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THIS WEEK: May 24 to 30, 2013

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. Through 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. tonight and Saturday 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. Thursday 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.

The Hallelujah Girls, a comedy about six feisty female owners of a Georgia beauty shop and day spa. Performed by the Lakeside Players at Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale. 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1; 2 p.m. June 2. $12. 857-2226.

Dietrich Radio Players, favorite radio plays performed with organ music and authentic sound effects. Included: “Seeing Ghosts,” from the series “My Friend Irma”; a “Dick Tracy” episode “The Case of the Big Top Murders”; and Abbott and Costello’s routine “Who’s on First?” 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.

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 “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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