Theater

Professional/semi-professional

1812 Productions: This Is the Week That Is

Politically satirical show that pokes fun at the administration, local politics and the economy. Closes 12/27. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX).

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. $25-$35.

A Christmas Carol Stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787 (ARTS). $38-$60. Closes 12/27.

A Christmas Carol Based on the Charles Dickens tale. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $22-$25; $19-$22 seniors and students; $12 children under 18. Closes 12/27.

An Addams Family Mystery Without a Cue Productions presents an Addams Family reunion that is filled with suspense & entertainment. Closes 12/26. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. www.withoutacue.com. $47.95 includes dinner & show.

An O. Henry Christmas Two one-act musicals adapted from the O.Henry stories 'The Gift of the Magi' & 'The Last Leaf.' Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $35; $25 seniors; $12.50 students. Closes 12/31.

Becky Shaw A woman sets her best friend up on a date, setting off a chain of events that change everyone's lives. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $36. Closes 1/5.

Bryan Fogel & Sam Wolfson: Jewtopia Comedy mixed with excerpts from Fogel & Wolfson's book 'Jewtopia' in a fun multimedia presentation. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $44.50-$52.50. Closes 12/27.

Curio Theatre: A Christmas Carol One-man version of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas tale, adapted & performed by Jared Reed, with original music by Drew Peterson. Calvary Center for Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St; Seating limited, so arrive early. www.curiotheatre.org. No admission charged, but donations accepted. Closes 12/26.

Ebenezer Musical based on 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children. Closes 12/26.

Holiday Show With the Swing Club Band Theatre Horizon presents this jazz-filled holiday show. Montgomery County Cultural Center, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; Box Office. www.theatrehorizon.org. $25-$28; $22-$25 seniors; $18-$21 students. Closes 1/3.

New City Stage Company: When You Comin Back Red Rooster OBIE-winning play about a confrontation in a diner that turns violent. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-563-7500. www.newcitystage.org. $22-$25; $20 students and seniors. Closes 1/10.

Nunsense Comedy about a group of nuns who stage a variety show to raise money. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $30; $12 children under 18. 12/31. 7:30 pm.

Nunsense Comedy about a group of nuns who stage a variety show to raise money. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $22-$25; $19-$22 seniors and students; $12 children under 18. Closes 1/17.

Oliver! Based on 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens. Music & lyrics by Lionel Bart. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$70. Closes 1/10.

Red, White & Tuna Oddball characters convene at their high school reunion in Tuna, Texas. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30. Closes 1/3.

Scapin Zany adaptation of Moliere's sharp comedy. Closes 1/3. Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; 215-829-0395. $27-$35.

Family theater

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate

All your favorite Disney characters take to the ice. Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. disney.go.com/disneyonice. $13-$85. Closes 1/3.

Enchantment Theatre Company: The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon Based on the delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' follows the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky's the-limit imagination. With charming actors, life-size puppets, masks, magic, and music, this production will delight and amaze anyone young or young at heart! Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 215-893-1999. www.enchantmenttheatre.org. $27; $15 children. Closes 1/3.

Peter Pan Based on the book by J. M. Barrie. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $30-$32; $20-$22 teens; $16-$18 children. Closes 1/24.

Snow White This adaptation of 'Snow White' by Kathryn Petersen incorporates traditional Panto elements. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $29. Closes 1/3.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Pinocchio An original musical about a little wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy. Reservations suggested: 215-659-8550. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; Reservations suggested: 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $12; $10 children. Closes 12/30.

The Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Toto & friends adventure in a magical land. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $36-$42.50; $33.50-$38 seniors; $22-$27 children. Closes 1/10.

Tiny Tim's Christmas 'A Christmas Carol' as told by Tiny Tim. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children. Closes 12/26.

Winnie the Pooh's Holiday Tail Pooh & pals try to help Eeyore have a happy holiday. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children. Closes 12/26.

Community theater

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Wilmington Drama League presents The Chrysalis Players' production of 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172.

. $15; $12 students and seniors; $8 children. Closes 12/29.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Beethoven's Birthday Bash

Pianist Dolores Ciavola performs several Beethoven sonatas & seasonal favorites. Includes champagne & cake. Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; 610-259-1800.

. Free. 12/27. 7 pm.

Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks Concert English, French, Hessian & American marches dating from 1692-1809. Masonic Temple, Front & Barrack St. Mercer Masonic Lodge No. 50, 100 Barrack St., Trenton; 609-396-1776. www.barracks.org. $10; $5 children. 12/29. 12-1 pm.

Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra: New Year's Eve Concert New Jersey's oldest professional symphony orchestra. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. www.trentonsymphony.org. $25-$65. 12/31. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: New Year's Eve Ring in the New Year with a program of waltzes, polkas & other Viennese favorites. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. $53-$143. 12/31. 7:30 pm.

Reading Symphony Orchestra: New Year's Eve 2010 Holiday & show tunes w/Broadway singer Jodi Benson. Program will also include works by Strauss, Prokofiev & others. Sovereign Center, 700 Penn St., Reading; 610-898-7299. www.readingsymphony.org. $37-$58. 12/31. 7:30-9:30 pm.

West Philadelphia Orchestra 15 talented Philly musicians playing an eclectic, vibrant mix of music inspired by Eastern European styles. Tritone, 1508 South St.; 215-545-0475. www.westphiladelphiaorchestra.com. $10-$20. 12/31. 9 pm.

Opera/Choral

Christmas Lessons & Carols

Nine lessons accompanied by hymns, carols & special anthems. St. John's Episcopal Church, 576 Concord Rd., Glen Mills. Donations accepted. 12/27. 4 pm.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular in 3-D 18-minute 3-D show, full of stunning original holiday imagery, music & more, is shown on The Comcast Experience video wall. Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Free. Closes 1/1.

Dance

Pennsylvania Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Classic holiday tale about a young girl & her magical doll. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky. The Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999.

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. $24-$129. Closes 12/31.

Traditional Irish Music Session Features local set & step dancers & musicians. Those who play instruments are welcome to join in the fun. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free.

Other performances

A Magical New Years Eve

Non-alcoholic, family-friendly celebration featuring more than 4 hours of exciting live entertainment to ring in the New Year. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $65. 12/31. 8 pm.

Andy Prescott Quirky & engaging singer/pianist. Bowman's Tavern, 1600 River Rd., New Hope. andyprescott.com. Free. Closes 1/11.

Andy Prescott Quirky & engaging singer/pianist. Lime Light Restaurant & Piano Bar, 812 North Easton Road, Doylestown. andyprescott.com. Free. Closes 1/6.

FÜNF Celebrate New Year's Eve in the new 104 E. space featuring five premier vocalists. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $50 includes champagne. 12/31. 10 pm.