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Theater Professional/semi-professional A Little Night Music Award-winning Sondheim musical. Closes 6/30. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 children 12-18.



A Little Night Music

Award-winning Sondheim musical. Closes 6/30. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 children 12-18.

American Sligo Regional debut, written by Adam Rapp. Closes 6/23. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. Pay what you can.

Barcelona Late night in Barcelona. An American woman leaves her own party with a tall, dark stranger, an older Spanish man. Is it a carefree one-night stand or an invitation to danger? This world premiere from Bess Wohl takes a funny and seductive look at the politics of who we pretend to be versus who we really are. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45.

Blood Kegger on Monster Party Island Burlesque troupe performance. Closes 5/24. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. $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-$54; $34-$49 seniors; $19.50-$27 students.

Cape May Stage: How to Make a Rope Swing The process of selecting a name for a town's new schoolhouse leads to the reopening of old wounds. Closes 6/7. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

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

Dino! An Evening With Dean Martin Stories from Martin's life are woven together w/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 work by Philip Dawkins. Closes 5/26. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St.; 215-563-1100. $20-$27.

Getting In on the Act Theatre-themed activities & improvised performances w/audience involvement. Moravian College - Main Street Campus, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem; Reservations required: 610-437-5915. $10. 5/30. 5:30-7:30 pm.

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.

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. $30-$38.

Inherit the Wind Classic legal drama in which a small town stages a showdown between fundamentalism & science. Closes 6/9. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $35-$45.

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. $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 free-spirited woman unexpectedly finds herself in custody of her nephew. Andrea McArdle stars. Closes 6/9. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $29-$57.50.

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

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.

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. $31-$35; 29 seniors; $25 students.

The Boy Friend An heiress poses as a working girl to pursue a romance with a delivery boy, but he's not who he seems to be. Closes 6/16. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $45.

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

The Drowsy Chaperone When a man plays a cast recording of a musical on his turntable, the show suddenly springs to life in his living room. Closes 6/2. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 267-885-9857. $15; $10 children 12 and under.

The Written Word: John Brown's Body Theatrical staging of Stephen Vincent Benet's Pulitzer Prize-winning poem. Closes 6/9. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20.

Venus In Fur Suspense-packed dark comedy by David Ives. Closes 6/23. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $46-$59.

Family theater

American Theater Arts for Youth: Cinderella

Musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 5/25. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-563-3501.


. $13.50-$16.

Cinderella Theatrical adaptation of the fairy tale. Closes 7/13. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

Peter Pan & Captain Hook Peter, Wendy & friends must rescue Tinkerbell & Tiger Lily from the pirates. Closes 7/14. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

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. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $32-$36; $20-$22 children 13-17; $15-$18 children 12 and under.

Storybook Musical Theater: Rumplestiltskin Theatrical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Closes 6/2. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-659-8550. $14; $12 children.

The Cat in the Hat Theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book. Closes 7/12. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $13.

The Little Mermaid Theatrical adaptation of the animated film. Closes 6/2. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $10; $8 seniors and children.

The Music Man, Jr. Student production of the musical. Closes 5/31. Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School, 6301 N. 2d St. $5.

Community theater

Gutenberg - The Musical

Doug Simon and Bud Davenport are authors of a big, splashy new musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. In need of support they perform a backers' audition for big New York producers. They have no actors, no sets, no costumes. But Bud & Doug can sing, dance and most important, they have hats. Developed by Scott Brown and Anthony King at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, this two-man musical spoof puts you right in the action of these two aspiring playwrights trying to get their show to Broadway. Drexel University - The New Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert St.;


. $10; $5 students.

Uncle Tom's Cabin - An Unfortunate Melodrama EgoPo's provocative remounting, with a race-reversed cast, revisits the original novel and invites a candid discussion of race in America. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 267-273-1414. $30-$50.

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

Philadelphia Orchestra: Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

Concert of works by Brahms, Schumann, Janacek & Dvorak, w/soloists to include violinist Shaham. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.


. $79-$177. 5/24, 5/25.

Readings From the Chamber Music Collection Local musicians perform selections from the library's Chamber Music Collection. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free. 5/26.


Amici Opera: Giordano's Fedora

Fedora is an opera in three acts by Umberto Giordano to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $22 advance; $25 day of show; $22 seniors; $15 students; $10 under 12. 5/25.

An American Tapestry 10 New Ark Chorale celebrates American patriotic music. Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St., Newark, Del. $5-$15. 5/26. 3 pm.

Greater Philadelphia Chorale Rehearsals Mixed-voice chorus who perform classical & contemporary pieces at venues throughout the region. St. Jerome Parish, 8100 Colfax St.; 215-745-4695. Free. 5/28.

Singing Circle for People Impacted by Cancer Join other singers led by composer, performer & educator Julia Haines. No talent 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. 5/28.

Susanne Mentzer Master Class Opera Class. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. $50. 5/30. 7:30-9:30 pm.


Ceili Dance

Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 5/29.

Drexel Dance Ensemble Drexel students perform. Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $10; $5 students. 5/30.

Latin Night DJs play salsa, chacha, merengue, and more. A buffet meal (BYOB) and lots of dancing. Atrium Dance Studio, 4721 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. $12. 5/25.

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. 5/28.

Tommy Tune Multitalented Tony-winning performer. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ; 609-492-9477. $75. 5/26, 5/27.

Tourettes: A Dancing Disorder A performance piece that challenges & inspires audiences to take another look at their definitions of disability. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800. Included in admission. 5/30. 7-8:30 pm.

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. 5/26.

Other performances

Bravissimo Burlesque: The Grand Finale

WineO, 447 Poplar St.


. $10. 5/25. 10 pm.

Cirque du Soleil: Totem A journey tracing the evolution of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Camden Waterfront, Cooper St. & Delaware Ave., Camden. $40-$130.

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

Susie Meissner & Her Band Meissner is a jazz vocalist who released her debut album, 'I'll Remember April,' in 2009. Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131. $10. 5/30. 8 pm.