Theater

Professional/semi-professional

11th Hour Theatre Company: Altar Boyz

Musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band. Closes 6/1. University of the Arts - Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.

. $31.

1812 Productions: A Tribute to Phyllis Diller Original & classic materials drawn from or inspired by Diller's writings & routines. Closes 5/13. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org.

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.

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. Feat. the music of Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Closes 5/18. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $30.

Dear Mom Inspired by actual letters written by real daughters to their mothers. Closes 6/4. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). $35-$45.

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. $27-$35.

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

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying '60s 'big business' satire about a man climbing the corporate ladder. Closes 7/13. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

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.

Joy Behar: Me, My Mouth & I Workshop performances of her one-woman show. Closes 5/11. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121. $46-$54.

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. $33-$39.

New City Stage Company: Political Satire Reading Series Series of performances feat. political satires by various playwrights. Closes 5/26. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $5.

Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare's classic 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 39 Steps A Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel combined with a dash of Monty Python. Closes 5/17. St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington. www.bootless.org. $15-$20.

The 39 Steps Hit play based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Closes 6/8. Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-283-2230. $22.

The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding Delphine & Carmela sing, dance & cook their way through such favorites as "Chapel of Love," "Love and Marriage" & more. Closes 6/1. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). $45-$55.

The Sunshine Boys Comedy by Neil Simon; presented by Atlantic City Theater. Closes 5/18. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; 609-347-2162. www.atlanticcitytheater.org. $22.

When She Danced Witten 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 legendary 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

Chrysalis: Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Theatrical adaptation of the Louis Sachar book. Closes 5/18. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $12.

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.

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.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood Follow the adventures of Red Riding Hood as she travels to her grandmother's house & faces off against the Big Bad Wolf. Closes 3/15. 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 classic story in a way that encourages creativity & interaction. Closes 5/24. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

The Magic of Lionel: The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen A one-man show about the founder of Lionel Train Company. Closes 5/15. Temple Sholom in Broomall, 55 N. Church Ln., Broomall. Donation suggested $2.

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; 215-295-3694. actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children 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 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.

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.

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

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

Show Stoppers: Spring Revue Student showcase. Closes 5/13. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Free.

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

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

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

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: All Tchaikovsky

Featuring Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C Major & Violin Concerto in D Major. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

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. $24-$81. 5/11, 5/12.

Delaware Valley Chorale: The English Choral Legacy Featuring works by Purcell, Sullivan, Parry & Britten. The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington; 302-740-2410. www.delawarevalleychorale.org. $20; $15 seniors; $10 children under 12. 5/10. 7:30 pm.

Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis is a classicall trained harp player. The Plastic Club, 247 S. Camac St.; 215-545-9324. Free. 5/10. 8 pm.

Mark Bailey Memorial Concert A musical concert inspired by Mary, the mother of Jesus. Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester; Reservations recommended: 610-692-5662. Donation suggested: $25. 5/11. 7 pm.

Moscow Virtuosi One of the world's leading chamber ensembles. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$60. 5/15. 7:30 pm.

Music at Bunker Hill: Ran Dank Music concert featuring works by Beethoven & Rachmaninoff. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell; www.musicatbunkerhill.org. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students. 5/11. 3 pm.

Orchestra 2001 Since the orchestra's founding in 1988, Orchestra 2001 has grown into one of America's most important cultural institutions, and one of America's most esteemed champions of new music. Dutilleux's tribute to composers Benjamin Britten and Jehan Alain is paired with Messiaen's ecstatic Blackbird. Schwantner's pastoral "Music of Amber" is paired with Wernick's tumultuous joining of Jewish and Christian requiems, a 1973 protest against the Vietnam War and all wars. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-893-1999. www.orchestra2001.org/. 5/9. 8 pm.

Orchestra 2001 Since the orchestra's founding in 1988, Orchestra 2001 has grown into one of America's most important cultural institutions, and one of America's most esteemed champions of new music. Dutilleux's tribute to composers Benjamin Britten and Jehan Alain is paired with Messiaen's ecstatic Blackbird. Schwantner's pastoral "Music of Amber" is paired with Wernick's tumultuous joining of Jewish and Christian requiems, a 1973 protest against the Vietnam War and all wars. Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 215-893-1999. www.orchestra2001.org/. Donations accepted. 5/11. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Guitar Artists & Holiday Party A gathering of professional and local guitarists. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St.; 215-336-0400. $15-$25; members free. 5/11. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Strauss' Salome Acclaimed operatic adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. 5/10.

Pinchas Zukerman & Yefim Bronfman, Violinist & Pianist Zukerman & Bronfman present a joint concert of works by Schubert, Beethoven & Brahms. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $20-$62. 5/12. 7:30 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. 5/13.

Quidditas Early music ensemble presents 'A Concert for Spring: May Songs & Music of Birds, Shepherds & Shepherdesses. Gwynedd Friends Meeting, US 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd. Donation suggested: $5. 5/10. 8 pm.

Simon Shaheen Palestinian composer, violinist & oud virtuoso. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). www.simonshaheen.com. $45. 5/9. 8 pm.

Sinfonietta Nova Season Finale Concert Program includes works by Weber, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams & Rimsky-Korsakov. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton Hightstown Rd., Princeton. sinfoniettanova.org. $15; $12 seniors; $8 students; free for children under 12. 5/10. 7:30 pm.

Songs from Around the World Benefit recital. Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd., Abington. Donations accepted. 5/10. 7 pm.

Springtime at LuLu: Celebrate Mother's Day A dinner and concert event with entertainment by concert pianist, Lance Wiseman, playing light classical and popular favorites. Specially invited guest performers are Merion Concert Band, Penn Med Ultrasounds and Wissahickon Dance Academy. All proceeds to benefit the LuLu Shrine Center, proud supporter of Shriners Hospital for Children. Please RSVP by calling the Shrine Center. Lulu Shrine Center, 5140 Butler Pke., Plymouth Meeting. $20; $12 children 12 and under. 5/9. 7 pm.

Tune Up Philly Festival Concert Over 250 area grade school students peform. The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave.; 215-545-0502. www.pyos.org. Donations accepted. 5/10. 3 pm.

Well-Strung All-male string quartet comprised of instrumentalists who also sing. Ramada Inn - The Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Rd., New Hope; 888-596-1027. $30-$40. 5/9, 5/10.

Opera/Choral

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. 5/10.

Heidelberg University Concert Choir: British Invasion 47-voice ensemble presents a concert of works that reflect the country's fascination with British culture. St. John's United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main St., Lansdale; 215-855-5489. www.heidelberg.edu. Donations accepted. 5/15. 7 pm.

Paul Potts Winner of the U.K.'s 'Britain's Got Talent.' Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.paulpottsofficial.com. $29.50-$45. 5/9. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus The premier LGBT arts organization in the Delaware Valley. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-893-1999. www.pgmc.org. $30-$55. 5/15.

Philomusica Chorale - Bardolatry: Shakespeare in Words and Music Celebrate what would have been Shakespeare's 450th birthday with an evening of song & scenes/monologues. Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland; 215-247-1283. www.philomusicachorale.org. $20; $17 seniors; $12 students; $25 at door. 5/10. 7:30 pm.

Philomusica Chorale - Bardolatry: Shakespeare in Words and Music Celebrate what would have been Shakespeare's 450th birthday with an evening of song & scenes/monologues. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-1283. www.philomusicachorale.org. $20; $17 seniors; $12 students; $25 at door. 5/12. 7:30 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. 5/13.

Waldorf Choir The Waldorf Choir is the second oldest collegiate a cappella choir in the United States and is the premier choral ensemble at Waldorf College. Founded in 1916 by Oscar Lyders and strengthened under the long tenure of Odvin Hagen, the choir has maintained the standard of excellence of the Lutheran choral tradition throughout its history. Currently the choir is conducted by Dr. Adam Luebke, named director of choral activities in 2011. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown. www.waldorf.edu/Residential/Fine-Arts/Music/Ensembles. Donations appreciated. 5/13. 7:30 pm.

West Chester Area Community Chorus Choral group of over 125 members & a repertoire including Broadway, pop, folk, classical, spirituals & more. West Chester East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester. www.westchesterchorus.com. $5. 5/10. 7 pm.

Dance

BalletFleming: Go For Baroque

A dance performance based on baroque music. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St.;

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. $25. 5/11, 5/11.

Dancing on the Schuylkill A dance workshop on an island in the middle of Schuylkill River. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; www.alieandthebrigade.org. $250. 5/13.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Early Multi-Channel Electronic Music This dance event uses four-channel sound on Sound Space Audio Lab high definition speakers. Mt. Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt. Vernon St. $10-$12. 5/9. 6:30 pm.

Legends, Past Meets Present Dance legends honor music legends. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $60. 5/10. 6:30 pm.

Momix Spectacular blend of physical theater, circus, athleticism & comedy. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.momix.com/. $20-$70. 5/9, 5/10, 5/10, 5/11.

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. 5/13.

Ozomatli This band captures the multicultural block party experience of the urban Latin-American culture. The Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.ozomatli.com/. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 5/10. 8 pm.

The Pennsylvania Ballet: Director's Choice Premier ballet ensemble established in 1963 by Balanchine protege Barbara Weisberger. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $30-$135. 5/9, 5/10, 5/10, 5/11.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in the fun. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 5/11.

Other performances

Broadway Live: An Evening of Music & Fundraising

Broadway performers sing to benefit jcc camps at medford. Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate City. $15-$60. 5/12. 7 pm.

Candy Heart Cabaret A traveling cabaret show in Philadelphia featuring a group of lovely ladies. A little scandalous, and definitely sexy, this show is sure to entertain the pants off you. Bob & Barbara's Lounge, 1509 South St. www.facebook.com/Candyheartcabaret. Free. 5/13. 9 pm.

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

Eddie Bruce Cabaret musician with over 25 years experience. Parx Casino, 3001 Street Rd., Bensalem; 800-523-6886. $60. 5/11. 4-7:30 pm.