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THIS WEEK: AUG. 13 to 19, 2014


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the musical biblical saga of favorite son Joseph who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 13; 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 24; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 20 and Saturday, Aug. 23.. $28; $25 seniors; $15 children. 570-421-5093.


Kirby Kidz, performances of “Aladdin Kidz” by ages 5 to 10 and “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” by ages 10 to 18 culminating the summer theater workshop co-sponsored by the F.M. Kirby Center and the Harris Conservatory for the Arts. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16. $18. 570-718-0673.


Into the Woods Jr., Stephen Sondheim’s musical especially written for young actors, performed by students in the Summer Theatre Workshop. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m. Aug. 17. $12; $10 children. Reservations: 570-283-2195.


Don Giovanni, Mozart’s classic opera performed by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater at Notre Dame High School, 60 Spangenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15; 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. 570-328-5864 or griceartists.com.


Feeling Hot Hot Hot! The annual summer show by the Joan Harris Centre with more than 300 dancers performing a variety of routines to summertime themes. Knoebel’s Amusement Park, Route 487, Elysburg. 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. Free. 570-287-7977.


FUTURE


The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ poetic masterpiece anchored by the aging southern Belle Amanda Wingfield. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Aug. 22 to Sunday, Aug. 31 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18. 570-868-8212.


Evita, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about Argentine political leader Eva Peron. Performed by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Friday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. Reservations: 570-457-3589.


The Cocktail Hour, a comedy drama 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. Thursday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 21: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.


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. Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 5: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


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.


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.


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 Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 16: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


360 All-Stars, a radical urban circus with break dancers, a basketball freestyler and Roue Cyr wheel artist along with dancers and musicians. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. $27. 570-826-1100.


An Evening with Groucho, fast-paced comedy, songs, stories and audience interaction with Frank Ferrante re-creating the legendary Groucho Marx. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. $31.50, $21.50. 570-826-1100.


Sister Act, the Broadway musical comedy about a wannabe diva who witnesses a crime and is hidden in a convent by the police. Performed by a national touring company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible, the seven-member group of conjurers delivering hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts. Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. $35; $17 children. 570-389-4409.


The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the comic escapades of three country girls as they reunite for a Christmas show. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 14: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-868-8212.


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, a return of the Christmas tradition as 40 world-class Russian artists bring Tchaikovsky’s classic to life with larger-than-life puppets, a growing Christmas tree and life-size Matrushka dolls. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. $70, $50, $40, $30. 570-826-1100.


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. Friday, Jan. 23; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


Flashdance, the pop-culture phenomenon about the story of 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. Friday, March 6; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7; 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


Jekyll & Hyde, a 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. Friday, March 27. $62, $52, $42. 570-826-1100.


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. Friday, May 1; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2; 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Auditions for the Christmas production of “The Happy Elf.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Kindergarten to fifth grade: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18; sixth to twelfth grades: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19; Adults age 18 and older: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Applications at thehappyelf.org or 570-346-7369, ext. 136.



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