THIS WEEK: Feb. 9 through Feb. 15
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. 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]
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.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. A snowstorm traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer in the world’s longest running mystery play. Presented by Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton. March 8 to March 18 with shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students; on March 8, tickets are $8 general and seniors, $6 students. For reservations call 570-342-9707.
Reserve Two for Murder, auditions for the dramatic comedy by John Randall and directed by Brenda Fager will be held by appointment 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. Callbacks, if necessary, will be 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dietrich Theater, East Tioga Street, Tunkhannock. The show will be presented April 27-29. Six women, seven men and one girl, age 9 to 13, are needed. Rehearsals begin March 12. Several positions available for people interested in working behind scenes as well. To call for an appointment, 713-962-9029.