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ON STAGE: ‘Snow Ball’ at DCP and much more

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DCP Theatre: A. R. Gurney’s romantic comedy “Snow Ball” is on stage now through Feb. 14. Ticket for the performances are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors.  The production is directed by Ray Thompson.  For information, check www.dcptheatre.com or call (215) 234-0966. The theater is at 795 Ridge Road in Salford Township.

EgoPo Classic Theater: Tennessee Williams’ rarely-performed “Stairs to the Roof” is presented Feb. 11-March 1 at The Latvian Society of Pennsylvania, 531 N. Seventh St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $25. For show times, go to www.egopo.org or call (267) 273-1414.

Merriam Theater: The new show “Shaping Sound” features mash-up music genres and dance styles at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Merriam, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Company members have appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Glee,” “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “The 2013 Prime Time Emmy Awards.” Tickets range from $40-$60. Call (215) 893-1999 or go to www.kimmelcenter.org.

Players Club of Swarthmore: In 1977, former President Nixon and British journalist David Frost are both out to repair their reputations through a series of TV interviews in “Frost/Nixon” Feb. 13-28 on the Players Club stage, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore. Thursday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.pcstheater.org or call (866) 811-4111.

Penn Museum: The museum hosts a staged reading of “My Father’s Bones,” a short play about the struggle of Jim Thorpe’s three sons to recover their father’s remains from Pennsylvania’s  Borough of Jim Thorpe for reburial with his ancestors on Sac and Fox Nation land in Oklahoma. The program is free and starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12,  and concludes with a panel discussion and reception. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is at 3260 South St., Philadelphia. Go to www.penn.museum or call (215) 898-4000.

Villanova Theatre: In “Michael & Edie,” two young people striving to figure things out in the wake of loss, escape to a world of books.  Performances are Feb. 10-22 in Villanova University’s Vasey Hall, Lancaster and Ithan avenues, Radnor. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m.  Sundays. Tickets range from $21-$25, with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Call (610) 519-7474 or visit www.villanovatheatre.org.

Laymen Playmen: The community theater group presents the musical “Oliver!” as their 28th production at 8 p.m. Feb. 6; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 14; and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 Lansdale United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale.  Proceeds are donated to local charities. Ticket reservations can be made by calling (215) 368-9484. Also visit  www.laymenplaymen.com.

Mount Hope Estate & Winery: A Jane-Austen-themed, interactive, culinary murder mystery dinner theater will be featured Feb. 6-March 28. Guests can enjoy a four-course meal with the stars of the play, then maybe participate in activities such as English country dancing, tours of the estate mansion and more. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturdays. Mount Hope Estate, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, is on Route 72, south of Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 266 in Cornwall. Admission is $42.95 per person;  reservations are strongly recommended. Visit www.parenfaire.com/murdermystery or call (717) 665-7021, ext. 231.

Philadelphia Theatre Company: Family and forgiveness in a changing society is the them of the play “Mothers and Sons,” running Feb. 6-March 8 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard streets, Philadelphia.  Tickets range from $46-59, with discounts for students, seniors and groups. Call (215) 985-0420 or visit www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.

Amici Opera Company: Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be staged at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at Redeemer United Methodist Church, 1128 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia. Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” gets the Amici treatment at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 and 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Redeemer Methodist. Call (215) 224-0257 for more information or reservations.

 — Compiled by Digital First Media staff

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