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.

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.

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. $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.

Hamlet Shakespeare's famed tragedy is brought to life on the Wilma stage. Closes 4/26. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $25; $10 students.

Jesus Christ Superstar Rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Closes 4/4. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $19.50-$34.50.

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.

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. $48.95.

Murder Mystery Weekend Interactive mystery presented by East Lynne Theater Company. Closes 3/28. Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., Cape May; Reservations required: 609-884-5667. $419 per couple.

Next Step Concert Series:

A New Brain 11th Hour Theatre Company's concert staging of William Finn's semi- autobiographical musical. Closes 3/29. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-987-9865. www.11thhourtheatre $18-$25.

On Kentucky Avenue A tribute to the celebrated Atlantic City club. Closes 3/29. Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Absecon; 609-652-9000. $20; $10 students.

Point Break LIVE! Absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves film. Closes 3/28. Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. $20-$30.

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.

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 Peking Acrobats Gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists & tumblers accompanied by a traditional Chinese ensemble. Princeton University, McCarter Theatre,

91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $25-$52. 3/31. 7:30 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sketch Club Children's Theatre: The Jungle Book Come join Mowgli & his friends for this charming & timeless classic. Closes 3/28. The Little Theatre (Sketch Club), 433 Glover St., Woodbury; 856-848-8089. $8.

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

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,

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

Haddonfield Plays & Players: Number the Stars Stage adaptation of the book by Lois Lowry. Closes 4/2. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $10.

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.

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

Jim Brickman

Performer has revolutionized the sound of adult contemporary music with his heartwarming and romantic performances. His pop-style piano playing, platinum-selling albums, and frequent public radio performances have earned Brickman a huge international following. His best-known compositions include the chart-toppers "Valentine," "The Gift," "Love of My Life," and "Peace." Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.


. $55-$79.50. 3/28, 3/28.

Kennett Symphony 2015 Annual Voice Competition Vocal competition to support emerging young musicians. Kendal-at-Longwood Auditorium, 1109 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.

Free. 3/28. 1 pm.

Les Délices The Cleveland-based chamber ensemble specializes in works of the French baroque, performed on period instruments. Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-896-1011. $20; $15 seniors; $10 students; $5 youth 7-17; free for Tri-Co. 3/29. 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra presents "Mahler's 5th" Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the orchestra through a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Also on the program is Michael Daugherty's "Reflections on the Mississippi," featuring a solo by tuba player Carol Jantsch. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

$35-$160. 3/27, 3/28.

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. Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 267-687-6243. $35; $25 seniors; $15 students. 3/27. 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. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 267-687-6243.

$35; $25 seniors; $15 students. 3/29. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Emerson String Quartet Accomplished chamber ensemble presents a program of works by Haydn, Beethoven & Ravel. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. $24. 3/27. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Marc-Andre Hamelin Accomplished pianist performs works by Field, Debussy & Schubert, along with several original compositions. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080.

$24. 3/31. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble The oldest continuously performing chamber ensemble in Philadelphia. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine St.; 215-542-4890.

$25; $5 students. 3/27, 3/29.

Philadelphia Orchestra:

St. Matthew's Passion Performance of Bach's "The Passion According to St. Matthew" w/guest choirs & vocalists. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $35-$125. 4/1.

Rowan University Concert Choir: Reflections Music from the Renaissance period, culminating with a performance of Lotti's "Crucifixus." Grace Church of Haddonfield, 19 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield; $15; free for children 12 and under. 3/28. 7 pm.

The Conservatory Presents: Sounds of Excellence Annual concert featuring performances by nearly 30 Conservatory students. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $25. 3/28. 7 pm.

VoxAmaDeus Philadelphia-based musical organization that specializes in music of the 15th through 18th centuries. St. Katharine of Siena Catholic Church, 104 S. Aberdeen Ave., Wayne; 610-688-2800. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students.

3/29. 4 pm.


African Children's Choir

The African Children's Choir is composed of African children, ages 7 through 11. Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theatre,

3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. $20-$60. 3/27. 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera Company:

Il Trovatore Four-act Verdi opera. United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.; 215-224-0527. $20. 3/28.

BrAVA Philadelphia!

Gala concert celebrating the Academy of Vocal Arts, featuring performances by many AVA artists plus guest from the Met. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $29-$114; $29-$104 seniors. 3/27. 8 pm.

Center Stage Opera:

Il Trovatore Four-act Verdi opera. Stage One, 101 Plush Mills Rd., Wallingford; 717-774-4352. $20; $10 students. 3/28. 7:30 pm.

Myths and Magic: Voice

of Storytelling Performance project that focuses on the chorus as narrator, actor & character in stories of fantasy. Temple University, Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad St.; 215-751-9494. $10-$40. 3/27, 3/28.


An Afternoon of Dance

Several area dancers/choreographers & dance organizations present a benefit performance for the International Justice Mission. Main Street Baptist Church, 57 S. Main St., Doylestown. Donation suggested: $10. 3/28. 4 pm.

Atlantic City Ballet: Young Choreographers Series Series highlighting the work of young choreographers. Claridge Hotel, Celebrity Theater, Park Pl., Atlantic City. $40-50; $20 children and students. 3/28, 3/29.

Folk Dance Party with Live Music by International Folk Sounds Dancing & folk music. Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Kimberton; 610-935-0300. $7.

3/27. 8-10:30 pm.

Koresh Dance Company: Aftershock Philly-based dance company presents the premiere of Artistic Director Ronen Koresh's latest work. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $35; $30 seniors; $25 students. 3/27.

Koresh Kouture Fund-raiser feat. performance by the Koresh Dance Company, an auction &

a reception featuring clothing by Philadelphia designers. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $125; $100 ages 21-$35. 3/28. 6-10 pm.

Set Dance Lessons Weekly dance classes for adults. The Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. $5. 4/1.

The Motherland Meets the Diaspora An Experience of Africa through Dancing, Drumming, Stilt Walking, Storytelling, Zaouli Mask Dancing & Choral Ensemble. Bucks County Community College, Zlock Performing

Arts Center, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown. $25; $8 children 6-12. 3/28. 1:30 pm.

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. 3/29.

Other performances

Broadway Musical Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

Benefit show in support of Parkinson's disease research & patient assistance. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St. $30-$40. 3/30. 7-9 pm.