THIS WEEK: Oct. 11 to 17, 2013
Evil Dead: The Musical, a thriller involving zombies, demons, murder, chainsaws and a Book of the Dead as a group of college students break into a cabin in the wilderness — where chaos reigns. Performed by the Limelight Players at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through Oct. 20: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays; special midnight performance on Oct. 19. $12. Reservations: 457-3589.
The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s drama about a Jewish moneylender in Venice who demands “a pound of flesh” when the borrower cannot pay back the debt. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through Oct. 20: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $26, $21 seniors, $12 students. 784-8181.
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.
In the Mood, a nostalgic, jazzy and patriotic tribute to the Swing Era with a 19-member ensemble of singers, dancers and musicians saluting the music of Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and more. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 23. $49, $39, $32.50. 344-1111.
Production Staff Needed for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s January production of the comedy drama “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Positions available include director, technical director, lighting and sound designers and costumer. Send letter of intent and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for the December production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Oct. 19 with ages 7 to 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. and adults 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 with children 7 to 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; adults 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 283-2195.
Casting Call for the CBS hit reality show “Survivor.” Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24. 888-946-4672.