Theater

Professional/semi-professional

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 St.; 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org.

Ain't Misbehavin' Musical tribute to the legendary 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.

Die Physiker Presented by the Theater der Ehemaligen der EBS. Performed in German. Closes 4/29. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332. $10; $5 students and children.

EgoPo Classic Theater: Ibsen Festival - Gint An imaginative young man with a dislike of responsibility embarks on a fantastical journey that will make himconfront his selfishness. Closes 5/11. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 267-273-1414. www.egopo.org. $22.

Girls Night: The Musical The tale of five friends at a karaoke bar. Closes 4/25. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $36-$81.

Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Closes 5/17. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. $30-$40.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Interconnected vignettes & songs exploring the ups & downs of romance. Closes 6/29. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $35-$45.

Man of La Mancha Tony-winning musical based on the story of Don Quixote. Closes 5/25. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $28.

Manon Massenet's most popular & enduring opera. Closes 05/03. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. $45; $35 seniors; $25 30 and under; $10 students.

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

Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy. 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. $29-$34; $26-$34 seniors; $20 ages 30 and under; $15 students.

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

The Fairy Queen Musical extravaganza inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Closes 4/27. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-225-6176. $12; $10 seniors; $7 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 (ARTS). $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 (ARTS). $20-$87.50.

The Gift "The Gift" explores the effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the African Diaspora on the American psyche. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.chasearts.org. $25; $20 seniors and students.

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 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. lanterntheater.org. $20-$38; $10-$28 students.

Family theater

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

Theatrical adaptation of the movie musical. Closes 4/27. New Hope-Solebury High School - Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater, 182 York Rd., New Hope.

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. $12; $10 students and seniors.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Theatrical adaptation of the beloved children's books. Closes 6/22. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $16-$36.

Family Stages: Jack & the Beanstalk Theatrical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Closes 4/28. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. www.familystages.org. $12.

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.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Cashore Marionettes - Simple Gifts Humorous scenes of everyday life set to classical music. Closes 5/4. Annenberg Center - Studio Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. $10-$12.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Patch Theatre Company - Me & My Shadow "Visual poem" about a girl who befriends her own shadow. Closes 5/4. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $10-$12.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Snowflake Silent comedy about a street character who creates moments of hilarity via various found objects. Closes 5/4. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. $10-$12.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: Tall Stories - The Snail & the Whale The tale of a tiny snail who sets out to find aid for a beached whale. Closes 5/3. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. $10-$12.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise & the Hare Classic children's tales presented in an innovative way that pairs digital technology w/an eclectic musical sound track. Closes 5/3. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $10-$12.

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

Pushcart Players: A Cinderella Tale Musical retelling of the Cinderella story. Closes 5/3. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.pushcartplayers.org. $10.

Pushcart Players: Happily Ever After Based on 'Cinderella.' Closes 5/3. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.pushcartplayers.org. $10.

Wake Me When I'm Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story Humorous contemporary re-telling of the classic fairy tale. Closes 5/4. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $13 advance; $15 day of show.

Community theater

A Chorus Line

Musical about the hopes, dreams & challenges faced by a group of aspiring Broadway performers. Closes 5/10. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $13 students.

Actors' NET of Bucks County: Julius Caesar Shakespeare's classic history play. Closes 5/11. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 12.

Barnum Award-winning musical about the legendary showman P.T. Barnum. Closes 5/17. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $13-$16; $6-$8 children 17 and under.

Boeing Boeing Hilarious farce set in 1960s Paris. Closes 5/11. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $15.

Curtains Mystery musical comedy. Closes 5/17. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10.

Fools Neil Simon's comic fable about a town that's been cursed with stupidity. Closes 5/4. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; Box Office: 610-935-1920. $15; $12 students 18 & under.

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, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

South Pacific Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 5/18. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

The Sound of Music Popular musical about a woman who takes a job as governess for a widowed Naval captain's 7 children. Closes 5/3. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-4820. www.ancss.org. $15; $12 students.

Dinner theater

Impromptu Players: Revenge is Sweet

Family secrets, resentments & rivalries spark trouble at a turn-of-the-century automobile club event. Closes 8/20. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $35-$50; $15 children.

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.

Without a Cue Productions: Deadly Housewives 3 housewives try to figure out who killed their neighbor. Closes 4/26. Fisher's Tudor House, 1858 Street Rd., Bensalem; Reservations required: 215-244-9777. $48.99.

Without a Cue Productions: Mummy Dearest A surprise party for an archaeologist takes a perilous turn. Closes 4/25. The Merion Cricket Club, 325 Montgomery Ave., Haverford. $75.

Without a Cue: Dead Men Don't Speakeasy The tale of shady goings on at a '20s-era nightclub. Closes 4/26. Old York County Club, 228 Old York Rd., Crosswicks; 609-298-3322 x126. $75.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Brian Marsella

A classical music artist from Philadelphia, PA. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. $20; $15 students. 4/27. 6:30 pm.

Comic Keith Barnay and Music Man Bobby Block Musical & comedy blend together for this performance. Jewish Community Center - Klein Branch, 10100 Jamison Ave. $14; $12 members. 4/27. 1:30 pm.

Drums Like Machine Guns Four-piece band based out of Philadelphia. Pageant Soloveev Gallery, 607 Bainbridge St. $6-$8 sliding scale. 4/27. 7:30 pm.

Hauschka AKA Dusseldorf-based pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. www.myspace.com/hauschka. $15. 4/27. 8:30 pm.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chamber Music Program Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. Free. 5/1.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Chorale & Chamber Orchestra Presented by the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Student College Chamber Music Program. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. www.haverford.edu. Free. 4/27. 3 pm.

Kristin Lee, Violinist Soloist, recitalist & chamber musician who performs w/the Metropolis Ensemble as well as at Lincoln Center w/Chamber Music Society Two. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $16; $11 students with ID. 4/25. 7:30 pm.

Liebesfreud Philadelphia ensemble devoted primarily to great literature of the string quartet. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. www.liebesfreud.org. Free. 4/25. 5:30 pm.

Merion Concert Band Community concert band based in Merion Station, PA. Harriton High School, 600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr. merionconcertband.org. Free. 4/27. 3 pm.

Nico Muhly Composer/pianist influenced by experimental new music traditions, electronic pop. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $50. 4/25. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Richard Goode, Pianist Accomplished pianist performs works by Janacek, Schumann & Debussy. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 4/29. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival The 2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival will feature Sharon Isbin Master Class, PCGS 2014 Guitar Competition Finals & Awards, student recitals, Celil Refik (2013 PCGS competition winner), guitar and music workshops, PCGS Orchestra recital, and vendor exhibits. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; 215-336-0400. $45 full day pass; $40 PCGS member full day pass. 4/27. 9 am-8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Bruckner's Final Symphony Concert of works by Bruckner, Barber & Bartok, w/soloists to include violinist Lisa Batiashvili. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 5/1.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mozart Celebration All-Mozart concert conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $72-$166. 4/25, 4/26.

Piotr Anderszewski, Pianist The young Polish pianist is among the true originals of the keyboard. Anderszewski has striking and deeply personal ideas about everything he performs, and you can hear his mind working as his long, agile fingers traverse the keyboard. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $20-$45. 5/1. 8 pm.

Princeton Sound Kitchen Accomplished contemporary music artists & ensembles perform works by students in Princeton's composition PhD program. Princeton University - Taplin Auditorium, Washington Rd., Princeton. www.princeton.edu. Free. 4/29.

Princeton University Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 Featuring the American Boy Choir & the women of the Princeton University Glee Club. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $15; $5 students. 4/25, 4/26.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet that made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sell-out crowd in 2004. University of Delaware - Gore Recital Hall, S. College Ave., Newark; 302-831-2577. www.serafinquartet.org. $15; $10 seniors; $5 students. 5/1.