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THIS WEEK: June 7 to 13, 2013

Road Trip USA, the fifth annual variety show by the MPB Community Players with song, dance and comedy focusing on U.S. cities and states. Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 N. Church St., Hazleton. 7 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $7; $4 children. 454-0178.

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. Opens Thursday and continues through June 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.


Disco Pigs, a story of friendship, unrequited love and adolescent rebellion by award-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh. The 2013 Intern Project by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. June 19 to 22; 3 p.m. June 23. For mature audiences. $15. 784-8181 or bte.org.

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.

The Life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, a solo performance by stage actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur dramatizing the life of the first Negro League baseball player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. June 21. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.

The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar’s sparkling comedy performed by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera. Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 p.m. June 21; 3 p.m. June 23. $20; $15 students and seniors. 328-5864.

Women’s Solo Performance Festival, four original solo pieces: “Industrial Angels” with Laurie McCants (7 p.m. June 28); “How to Be a Lesbian in Ten Days or Less” with Leigh Hendrix (2 p.m. June 29); “Me, Miss Krause and Joan” with Martha Kemper (7:30 p.m. June 29) and “Overture to a Thursday Morning” with Kali Quinn (3 p.m. June 30). Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. $15; $50 for all four. 784-8181 or bte.org.

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.


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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