Theater

Professional/semi-professional

Boy Gets Girl

Mystery/drama. Closes 5/12. Montgomery Theater, 124 Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984.

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$16-$24.

The Dishwashers Morris Panych black comedy. Closes 5/6. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $28.

The Fantasticks Musical featuring classic story of star-crossed love. Closes 5/6. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686. www.mumpuppet.org. $30.

Forever Plaid Rollicking musical revue that hilariously captures the reunion of a fabulous singing group. Closes 5/13. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-6664. www.brtstage.org. $34-$42.

Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is presented by Theatre Exile. Closes 5/13. Christ Church, 20 North American St.; 215-922-1695. $15-$40.

Homeland Security Staged reading of a new comedy by an award-winning Delaware playwright. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577. www.grandopera.org. Donations accepted.

Interact Theatre Company: When Something Wonderful Ends Comedy. Closes 5/6. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8077. www.interacttheatre.org. $22-$25.

King Solomon Lives An inspirational musical featuring BeBe Winans & Tichina Arnold. Closes 5/13. University of the Arts - Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-732-5446; www.kingsolomonlives.com. $36.50-$49.50.

Oklahoma! The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Closes 5/27. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100; www.mediatheatre.com. $22-$39.

Orson's Shadow Austin Pendleton's tale of two Hollywood giants, Orson Welles & Laurence Olivier. Closes 6/3. Philadelphia Theatre Company - Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-985-1400. www.phillytheatreco.com. $15-$50.

The Tempest Shakespeare's masterpiece, featuring insightful meditations on the cycle of life. Closes 6/10. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $10-$22.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding Interactive theater experience. Closes 5/19. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999; www.kimmelcenter.org. $89.

U.S. Drag Philadelphia premiere of 'US Drag' by award-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo. Closes 5/25. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-4330; www.flashpointtheatre.org. $15; $12 students & seniors.

Family theater

Cinderella's Princess Birthday

Princesses, wizards & fairy godmothers gather to wish little Cindy a happy birthday. Closes 5/26. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211.

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$10; $8 children.

City Theater Company: Alice in Wonderland Follow Alice into an enchanted garden . Closes 5/5. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 800-374-7263; www.city-theater.org. $17; $12 students & children.

Ferdinand the Bull Flamenco-flavored family musical. Closes 5/27. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org. $12-$30.

The Giver Compelling story based on Newbery Award-winning novel by Lois Lowry. Closes 5/25. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $26; $20 children.

Hansel & Gretel Theatrical production of a classic children's story. Closes 5/12. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.st94.com. $9.

Homeroom: A Musical Revue Young teens explore growing up & the pursuit of themselves. Closes 5/12. Fusion Academy of the Performing Arts, 1931 Olney Ave., Ste. 100, Cherry Hill; 856-424-8836; www.fusionschool.com. $10.

Lookingglass Alice Theatrical production of the Lewis Carroll tale, adapted & directed by David Catlin. Closes 6/10. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org. $27-$45; $18-$22 teens; $14-$16 children.

Splittin' the Raft Evocative retelling of 'Huckleberry Finn' told from the perspective of Frederick Douglass. Closes 6/10. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $28.

Theatreworks USA: Junie B. Jones Musical based on books by Barbara Park. Closes 5/4. Commerce Bank Arts Centre, 519 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; Reservations required: 800-497-5007. www.theatreworksusa.com. $10.

Community theater

Bye Bye Birdie

Musical comedy. Closes 5/5. Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center, 130 Tomlinson Mill Rd., Marlton; Reservations required: 856-983-3366.

. $12; $10 students & seniors.

Communicating Doors British farce that's also an intricate time-traveling comic thriller. Closes 5/5. Playcrafters Theatre, Store Rd., Skippack; 610-584-4005; www.playcrafters.org. $12.

Damn Yankees Beloved Broadway musical from the creators of 'The Pajama Game.' Closes 5/5. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; 610-296-9245. www.footlighterstheater.com. $15.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Based on the award-winning Disney movie. Presented by Cheltenham Music Theatre. Closes 5/5. Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Rd., Wyncote; 215-510-4082; www.chsmusic.net. $15; $12 children.

The Exonerated Docudrama about 6 individuals wrongly convicted of capital crimes. Closes 5/12. First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave.; 215-844-0724; www.thedramagroup.org. $12.

Follies Musical love-letter to the old days of vaudeville. Closes 5/12. Town & Country Players Theater, 4158 York Rd. (Rte 263), Buckingham; 215-348-7566, www.townandcountryplayers.org. $18.

The Goodbye Girl Neil Simon's unique humor & Marvin Hamlisch's melodic tunes have made this a contemporary classic. Closes 6/2. Off-Broad Street Theatre, Five S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. $26.50-$27.25.

I Hate Hamlet Bordentown Community Players present this play by Paul Rudnick. Closes 5/5. Rancocas Valley Regional High School, 520 Jacksonville Rd., Mount Holly; 856-287-1278; www.bordentownplayers.org. $15; $10 students & seniors.

No Sex Please, We're British Comedic tale of a bride who mails away for Scandinavian glassware but instead receives Scandinavian pornography. Closes 5/19. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 401 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. www.haddonfieldplayers.com. $14-$16.

Nunsense II: The Second Coming The Little Sisters of Hoboken are back again. Closes 5/12. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; 866-811-4111; www.pcstheater.org. $22; $10 youths 18 & under & students with ID.

A Shayna Maidel Drama by Barbara Lebow. Closes 5/5. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-8881, www.thestagecrafters.org. $15; $13 students with ID.

Star-Spangled Girl Neil Simon comedy involving a love triangle & politics. Closes 5/20. The Playmasters, State Rd., Bensalem; 215-245-7850. www.playmasters.org. $7 advance; $8 day of show.

True West Comedy/drama by Sam Shepard. Closes 5/5. Barley Sheaf Players, 810 N. Whitford Rd., Lionville; 610-363-7075. www.barleysheaf.org. $12; $10 youth 18 & under & seniors.

Village Playbox: What If...? A mystery-comedy by Fred Carmichael. Closes 5/12. First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights, 28 Seventh Ave., Haddon Heights; www.villageplaybox.org. $12; $9 seniors; $6 students.

Dinner theater

Double Jeopardy

Interactive murder mystery dinner theatre. Closes 6/30. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Reservations required: 215-925-8880.

. $42.95 includes hors d'oeuvres & show.

M-U-R-D-E-R Spells DEAD! Interactive dinner theatre. Closes 8/25. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. www.peddlersvillage.com. $44.95.

Red Hot & Country Country classics, bluegrass & family-friendly comedy. Closes 6/3. The Pines Dinner Theatre, 3045 High Hill Rd., Slatington; Box Office: 610-926-3702; www.pinesdinnertheatre.com. $39 includes dinner, $38 seniors, $16 children 3-12; $25 show only, $15 children 3-12. Matinee: lunch at noon, show at 2 pm; Evening: dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm.

Classical Music

Orchestral

Bachfest IV

Vox Ama Deus presents its annual tribute to J.S. Bach. Daylesford Abbey, 220 S. Valley Rd., Paoli; 610-688-2800,

. $25; $10 students. 5/6 6 pm.

North Penn Symphony Orchestra Featuring Beethoven's 9th Symphony & works by Dukas & Leonard Murphy. Calvary Baptist Church, 1380 S. Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale; 215-368-4444. www.northpennsymphony.org. $20. 5/5 7:30 pm.

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops: Irving Berlin Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999, www.phillypops.org. $26-$100. 5/9 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No. 2 Mahler symphony with the Philadelphia Singers Chorale & soloists. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$88. 5/4-5/5 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Schubert & Brahms Concert featuring baritone Mattias Goerne with conductor Christoph Eschenbach. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$88. 5/10 8 pm.

Philadelphia Sinfonia 10th Anniversary Gala Concert: An Afternoon of Classical Pops Works by Gershwin, Moussorgsky & von Suppe as well as Broadway classics. University of Pennsylvania - Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.; 215-351-0363. www.philadelphiasinfonia.com. $25; $15 students. 5/6 3 pm.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.pyos.org. $10-$25. 5/6 3 pm.

Wilmington Community Orchestra Wilmington Music School, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-762-1132. www.wilmingtonmusic.org. $10; $5 students & seniors. 5/6 3 pm.

Chamber music/recitals

Adelante

Trio fuses jazz, improvisational music, world/folk traditions, contemporary classical & ambient/electronic music. The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music, 5841 Overbrook Ave.; 215-477-7578. $10; $5 members. 5/5 8 pm.

Champagne Chamber Series - Stravinsky Hotel Du Pont - Gold Ballroom, 100 W. 11th St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577, 800-374-7263, www.desymphony.org. $42. 5/8 8 pm.

*FREE* Fetter Chamber Music Student chamber ensemble. Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200; 610-328-8535. www.swarthmore.edu. 5/5 8 pm. 5/6 7:30 pm.

Konstantin Soukhovetski, Pianist Works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Scraibin, Liszt & Philip Glass will be performed. Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Rd., St. Davids; 610-341-5800. www.eastern.edu. $15; $10 seniors 62 & over; $6 students. 5/6 2:30 pm.

Organ Recital Marathon Mini-concerts by four performers. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $20. 5/5 1-5 pm.

The Partita Project Mt. Pleasant comes alive with baroque & contemporary music & dance. Fairmount Park, 4231 N. Concourse Dr.; 215-685-0060. www.phila.gov/fairpark. $10. 5/5-5/6 1,2:30 pm & 4 pm.

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Musicians From Marlboro III Annual series of chamber music performed by a touring ensemble from the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival, features the works of Mozart, Shostakovich & Dvorak. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.; 215-569-8587. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $22. 5/6 3 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Concert Classical music concert featuring a mezzo-soprano, pianist & player. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $16-$23. 5/6 3 pm.

*FREE* Spring Student Chamber Music Concert Haverford College - Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford; 610-896-1011. www.haverford.edu/musc/musichome.html. 5/7 7:30 pm.

Opera/Choral

Academy of Vocal Arts: Manon

Massenet's opera in French with English supertitles. Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Rd., Warrington; Reservations required: 215-735-1685.

. $15-$48. 5/5 7:30 pm. Haverford School - Centennial Hall, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-642-3020.

. $48-$83; $38-$73 seniors; $28 students; $15 children. 5/8 7:30 pm. 5/10 7:30 pm.

Ardensingers: Princess Ida Arden Club, 2126 The Highway, Arden; 302) 478-5733. www.ardenclub.com. $15, $12 seniors, $8 students advance; $17, $14 seniors, $10 students day of show. 5/4 8 pm. 5/5 2 & 8 pm.

Bethlehem Bach Festival: Saint Matthew Passion The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs Bach's masterpiece. Part 1 at 4:30 pm, Part 2 at 8:30 pm. Packer Memorial Church, 36 University Dr., Bethlehem; 610-866-4382, 888-743-3100, www.bach.org. $40-$52; $12-$20 students. 5/4 4:30 & 8:30 pm.

County Choraliers: 50th Anniversary Concert Works by Handel & more. St. John's Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Rd., Hatboro; 215-675-2031. $8. 5/5 7:30 pm.

Equality Forum 2007: GALA Choruses San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, New York City Gay Men's Chorus & the Anna Crusis Women's Choir. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $20-$40. 5/4 8 pm.

Falstaff Verdi opera. Italian with English subtitles. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999; www.academyofmusic.org. $6-$170. 5/4 8 pm. 5/6 2:30 pm. 5/9 7:30 pm.

Harmonie Singing Society All Saints Rhawnhurst Church, 1811 Loney St.; 215-342-6310. $5. 5/6 4 pm.

Hymns Through the Ages First Presbyterian Church of Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Ave.; 215-843-8811. www.fpcgermantown.org. Donations accepted. 5/6 3 pm.

Keystone State Boychoir The Keystone State Boychoir consists of members between the ages of 8 & 18 from diverse backgrounds. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 7301 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-4616. www.paboychoir.org. Donations accepted. 5/4 6:30 pm.

Masterworks Chorale: A Jubilant Song Choral works by Alice Parker, Robert Shaw & Dan Gawthrop. St. James United Church of Christ, 135 Myrtle Ave, Havertown; 215-884-0701, www.masterworks25.org. $10; $5 children 12 & under. 5/6 4 pm.

Pennsylvania Girlchoir Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-8855, www.pagirlchoir.org. $10-$15. 5/6 6:30 pm.

State College Choral Society: Voices of the Holocaust Philadelphia premiere of choral work by Sheridan Seyfried. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19th & Walnut Sts.; 215-568-2400; 866-926-2849. www.scchoralsociety.org. $25. 5/6 4 pm.

*FREE* Valley Voices: Nancy Curtis, Director 'Danny Boy,' a Stephen Foster tribute, 'Porgy & Bess' medley & other selections. The Old Mill, Old Mill Lane, Rose Valley; 610-892-0141. 5/6 5 pm.

Wilmington Chorale & Delaware Children's Chorus Wilmington Music School, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-762-1132. www.wilmingtonmusic.org. $10; $5 students & seniors. 5/4 7:30 pm.

Dance

Eleone Dance Theatre: Still Here

Programs will feature tributes to Luther Vandross & James Brown. Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St.; Box Office: 215-569-9700.

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$25; $22 children, students with ID & seniors. 5/6 3 & 7:30 pm.

Heart2Heart Milonga Le Champignon of Tokio, 122-24 Lombard St.; 215-922-7181. www.phillytango.com. $8-$10; $5 students. 5/9 8:30-11:15 pm.

*FREE* Junior Choreography Concert Junior choreography students present their work. University of the Arts - Dance Theatre at the Drake, 1512 Spruce St.; 215-359-7775. www.uarts.edu. 5/9 7 pm.

Philadanco Renowned modern dance group based in Philadelphia. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $34-$46. 5/10-5/11 7:30 pm.

*FREE* Student Choreography Concert Student choreographers present their work. University of the Arts - Dance Theatre at the Drake, 1512 Spruce St.; 215-359-7775. www.uarts.edu. 5/8 7 pm. 5/10 7 pm.

Other Performances

Benefit Salon: A Taste of Theatre

Benefit for The Walking Fish Theatre will include catered food, theatre selections, music, a silent auction & more. B. Someday Productions, 1545 E. Montgomery Ave.; 215-427-2822.

. $35-$75. 5/5 7 pm.

Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass Dan Paisley is considered one of the most distinctive stylists in bluegrass music today. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 South College Avenue, Newark; 302-475-3454; www.brandywinefriends.org. $15; $12 seniors; free for youth under 18. 5/4 8 pm.

Dave Brubeck Quartet With Singing City Choir Jazz set. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr; 215-569-9067, www.singingcity.org. $40; $35 students & seniors. 5/5 8 pm. 5/6 4 pm.

*FREE* New Horizons Senior Glee Club: Senior American Idol Concert pays tribute to the music of entertainers including Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand & more. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. 5/6 11 am.

Old Blind Dogs American Legion Hall - William W. Fahey Post #491, 208 E. State St., Kennett Square; 302-798-4811, www.greenwillow.org. $27; $25 advance; free for 17 & under with reservation. 5/8 7:30 pm.

Rodney Mack's Philadelphia Big Brass Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $20. 5/5 11 am.