Thursday, May 31, 2012

On stage in June

Area theater productions


Act II Playhouse, Ambler has extended “My Fair Lady” through June 17. (215-654-0200 or


Ephrata Performing Arts Center's Sharadin-Bigler Theater, Cocalico Street, Ephrata (717-733-7966) 
"Blithe Spirit" June 7-23


Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey (717-534-3405)
"Mamma Mia!” June 26 through July 1


American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster (717-397-7700) presents "Country Classics" May 2 through June 30


People’s Light & Theatre, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern (610-644-3500) presents  "Beautiful Boy" through June 24


Academy of Music, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the musical that was a smash hit on Broadway, plays June 4-10. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at

Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia (215-922-1122)
* ‘Tulipomania.The Musical” on the main stage May 24 through July 1
* "Robin Hood," on the Arcadia stage through June 17

InterAct Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “Etched in Skin On a Sunlit Night, ” a dynamic drama  about “an African American painter who has exiled herself to Iceland only to have her secrets revealed and her racial demons unleashed during Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign,”  June 1 -24 on the main stage of the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia. For information or tickets , call 215-568-8079 or  go to

Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia (215-735-7356) present Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” June 7-23, 2012. The second of two plays looking back at 100 years ago, “Travesties” takes you on a stylistic joy ride through an imagined meeting between James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin and Tristan Tzara who all lived in Zurich during World War I.

Prince Music Theater, in the black box theater, 1412 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-569-9700 or
"Dybbuk" is a story of love, ghosts, and faith. America's first son of playwrighting, Tony Kushner, brings his flare for poetry matched with humanity in his version of the greatest Jewish Play ever written.  This magical play is set 19th century Polish village where a wedding celebration is interrupted by a supernatural presence.  This Tony, Pulitzer and Academy Award winner's words matched with EgoPo's magical and physically powerful staging makes this a must see. 

Walnut Street Theatre
* “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” main stage through July 15
     * A Grand Night for Singing,’ Broadway’s tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein through July 1 in Independence Studio 3
 For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting or Ticketmaster.


The Forge Theatre presents “High Sprits,” a stylish musical comedy about the problems that arise when the ghost of his first wife comes back to visit him — and his second wife. The original Broadway production opened in 1964 and was nominated for 8 Tony Awards. It runs June 8 through June 30 at 241 First Avenue, Phoenixville. Tickets are available by calling 610-935-1920 


Steel River Playhouse (formerly the Tri-County Performing Arts Center) presents  the new American classic that is raucous entertainment and sharp social commentary ‑- “Hairspray.”   Steel River’s production runs June 7 – 24. Tickets for  adults range from  $20 -$23 and for students and seniors, from $18 to $21 and children  (12 & under), $13 to $15.  For more information visit or call  610-970-1199.  Steel River Playhouse is located at 245 E. High St. in Pottstown.


Genesius Theatre presents “Miss Saigon” June 22 to July 1 at the theater at 10th & Walnut streets.  Tickets are available online at  or by calling 610-373-9500 for tickets with credit card or610-371-8151 for non credit card reservations or for questions or show times.

Reading Community Players present “A Pirate’s Life For Me” June 22 through July 1 at the theater, 403 N. 11th Street.  Free shuttle from the parking lot at The Citadel, 12th & Walnut streets. All tickets are $8. Call610-375-9106 or visit

Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St. (1-800-745-3000)
"Girls Night: The Musical" 8 p.m. June 8

To have your production listed here, email information to Cheryl Thornburg at 


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