Theater Listings: July 5 to 11

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‘Buddy,’ the Buddy Holly story shows at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg Aug. 11 through 13.
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‘The Big Friendly Giant,’ based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl, will entertain families this summer in a Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble stage production.
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THIS WEEK: July 5 to 11

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.

Annie Jr., a children’s performance of the famous story following the adventures of everybody’s favorite redheaded orphan, presented by the Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Rd., Shawnee on Deleware. Opening 11 a.m. July 7. The show will run through August 25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TheShawneePlayhouse.com or call 570-421-5093.

Peter Pan Newly Imagined, a screening of a London performance of the classic story, retold, at te Dietrich Theater, 60 E Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. July 9 and 23. All ages. General admission is $14. $12 for seniors and members. $10 for children and students. 570-996-1500.

FUTURE

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.

Paris/Stalingrad, stories from World War II presented by Actors Circle. Written and directed by Lou Bisignani at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. July 20 through 23. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students. Call 570-342-9707 for reservations or email to [email protected]

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.

‘Buddy,’ the Buddy Holly story shows at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg Aug. 11 through 13.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Michael-Perrie-Jr-as-Buddy-Holly-1-smaller.jpg‘Buddy,’ the Buddy Holly story shows at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg Aug. 11 through 13. Weekender file photo

‘The Big Friendly Giant,’ based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl, will entertain families this summer in a Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble stage production.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_bigandfriendly.jpg‘The Big Friendly Giant,’ based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl, will entertain families this summer in a Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble stage production. Submitted photo