THIS WEEK: Aug. 9 to 15
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. Aug. 11, 12 and 13. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. Tickets available at the door or by calling 570-457-3589.
Footloose, the classic American musical that follows teenager Ren McCormick who moves from Chicago to a small farming town where he challenges a conservative preacher who has banned dancing in the community. J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12; 3 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. $10, $18, $20. Ptpashows.org or 570-454-5451.
Willy Wonka, Kids, Ronald Dahl’s chocolate factory musical played by the Music Box Youth Players, concluding an intensive six week theater workshop for ages 6 to 12. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12; 2 p.m. Aug. 13. $10.
Obsession, the National Theatre Live from London returns to the Dietrich Theater with the screened play starring Jude Law and directed by Ivo van Hove. 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20. $10, $12, $14. Dietrichtheater.com or 570-996-1500.
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.
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 9 and 10.
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.
Hairspray Jr., the 50’s rock and roll musical with all roles portrayed by students ages 13 to 17, enrolled in a theater workship. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19; 2 p.m. Aug. 20. $10. 570-283-2195.
Bermuda Avenue Triangle, outrageous romantic comedy about two elderly women who fall for a con man and get a new lease on life. At the Milford Theater, 114 E Catherine St., Milford. 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26; 3 p.m. Aug. 27. $18. milfordtheaterpa.com. 57-296-2600.
Dirty Dancing, a staged performance of the iconic hit film comes to the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, for two shows. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. $45, $55, $65. 570-826-1100.
Auditions for The Odd Couple, presented by Actors Circle. Needed are two women ages 20’s to 40’s to portray comedic Pigeon 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.