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THIS WEEK: March 7 to 13, 2014


Wonderland High, the regional premiere of the musical about life at a high school with references to stories and characters in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” KISS (Kids Innovating Stage & Sound) Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. 7 tonight; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 570-829-1901.


The 39 Steps, a spy story with a twist of comedy, heart-pounding romance and thrilling chase scenes. Adapted from the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through March 23: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


She Loves Me, a musical about two store employees, constantly at odds, who are in fact each other’s secret pen pals. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, Scranton. 8 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10, $7 students. 570-941-4318.


American Idiot, the National Broadway Tour of the rock opera based on Green Day’s multiplatinum album about three lifelong friends: one fighting for his dreams, one fighting for his country and one who stays in the safety of suburbia. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 tonight. $45, $22 children. 570-389-4409.


FUTURE


Werther, Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. March 15. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


The Little Shop of Horrors, the musical about a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. March 15 to 23: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18. 570-823-1875.


The Sleeping Beauty, a filmed performance of the Royal Ballet dancing to Tchaikovsky’s captivating tale of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells. Filmed at the Royal Opera House in London. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. March 20. $15, $14 seniors and students, $13 children. 570-961-5943.


The Music Man Jr., the Broadway musical about a traveling salesman who convinces the citizens of an Iowa town that they need a marching band. Adapted for middle-school performers. Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 7 p.m. March 21; 2 p.m. March 22. 570-270-2192.


Squabbles, a comedy about a married jingle writer whose mother and curmudgeon father-in-law (who can’t stand each other) move in. Presented by Applause Theatre Company at Act Out Theatre, 408 N. Main St., Taylor. March 21 to 29: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. Reservations: 570-430-1149.


Spank! Harder: The Sequel, an all-new sexy and satirical ladies’ night out parodying “50 Shades of Grey” and today’s pop culture with the story surrounding a senior account manager who embarks on her second novel — a fantasy adventure. Themed cocktails served before showtime. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 22. $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


A Lie Is a Venial Sin, a staged reading of the play by Ted LoRusso. The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 4 p.m. March 23. Free but donations accepted. 570-507-9671.


Othello, a performance of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy held in conjunction with World Theater Day. The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 27. Donation. 570-507-9671.


Doubt, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning drama in which a nun begins to suspect a beloved parish priest of molesting one of the altar boys. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Opens with a preview 8 p.m. March 27 ($8) and continues through April 6: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.


Rock of Ages, a worldwide party musical with 28 rocking 1980s songs set to a love story between a small-town girl and a big-city rocker. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. March 28; 2 and 8 p.m. March 29; 1 and 6 p.m. March 30. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning musical satire. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. March 28 to April 13: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $34 with dinner served 90 minutes before showtime; $16 show only. 570-283-2195.


The Fantasticks, the long-running Broadway musical performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 29. $40, $30. 570-955-1455.


Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s romantic and lyrical ballet performed by a troupe of young Russian dancers. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. March 29. $39, $17 children. 570-389-4409.


Check Out Chekhov, an evening of one-act plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekov. Performed by the Wilkes University Theatre at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 3 to 5; 2 p.m. April 6. 570-408-4540.


Jekyll & Hyde, performed by teens ages 14 to 18. KISS (Kids Innovating Stage & Sound) Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. April 4 to 13: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-829-1901.


The Laramie Project, the story of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was kidnapped, beaten and left to die because he was gay. A collaboration between Keystone College in La Plume and the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Keystone performances: 7 p.m. April 4 and 5; 3 p.m. April 6. Dietrich performances: 7 p.m. April 11 and 12; 3 p.m. April 13. $10. 570-996-1500.


La Boheme, Puccini’s moving story of young love with Anita Hartig as the frail Mimi and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover Rodolfo. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 5. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s magical comedy about lovers, amateur actors and faeries cavorting in an enchanted forest. Performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 9 to 12; 2 p.m. April 13. $12; $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825.


The Baker’s Wife, a musical about a jovial baker who arrives at a small town with his young wife who is tempted by a local womanizer. Performed by the Liva Arts Company at Elm Park Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 10-12; 2 p.m. April 13. $12. 570-941-7401.


Cirque Dreams, a mash-up of celebrated pop and rock tunes mixed with spectacular acrobatics, daring aerialists, gravity defying balancers, powerful strongmen and other awe-inspiring acts. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 11; 2 and 8 p.m. April 12; 1 and 6 p.m. April 13. $55, $45, $35. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


Jungalbook, based on the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts in Scranton. April 25 to May 4: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $7 students. 570-941-4318.


Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 26. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Brown Bag Theatre, a noontime presentation of a one-act play. Bring a lunch. King’s Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon April 28 to 30. Free. 570-208-5825.


An Evening of One-Act Plays, performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 28 to 30. $1. 570-208-5825.


Good People, a tale of the class system in America as a blue-collar South Boston girl encounters her long-lost high school sweetheart who may be her ticket to a better life. Contains adult situations and language. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. May 8 to 25: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, a musical love story with the two Tony Award-winning virtuosos (and lifelong friends). Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 9; 2 and 8 p.m. May 10; 1 and 6 p.m. May 11. $59, $49, $39. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


La Cenerentola, Rossini’s opera with mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato in the Cinderella title role and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. May 10. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Standard Time, a Broadway-bound dance musical performed by the Mark Stuart Dance Theatre that includes Shavertown native and “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist Jaime Verazin. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 23. $55, $35. 570-826-1100.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster for the biblical show “Moses.” Sponsored by the Orange United Methodist Church, 2293 W. Eighth St., Dallas. May 10 with 9 a.m. departure, shopping at the Tanger Outlets, dinner at 4 p.m. and show at 6:30. $113; $77 teens; $57 children. Reservations: 570-855-9693.


Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster for the biblical show “Moses.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston with bus leaving from Pittston Plaza 9 a.m. Oct. 15. $105 includes transportation, show and smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant. Reservations: 570-654-8775.


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