Theater Listings: June 17 to 23, 2015

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    The Joan Harris Dancers will present their 33rd annual revue, ‘Music’s Icons, Legends and Divas,’ June 19 and 20 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.

    The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts will wrap up its run of ‘The Musical of Musicals’ June 19 to 21 at the J.J. Ferrara Center in Hazleton. The players include (from left): Kelly Kreiger, Kendall Sosar, Dillon Merenich, Alexa Martino, Zachary Sessock, Abby Martino, Darren Moore and Lauren Merola.

    Phoenix Theatrics will premier the Broadway musical Green Day’s ‘American Idiot,’ June 19 to 28 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center in Duryea.

    THIS WEEK: June 17 to 23, 2015

    Music’s Icons, Legends and Divas, a song-and-dance revue of fast-paced numbers by the Joan Harris Dancers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 19; 1 and 6 p.m. June 20. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-287-7977.

    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. Through June 21 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16; $32 with dinner. 570-454-5451.

    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.

    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.

    It’s a Fine Dance Life, performances by students at the David Blight School of Dance. Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. Noon and 6:30 p.m. June 20; noon and 6 p.m. June 21. $16; $8 children. 570-823-3914.

    Barrymore’s Ghost, a solo performance by regional actor Robert Hughes portraying the legendary actor of stage and screen John Barrymore, in a play written by Jason Miller. Hosted by the Rosetti Family Trust at a newly constructed outdoor theater at 1005 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 20. $15 includes wine and hors d’oeuvres and benefits the Lackawanna Historical Society. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

    Julie Taymor’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ a one-night-only, filmed presentation of the Tony Award-winning director’s much-heralded production of Shakespeare’s whimsical fantasy, captured live at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Presented by Fathom Events at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 22. $15, $14 seniors and students. 570-961-5943.

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    The National Theatre Live: The Audience, a one-night-only, filmed presentation of the Broadway play centered around weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and her prime ministers, captured live during the original run in London’s West End. Presented by Fathom Events at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 25. $15, $14 seniors and students. 570-961-5943.

    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 (MUNY version). 7 p.m. June 26 and 27; 3 p.m. June 28. $10. Reservations: 570-384-4407.

    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; special matinees 1 p.m. July 18 and 26. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Musical Theater Cabaret, performances of Broadway music by students of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 16. Free. 570-270-2186.

    PAI Dance Company, classical, ballet, modern and jazz pieces performed by faculty and students of the summer Performing Arts Institute. Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. July 26. Free. 570-270-2186.

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a school edition of the Broadway play about revenge, obsession and madness in old London. Performed by students of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. $20, $12 seniors and students. 570-270-2186.

    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.

    Barrymore’s Ghost, a solo performance by regional actor Robert Hughes portraying the legendary actor of stage and screen John Barrymore, in a play written by Jason Miller. Hosted by the Rosetti Family Trust at a newly constructed outdoor theater at 1005 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $15 includes wine and hors d’oeuvres and benefits the Lackawanna Historical Society. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

    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 Price Is Right Live! The hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come on down” and win appliances, vacations and new cars. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. $81.50, $57.50, $47.50, $37.50. 570-826-1100.

    The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of “South Park.” Contains explicit language. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 to 29; 8 p.m. Oct. 30; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. 570-342-7784.

    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.

    Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a new holiday stage extravaganza with soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers, imaginative costumes, illusions and more. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. 570-342-7784.

    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.

    Saturday Night Fever, the classic dance story in a new production based on the 1977 movie, packed with legendary hits by the Bee Gees. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $58.50, $48.50, $38.50. 570-826-1100.

    Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of innocence, betrayal and sacrifice. Performed by Teatro Lirico D’Europa with a live orchestra. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $57, $42, $27. 570-826-1100.

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Feb. 5; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 6; 1 p.m. Feb. 7. 570-342-7784.

    A Moon for the Misbegotten, the final play and only love story written by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eugene O’Neill. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $38, $28, $18. 570-826-1100.

    Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, a live multi-media journey through the life and times of the celebrated foursome. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. 570-342-7784.

    Annie, the Tony Award-winning, much-loved musical based on the comic-strip character “Little Orphan Annie.” Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. March 4; 1 and 7 p.m. March 5. 570-342-7784.

    Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night of music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 18. $60.50, $50.50, $40.50. 570-826-1100.

    Materialize! A Broadway-caliber magic show with master illusionist Drew Thomas, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 16. $40, $30, $25. 570-826-1100.

    Riverdance, the 20th-anniversary tour of the show that propelled Irish dancing and music into popular culture. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 29; 2 and 8 p.m. April 30; 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 1. 570-342-7784.

    42nd Street, the quintessential Broadway musical comedy about a starry-eyed dancer who leaves her Allentown home to become a Broadway star. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 20; 2 and 8 p.m. May 21; 1 p.m. May 22. 570-342-7784.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    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.