Theater

Professional/semi-professional

Aida the Musical

Elton John & Tim Rice's contemporary musical, loosely based on the Verdi opera. Prospect United Methodist Church, 800 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park. prospectume.tix.com. $8-$12. Closes 6/19.

All Shook Up The music of Elvis is paired with a plot inspired by 'Twelfth Night.' New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-475-2313. $50-$55; $32 children 4-12. Closes 6/19.

Amaryllis Theatre Company: I Am My Own Wife One actor portrays over 35 roles in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in in Nazi Germany. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 877-260-1126. www.amaryllistheatre.org. $10. Closes 6/13.

Cape May Stage: Class New drama about an acting teacher & young actress who uncover truths about themselves as they work together. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. $35-$40; $30-$40 seniors; $12.50-$40 students. Closes 6/12.

Cape May Stage: I Hate Hamlet An actor who heads to New York to star in 'Hamlet' finds his apartment haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; Box Office: 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $17.50; $15 seniors; $6.25 students. 6/16. 8 pm.; $50. 6/17. 8 pm.

Carousel A revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 800-595-4849 (4TIX). $25 advance, $30 day of show; $15 student rush. Closes 6/12.

Centre Theatre: Oliver! Based on the Dickens novel "Oliver Twist," w/music & lyrics by Lionel Bart. Montgomery County Cultural Center, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-279-1013. $22; $20 seniors; $15 children 18 and under. Closes 6/27.

Crowded Kitchen Players: State of the Union The timely 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. www.barliebwallace.com. $18; $14 seniors; $8 students. Closes 6/20.

East Lynne Theater Company: Emma Goldman - My Life The story of a wise, witty & forthright woman who lived in the U.S. during the early 1900's. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; Reservations required: 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $28; $23 seniors; $13 students. Closes 7/10.

Fiddler on the Roof Musical about a Jewish family living in a small Russian village in the early 1900's. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$75.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie The children's classic tale comes to the Arcadia Stage. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $16-$32. Closes 6/13.

InterAct Theatre Company: Black Pearl Sings! A song collector for the Library of Congress hopes to record the large amount of traditional music an incarcerated black woman knows. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.interacttheatre.org. $25-$29. Closes 6/27.

Kiss Me, Kate Cole Porter musical loosely based on Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew.' Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; Box Office: 215-862-2041. $22. Closes 6/13.

Leaving New political tragicomedy by former Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel. Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn stars. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $36-$65. Closes 6/20.

Moonlight & Magnolias Comedy about script troubles during the making of 'Gone With the Wind.' Montgomery Theater, 124 N. Main St., Souderton; 215-723-9984. $20-$24; $18-$22 seniors. Closes 6/18.

Musical of Musicals One story is told through a series of five mini-musicals, each done in the style of a different composer. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30. Closes 6/27.

Ocean City Repertory Theater: Bloomsday in Ocean City 2010 Staged reading of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' taking place at venues around Ocean City. Scarborough Inn, 720 Ocean Ave., Ocean City; 609-231-6263. www.ocrep.org. $3. 6/16. Noon. Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., 1:30 pm. City Hall, 900 Asbury Ave., 3 pm. Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Ave., 4:30 pm. SunRose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave., 6 pm. Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., 7:30 pm.

Oklahoma! Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about the romance between cowboy Curly & farmgirl Laurey. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; Box Office: 215-862-2041. $22. Closes 7/4.

On Your Toes Rodgers & Hart romantic comedy. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars; 609-492-9477. $30; $20 children 12 and under. Closes 6/13.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom August Wilson play exploring the music industry's exploitation of black performers. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. $46-$64. Closes 6/13.

Princeton Festival: The Threepenny Opera Brecht & Weill's biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism & modern morality. Matthews Acting Studio 1-800-595-4849. Princeton University, 116 Prospect Ave., Princeton; 800-595-4849. $40. Closes 6/26.

Ragtime Tony-winning musical about life in America at the turn of the 20th century. Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown; 877-772-5425 (CLICK). $19-$23; $17-$21 students and seniors; $13-$15 children 12 and under. Closes 6/20.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women The evolving roles of women in society are explored through popular songs from throughout the 20th century. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $45. Closes 6/27.

Savage Men Male Revue Every Sat. 8 pm. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-343-4000. www.savage-men.com. $35-$55.

Shirley Valentine A one-character comedy by Willy Russell about a woman who decides to follow her dream. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25; $22 students and seniors. Closes 7/3.

Stage Left Productions: Rent Pulitzer-winning musical about a year in the life of friends living together in NY. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield. www.stageleftco.com. $20-$30. Closes 6/12.

Sunday in the Park With George Pulitzer-winning Stephen Sondheim musical inspired by a Seurat painting. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $29-$48; $20-$24 teens; $16-$20 children. Closes 7/4.

Survive! Swim Pony Performing Arts presents interactive theater work connecting art & science. Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St.; 847-309-1266. www.swimpony.org. $11 advance; $20 day of show. Closes 6/20.

The Drowsy Chaperone A Broadway star plans to quit her show to get married, but the producer hires a man to romance her & get her to stay. Surflight Theatre, Beach & Engleside Ave., Harvey Cedars; 609-492-9477. $30; $20 children 12 and under. Closes 7/2.

The Pretty Things Peepshow Vaudeville style burlesque show. The Note, 142 E. Market St., West Chester; 1-800-594-8499. ww.prettythingsproductions.com. $10. 6/13. 9 pm.

The Producers A Broadway producer & an accountant scheme to bilk their investors, but all does not go as planned. Landis Theater, 818 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Closes 6/13.

Twelfth Night or What You Will The Magic Circle Theater Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of midsummer madness. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St.; 302-245-9891. Pay what you can. 6/17. 8 pm.

X Burlesque Steamy show featuring high-energy performances paired with outrageous props. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-343-4000. $20-$40.

Family theater

A Little Princess

Heartwarming story of the real magic made by a loving heart. When Sara Crewe's father is made bankrupt, Sara is reduced from enormous wealth to terrible poverty. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $25; $22 students and seniors; $10 children. Closes 6/27.

Cinderella's Birthday Party Come dressed in costume and join in onstage. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $11; $9 children. Closes 7/3.

City of Peace A young boy gets lost in Jerusalem and the world gets engaged in rescuing him. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $15; $10 children. Closes 6/26.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Jr. Popular musical presented in an edited format for young audiences. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $10-$12. Closes 6/26.

Peter Pan Based on the tale by J.M. Barrie. St. Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave.; Box Office: 610-660-1712. www.wolfperformingartscenter.org. $20; $12 students and seniors. Closes 6/20.

Rapunzel Fairy tale about a girl imprisoned in a tower by a witch & a prince's attempts to rescue her. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. $4. Closes 6/12.

The Emperor's New Clothes Lively, slapstick adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $29; $20 children.

Community theater

Bermuda Avenue Triangle

Written by the comedy writing team of Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna. Old Academy Players, 3540-44 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $12. Closes 6/27.

Company Sondheim musical about the lives of five married couples as seen through the eyes of their bachelor friend, Bobby. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; Box Office: 610-935-1920. $15; $12 students 18 and under. Closes 6/26.

Fiction Steven Dietz's painful & often witty exploration of the most intimate of relationships. Spring Garden Mill, Route 332. Tyler State Park, Newtown; 215-860-0818. www.langhorneplayers.org. $12-$14. Closes 6/19.

Love Jerry Musical explores the long-term effects of child abuse on a family. Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th St.; 202-744-3362. www.nicepeopletheatre.org. $15-$25; $10-$20 students & seniors. Closes 6/20.

Miss Connections Newly revised version of the play by Princeton playwright Marvin Harold Cheiten. Off-Broad Street Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell; Reservations required: 609-466-2766. Closes 6/27.

The Roar of the Greasepaint Tony-nominated musical stars Cocky and Sir, men with different perspectives on their place in the world. Join them in the game of life as they examine which is more powerful, chance or choice? Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Rd., Skippack; Reservations recommended: 610-584-4005. $15. Closes 6/19.

You Have the Right to Remain Dead Footlighters Theater presents audience participation melodrama. 58 Main Ave., Berwyn; Box Office: 610-296-9245. $12. Closes 6/19.

Dinner theater

Murder at the Irish Wake

Comic murder mystery centered on an Irish wake, where the dear departed may have had outside help in taking his leave. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $42.95.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

AMA Benefit Concert: Jason DePue, Violinist

Violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. St. Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave. Donations accepted. 6/13. 2 pm.

Chris Botti & The Philadelphia Orchestra Trumpeter Botti performs with guest vocalists. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.chrisbotti.com. $36-$60. 6/17. 8 pm.

IberoAmerican Music Festival of Philadelphia Small ensembles perform a variety of pan-Latin & Spanish music. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St. iberoamericanfestival2.blogspot.com. $15; $10 students. Closes 6/13.

MABH Benefit Concert Violin, cello & piano trio perform music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms & Prokofiev. Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Rd., Sewell; 856-227-6535. Donations accepted. 6/13. 3-4:30 pm.

Mariam Nazarian, Pianist Armenian native Nazarian has been studying piano since age 6. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton. $25; $20 students and seniors. 6/11. 7:30 pm.

Meridee Winters School of Music Year End Concerts Family friendly concert & talent show. Saturday Club, 117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne. www.mwschoolofmusic.com. Free. 6/12. 12:30-7 pm.

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma: Francesco La Vecchia, Conductor Italian orchestra makes its debut U.S. tour. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. $19-$39. 6/16. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Mahler's Third Symphony W/American Boychoir & the women of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Charles Dutoit conducts. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $10-$130. Closes 6/12.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Opening Night Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 & Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. $35-$50; $10 lawn seating. 6/15. 8 pm.

Richard Drueding & Jim O'Connor Drueding is an acoustic guitarist. Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. 6/17. 9 pm.

Sinfonietta Nova: Journey Down the Rhine Celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Robert Schumann. The concert will feature 'Konzerstuck for 4 Horns and Orchestra' with soloist, Professor Douglas Lundeen and three top graduate students from Rutgers. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Performing Arts Center, 346 Clarksville Rd., Princeton; tickets@sinfoniettanova.org. $6-$15. 6/12. 7:30 pm.

Southampton Chamber Music Society Violinist/violist James Day and harpist Cheryl Dungan Cunningham perform works by Sampietro, Albeniz, Kreutzer & Bochsa. 215-357-4723. Old School Baptist Meeting House, 100 Street Rd., Southampton; 215-357-4723. $14; $9 students and seniors. 6/13. 3 pm.

St. Peter's Belles Bell Choir of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Wales. North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. Free. 6/13. 4 pm.

thingNY: ADDDDDDDDD Experimental opera featuring a blend of noise, song & spoken word. LAVA (Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space), 4134 Lancaster Ave. www.thingny.com. $10. 6/12. 7 pm.

Tim Keyes Consort Choral & orchestral group comprises over 70 musicians Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-5000. 6/12. 8 pm.

Timothy Schwarz & Kate Ransom, Violinists All 10 of Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin & Piano performed over three nights. Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd., Abington. www.apcusa.org/musicatabington. Donations accepted. Closes 6/12.

Tonia Tecce Philadelphia-based "crossover soprano." Long before Susan Boyle took the stage on "Britain's Got Talent," she was living her dream, the truth that it's never too late. The classical artist was captivating thousands from the Kimmel Center to Carnegie Hall with her powerful, soaring vocals and the tale of her journey. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St. Free. 6/16. 12:30 pm.

Opera/Choral

Amici Opera: Tosca

Fully staged performance of Puccini's work. Dock Woods Community Center, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale; 215-224-0257. $20 advance & seniors; $22 day of show; $15 students; $10 children 12 & under. 6/13. 2:30 pm.

Anna Crusis Women's Choir: The World Stopped to Listen Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the choir. Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St. www.annacrusis.org. $20 advance; $25 day of show; $15 students; free under 12. 6/12. 8 pm. Also Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Dr. www.annacrusis.org. $20 advance; $25 day of show; $15 students; free under 12. Closes 6/13.

Jersey Sound Chorus All-women's barbershop chorus. First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield. www.jerseysound.org. Donations accepted. 6/11. 7:30 pm.

Opera Company of Philadelphia: Orphee & Eurydice This is Christoph Willibald Gluck's interpretation of the Greek myth. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.operaphilly.com. $15-$130. Closes 6/25.

Opera in Cinema: La Rondine Recorded performance of the Puccini opera. Theatre N at Nemours, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington. $20. 6/13. 2:30 pm.

Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale 215-222-3500. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; 215-222-3500. www.phillyboyschoir.org. $40. 6/13. 4 pm.

Dance

2nd Annual Nichole Canuso Dance Company Benefit Cabaret

W/live music, excerpts from NCDC's production 'Wandering Alice' & a silent auction. Triumph Brewing Co, 117 Chestnut St.

. $13 advance; $20 day of event; $60 VIP. 6/17. 7:30 pm.

Bellydance Lessons Fun & great exercise. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $10. Closes 6/27.

Dance Factory Recitals Student recital. Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton; Box Office: 609-984-8400. Closes 6/12.

Pennsylvania Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Set to music by Prokofiev. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.paballet.org. $24-$129. Closes 6/12.

Salsa Lessons & Dancing Dance lessons followed by open dancing w/DJ Rombero spinning salsa, merengue & bachata. Coastline, 1240 Brace Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-795-1773. Closes 6/27.

Street Performer Series Live music, dancing, acrobats, sword swallowers & more, every weekend through Labor Day. South Street Historic District. Free.

Other performances

Andy Prescott

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

Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra: Hands Across the Sea Pops Featuring Broadway selections & works by Sousa. TD Bank Amphitheater, 2400 Byberry Rd., Bensalem; 215-633-3635. www.dvpo.org. Free. 6/16. 7 pm.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Philadelphia Drawing session turned cabaret event. Emcees, colorful costumes, contests & more. Ends 8/21. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com. $15. 6/12. 3 pm.

Green Lights Arts: New Light 2010 Annual event featuring new collaborative & multidisciplinary work by women artists. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. www.GreenLightArts.org. $15. Closes 6/20.

Just Sing An evening of music with 15 local singers each doing mini-cabaret showcases. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; Reservations required: 215-923-0210. $25. 6/14. 7:30 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. 6/12. 8 pm.

Lecture-in-Song: Fred Miller Plays Judy Garland Miller performs and teaches the music, life & times of the singer. Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, 319 E State St., Trenton. $20. 6/11. 7:30 pm.

Too Darn Hot Musicians perform the music of Cole Porter. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $31; $10 students. Closes 6/27.

Youth Concert: Celebrating the Season Performers present music from the theater's previous season. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $10. 6/11. 7 pm.