THIS WEEK: June 27 through July 3
Nunsense, Dan Goggin’s now classic musical about the Little Sisters of Hoboken, will be staged through July 1 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays with dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $35 for dinner and the show; $25 for children 12 and younger; $18 for show-only tickets; $14 for students and military. Reservations: 570-283-2195 or [email protected]
Taming of the Shrew, will be revived by Gaslight Theatre from June 29 and 30 at the company’s theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre Township. “The Taming of the Shrew” tells the story of Baptista’s two daughters: the younger, ideal woman Bianca who is courted by many suitors and her older, headstrong sister Katharina, condemned as a shrew by all others. With Baptista’s decree that Kate must be wed before Bianca, her suitors quickly attempt to find Kate a willing mate. 8 p.m. June 22, 23, 29 and 30 and 3 p.m. June 24. $15 for adults; $12 for students, seniors and veterans. On sale at ticketfly.com.
‘Just a Penny’ auditions, non-profit PATAsphere and F.M. Kirby Center hosting open casting call for full-length original musical ‘Just a Penny. Seeking males and females 18 and older. Actors should be prepared to give a short monologue and sing a portion of a song of their choice. Acting/vocal auditions noon to 5 p.m. July 1 and 6 to 9 p.m. July 2 at Kirby Center, 71 Public Square Wilkes-Barre. Auditions for dance corps 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Show will be performed Dec. 9 at the Kirby Center.
Crazy For You, the Gershwin musical comedy that tells the classic tale of a boy, a girl and a theater in need of salvation, will be staged by the Wyoming County Players at the Starlite Playhouse, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock on July 6 and 7. Evening shows are at 7 p.m., and there is a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Ticket cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 570-836-6986.
WIT, by Margaret Edson, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness — and her stint as a prized patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital — Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are trans-formative both for her and the audience. Presented by Actors Circle July 12 through 22 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for students. July 12 tickets are discounted at $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations: 570-342-9707 or via email at [email protected]
Kids Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 to 12, will take place in July and August at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. The sessions will end with a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.
Teen Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 13 to 17, will take place in July and August, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Sessions will end with a production of “Xanadu Jr.” on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.