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Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse

(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org)

• "'Night Mother:" May 10-13, 18-20.

Applause Theatre Co.

(applausetheatre.webs.com, applausetheatre@gmail.com)

• "Diva-Alive and Kicking" Fundraiser: May 11-12, Good Shepherd (1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). $30, pre-sale only. Details on Facebook or website. Info: 570.430.1149, do not call church.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org)

Ticket prices: $9-$25

• "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play:" May 3-20, parental discretion advised.

Dietrich Theatre

(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com)

• "The Mouse's Marriage:" April 27, 10 a.m., April 28, 11 a.m. Free, presented by Dietrich's Children's Theater. Tickets at door, call.

F.M. Kirby Center

(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100)

• Treasured Stories/The Best of Eric Carle: April 11, 10 a.m., $6.50

Grice Artists

(191 W. Church St., Nanticoke, 570.328.5864)

• PA Lyric Opera: Pirates of Penzance, June 22-24; Madame Butterfly, Aug; Hansel and Gretel, Nov.

The Houdini Museum Theater

(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.5555)

• Psychic Theater's "Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond:" Nightly through Sept. 15, curtain rises 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 3 hours or longer. For info, visit PsychicTheater.com, call 570.383.9297.

Jason Miller Playwrights' Project

(570.344.3656, SubVerseAphrodesia.com, nepaplaywrights@live.com)

• Tom Flannery's "Maybe, It's True:" May.

• "Dyonisia '12:" Sept. Theme is "Apocalypse." Seeking proposals for innovative/multimedia performances inspired by theme.

King's College Theatre:

(Admin. Bldg., 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5825)

• Neil Simon's "Rumors:" April 12-14, 19-21, 7:30 p.m.; April 15, 3 p.m. $10; students/senior citizens, $5.

• Evening of One Act Plays: April 24-26, 7:30 p.m. $1. Students direct, produce, perform.

• Brown Bag Theatre Series: April 24, 26, 12:40 p.m.; April 25, 12:10 p.m. Free. One-act plays.

• Renaissance Faire: May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monarch Court, between N. River/Franklin. Fee. Proceeds help fund theatre students' annual trip to Stratford Shakespeare Theatre Festival.

KISS (Kids Innovating Stage & Sound) Theater

(in old movie theater at Wyoming Valley Mall), kisstheatre.org, 570.991.1818/0844)

• Anti-Bullying Awareness Concert hosted by Jordan Tarter: April 14, 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Diversity Partnership Fund of The Luzerne Foundation.

The Limelight Players


• "Titanic-The Musical:" May 24-27, May 31-June 3.

Music Box Players

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org)

• "All Shook Up:" April 13-29. Musical comedy inspired by/featuring songs of Elvis Presley. Tickets for dinner and show, show only. Dinner 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. curtain Fri.-Sat.; dinner 1:30 p.m. with 3 p.m. curtain Sun.

• Enrollment open for Music Box Theatre Academy: Sessions begin May 14. Musical theater workshop for ages 13-20. $275. Perform June 15-17. Learn techniques in acting, singing, dancing. Call for enrollment forms.

• Musical "The Wizard of Oz:" May 18-20, 6 p.m. Fri.; 1 p.m., 5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m. Sun. $12, includes McDonald's Fun Meal.

• Enrollment open for Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop: Sessions begin July 23. Musical theater workshop for ages 7-13. $200. Perform "101 Dalmatians Kids" August 24-25. Learn techniques in acting, singing, dancing. Call for enrollment forms.

NEPA Theatrical Alliance

• Awards Show: April 14, Ehrhardt's Waterfront Banquet Center, Tafton. Black tie. Open to public. Info: neptatheaters.com

Pennsylvania Theater for Performing Arts

(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org)

• "Steel Magnolias:" Begins May 4, dinner buffet 90 min. before show. Show only: $16 adults, $14 seniors/students 12+, $10 under 12. Dinner/show: $32 adults, $28 seniors/students, $20 children. Discounts available.

• "1776:" Begins June 29.

• "Cabaret:" Begins Oct. 19.

• "Nuncrackers:" Begins Nov. 30.

The Phoenix Performing Arts Center

(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com)

• "Rent:" April 20-May 6. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. $12 ($1/every ticket to benefit Red Cross AIDS Awareness and Prevention). Red Cross and PFLAG will hand out red ribbons/info to audiences. For mature audiences. Reservations recommended, call.

• Arthur Miller's "The Price:" June 22-24, 29-30

Scranton Cultural Center

(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton)

• Ballet Theatre of Scranton's "Phantom of the Opera:" April 21, 7:30 p.m., $23.50-$33.75

• Ballet Theatre of Scranton's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:" May 9, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave.), $20.90-$24.

• "Young Frankenstein:" May 18-20, times vary, $46.25-$67.25

Scranton Shakespeare Festival

• "Midsummer Night's Dream:" June 30, July 1, Nay Aug Park.

Shawnee Playhouse

(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com)


• "Cats:" April 15, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Inn. Registration 2 p.m., dance 3 p.m. Be prepared to sing. Adult and youth (12 years+). Bring headshot/resume.

• "High School Musical Jr." and "Aladdin Jr.:" May 6, 2-4 p.m., Shawnee Inn; May 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Shawnee Playhouse. 18 years and younger. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song, CD player available. Bring headshot/resume.

The University of Scranton

(Royal Theatre of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts)

• "A Year with Frog and Toad:" April 27-29, May 4-5; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Call 570.941.4318.

Wyoming Seminary Players

(201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston, 570.270.2110)

• Annual Musical Theater Scholarship Gala Benefit: April 15, 7 p.m. Amato Auditorium, Wyoming Seminary Lower School (1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort). Open to the public. Tickets in advance or at door, $15/adults, $10/students, senior citizens. $25/adults attending pre-performance reception. Six high school students will compete for three scholarships to attend summer Performing Arts Institute (PAI). Appearance by Jessie Hooker. Proceeds benefit PAI's Musical Theater Program, fund scholarships. Info: 270.2186

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