Diversions: Nov. 19-25

Diversions: Nov. 19-25

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Theater The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the award-winning tale of six kids in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, through Dec. 5 at Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S. Broad St.; (215) 985-0420.

Caesar’s Palace O’ Fun The Walnut Street Theatre presents a musical variety show centered around an outrageous lounge lothario, Nov. 23-Jan. 2 at Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Girl Talk: The Musical The new show featuring hit songs from Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, P!nk, Carrie Underwood, the Pointer Sisters and more takes the stage, through Nov. 21 at Kimmel’s Innovation Studio, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Walnut Street Theatre presents an all-new production of the holiday Broadway musical, through Jan. 9, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Jersey Boys The Kimmel Center’s Broadway series presents the award-winning musical about Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, through Dec. 12 at Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.; (215) 790-5847.

Monty Python’s Spamalot PNC Arts Alive presents the popular and zany medieval comedy through Nov. 20, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, N.J.; (856) 858-5230.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy Society Hill Playhouse presents a comedic one-man show through Dec. 12, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Old Wicked Songs Bristol Riverside Theater presents out playwright Jon Maran’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama about a piano prodigy who travels to Vienna desperate to regain his waning creative spark, through Dec. 5, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; (215) 785-0100.

Rent 11th Hour Theater Company presents Jonathan Larson’s modern musical classic about young artists trying to survive in 1980s New York City, through Nov. 21 at Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 3300 Chestnut St.; www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org.

Run, Mourner, Run Flashpoint Theatre Company and out playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney present the story of a poor young man from a rural community in North Carolina who is suddenly thrust into a power struggle between the two richest men in town, through Nov. 20 at Second Stage at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 568-8077.

The Scarlet Letter Academy of Vocal Arts presents the classic literary tale with a score by Philadelphia composer Margaret Garwood, through Nov. 21 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Simulations Plays & Players Theatre presents a fantastical story about a socially awkward woman who falls in love with her Sims character, through Nov. 21, 1714 Delancey Place; www.playsandplayers.org.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism The Kimmel Center’s Off Broadway Series presents the holiday-themed comedy, Nov. 23-28 at the Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

South Pacific The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the classic musical, Nov. 23-28 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Uncle Vanya Lantern Theater Company presents its first-ever production of a full-length Anton Chekhov work, through Nov. 21 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St.; (215) 829-0395.

Urinetown: The Musical The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the award-winning comedy cabaret-style production, through Nov. 20 at Bruce Montgomery Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

Music Kavakos Plays Tchaikovsky The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Spanish-born conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos, through Nov. 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Boyz II Men The hit R&B group performs at 8 p.m. Nov 20 at Resorts Atlantic City’s Superstar Theater, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 344-6000.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The holiday-themed rock band performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (800) 298-4200.

Chamber Music Concert The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with special guest artists in an intimate setting. 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Michael Bublé The hit Canadian singer performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; (800) 298-4200.

Exhibits Art of the American Soldier The National Constitution Center presents the world-debut exhibition of over 15,000 paintings and sketches created by 1,300 American soldiers in the line of duty, through Jan. 10, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6895.

Best of Show University of the Arts hosts an exhibition of The Photo Review 2010 Competition Prize Winners, through Dec. 10 at Gallery 1401, 14th floor of Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.; (215) 717-6300.

The Big Sea ArtStar Gallery presents an exhibition of works from artist Andrew Zangerle, through Nov. 21, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt The Franklin Institute presents an exhibition of 150 artifacts from Egypt, through Jan. 2, 20th Street and the Parkway; (215) 448-1200.

Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of jewelry and historic photographs from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia, through Dec. 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of 10 rarely seen drawings and watercolors that survey the early work of Thomas Eakins, through December, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

A Glimpse of Paradise: Gold in Islamic Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the unique status of gold in Islam through a small group of objects drawn from the museum’s collection, through April 2011, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

Object and Fields AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Mike Stack and Carrie Patterson, through Dec. 4, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of costumes, masks and poetry exploring the ways in which leisure time was interpreted across all social classes in Japanese art, through January, 26th Street and the Parkway; (215) 763-8100.

The Visionary State: A Journey Through California’s Spiritual Landscape University of the Arts hosts an exhibition by photographer Michael Rauner taking the viewer on a tour of California’s more eccentric religious movements, through Dec. 10 at Gallery 1401, 15th floor of Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.; (215) 717-6300.

Opera Rossini’s “Il Signor Bruschino” and Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tirésias” The Curtis Opera Theatre presents a double-bill of mistaken identities and marriages turned upside-down, through Nov. 21 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; (215) 893-7902.

Dance Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a dance and musical performance exploring the history, culture and passion of Argentina, through Nov. 20 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

BalletX Fall Series 2010 Dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Tobin Del Cuore presents the world premiere of “Beside Myself,” a dynamic exploration of consciousness and duality alongside other BalletX favorites, through Nov. 21 at The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7824.

Film The Forbidden Zone The 1980s cult film is screened at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Bringing Up Baby The 1938 comedy film is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The 39 Steps The Alfred Hitchcock film is screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Swingers The 1996 comedy film is screened at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-6888.

Books An Evening of Lesbian Romance Authors Jeanine Hoffman, Nann Dunne, S. Renée Bess and PJ Trebelhorn host a reading at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Cabaret “JUDY and LIZA Together Again” Tommy Femia and Rick Skye perform as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Richard Catenacci The cabaret singer and friends celebrate his 70th birthday with a performance at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Etc. George Lopez The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 893-1999.

Craig Shoemaker The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Judy Gold The out comedian performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bob Egan’s New Hope, Ramada Inn, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.


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