First Posted: 9/10/2014
THIS WEEK: Sept. 17 to 23, 2014
Titanic: The Musical, based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Opens Friday, Sept. 19 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16; $32 with dinner (served 90 minutes before showtime). Reservations: 570-454-5451.
Cinderella, the classic fairy tale performed by Phoenix Kids. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $5 children. 570-457-3589.
Legally Gray, an original comedy about empty nesters suddenly beset by their daughter and mother moving in with them. Performed by the Lakeside Players at the Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $12. 570-226-6207.
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, the thriller about the dichotomy of good and evil in mankind based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through Sunday, Oct. 5: with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
The Cocktail Hour, a comedy drama by A.R. Gurney about a playwright whose newest drama, written about his family, is closer to the truth than the family members are willing to admit. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.
Murder Most Foul, a murder-mystery comedy musical. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Through Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $16; $34 with dinner. 570-283-2195.
Table Manners, the first play in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” comedies which center on the relationships of six characters, three of whom are siblings. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on campus. Through Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10. 570-941-4318.
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.
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. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 12 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181.
All the King’s Women, a fast-paced and touching comedy telling the story of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 women. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.
The Who’s “Tommy,” the rock opera based on the British group’s 1969 album, performed by the King’s Players. George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct 3 and Monday, Oct. 6; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $12, $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825.
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. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 9. $18. 570-961-5943.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s playful satire about how modern technology both unites and isolates people. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. $10, $8 seniors, $6 students. 570-348-6211.
A Bronx Tale, a one-man show starring Chazz Palminteri, who brings 18 characters to life while depicting a young boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $81, $51, $41, $31. 570-826-1100.
Murder’s in the Heir, an interactive comedy-mystery dinner theater inspired by the board game Clue and performed by the North Pocono Odyssey Players. St. Eulalia’s Hall, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $28 by Sept. 22; $35 thereafter. Reservations: 570-842-7656.
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. Begins Friday, Oct. 10 and continues 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.
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.
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 cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.
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 broadwayscranton.com.
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 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special midnight performance Friday, Oct. 31. $20. 570-823-1875.