Tuesday, December 4, 2012

On stage in December

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


Act II Playhouse, Ambler presents Oh, What Fun!Dec. 11-30, 2012   (215-654-0200) or www.act2.org

"Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe" DEC, 14-23.
Murray the Elf has been called to the North Pole by Mrs. Claus to solve “The Case of the Missing Mistletoe.” But things in Toyland are never what they appear to be. Two hilarious actors play all the roles - including a reindeer, a snowman and the bewitching Candy Kane - in this new family adventure that mixes mystery with comedy. Tickets: $8 for kids,  $12 for adults ($10 for subscribers)Designed for children ages 5-12 and their families. Running Time: Approximately an hour, including pre-show sing-along and post-show discussion with actors  Please note: This show is general seating, rather than assigned seating.


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, through Dec. 9, at DeSales University Center for Performing Arts, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034 (610-282-3192) www.desales.edu/act1


Ephrata Performing Arts Center's Sharadin-Bigler Theater, Cocalico Street, Ephrata (717-733-7966) presents " Anything Goes” Cole Porter's evergreen classic family musical comedy Dec.  6 - 22


Arcadia University’s theater program presents "On the Verge," through 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 arcadiatheatre@arcadia.edu 


People’s Light & Theatre, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern (610-644-3500) presents  “This Wonderful Life,”  a one-man performance of the beloved Christmas story, through Dece. 23. Audiences are encouraged to join the artists for a conversation about the production after the Thursday performances on December 6, 13 and 20. Single tickets: $35 adults, $25 youth. For tickets, call  610.644.3500. For more information go to http://peopleslight.org/.


The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, presents "War Horse" 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 http://www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic “The  Music Man” 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 www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.


Steel River Playhouse  presents “Annie,”  a uniquely American story about survival, pluck, second chances, generosity and triumph, opens Dec, 6 on the main stage at the theater, 245 E.  High St. Performances are Thursdays, (Dec. 6, 13, 20 at 7:30 p.m.), Fridays (Dec.  7, 14, 21 at 8 p.m.), Saturday (Dec. 22, at 3 p.m.) Saturdays (Dec. 8, 22 at 8 p.m.) and Sundays (Dec. 9, 16, 23 at 3 p.m.) Tickets for the Dec. 22 matinee may not be currently available due to a large group order, but please  check back after Dec. 6 if this is your only available date .
Ticket Prices              
Adult  –             $26  ($23 on Thurs.)
Senior (65+)  –   23  ($20  on Thurs.)
Student/Child – 17   ($15 on Thurs)

Special Event: Sunday, Dec, 9 – Talkback with the director and cast.  An opportunity for audience members to ask questions. For more information, call 610-970-1199 or go to www.steelriver.org.


Genesius Theatre presents “Annie” Friday, Dec,  7 at 8 p.m. and runs Dec.  8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., as well. It also performs on Sunday, Dec.  9 and 16 at 3 p.m., and on Special Mid-Week Discount Nights - Wednesday/Thursday, Dec, 12 & 13 at 7 p.m. at Genesius Theatre, 153 Walnut St. (10th and Walnut). In Reading To purchase tickets with all major credit cards and get more information please visit our web site at www.genesiustheatre.org or call 610-373-9500 to purchase tickets with credit cards only. If you need more information please contact the theater at 610-371-8151. Tickets range from $15  to $25 and credit card fees apply.  Genesius Theatre is handicap accessible and there is free parking aside of the theater (limited space available). Many shows are sold out, so order tickets soon,

 Broadway on Sixth Street Series presents “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St. (800-745-3000)

Playcrafters of Skippack present "A Grand Night for Singing” by Rodgers and Hammerstein): Dec. 7 through Dec. 16  at 2011 Store Road, Skippack, (610-584-4005) http://www.playcrafters.org

To have your production listed here, email information to Cheryl Thornburg at cthornburg@pottsmerc.com


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