Professional/ semi-professional

Ain't Misbehavin'

Musical tribute to Thomas 'Fats' Waller. Closes 4/27. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $35-$49.

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.

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.

Dear Elizabeth The friendship between poets Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell is illuminated via a series of letters. Closes 4/27. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $26-$46; $26 children 17 and under.

Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq A Marine searches the streets of Philadelphia for his missing lover in this world premiere drama from Paula Vogel. Closes 4/20. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $39-$49; $34-$44 seniors; $19.50-$24.50 ages 20-29; $10-$24.50 students.

Fear and Misery in the Third Reich Drama by Bertolt Brecht. Closes 4/5. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795. $5; $2 seniors and students.

fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life New play by Sarah Gubbins. Closes 4/13. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; 215-572-2112. $15; $12 seniors and students.

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.

Laughter on the 23rd 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.

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

Mark Nadler: I'm a Stranger Here Myself Musical exploration of the songs that emerged from the German cabaret scene of the 1920s through '40s. Closes 4/12. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-893-1999. $39.50-$55.

Mary Stuart Friedrich Schiller's drama, presented by Philadelphia Artists' Collective. Closes 4/19. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St.; 1-800-838-3006. $20.

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.

Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Hamlet One of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Closes 3/28. Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway; 609-652-9000. $32; $12 children with paid adult.

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.

Quintessence Theatre Group: Mourning Becomes Electra 3-part melodrama by Eugene O'Neill. Closes 4/27. Sedgwick Theatre, 7137 Germantown Ave.; 215-987-4450. $25; $15 youth 21 and under.

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ: A Midsummer Night's Dream Closes 3/28. Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Mount Holly; registration required: 609-267-9660. Free.

StoryUP! After Dark Evening of improvisational storytelling, comedy & theater based on audience suggestions. 4th Fri. 10:30 pm. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.

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

The Importance of Being Earnest Classic by Oscar Wilde. Closes 4/13. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9913. $17 advance; $20 day of show.

The Light in the Piazza A woman's newfound romance may be imperiled by some secrets her mother has been harboring. Closes 4/13. Villanova University - Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; 610-519-7474. $23-$25; $21-$23 seniors.

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 mysterious 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.

The Wedding Singer Based on the movie. Closes 3/30. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.; 215-753-3707. $12; $5 seniors and students.

Three Sisters Chekhov drama about a group of siblings & their approaches to dealing with life's challenges. Closes 4/20. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48; $15 teens.

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.

U.S. Drag A black comedy by Gina Gionfriddo. Closes 4/6. Widener University, One University Pl., Chester. $8; $5 Widener alumni/faculty/staff; $2 Widener 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.

Family theater

Centenary Stage Company: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

A young host entertains a friendly moose in this sequel to "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Closes 3/29. Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville; 856-825-6800 Ext 100.

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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 who discover a magical tree house that whisks them 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.

P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) Theatrically immersive, interactive performance influenced by the audience's 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.

Pinkalicious The story of a girl with an abiding love for the color pink. Based on the books. Closes 4/27. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$16.

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

The Wizard of Oz Musical version of the children's story. Closes 4/5. Charles F. Patton Middle School, 760 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square. $5.

Community theater

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.

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

Number the Stars An adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel about the rescue of Danish Jews during WWII. Closes 4/13. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10.

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

Smile A touching satiric musical by the creators of "Little Shop of Horrors," "A Chorus Line" & "They're Playing Our Song," Closes 4/6. Holy Cross High School, 5035 Rte. 130 S., Riverside; 856-461-5400 Ext 3033. $10; $7 seniors, students.

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

The Taffetas A musical journey through the "Fabulous Fifties." Closes 4/9. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown; 215-968-3859. $19-$24.

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


Choirs from Lincoln University and Cheyney University will perform. African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Ave.; 610-328-0406. $10 donation. 3/30. 3 pm.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: DSO Crosswinds - Encore Chamber performance of Brahms' Clarinet Quintet. Hotel Du Pont, 100 W. 11th St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. $60. 4/1. 8 pm.

Delaware Valley Wind Symphony 60-piece symphony featuring amateur & professional musicians from around Bucks County. Cairn University, 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne; 215-355-8743. $10; free children and students. 3/29. 7 pm.

Heefner Organ Recital With Alan Morrison. Ursinus College - Bomberger Auditorium, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3000. Free. 3/30. 4 pm.

Jennifer Koh, Violinist Classical music. Bryn Mawr College - Thomas Great Hall, Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. $18-$20. 3/29. 8 pm.

Liebesfreud Philadelphia ensemble devoted primarily to great literature of the string quartet. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. Free. 3/28. 11:45 am.

Matthew Bengtson, Pianist Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.; Free. 4/3. 7:30 pm.

Nash Ensemble British chamber group. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $20-$45; $5-$10 students. 4/3. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt, Violinist & Pianist Duo perform works by Mozart, Bartok, Webern & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $24. 4/1. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Leon Fleisher & Katherine Jacobson, Pianists Husband & wife duo perform works by Kirchner, Koston, Brahms, Bach, Schubert & Ravel. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $24. 3/30. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble The oldest continuously performing chamber ensemble in Philadelphia. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine St. $25. 3/28, 3/30.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven's Seventh Concert of works by Beethoven, Weber & Brahms, w/Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting & Ricardo Morales featured on clarinet. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $73-$170. 4/3.