Theater Listings: June 10 to 16, 2015

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    The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will wrap up its run of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ June 12 to 14. The cast includes (front) Sarah Pellegrini, Karl Kleist, Dan Pascoe and Ericka Law, (back) Christian Lynch and Ben Steltz.

    ‘The Musical of Musicals,’ a spoof of Broadway shows presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, will run June 12 to 21 at the J.J. Ferrara Center in Hazleton. Cast members include (front) Alexa Martino and Abby Martin, (back) Zachary Sessock and Kelly Kreiger.

    THIS WEEK: June 10 to 16, 2015

    The Musical of Musicals, a song-and-dance satire of famous musicals by everyone from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Weber. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. June 12 to 21 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16; $32 with dinner. 570-454-5451.

    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. 8 p.m. June 12 and 13; 3 p.m. June 14. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $18; $35 with dinner. $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. Through June 21 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    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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    American Idiot, the Broadway musical about teen rage, love and loss set to the music of punk-rockers Green Day. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. June 19, 20 and 26; 2 p.m. June 21; 2 and 7 p.m. June 28. $12. Contains strong language and adult content. 570-457-3589.

    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.

    The Wizard of Oz. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Nuremberg Community Players’ new theater at 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg, for a production of the classic Frank L. Baum story. 7 p.m. June 26 and 27; 3 p.m. June 28. $10. Reservations: 570-284-4407.

    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.

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School, a play adapted from Louis Sachar’s “Wayside School” novels where children experience a zany and unpredictable style of learning. Presented as the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s annual Summer Family Show. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. July 9 to 19 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 and 7 p.m. Thursdays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

    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.

    Menopause: The Musical, a musical parody spoofing menopause symptoms, set to classic tunes from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s with a cast of breast-cancer survivors. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $58 (pit), $48, $42. 570-826-1100.

    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

    Auditions for “The Sound of Music” (ages 5 to 13) and “Sweeney Todd” (ages 14 to 18). Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea. 6 to 8 p.m. June 14. 570-991-1817.

    Theater Bus Trip, to see the biblical production of “Joseph” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster. Sponsored by the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of West Pittston. Departs from the Park and Ride, Oak Street and Route 315 at 8 a.m. on July 15. $78. Stops include the Amish Farmers Market and Shady Maple Restaurant. Reservations: 570-606-6168.