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THIS WEEK: April 4 to 10, 2014


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 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Dietrich performances: 7 p.m. April 11 and 12; 2 p.m. April 13. $10. 570-996-1500.


Jekyll & Hyde, the musical based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, performed by teens ages 14 to 18. KISS (Kids Innovating Stage & Sound) Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. Through April 13: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 570-829-1901.


Seussical, the musical based on the books and characters of children’s writer Dr. Seuss. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through April 13: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $6 children. 570-457-3589.


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. tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 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. tonight and Saturday. $5; $3 seniors and students. 570-674-6286.


The Wizard of Oz, the classic musical fantasy with all the songs from the MGM movie. 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: A Parable, 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. 8 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.


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.


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. Saturday. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 570-825-4444 or 570-961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Godspell, the Broadway musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, performed by the Sweet Charity Players. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $15. 570-207-2213.


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. Wednesday (free for senior citizens); 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (April 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. Wednesday through Saturday (April 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. Thursday through Saturday (April 12); 2 p.m. April 13. $12. 570-941-7401.


FUTURE


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.


Passion Play, a live performance of the death and resurrection of Christ. Rock Church Worship Center, 530 Morgan Highway, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 19; 11 a.m. April 20. 570-342-0544.


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.


Junglebook, 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 — a six-foot-tall rabbit. 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.


Rent, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical about a group of struggling artists on New York’s Lower East Side. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. May 3 to 11: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. 570-457-3589.


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.


School House Rock Live! A musical performance by children ages 5 to 9. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. May 16; 2 and 7 p.m. May 17; 2 p.m. May 18. $10, $8, $5. 570-457-3589.


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.


Fiddler on the Roof, the Broadway musical about life in a Russian village where Tevye strives to maintain tradition with his five daughters. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. June 6 to 22: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


School House Rock Live! Jr., a musical about a teacher nervous on his first day of school. Performed by the Youth Theatre Workshop at the Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 7 p.m. July 11; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. July 12; 1 and 4 p.m. July 13. 570-868-8212.


Hair, the rock musical that sprang from the 1960s hippie movement about a group of bohemian youths in New York City protesting getting drafted to fight the Vietnam War. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 25 to Aug. 10: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ poetic masterpiece anchored by the aging southern Belle Amanda Wingfield. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Aug. 22 to 31: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18. 570-868-8212.


Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, the thriller about the dichotomy of good and evil in mankind based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 19 to Oct. 5: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Oct. 31 to 16: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.


The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the comic escapades of three country girls as they reunite for a Christmas show. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Dec. 5 to 14: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-868-8212.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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.

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