Theater

Professional/ semi-professional

1812 Productions: It's My Party-The Women & Comedy Project An exploration of the role of comedy in women's lives. Closes 5/19. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $28-$38.

Acting Naturally: Blithe Spirit A novelist finds himself haunted by the ghost of his first wife. Closes 5/19. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 267-798-9165. www.actingnaturally.com. $16-$19.

Blood Kegger on Monster Party Island Burlesque troupe performance. Closes 5/24. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255 (WALK). bsomeday.org. $18.

Bootycandy Colorful series of interconnected tales exploring the experience of growing up gay & African-American. Closes 6/16. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $39.

Community Matters: The Transition of Doodle Pequeno Staged reading & discussion. Closes 5/13. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. Free.

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

Curio Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes mystery gets a funny makeover. Closes 6/1. Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Avenue; 215-525-1350. www.curiotheatre.org. $10-$20.

David Steinberg: Might Be Something Big . . . Might Not Comedian & director Steinberg offers a witty look back at career in show business. Closes 5/11. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $36-$48.

Dino! An Evening With Dean Martin Stories from Martin's life are woven together w/some of his classic hits. Closes 6/30. Walnut Street Theatre-Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$45.

Failure: A Love Story East Coast Premiere of this new work by Philip Dawkins. Closes 5/26. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100. www.azukatheatre.org. $18.

FringeArts: Jumpstart Evening of original performance art selected by a panel of artists, professionals & FringeArts staff. Closes 5/14. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. fringearts.com. $18.

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.

Hair Award-winning '60s Tribal rock musical. Closes 5/11. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. $25-$30.

Heroes A trio of aged war heroes plot to escape from their retirement home. Closes 6/9. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $20.

If Man is 5 Featuring an ensemble of Philadelphia-based acrobats. Closes 5/10. The Funicular Railway Station, 416 W. Coulter St. www.ifmanis5.com. $15.

Into the Woods Sondheim musical about fairy-tale life after "happily ever after." Closes 6/2. Princeton University-McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$77.

Lend Me a Tenor Comedy about an opera presenter whose lead performer goes missing, leaving him in a bind. Closes 6/8. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27-$33; $10-$15 students.

Mame A wealthy, fun-loving woman's lifestyle is upended when she takes in her nephew. Closes 5/19. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $49; $44 seniors; $27 children.

Much Ado About Nothing"Battle of the sexes"-themed romantic comedy. Closes 5/19. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box office: 215-496-8001. $30-$35; $25 seniors; $20 students.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre The Haverford Township Free Library is hosting it's 5th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Barnaby's of America, 1901 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown. haverfordlibrary.org/murdermystery. $35. 5/11. 6-9 pm.

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy One-man comedy about Solomon's colorful family. Closes 5/26. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. www.stevesolomoncomedy.com. $40-$45.

Ninth Circle Players: Barefoot in the Park Neil Simon comedy about newlyweds whose relationship is jeopardized by their very different personalities. Closes 5/19. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. $20; $18 seniors and Stockton students; $12 children 12 and under.

North of the Boulevard 4 friends living in a run-down neighborhood look for a way to better their lives. Closes 5/19. Theatre Exile-Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. theatreexile.org. $30.

Othello Shakespeare tragedy about a good man betrayed by a friend. Closes 5/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box office: 215-496-8001. $30-$35; $25 seniors; $20 students.

Pride & Prejudice Theatrical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Closes 6/16. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25-$32; $22-$29 seniors; $10 students.

Sleuth A successful writer manipulates his wife's lover into staging a robbery. Closes 5/19. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars; 609-492-9477. $45.

Spring Awakening Award-winning musical with music by Duncan Sheik; book & lyrics by Steven Sater. Closes 6/9. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-283-2230. Donation suggested: $10.

Stages at Camden County College: Avenue Q Tony-winning satire about a group of streetwise puppets dealing with life's ups & downs. Closes 5/11. Camden County College, College Dr., Blackwood. $15; $10 seniors.

Stargirl World premiere, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. Closes 5/12. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $35-$40; $25 children.

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation: JapanAmerica Wonderwave ". . . comedic dance-theatre elegy" created in response to the events of 3/11/11. Closes 5/12. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. www.teamsunshineperformance.com. $10-$60.

The Colored Museum Play by George C. Wolfe. Closes 5/12. Mercer County Community College-Trenton Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton. $10; $5 students.

The Drexel Players: The Grapes of Wrath Theatrical adaptation of the Steinbeck novel. Closes 5/25. Drexel University-URBN Center, 3401 Filbert St. www.drexelplayers.com. $15; $10 students.

The Drowsy Chaperone Hit musical comedy. Closes 5/18. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $20.50-$33.50.

The Peek-A-Boo Revue Philadelphia's premier burlesque show. Closes 5/10. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. www.peekaboorevue.com. $20.

The Punany Poets' All-Man Revue Let your fantasies unfold in this all-male production of music, poetry, dance & comedy hosted by Punany Creator Jessica Holter. Closes 5/10. Dowling's Palace, 1310 N Broad St. www.punanytickets.com. $25-$40.

The Written Word: The Belle of Amherst Playwright William Luce's play about poet Emily Dickinson. Closes 5/19. Hedgerow Studio & School, 146 W. Rose Valley Rd., Wallingford. $20.

Unsuspecting Susan A woman's relatively tranquil life is disrupted by the arrival of some startling news. Closes 5/12. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-964-3517. $20-$25.

When the Rain Stops Falling Epic family saga that travels back & forth in time as it tells the story of several generations of family members. Closes 5/18. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Family theater

Peter Pan Theatrical adaptation of the J.M. Barrie tale. Closes 5/19. Hill School Center for the Arts, 717 E. High St., Pottstown.

Pinkalicious The story of a girl with an abiding love for the color pink. Based on the popular books. Closes 5/25. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Pinocchio A wooden puppet boy must save his father after he's swallowed by a whale. Closes 6/23. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $32-$36; $20-$22 children 13-17; $15-$18 children 12 and under.

Roxey Ballet Company: Pied Piper of Hamelin & Sleeping Beauty Act III Dance productions of 2 popular children's tales. J.P. Case Middle School, 301 Case Blvd., Flemington; 609-397-7616. www.roxeyballet.org. $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Rudyard Kipling's How the Elephant Got His Trunk & Other Animal Tales Large-scale puppet show based on Kipling's stories. Closes 5/18. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $10.

Storybook Musical Theater: Rumplestiltskin Theatrical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Closes 5/11. St. Joseph's University-Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. $14; $12 children.

The Little Mermaid A mermaid who wants to walk on land turns to the sinister Sea Witch for aid. Closes 5/11. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $9.

Community theater

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Coming-of-age tale about a group of youth growing up in Chicago. Closes 5/12. Spotliters at United Methodist Church, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua; 856-589-8665. $17 advance; $20, $17 seniors and children 12 and under day of show.

Enchanted April The story of two frustrated housewives who take a trip to Italy in hopes of rediscovering themselves. Closes 5/12. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 12.

Hollywood Arms Moving play based on Carol Burnett's memoir, "One More Time." Closes 5/18. Spotlight Theatre at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. www.mnplayers.org. $12-$15.

Legally Blonde Musical comedy based on the hit film. Closes 5/18 Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Margate Players: Camp Rock Kids at a music summer camp square off against a rival camp. Closes 5/11. Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave., Margate City. www.margateplayers.com.

Methacton Community Theater: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical comedy about a colorful group of middle school spelling bee participants. Closes 5/12. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown; 610-489-6449. www.methactoncommunitytheater.org. $15; $10 seniors and children.

MTHS National Honor Society Talent Show Student show. Closes 5/15. Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, Cape May; Box office: 609-463-1924.

The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an aspiring nun who takes a job caring for a widower's children. Closes 5/19. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

The Wedding Singer Musical comedy based on the hit film. Closes 5/18. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. $22-$25.

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

Ama Deus Ensemble 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. voxamadeus.org. $20-$70; $8-$37 students. 5/10. 8 pm.

Bryn Athyn Orchestra: Spring Concert Featuring the music of Gershwin, Bloch & Respighi. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2979. www.baorchestra.org. $15; $12 seniors; $5 students; free for children 12 and under. 5/12. 3 pm.

Middle School Instrumental Concert Student concert. Laird Performing Arts Center, 1501 Barley Mill Rd., Greenville. 5/14. 12 pm.

Music at Bunker Hill: Benefit Concert Classical benefit concert. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell. Free. 5/10. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven's "Pastoral" Concert of works by Beethoven, Webern, Berg & Ligeti, w/soloists to include soprano Barbara Hannigan. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $26-$137. 5/16.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert Featuring the music of Brahms, Gould & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $23-$32. 5/12. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Simon Rattle & Lang Lang Concert of works by Beethoven & Sibelius, w/soloists to include pianist Lang Lang. Simon Rattle conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $32-$177. 5/10, 5/11.

Philadelphia Sinfonia One of the nation's outstanding symphony orchestras for young musicians. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philadelphiasinfonia.com. 5/16. 8 pm.

Symphony in C W/music director Rossen Milanov. Rutgers University-Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-225-2700. www.symphonyinc.org. $23-$50. 5/11. 8 pm.

Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque period-instrument ensemble. Arch Street Friends Meeting House, 320 Arch St.; 215-755-8776. www.tempestadimare.org. $25-$35, $20 seniors advance; $30-$40, $25 seniors day of show. 5/11. 8 pm.

Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque period-instrument ensemble. Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave.; 215-755-8776. www.tempestadimare.org. $25-$35, $20 seniors advance; $30-$40, $25 seniors day of show. 5/12. 4 pm.

Upper School Instrumental Concert Student concert. Laird Performing Arts Center, 1501 Barley Mill Rd., Greenville. 5/16. 1:45 pm.

Opera/Choral

20th Anniversary Spring Concert The Bel Canto Children's Chorus is celebrating 20 years in song. Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. $12; $10 students and seniors. 5/11. 7 pm.

Academy of Vocal Arts Farewell Recital AVA's class of 2013 present their final concert as Resident Artists. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; 215-735-1685. www.avaopera.org. $25; $20 ages 30 and under; $10 students. 5/10. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Tosca Dramatic opera by Puccini. High Note Cafe, 1549 S. 13th St.; 215-224-0257. $44.95. 5/15. 6 pm.

Amici Opera: Luisa Miller Amici Opera stages Verdi's "Luisa Miller." Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 205 Huntingdon Pk., Jenkintown; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students, $10 children under 12. 5/12. 3 pm.

Chester Children's Chorus 60-voice chorus of children ages 8-17. Swarthmore College-Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. Free. 5/11.

Chester Children's Chorus 60-voice chorus of children ages 8-17. St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 1920 Providence Ave., Chester. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. Free. 5/10. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus The premier LGBT arts organization in the Delaware Valley. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. www.pgmc.org. $30-$55 advance; $40-$55 day of show. 5/16.

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. 5/14.

Singing City: Celebrating 65! Singing City's anniversary celebration and fundraiser The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust St. $50; $35 members. 5/11. 4-7 pm.

West Chester Area Community Chorus The chorus concludes its 17th season with songs like "One Day More" from "Les Miserables," "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, "Baby Face," "Carolina in the Morning," and Randall Thompson's "Glory to God." West Chester East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester. $5. 5/11. 7 pm.

Wittenberg Gospel Choir The Gospel Choir, under the direction of Thomas Herzer, is over 30 members strong. It includes not only members from the Castle Church, but also several singers from the Wittenberg community. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales. 5/13. 7 pm.

Dance

Bryn Athyn College Dance Ensemble Diverse concert of works by professional & student choreographers. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. $5; $3 students. 5/11. 8 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly dance sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 5/15.

Dance Theatre of Harlem One of the world's leading neo-classical ballet companies. Annenberg Center-Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.dancetheatreofharlem.com. $20-$65. 5/16.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago The group blends classical ballet technique with theatrical jazz & contemporary dance. Princeton University-McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). www.hubbardstreetdance.com/. $20-$60. 5/11. 8 pm.

Latin Night Come listen to the top DJs in the tri-state area playing salsa, chacha, merengue, and more. There will be a buffet meal (BYOB) and lots of dancing. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 5/11.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo All-male dance ensemble who incorporate an element of parody into their performances. Princeton University-McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). www.trockadero.org. $20-$50. 5/14. 7:30 pm.

Mickey Hart Band Hart is the former drummer for the Grateful Dead. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. www.mickeyhart.net/. $25-$35. 5/15. 8 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. 5/14.

Nichole Canuso Dance Company: Annual Benefit Cabaret A cabaret to benefit the Nichole Canuso Dance Company. The Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 215-965-4099. $20-$65. 5/11. 6:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Carnival of the Animals Featuring the music of Saint-Saens & Verdi, w/choreography by Christopher Wheeldon & George Balanchine. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box office: 215-893-1999. $15-$125. 5/10, 5/11, 5/11, 5/12.

Play On, Philly! & Philadelphia Dance Academy Youth performers present an original piece that blends music & movement. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $5-$15. 5/11. 12 pm.

RealLivePeople(in)Motion: The Jobs Project Dance performance based on workers in Philadelphia. The Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 215-965-4099. $12-$18. 5/16.

Spring Trilogy-Part I: An Evening of Blind Dates An experimental dance performance. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; birdbirdbird.org. $12-$30. 5/16. 8 pm.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in the fun. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 5/12.

Other performances

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

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Super POPS Broadway Nero's final Kimmel Center concert as music director for the Pops. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.phillypops.org. $30-$119.