Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Performance and classical music listings



Cherokee Trouble brews among a group of campers when 1 of their own goes missing. Closes 2/8. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; 215-546-7824. $39-$49; $34-$44 seniors; $19.50-$24.50 ages 20-29; $10-$24.50 students.

Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhry play about the unlikely friendship between elderly white Southern woman & her African American chauffeur. Closes 2/2. Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $30-$40.

Express Tracks World premiere play written by Joseph M. Paprzycki. Closes 1/26. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden; 866-811-4111. $20.

Fences August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family clinging to their dreams while dealing with societal changes. Closes 2/9. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. $20-$87.50.

Footloose Stage musical based on the hit movie. Closes 2/8. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, NJ; 609-704-5012. $30-$40.

Ghosts Ibsen play that offers scathing commentary on 19th-century morality. Closes 2/9. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $26-$46; $26 children 17 and under.

InterAct Theatre Company: Gidion's Knot Drama by Johanna Adams. Closes 2/9. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-568-8077. interacttheatre.org/. $32-$36; $27-$31 seniors; $15 students.

Mauckingbird Theatre Company: Beautiful Thing The tale of teenagers growing up in a rough London neighborhood & the comfort & hope they find in each other. Closes 2/2. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-923-8909. www.mauckingbird.org. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students.

Michael J. Boryla: The Disappearing Quarterback Former Eagles quarterback presents his autobigraphical show on his decision to leave the sport. Closes 2/2. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $25 advance; $30 day of show.

Other Desert Cities A writer's plan to pen a book about her family's history causes strife among her relatives. Closes 3/2. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550. $10-$95.

Rough Crossing A group of theater professionals head to NY aboard an ocean liner, and hijinks commence. Closes 2/1. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Ln.; Box Office: 215-248-0546. $18 advance; $20 day of show.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Based on the book series by Louis Sachar. Closes 2/15. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $32-$36; $20-$22 children 13-18; $16-$18 under 12.

Snowglobe Amanda Schoonover & Charlotte Northeast star in a new comedy by Nicholas Wardigo. Closes 2/9. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St.; 347-644-7577. $25; $17 seniors and students.

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? - National Tour 1-man show examining the differences between men & women. Closes 1/12. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-594-1100. www.maleintellect.com/. $30.

The Pillowman Dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Closes 2/8. Luna Theater, 620 S. 8th St.; 215-704-0033. $15-$25.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding Hilarious, interactive Italian-style wedding comedy. Closes 3/29. Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 1-800-660-8462. www.tonyandtina.com. $95-$125.

Vanities The story of three close friends as they contend with pivotal moments in their lives. Closes 2/9. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $20-$34; $20-$31 seniors; $15 students.

Water by the Spoonful Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Closes 3/16. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122. $36-$48.

We Will Rock You: National Tour Musical production based on the music of rock act Queen. Closes 1/19. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. $20-$100.50.

Family theater

Aladdin A street urchin sets out on a magical adventure with the aid of a genie & a flying carpet. Closes 2/9. Delaware Children's Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-655-1014. $13.

Dinosaur Train Live Theatrical adaptation of the popular PBS show. Closes 1/19. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/. $15-$65.

Family Stages: Aladdin The tale of Aladdin, the young thief sent to retrieve a mysterious magical lamp. Closes 1/22. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. www.familystages.org. $12.

Storybook Musical Theatre: Princess & the Pea Original musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Closes 1/18. St. Joseph's University - Bluett Theatre, N. 56th St.; 215-659-8550. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $12 children.

Community theater

Actors' NET of Bucks County: The Night of the Iguana In this turbulent masterpiece by Tennessee Williams, a defrocked clergyman-turned-tour-guide takes a busload of pious Texan church ladies to an Eden-like spot along the coast of Mexico where he battles their suspicions about his past, his own demons, and a young girl whose affections could destroy him. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; Reservations required: 215-428-0217. $20; $17 seniors; $10 children under 12.

Arms & the Man Wartime comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Closes 1/25. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore; TheaterMania: 866-811-4111. $15; $14 seniors; $8 students.

Barefoot in the Park Neil Simon comedy about the ups, downs & oddities of newlywed life. Closes 2/1. Spotlight Theatre at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. $12-$15.

Crowded Kitchen Players: A Christmas Carol Closes 1/18. McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown; 610-395-7176. www.ckplayers.com. $18; $14 seniors; $10 students.

Man of La Mancha Award-winning musical based on the story of Don Quixote. Closes 2/1. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

Monty Python's Spamalot Comic musical "lovingly ripped" from the Monty Python film. Closes 2/1. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120. www.roadcompany.com. $22-$25.

Something Intangible 2 very different brothers attempt to collaborate on a project. Closes 1/26. Old Academy Players, 3540-3544 Indian Queen Ln.; Box Office: 215-843-1109. $15.

Superior Donuts Comedy-drama by Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts. Closes 1/25. Colonial Playhouse, Ridley Ave., Clifton Heights; Box Office: 610-622-5773. $12-$14.

The Winter's Tale Unique ensemble adaptation of the Shakespeare play about a man struggling w/madness & despair. Closes 1/26. Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave., Phoenixville; Box Office: 610-935-1920. $15; $12 students 18 and under.

There Goes the Bride Comedy about an impending marriage & the absurdity of taboos regarding premarital sex. Closes 2/1. Burlington County Footlighters, 808 Pomona Rd., Riverton; 856-829-7144. $18.

Dinner theater

Murder in Twelve Steps The eccentric members of a behavior addiction support group become suspects in a murder. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.

Murder Mystery Benefit Fundraiser: Wedding From Hell An evening of cocktails, dinner and murder mystery to benefit drama league. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington; Box Office: 302-764-1172. $48; $90 per couple. 1/18. 6:30 pm.

Classical Music

Orchestral/Chamber Music

Astral Artists: Sara Daneshpour, Pianist Concert of works by Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Granados, Ravel & Prokofiev. Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St.; 215-735-6999. astralartists.org. $20-$30; $18-$25 seniors; $5 students 30 and under. 1/19. 3 pm.

Ballroom With a Twist Dance production choreographed by Louis van Amstel of 'Dancing With the Stars.' DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington; 1-800-338-0881. www.ballroomwithatwist.com. $20-$85. 1/21-23.

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Dirk Brosse, Conductor Concert of works by Handel, Paulus, Jongen, Rheinberger & Brosse. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.chamberorchestra.org. $24-$81. 1/19. 2:30 pm.

Fanfare Ciocarlia Gypsy brass band from Romania. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. www.fanfare-ciocarlia.com. $20. 1/18. 9 pm.

Greater Princeton Steinway Society: Svetlana Smolina, Pianist Smolina is a Russian pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2007. Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Trenton. www.steinwaysocietyprinceton.org. $18; $10 students. 1/19. 3 pm.

Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra Orchestra performance of classical symphonies. Lower Merion High School, 345 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-1810. www.lowermerionsymphony.org. Free. 1/19. 3 pm.

Orchestra 2001: New Music Celebration Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring newly commissioned works from Richard Danielpour, Jay Fluellen & students from Play On, Philly. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.orchestra2001.org. $35; $25 seniors; $15 students. 1/18. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov, Violinist & Pianist Grammy-nominated duo present a concert of works by Beethoven, Weber & Schubert. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 1/20. 8 pm.

PCMS Concert: Peter Serkin, Pianist Program of works by Sweelinck, Nielsen, Wuorinen & Beethoven. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-569-8080. www.pcmsconcerts.org. $24; $10 students. 1/22. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Week 2 Works by Borodin, Tchaikovsky & Balakirev, w/Cristian Macelaru conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $48-$146. 1/17, 1/18.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Week 3 Works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov & Mussorgsky, w/Tugan Sokhiev conducting. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $53-$156. 1/23.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: Momenta in Motion The College of New Jersey - Center for the Arts, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing; 609-771-2775. princetonsymphony.org. $5-$10. 1/23. 8 pm.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: La Noche Espanola Works by Oscar Navarro, Emmanuel Chabrier, Ravel & Debussy, w/Jose Franch-Ballester featured on clarinet. Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium, Nassau St. & University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-9220. princetonsymphony.org. $25-$75. 1/19. 4 pm.

Serafin String Quartet Delaware-based quartet. Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. www.serafinquartet.org. $15 advance; $19 day of show. 1/19. 2 pm.

Trefoil Vocal & instrumental trio specializing in early music. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. www.trefoiltrio.com. Free. 1/17. 8 pm.


A Midwinter Night's Dream Concert of operetta & show music from the late 19th & early 20th centuries. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 610-688-0122. Free. 1/19. 3 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Manon Lescaut 4-act Puccini opera based on the writings of Antoine Francois Prevost. Stage One, 101 Plush Mills Rd., Wallingford; 215-224-0257. $25. 1/19. 3 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Un Ballo in Maschera Dinner concert featuring Verdi's 3-act opera. High Note Cafe, 1549 S. 13th St.; reservations required: 215-755-8903. $39.95. 1/20.

Amici Opera Company: Un Ballo In Maschera 3-act Verdi opera. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St.; 215-224-0257. $25. 1/18. 3 pm.

AVA Opera Theatre: Pique Dame Semi-staged production of Tchaikovsky's dramatic opera. Academy of Vocal Arts - Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.; 215-735-1685. $60-$95; $50-$85 seniors; $25-$95 ages 30 and under; $10-$95 students. 1/18, 1/21, 1/23.

Chester Children's Chorus: Martin Luther King Day Celebration Local choir presents concert of original music w/ tribute to Dr. King. Calvary Baptist Church, 1616 W. 2d St., Chester; 610-328-8180. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. 1/17. 7 pm.

H.M.S. Pinafore Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-858-5230. $26-$36. 1/17-19.

Palisades Community Chorus: Winter Concert Music from Latin America including works from colonial Lima, Cuzco & Oaxaca & contemporary choral music from Argentina. St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3668 Ridge Rd., Perkasie; 610-294-9039. www.palisadescommunitychorus.org/. $10; $5 students. 1/19. 3 pm.

Singing Circle for People Impacted by Cancer Join other singers led by composer, performer & educator Julia Haines. No talent is necessary - just a willingness to have fun. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; 215-879-7733. Free. 1/21.

The Philadelphia Singers: Randall Thompson's Requiem Music director David Hayes leads performance of this masterwork. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St.; 215-751-9494. www.philadelphiasingers.org/. $25-$35; $10 students. 1/19. 3:30 pm.

The Unity Choir Choral music. Congregation M'Kor Shalom, 850 E. Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill. Free. 1/17. 8 pm. Also New Jersey State Museum, 205 W. State St., Trenton; 609-292-6464. Free. 1/19. 3 pm.


Cardio Pop Dance your way to health and fitness. Nest Philadelphia, 1301 Locust St. $10. 1/20.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet NYC-based company. Princeton University - McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton; 609-258-2787. www.cedarlakedance.com. $20-$62. 1/17. 8 pm.

David Dorfman Dance: Come, and Back Again Regional premiere. Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; Box Office: 215-641-6518. $30; $15 children under 12. 1/18. 8 pm.

Drexel Dance Ensemble Winter Concert: Memento Drexel University - Mandell Theater, 33d St.; Box Office: 215-895-2787. $10; $5 students. 1/23.

Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal Canadian group with an eclectic contemporary repertoire. Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; Box Office: 215-893-3900. www.bjmdanse.ca. $20-$55. 1/17-18.

NIA: The Joy of Movement for People Impacted by Cancer Dance, martial arts & healing arts combine in NIA. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; Reservations required: 215-879-7733. Free. 1/21.

Philadelphia Dance Projects: perceiving the 'just this'-ness World premiere University of the Arts - Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St.; 800-616-2787. $5-$10. 1/17-19.

The Illadelph Xperiment Friday night party with dancing, DJs, exhibited art & vendors. Trilogy Lounge, 601 Spring Garden St. www.flygirrl.com. $10 before 11 pm; $20 after 11 pm. 1/17. 10 pm.

Other performances

Eddie Bruce Cabaret musician with over 25 years experience. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. Free.

Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret This brand new cabaret in the Red Room will feature Philadelphia & New York performers. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th St.; reservations required: 215-923-0210. $15.

Luncheon With the Arts: Life Is a Cabaret Vocals/piano concert followed by lunch. Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-488-7868. cherryhillarts.blogspot.com. $8 day of event. 1/17. 10:30-1 pm.

Rasputin's Room An evening of burlesque & drag performances. Ruba Club Studios, 414 Green St. www.lilsteph.com. $10.

Tony Braithwaite & Jennifer Childs: Let's Pretend We're Famous Classic & original songs, skits & improv themed around fame & infamy. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $27-$34.

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