Theater Listings: May 27 to June 2, 2015

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    Deborah Buck and TJ Zales star in the latest Actors Circle production, ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue,’ running through June 7 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.

    The Coughlin Players will present the comedy ‘Break a Leg’ May 29 and 30 at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. The cast includes (sitting on floor) Rachel Benczkowski, Bethany Paulukonis, Adam Ercolani, Alyssa Altenor; second row: Savannah Lukas, Zack Banaszek, Julia Miller; top row: Mike Koury and Kelly McGraw.

    THIS WEEK: May 27 to June 2, 2015

    The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Neil Simon’s comedy about the escalating problems of a middle-aged couple living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. May 28 to June 7 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.

    The Comedy of Errors, the 7th annual Shakespeare in the Park presentation by Ghostlight Productions about two sets of twins separated from their identical halves during a disastrous sea voyage. South Abington Park. May 29 to June 7 with performances 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Free but donations accepted. 570-575-5185.

    Break a Leg! A slapstick comedy about the backstage craziness during a high school drama rehearsal. Performed by the Coughlin Players at James M. Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 29; 2 and 7 p.m. May 30. $7, $5 students. 570-406-3976.

    The Andrews Brothers, a madcap salute to the 1940s about a USO show which is threatened with cancellation when a famous trio of singing sisters fails to appear and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. Through July 5 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $25; $48.50 with dinner. Reservations: 610-433-2333.

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    You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical based on the popular “Peanuts” comic strip characters. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. June 5 to 14 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $18; $35 with dinner. Special Family Show 7 p.m. June 11. $16, $12 children. 570-283-2195.

    Hello Dolly! The award-winning Broadway smash musical about matchmaker Dolly Levi who takes over New York in her typically extravagant manner. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. June 5 to 21 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s comedy in which fairies and lovers join King Oberon and Queen Titania — along with Puck the Prankster — in stirring up magical mischief in the woods on one summer’s night. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 6; 3 p.m. June 7. $15, $8 children. 570-784-8181.

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company with impresario Danny Chang. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. June 6. $45, $25, $15. 888-946-4672.

    Tommy, the Who’s popular rock opera about the deaf, dumb and blind Pinball Wizard. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. June 12 to 24 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    To Catch a Cheat, an original adult comedy by local writer and director Art Walsh about a private investigator who seduces would-be adulteresses for his clients to enable them to secure a better deal in their divorce settlement. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. June 25 to July 5 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Discounted tickets on June 25. 570-342-9707.

    Shakespeare in the Park, an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet,” presented by the Gamut Theatre Group. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 27. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. 570-996-1500.

    Mr. Roberts, the classic serio-comedy about life in the South Pacific aboard a navy vessel during World War II. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. July 3 to 12 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    South Pacific, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about love on a South Pacific island during World War II. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. July 10 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $18; $35 with dinner. Special Family Show 7 p.m. July 16. $16, $12 children. 570-283-2195.

    Shrek: The Musical, the Broadway production about the big green ogre who attempts to rescue a group of fairy-tale characters who’ve been banished from their homes. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 10 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sunday; 1 p.m. July 18 and 26. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Mary Poppins, the regional premiere based on the Disney musical about the magical nanny who takes care of the Banks family household in Edwardian London. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Aug. 7 to 16 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Broadway musical set in the 1920s about a girl determined to find a rich husband. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Aug. 21 to Sept. 6 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    A Little Night Music, the Broadway musical about love, sex and folly set during a weekend on a country estate. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Sept. 11 to 20 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    West Side Story, the Broadway musical which sets a Romeo-and-Juliet story among street gangs of New York City. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 12 to 20 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-823-1875.

    Tuesdays with Morrie, columnist Mitch Albom’s memoir about his time spent with sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 18 to 27 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice, a spooktacular figure-skating event with a cast of Olympic, World and U.S. National medalists including Kurt Browning, Alissa Czisny, Nicole Bobek and Jozef Sabovcik. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $25 to $85. 800-745-3000.

    The Addams Family, a musical based on the characters of the macabre television series. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Also: a special show at midnight on Oct. 31. $20. 570-868-8212.

    The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman’s chronicle of the apparent hate-crime death of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 7 to 15 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-823-1875.

    Plaid Tidings, a holiday version of “Forever Plaid,” in which members of a singing quartet are killed on the way to their first professional gig but are allowed to return to Earth to do the show. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special matinees 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 12. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Scrooge, the musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Dec. 3 to 13 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Theater Bus Trip to see the musical “The King and I” in New York City followed by a family-style dinner at Carmine’s. Leaves 8 a.m. June 3 from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock and returns at 11 p.m. $265 includes an orchestra seat, transportation and dinner. Reservations: 570-996-1500.