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.

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.

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.

Del Shores the Storyteller: My Sordid Life Award-winning writer, director, playwright & actor shares stories that inspired his writing. W/Emmy winner Leslie Jordan. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). www.delshores.net. $25-$50. 6/20 8 pm.

Delaware All-State Theatre: West Side Story Musical about an illicit romance & conflicts between American & Puerto Rican gangs. Music by Bernstein & lyrics by Sondheim. Closes 6/28. DuPont Theatre, W. 10th St. at North St. Market, Wilmington; 800-338-0881; 302-656-4401; www.duponttheatre.com. jalexanderproductions.com. $15-$40.

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.

Dunkler-Related Disorders Comedy about a family unraveling beneath the weight of their secrets. Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival event. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-627-6483. www.pgltf.org. Donations accepted. 6/21 2 pm.

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

Friends Are Forever Tale of 3 close friends whose new partners try, with mixed results, to fit in. Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival event. Closes 6/27. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-627-6483. www.pgltf.org. $20; $10 students.

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.

The Great Divorce Adaptation of the imaginative story by C.S. Lewis. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org. $25. 6/22 7:30 pm.

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.

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 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.

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told The James Tolin Memorial Fund presents its 7th annual benefit theater event with Paul Rudnick's comedy. Closes 6/21. Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-570-3333, www.kelseytheatre.net. www.jtmf.org. $16, $14 seniors, $12 students; $25 on 6/19 & 6/20.

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.

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.

Ragtime Tells the tale of 3 families during the first years of the 20th century. Closes 7/3. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Beach Haven; 609-492-9477. www.surflight.org. $30; $20 children 12 and under.

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.

Say Goodnight Gracie Play about George Burns' life, career & relationship w/wife Gracie Allen. Closes 7/18. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.saygoodnightgracie.net. $35; $25 seniors; $12.50 students.

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.

Spark Showcase 5 innovative small theatre companies present world premiere plays. Vote for your favorite. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215-413-7150. www.theatrealliance.org. $20. 6/19 7 pm.

Spring Awakening Tony-winning musical about teenage self-discovery & budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of 3 teenagers. Closes 6/28. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999. springawakening.com. $25-$100.

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.

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.

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.

Snow White The classic tale of a young girl, the 7 dwarves she befriends & the machinations of an evil queen. Closes 6/28. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Beach Haven; 609-492-9477. www.surflight.org. $10.

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' w/music from the movie. 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

Arden Shakespeare Gild: The Comedy of Errors

Comedy about twins separated at birth & mistaken identity. Closes 6/27. Frank Stephens Memorial Theatre, Harvey Rd., Arden; 302-475-3126.

. $10; $5 children 12 & under.

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 & begin a new life with his friend. 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.

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.

The Rose Tattoo A Sicilian-American widow clings to her past in this play by Tennessee Williams. Closes 6/21. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; 215-843-1109. www.oldacademyplayers.org. $12.

Thoroughly Modern Millie The story of a Midwestern girl who arrives in New York determined to take the town by storm. Closes 6/21. Fusion Academy of the Performing Arts, 1931 Olney Ave., Ste. 100, Cherry Hill; 856-424-8836. www.fusionschool.com. $12; $10 children.

The Wiz No, you're not in Kansas anymore. Ease on down the road for this 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.

Dinner theater

Amish Vows in Paradise

The story of an Amish couple's wedding & the surrounding humor, joys & sorrows. Closes 7/25. Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 N. Bridge St., Christiana; RSVP: 610-593-7013.

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$30; $49 includes dinner.

Without a Cue: Deadly Dancing Murder mystery parody set in the summer of 1963. Closes 8/29. Cock 'n Bull Restaurant at Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4051. www.peddlersvillage.com. www.withoutacue.com. $47.95.

Classical Music

Orchestral

Philadelphia Orchestra: Berlioz's Requiem

W/Philadelphia Singers Chorale & soloist Paul Groves, tenor. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

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$10-$125. 6/19 2 pm. 6/21 2 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Best of Baroque Works by Handel, Bach, Rameau, Pachelbel & Vivaldi w/Rossen Milanov conducting & David Kim soloing on violin. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $33-$58. 6/24 7 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Best of Classical Works by Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven w/Rossen Milanov conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $33-$58. 6/25 7 pm.

Chamber music/recitals

The Buxtehude Consort

Vocal & period instrument Baroque chamber ensemble based in Philadelphia. 215-715-0180. St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-715-0180;

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. $20-$50; $10 students. 6/24 8 pm.

*FREE* Chester County Pops Chester County Art Association, 100 N. Bradford Ave., West Chester; 610-696-5600. www.chescoart.org. 6/24 6-8 pm.

Delaware Chamber Music Festival: Couleurs exotiques Ravel, Messiaen, Debussy & Faure. Wilmington Music School, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-442-0572. www.dcmf.org. $22; $18 seniors; $10 students 7 & over; free for children 6 & under. 6/21 3 pm.

Delaware Chamber Music Festival: Hungarian Flavors Hubay, Dohnanyi & Brahms. Wilmington Music School, 4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-442-0572. www.dcmf.org. $22; $18 seniors; $10 students 7 & over; free for children 6 & under. 6/19 7:30 pm.

Opera/Choral

Battle Hymns

Singers, dancers & percussionists perform music that's both dynamic & militarily precise. Part of Hidden City Philadelphia. 23d Street Armory, 22 S. 23d St.; 267-597-3808.

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. $20. 6/20 4 & 6 pm.

Delaware Valley Opera: Romeo & Juliet Fully-staged performance of Gounod's opera. Sung in English. Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave.; 215-745-4171. www.dvopera.org. $20; $18 students & seniors. 6/20 8 pm. 6/24 8 pm.

Summer Under the Stars Music Series: Opera New Jersey Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing; RSVP: 215-493-6500. www.crossingvineyards.com. $10 advance; $15 day of show. 6/19 7-9 pm.

Dance

Alkynza Danz: DanzShortz

Series of short dance pieces & spoken word performed by students. Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad St.; 215-765-2793.

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$15. 6/20 8 pm.

Anonymous Bodies New, site-specific piece directed by Kate Watson-Wallace. Party w/ DJ's, live music, video & drinks will follow. 122 Arch St. 917-698-0844. katewawa.com. $10. 6/20 8 pm.

Group Motion Dance Company: Revival Dance performance that explores the building's eclectic history. Part of Hidden City Philadelphia. Holy Ghost Headquarters at the Met, 858 N. Broad St.; 267-597-3808; www.hiddencityphila.org. www.groupmotion.org. $20. 6/24-26 8 pm.

Meredith Rainey: Look Inside New work examines contemporary, voyeuristic culture. Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215 387-1911. www.cecarts.org. $12; $10 students & seniors. 6/19-20 8 pm. 6/21 3 pm.

*FREE* Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Company A versatile ensemble of dancers & musicians who present American dance in creative new ways. Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave., Mount Laurel; RSVP: 856-234-7319. www.footandfiddle.org. 6/25 7 pm.

Other performances

*FREE*

The Green Room

Renaissance music, dancing, puppetry & more. Closes 8/1. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455.

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Jerry Seinfeld Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.academyofmusic.org. $65-$80. 6/19 7 & 9:30 pm. 6/20 7 & 9:30 pm.

Kaiju Big Battel Billed as "live monster wrestling," the event features people in colorful, curious costumes duking it out in a ring. Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888. www.kaiju.com. $18.50. 6/20 8 pm.