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

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.

Brainpeople Philadelphia premiere of Jose Rivera's drama. Closes 5/24. Luna Theater, 620 S. 8th St.; 215-704-0033. $15-$25.

Burt & Me High school sweethearts try to rekindle their romance years later. Featuring the music of Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Closes 5/18. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $30.

EgoPo Classic Theater: Ibsen Festival - Gint An imaginative young man with a dislike of responsibility embarks on a fantastical journey that will make him confront his selfishness. Closes 5/11. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 267-273-1414. www.egopo.org. $27-$40.

Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Closes 5/17. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 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.

Little Shop of Horrors The story of a flower-shop worker & his pet man-eating plant. Closes 6/8. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $42-$50; $33.60-$40 military with ID; $15 students and children.

Man of La Mancha Tony-winning musical based on the story of Don Quixote. Closes 6/8. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $28-$39.

Manon Massenet's most popular & enduring opera. Closes 5/3. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. $45; $35 seniors; $25 for 30 and under; $10 students.

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. $29-$34; $26-$34 seniors; $20 ages 30 and under; $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 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.

When She Danced Written by Martin Sherman; directed by Mauritzio Giammarco. Closes 5/18. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie Celebration of the folk singer's life & legacy. Closes 5/25. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $26-$46; $26 children 17 and under.

Family theater

Dr. Seuss' 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.

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 Children's tales presented in an innovative way that pairs digital technology w/eclectic musical soundtrack. Closes 5/3. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $10-$12.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival: We Shall Not Be Moved - the Hip H'opera Project Innovative show blending elements of hip-hop & classical music. Closes 5/2. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $10.

PHIT Kids Presents StoryUP! Philly improvisers create a funny & magical hour of adventure based on ideas & stories from kids in the audience. 1st Sun. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.storyupphilly.com. $8 advance; $10 day of show.

Pushcart Players: A Cinderella Tale Musical retelling of the 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.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood Follow the adventures of Red as she travels to her grandmother's house & faces off against the Big Bad Wolf. Closes 5/10. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $12; $10 children.

Storytime: Pinocchio The Hedgerow Company shares this story in a way that encourages creativity & interaction. Closes 5/24. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

The Fiery Furnace: A New Rock Musical Featuring glam rock, pop & blues/folk music. Closes 5/4. Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad St.; 215-627-6747. $10; $5 students.

Wake Me When I'm Sixteen: The Sleeping Beauty Story Humorous retelling of the 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 history play. Closes 5/11. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; reservations required: 215-428-0217. actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

Avenue Q Modern musical comedy about a group of 20-somethings getting by in the big city. Closes 5/17. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Barnum Award-winning musical about 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.

Born Yesterday Business tycoon Harry Brock comes to Washington to buy legislation from a willing senator. Closes 5/10. Narberth Community Theatre at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave.; 610-352-4823. $16; $14 seniors.

Chez Follies A senior theatre project. Closes 5/4. Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. $12; $10 seniors; $8 students and children.

Curtains Mystery musical. Closes 5/17. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

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.

Measure for Measure Collingswood Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's dark comedy, directed by Denise Brunker. Closes 5/10. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Ave, Collingswood. collingswoodshakespeare.org/measure-for-measure. $15; $10 seniors and students.

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.

South Pacific 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 governness 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.

You Can't Take It With You Pulitzer-winning comedy. Closes 5/17. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $12-$14; $8 under 12.

Dinner theater

All in the Famiglia - A Mafia Murder Mystery

Cast of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire. Closes 5/3. Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd., Vincentown; 609-268-6731. valenzanowine.com/all-in-the-famiglia-a-mafia-murder-mystery. $60.

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.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Astral Artists: Aurora Borealis

Concert focusing on composer Edvard Grieg & the Baroque & Norwegian folk music that influenced his work. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. astralartists.org. $20-$30; $18-$25 seniors; $5 students 30 and under. 5/4. 3 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony's May Concert Series The concerts, conducted by music director Jed Gaylin, include music of wit and humor by Gioachino Rossini, Camille Saint-Saens, and Ludwig van Beethoven, and will feature pianist, Clipper Erickson. Cumberland County College - Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland; 856-692-8499. www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25-$30. 5/3. 8 pm. Also Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway; 609-652-9000. www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. $25-$30. 5/4. 2 pm.

Cherry Hill Ensemble Series: The Great Italians Concert of works made famous by Italian singers. Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. $15; $5 students. 5/4. 3 pm.

Choral Arts and Bach Festival of Philadelphia Classical music. Prime Rib, 1700 Locust St. $20. 5/5. 6-8 pm.

Delaware Valley Wind Symphony 60-piece wind symphony featuring amateur & professional musicians from around Bucks County. Charles Boehm Middle School, 866 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville; Info: 215-355-8743. www.delvalwinds.org. $10; free children and students. 5/3. 7 pm.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chamber Music Program Bryn Mawr College - Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-526-5210. Free. 5/6.

Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chamber Music Program Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. Free. 5/5. 7:30 pm.

Jordan Dodson, Guitarist World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. $8-$12. 5/4. 12 pm.

Matt Pond PA Formed in 1998, Matt Pond PA's music was featured on the FOX series 'The O.C.' The lineup changed just after the release of the band's debut, 'Deer Apartments.' Singer/songwriter Matt Pond is joined by Dan Crowell, Steve Jewett, Matthew Daniel Siskin and Chris Hansen. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. www.mattpondpa.com/. $15. 5/2. 8 pm.

Montgomery County Concert Band Southeastern PA community band. Souderton High School, 625 Lower Rd., Souderton. www.montcoband.org. Free. 5/4. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Daedalus Quartet & Ricardo Morales, Clarinetist Accomplished ensemble presents a concert of works by Capanna, Beethoven & Hindemith (w/clarinetist Morales). Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 5/4. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Emanuel Ax, Pianist Grammy award-winning pianist presents a concert of works by Brahms, Mazzoli & Dean. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 5/7. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Musicians From Marlboro III Touring group from Vermont's Marlboro Music Festival presents a concert of works by Haydn, Berg & Dvorak. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 5/2. 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. 5/3.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Strauss' Salome Acclaimed operatic adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 5/8.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Classical Peaks Works by Bach, Beethoven & Brahms, w/Joseph Kalichstein featured on piano. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. princetonsymphony.org. $25-$75. 5/4. 4 pm.

Providence String Quartet Classical music. Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Ave., Berwyn; www.easttownlibrary.org. Free. 5/3. 2 pm.

Rittenhouse String Quartet Philadelphia-based ensemble that performs regularly throughout the tri-state region. John. F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut St. www.rsq.com. Free. 5/6.

Symphony in C W/music director Rossen Milanov. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-963-6683. www.symphonyinc.org. $24-$51. 5/3. 8 pm.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera Company: Mona Lisa

2-ct opera by German composer Max von Schillings. United Methodist Church of The Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $20. 5/3.

Amici Opera Company: Parsifal 3-act Wagner opera inspired by a 13th-century poem about a knight searching for the Holy Grail. United Methodist Church of The Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $20. 5/4.

Brandywine Valley Chorale & Valley Forge Chorale Choral music concert. St. Rose of Lima Church, 428 S. Main St., North Wales. $10-$15. 5/2. 7:30 pm.

Brandywine Valley Chorale & Valley Forge Chorale Choral music concert. Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square. $10-$15. 5/3. 7:30 pm.

Chester County Choral Society: Carmina Burana Choral music with shannon maguire & olivia decastro. Bayard Rustin High School, 1100 Shiloh Rd., West Chester. $5-$15. 5/3. 7:30 pm.

Curtis Opera Theatre: La Cenerentola Cinderella-themed romantic opera by Rossini. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-893-1999. www.curtis.edu. $35. 5/2, 5/3, 5/4.

Opera Philadelphia: Don Giovanni 2-act comic opera by Mozart. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.operaphila.org. $20-$242. 5/2, 5/4.

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. 5/6.

Singing City 66th Anniversary Concert: Wit & Whimsy Works by Irving Fine, Eric Whitacre & William Schuman, w/a special performance by Spiral Q Puppet Theater. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St. www.singingcity.org. $25; $10 students. 5/4. 3 pm.