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THIS WEEK: May 17 to 23, 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. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $25, $20 seniors, $11 students. Contains adult language. 784-8181.

Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon’s touching comedy about a Jewish-American family in post-Depression Era Brooklyn as seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $18. 868-8212.

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 war. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12, $10 seniors, $6 students. 342-9707.

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. Sunday. Free. Reservations: 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.

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. 8 p.m. May 24-25 to celebrate the theater’s fifth anniversary with giveaways and cake at intermission. $12. Reservations: 457-3589.

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 Lackawanna 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.

Murder in the Gallery, a murder-mystery dinner party that centers on the world of art. Presented by Leadership Lackawanna at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. May 31. $40 includes dinner and show. Cash bar available. 342-7711.

Treeline Fever, a historical play about the congruities and contrasts between the current Marcellus Shale gas drilling and the lumber-industry boom that swept the Endless Mountains more than 100 years ago. Presented by the Roving Theater of the Sullivan County Council on the Arts. Russian Hall, 211 Main St., Lopez. 7 p.m. May 31 and June 2; 2 p.m. June 1. $9 advance; $10 at the door. 928-8927.

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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical about overachievers’ angst during a spelling championship. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. June 13 to 23: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $34; $16 without dinner; $12 on Thursdays (no dinner served). Reservations: 283-2195.

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.


Auditions for the youth performing troupe GLEE for ages 5 to 18. Bring a two-minute vocal selection to Robert M. Sides Music Store, 210 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The group performs at festivals, malls, fairs and Knoebels Amusement Park. 359-3267.

Auditions for the August production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Ages 14 to 19. 991-1817.

Auditions for the Music Box Dinner Playhouse’s July-August production of the musical “Les Miserables.” 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 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 Thursday. 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 “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.

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