THIS WEEK: Dec. 22 through Dec. 28
The Gold Wrapping Paper: Living Nativity 2017, 4 p.m. Dec. 24 at Saint John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville, inspired by the story of a family’s tragedy at Christmas during the Great Depression, written by the Rev. Gerald Gurka. Info, 570-779-9620
The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University. Marywood Sette LaVerghetta Theater. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28. General public free tickets are available two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marwood box office.
Dirty Dancing, a staged performance of the iconic hit film comes to the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, for two shows. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. $45, $55, $65. 570-826-1100.
Broadway Spotlight, five of Broadway’s finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. $40. www.theateratnorth.org.