Theater

Professional/semi-professional

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Magical Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about Billy, a carnival barker who woos Julie, a naive millworker, into marriage. Closes 7/15. Walnut Street Theatre - Main Stage, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550;

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$10-$67.50.

The Four of Us New comedy by Itamar Moses. 215 592-9560, http://1812productions.org. Closes 6/17. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; 215 592-9560. $10-$32.

Lookingglass Alice Lewis Carroll's classic retold with daring theatricality & astonishing acrobatics. 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.

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.

Side By Side By Sondheim A sparkling collection of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Broadway's musical master. Closes 7/1. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550; www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $28.

U.S. Drag Philadelphia premiere of new work 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

The Adventures of A Boy & His Dog on the High Seas

A quiet day at the beach transforms into a swash-buckling adventure as Mum's favorite heroes find a treasure map in a bottle. Closes 6/10. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686.

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$12.

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 Imagination Celebration Tour: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Kennedy Center-produced stage show based on the novel 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.' Closes 5/20. West Chester University - Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Phillips Memorial Bldg., West Chester; 610-436-2739. www.wcupa.edu/cvpa. $6-$10; $2-$4 seniors & children.

The Yardley Players: The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams' classic story of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a boy's enduring love. Closes 5/20. Mercer County Community College - Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-584-9444. www.kelseytheatre.net. $10; $8 children & seniors.

Community theater

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.

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. $26.50-$27.25.

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.

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.

Dinner theater

Double Jeopardy

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

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. $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; 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

DSO: Construction & Deconstruction - David Amato, Conductor

Works by Mozart & Stravinsky. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-652-5577.

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. $27-$52; $10 students. 5/18-5/19 8 pm.

Music at Abington: 35 Anniversary Concert Featuring Abington Symphony Orchestra, Abington Oratorio Choir, violinist Tim Schwartz. Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd., Abington; 215-887-4530. www.apcusa.org. Donations accepted. 5/18 8 pm.

Chamber music/recitals

Cape May Music Festival: New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players

Classical music performed on Italian stringed instruments. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-3065.

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. $15; $10 seniors; $5 students. 5/22 8 pm.

Four Ways of Looking at a City Multimedia recital featuring cellist Ovidiu Marinescu performing new music by the city's brightest young composers presented alongside original films about their home, Philadelphia. Annenberg Center - Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org. $15; $10 students & seniors. 5/19 3 & 8 pm.

Music Group of Philadelphia: Winging Wildly Program features works by Kirke Mechem, Robert Convery & Aaron Copland. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-587-0291. www.trinitycentercity.org. $15 advance; $20 day of show; $15 seniors; free for students with ID. 5/18 8 pm.

The Philadelphia Piano Quartet Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside; 215-572-2900. www.arcadia.edu. $15. 5/20 3 pm.

*FREE* Quidditas Early music ensemble presents 'A Concert for Spring: May Songs & Music of Birds, Shepherds & Shepherdesses.' Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 100 E. Mermaid Ln.; 215-247-3553. www.quaker.org/chestnuthill. 5/19 8 pm. Byberry Friends Meetinghouse, 3001 Byberry Rd.; 215-644-2207. www.pym.org/abington-qm/by.htm. 5/20 3 pm.

Southampton Chamber Music Society Music for flute, viola & harp. Old School Baptist Meeting House, 100 Street Rd., Southampton; 215-357-4723. $12; $8 students & seniors. 5/20 3 pm.

Stephanie Liem, Organist Church of the Redeemer, 220 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mawr; 610.525.2486. theredeemer.org. $20; $15 students & seniors; free for children under 12. 5/20 4 pm.

Xiang Gao & Friends University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589. www.udel.edu. $17; $12 seniors & UD faculty, staff & alumni; $5 students & children. 5/18 8 pm.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera Company: Simon Boccanegra

Fully staged production of Verdi's tale of political struggle & abduction in 14th-century Genoa. Bible Presbyterian Church, 1115 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 856-858-7175. $20 advance; $22 day of show; $10 children under 12. 5/19 7:30 pm.

Chester Children's Chorus: John Alston, Director 60-voice chorus of children ages 8-17. St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley, 2495 Saint Peters Rd., Malvern; 610-644-2261. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. Donations accepted. 5/19 8 pm.

*FREE* A Concert of Sacred Music St. Ann Parish Adult & Children's Choirs. St. Ann Chapel 604 S. Main St., Phoenixville; 610-933-3732. www.churchofsaintann.org. 5/20 3 pm.

Greater South Jersey Chorus Choral settings of folk tunes & Haydn's 'Creation.' St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 3 Lord Pl., Marlton; 856-482-8282. www.sjsings.org. $12 advance; $15 day of show; $12 students & seniors; $5 children under 12. 5/19 8 pm.

Keystone State Boychoir The Keystone State Boychoir was founded in 2001 & consists of members between the ages of 8 & 18 from diverse backgrounds. First Presbyterian Church of Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Ave.; 215-849-1762; www.paboychoir.org. 5/20 3 & 6 pm.

Palisades Community Chorus Palisades Middle School, 4710 Durham Rd., Kintnersville; 610-294-9039. $10; $5 students & seniors. 5/20 3 pm.

Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale Philadelphia Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut St.; 212-222-3500, www.phillyboyschoir.org. $35-$45. 5/19 7 pm. St. Rose of Lima, 300 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights; 212-222-3500, $35-$45. 5/20 3 pm.