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First Posted: 4/9/2015

THIS WEEK: April 15 to 21, 2015

Henry V, Shakespeare’s powerful history play about young Prince Hal as he abandons a life of leisure to unite his English countrymen and become king. Performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theater, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 15-19; 2 p.m. April 18. $12, $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.

Witness, an original play by Caleb-Matthew Williams about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago. Olde Brick Theater, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 15 to 18; 4 p.m. April 19. $12, $10 seniors. 570-209-7766.

Annie, the Broadway musical about the optimistic orphan who never stops looking for her family. Presented by students at Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. 6:30 p.m. April 16; 7 p.m. April 17 and 18. $8, $5 students. 570-779-5361.

Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about a kind but eccentric man and his imaginary friend — a six-foot rabbit. Presented by the Hanover Area Drama Club at Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. 7 p.m. April 16 to 18. $5, $3. $1 student night on Thursday; free popcorn on Friday and free lollipops on Saturday. 570-831-2300.

The Miracle Worker, William Gibson’s play about teacher Annie Sullivan and her blind and mute student Helen Keller. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. April 16 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Preview on April 16 $8, $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Little Women, the Broadway musical based on the Louisa May Alcott book about the adventures of four sisters growing up in Civil War America. Performed by the Misericordia Players in the Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. April 16 to 18. $8, $5 seniors and students. 570-674-6768.

Beauty and the Beast, the musical fairy tale performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. April 17 and 18; 2 p.m. April 19. $10. 570-903-9450.

Night Watch, the mystery/thriller about a distraught woman who sees a dead man in the abandoned building next door to her apartment and can’t get anyone to take her fears seriously. Presented by the Lakeside Players at the Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590. 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18; 3 p.m. April 19. $12. 570-226-6207.

Gals of the Grand Ole Opry, a country-western musical with classic and modern country favorites by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Carrie Underwood and more. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 p.m. April 17 and 18; 3 p.m. April 19. $15; $22 with pasta dinner (served 90 minutes prior to showtime). 570-283-2195.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times, set to the music of 18 Neil Sedaka hits. Pines Dinner Theater, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. Through May 10 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before showtime. $48.50; $25 without dinner. Reservations: 610-433-2333.

FUTURE

Live from the Met, an operatic double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” starring Marcelo Alvarez and Eva-Maria Westbroek. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:30 p.m. April 25. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Girls Night: The Musical, about five friends enjoying a wild night out at a karaoke bar, belting out classic pop anthems and reminiscing about their younger days. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 25. $37, $30. 570-420-2808.

Spring Concert, a collaboration with opera scenes performed by the Marywood Opera Workshop and dance by the Dance Elan Company. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. April 26. Free. 570-348-6268.

Vania & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Chekhov mash-up set in Bucks County where two middle-aged siblings are visited by their glamorous sister and her new boy toy. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. April 30 to May 17 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $26; $22 seniors; $13 students. 570-784-8181.

Rent, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical about a group of struggling artists on New York’s Lower East Side. Presented by Liva Arts Company at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 30 and May 1; 2 and 8 p.m. May 2. 570-941-7401.

New Playwrights Festival, an original play created by students at the University of Scranton and Marywood University. Scranton School for the Deaf, 537 Venard Road, South Abington. 8 p.m. April 30 to May 2. 570-941-4318.

Dance Concert, the annual show by dance minor students and visiting guest artists. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 1; 2 p.m. May 2. Free. 570-348-6268.

Anything Goes, the Tony Award-winning Cole Porter musical comedy. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 1; 2 and 8 p.m. May 2; 1 p.m. May 3. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.

Miss Saigon, the musical based on Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” about the doomed romance of an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. May 1 to 17 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama about two brothers who come to live with their tough-love grandmother and dreamer of an aunt. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. May 8 to 17 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

Noises Off, the hilarious farce about a disorganized theater company attempting to put on a production that is snowballing out of control. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. May 9 to 17 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17. 570-823-1875.

Hello Dolly! The award-winning Broadway smash musical about matchmaker Dolly Levi who takes over New York in her typically extravagant manner. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. June 5 to 21 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

Tommy, the Who’s popular rock opera about the deaf, dumb and blind Pinball Wizard. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. June 12 to 24 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

Shakespeare in the Park, an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet,” presented by the Gamut Theatre Group. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 27. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. 570-996-1500.

Mr. Roberts, the classic serio-comedy about life in the South Pacific aboard a navy vessel during World War II. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. July 3 to 12 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

Shrek: The Musical, the Broadway production about the big green ogre who attempts to rescue a group of fairy-tale characters who’ve been banished from their homes. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 10 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sunday; 1 p.m. July 18 and 26. $20. 570-868-8212.

Mary Poppins, the regional premiere based on the Disney musical about the magical nanny who takes care of the Banks family household in Edwardian London. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Aug. 7 to 16 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Broadway musical set in the 1920s about a girl determined to find a rich husband. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Aug. 21 to Sept. 6 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

A Little Night Music, the Broadway musical about love, sex and folly set during a weekend on a country estate. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Sept. 11 to 20 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

West Side Story, the Broadway musical which sets a Romeo-and-Juliet story among street gangs of New York City. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 12 to 20 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-823-1875.

Tuesdays with Morrie, columnist Mitch Albom’s memoir about his time spent with sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 18 to 27 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

The Addams Family, a musical based on the characters of the macabre television series. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Also: a special show at midnight on Oct. 31. $20. 570-868-8212.

The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman’s chronicle of the apparent hate-crime death of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 7 to 15 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-823-1875.

Plaid Tidings, a holiday version of “Forever Plaid,” in which members of a singing quartet are killed on the way to their first professional gig but are allowed to return to Earth to do the show. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special matinees 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 12. $20. 570-868-8212.

Scrooge, the musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Dec. 3 to 13 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Submissions Being Accepted for the production of the musical “West Side Story” at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre. Needed: director, music director, choreographer, technical director, lighting designer, sound designer and costumer. Send letter of intent and resume to artisticdirectorltwb@gmail.com. Deadline: April 15. Info at 570-823-1875.

Theater Bus Trip to see the musical “The King and I” in New York City followed by a family-style dinner at Carmine’s. Leaves 8 a.m. June 3 from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock and returns at 11 p.m. $265 includes an orchestra seat, transportation and dinner. Reservations: 570-996-1500.