April 18, 2013

THIS WEEK: APRIL 19 to 25, 2013

Annie, the Broadway musical about the little orphan escaping the evil Miss Hannigan and being adopted by billionaire Mr. Warbucks. Performed by the Phoenix Kids at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through April 28: 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10. 457-3589.

Loving You Has Made Me Bananas: The 50 Shades of Love Musical. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $34; $16 show only. Reservations: 283-2195.

Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show, a tribute to the legendary Man in Black. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through April 28: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 868-8212.

Les Miserables, the Broadway musical performed with an all-adult cast by Kiss Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Through April 28: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $22. 829-1901.

A Spotlight on the Jason Miller Playwrights Project, with presentations of two plays: Jason Miller’s “Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer” and K.K. Gordon’s “Taking Liberties with Peter Rosig.” Olde Brick Theatre, Rear 128 W. Market St., North Scranton. Through April 27: 8:15 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. $12.50. Reservations: 344-3656.


Cafe Murder, a comedy murder mystery and dinner theater with audience participation. Presented by the Nuremberg Community Players at Black Creek United Methodist Church, 158 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf. April 26 and 27 with doors at 6 p.m. and show at 6:30 p.m. $20 for dinner and show. Reservations: 384-4407.

The Tempest, Shakespeare’s fantasy about a magician and his daughter dealing with shipwrecked nobles and their plots to assume power. Performed by the Wyoming Seminary Players at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 8 p.m. April 26-27. $4 advance; $5 at the door. 270-2192.

Museum, Tina Howe’s play about three artists holding a group exhibition and the comments of a parade of people who walk past the art. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. 8 p.m. April 26 and 27; 2 p.m. April 28. $10; $7 students and seniors. 941-4318.


Auditions for the Music Box Dinner Playhouse’s June production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Needed: men and women age 16 and older. Bring sheet music for a song of your choice. 283-2195.

Play Submissions, short plays (5 to 15 minutes) using Nay Aug Park as inspiration will be accepted through May 15 for the September Dyonisia ’13, the third annual Jason Miller Playwrights Project Invitational. Information at 591-1378.

Auditions for the Music Box Dinner Playhouse’s July-August production of the musical “Les Miserables.” 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. May 20 and 22. Bring sheet music for a song of your choice. 283-2195.

Theater Bus Trip to the Hunterdon Playhouse in Hampton, N.J., for a performance of “Wake Up, Darling” on May 23. Sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. $85 includes transportation, lunch and show. Reservations: 824-6418 or 822-4976.

Theater Bus Trip to New York City for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and a family-style dinner at Carmine’s on Broadway. Leaves from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock 8 a.m. on June 5 and returns at 11 p.m. $235 includes show, bus and dinner along with a contribution to the Dietrich Theater. Reservations: 996-1500.

The Music Box Dinner Playhouse is seeking directors, choreographers and musical directors for 2013 shows including “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (June 13 to 23), “Les Miserables” (July 19 to Aug. 4), “Nine to Five: The Musical” (Sept. 13 to 29) and “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 5 to 22). Send resume to 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, PA 18704. 283-2195.