Theater Listings: March 29-April 4

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Two separate productions of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will be presented in Taylor and Nuangola through the end of March and beginning of April.
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    THIS WEEK: March 29-April 4

    The Women, Clare Booth Luce’s comedy of manners about the pampered lives and power struggles of wealthy Manhattan socialites. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. March 23 to April 2 with performances 8 Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

    42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic with memorable songs including “Lullaby of Broadway” and “We’re in the Money.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $65, $55, $45. 570-826-1100.

    Jesus Christ Superstar, Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola, a global phenomenon for 40 years, shown from the viewpoint of Judas Iscariot, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and music by Tim Rice. Runs through April 15 with shows at 8 p.m. March 24, 25 and 31 and April 1, 7, 13, 14 and 15 and shows at 3 p.m. March 25 and April 1, 2, 8, 9 and 15. ​Call 570-868-8212 to reserve seats.

    Jesus Christ Superstar, Act Out Stage, 408 North Main St., Taylor, with Joey James, singer from local Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band 12/24 in the role of Jesus and other 12/24 band members playing for the musical. Runs through April 2 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $20, $15. Reservations, 570-881-4206 or actouttheatre@yahoo.com.

    The Foreigner, a comedy about a Brit newly arrived in Georgia who gets tangled up in a silly endeavor to save an inn from some dangerous locals. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through April 9 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

    Doubt: A Parable, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about Sister Aloysius who has suspicions involving a young, progressive priest at her school. George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. March 30 to April 8 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12; $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.

    Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque and side shows. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 1. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

    FUTURE

    We Shot JFK, a multimedia presentation on the events of Nov. 22, 1963. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 6 to 8; 2 p.m. April 9. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.

    Jessica Lang Dance, performing her new work “Thousand Yard Stare,” a piece designed to honor wounded veterans and those affected by war, set to music by Beethoven. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 14. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

    Artrageous, a creative celebration of art, music and bubblewrap with dancers, music and images from Lennon to Elvis to Hendrix. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. April 19. 570-788-4864.

    Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric, Anne Washburn’s dark comedy about a group of survivors of a global catastrophe who constantly recall an episode of “The Simpsons.” Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts, University of Scranton. April 21 to 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-941-4318.

    The Illusionists — Live from Broadway, stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind reading, disappearance, a water torture escape and more. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. April 22. 570-342-7784.

    Sister Act, musical based on the 1999 film starring Whoopie Goldberg, presented by Music Box Players at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, April 22 to May 7 with shows 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Buffet meal served 90 minutes prior to curtain. Dinner and show: $35 adults, $24 children 12 and younger. Show only, $18, $14. Reservations, 570-283-2195 or reservations@musicbox.org.

    The Nether, a sci-fi thriller about a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion and the young detective who discovers a disturbing brand of entertainment connected to it. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. April 27 to May 21 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

    George Washington Slept Here, a community production of the comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman about a Manhattanite who buys a dilapidated house in rural Bucks County. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. April 28 and 29; 2 p.m. April 30. $10. 570-996-1500.

    Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Rhythmic Circus, the homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis with their trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 30. $35, 25. 570-826-1100.

    Pippin, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the young prince searching for meaning in his life during the Middle Ages. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 5; 2 and 8 p.m. May 6; 1 p.m. May 7. 570-342-7784.

    Next Fall, a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love by Geoffrey Nauffts. Gaslight Theatre, 200 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. May 18 to 27 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15; $12 seniors and students. 570-266-8565 or gaslight-theatre.org.

    The Uninvited, an edge-of-your-seat thriller about the new owner of a property in England who comes face-to-face with the resident spirit. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. May 25 to June 4 with performances 8 Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Little Theatre is seeking directors, choreographers, technical directors, lighting and sound designers and costumers for its 2017-18 season. Send resumes to 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre for “Cabaret,” “The Rocky Horror Show” and “A Christmas Carol” by June 2. 570-823-1875.

    Two separate productions of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will be presented in Taylor and Nuangola through the end of March and beginning of April.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_AP_9911150598.jpgTwo separate productions of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will be presented in Taylor and Nuangola through the end of March and beginning of April. AP Photo