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THIS WEEK: Aug. 20 to 26, 2014


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.


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. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. $28; $25 seniors; $15 children. 570-421-5093.


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. Free pizza and snacks at intermission. $35. Reservations: 383-9297.


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The Misanthrope and the Little Buddha, the Developing Artist solo performance by Kat Bullington in the kickoff show of the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Pay what you wish. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


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.


LiveD, LoveD and NYC — Why I Love (And Sometimes Hate) All Three! Ann Bonner’s one-woman musical cabaret all about life in New York. The second of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


The Bark & the Tree, Vivian Nesbitt’s one-woman show and winner of two awards at New York’s acclaimed United Solo Theatre Festival. The third of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


Hope Street, comedian Chris Rich’s one-woman show incorporating family stories, photos and criminal records. The fourth of five shows in the Women’s Solo Performance Festival. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


Vamping, Kali Quinn’s one-woman show in which she transforms into characters ranging from age 6 to 91. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. $15. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.


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.


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. Wednesday Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 1. 570-955-1455.


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. Thursday March 5. 570-955-1455.


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.



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