Theater listings: Jan. 2 through 8

‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ will be staged at the Music Box Playhouse in Swoyersville through Feb. 11. - Submitted photo

THIS WEEK: Jan. 2 through 8.

Sherlock Holmes and The Curse of the Sign of Four or The Mark of the Timber Toe, A Victorian Melodrama by Dennis Rosa, based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Lou Bisignani with The Actors Circle, presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, through Feb. 4 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12, $10 and $8; $2 less on opening night. Reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email [email protected]

Bye Bye Birdie, the classic 1950s musical written by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams will be presented by the Music Box Players on Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Fridays and Saturdays, bar opens at 6 p.m. with dinner buffet beginning at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays, bar opens at 1 p.m., buffet at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. $35 for adults for dinner and a show; $25 for children 12 and younger; $18 for adults show only; $14 for students, children and members of the military. For tickets and information, call 570-283-2195 or email [email protected]

Broadway Spotlight, five of Broadway’s finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. $40.


Silvia, a two-act comedy that tells the story of a middle-aged married couple and the stray dog that comes between them. The production stars Tony Schwartz and Kerry Brazen. An evening of dinner-theater begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a cash bar followed by a surf-and-turf dinner at 6:30 p.m and curtain at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Carbondale Grand Hotel and Conference Center, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale. Tickets cost $39 per person and reservations are required by calling the hotel at 570-536-6020. Proceeds benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale.

Death of a Salesman, the Arthur Miller classic, performances Feb. 9 through Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 North Main St., Wilkes-Barre. $17. Info, 570-823-1875.

Love Letters, follows two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, as they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards — in which, over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats — that have passed between them throughout their separated lives. The play A.R. Gurney play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and stars Veronica Deisler and Arthur Wehrhahn. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the performance following at 7:15 p.m Feb. 10 at The Hideout Main Lodge, Lake Ariel. Tickets for dinner and the show cost $29 per person. Call 570-698-4100 ext. 150. There is no need to be a resident of The Hideout to attend.

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the 68th annual Shakespeare at King’s College. Returning home from school, Hamlet is thrust into a world of darkness, murder, and destruction as audiences explore age-old questions about what it means to reason, to feel, and to be human. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 to 17 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 18. High school matinee performances are available upon request, George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, King’s College, Admission: $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. Info: 570-208-5825

‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ will be staged at the Music Box Playhouse in Swoyersville through Feb. 11.‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ will be staged at the Music Box Playhouse in Swoyersville through Feb. 11. Submitted photo