THIS WEEK: July 19 to 25, 2013
Clue, a murder mystery comedy based on the popular board game in which the audience tries to discover the details of the murder. Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 tonight and Saturday. $12. 457-3589.
Les Miserables, the sung-through Broadway musical based on the historical novel by Victor Hugo. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Through Aug. 4: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $16; $34 with dinner. Reservations: 283-2195.
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. Through July 27: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. $10; $8 seniors; $4 students. 342-9707.
Performing Arts Institute Dance Company, with performances of classical ballet, modern dance and jazz pieces. Special guest artist: Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. Sunday. 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.
Bye Bye Birdie, the musical comedy about an Elvis-like singer getting drafted into the Army. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Aug. 2 to 11: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16; $32 with dinner. Reservations: 454-5451 or ptpashows.org.
Il Tabarro, Puccini’s one-act opera performed by New York City’s Bronx Opera. Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lane. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. $35, $10 children. 616-0317 or buckhillskytopfest.org.
Youth Theatre Project: Teens Teaching Teens, sponsored by Scranton Public Theatre. Olde Brick Theatre, Rear 128 W. Market St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and 9-10. $10. 344-3656.
See the Music Dance Concert, with members of the New York City Ballet, choreographed by Justin Peck. Notre Dame High School, 60 Spangenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $30, $10 children. 616-0317 or buckhillskytopfest.org.
Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical based on the zany film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Aug. 9 to 25: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. 457-3589.
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.
The Hungry Hungry Games, a stage parody of “The Hunger Games,” the best-selling book and blockbuster film with spoofs of favorite scenes and characters. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $30, $20. 826-1100.
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.
Auditions for the Actors Circle September production of “Ghost of a Chance.” Needed: three male and three female adults age 20 and older. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 575-8725 or 561-6637.