THIS WEEK: June 28 to July 4, 2013
The Comedy of Errors, the second annual production by the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, a colorful, contemporary take on Shakespeare’s zany madcap comedy. Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 6 p.m. tonight through Sunday. Free. Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic lunch. 487-3954.
Women’s Solo Performance Festival, four original solo pieces: “Industrial Angels” with Laurie McCants (7 tonight); “How to Be a Lesbian in Ten Days or Less” with Leigh Hendrix (2 p.m. Saturday); “Me, Miss Krause and Joan” with Martha Kemper (7:30 p.m. Saturday) and “Overture to a Thursday Morning” with Kali Quinn (3 p.m. Sunday). Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. $15; $50 for all four. 784-8181 or bte.org.
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, discover y and more — all taking place in bathrooms. Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 tonight and Saturday. $10, $8 students and seniors.
Annie Get Your Gun, the musical about the life and loves of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $20. Reservations: 868-8212.
Violet, a musical about a disfigured young women’s search for healing, performed by the youth of the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $20, $15. 588-8077 or silkmillharmony.com.
An Evening of Mind Reading, Magic and Comedy. Begins with laughs from Teri Granahan followed by magic and mind reading with Denny Corby. Corner Bistro Community Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. July 6 with doors at 7 p.m. (with cash bar and menu) and show at 8:30 p.m. $18. 282-7499.
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.
Comedy Night with New York and Atlantic City comedians Corey Alexander, Keith Purnell and Father Paul. Corner Bistro Community Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. July 13 with doors at 7 p.m. (with cash bar and menu) and show at 8:30 p.m. $18. Reservations: 282-7499.
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.
Production Staff Openings for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s September production of “Spamalot” including music director, choreogrpher, technical director, sound designer, costumer and lighting designer. Send letter and resume to Deirdre Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. 823-1875.