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Theater Professional/semi-professional A Murder Has Been Arranged An author awaits his birthday & a large inheritance inside a supposedly haunted theater.



A Murder Has Been Arranged

An author awaits his birthday & a large inheritance inside a supposedly haunted theater.

But ghosts & human greed alike may interfere. Closes 3/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $34; $31 seniors; $20 ages 30 and under; $15 students.

And Then There Were None Stage adaptation of the Agatha Christie story. Closes 4/26. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

Annie A special orphan gets a chance at adoption. Closes 3/22. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. $20-$115.50.

Azuka Theatre: Moon Cave World premiere drama by Douglas Williams, directed by Kevin Glaccum. Closes 3/22. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St. $15-$25.

Fortune Cookies Four friends meet. A dramatic comedy of dreams, fate, and friendship. Closes 3/15. South Camden Theatre Company, Waterfront South Theatre 400 Jasper St. Camden.

From Out of the Fiery Furnace Play by Christine Emmert, performed by actress Barbara Hannevig. Closes 3/15. Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-272-0297. $30; $25 members.

Ghost: The Musical Stage adaptation of the classic Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore movie. Closes 3/29. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $42; $35 seniors;

$25 children.

Lafferty's Wake A wake set in a pub, w/Irish music sing-alongs. Closes 4/12. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $35.

Macbeth Exciting new production

of Shakespeare's traged, directed by Alexander Burns. Closes 4/19. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$50.

Ragtime Three families struggle with poverty, prejudice & other difficulties in turn-of-the-century America. Closes 4/12. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $42-$50; $31.50-$37.50 military with ID;

$15 students and children.

Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

This show crashes head-first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics & the media. Closes 11/29. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $30.

Sketch Club Players of Woodbury:

The All Night Strut Two-act celebration of popular music from the '30s & '40s. Closes 3/28. The Little Theatre (Sketch Club), 433 Glover St., Woodbury; 856-848-8089. $20; $15 seniors.

The Divorcees Club Three divorced women set out ot try & find the Perfect Man. Closes 3/22. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse,

211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). $25-$65.

The Lady From Dubuque Edward Albee play themed around a tense social gathering & the appearance of a mysterious woman w/unknown motives. Closes 3/21. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $20 advance; $25 day of show.

The Last Jimmy Hip-hop musical about mass incarceration & the ills of the criminal justice system. Closes 3/21. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 877-987-6487. $35-$60.

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare's classic "battle of the sexes" comedy. Closes 4/26. Lantern Theater at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Sts.; 215-829-0395. $22.

Under the Skin A man dying of kidney disease asks his estranged daughter whether she'll donate one of hers. She has a tough choice to make. Closes 3/15. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$50.

Unnecessary Farce Fast-paced comedy by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Bradley. Closes 3/22. Act II Playhouse,

56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $28-$35.

Visible Fictions: Jason & the Argonauts Two actors portray 25 characters in this innovative take on the Greek myth. Closes 4/4. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $27-$47; $27 children

17 and under.

Family theater

Family Stages: The Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion & pals for a magical adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 3/18. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.


. $12;

$10 seniors; free for children under 3.

Jim West Puppets: Aesop's Fables Classic folktales acted out with colorful puppets. Closes 3/21. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $10.

Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn Stage adaptation of the book by Mary Pope Osborne. Closes 5/24. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $15;

$12 children.

Storytime: Snow White The Hedgerow Company shares this classic story in a way that encourages creativity & interaction. Closes 3/21. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

The Frog Prince Grimm Brothers' tale about a prince, transformed into a frog, who must wait for a princesss to kiss him in order to change back. Closes 3/22. Gratz College, 7605 Old York Rd.,

Elkins Park. $14; $12 children.

The Patchwork Girl of Oz Musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's "Wizard

of Oz" sequel. Closes 3/29. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $13.

Community theater

Barefoot in the Park

Classic comedy by Neil Simon. Closes 3/15. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; Box Office: 610-935-1920. $15; $12 students.

Barefoot in the Park Classic comedy

by Neil Simon. Closes 3/22. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. $22-$25.

Monty Python's Spamalot Comic musical inspired by "Monty Python & the Holy Grail." Closes 3/22. Downingtown High School - East Campus, 50 Devon Dr., Exton. $16; $12 students and seniors.

The Drama Group: Twelfth Night Shakespeare comedy about shipwrecked twins, cases of mistaken identity & love triangles. Closes 3/21. First United Methodist Church of Germantown,

6001 Germantown Ave. $15.

The Music Man Classic Broadway musical. Closes 3/21. Narberth Community Theatre at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave.; 610-352-4823. $16-$19.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Afternoon Music Club of Phoenixville

Performance by harpist Ellen Tepper, followed by business meeting. First United Methodist Church,

865 Main St., Phoenixville; 610-933-8696. $8.

3/17. 1 pm.

Immaculata Symphony Chamber Concert Assortment of chamber music masterpieces. Immaculata University,

1145 King Rd., Malvern. $12-$15; free

for children under 12. 3/13. 7:30 pm.

Karina Schmitz, Violinist Schmitz presents a concert of 19th-century salon-style music by Paganini, Matiegka, Guiliani & others. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. $22. 3/14. 5 pm.

Lyric Fest: Waxing Poetic New commissioned piece by composer Kile Smith, w/poetry by regional poets who were inspired by the art of Laura Pritchard. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; https://co.clickand $20 advance, $25

day of show; $5 students. 3/15. 3 pm.

Lyric Fest: Waxing Poetic Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave.; $20 advance, $25 day of show; $5 students. 3/13. 7:30 pm.

Pemberton: Golden Eagle Band Concert Pemberton Township High School,

148 Arneys Mount Rd., Pemberton.

$7. 3/13, 3/14.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven's "Pastoral" Featuring works by Beethoven & Falla, w/soloists to include pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $58-$165. 3/13, 3/14.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Soulful Reflections Works by Sebastian Currier, Schumann, Sibelius & Massenet, w/Rossen Milanov conducting & Zuill Bailey featured on cello. Princeton University-Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-497-0020.

$30-$75. 3/15. 4 pm.

Pyxis Piano Quartet Violin, viola, cello & piano ensemble who perform throughout the PA, DE & NJ region. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.; 215-627-2332.

$20. 3/15. 3 pm.

Symphony in C: Rossen Milanov, Conductor Professional training

orchestra based out of NJ. Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. 5th St., Camden; 856-963-6683. $24-$51.

3/14. 8 pm.

West Jersey Chamber Music Society: Evolving Classical Style Works by Haydn, Beethoven, & Schubert. First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown. $10-$20. 3/15. 7:30 pm.


Amici Opera Company: Dido & Aeneas

Purcell opera based on Virgil's "Aeneid." United Methodist Church of The Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0257. $20. 3/14.

Amici Opera Company: La Gioconda 4-act opera by Ponchielli. Stage One,

101 Plush Mills Rd., Wallingford; 215-224-0527. $20. 3/15. 3 pm.

Chestnut Street Singers

A cooperative chamber choir. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. Donations accepted. 3/14.

VOICES Chorale New Jersey & Pennsylvania auditioned community choir. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St., Princeton. Free. 3/14. 8 pm.

VOICES Chorale New Jersey & Pennsylvania auditioned community choir. St. John's United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Road, Warminster. Free. 3/15. 3 pm.


Dirty Lunch

"Dirty Dancing"-themed activities in Commonwealth Plaza. Dance performances, trivia & more.

Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Free. 3/13. 12-1 pm.

Golden Dragon Acrobats Acrobatics blended with dance, incorporating dazzling costumes & theatrical techniques. The Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville. $15-$35; $7-$35 children. 3/19, 3/19.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Swan Lake Tchaikovsky ballet w/choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. The Academy

of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. $30-$125. 3/14, 3/14, 3/15.

Rhythms of the Kalahari - Tswana Dance Performance & Talk Rhythms

of the Kalahari will perform traditional dances & give an educational talk about the importance of dance in Botswanan culture. Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne; 610-688-3553. Free. 3/14. 11:30-1 pm.

Set Dance Lessons Weekly dance classes for adults. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. $5. 3/18.

Three Aksha: Vibhava - A Transcendental Night of Baratanatyam Dance Philadelphia-based company presents an evening of Indian-style dance performances. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. $30 advance; $35 day of show. 3/13, 3/14.