THIS WEEK: May 11 through 17
The Producers, a Mel Brooks musical based on his 1967 film, will be presented by the Music Box Players May 11 through 13 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Fridays and Saturdays: bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays: bar opens at 1 p.m., buffet at 1:30 p.m., curtain at 3 p.m. Adult dinner and show: $35, children 12 and under: $25. Adult show-only: $18, children, students, members of the military: $14. A special Mother’s Day Gala performance will be held to honor and entertain all mothers: Sunday, May 13. Dinner at 1:30 p.m. A choice of either prime rib of beef or jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat will be offered. The dinner and show: $50 per person.
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, the second half of Tony Kushner’s critically acclaimed epic that shaped much of the 1990s American theater landscape, receiving both Pulitzer and Tony Awards. Performances will run through May 13 at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre with showtimes at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available on ticketfly.com by searching “Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre.” For additional information, visit ltwb.org.
FAME, The Musical, presented by Phoenix Theatrics in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the theater and the grand re-opening of newly renovated theater. Fame was the first musical presented by Phoenix Theatrics, in 2011. Show runs May 12 through 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 400 Main St., Duryea. Tickets $12. Call 570-457-3589 for reservations or buy tickets at the door.
The Last Five Years, will be performed in honor of Music Box founder T. Doyle Leverett on May 18 through 20 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. The musical by Jason Robert Brown, revisits a five-year relationship between Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist. Bar opens at 6 p.m. May 18 and 19, with spaghetti dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 1 p.m. May 20 with dinner at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. Dinner and a show costs $25, and show only costs $18. Reservations: Call 570-283-2195 or email [email protected]
The Man Who Came to Dinner, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, presented by Actors Circle May 31 to June 10 with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Tickets $8 and $6. Reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to [email protected] All reservations are held 10 minutes to show time.
Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, presented by the Dietrich Theater Radio Players, with live sound effects and music. 7 p.m. June 12 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free.
Auditions for NUNSENSE will be held on 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA. 18704. There are roles for five women ages 16 +. All MUST be exceptional singers and all have comic abilities. All interested will be asked to sing a song of choice and read from the script. Info, call 570 283 2195.
Kids Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 to 12, will take place in July and August at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. The sessions will end with a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.
Teen Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 13 to 17, will take place in July and August, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Sessions will end with a production of “Xanadu Jr.” on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.