Theater

Professional/semi-professional

11th Hour Theatre Company: Avenue X

A cappella doo-wop musical about prejudice & how music can unify people. Closes 6/21. Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; 267-987-9865.

. $25-$28.

1776 Musical based on the country's founding fathers in the days before July 4, 1776. W/music & lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Closes 7/5. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org.

1812 Productions: Let's Pretend We're Married Featuring Tony Braithwaite & Jennifer Childs. Closes Sun. 215-592-9560. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $20-$32.

Alice on the Edge East Lynne Theater Company presents 4 witty one-acts by cutting-edge playwright Alice Gerstenberg. Closes 7/25. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; RSVP: 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $28; $23 seniors; $13 students; free for children 12 & under.

The Andersen Project Based on the stories & travels of Hans Christian Andersen. Closes 6/13. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-732-5446. www.merriamtheater.org. $38-$48.

Bare: A Pop Opera Musical about 2 high school boys who fall in love. Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival event. Closes 6/27. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-627-6483. www.pgltf.org. $20; $10 students.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Fast-paced show taking viewers through all of Shakespeare's works in one sitting. Closes 6/28. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org. $40-$49.

Doubt Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley. Closes 6/28. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. www.peopleslight.org. $29; $26 seniors & children.

Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits Hilarious skewering of some of the biggest Broadway hits of all time. Closes 6/28. Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $30.

Fully Committed Comedy about an out-of-work actor manning a popular restaurant's reservation line. Closes 7/11. Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. www.montgomerytheater.org. Preview performance: $19; $17 seniors.

Grey Gardens Based on the true story of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' reclusive aunt & cousin. Closes 6/28. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. www.phillytheatreco.com. $51-$70.

Hysteria Olivier Award-winning comedy about Sigmund Freud's experiences with his biggest fan, Salvador Dali. Closes 6/14. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; RSVP: 215-546-7824; tickets@wilmatheater.org. www.wilmatheater.org. $39-$55.

InterAct Theater Company: Little Lamb Drama about a gay couple who wish to adopt a child. Closes 6/28. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-4330. www.interacttheatre.org. $24-$28; $21-$24 seniors; $17-$19 students.

It Was a Very Good Year Featuring great pop standards of the '50s & '60s. Closes 6/28. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. www.brtstage.org. $29; $10 students.

Lady Be Good Classic Gershwin musical about a sibling vaudeville act. Closes 6/14. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Beach Haven; 609-492-9477. www.surflight.org. $30; $20 children.

My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe musical about the romance between Professor Henry Higgins & Eliza Doolittle. Closes 6/28. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2041. www.buckscountyplayhouse.com. $25.

Nunsense A group of nuns put on a variety show to pay for the burials of 52 of their colleagues, who were accidentally poisoned. Closes 6/28. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $20-$30; $17-$27 seniors & students; $12 children.

Philadelphia Theatre Workshop: The Meatpackers Book Club Comedy by playwright Kathy Anderson. Closes 6/14. Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-316-1361. www.philadelphiatheatreworkshop.org. $18 advance, $20 day of show; $15 students.

The Producers Comedy about a Broadway producer & accountant who team up to scam their investors. Closes 7/19. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. www.walnutstreettheatre.org. $10-$70.

Respect: A Musical Journey Musical celebration of how women have changed as reflected in the best songs of the last 100 years. Extended to 6/28. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-654-0200. www.act2.org. $30-$35.

The Seafarer A group of men playing poker become aware they are somehow playing for their souls. Closes 6/14. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. www.ardentheatre.org. $29-$48.

*FREE* Slightly Irregular 4 10-minute plays that explore worlds somewhat removed from reality. Closes 6/14. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2d St.; RSVP: 215-922-1122. www.ardentheatre.org.

Snow White Audience members can help Snow White defeat the Evil Queen. Closes 6/20. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. www.hedgerowtheatre.org. $11; $9 children.

Souvenir Funny, poignant musical about talentless opera star wannabe/New York City diva Florence Foster Jenkins. Closes 6/20. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $25 seniors; $12.50 students.

Well Tony-nominated comedy by Lisa Kron. Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival event. Closes 6/26. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-627-6483. www.pgltf.org. $20; $10 students.

Writing Aloud Series Works by contemporary writers read aloud by Philadelphia's best actors. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-4330. www.interacttheatre.org. $15. 6/15 7 pm.

Family theater

Cinderella

Musical version of the classic fairy tale. Closes 6/20. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211.

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$11; $9 children.

Cinderella Stage adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Closes 8/1. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org.

Disney's High School Musical Based on the popular TV show. Closes 6/21. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; 856-384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. $12.50.

Jack & the Beanstalk Classic tale about a boy, some magic beans & a giant's castle in the sky. Closes 6/13. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; 856-384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. $7-$9.

Seussical The tales of Dr. Seuss come to the stage in a musical adventure for all ages. Closes 6/14. St. Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave.; 610-660-1712. www.wolfperformingartscenter.org. $18; $12 students & seniors.

Theatre Horizon: Honk! Olivier-award winning show about a young duck on a search for acceptance. Closes 7/2. Montgomery County Cultural Center, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-283-2230. www.theatrehorizon.org. $24; $22 seniors; $18 students; $15 children under 18.

Willy Wonka Jr. Stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory'. Closes 6/28. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. www.mediatheatre.org. $12; $10 children.

Community theater

Booth

Backstage tale by Austin Pendleton based on the true story of Junius Booth, a tormented alcoholic 19th-century actor. Closes 6/14. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; RSVP: 215-428-0217.

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. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children.

Colonial Quickies IX Colonial Playhouse's annual summer short play festival. Closes 6/20. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Aldan; 610-622-5773. www.colonialplayhouse.org. $9-$10; $5 children 11 & under.

The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Fast-paced show compressing all of Shakespeare's works into 2 hrs. Closes 6/21. DCP Theatre, 795 Ridge Rd., Telford; 215-234-0966. www.dutchcountryplayers.com. $12; $10 seniors & students.

Drowning Sorrows A mystery without a murder by Douglas Post. Closes 6/27. Village Players of Hatboro, 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro; RSVP: 215-675-6774. www.thevillageplayers.com. $10-$12.

Falsettos Follows the exploits of Marvin, a neurotic bisexual who decides to leave his family. Closes 6/27. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; 610-935-1920. www.forgetheatre.org. $15; $12 students 18 & under.

The Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland is a successful art historian who tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Closes 6/21. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township; 856-858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. $20.

Jake's Women Neil Simon's play about a daydreaming writer who is suffering from a marital crisis. Closes 6/27. Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9913. www.thestagecrafters.org. $15; $13 students.

Langhorne Players: 3 Tall Women Edward Albee drama about an elderly woman reflecting on pains & pleasures.. Closes 6/13. Spring Garden Mill at Tyler State Park, 101 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-860-0818. www.langhorneplayers.org. $12-$14.

Leading Ladies Ken Ludwig's comedy about 2 down-on-their-luck actors who dress up like women in an effort to scam a dying woman of her money. Closes 6/20. Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; 610-296-9245. www.footlighterstheater.com. $12.

Pack of Lies A family struggles with deception & lies. Closes 6/13. Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; RSVP recommended: 610-584-4005, contactus@playcrafters.org. www.playcrafters.org. $15.

The Romancers Bryn Athyn Community Theater presents this comedy in 3 acts. Closes 6/13. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. www.bact.org. $10-$12; $7-$9 students.

The Rose Tattoo A Sicilian-American widow clings to her past in this play by Tennessee Williams. Closes 6/21. Old Academy Players, 3540-44 Indian Queen Ln.; 215-843-1109. www.oldacademyplayers.org. $12.

*FREE* Tell Me Sim Cheong The Korean School of the Holy Angels Catholic Church presents this play based on the Korean folk tale 'Sim Cheong Jeon.' Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; 215-641-6518. www.mc3.edu. 6/13 7:30-9:30 pm.

Through Our Eyes The Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey will present its 2009 fundraiser in partnership with Allies Inc. Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-570-3333, www.kelseytheatre.net. www.toemusical.org. $25-$35. 6/14 1 pm.

To Be or Not To Be Crowded Kitchen Players present Nick Whitby's stage adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 classic motion picture. Closes 6/14. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.barliebwallace.com. $16; $14 seniors; $8 students.

The Wiz This is a soulful, Tony-winning update of 'The Wizard of Oz.' Closes 6/28. Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 610-970-1199. www.tripac.org. $12-$21.

Classical Music

Orchestral

Ambler Symphony: Summer Symphony at The Highlands

Optional tours, silent auction & symphony performance w/Jack Moore conducting. The Highlands Mansion & Gardens, 7001 Sheaff La., Fort Washington; RSVP required: 215-641-2687.

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. $10; $5 children under 13. 6/14 5 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Debussy & Shostakovich Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$125. 6/12 2 pm. 6/13 8 pm. 6/16 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Berlioz's Requiem W/ Philadelphia Singers Chorale & soloist Paul Groves, tenor. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$125. 6/18 8 pm.

Chamber music/recitals

*FREE*

Community Conservatory: Student Recitals & Prelude Project Arts Fest

Student recitals & performances by special needs musicians from the Prelude Project. Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown; 215-345-1500.

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. 6/13 10 am-6 pm.

*FREE* Meridee Winters Year End Concerts Family friendly concert & talent show. Saturday Club, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne; 610-688-9746. www.mwschoolofmusic.com. 6/13 2:30, 3:30 pm, 5 & 7 pm. 6/14 1, 2 pm, 3:30 & 5 pm.

Panache Woodwind Quintet With Laura Camp, Mezzo-Soprano Beethoven, Ibert, Broadway & opera arias. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell; 856-227-6535. www.musicatbunkerhill.org/pianobenefitconcert. Donations accepted. 6/14 7:30 pm.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera Company: Guglielmo Ratcliff

Mascagni's opera staged for the 1st time at this venue. The Garden Church, 82 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; 215-224-0257. $20 advance; $22 day of show; $20 seniors; $15 students; $10 children 12 & under. 6/13 7 pm.

Bucks County Choral Society & Singing City: Sounds of Brazil 2 choirs combine for a preview of their July tour to Brazil. First Baptist Church, 123 S. 17th St. www.buckschoral.org. $15-$20. 6/12 6:30 pm. Lenape Middle School, 313 W. State St., Doylestown. $15, $13 seniors advance; $18, $16 seniors day of show; $5 students. 6/13 8 pm.

Chester County Voices Abroad Choir of Catholic school students from suburban Philadelphia area ages 15-20. Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 8 Cavanaugh Ct., West Chester; 610-696-3624. www.chestercountyvoicesabroad.org. Donations accepted. 6/12 7:30-9 pm.

Commonwealth Youthchoirs Gala Performances by the Keystone State Boychoir & Pennsylvania Girlchoir, w/special guest Denyce Graves. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.kimmelcenter.org. $70-$80. 6/16 7 pm.

Flag Day Concert: Lan Chester Chorus & Good Shepherd Bell Choir Sacred, secular & patriotic music. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 107 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville; 610-384-2035. www.luthgoodshep.org. Donations accepted. 6/14 3 pm.

Keystone State Boychoir Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.; RSVP: 215-247-5777. www.paboychoir.org. $30. 6/18 7-8:30 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: The Rape of Lucretia Britten opera about a woman's fidelity to her husband. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999; 215-732-8400. www.operaphila.org. $30-$135. 6/12 8 pm. 6/14 2:30 pm.

Savoy Company: The Pirates of Penzance Gilbert & Sullivan production about an orphan raised on a pirate ship. Longwood Gardens, Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000, 215-735-7161. www.savoy.org. $25. 6/12-6/13 8:30 pm.

Dance

Metropolitan Ballet Academy: Spring Showcase

Student performances choreographed by Kanji Segawa, Francis Veyette, Lisa Collins Vidnovic & others. Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown; 215-663-1665.

. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 6/13-6/14 1 & 4 pm.

Pennsylvania Ballet: La Sylphide Features choreography by August Bournonville. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1955. www.paballet.org. $24-$129. 6/12 8 pm. 6/13 2 pm.

The Spirit of America A multimedia ballet. Gateway Auditorium, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown; 215-598-8513; www.simbt.org. www.bucks.edu. $22; $19 seniors, military & children 11 & under. 6/13 1 & 5 pm. 6/14 3 pm.