THIS WEEK: May 3 to 9, 2013
Superior Donuts, Tracy Letts’ comedy about a down-on-his-luck Vietnam draft dodger who owns the doughnut-shop hangout where a group of colorful characters search for their version of the American dream. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through May 19: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $25, $20 seniors, $11 students, discounts on May 3. Contains adult language. 784-8181.
Double Occupancy, a madcap comedy about two sexy senior citizens trapped in a motel room after their tour bus leaves them stranded while a dangerous criminal prowls the streets. Performed by the Lakeside Players at Grace Episcopal Church Hall, 827 Church St., Honesdale. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. Reservations: 226-6207.
The Phantom of the Opera, a ballet based on Gaston Leroux’s story of unrequited love, performed by the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 tonight; 2 p.m. Saturday. $30, $25, $20. 344-1111 or 347-2867.
A Chorus Line, the Tony Award-winning musical about 17 dancers auditioning for openings on the chorus line of a Broadway show. Performed by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through May 11: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Also: 8 p.m. May 24-25 to celebrate the theater’s fifth anniversary with giveaways and cake at intermission. $12. Reservations: 457-3589.
Rock Bottom: Monologues About Starting Over, presentations of original writings by local playwrights of the Jason Millers Playwrights Project including Jeff Boam, Kait Burrier, Alicia Grega, Mark Meier, Rachel Strayer, Mark Zdancewicz, Dawn Zera and others. Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 591-1378.
Love Stories, scenes from several master works of opera including Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” and “La Traviata,” Puccini’s “Tosca” and “La Boheme” and many more. Performed by Mostly Opera at the Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday. $25. 346-3693.
Bermuda Avenue Triangle, a comedy about two widows who move to a retirement village in Las Vegas, only to meet up with a charming gigolo. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, 205 Route 507, Tafton. Wednesday with cash bar at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $36. Proceeds benefit the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance scholarship fund. Reservations: 226-6207.
Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw’s witty romantic comedy about a young woman trying to choose between her arrogant fiance soldier and a pragmatic disheveled soldier who sneaks into her bedroom avoiding the fight. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Opens Thursday and continues through May 19: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $6 students. 342-9707.
Cafe Murder, a comedic murder mystery and dinner theater with audience participation. Presented by the Nuremberg Community Players at Christ Lutheran Church, 467 Main St., Conyngham. May 10 and 11 with doors at 6 and show at 6:30. $20 for dinner and show. Reservations: 384-4407.
DreamGirls, the Broadway musical about the triumphs and tribulations of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group. Performed by a national touring company and presented by the Broadway Theatre League at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. May 10; 2 and 8 p.m. May 11; 1 and 6 p.m. May 12. 342-7784.
The Temptation of the Muses, a dance and chamber-music performance by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. May 11. $34.50; $19.50 children. 389-4409.
50 Shades! The Musical, a parody on the steamy bestseller. Presented by Broadway Theatre League at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. May 14. 800-745-3000.
Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev’s musical symphony for children performed by the Dietrich Children’s Theatre. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. May 18. Free. 996-1500.
Romeo and Juliet, an 80-minute original-text adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy performed by the Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. May 19. Free. 996-1500.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, a Shakespeare in the Park event about the lusty Lothario Falstaff, who decides to woo two beautiful but married women — at the same time. Presented by Ghostlight Productions in South Abington Park, Clarks Summit. May 24 to June 2: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Free but donations accepted. 575-5185.
Majesty of the British Empire, a song-and-dance revue paying tribute to the United Kingdom with characters from King Tut to the Phantom of the Opera. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackwanna Ave., Scranton. May 30 with trivia at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon at 12:15 p.m., followed by the show. $31. Reservations: 226-6207.
Cinderella, performed by Ballet Northeast. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1; 2 p.m. June 2. $20, $15 students and seniors. 821-8525 or balletnortheast.org.
Dietrich Radio Players, favorite radio plays with authentic sound effects. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 4. Free. 996-1500.
The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, an outdoor presentation telling the love story of a lost soldier and a young blind woman on opposite sides during the last days of the Civil War. Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 21 and 22. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 996-1500.
National Pastime, a screwball comedy about a radio station that invents a fictional winning baseball team to improve ratings. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 25 to Nov. 10. 823-1875.
Play Submissions, short plays (5 to 15 minutes) using Nay Aug Park as inspiration will be accepted through May 15 for the September Dyonisia ’13, the third annual Jason Miller Playwrights Project Invitational. Information at 591-1378.
Auditions for the Music Box Dinner Playhouse’s July-August production of the musical “Les Miserables.” 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. May 20 and 22. Bring sheet music for a song of your choice. 283-2195.
Theater Bus Trip to the Hunterdon Playhouse in Hampton, N.J., for a performance of “Wake Up, Darling” on May 23. Sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. $85 includes transportation, lunch and show. Reservations: 824-6418 or 822-4976.
Theater Bus Trip to New York City for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and a family-style dinner at Carmine’s on Broadway. Leaves from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock 8 a.m. on June 5 and returns at 11 p.m. $235 includes show, bus and dinner along with a contribution to the Dietrich Theater. Reservations: 996-1500.
The Music Box Dinner Playhouse is seeking directors, choreographers and musical directors for 2013 shows including “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (June 13 to 23), “Les Miserables” (July 19 to Aug. 4), “Nine to Five: The Musical” (Sept. 13 to 29) and “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 5 to 22). Send resume to 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, PA 18704. 283-2195.