1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is

Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 6/1. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560.

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.

Annapurna Philadelphia premiere of Sharr White's new play. Closes 5/11. Theatre Exile - Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.; 215-218-4022. $20-$50.

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.

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.

Deb Margolin: 8 Stops Thought-provoking new solo piece exploring the "grief of endless compassion." Closes 4/27. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $10.

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.

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.

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.

Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare's romantic tragedy about ill-fated lovers from feuding families. Closes 5/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $10-$35.

Sense & Sensibility Theatrical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Closes 6/1. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20; $15 students.

The Figaro Plays: The Barber of Seville Pierre Beaumarchais comedy that inspired the Rossini opera. Closes 5/5. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$103.

The Figaro Plays: The Marriage of Figaro Pierre Beaumarchais comedy that inspired the Mozart opera. Closes 5/3. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$87.50.

The Hummingbird's Tour New comedy, presented as a Culture for a Cause production. Closes 4/20. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $40; $25 under 25.

The Journey Home: The Struggle for Heaven on Earth World premiere of the 4th act of Fred Ho's action-adventure musical fantasy "Journey Beyond the West." Closes 4/18. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. Free.

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) 5 short musical parodies that poke gentle fun at the styles of renowned Broadway composers & lyricists. Closes 5/4. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $26-$37.

The Serpent Woman New adaptation of a classic commedia dell'arte play offers comedy, tragedy, magic, & puppets. Closes 4/19. Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. Free.

The Special Education of Miss Lorna Combonga Play reading presented as part of Rick Shiomi's "The Way Home" series. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 4/21. 7 pm.

The Train Driver Written by Athol Fugard; directed by Matt Pfeiffer. Closes 5/4. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $20-$38; $10-$28 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.

Family theater

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Theatrical adaptation of the children's books. Closes 6/22. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $16-$36.

James & the Giant Peach Theatrical adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. Closes 4/20. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $10; $8 children 3-11; free 2 and under.

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.

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.

Community theater

Margo in Margoland

"Medea"-inspired play about a woman's revenge fantasies involving her ex-husband. Closes 4/26. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $12; $10 students and seniors.

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw comedy about a professor's quest to turn an uncouth street girl into a well-mannered lady. Closes 5/3. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

The Tell-Tale Heart Theatrical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. Closes 4/19. Chaplin's: The Music Cafe, 66 N. Main St., Spring City; 610-792-4110. $10-$13.75.

Dinner theater

Kill for an Emmy

The troubled cast of a struggling soap opera may find themselves the targets of a scheming killer. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

PCMS Concert: Juilliard Quartet

Grammy-winning ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Jones & Schubert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080.


. $24. 4/23. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mozart Celebration All-Mozart concert conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $72-$166. 4/24.

Spring Instrumental Concert. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. Free. 4/23. 7-8:30 pm.

The Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert: Princeton University Glee Club & Nassau Sinfonia Concert of works by Arvo Part & James Macmillan. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $15; $5 students. 4/18. 7:30 pm.

VoxAmaDeus Ensemble: Mozart Requiem & Rossini Stabat Mater Good Friday concert. St. Katharine of Siena Catholic Church, 104 S. Aberdeen Ave., Wayne. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. 4/18. 7 pm.

West Chester University Harp Ensemble Rehearsal WCU students practice their repertoire. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. Free. 4/21. 6-7 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. 4/22.


Dancing on the Schuylkill

A workshop on an island in the middle of the Schuylkill. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.;


. $250. 4/22.

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. 4/22.

Philadanco Modern dance group based in Philadelphia. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $29-$46. 4/18-19.

Other performances

Axon Ladder

Performance art installation. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. Free. 4/18. 8-9 pm.

Corner Queens Cabaret Regional drag queens are joined by guest artists for a diverse evening of performances. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; 215-923-0210. $5.