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THIS WEEK: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014


The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ poetic masterpiece anchored by the aging southern Belle Amanda Wingfield. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30; 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. $18. 570-868-8212.


Evita, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about Argentine political leader Eva Peron. Performed by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30. $12. Reservations: 570-457-3589.


Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond, an interactive play about the hauntings that occurred in a Scranton building, incorporating seances and experiments in mind control, telepathy, clairvoyance and sightless vision. Houdini Museum, 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 29. Includes pizza and snacks at intermission. $35. Reservations: 383-9297.


FUTURE


The Misanthrope and the Little Buddha, the Developing Artist solo performance by Kat Bullington in the kickoff show of the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Pay what you wish. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


The Cocktail Hour, a comedy drama by A.R. Gurney about a playwright whose newest drama, written about his family, is closer to the truth than the family members are willing to admit. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Opens Thursday, Sept. 11 with a preview performance ($8). Continues through Sunday, Sept. 21 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.


LiveD, LoveD and NYC — Why I Love (And Sometimes Hate) All Three! Ann Bonner’s one-woman musical cabaret all about life in New York. The second of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


The Bark and the Tree, Vivian Nesbitt’s one-woman show and winner of two awards at New York’s acclaimed United Solo Theatre Festival. The third of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, a Civil War drama about a lost soldier and a blind woman who fall in love although they are on opposite sides of the war. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $10. 570-996-1500.


Hope Street, comedian Chris Rich’s one-woman show incorporating family stories, photos and criminal records. The fourth of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


Murder Most Foul, a murder-mystery comedy musical. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Saturday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $16; $34 with dinner. 570-283-2195.


Vamping, Kali Quinn’s one-woman show in which she transforms into characters ranging from age 6 to 91. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, the thriller about the dichotomy of good and evil in mankind based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 5: 8 p.m. with performances Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


Table Manners, the first play in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” comedies which center on the relationships of six characters, three of whom are siblings. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on campus. Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-941-4318.


The Seagull, Anton Chekhov’s classic novel adapted by Laurie McCants and re-set in the swinging sixties at a Pennsylvania lake. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 12 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181.


All the King’s Women, a fast-paced and touching comedy telling the story of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 women. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.


The Who’s “Tommy,” the rock opera based on the British group’s 1969 album, performed by the King’s Players. George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through Monday, Oct. 6; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $12, $5 students and seniors. 570-208-5825.


Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s satire about how modern technology both unites and isolates people. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. $10, $8, $6. 570-348-6211.


A Bronx Tale, a one-man show starring Chazz Palminteri, who brings 18 characters to life while depicting a young boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $81, $51, $41, $31. 570-826-1100.


Murder’s in the Heir, an interactive comedy-mystery dinner theater inspired by the board game Clue and performed by the North Pocono Odyssey Players. St. Eulalia’s Hall, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $28 by Sept. 22; $35 thereafter. Reservations: 570-842-7656.


Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, the unique and colorful signature production offering the 3000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts in a show exploring two emblematic creatures: the dragon representing the east and the lion symbolizing the west. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 17; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $35 to $125. 800-745-3000 or cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.


Legally Blonde Jr., a shortened version of the Broadway musical adapted for young performers aged 11 to 21. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $12; $10 children. 570-283-2195.


Slapstick Sonata, a theater piece with visual poetry meeting physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus, set to the music of Mozart and Handel. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


Mamma Mia, the Broadway musical smash set to the pop songs of ABBA. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


Double Play, about two female hired assassins who become best friends but find themselves on a hit list to eliminate one another. Presented by senior workshop students at the Black Box Theatre of the Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Free. 570-348-6211.


The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 16: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


360 All-Stars, a radical urban circus with break dancers, a basketball freestyler and Roue Cyr wheel artist along with dancers and musicians. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. $27. 570-826-1100.


Carrie: The Musical, the gripping rock musical about the bullied telekinetic teen misfit. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 16 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.


The Pillowman, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s drama about a writer arrested when his short stories resemble actual crimes committed against children. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on campus. Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 23 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-941-4318.


Fall Dance Showcase, performances by dance-minor students. Black Box Theatre of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15; 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Free. 570-348-6211.


An Evening with Groucho, fast-paced comedy, songs, stories and audience interaction with Frank Ferrante re-creating the legendary Groucho Marx. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. $31.50, $21.50. 570-826-1100.


Sister Act, the Broadway musical comedy about a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and is hidden in a convent by the police. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible, the seven-member group of conjurers delivering hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts. Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. $35; $17 children. 570-389-4409.


The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the comic escapades of three country girls as they reunite for a Christmas show. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 14: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-868-8212.


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, a return of the Christmas tradition as 40 world-class Russian artists bring Tchaikovsky’s classic to life with larger-than-life puppets, a growing Christmas tree and life-size Matrushka dolls. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. $70, $50, $40, $30. 570-826-1100.


The Happy Elf, a family holiday musical based on Harry Connick Jr.’s original song about Eubie the Elf who wants to bring Christmas joy to the gloomy town of Bluesville. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 28 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $42, $18. 570-344-1111.


Hamlet, Shakespeare’s tragedy about the indecisive Prince of Denmark performed by the REV Theatre Company. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 1 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No 7 p.m. performance on Feb. 1. 570-344-1111.


Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play about a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys which brings two sets of parents together in a fast-paced, one-act exploration of liberal principles. Performed by the Gaslight Theatre Company for the Scranton Community Concert Series. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 1. 570-955-1455.


The Great American Trailer Park Musical, a big-hearted musical comedy with a cheeky script and infectious score following Pippi the Stripper on the run as she wreaks havoc all over Armadillo Acres, Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 22 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.


Rhythm of the Dance, traditional Irish music and dance tracing the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Presented by Scranton Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 5. 570-955-1455.


Flashdance, the pop-culture phenomenon about the story of a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night who has dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, March 6; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7; 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


Jekyll & Hyde, a musical based on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel about a London scientist struggling with his good and evil selves. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, March 27. $62, $52, $42. 570-826-1100.


Alice in Wonderland, the Manhattan Project’s version of the Lewis Carroll classic following Alice as she adventures down the rabbit hole into the human psyche, meeting the dark, unsettling shadows which linger there. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.


The Great Gatsby, a dramatic presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel set in the Jazz Age. Performed by the Montana Repertory Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, April 10. $35, $15. 570-344-1111.


Anything Goes, the Tony Award-winning Cole Porter musical comedy. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, May 1; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2; 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Gravestone Manor, the annual Halloween attraction sponsored by the United Way, is in need of volunteer actors, ushers and ticket takers. Signups and auditions 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. 570-821-6500 or gravestonemanor.org.


Dance Workshops, all-day events taught by university faculty, dance minors and visiting guest artists. Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 (for high school students) and Sunday, Oct. 19 (master class). Free. 570-348-6211.


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