Theater

Professional/semi-professional

Beautiful Boy

1812 Productions presents this comedic work-in-progress about a father's perspective on raising a child with autism. Closes 5/25. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-569-7900.

» READ MORE: www.1812productions.org

. $10.

Bug

Comic thriller presented by Theatre Exile. Recommended for mature audiences. Closes 5/18. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 215-922-4462;

» READ MORE: www.theatreexile.org

. $15-$40.

Dear World

An eccentric countess & pals must stop a group of greedy businessfolk from destroying their homes. Closes 5/18. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-6664,

» READ MORE: www.brtstage.org

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$34-$42.

Eurydice

Classic myth retold from the heroine's point of view. Closes 6/1. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824;

» READ MORE: www.wilmatheater.org

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$37-$52; $10 student rush.

Evita: National Tour

Tony-winning musical about the life of Eva Peron. Closes 5/18. DuPont Theatre, W. 10th St. at North St. Market, Wilmington; 302-656-4401;

» READ MORE: www.duponttheatre.com

. $50-$70.

Fresh Fish: A Short Play Festival

New faces & fresh voices dish up quick-witted dramatic comedy. Closes 5/18. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255 (WALK);

. $15; $12 students & seniors.

The Full Monty

Musical version of the hit British movie. Closes 6/1. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100,

» READ MORE: www.mediatheatre.org

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$22-$39.

Fully Committed

40 different characters are portrayed by one single actor. Closes 6/28. Cape May Stage, 31 Perry St., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341;

» READ MORE: www.ticketleap.com

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» READ MORE: www.capemaystage.com

. $35; $25 seniors; $12.50 students.

The Happiness Lecture

Bill Irwin brings his new comedic work for this world premier. Closes 6/15. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.

» READ MORE: www.phillytheatreco.com

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$46-$58.

Kafka in the Hedgerows

World-premiere comedy based on Hedgerow Theatre's past & present. Closes 5/18. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211,

» READ MORE: www.hedgerowtheatre.org

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$20-$28; $20 seniors; $10 children under 18.

L'il Abner

Al Capp's world famous comic strip characters hit the stage in an upbeat musical. Closes 5/18. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2041;

. $23.

The Lady's Not For Burning

A love story as unexpected as it is poignant. Closes 5/17. Forge Theatre, 241 1st Ave., Phoenixville; Reservations recommended: 610-935-1920.

» READ MORE: www.forgetheatre.org

. $12; $10 youths 17 & under.

Les Miserables

Beloved musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel. Closes 8/3. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550;

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$10-$70.

Paul Robeson

One-man bio-drama by Philip Hayes Dean starring Johnnie Hobbs Jr. Closes 5/18. Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.; 215-717-6000.

» READ MORE: www.uarts.edu

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Pericles

Young prince encounters turmoil & tragedy while trying to reunite with his past. Closes 5/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; 215-496-8001;

. $28.

Romeo & Juliet

Experience the love, passion & tragedy of Shakespeare's classic tale. Closes 5/17. Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; 215-496-8001;

. $28.

Songs for a New World

Heart warming, thought-provoking & uplifting musical. Closes 6/1. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200;

» READ MORE: www.act2.org

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$25.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding

Interactive theater experience. Closes 5/17. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

» READ MORE: www.kimmelcenter.org

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$89.

What the Butler Saw

Curio Theatre presents Joe Orton's madcap romp of mistaken identity, gender confusion & naughty intrigue. Closes 5/17. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; 215-525-1350;

» READ MORE: www.curiotheatre.org

. $22; $19 students & seniors; $10 children 12 & under.

Family theater

Cinderella

A tale of evil stepsiblings, a fairy godmother & a prince. Ends 5/20. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

» READ MORE: www.keswicktheatre.com

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$7.

Cinderella

American Theater Arts for Youth present this musical version of the classic tale. Closes 5/25. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 800-523-4540.

» READ MORE: www.atafy.org

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$11.

Go, Dog, Go!

Fun children's musical all about dogs. Closes 6/1. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122,

» READ MORE: www.ardentheatre.org

. $26-$30; $18-$22 teens; $14-$16 children.

A Little Princess

Musical adaptation of the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Closes 6/7. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211,

» READ MORE: www.hedgerowtheatre.org

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$20; $10 children.

Max & Ruby

New children's musical. Closes 5/21. DuPont Theatre, W. 10th St. at North St. Market, Wilmington; 800-338-0881; 302-656-4401;

» READ MORE: www.duponttheatre.com

. $6.

Princess & the Pea

Musical based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Closes 6/1. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; Reservations suggested: 215-659-8550;

» READ MORE: www.storybookmusical.org

. $12; $10 children.

Sleeping Beauty

Closes 5/17. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211,

» READ MORE: www.hedgerowtheatre.org

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$10; $8 children.

The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy & pals venture through the magical land of Oz. Closes 5/17. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2041;

. $8.

Community theater

Arsenic & Old Lace

Classic comedy about Abby & Martha Brewster & their nephew Mortimer. Closes 5/17. Narberth Community Theatre at Narberth United Methodist Church, Essex & Price Aves., Narberth; 610-352-4823;

. $14; $12 seniors & children under 18.

Bat Boy: The Musical

Tale of a half boy/half bat creature discoverd in a cave in West Virginia. Recommended for mature audiences only. Closes 5/31. Haddonfield Plays & Players Performing Arts Center, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139;

. $16-$18.

Blithe Spirit

A classic comedy written by Noel Coward. Closes 5/18. The Playmasters, State Rd., Bensalem; 215-245-7850;

» READ MORE: www.playmasters.org

. $10.

Cheaper By the Dozen

The story of a man's commitment & undying love for his 12 children. Closes 6/7. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township; 856-858-5230;

» READ MORE: www.ritztheatreco.org

. $25-$30; $10 student rush.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Tony Award-winning musical features a marvelous mixture of mischief, mishaps, mistaken identities, misunderstandings & mayhem. Closes 5/17. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Cinnaminson; 856-829-7144,

» READ MORE: www.bcfootlighters.com

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$15.

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer

Bryn Athyn Community Theater presents this tale of a love potion which causes an entire town to fall in love. Closes 5/17. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-938-7529,

» READ MORE: www.bact.org

. $10-$15; $7-12 students.

The Land of Possibilities

Written by Bonnie Crosby, presented by The Possibility Players, a unique troupe of individuals with physical/mental challenges. Closes 5/18. Haddonfield Middle School, 5 Lincoln Ave, Haddonfield; 609-265-8685,

» READ MORE: www.homh.org

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$5.

Our Town in Old City

Two-stage production of the classic Pulitzer-winning drama. Closes 6/22. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122,

» READ MORE: www.ardentheatre.org

. $27-$45.

The Supporting Cast

A comedy by George Furth. Closes 5/17. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005,

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» READ MORE: www.playcrafters.org

. $12.

Dinner theater

Cain University

Murder mystery production. Closes 6/13. Manchester Inn Bed & Breakfast, 25 Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove; 732-775-0616.

» READ MORE: www.themanchesterinn.com

. $45.

Death by Disco

Without a Cue presents this inteactive mystery dinner theater production. Closes 7/26. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; Reservations required: 215-794-4000.

» READ MORE: www.withoutacue.com

. $44.95.

Classical Music

Orchestral

Bryn Athyn Orchestra

Direction by Daniel Kujala. Works by Mozart & Mahler. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-4889.

» READ MORE: www.mitchellcenter.info

. 5/18 3 pm.

Delaware Symphony: David Amado, Conductor; Grant Youngblood, Baritone

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

» READ MORE: www.desymphony.org

. $27-$57; $10 students. 5/16-5/17 8 pm.

*FREE*

Montgomery County Youth Orchestra: Roy Cox, Director

Annual concert event. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 610-642-3948.

» READ MORE: www.mcyo.info

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5/17 1 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: All Schubert

Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

» READ MORE: www.philorch.org

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$10-$123. 5/16 2 pm. 5/17 8 pm.

Chamber music/recitals

*FREE*

Alex & Alana Youssefian, Violinists

St. Rose of Lima, 300 Kings Hwy., Haddon Heights; 856-547-0564.

» READ MORE: www.strosenj.com

. 5/16 7 pm.

American Composers Forum: Philadelphia Chapter

Compositions by James Primosch, Jennifer Barker, Clive Muncaster & Kevin Clark. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

» READ MORE: www.composersforum.org

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5/18 1:30 pm.

Ann Elise Smoot, Organist

St. David's Episcopal Church, 763 South Valley Forge Rd., Wayne; 610-688-7947. stdavidschurch.org. Donations accepted. 5/18 3 pm.

Bliss & Friends Concert

Featuring the Herbine-Krantz duo. Carmel Presbyterian Church, 100 Edge Hill Rd., Glenside; 215-887-1074.

» READ MORE: www.presbycarmel.org

. Donations accepted. 5/16 8 pm.

Brenna Berman, Pianist

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302.

» READ MORE: www.philartalliance.org

. $20; $10 members. 5/16 8 pm.

Celestial Harmonies

Pianists Maria Jose Martin & Christopher Bradshaw perform. The Arts Scene, 530 E. Union St., West Chester; 610-644-6555.

» READ MORE: www.theartsscene.org

. $10 advance; $13 day of show. 5/22 8 pm.

New York Chamber Ensemble: Till there Was Eulenspiegel

Works by Strauss & Hasenohrl, Mozart, Bach, & Schubert. For information or tickets, call 609-884-5404. Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington St., Cape May; Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts: 609-884-5404. capemaymac.org. $20; $15 seniors; $5 students. 5/20 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Chamber Concert 6

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach's final performance in Philadelphia. Works by Szymanowski, Brahms & Schubert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

» READ MORE: www.philorch.org

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$19-$29. 5/18 3 pm.

*FREE*

Settlement Music School: Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra

World premiere by Jan Krzywicki & other chamber works. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-8621.

» READ MORE: www.phillyseaport.org

. 5/18 3 pm.

*FREE*

Tempesta di Mare

Philadelphia Baroque ensemble. St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-755-8776, 8 pm; pre-concert talk 7 pm. 5/17 8 pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte. 320 Chester Rd. & College Ave., Swarthmore; 215-755-8776,

» READ MORE: www.tempestadimare.org

. 8 pm; pre-concert talk 7 pm. 5/16 8 pm.

*FREE*

University of Delaware Society of Composers, Inc.

University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589.

» READ MORE: www.udel.edu

. 5/18 5:30 pm.

*FREE*

University of Delaware Student Chamber Music Recital

University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589.

» READ MORE: www.udel.edu

. 5/17 3 pm.

Weilerstein Trio

Piano Trio. Richard L. Swig Arts Center, South Main St., Hightstown; 609-490-7550.

» READ MORE: www.weilersteintrio.com

. $20. 5/17 8 pm.

*FREE*

West Chester University International Organ Competition

Organists age 15-25 compete for cash prizes. West Chester University, Performing Arts Center, University Ave., West Chester; 610-436-2533.

» READ MORE: www.wcupa.edu/CVPA

. 5/16-5/17 9 am-5 pm.

Opera/Choral

Academy of Vocal Arts: La Traviata

Verdi opera about romance & heartbreak. Camden Center for the Arts, 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 215-735-1685,

» READ MORE: info@avaopera.org

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» READ MORE: www.avaopera.org

. $48-$83; $38-$73 seniors; $28-$63 students. 5/17 7:30 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Cristoforo Colombo

Fully-staged production of Franchetti opera. The Garden Church, 82 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; 215-224-0257.

» READ MORE: www.thegardenchurch.org

. $20 advance, $22 day of show; $20 seniors & students; $10 children under 12. 5/18 2:30 pm.

Christopher Dock High School Touring Choir

A variety of sacred music will be presented at each of the choir's programs. Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton; 215-723-3592.

» READ MORE: www.zionmennonite.org

. 5/18 7 pm.

Delaware Valley Chorale: New Songs of Praise

Contemporary sacred choral works as well as works by David Schelat, Gerald Cohen, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. Grace Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-762-5520,

. $15. 5/18 3 pm.

Greater South Jersey Chorus: Romance!

First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield; 856-482-8282.

» READ MORE: www.sjsings.org

. $12. 5/17 8 pm.

Philomusica Chorale

Works by Vaughan Williams, George Shearing & two world premieres by local composers. Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland; 215-247-7563,

. philomusicachorale.org. $12-$20 advance; $25 day of show. 5/17 8 pm.

University of Delaware Chorale

University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589.

» READ MORE: www.udel.edu

. $12; $8 senoirs; $3 students. 5/17 8 pm.

*FREE*

University of Delaware Community Music School Children's Choir

University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark; 302-831-6589.

» READ MORE: www.udel.edu

. 5/16 7 pm.

Wayne Oratorio Society: Verdi's Requiem

Solists are soprano Rebecca Whitlow, alto Kerry Erickson, tenor Brian Meneely & bass Michael Krueger. Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-687-8700,

» READ MORE: www.waynepres.org

. Donations accepted. 5/17-5/18 7:30 pm.

Dance

Ausdruckstanz Dance Company

Premiere of 'Physiognomy of the Spirt,' a dance-theater piece with text, voice, music & video. Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; Reservations: 215-438-2744,

» READ MORE: bodyintuition@cs.com

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» READ MORE: www.cecarts.org

. $20; $15 students & seniors. 5/16-5/17 8 pm. 5/18 2 pm.

Group Motion Friday Night Workshop

Philly's longest running improvisational workshop with live music led by Manfred Fischbeck & Brigitta Herrmann. Kumquat Dance Center at Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215-387-9895.

» READ MORE: www.groupmotion.org

. $20; $15 seniors & students. Fri. 8-10 pm.

*FREE*

Merian Soto: One Year Wissahickon Park Project

Creative research project shaping a number of performance experiences in nature. Wissahickon Valley Park, 300 Northwestern Ave.; 215-685-9285.

» READ MORE: www.fairmountpark.org

. 5/18 10:30 am.

Pilobolus

Pilobolus creates human sculptures using daring physicality & raw athleticism. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-898-3900;

» READ MORE: www.pennpresents.org/

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» READ MORE: www.pilobolus.com

. $29-$46. 5/16 8 pm. 5/17 2 & 8 pm.

*FREE*

Philly African Dance & Drum Festival: Expressions From the Diaspora

Performance by Alo Brasil & other internationally known & local artists, dance & drum workshops, vendor marketplace & more. Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 Chelten Ave.; 215-685-2236.

» READ MORE: www.phillyadac.org

. 5/16 6 pm. 5/17 10 am. 5/18 10 am.