill Featuring guests Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra & pianist Ching-Yun Hu. Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut St. www.mcchorus.or ;  g. $28-$38; $14 students. 2/23 7:30 pm, 2/24 4 pm.

 Meridee Winters School of Music Songwriters Showcase Piano, voice and guitar students of Meridee Winters debut their self-composed pieces. Strictly for original student compositions. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. Free. 2/24. 2:30-7:30 pm.

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo Michael Newman and Laura Oltman are an ensemble-in-residence at Mannes College The New School for Music. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland & Pine St., Doylestown. www.guitarduo.com. Free. 2/24. 3 pm.

Orchestra 2001: Winds Past & Present Featuring the Piffaro Renaissance Wind Band. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St. www.orchestra2001.org. $15-$40. 2/22. 8 pm.  Also Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave. www.orchestra2001.org. $25-$40. 2/23. 8 pm ; and Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200. www.orchestra2001.org. 2/24. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Juilliard Quartet With Roger Taping, Violist Works by Beethoven, Rhodes & Mozart. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 2/24. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Marina Piccinini, Kim Kashkashian & Sivan Magen Music for flute, viola & harp. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 2/22. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Soovin Kim, Violinist Kim is accompanied by pianist Natalie Zhu in a program of works by Janacek, Ravel, Webern & Brahms. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8080. $24; $10 students. 2/27. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: The Rite of Spring Concert of works by Ravel & Stravinsky, w/Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $77-$137. 2/23, 2/24.

Project Trio Eclectic chamber music ensemble from Brooklyn. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $20; $15 students. 2/24. Noon.

Roads to Damascus A visual-musical performance. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515. $30; $15 students. 2/23. 8 pm.

Rowan University Orchestra: Soloist Competition Winners I Rowan students perform under the direction of conductor Salvatore Scarpa. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. $10. 2/26. 8 pm.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet. The Music School of Delaware, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-762-1132. www.serafinquartet.org. $10; $5 students and seniors. 2/27. 7 pm.

SpectiCast: Lucerne Festival Filmed concert performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2. Medford Leas Community Center, 1 Medford Leas Way, Medford. $10. 2/24. 2 pm.

String Quintets of Brahms and Mozart Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell. $10-$20. 2/24. 3 pm.

The College of New Jersey Orchestra Music students perform. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing; 609-771-2585. $5-$15. 2/24. 4-6 pm.

The Pennsylvania Flute Choir Calvary Lutheran Church, 730 New St., West Chester. Free. 2/24. 3 pm.

Third Coast Percussion Percussion quartet crosses the lines between classical & popular musical styles. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. www.thirdcoastpercussion.com. Free. 2/26. 7:30 pm.

Timothy Schwarz & Jane Beament, Violinist & Pianist Duo perform works by American & British composers. Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd., Abington. Free. 2/22, 2/23.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera: Cleopatre Massenet's opera will be performed fully staged. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 under 12. 2/23.

Amici Opera: Don Carlo Verdi's opera. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. 22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 under 12. 2/24. 2:30 pm.

Center City Opera Theater: Creative Inspiration - Hispanic Opera Arias, duets & scenes from operas by Spanish & Hispanic composers. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. www.operatheater.org. $45-$75. 2/22, 2/23, 2/24.

Lansdale Choir Festival St. John's Chancel Choir and friends perform. St. John's United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main St., Lansdale; 215-855-5489. Free. 2/24. 4 pm.

Opera North of Montgomery County A Black History Month performance. Elkins Park Free Library, 563 Church Rd., Elkins Park; 215-635-5000. Free. 2/25. 6:30 pm.

Princeton University Chamber Choir: Gabriel Crouch, Director Concert of works by Scarlatti & Handel. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $15; $5 students. 2/22. 7:30 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. 2/26.

Singing City: A Wonderful World Choral group founded as an integrated choir in 1948. Christopher Windle guest conducts. First Baptist Church, 123 S. 17th St. www.singingcity.org. 2/23. 7 pm.

Temple University Singers, Chorale & Women's Chorus Temple students perform. Temple University - Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 2/27. 7:30 pm.

Dance

208 East Broadway Part 5 World premiere of work from NY-based choreographer Susan Rethorst. Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. $20; $18 seniors; $10 students with ID; $5 under 12. 2/23, 2/24.

Ailey II One of the most popular & critically acclaimed dance companies in the country. Rowan University - Pfleeger Concert Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro; 856-256-4545. www.alvinailey.org/ailey2. 2/23. 7:30 pm.

Behold Bold Sam Dog Philadelphia premiere of a work from NY choreographer Susan Rethorst. Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. $20; $18 seniors; $19 students with ID; $5 children under 12. 2/22, 2/23.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Dances that surge with virtuosity, complex musicality & powerful emotion. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.billtjones.org. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 2/22, 2/23.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 2/27.

Escape Velocity Dance Company Works choreographed, performed & produced by Ursinus students. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. $5; $2 students and seniors. 2/25-27.

Hold Me to This Three world premiere dance performances. Temple University - Conwell Dance Theater, N. Broad St. & W. Montgomery Ave.; www.liacourascenter.com. $5-$20. 2/22-23.

Jill Burton Extended vocalist and movement artist who incorporates energy work into her performance art. Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave. $6-$8. 2/27. 7:30 pm.

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. 2/26.

Parsons Dance Company High-energy pieces filled with humor, creativity & sensuality. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.parsonsdance.org. $20-$55. 2/27.

Penn Dhamaka Penn's first all-male Western/South Asian dance troupe. University of Pennsylvania - Iron Gate Theatre, 3700 Chestnut St.; 215-898-3900. www.penndhamaka.com. $6-$8. 2/22-23.

Roger Lee Dance Company: Dancing Through Our History Alumnus Lee's company performs w/guest vocalist Sasha Carvalho, Class of 2015. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. 2/28. 7 pm.

Spring Dance Festival Showcase w/student dancers performing new student work & pieces by guest artists & faculty. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $15. 2/22-24.

The Best Exotic Oscar Party Simulcast of 85th Academy Awards, gourmet buffet dinner, traditional Indian dancers, live music, themed decor, artisan crafts & more. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. www.brynmawrfilm.org. $70; $60 BMFI members. 2/24. 7 pm.

The Buddha & the Ballet Pennsylvania Ballet II presents an interactive family program featuring excerpts from the company's repertoire. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free. 2/23. Noon.

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. 2/24.

Other performances

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

Taste of Broadway Cabaret Frustrated with the state of the American Theatre, New York Times columnist Mic struggles to write a clear review in the midst of his chaotic, highly-stressful life. This show utilizes one song from every show currently playing on Broadway, and is told through a narrative cabaret format. University of the Arts - Laurie Beechman Cabaret, 601 S. Broad St.; Tickets required: blurringedges101@gmail.com. Donations accepted.