Diversions: May 29-June 4


THEATER Camelot Plays & Players presents the classic musical through June 6, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.

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, 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

Intimate Chaos Society Hill Playhouse presents a drama exploring a lesbian relationship with love, desire, abandonment and betrayal, through May 31, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

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 Dog Laughed The Tony-nominated satire about a gay actor and his agent’s efforts to keep him closeted makes its Philadelphia premiere, through May 30 at Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 665-9720.

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 schoolgirls and a villainous Indian, through June 20, 810 N. Whitford Road, Lionville; (610) 363-7075.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Hedgerow Theatre presents the popular murder farce, through June 7, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media; (610) 565-4211.

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 May 31, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 654-0200.

The Seafarer Arden Theatre Company presents Broadway’s Tony Award-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.

Something Intangible Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere by celebrated Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham, set in Hollywood circa 1941, through June 7, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Thoroughly Modern Millie The Media Theater presents the Tony Award-winning 1920s musical romp, through June 7, 104 E. State St.; (610) 891-0100.

MUSIC classical Dutoit Conducts Brahms The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a trio of European works from two centuries, at 8 p.m. May 29-30 and 2 p.m. May 31 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Thibaudet Plays Ravel The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Charles Dutoit leading a program of changing musical times, threaded with dancing, at 8 p.m. June 4 and 6 and 2 p.m. June 5 and 7 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Andrew Lipke The Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. May 29 at The North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St.; (215) 787-0488.

Ninth Annual Non-COMMvention The industry’s premier musical discovery showcase conference runs May 29-30 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Derek Trucks Band The rock group performs at 8 p.m. May 29 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.

Marc Silver and The Stonethrowers The out singer-songwriter and his band open for the Jerry Douglas Band at 8 p.m. June 4 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; (215) 257-5808.

X The influential punk band performs 8 p.m. June 4 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

EXHIBITS Benjamin Long Proximity Gallery presents the artist’s current exhibition of paintings and photography through May 31, 2434 E. Dauphin St.; (267) 825-2949.

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.

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 cooperative at the Community Arts Center presents an experimental group exhibition through June 19, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford; (610) 566-1713.

Libbie Soffer: Of time and place NEXUS presents an exhibition of abstract paintings using layers of transparent acrylic veils over collage on canvas, through June 5 in the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., Suite 102; (215) 684-1946.

Kevin Murphy BOI’s of New Hope Art Gallery presents an exhibition from the internationally recognized, award-winning portrait painter and illustrator, through June 7, 9 W. Mechanic St., New Hope; (215) 862-8292.

Peter Alele: Entanglements and Ephemeras NEXUS presents an exhibition using images from the world of medicine and the uses of the body/figure as a vehicle for expression, through June 5 in the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., Suite 102; (215) 684-1946.

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.

Quiescent The Clay Studio presents the latest works from utilitarian potter Julia Galloway, through May 31, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Show Some Love AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of the winners of the American Institute of Graphic Artists Philadelphia Design Awards, through May 30, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

Small Favors IV: Benefit Exhibition and Sale The Clay Studio presents an original ceramic-arts exhibition, showcasing the latest in miniature, wall-mounted artworks, through May 31, 137 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

Two Women: Two Visions Edge Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the work of Monika Dalkin and Noelle Stoffel, through May 31, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

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 Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance The Savoy Opera Company presents one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas, at 8 p.m. May 29-30 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

DANCE In Performance: Remembering Daniel Nagrin Susan Hess Modern Dance Company presents a remembrance of the late American dance legend Daniel Nagrin, at 8 p.m. May 30, 2030 Sansom St., third floor; (215) 275-1800.

nEW Festival The “dance-driven and artist-fueled” program that supports choreographic research and development runs June 3-7 at UArts Dance Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce St.; (215) 359-7775.

FILM Obama Documentary Arts Community Fundraiser Jnine Media, creators of the nonprofit Barack Obama “My Fellow Organizers” documentary, will host a preview screening fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.

The Best of Animation Block Party New York’s premiere animation festival showcases some of the very best films in the history of the six-year festival, at 7 p.m. May 30 at the 941 Theater, 941 Front St.; (215) 235-1385.

Bye Bye Birdie The classic 1963 film is screened at 2 p.m. May 31 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

Fanboys The 2008 comedy is screened at 8 p.m. June 1 at The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

BOOKS A Reading with Five Bold Strokes Authors Out authors Bobbi Marolt, JD Glass, C.P. Rowlands, KI Thompson and Colette Moody host a reading at 5:30 p.m. May 30 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

Cheril N. Clarke The out playwright and author of “Losing Control” hosts a reading at 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St.; (215) 923-2960.

P.J. O’Rourke The satirist and author of “Driving Like Crazy” hosts a reading at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

ETC The Lesbians of Laughter The out comedians perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Tin Angel, 20 N. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

Jay Leno The comedian performs at 8 p.m. May 30 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Wanda Sykes The out comedian performs at 8 and 11 p.m. May 30 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Steven Wright The deadpan-style comedian performs at 8 p.m. June 4 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; (215) 572-7650.