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THIS WEEK: June 21 to 27, 2013

Cinderella, a commedia dell’arte version of the fairy tale with slapstick shenanigans, silly squabbles, laugh duals and baguette fencing. Performed by Take the Stage Players on the grounds of the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 5:30 tonight and Saturday. $5, $3 children. 690-5439.


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 tonight and Saturday. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 996-1500.


Misunderstood! An original musical about six everyday teens who each have an individual struggle in their lives. Presented by the Limelight Players at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea. 7 tonight and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $12. 814-6790.


Fame Jr., the story of students at New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10. 823-1875.


The Outsiders, a presentation by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts about teenage boys growing up in a tough environment. J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $16, $14 seniors, $10 children. With buffet dinner: $32, $28 seniors, $20 children. 454-5451.


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 tonight. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.


In the Bathroom! The second installment in Gaslight Theatre’s PlayRoom Series with original short works by regional playwrights exploring themes of memory, metamorphosis, imagination, discovery and more — all taking place in bathrooms. Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through June 29: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $8 students and seniors.


Disco Pigs, a story of friendship, unrequited love and adolescent rebellion by award-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh. The 2013 Intern Project of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. For mature audiences. $15. 784-8181 or bte.org.


The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar’s sparkling comedy performed by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera. Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 tonight; 3 p.m. Sunday. $20; $15 students and seniors. 328-5864.


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. 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $34; $16 without dinner. Reservations: 283-2195.


Annie Get Your Gun, the musical about the life and loves of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through June 30 with shows 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Reservations: 868-8212.


Entertainment on Parade! The annual dance recital by the David Blight School of Dance. Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. Noon and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $14; $7 children. 823-3914.


Il Trovatore, a Metropolitan Opera summer encore of Verdi’s intense drama filmed in high-definition in 2011. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $12.50. 961-5943.


FUTURE

Women’s Solo Performance Festival, four original solo pieces: “Industrial Angels” with Laurie McCants (7 p.m. June 28); “How to Be a Lesbian in Ten Days or Less” with Leigh Hendrix (2 p.m. June 29); “Me, Miss Krause and Joan” with Martha Kemper (7:30 p.m. June 29) and “Overture to a Thursday Morning” with Kali Quinn (3 p.m. June 30). Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. $15; $50 for all four. 784-8181 or bte.org.


Armida, a Metropolitan Opera summer encore of Rossini’s mythical work about a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. Filmed in high-definition in 2010. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. July 10. $12.50. 961-5943.


Musical Theater Cabaret Recital, Broadway music performed by students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 11. Free. 270-2186.


Intolerance: The War on Civilians, an evening of short original plays including “The Waiting Time” and “The Longest Night” by Bill Zeranski; “Intolerance” and “The Train” by Lou Bisignani; and short pieces by Janet Loewe, Marion Iopst and Ben Weinreb. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. July 11 to 13. $10; $8 seniors; $4 students. 342-9707.


La Traviata, a Metropolitan Opera summer encore of Verdi’s famous work, filmed in high-definition in April 2012. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. July 17. $12.50. 961-5943.


A Little Murder on the Side, an original comedy by Art Walsh with murder at its core. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. July 18 to 27: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. $10; $8 seniors; $4 students. 342-9707.


Les Miserables, the sung-through Broadway musical based on the historical novel by Victor Hugo. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. July 19 to Aug. 4: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. Reservations: 283-2195.


Performing Arts Institute Dance Company, with performances of classical ballet, modern dance and jazz pieces. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. July 21. Free. 270-2186.


Cats, the popular Broadway musical based on a work by T.S. Eliot about the “nine lives” of a group of junkyard felines. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 26 to Aug. 11: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Also: Family Night special performance 8 p.m. on Aug. 8. Reservations: 868-8212.


Les Miserables, the Broadway musical based on the French historical novel by Victor Hugo. Performed by students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. $20; $12 seniors and students. 270-2186.


The Mousetrap, the murder mystery by Agatha Christie. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 13 to 21: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Reservations: 868-8212.


Sweeney Todd, the Victorian musical thriller about “The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Oct. 18 to Nov. 2: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 868-8212.


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.


It’s a Wonderful Life, the heartwarming holiday favorite about an angel who helps a businessman in despair. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Nov. 29 to Dec. 15: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special Family Night performance 8 p.m. Dec. 12. $20. Reservations: 868-8212.


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