Fiddler, Gentlemen of Verona, and Gruff are just a few of the shows on stage this summer…

The classic musical Fiddler on the Roof  opened at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on June 11 and will play on the Main Stage until June 29, 2014, while the Festival’s first Shakespeare play of the summer, The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs from June 18 – July 13, 2104 in the Shubert Theater. Both theaters are in the  Labuda Center of the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA. Tickets may be purchased  online or by calling the box office at 610-282-9455.

The comedy Too Clever by Half, or The Diary of a Scoundrel is the Crowded Kitchen Players’ latest production at McCoole’s Arts and Events Place, 10 South Main Street, Quakertown, PA. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, now through June 29, 2014.

Head over to Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater to see the nine-time Tony Award winner A Chorus Line this month. The show closes on June 29, 2014. For tickets, call 484-664-3333 or purchase online. The theater is located on the main floor of the Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA.

If you are looking for a more family friendly musical, try Gruff, over at the smaller Studio Theater in the Trexler Pavilion on the Muhlenberg University campus, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA.

All the goats in the junkyard know the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff or do they? In this interactive and puppet-filled musical, a young goat leaves the junkyard for the first time and stumbles into the fantastical land of the trolls. There, she learns about the wonder of the natural world, and a new adventure begins, in which trolls and goats learn to live and play together.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. (Adults will love it too!)

Performances of Gruff are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 a.m on Saturdays, June 18 – July 26, 2014 (no July 4th show). Tickets may be purchased online or call 484-664-3333.

The Broadway comedy A Thousand Clowns opens at the Montgomery Theater on June 18th and continues through July 13, 2014.

This well-loved Broadway comedy produced one of theatre’s most beloved roles: Unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for “Chipper the Chipmunk,” a children’s television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his. . . pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by “the system” Murray’s behavior eventually inspires a visit from bickering and uptight social workers Sandra and Albert. Their meeting leads Murray to solve their problems as well as most of his own. 

Join us on Friday, June 27 before the performance for a special cooking demonstration by Chef Ed Varon from Peter Becker Community. Chef Varon will be cooking up some New York themed foods and offering samples to all audience members!  Call for more information (215) 723-9984

Montgomery Theater, 124 Main Street, Souderton, PA. 215-723-9984 or box office.

This is the last weekend that you can see Clybourne Park at the Playcrafters of Skippack; performances are at 8 p.m. on June 19, 20 and 21st. Tickets may be purchased online or call 610-584-4005; 2011 Store Road, Skippack (in the wonderful Playcrafters Barn just off Main Street)

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