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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.


Hello Dolly! The winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical starring Sally Struthers as the strong-willed matchmaker. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 tonight; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. $59, $49, $39. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.com.


FUTURE


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.


Merrily We Roll Along, a high-definition screening of the Stephen Sondheim revival taped at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End and starring Mark Umbers and Jenna Russell. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. Oct. 23. $15, $14 seniors and students. 961-5943.


National Pastime, the romantic, Depression-era musical 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: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18. 823-1875.


The Nose, William Kentridge’s inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera based on Gogol’s story of a bureaucrat and his misadventures in search of his missing nose. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Oct. 26. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


An Alternate Perception of Reality, an evening of mind reading, magic and hilarious comedy with Denny Corby. Corner Bistro Theater, 76 S. Main St., Carbondale. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $12. 282-7499.


Ballroom with a Twist, a frenzy of sizzling dance arrangements by professional international dancers along with finalists from “American Idol” performing hit songs. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $45, $22 children. 389-4409.


Children of Eden, a two-act musical based on the biblical stories of Adam and Eve and Noah and the Ark. Performed by KISS (Kids Innovating Stage and Sound) Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Nov. 8 to 17: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 829-1901.


Seussical: The Musical, the Broadway musical based on the children’s books of Dr. Seuss including characters and scenarios from “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who!” Performed by the Wilkes University Theatre at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 8 to 17: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 408-4540.


The Graduate, the play about recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock and his adventures with the martini-saturated Mrs. Robinson. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. $35, $17 children. 389-4409.


Once Upon a Dream Starring The Rascals, a hybrid of a rock ‘n’ roll concert and a Broadway show starring the original members of the popular blue-eyed soul quartet Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. 826-1100.


A Very Special Christmas Special. It’s 1969 and Andy Billiams is hosting his annual Technicolor Christmas Spectacular live from the little town of Bloomsburg. Join the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in an evening of nostalgic sketches, songs, dances and “local commercials.” Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Nov. 29 to Dec. 28: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 784-8181 or bte.org.


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.


Dietrich Radio Players, performances of short old-time radio plays with authentic sound effects. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Free. 996-1500.


Falstaff, Verdi’s final comic opera with Ambrogio Maestri as the blustery Sir John Falstaff. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Dec. 14. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Memphis, the Tony Award winner for 2010 Best Musical about a tale of fame and forbidden love set in the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $62, $52, $35. 826-1100.


Much Ado About Nothing, the Shakespeare comedy performed by Gaslight Theater Company. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Opens 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 with a “Pay What You Can Preview.” Continues 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 2. $12; $10 seniors and students. 955-1455.


Bizet’s Carmen, the timeless opera by French composer Georges Bizet about a young soldier seduced by the fiery Carmen. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $54, $39, $24. 826-1100.


Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Four Seasons and how the four blue-collar kids became a huge success in pop music history. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 4 to 16: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 1 and 6 p.m. Sundays. $122, $70, $60, $41. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


Rusalka, Dvorak’s soulful fairy-tale opera with Renee Fleming in the title role. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Feb. 8. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


The No-Frills Revue, a production of songs and comedy sketches including spoofs of the theater. Performed by the Wilkes University Theatre at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 14 to 23: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 408-4540.


Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, the 55-member troupe performing Siberian folk dances with unique costumes and choreography. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Prince Igor, Borodin’s defining Russian epic famous for its Polovtsian Dances. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Noon on March 1. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


American Idiot, a musical based on punk rockers Green Day’s album about a group of young people experiencing boredom, love, pregnancy, drugs and war. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 5. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $34. 826-1100.


Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer-winning hit about an elderly southern woman and her African-American driver. Performed by Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 6. $35, $25, $15. 826-1100.


The 39 Steps, a spy story with a twist of comedy, heart-pounding romance and thrilling chase scenes. Adapted from the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. March 6 to 23: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 784-8181 or bte.org.


American Idiot, the National Broadway Tour of the rock opera based on Green Day’s multiplatinum album about three lifelong friends: one fighting for his dreams, one fighting for his country and one who stays in the safety of suburbia. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. March 7. $45, $22 children. 389-4409.


Werther, Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. March 15. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Rock of Ages, a worldwide party musical with 28 rocking 1980s songs set to a love story between a small-town girl and a big-city rocker. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. March 28; 2 and 8 p.m. March 29; 1 and 6 p.m. March 30. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


The Fantasticks, the long-running Broadway musical performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 29. $40, $30. 955-1455.


Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s romantic and lyrical ballet performed by a troupe of young Russian dancers. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. March 29. $39, $17 children. 389-4409.


Check Out Chekhov, an evening of one-act plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekov. Performed by the Wilkes University Theatre at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 3 to 5; 2 p.m. April 6. 408-4540.


La Boheme, Puccini’s moving story of young love with Anita Hartig as the frail Mimi and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover Rodolfo. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 5. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Cirque Dreams, a mash-up of celebrated pop and rock tunes mixed with spectacular acrobatics, daring aerialists, gravity defying balancers, powerful strongmen and other awe-inspiring acts. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 11; 2 and 8 p.m. April 12; 1 and 6 p.m. April 13. $55, $45, $35. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. April 26. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


Good People, a tale of the class system in America as a blue-collar South Boston girl encounters her long-lost high school sweetheart who may be her ticket to a better life. Contains adult situations and language. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. May 8 to 25: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 784-8181 or bte.org.


An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, a musical love story with the two Tony Award-winning virtuosos (and lifelong friends). Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 9; 2 and 8 p.m. May 10; 1 and 6 p.m. May 11. $59, $49, $39. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.


La Cenerentola, Rossini’s opera with mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato in the Cinderella title role and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. A high-definition screening live from the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. May 10. $22, $20 seniors, $15 students. 825-4444 or 961-5943 or fathomevents.com.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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 artisticdirectorltwb@gmail.com.


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.


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