ACT II PLAYHOUSE
56 E. Butler Ave
Pack your suitcase and go on vacation with comedians Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs in a return run of On the Road Again, a funny look at getting away from it all. The show occupies the Act II stage from July 27 to August 7 and sends its two-person cast on a 70-minute whirlwind of skits, songs, impressions and plenty of laughs.
VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT MUSIC FAIR
1160 First Ave
King of Prussia
The summer lineup at the Valley Forge Casino Resort is bringing comedy, country and more to King of Prussia. Headliners include comedienne Natasha Leggero (July 2), country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band (July 8) and Thunder from Down Under (August 26-27).
291 N. Keswick Ave
The stage at the classic Keswick has a quartet of concerts in January that ensure that fans of live performance have multiple reasons to line up at the box office: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (January 23), Comedian Steven Wright (January 29), Who's Bad: The World's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band (January 30) and Indigo Girls, with a matinee added by overwhelming demand (January 31, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)
PLAYCRAFTERS OF SKIPPACK
2011 Store Rd
This August, Playcrafters of Skippack brings Pursued by a Bear to the stage. This unique story of friendship and family bonds takes the stage beginning August 11.
STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE
245 E. High St
Steel River Playhouse's season doesn't pick up again until September, but that doesn't stop them from putting on great performance in summer, including an adaptation of Dracula for children (June 16 - 18) and a performance by local musicians The Groove Yard (June 25).
B SHARP PRODUCTIONS
The Centre Theater
208 DeKalb St
The Centre Theater hosts B Sharp Productions' Venus in Fur, June 17 to 26. The story revolves around Thomas, a playwright and director looking for the perfect lead for his new play in this mysterious, funny, erotic drama.
795 Ridge Rd
DCP Theatre brings the magical tale of King Arthur to the main stage with Camelot, July 22 to August 6. This musical tale is based on T.H. White's classic story, The Once and Future King.
THE COLONIAL THEATRE
227 Bridge St
Run! Hide! Scream! It's the 2016 edition of Blobfest, a three-day celebration of the The Blob (1958). The event is July 8-10, with its signature stunt - a run-out from the theater into the streets of Phoenixville - happening on July 8. The rest of the party features screenings of the film (the run-out does not), along with other 1950s-style screamers.
24 W. Temple Ave
Sellersville Theater stages musical acts of all genres and cultural influences, but two of its summer performances are noteworthy for their focus on kids. On July 14, balloon artist John Cassidy blows into town for a show that blends artistry, comedy and magic. August 2 is a performance of the Give & Take Jugglers, who send a wide variety of household items spinning in the air.
39 Conestoga Rd
Summer theater is often steeped in comedy or musicals, but here's a gritty drama that audiences can sink their teeth into. The Harassment of Iris Malloy, getting its regional premier at People's Light, examines the volatile blend of gambling, politics and parenthood. This mashup between a Henrik Ibsen play and an episode of House of Cards is presented June 15 to July 10.