Age of Arousal
Set in 1885, five Victorian women pursue a new age where erotic freedom reigns supreme. Closes 1/6. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824.
A journey through the Fats Waller songbook & Harlem in its heyday. Closes 12/31. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700.
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge finds himself face-to-face with three ghosts of Christmas. Closes 12/30. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211,
A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Bruce Graham from the novel by Charles Dickens. Closes 12/30. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686.
$25-$35. Note: For ages 8 & over. There are scary ghosts & the theater is very dark on a few occasions.
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Disgruntled deer accuse Santa of inappropriate conduct. Closes 12/29. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210.
$21 includes one drink.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told
All the holiday traditions, compressed into a single show. Closes 12/30. Cape May Stage, 31 Perry St., Cape May; 609-884-1341;
. $28; $20 seniors; $10 children.
Story about bringing back the magic of Christmas. Appropriate for all ages. Closes 12/30. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200;
Two actors, playing twenty classic characters, create a Texas tall tale. Closes 12/30. Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Rock musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice based on the biblical story of Joseph, whose brothers sold him into slavery. Closes 12/30. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100,
Menopause The Musical
Hilarious celebration of women & "the change." Closes 5/20. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210.
The Screwtape Letters
Musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel about a demon who enlists his nephew to corrupt human souls. Closes 1/13. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; 215-829-0395.
Wacky rewiring of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl.' Closes 12/31. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-569-9700.
This Is The Week That Is
1812 Productions presents this politics-themed comedy show that's re-written frequently to keep up with current events. Closes 1/13. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900.
Treasure Island: A Musical Panto
Set sail for a boisterous romp across the seas of slapstick & swashbuckling adventure. Closes 1/1. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500.
The World Goes 'Round
Features the unforgettable music of one of Broadway's most successful teams, John Kander & Fred Ebb. Closes 12/30. Walnut Street Theatre - Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; Reservations required: 267-987-9865.
Comet, the Fifth Reindeer
Meet the other "flying sled guide." Closes 12/29. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100;
$10; $9 seniors; $8 children. 12/8 11 am.
The Holiday Goose
Family-friendly musical comedy. Closes 12/30. Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland; 215-886-9341.
Peter Pan: The High Flying Broadway Musical
J.M. Barrie's beloved tale of lost boys, Indian maidens & pirate rogues. Closes 1/6. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550;
Arden Children's Theatre present this modernization of the classic tale. On the Haas Stage. Recommended for ages 5 & older. Closes 1/27. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122,
. $26-$30; $18-$22 youth 13-17; $14-$16 children 12 & under.
Tiny Tim's Christmas
Based on Dickens' classic holiday tale, but without the ghosts young children may find frightening. Closes 12/29. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211,
$10; $8 children.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Shadows, puppets & masked actors. Closes 12/30. Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St.; 215-925-7686.
The Wizard of Oz
Storybook Musical Theatre invites you down the Yellow Brick Road. Closes 12/30. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; Reservations recommended: 215-659-8550;
. $12; $10 children.
Curio Theatre Company presentation. Closes 12/29. West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship Calvary Center, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; 215-525-1350;
. $22; $19 students & seniors; $10 children 12 & under.
The Song of Bernadette
Actors' NET of Bucks County presents this tale of a simple French girl who sees a vision in Lourdes, France. Closes 12/30. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; 215-295-3694.
. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 13.
Three Days of Rain
Love story involving a shy, unconfident architect & the colorful Southern woman who believes in him. Closes 1/19. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; 866-811-4111;
. $15; $8 students.
A Deadly Briefcase
Interactive "whodunit" features comedy, romance, intrigue & murder. Closes 3/29. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Reservations required: 215-925-8880.
. $42.95 includes hors d'oeuvres & four-course dinner.
Without a Cue presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater production. Closes 1/28. Fisher's Tudor House, 1858 Street Rd., Bensalem; Reservations required: 215-244-9777.
. $39.95; $64.99 on 12/31.
Here's Killing You, Kid!
Dinner & a murder mystery that spoofs film noir. Reservations required: 215-794-4051. Closes 12/29. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska;
Philadelphia Orchestra: New Year's Eve
Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra perform. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.
$53-$133. 12/31 8 pm.
Strauss Symphony of America: Salute to Vienna
Annual performance featuring polkas, waltzes & operetta excerpts by Strauss & other Viennese composers. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.
$34-$109. 12/30 2:30 pm.
Chamber Concert: Soprano Andrea Broido & Flutist Mimi Stillman
Works by 20th Century composers. Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford; 610-566-4507.
. 12/29 8 pm.
Pennsylvania Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Beloved Christmas tale of a young girl & her magical doll is brought to life through dance. Closes 12/31. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999;
. $13-$112. 12/28 2 & 7 pm. 12/29 noon & 4 pm. 12/30 noon & 4 pm. 12/31 noon.
Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 215-568-3222;
$49.50-$75. 12/31 10 pm.
Stomp: National Tour
Lively show blends dance with percussion music played with buckets, brooms & other unusual "instruments." Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-732-5446;