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First Posted: 1/1/2015

THIS WEEK: Jan. 7 to 13, 2015

42nd Street, the classic Broadway musical about a young actress who becomes a star when she takes the place of the injured leading lady. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Jan. 9 to 18 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 570-454-5451.

FUTURE

Oliver! The Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist.” Performed by workshop students aged 8 to 17. KISS (Kids Innovating Stage and Sound) Theatre Company, East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. Jan. 16 to 25 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12; $10 seniors and students; $8 children. 484-653-9553.

Live from the Met: The Merry Widow, Lehar’s enchanting operetta starring Renee Fleming as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 17. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

The Three Nanny Goats Gruff, a musical performed by kindergarten students of Wilkes-Barre Academy. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17. 570-823-7574.

Kilroy Was Here, the patriotic musical comedy performed by students of Wilkes-Barre Academy. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 570-823-7574.

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper, a musical performed by students of Wilkes-Barre Academy. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6 p.m. Jan. 17. 570-823-7574.

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s 1953 play about the Salem witch trials of 1692. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 17 to 25 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17. 570-823-1875.

Hamlet, Shakespeare’s tragedy about the indecisive Prince of Denmark performed by the REV Theatre Company. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Jan. 23 to Feb. 1 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No 7 p.m. performance on Feb. 1. 570-344-1111.

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Jan. 23; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 24. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.

God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play about a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys which brings two sets of parents together in a fast-paced, one-act exploration of liberal principles. Performed by the Gaslight Theatre Company for the Scranton Community Concert Series. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. 570-955-1455.

Live from the Met: Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Offenbach’s energetic operatic masterpiece with tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 31. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

50 Shades! The Musical Parody, the sexy and hilarious sendup to the novel “50 Shades of Grey.” Presented by Broadway Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $57, $49. 570-344-1111.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical, a big-hearted musical comedy with a cheeky script and infectious score following Pippi the Stripper on the run as she wreaks havoc all over Armadillo Acres, Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 13 to 22 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.

Live from the Met, an opera double bill with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting fairy tale “Iolanta” followed by the erotic psychological thriller “Bluebeard’s Castle.” Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Moon over Buffalo, a madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig centering on two fading 1950s stars with one last shot at stardom. Performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theater, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, and 23; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; 2 p.m. Feb. 22. $12, $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.

Songs of Eva Peron, a journey through dance and music tracing Peron’s epic life by Tango Buenos Aires. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.

Rhythm of the Dance, traditional Irish music and dance tracing the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Presented by Scranton Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 5. 570-955-1455.

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book with musical numbers, steamy performances highlighting the famous hunk with his grey tie and lots of hilarious surprises. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 6. $39.50. 570-826-1100.

Flashdance, the pop-culture phenomenon about a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night who has dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. March 6; 2 and 8 p.m. March 7; 1 p.m. March 8. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.

After School Players Showcase, a performance of selected scenes by the young thespians. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. March 7. $5. Reservations: 570-996-1500.

Live from the Met: La Donna Del Lago, Rossini’s showcase of vocal virtuosity set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. Starring bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato as the Lady of the Lake and Juan Diego Florez as the king who pursues her. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. March 14. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Jesus Christ Superstar, the Broadway musical based on the life of Christ. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. March 21 to 29 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-823-1875.

Jekyll & Hyde, the Broadway musical based on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel about a London scientist struggling with his good and evil selves. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 27. $62, $52, $42. 570-826-1100.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, Steve Solomon’s award-winning comedy, the longest-running one-man show on Broadway. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. March 27 and 28. $45.50, $35.50. 570-342-7784.

Jekyll & Hyde, the national touring company of Broadway’s hit musical based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel about good and evil in mankind. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. March 29. $45, $22 children. 570-389-4409.

Sister’s Easter Catechism. Colleen Moore returns with the Easter version of her comedic catechism class. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. April 8 to 10; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 11; 3 p.m. April 12. $26. 570-784-8181.

Alice in Wonderland, the Manhattan Project’s version of the Lewis Carroll classic following Alice as she adventures down the rabbit hole into the human psyche, meeting the dark, unsettling shadows which linger there. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 9 to 11; 2 p.m. April 12. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.

The Great Gatsby, a dramatic presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel set in the Jazz Age. Performed by the Montana Repertory Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 10. $35, $15. 570-344-1111.

Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony Award-winning swashbuckling prequel to “Peter Pan,” based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $57, $47, $37. 570-826-1100.

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 15-17 and 19; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18. $12, $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.

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.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theater Bus Trip to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster for a performance of “Moses,” sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston. Bus leaves Pittston Plaza 10:45 a.m. April 10. $116 includes transportation, show, tips, taxes and dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations: 570-603-1915.