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BEST BET: It's Christmas time in the southern village of Tuna, Texas, where the spotlight centers on 20 eccentric characters – all played by Bob Schlesinger and Tony Santaniello – who deliver a satirical portrait of small-town life in the comedy ‘A Tuna Christmas.' Scranton Public Theatre gave the play a run in July but reopens it for a second run beginning tonight and continuing through Aug. 18. Performances are at 8:15 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the Olde Brick Theatre, Rear 128 W. Market St., North Scranton. Call 344-3656 to reserve your tickets ($15).


THIS WEEK: AUG. 10 to 16, 2012


No Sex Please, We're British, comedy about a young married couple who through an order mix-up mistakenly are swamped with floods of pornography. Theatre in the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $18. Reservations: 868-3582.



Fosse, a musical celebration of the choreography of Broadway actor, dancer, director and eight-time Tony Award winner Bob Fosse. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. Reservations: 457-3589.


FUTURE


Legally Blonde, the Broadway musical about a quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School, where she realizes she has a lot more to offer than a pretty face. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Aug. 17 to 26: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16, $14 seniors, $10 children. Optional pre-show dinner available. 454-5451.



Madame Butterfly, Puccini's romantic opera set in Japan after World War II, presented in Italian by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera with a full orchestra. Notre Dame High School, 60 Spangenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 3 p.m. Aug. 19. $20, $15 students and seniors, $5 children. 328-5864 or griceartists.com.



Through the Looking Glass, performed by Phoenix Kids at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Aug. 24-25 and 31; 2 p.m. Aug. 26; 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10. Reservations: 457-3589.



A Disney Dance Party and Disney's 101 Dalmatians, performed by students of the Summer Theatre Workshop. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Aug. 24-25; 2 p.m. Aug. 26. $8. 283-2195.



Hyronomous A. Frog (The Frog Prince), about the inept and lonely frog who needs to be kissed to return to human form. Presented by Applause Theatre at Good Shepherd Church, 1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 24-25; 3 p.m. Aug. 26. With light refreshments. $10, $8 children. 430-1149.



My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the music of Ole Blue Eyes from the 1940s swing era to Las Vegas and the Rat Pack. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 7 to 16: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Reservations: 868-3582.



A Walk Through the Past, about a father and daughter touring the Scranton Iron Furnaces with historical personages from the past appearing to tell their story. Presented in conjunction with Family Fun Day at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. 1 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. 963-4804.



Forces of Nature, a staged reading of Stephen Most's play about three giants of the American Conservation Movement: Gifford Pinchot, John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, who address the issues of preservation versus conservation of natural resources. Grey Towers, Milford. Sept. 8 with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. followed by the performance. $75. 296-9625.



Legally Blonde, the Broadway musical about a quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School, where she realizes she has a lot more to offer than a pretty face. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 15, 21-22; 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23. 823-1875.



Menopause: The Musical, the parody set to classic tunes from the 1960s to the '80s about four women suffering from memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex and too much sex. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. $49.50, $44. 826-1100.



Moon over Buffalo, Ken Ludwig's comedy about two traveling actors performing in a Buffalo repertory theater who learn that famed Hollywood director Frank Capra is coming to see them perform. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theater, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. Oct. 4 to 21 with performances 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 784-8181.



Mark Twain Tonight! With actor Hal Holbrook portraying the humorist and author. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 20. $55, $45. 826-1100.



Shaolin Warriors, a theatrical production spotlighting the skill, movement and imagery of Kung Fu, performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. $46, $36. 826-1100.



A Christmas Carol, the holiday story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey through his past, present and future. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theater, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. Nov. 23 to Dec. 29. 784-8181.



[title of show], a homage to musical theatre about two struggling writers writing a play about "what to write about." Performed by Gaslight Theatre Company at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4-5; 2 p.m. Jan. 6. 955-1455.



A Chorus Line, the long-running Broadway musical following 17 dancers through training for an audition of a lifetime. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 11. $60, $50, $30. 826-1100.



As You Like It, Shakespeare's comedy about a high-spirited young girl, disguised as a boy, on the run from a tyrannical duke resulting in romantic mayhem, gender bending, witty barbs and power struggles. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theater, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. Jan. 25 to Feb. 2. 784-8181.



Rock of Ages, the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical celebrating the music of the 1980s while following two performers hoping to make it big in the Los Angeles music industry. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $62.50, $52.50, $35. 826-1100.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Auditions for the September/October production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical." Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Bring sheet music for a song of your choice. 283-2195.



Broadway Bus Trip, to see "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier. Leaves from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 8 a.m. on Sept. 12 returning at approximately 11 p.m. $220 includes transportation, play and dinner at Carmine's. Reservations: 996-1500.




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