Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On Stage in November


Fleetwood Community Theater presents Dinner and a show  -- “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig Saturday Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's UCC,5 West Arch St, Fleetwood, 19522. For reservations, call 610-944-3610.


Reading Civic Theatre presents "Eat to the Beat" from 5 until 8 p.m.Saturday Nov. 3 at Immanuel UCC Church Social Hall in Shillington.This findraiser features an all-you-can-eat spaghetti Dinner with a Show. RCT Members will perform upbeat Broadway and pop music numbers.Cost: $10 for adults; $6 for children 5 to 11 years old and kids 4 years and under are free! Reservations can be requested by calling 610-373-3311.


COLLEGEVILLE  – Six actors. Twenty-four shows in a row. No breaks. No kidding. Brat Productions’ A 24-Hour “The Bald Soprano” will be performed by Ursinus College students in the Black Box Studio Theater at Ursinus College Nov. 2 through 3, making it the first college production of the Brat concept.  Eugene Ionesco’s hour-long absurd comedy is repeated every hour on the hour. Grab some coffee, grab  a pillow, because once the curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in the Black Box Studio in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at Ursinus College, it won’t fall again until 8 p.m. the next night. Audiences are welcome to come and go, entering and re-entering this screwy world. Tickets ($2) are sold in two-hour blocks, but can also be used for other time slots as long as seats are available. Tickets are available at and by calling 610-409-3030. A family time is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday when there is no charge for kids under 12 with a paying adult. During this time, families can come for an hour or stay for all four as the play is repeated.


The Alpha/Omega Players present an Alpha Kidz production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Nov. 23 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24, 25 Dec 1, 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are: Adults $22; Students (12 & under) $15.  Shows are in the Alpha/Omega Performing Arts Center, 301 E. First Street, Birdsboro, 19508. For reservations, contact the Players at 610-404-4844.


Steel River Playhouse (formerly the Tri-County Performing Arts Center) presents Senior Follies
(Education Department – Senior Theater Project) Nov. 17 – 18. Saturday Curtain Time  – 7 p.m., Sunday Curtain Time   – 3 p.m.More information and a ticketing link are available at or by calling 610.970.1199.

Encore Theater Company presents a performance of “Romeo and Harriet, a Musical Tragical Comedy in Two and A Half Acts” at Berean Bible Church, 2675 East High St,Pottstown, on Nov. 16 and 17. Encore Theater Company (ETC), a non-profit, volunteer run children’s theater company. This hilarious musical spoof puts the “shake” in Shakespeare.
ETC’s production includes children in grades K-12 from several school districts in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.  The goal of this group is to enable its members to gain experience in all aspects of the performing arts. Tickets are available in advance ($10 adult, $8 child/senior) by calling 484-599-0187 or at the  door ($12 adult, $10 child/senior.)
For information regarding productions and contact information, visit the ETC website or on Facebook: Encore Theater  group – PA.

Other area theater productions

Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown (610-433-2333) presents “The Miracle of Christmas,” Nov. 3 through Dec. 30.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler presents “Gutenberg! The Musical” through Nov. 4. (215-654-0200) or

Act 1 presents “A Christmas Story," a Christmas classic by Phil Grecian based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepheard, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, at DeSales University Center for Performing Arts, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034 (610-282-3192)

Ephrata Performing Arts Center's Sharadin-Bigler Theater, Cocalico Street, Ephrata (717-733-7966) presents "Spring Awakening" through Nov. 10.

Arcadia University’s theater program presents "On the Verge," Nov. 29 - Dec. 9.
The theater is located at Spruance Fine Arts Center, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. For more information call 215-572-2112 or visit

People’s Light & Theatre, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern (610-644-3500) presents  "Mark Twain: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers" through Nov. 4 on the Steinbright Stage.For more information go to

The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, presents "War Horse" Nov. 20 through Dec. 2. The Box Office is open daily from 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. The Call Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 215-893-1999 to purchase tickets by phone. Visit for more information.

Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow streets, Philadelphia, presents  David Ives "The Liar," Nov. 1 through 25. For tickets call 215-829-0395 or visit

Plays and Players Theater 1812 Productions presents "This Is the Week That Is: The Election Special!" through Nov. 4 at 1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia (215-735-7356)

Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic “The  Music Man” Nov. 6 through Jan. 6 on the WST main stage. For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting or Ticketmaster.

Domino Players present "Bedroom Farce" Nov. 9-17 at Albright College, Wachovia Theatre, Center for the Arts, 13th and Bern streets (610-921-7547)

"Black Ice" at 8 p.m. Nov. 1-4, 8-11; 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 at Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks, Spring Township (610-396-6371)

Reading Area Community College, Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N. Second St., Reading (610-301-9068) For children:
* Lightwire Theater with Corbian Visual Arts presents "The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & The Hare"; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 3
* Circo Aereo and Gandini Juggling present "Motet"; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17

Reading Eagle Theatre at the Sovereign Center, 700 Penn St., presents "Disney's Phineas & Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever" at 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 30  (1-800-745-3000)

Fall Festival of the Arts presents "The Dead"; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth St. (610-607-6270)

Playcrafters of Skippack present "Zombie Prom" Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., Nov, 3 at 2p.m. and 8 p.m.and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at 2011 Store Road, Skippack, (610-584-4005)

Players Club of Swarthmore present “Once Upon A Mattress” through Nov. 3 at 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore PA 19081 (610-328-4271)

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


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