Arsenic & Old Lace

A man discovers his elderly aunts have a penchant for poisoning lonely old men. Closes 4/27. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

August: Osage County Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Tracy Letts. Closes 3/23. Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $24; $21 seniors; $17 students and children.

Beacon Theatre Productions: Two One-Act Plays Two one-act plays, based on the writings of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln & Mary Todd Lincoln. Closes 3/27. Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne. Free.

Buried Child A wildly funny black comedy by Sam Shepard. Closes 4/13. Montgomery County Cultural Center - Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office: 610-283-2230. $22; $20 seniors; $15 students.

Calculus: The Musical! A comic review of the concepts & history of calculus. Closes 3/25. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. Free.

Crowns Musical by Regina Taylor; presented by the Bridge Players Theatre Company. Closes 3/23. Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Mount Holly; 609-267-9660 Ext 3080. $5.

Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq A Marine searches for his missing lover in this world premiere drama from Paula Vogel. Closes 4/20. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $10-$66.

Figment Theater: Note to Self An emotionally charged improvised comedy that exposes characters' inner-dialogues. Closes 3/23. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St. $10.

Future 6 A festival of student-directed one-act plays. Closes 3/29. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-225-2700. $10; $7 students.

Goodbye, Marianne Presented by the FreshBaked Theatre Company. Closes 3/23. Widener University, One University Pl., Chester. Donation suggested: $1-$2.

Hotel Suite Neil Simon comedy about 2 neurotic couples dealing w/problems while staying at hotels. Closes 3/23. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27-$34.

Laughter on the 23d Floor Neil Simon's comedy based on his real-life experience as a junior television writer. Closes 4/13. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $36-$46; $10 students and children.

Lettice and Lovage Comic play by Peter Shaffer. Closes 3/22. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Man of La Mancha Tony Award-winning musical. Closes 3/30. The DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-338-0881. $20-$80.

Murder Mystery Weekend Interactive mystery presented by East Lynne Theater Company. Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., Cape May; reservations required: 609-884-7332. $389 for two people.

New City Stage Company: Hinckley World premiere play about Reagan's would-be assassin. Closes 3/30. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. $30-$35; $25 students and seniors.

Next to Normal Pulitzer & Tony Award-winning musical. Featuring Krissy Fraelich & Brian Bortnick. Closes 3/29. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $30-$40.

Pride & Prejudice Theatrical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Closes 3/30. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $26-$46; $26 children 17 and under.

The Calamari Sisters: Big Fat Italian Wedding The sisters return with a comedy. Closes 3/30. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469. $45-$55.

The Mystery of Irma Vep Horror movie/gothic mystery spoof with all 8 roles played by 2 male actors. Closes 4/6. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $34; $31 seniors; $15 students.

The Phantom of the Opera: National Tour The story of a disfigured man who lives in the bowels of the Paris Opera House. Closes 4/13. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. $30.50-$125.50.

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice A shy girl with a talent for performing finds herself poised on the brink of success, but it may not be what she wants. Closes 4/13. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding Hilarious, interactive Italian-style comedy. Closes 3/29. Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 1-800-660-8462. $95-$125.

Venus in Fur Written by David Ives. Presented by Bootless Stageworks. Closes 3/22. OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-887-9300. $20; $18 seniors; $15 students.

Why Do Fools Fall In Love? 4 women discuss their love lives & sing hits from the '60s. Closes 3/30. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $42; $35 seniors; $25 children.

You Can't Take It With You Kaufman & Hart comedy about a young woman's eccentric family & their interactions with her fiance's parents. Closes 3/23. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $26-$36.

Family theater

A Little Princess

Musical adaptation of the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Closes 3/23 Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

Charlotte's Web Musical adaptation of the E.B. White book. Closes 4/5. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

Jim West Puppets: Dinosaurs This show blends storytelling, education & puppet-making suggestions w/a classical score. Closes 3/29. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $10.

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Follow the adventures of a brother & sister whisked away to the land of dinosaurs. Closes 5/25. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $10-$12.

Off Broad Street Players: Really Rosie Stage production based on the writings of Maurice Sendak, w/music by Carole King. Closes 3/22. The Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville, NJ. $20; $17 seniors and children 16 and under.

P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) Interactive performance influenced by the audience's creative feedback. Closes 3/30. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $15 advance; $20 day of show.

Rapunzel Based on the fairy tale. Closes 3/22. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $7-$9.

Seussical Musical based on characters created by Dr. Seuss. Closes 3/23. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $13. Stage Kidz: Annie, Jr. A spirited orphan sets out to find her real parents with the help of her canine pal. Closes 3/22. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Adventures in Toyland A great adventure for the family. Closes 4/6. Jewish Community Center - Klein Branch, 10100 Jamison Ave.; 215-659-8550. $14; $12 children.

Theatreworks USA: Junie B. Jones Musical based on books by Barbara Park. Closes 3/23. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; 856-692-8499. $5.

Community theater


Coming-of-age musical w/a memorable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Closes 3/23. Springfield High School, 1801 E. Paper Mill Rd., Glenside; 215-233-6030. $12; $6 students.

Actors' NET of Bucks County - August: Osage County Pulitzer & Tony-winning play by Tracy Letts. Closes 3/23. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; reservations required: 215-428-0217. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

All Shook Up Musical comedy featuring the hits of Elvis Presley. Closes 3/22. Narberth Community Theatre at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave.; 610-352-4823. $16-$19.

Book of Days Town deals with the aftermath of a violent crime. Closes 3/22. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Comedy about romantic shenanigans at a Catskills resort. Closes 3/22. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; reservations required: 609-466-2766.

Earth & Sky A woman investigating her lover's murder finds herself drawn into Chicago's underworld. Closes 4/5. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $8 students.

Lombardi Profile of Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi. Closes 3/22. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $12-$14.

Make: Devised Theatre Performance of a Table The culminative event of a two-day student workshop organized by Groundswell Theatre Company. Closes 3/23. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Mauritius Comedy/drama combining the most thrilling aspects of Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Chandler, and David Mamet. Closes 4/5. First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave. $15.

Northern Liberties Variety Show 'Talent' show featuring performers from Northern Liberties & beyond. Closes 3/21. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. $12.

Project Art's Avenue Q (School Edition) Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Closes 3/30. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. $10-$15.

The Foreigner Hilarious farce by Larry Shue. Closes 3/30. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

Wolf PAC: I Never Saw Another Butterfly Play commemorating the art, poetry & memory of the children who passed through the Terezin concentration camp. Closes 3/21. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Dinner theater

Murder in Twelve Steps

The eccentric members of a behavior addiction support group become suspects in a murder. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

A Legend Celebrated by His Legacy: Maestro Gary Graffman at 85

This birthday gala concert is a once in a lifetime tribute featuring performances by six of Graffman's alumni piano students - Kuok-Wai Lio, Meng-Chieh Liu, Natalie Zhu, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Haochen Zhang, Yuja Wang. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. 3/23. 2 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Symphony Life Cycles Concert of works by Barber, Ravel, Strauss & Schubert. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland, NJ; 856-692-8499. $30. 3/22. 8 pm.

Brandee Younger, Harpist Traditional harp repertoire. Caffeination, 2100 Chestnut St. $20. 3/22. 6 pm.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: All Mozart Featuring flutist Jeffrey Khaner of the Philadelphia Orchestra, w/Matthias Bamert conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1709. $24-$81. 3/23, 3/24.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra: Classic Jewels Concert of works by Kernis, Schumann & Beethoven. Laird Performing Arts Center, 1501 Barley Mill Rd., Greenville; 302-652-5577. $60. 3/21, 3/23.

Gloria Galante, Harpist Diverse repertoire of classical & popular music. Bucks County Free Library - Levittown Regional Library, 7311 New Falls Rd., Levittown; 215-943-8270. Free. 3/22. 1 pm.

Leading Ladies Mezzo soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek performing 20th and 21st century compositions. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. $15-$5. 3/23. 3 pm.

Mayes Guitar Duo Joseph & Kathleen Mayes perform on guitars & lutes. First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield. Donation suggested: $5. 3/23. 4 pm.

Old York Road Symphony Community orchestra. 215-782-1718. Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Rd., Abington. $18; $15 seniors; $5 students. 3/22. 8 pm.

Paddy & the Brandywine Travelers Traditional country music group fronted by guitarist/vocalist Paddy Tarleton. Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom St.; 215-928-8118. Free. 3/21. 10 pm.

PCMS Concert: Artemis Quartet Award-winning German ensemble performs works by Brahms, Kurtag & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215- 569-8080. $24. 3/21. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Jerusalem Quartet Works by Haydn, Janacek & Brahms. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $24. 3/27. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Brahms' First Works by Brahms & Mozart, w/Herbert Blomstedt conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $45-$105. 3/21, 3/22.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mozart's "Linz" Conductor Donald Runnicles leads the orchestra through a concert of works by Mozart, Britten and Part. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $45-$105. 3/27.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based quartet. The Music School of Delaware, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-762-1132. $30. 3/26.

Temple University Symphony Orchestra & Combined Choirs Works by Haydn & Mahler. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $20-$35; $10 students and seniors. 3/23. 4 pm.

Temple University Wind Symphony: Emily Threinen, Conductor Temple students perform. Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St.; Liacouras Center Box Office: 1-800-298-4200. Free. 3/26.

The Piano Guys Piano/cello duo who became an Internet sensation. TD Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; Box Office: 856-218-8902. $39.50-$75. 3/26. 7:30 pm.

The Wister Quartet Grammy-nominated string quartet. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332. $20; $10 students. 3/23. 3 pm.

Two by Victor Herbert Classical music performance. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. $20-$30; free 16 and under. 3/22, 3/23.

Welcome Spring! The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presents concert conducted by conductor candidate David Alexander Rahbee. Pre-concert presentation by Rahbee from 7 to 7:30 pm; post-concert chat where audience members can ask questions. West Chester University - Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, University Ave., West Chester; 610-436-2533. $35 advance; $40 day of show; $5 students. 3/22. 8 pm.


Amici Opera Company: Jone

4-act opera by Italian composer Errico Petrella. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $20. 3/22.

Amici Opera Company: Otello 4-act Verdi opera based on William Shakespeare's "Othello." High Note Cafe, 1549 S. 13th St.; reservations required: 215-755-8903. $39.95 includes dinner. 3/26. 6:15 pm.

Dido and Aeneas Featuring the student soloists of TCNJ's Lyric Theater & Orchestra, directed by Professor Lars Woodul & conducted by Professor Michel Galante. The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing; 609-771-2775. $5-$15. 3/21, 3/22, 3/23.

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. 3/25.

The Bloom Consort Vocal ensemble specializing in a cappella music of the 14th through 17th centuries. Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5405. Free. 3/22. 2:30 pm.