Theater Listings: Sept. 6 to 12

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‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ will take the stage for several weekends in September and early October at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
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    THIS WEEK: Sept. 6 through Sept. 12

    The Diary of Anne Frank, the play written by Frances Goodrich based on the real events written in the diary of the famous girl during WWII, presented by Actor’s Circle. At Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. Sept. 7, 8, 9,10, 14, 15, 16 and 17. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. General $12, seniors $10, students $8. Discounts on Sept. 7 with $8 for general and seniors, $6 for students. 570-342-9707.

    FUTURE

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical comedy that was sucessfully transferred to the screen and starred Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds will show at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Sept. 16, 17, 22, 24, 29, 10 and Oct. 1. Bar opens at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with buffet served at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 1 p.m. Sundays with buffet at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. $35 for adult dinner and show, $18 for show only, $14 for students and current and former military. 570-283-2195.

    “Spies Like Us,” an interactive murder mystery dinner, presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, at the J. J. Ferrara Center on Broad Street, downtown Hazleton, at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 and 3 p.m. Sept. 24. The show tells the story of Dr. Ernest T. Mars, a renowned alien researcher who has developed a drug to eradicate the flu, and those in the audience will play test subjects for his drug. A plated dinner consisting of a salad course, an entrée, and a dessert, will be served during the performance. All seats are $25 including dinner. Reservations can be made at 570-454-5451.

    “A Year With Frog and Toad.” This whimsical story follows the cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they celebrate friendship and the differences that make them unique. Designed for young audiences, 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7, and at 1 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 5 and Oct. 7. George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College Administration Building, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Admission: $12; students/senior citizens, $5. Info: 570-208-5825.

    Dirty Dancing, a staged performance of the iconic hit film comes to the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, for two shows. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. $45, $55, $65. 570-826-1100.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Music Box Players will hold auditions for “Clue, the Musical,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 8, and 1 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA. “Clue, the Musical,” is based on the popular murder mystery film, which is based on the classic board game (Colonel Mustard did it in the study with the candlestick). The musical has multiple endings, which will be a challenge to actors. Those who audition are asked to sing an upbeat/comic song; tracks or sheet music are welcome. Performance dates are Oct. 20 to 22, and 27 to 29. Call 570-283-2195 for further information.

    ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ will take the stage for several weekends in September and early October at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Best.jpg‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ will take the stage for several weekends in September and early October at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville. Submitted photo