Theater

Professional/ semi-professional

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's most beloved comedy examines the complexities of what we do for love. Closes 5/17, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. $30-$35;

$25 seniors; $20 students.

A Year With Frog and Toad Based on the classic children's stories by Arnold Lobel. Closes 4/12. Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Absecon; 609-652-9000. $10; $8 seniors and 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.

Beautiful Boy An uplifting story of the care & love for one family's autistic child. Closes 4/6. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25.

Because of Winn-Dixie

New musical based on the heartwarming & award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo. Closes 5/3. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. $30-$50.

David Sedaris Sedaris is an NPR commentator & author of books such as "Me Talk Pretty One Day." Keswick Theatre,

291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. www.davidsedarisontour.com. $49.50. 4/8. 8 pm.

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.

EgoPo Classic Theater:

The Hairy Ape Rarely performed work by Eugene O'Neill. Closes 4/26. The Latvian Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Society of Free Letts), 531 N. 7th St.; 267-273-1414. www.egopo.org. $25-$30.

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.

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.

InterAct Theatre Company: Uncanny Valley An artificial intelligence created for the purpose of life extension proves to be more than his makers intended. Closes 4/26. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8079.

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. 2nd 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. 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.

Rashomon Stage adaptation of Kurosawa's classic mystery film. Closes 4/11. Luna Theater,

620 S. 8th St.; 215-704-0033. $20-$25.

Respect: A Musical Celebration of Women A funny, exuberant look at the lives of women as told through 50 favorite Top 40 songs of the last 100 years. Closes 5/31. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). $45-$65.

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 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

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.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved adaptation of the classic tale. Closes 4/12. Downingtown High School - West Campus, 445 Manor Ave., Downingtown; 610-930-3982. $15; $12 seniors and students.

Community theater

Shout! The Mod Musical

Lively musical revue that celebrates the styles, sounds & spirit of the 1960s. Closes 4/19. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; 215-572-2112.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tony-winning musical about a group of youth 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.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Dom La Nena

Brazilian-born singer & cellist. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $15-$18. 4/3. 8 pm.

Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist & procession includes Mozart's Coronation Mass & anthems of Beethoven & Handel, accompanied by choir, organ & instruments. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 104 Louella Ave., Wayne. Free. 4/5. 10 am.

Good Friday Choirs, soloists & clergy of St. Mary's remember Christ's passion & death through moving choral music & scripture readings. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 104 Louella Ave., Wayne. Free. 4/3. 3 pm.

PCMS Concert: Takacs Quartet Acclaimed Colorado quartet originally founded in Budapest in the '70s. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org.

$24. 4/9. 8 pm.

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

The Last Bison Alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. thelastbison.com/. $15-$23.

4/9. 8 pm.

VoxAmaDeus Philadelphia-based musical organization that specializes in music of the 15th through 18th centuries. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. voxamadeus.org. $20-$70. 4/3. 8 pm.

Dance

Holding Place

Tori Lawrence + Co. created a 45-minute site-specific dance, Holding Place, made specifically for the Barnes Foundation, which premiered at the Foundation in 2012 and is now returning to its home. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. 4/5. 3:30-4:15 pm.

Set Dance Lessons Weekly dance classes for adults. The Commodore Barry Club (The

Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. $5. 4/8.

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. 4/5.

Other performances

Michael Richard Kelly

Vocalist who has been performing around the Philadelphia vicinity since 1987. Paris Bistro & Jazz Club, 8229 Germantown Ave. $5.