THIS WEEK: Dec. 14 to 20, 2016
A Christmas Carol, performed by touring company the Nebraska Theatre Caravan who weave traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $29.50, $25.50, $19.50. 570-826-1100.
Beauty and the Beast, a musical based on the classic fairy tale about seeing beyond appearances. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through Dec. 18, with performances 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-868-8212.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), a high-speed, hysterical attempt to tell all your favorite Christmas stories in under 90 minutes by three under-prepared actors. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through Dec. 23 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
A Christmas Story, a musical version of the film about Ralphie and his Christmas wish for a Red Ryder BB gun. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Through Dec. 18 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $35, $30 with dinner; $18, $14 show only. 570-283-2195.
White Christmas, Irving Berlin’s classic musical about two showbiz buddies who put on a show at a Vermont Inn while falling in love with two sisters. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 9 to 18 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-823-1875.
The Nutcracker Ballet, the 41st annual free performances of the holiday classic performed by Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28. Free tickets available two hours before each performance on a first come, first served basis. 570-347-2867 or balletscranton.org.
Catch Me If You Can, a musical comedy about a precocious teenager who poses as a pilot, doctor and lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Jan. 6 to 15 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16 show only; $32 with dinner. Reservations: 570-454-5451.
Mama Mia! The ultimate feel-good show and Broadway smash hit combining hits by Swedish group ABBA with a tale of love and friendship. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. $69.50, $59.50, $49.50. 570-826-1100.
Fiddler on the Roof, the classic musical about dairyman Tevye who tries to protect his daughters and his way of life in a changing world. Performed by the Misfit Players at GAR High School Auditorium, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 12 to 14; 2 p.m. Jan. 15. $10. 570-406-3976.
Jersey Boys, the story of the four guys from New Jersey who formed the iconic group The Four Seasons. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 to 19; 8 p.m. Jan. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 21; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. 570-342-7784.
Auditions for the February/March production of the classic musical “Oklahoma!” Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9. 570-283-2195.
Auditions for the classic comedy “George Washington Slept Here,” to be presented April 28 to 30 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. By appointment 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29. Needed: eight women and nine men, ages 20 to 70. 570-466-9407.
David Getz, David Giordano, Lisa Zurek and Zachary Schultz contemplate the iconic lamp in ‘A Christmas Story,’ running through Dec. 18 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will present the holiday classic ‘White Christmas’ through Dec. 18. Pictured are cast members, from left: James Daly, Brandon Frashefski, Kristina Toussaint and Kourtney Kukowski.
David Menich and Richard Cannaday clown around in ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)’ presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble through Dec. 23 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.