Theater

Professional/semi-professional

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. anniethemusical.com. $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. azukatheatre.org. $15-$25.

Baskerville World premiere comic adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles." Closes 3/29. Princeton University McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $25-$92.50.

Campus Chatter College inteviews on edgy topics jump off the page & onto

the stage in a new musical. Closes 3/21 University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. www.campuschattermusical.com. $25;

$20 seniors, faculty/staff; $10 students.

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage Stage adaptation of the classic movie. Closes 4/5. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.;

Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.dirtydancingontour.com. $20-$120.50.

Fancy Nancy The Musical Based on the popular children's books. Closes 4/18. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $14-$16.

FreshBaked Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet Adaptation by Toby Hulse. Closes 3/27. Widener University, One University Pl., Chester.

Donations accepted.

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.

Hear My Voice: Win the Vote 1-act play about a young woman campaigning for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Closes 3/23. The New Century Trust, 1307 Locust Street $5.

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.

Liberace A moving & highly entertaining tribute to "Mr. Showmanship," featuring Jack Forbes Wilson. Closes 4/12. Walnut Street Theatre-Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30.

Macbeth Exciting new production of Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Alexander Burns. Closes 4/19. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$50.

Mr. Samuel's Penny: A Book Performance Theatrical presentation of scenes from the book by Treva Hall Martin. Closes 3/23. Free Library of Philadelphia-Central Branch, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

Murder in Dixie Interactive "whodunit" features comedy, romance, intrigue & murder. Closes 1/31. Bistro Romano,

120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. www.bistroromano.com/

mystery-theatre. $48.95.

Ragtime 3 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.

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. $30-$39.

tick, tick ... BOOM! A musical look at the courage it takes to follow your dreams. Closes 4/25. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton; 609-704-5012. $20-$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 2 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.

Wilmo Wednesdays Curated variety show featuring various local & regional performers. Ongoing. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington. Free.

Family theater

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Presented by Bristol High School Drama Club. Closes 3/29. Bristol Borough High School, 1801 Wilson Ave., Bristol; 215-781-1010 x1030. $10;

$5 seniors and students.

Hampstead Stage Company: Pinocchio The tale of a marionette who dreams of becoming a real boy. Closes 3/22. Free Library of Philadelphia-Central Branch, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

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.

Paul Bunyan Panto Presented by Conestoga High School's Advanced Theater Class. Closes 3/22. Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford. Donation suggested $2.

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. www.storybookmusical.org. $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.

What's a Wolf to Do? Three favorite fairy tales converge into a most unusual happy ending. Presented by Immaculata's Cue & Curtain Players. Closes 3/29. Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd., Malvern; 610-647-4400 x3731. $10; $7 students and children; $5 seniors.

Community theater

Barefoot in the Park

Classic comedy

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

Family Furniture A tight-knit family deals with a rumored act of betrayal in this period piece by A.R. Gurney. Closes 3/28. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766.

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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tony-winning musical about a group of youths learning that winning isn't everything. Closes 4/4. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $25; $24 seniors; $13 students.

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. www.thedramagroup.org. $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.

Dinner theater

Murder Mystery Wine Dinner:

A Murder in Paris Improv murder mystery wine dinner produced by Blue Suede Productions. Paris Wine Bar, 2303 Fairmount Ave. $70 advance;

$80 day of event.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Musical collaboration between Adam Wiltzie of Stars of the Lid & composer/pianist Dustin O'Halloran.

First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. www.facebook.com/awvfts.

$15-$16. 3/26. 8 pm.

Amernet String Quartet The Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University, has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-896-1011. www.amernet.us. $20; $15 seniors;

$10 students; $5 youth 7-17; free for Tri-Co. 3/20. 8 pm.

Astral Artists: Brunch at the Bellevue Astral Artists benefit event featuring a silent auction, brunch & a chamber performance. Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia, 200 S. Broad St. astralartists.org. $80-$290. 3/22. 12 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Jed Gaylin, Conductor Works by Chopin, Schumann & Russell Steinberg, w/Terrence Wilson featured on piano. Cumberland County College-Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. & College Dr., Vineland; 856-692-8499 (TIXX). BayAtlanticSymphony.org.

$30. 3/21. 8 pm.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: Jed Gaylin, Conductor Works by Chopin, Schumann & Russell Steinberg, w/Terrence Wilson featured on piano. Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Absecon; 609-652-9000. BayAtlanticSymphony.org.

$30. 3/22. 2 pm.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Masters of All Time Works by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn & Verdi, w/soloists to include pianist Sean Chen.

Kimmel Center, Broad

& Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.chamberorchestra.org.

$24-$48. 3/22, 3/23.

Darlingside String-rock quintet of Northampton, Mass. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.darlingside.com. $10-$12.

3/25. 8 pm.

Flutronix Genre-blending flute duo. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.flutronix.com.

$5-$15. 3/20. 7:30 pm.

In the Midst of Things New interpretation of Haydn's "The Creation." Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building, Fairmount Ave. Included in admission. 3/21, 3/21, 3/21.

Kammermusik Main Line:

Going Baroque Chamber ensemble presents a concert of works by Vivaldi, Bach, Couperin & Handel. Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 610-664-0346. $20; $15 seniors; $13 students. 3/22. 3 pm.

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert Program of works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev & Brahms, w/Reuben Blundell conducting. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. www.lansdowneso.org. $18; $15 seniors; $5 students with ID. 3/22. 3 pm.

Lisa Batiashvili & Paul Lewis,

Violinist & Pianist Piano/violin concert feat. works by Schubert, Bach,

Telemann & Beethoven. Princeton University Richardson Auditorium,

Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. $20-$45; $5-$10 students. 3/26. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra presents

"The Planets" Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra through a performance of Holst's heavenly orchestral suite, along with works by Respighi and Mendelssohn. Featured soloists will include violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $108-$195. 3/20, 3/21, 3/22.

Music at Monica's: La Fiocco Bucks County Baroque & period instrument ensemble. Church of St. Monica,

635 First Ave., Berwyn. 3/21. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: ECCO 14-piece, conductorless chamber orchestra.

Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 3/20. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Lisa Batiashvili & Paul Lewis, Violinist & Pianist Piano/violin concert feat. works by Schubert, Bach, Telemann & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24. 3/25. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mahler 5 Concert of works by Mahler & Michael Daugherty, w/soloists to include tuba player Carol Jantsch. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $35-$160. 3/26.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based string quartet that made their Carnegie Hall debut to a sell-out crowd in 2004. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 N. Adams St., Wilmington. www.serafinquartet.org. Free. 3/21. 7:30 pm.

Southampton Community Band

A community concert band directed

by Dr. Gildo Guglielmi. Eugene Klinger Middle School, 1415 Second St. Pike, Southampton. southamptonband.tripod.com.

$10-$15. 3/21. 8 pm.

Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Combined Chorus & Wind Symphony Several Temple music ensembles perform works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Stravinsky & Michael Daugherty. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.temple.edu. $20-$35. 3/22. 7:30 pm.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera Company: Il Trovatore

4-act Verdi opera. High Note Cafe, 1549 S. 13th St.; 215-755-8903.

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. $44.95.

3/25. 6:15 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Il Trovatore 4-act Verdi opera. United Methodist Church of The Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0527. www.amiciopera.com. $20. 3/22.

Amici Opera Company: La Gioconda 4-act opera by Ponchielli. United Methodist Church of The Redeemer,

1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0527.

$20. 3/21. 4 pm.

Choral Evensong & Durufle's Requiem Presented by the SsAM Adult & Treble Choirs w/David Christopher, Music Director & organist. The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington; 302-656-6628. Donations accepted. 3/22. 4 pm.

Concert Operetta Theater: The Chocolate Soldier 3-act operetta w/music by Oscar Straus. Presented in English with a newly-adapted libretto by Daniel Pantano. Academy of Vocal Arts-Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-389-0648. www.concertoperetta.com. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students; free for children

16 and under. 3/21, 3/22.

Iolanthe Comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Annenberg Center Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. $12. 3/20, 3/21, 3/21.