First Posted: 9/26/2014
THIS WEEK: Oct. 1 to 7, 2014
The Who’s “Tommy,” the rock opera based on the British group’s 1969 album, performed by the King’s Players. George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 131 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 3 and Monday, Oct. 6; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $12, $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825.
The Seagull, Anton Chekhov’s classic novel adapted by Laurie McCants and re-set in the swinging sixties at a Pennsylvania lake. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through Sunday, Oct. 12 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s playful satire about how modern technology both unites and isolates people. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. $10, $8 seniors, $6 students. Mature language. 570-348-6211.
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, the thriller about the dichotomy of good and evil in mankind based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $20. 570-868-8212.
A Bronx Tale, a one-man show starring Chazz Palminteri, who brings 18 characters to life while depicting a young boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $81, $51, $41, $31. 570-826-1100.
Murder’s in the Heir, an interactive comedy-mystery dinner theater inspired by the board game Clue and performed by the North Pocono Odyssey Players. St. Eulalia’s Hall, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $28 by Sept. 22; $35 thereafter. Reservations: 570-842-7656.
Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond, an interactive play about the hauntings that occurred in a Scranton building, incorporating seances and experiments in mind control, telepathy, clairvoyance and sightless vision. Houdini Museum, 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 29. Includes pizza and snacks at intermission. $35. Reservations: 383-9297.
From Here to Eternity, an exclusive look at Tim Rice’s gripping new musical of love and desire in 1941 Hawaii, filmed at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and scheduled to hit Broadway in 2015. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $18. 570-961-5943.
The Addams Family, a new musical based on the macabre TV family who are put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Begins Friday, Oct. 10 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 25 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday. No show on Oct. 19. $12. 570-457-3589.
Live from the Met: Macbeth, Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy with star soprano Anna Netrebko. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $24, $22. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.
Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, the unique and colorful signature production offering the 3000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts in a show exploring two emblematic creatures: the dragon representing the east and the lion symbolizing the west. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 17; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $35 to $125. 800-745-3000 or cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.