THIS WEEK: June 28 to July 4
Sound and Song: Then & Now, a musical review featuring Broadway songs from the golden age to today’s most popular at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 30 and July 1; 2 p.m. July 2. Call 570-342-9707 for reservations.
The Darling Core, dark comedy co-created and co-starring Scranton natives Simone Daniel and Conor Anthony O’Brien, which is set to return to Off-Broadway in New York City and make an international debut at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, UK. A special preview will be at the Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, July 7 and 8. 570-225-2020.
The Big Friendly Giant, with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Downtown Bloomsburg, based on Roald Dahl’s book, July 20 through Aug. 2.
Steel Magnolias, the enormously popular 1987 comedy-drama starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley Maclaine is adapted for the stage by the Music Box Players. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. July 21 to 23 and 28 to 30. Fridays and Saturdays, bar opens at 6 p.m. with buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays, bar opens at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. Dinner and show for adults is $35; show only is $18. Dinner and show for children under 12 is $25; show only for children and military personal costs $14.
Shawnee Original Playwright Performances, featuring 19 out of 50 submitted works to be read to a panel of judges before being voted on by the audience. 7 p.m. August 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Buddy, the story of legendary singer-songwriter Buddy Holly and his meteoric rise to stardom in 1957. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12, 2 p.m. Aug. 13. $20, $25. Shermantheater.com. 570-420-2808.