Diversions: June 12-18

Diversions: June 12-18

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THEATER The Andersen Project The boundary-pushing one-man show inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and starring out French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques is presented at 8 p. m. June 12-13 at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Avenue X Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Theater presents an a-cappella musical set in Brooklyn circa 1963, where two young men want nothing more than to sing at the Legendary Fox Theater, through June 21, 2111 Sansom St.; (267) 987-9865.

Grey Gardens Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the eccentric lives of the reclusive Little Edie Beale and her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale, the cousin and aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, respectively, through June 28 at Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits The Walnut Street Theatre presents a tribute to the big shows and bigger legends in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining revue, through June 28 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Hysteria The Wilma Theater presents a madcap comedy full of mistaken identities, missing clothing and dazzling surprises set in 1938 London, through June 14, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Let’s Pretend We’re Married 1812 Productions presents a new cabaret about bliss of the wedded sort featuring original material and classic cuts from Burns and Allen to The Bickersons, through June 14 at The Independence Foundation Black Box at The Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 592-9560.

The Little Foxes The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents American playwright Lillian Hellman’s compelling work about the ambitious, Southern, middle-class Hubbard siblings and their less-than-honorable scheme to become rich, even at the expense of destroying their own family, through June 28 at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.; (973) 408-5600.

Little Lamb InterAct Theatre Company presents the story of a gay couple who adopts a baby, only to have the birth mother visit with strong opinions about the placement of her daughter, through June 28 at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8079.

Little Mary Sunshine Barley Sheaf Players presents the silly and wonderful musical with a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers, a stalwart captain, a chorus of simpering school girls and a villainous Indian, through June 20, 810 N. Whitford Road, Lionville; (610) 363-7075.

The Producers The Walnut Street Theatre presents an all-new production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical, through July 19, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women Act II Playhouse presents a high-energy celebration of just how much women have changed using the best songs of the past 100 years, through June 28, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-0200.

The Seafarer Arden Theatre Company presents Broadway’s Tony-nominated hit about a collection of misfits on Christmas Eve in Ireland, through June 14 on the F. Otto Haas Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Slightly Irregular Arden Theatre Company presents its professional apprentice showcase June 13-14 on the Arcadia Stage, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Willy Wonka Jr. The Media Theater presents the stage adaptation of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” through July 4, 104 E. State St.; (610) 891-0100.

MUSIC classical Debussy and Shostakovich The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a concert featuring French-inspired splash and Russian splendor, at 8 p.m. June 13 and 16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Bruckner Mass in E Minor The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a daring piece by Hector Berlioz written in 1837 for a large chorus, at 8 p.m. June 18 and 2 p.m. June 19 and 21 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other The Machine The Pink Floyd tribute band performs at 8 p.m. June 12 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire The two classic feel-good pop bands perform at 8 p.m. June 12-13 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Big & Rich The country stars perform at 7 p.m. June 13 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

Anaïs Mitchell The singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Peter, Paul & Mary The folk group performs at 7:30 p.m. June 14 and 16 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Jimmy Buffett The leisurely tropical-themed musician performs at 7 p.m. June 18 and 20 at Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; (856) 365-1300.

Better Than Ezra The alt-rock band performs 8 p.m. June 17 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Girl in a Coma The all-female punk band performs at 8 p.m. June 17 at The Khyber, 56 Second St.; (215) 238-5888.

Tom Jones We dare someone to throw a pair of boxer briefs onto the stage when the singer performs at 8 p.m. June 17 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.; (215) 546-7900.

The New York Dolls The pioneering glam-punk band performs 7 p.m. June 18 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Satan and Adam The blues duo performs 8 p.m. June 17 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS Art Gallery Reception: Burkhart, Johnson, Mooney The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a wine and cheese reception with artists Ryan Burkhart, Justin Johnson and Jimi Mooney, 6-8 p.m. June 12, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

A Closer Look Allens Lane Art Center presents new paintings and sculptures by artists Henrietta and Reinhold Edelschein, through June 12, 601 W. Allens Lane; (215) 248-0546.

Crazy Ladies Proximity Gallery presents a collection of drawings, paintings and other works by Christine Jones, thematically linked to achieve both the reticence of youth slipping away and the quiet musings of adult expectations, through June 30, 2434 E. Dauphin St.; (267) 825-2949.

Folk Art The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College presents an installation focusing on examples from Dr. David Bronstein’s collection of Pennsylvania and Northeast folk art and artifacts, through Aug. 29, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville; (610) 409-3500.

Invasive Species The NEXUS co-operative at the Community Arts Center presents an experimental group exhibition through June 19, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford; (610) 566-1713.

New Abstractions Edge Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the work of modernist painter Robert Langford, through June 28, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

New Works The Clay Studio presents an exhibition by artist Rebecca Chappell, through June 28, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Outgrowths AxD Gallery presents a solo sculpture exhibition by artist Carey Netherton, through July 28, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Paint Out: New Hope BOI’s of New Hope hosts 25 artists for a plein-air painting competition from noon-6 p.m. June 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13, 9 W. Mechanic St., New Hope; (215) 862-8292.

Pickles and Pop The Clay Studio presents the latest works from artist Melissa Mytty, through June 28, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Pulp Function Fred Beans Gallery at Michener Art Museum presents a wide variety of artistic expressions using handmade paper pulp, recycled paper, paper cuts, cardboard, papier-mâché and folded paper, through June 28, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

What Were They Thinking: 160 Years of Bad Taste Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of styles that were the height of fashion at some point in recent history, through Nov. 8 at The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.; (609) 884-5404.

OPERA Guglielmo Ratcliff Amici Opera Company presents Mascagni’s opera at 7 p.m. June 13 and 20 at The Garden Church, 82 N. Lansdowne Ave.; (215) 224-0257.

The Rape of Lucretia Opera Company of Philadelphia presents the ancient Roman tale and acclaimed chamber opera, through June 14 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

DANCE La Sylphide The Pennsylvania Ballet presents the story of a young Scottish farmer who abandons his bride-to-be for a beautiful sylph, thus angering the witch who heralds his demise, through June 13 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

FILM The Godfather The 1972 Oscar-winning classic is screened at 2 p.m. June 14 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Miss March The 2009 comedy is screened at 8 p.m. June 15 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims Opera Company of Philadelphia presents a film of one of Rossini’s finest compositions, June 17-21 at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Joseph O’Neill The author of “Netherland” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. June 16 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Book Club: Michael Chabon The William Way LGBT Community Center’s book club discusses “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” at 8 p.m. June 17, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The author of “The Thing Around Your Neck” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

ETC 11th Annual Philadelphia Dyke March The alternative to the mainstream, patriarchal, corporate parties and traditional pride parades kicks off at 3 p.m. June 13 at Kahn Park, 11th and Pine streets; www.myspace.com/philadelphiadykemarch.

Gala 2009: Recession Remix Flashpoint Theatre Company celebrates its fifth anniversary with Emcee Keith Conallen and the Flashpointer Sisters for an evening of dancing and revelry, 8-11 p.m. June 13 at L2 Restaurant & Bar, 2201 South St.; (215) 665-9720.

Lynn Breedlove’s Confessions of a Poser The former Tribe 8 singer and out spoken-word artist performs at 9:30 p.m. June 13 at Tritone Bar, 1508 South St.; (215) 545-0475.

Bruce Yelk’s Triumphant Pride Bruce Yelk and the Nightlifegay.com crew host a special Pride Day party from 4-8 p.m. June 14 at Mad River, 126 Chestnut St.; (215) 923-5666.

Launching a Career Tin Angel hosts a free seminar as public service to the musical artists of the greater Philadelphia community, 8 p.m. June 16, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.


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