THIS WEEK: May 31 to June 6, 2013
Murder in the Gallery, a murder-mystery dinner party that centers on the world of art. Presented by Leadership Lackawanna at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 tonight. $40 includes dinner and show. Cash bar available. 342-7711.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, a Shakespeare in the Park event about the lusty Lothario Falstaff, who decides to woo two beautiful but married women — at the same time. Presented by Ghostlight Productions in South Abington Park, Clarks Summit. 6:30 tonight and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations accepted. 575-5185.
Treeline Fever, an original historical play about the congruities and contrasts between the current Marcellus Shale gas drilling and the lumber-industry boom that swept the Endless Mountains more than 100 years ago. Presented by the Roving Historical Theater of the Sullivan County Council on the Arts. Russian Hall, 211 Main St., Lopez. 7 tonight and Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $9 advance; $10 at the door. 928-8927.
Cinderella, performed by Ballet Northeast. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $20, $15 students and seniors. 821-8525 or balletnortheast.org.
The Hallelujah Girls, a comedy about six feisty female owners of a Georgia beauty shop and day spa. Performed by the Lakeside Players at Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. 226-6207.
Dietrich Radio Players, favorite radio plays performed with organ music and authentic sound effects. Included: “Seeing Ghosts” from the series “My Friend Irma”; a “Dick Tracy” episode “The Case of the Big Top Murders”; and Abbott and Costello’s routine “Who’s on First?” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 996-1500.
The Crusade of Dance, the annual world-language dance show spotlighting the waltz, swing, schuhplattler, tango, French ballet, merengue, bachata and cha cha. Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $3. 826-7201.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical about overachievers’ angst during a spelling championship. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. June 13 to 23: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $34; $16 without dinner; $12 on Thursdays (no dinner served). Reservations: 283-2195.
The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, an outdoor presentation telling the love story of a lost soldier and a young blind woman on opposite sides during the last days of the Civil War. Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 21 and 22. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 996-1500.
The Life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, a solo performance by stage actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur dramatizing the life of the first Negro League baseball player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. June 21. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.
The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar’s sparkling comedy performed by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera. Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 p.m. June 21; 3 p.m. June 23. $20; $15 students and seniors. 328-5864.
National Pastime, a screwball comedy about a radio station that invents a fictional winning baseball team to improve ratings. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 25 to Nov. 10. 823-1875.
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 Wednesday 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 “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.