THIS WEEK: March 28 to April 3, 2014
Everything’s Groovy, a one-act musical about a group of young people putting together a music festival in the 1960s which runs into snags with the local sheriff. Presented by the MPB Community Players and the Hazleton Integration Project and performed by 29 children from grades 2 to 8 from schools throughout the Hazleton area. Hazleton One Community Center, 225 E. Fourth St. 7 tonight and Saturday. $2 to $6. 570-454-0178.
Squabbles, a comedy about a married jingle writer whose mother and curmudgeon father-in-law (who can’t stand each other) move in. Presented by Applause Theatre Company at Act Out Theatre, 408 N. Main St., Taylor. 7:30 tonight and Saturday. $12. Reservations: 570-430-1149.
The Wizard of Oz, the classic musical fantasy. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through April 13: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
Doubt, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning drama in which a nun begins to suspect a beloved parish priest of molesting one of the altar boys. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Through April 6: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.
Rock of Ages, a worldwide party musical with 28 rocking 1980s songs set to a love story between a small-town girl and a big-city rocker. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 tonight; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.
Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning musical satire. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Through April 13: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $34 with dinner served 90 minutes before showtime; $16 show only. 570-283-2195.
The Fantasticks, the long-running Broadway musical performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday. $40, $30. 570-955-1455.
Godspell, the Broadway musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, performed by the Sweet Charity Players. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Parish in Williamsport; and 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore. $15 benefits a family or particular need at the host church. 570-207-2213.
Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s romantic and lyrical ballet performed by a troupe of young Russian dancers. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Saturday. $39, $17 children. 570-389-4409.
Check Out Chekhov, an evening of one-act plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekov. Performed by the Wilkes University Theatre at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (April 5); 2 p.m. April 6. 570-408-4540.
Rumors, Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy about the misadventures of four couples at a New York City party. Performed by the Misericordia Players at Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (April 5). $5; $3 seniors and students. 570-674-6286.
Jekyll & Hyde, performed by teens ages 14 to 18. KISS (Kids Innovating Stage & Sound) Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. April 4 to 13: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-829-1901.
The Laramie Project, the story of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was kidnapped, beaten and left to die because he was gay. A collaboration between Keystone College in La Plume and the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Keystone performances: 7 p.m. April 4 and 5; 3 p.m. April 6. Dietrich performances: 7 p.m. April 11 and 12; 3 p.m. April 13. $10. 570-996-1500.
La Boheme, Puccini’s moving story of young love with Anita Hartig as the frail Mimi and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover Rodolfo. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 5. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.
Once Upon a Mattress, a musical based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Presented by Wyoming Valley West High School students in the school auditorium, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. 6:30 p.m. April 9 (free for senior citizens); 7 p.m. April 10 to 12. $8, $5 students. 570-779-5361.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s magical comedy about lovers, amateur actors and faeries cavorting in an enchanted forest. Performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 9 to 12; 2 p.m. April 13. $12; $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825.
The Baker’s Wife, a musical about a jovial baker who arrives at a small town with his young wife who is tempted by a local womanizer. Performed by the Liva Arts Company at Elm Park Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 10-12; 2 p.m. April 13. $12. 570-941-7401.
Satan’s Loss, the annual Easter Passion Play written by the Rev. Gerald J. Gurka examining the seven deadly sins through a contest between Satan and God the Father. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 7:30 p.m. April 11. 570-779-9620.
Godspell, the biblical musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew. Performed by Dallas High School students in the school auditorium, 2030 Conyngham Ave. 8 p.m. April 11 and 12; 2 p.m. April 13. $10. 570-675-5201.
Cirque Dreams, a mash-up of celebrated pop and rock tunes mixed with spectacular acrobatics, daring aerialists, gravity defying balancers, powerful strongmen and other awe-inspiring acts. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 11; 2 and 8 p.m. April 12; 1 and 6 p.m. April 13. $55, $45, $35. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.
Ballroom with a Twist, dance performances by Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus of “Dancing with the Stars” joined by finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” along with “American Idol” finalists Gina Glockson and Von Smith. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 12. $49, $39, $29. 570-826-1100.
Students Showcase, performed by theater and musical-theater students. Black Box Theatre, Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 24 to 26. Free. 570-348-6211.
Jungalbook, based on the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts in Scranton. April 25 to May 4: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $7 students. 570-941-4318.
Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 26. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.
Brown Bag Theatre, a noontime presentation of a one-act play. Bring a lunch. King’s Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon April 28 to 30. Free. 570-208-5825.
An Evening of One-Act Plays, performed by the King’s Players at the King’s College Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 28 to 30. $1. 570-208-5825.
Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible friend Harvey. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. May 2 to 11: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18. 570-868-8212.
Good People, a tale of the class system in America as a blue-collar South Boston girl encounters her long-lost high school sweetheart who may be her ticket to a better life. Contains adult situations and language. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. May 8 to 25: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, a musical love story with the two Tony Award-winning virtuosos (and lifelong friends). Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 9; 2 and 8 p.m. May 10; 1 and 6 p.m. May 11. $59, $49, $39. 570-342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.
La Cenerentola, Rossini’s opera with mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato in the Cinderella title role and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. May 10. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.
Standard Time, a Broadway-bound dance musical performed by the Mark Stuart Dance Theatre that includes Shavertown native and “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist Jaime Verazin. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 23. $55, $35. 570-826-1100.
Auditions for Actors Circle’s May production of the comedy “Barefoot in the Park.” Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 570-876-4267.
Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster for the biblical show “Moses.” Sponsored by the Orange United Methodist Church, 2293 W. Eighth St., Dallas. May 10 with 9 a.m. departure, shopping at the Tanger Outlets, dinner at 4 p.m. and show at 6:30. $113; $77 teens; $57 children. Reservations: 570-855-9693.
Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster for the biblical show “Moses.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston with bus leaving from Pittston Plaza 9 a.m. Oct. 15. $105 includes transportation, show and smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant. Reservations: 570-654-8775.