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First Posted: 10/4/2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 8 to 14, 2014

From Here to Eternity, an exclusive look at Tim Rice’s gripping new musical of love and desire in 1941 Hawaii, filmed at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and scheduled to hit Broadway in 2015. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $18. 570-961-5943.

The Addams Family, a new musical based on the macabre TV family who are put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through Saturday, Oct. 25 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday. No show on Oct. 19. $12. 570-457-3589.

The Seagull, Anton Chekhov’s classic novel adapted by Laurie McCants and re-set in the swinging sixties at a Pennsylvania lake. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. 570-784-8181.

Live from the Met: Macbeth, Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy with star soprano Anna Netrebko. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond, an interactive play about the hauntings that occurred in a Scranton building, incorporating seances and experiments in mind control, telepathy, clairvoyance and sightless vision. Houdini Museum, 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 29. Includes pizza and snacks at intermission. $35. Reservations: 383-9297.

Marx in Soho, a performance by the Philadelphia-based touring company Iron Age Theatre with Bob Weick as the ghost of Karl Marx, who is returned to life for one hour to defend his ideas and challenge audiences to consider issues of social justice. Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Free and open to the public. 570-408-4779.


Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, the unique and colorful signature production offering the 3000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts in a show exploring two emblematic creatures: the dragon representing the east and the lion symbolizing the west. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 17; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $35 to $125. 800-745-3000 or

Legally Blonde Jr., a shortened version of the Broadway musical adapted for young performers aged 11 to 21. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $12; $10 children. 570-283-2195.

Live from the Met: Le Nozze Di Figaro, a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece set during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Slapstick Sonata, a theater piece with visual poetry meeting physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus, set to the music of Mozart and Handel. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. $37, $27. 570-826-1100.

Mamma Mia, the Broadway musical smash set to the pop songs of ABBA. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. 570-342-7784 or

The Rocky Horror Show, the campy musical and cult classic about a young couple who take shelter in a spooky mansion full of ghoulish and strange characters. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Opens Friday, Oct. 24 with an opening-night gala and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special midnight performance Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. $20. Special closing-night after-party 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 570-823-1875.

Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire, adapted from Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 play “Desire Under the Elms,” performed by the Sichauan Opera Theater of Chengdu with 17 musicians and 12 performers using traditional Chinese instruments, masks, acrobatics, sword fights and fire stunts to tell the story. Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. Free. 570-348-6211.


Dance Workshops, all-day events taught by university faculty, dance minors and visiting guest artists. Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 (for high school students) and Sunday, Oct. 19 (master class). Free. 570-348-6211.

Auditions for the December production of the musical “A Christmas Story.” Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 for children ages 8 to 13; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 for adults. 570-283-2195.

Auditions for the Misfit Players January production of “Songs for a New World.” Open to ages 12 to 25. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. 570-406-3976.