Friday, October 5, 2012

On Stage in October



The Alpha/Omega Players will usher in the Halloween season with the cult classic “The Rocky Horror show,” Oct. 19, 20, 26 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. and midnight in the Alpha/Omega Performing Arts Center, 301 E. First Street, Birdsboro, PA  19508. The audience is encouraged to come dressed up (there will be a costume contest every performance) and participate in the production. “Rocky Horror” is an uproarious good time but not recommended for audience members under the age of 13 as it does deal with mature subject matter. For reservations, contact the Players at 610-404-4844.


Steel River Playhouse (formerly the Tri-County Performing Arts Center) presents Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” Oct. 11Blithe Spirit will be performed Thursdays (Oct. 11, 18, 25 at 7:30 p.m.), Fridays (Oct.  12, 19, 26 at 8 p.m.), Saturdays (Oct. 13, 20, 27 at 8 p.m.), and Sundays (Oct. 14, 21, 28 at 3 p.m.)  on the Main Stage. Special Event: Sunday, October 14 – Talkback with the director and cast. Tickets range from $17-$23. More information and a ticketing link are available at or by calling 610.970.1199.


Genesius Theatre continues its season of classics with Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” Through Sunday Oct. 7 at Genesius Theatre, 153 Walnut St. (10th and Walnut streets). To purchase tickets with all major credit cards and get more information please visit the website at or call 610-373-9500 to purchase tickets with credit cards only. For more information contact the theater at 610-371-8151. Genesius Theatre is handicap accessible and there is free parking next to the theater (limited spaces available).
Also at Genesius is “Money Is Honey” a musical revue Fun-Raiser for Genesius Theatre to raise money for the theater’s Scene Shop. “Money is Honey” will feature Pop and Broadway Songs that are all about America’s favorite pastime – MONEY!!! The show runs for two-performances only, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. Also at Genesius is 12 & 13 at 8 p.m. at the 10th and Walnut venue. Featuring pop songs like the Beatles hit, “Money Can’t Buy Me Love,” to Broadway songs such as, “Money Makes The World Go Round” from the hit Broadway Show “Cabaret” and everything in between.
To purchase tickets with all major credit cards and get more information visit the website at or call 610-373-9500 to purchase tickets with credit cards only. If you need more information, contact the theater at 610-371-8151. GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING ONLY. Tickets purchased in advance are only $15 and credit card fees apply and $20 at the door. Genesius Theatre is handicap accessible and there is free parking next to the theater (limited spaces available) and handicap accessible. Rated PG – Excellent for ages 10 years old and up.

Reading Community Players presents the radio version performance of  "War of The Worlds" at the theater, 403 North 11th St., Reading, from Oct. 19 - 28.   Shows start at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sundays.  There is a free shuttle from the Citadel, on 12th Street, that transports patrons to and from the theater.  All tickets for this show are $10. The novella “War of the Worlds” was written by H. G. Wells in 1898 and was immediately acclaimed as another science fiction masterpiece by Mr. Wells.
Orson Wells and the Mercury Theater first performed the radio show of “War of the Worlds” live, on air October 30, 1938.  Some people missed the introduction, which stated it was a “theater” piece and not real life.  Panic struck and many people believed the end was near.  Such was the power of radio and a person’s imagination, that mass hysteria was prevalent all around the country. For more information, call 610-375-9106.


The play J.B.” by American poet and playwright Archibald MacLeish will be performed through Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center’s Lenfest Theater at Ursinus University. “J.B.”  is a modern re-telling of the story of Job, is a play in free verse that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1959. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and $2 for students and senior citizens. For information and reservations, please contact the Box Office at 610-409-3030.

Other area theater productions

Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown (610-433-2333) presents “The marvelous Wonderettes,”  featuring classic '50s songs through Oct. 28.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler presents Gutenberg! The Musical” from Oct. 9-Nov. 4. (215-654-0200) or

Act 1 presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” through Oct. 7 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" Oct. 25 through Nov. 10.

Arcadia University’s theater program presents “Meshuggah Nuns” on Arcadias MainStage Oct. 11 through Oct. 21.  This time Dan Goggins nuns board a crise ship and when the cast of the ship’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” gets sick, the nuns make sure the show goes on. The theater is located at Spruance Fine Arts Center, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. For more information call 215-572-2112 or visit

People’s Light & Theatre, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern (610-644-3500) presents  "Seven Guitars” through Oct. 7.

The Kimmel Center presents  C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters” Oct. 19-20 at the Merriam Theater, 250 Broad St., Philadelphia. To purchase tickets, go to or call 215-893-1999.

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 opens its 204th season with the American premiere of  “Love Story, the Musical” through Oct. 21 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.

Playcrafters of Skippack present ‘Allo Allo’ through Oct. 6 at 2011 Store Road, Skippack, (610-584-4005)

Broadway on 6th Street presents “Under the Streetlamp,” featuring music of the 50s, 60s and 70s, Sunday Oct. 28 at 7 p.m, at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center. For more information go to or call (610) 898-7229.

Players Club of Swarthmore present “Once Upon A Mattress” Oct. 19 through Nov. 3 at 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore PA 19081 (610-328-4271)

Family Stages brings “The Wizard of Oz” to Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St. in Trappe Sunday Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. and Monday Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Two actors bring all the beloved characters to life -- the girl plays Dorothy and the guy plays everyone else. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 215-886-9341 or at  For a complete schedule of season perfroamnces, go to

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