THIS WEEK: Aug. 2 to 8
Funny Girl, the classic story of Fanny Brice’s rise to stardom from vaudeville, presented by the Nuremberg Community Players at their theater home, 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg. 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 4 and 5; 3 p.m. Aug. 6. $15. Reserve by calling 877-718-7894.
Gypsy, the timeless story of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous Burlesque Striptease artist, based loosely on her memoirs. At the Pheonix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Weekends from August 4 to 13, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. Tickets available at the door or by calling 570-457-3589.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a hilarious story of adolescence, obscure words and juiceboxes, presented by Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, Kirby Center for Creative Arts, Kingston. Tickets $20 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Info, wyomingseminary.org or call 570-270-2190.
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 Delaware. The show will run through August 25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TheShawneePlayhouse.com or call 570-421-5093.
The Big Friendly Giant, with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Downtown Bloomsburg, based on Roald Dahl’s book, through Aug. 2. $8, $9, $15. 570-784-8181.
Hairspray Jr., presented by the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s Summer Camp. A 60 minute production of the classic story. At the Scranton Cultural Center Main Stage, 420 N Washington Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Aug. 5. $5. 570-344-1111.
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.
Auditions for The Odd Couple, presented by Actors Circle. Needed are two women ages 20’s to 40’s to portray comedic Pidgeon sisters and six men ages 20s to 60s to portray the odd couple and their friends. No preparation required. At Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Show dates: Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29. Contact the director at 570-351-6842.