ENCORE: Out singer, actor and “Glee” star Alex Newell makes a return trip to New Hope to perform 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope. For more information or tickets, call 888-596-1027.
Theater & Arts
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Walnut Street Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning musical through Oct. 22, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the score to the screening of the 1984 film about the legendary composer Sept. 21-23 at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.
Art of the Heel Cabaret
Drag songstress Cookie Diorio performs to promote social justice and fundraise for three local nonprofits 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St.; 215-563-3980.
The Big Sick
The comedy film is screened 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
2017 Fringe Festival
The 17-day citywide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance, through Sept. 23 at various venues; http://fringearts.com.
The comedian performs 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
The comedy legend hosts a screening of “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets; 610-352-2887.
Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice
The acclaimed film, television and stage actor brings her trademark voice to the American songbook, performing classic songs with her band that are interwoven with personal anecdotes in an intimate cabaret setting, Sept. 25 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420.
Gunnar Montana returns with a new show based around a brutal underground nightclub through Sept. 24 at The Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. Seventh St.; www.gunnarmontana.com.
A Period of Animate Existence
Pig Iron Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a commissioned work contemplating a future of ominous environmental predictions and rapid technological change Sept. 22-24 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900
Queers of the Western Zombie Apocalypse
The Fringe Festival presents a show about what happens when the world ends and a ragtag group of LGBT survivors band together to fight off zombies and bigots through Sept. 25 at Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-9006.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Media Theatre presents the classic American musical through Oct. 22, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.
SITTIN’ UP IN HER ROOM: R&B singer and actor Brandy gets up close and personal with her fans on an intimate tour that makes a stop 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at TLA, 334 South St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1011.
The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
The Crystal Method
The electronica group performs a DJ set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its “Vegas” album 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave.; 610-649-8389.
The R&B singer and actor performs 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle
The classic-rock singer performs his solo hits and Van Halen classics 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.
UFO and Saxon
The British classic-rock bands perform 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.
The DJ collective performs 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The Young Dubliners
The Celtic-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.
The pop-rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.
The Grateful Dead tribute band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave.; 610-649-8389.
The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.
DTF: Darryl & Timaree Fun Hour
The sex-ed/comedy/game show brings together real-life sex educator Dr. Timaree and real-life comedian Darryl Charles 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.
Burlesque and Beyond: Music to Strip Bi
Peekaboo Revue’s Marlene Merlot and Muff Johnson host a burlesque show 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.
Bev’s Bitchfest: Winner’s Circle
The entire cast of Philly Drag Wars Winners takes the stage for a performance 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sept. 23 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Mimi Imfurst’s Ladies Night Out Drag Show
Mimi Imfurst hosts a show featuring Philly’s fiercest drag queens 11 p.m. Sept. 23 at Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, 1113 Market St.; 215-238-1000.
Ladies Returns to Gatsby’s
The premier fall party returns 5-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at VERA Cherry Hill, 2310 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill; 856-486-1001.
Divas Of Broadway: The Revival
Aida Stratton, Fanci Dismount Stratton and Maria Top Catt perform 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Dino’s Backstage & The Celebrity Room, 287 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-884-2000.
Local gay comedians Betty and Ralph and a bunch of their comedian friends watch random clips of porn and talk about love, sex, relationships, politics, society and anything else that may come up 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.; 215-238-9880.
Aurora Whorealis, Lili St. Queer and special guest Maria Topcatt perform at this “high”-ly entertaining drag show 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 29 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675.
Earl Levit: The Johns in My Life
The singer performs selections from the Great American Songbook 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.
The comedian seen on “Chelsea Lately” performs 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
The singer seen on “Glee” performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.