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First Posted: 9/18/2014

THIS WEEK: Sept. 24 to 30, 2014

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. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 12 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181.

All the King’s Women, a fast-paced and touching comedy telling the story of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 women. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.

Titanic: The Musical, based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $16; $32 with dinner (served 90 minutes before showtime). Reservations: 570-454-5451.

Cinderella, the classic fairy tale performed by Phoenix Kids. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $10, $5 children. 570-457-3589.

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. Through Sunday, Oct. 5 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

Murder Most Foul, a murder-mystery comedy musical. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $16; $34 with dinner. 570-283-2195.

Table Manners, the first play in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” comedies which center on the relationships of six characters, three of whom are siblings. Performed by the University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on campus. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $10. 570-941-4318.

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.


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. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through 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.

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. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 9. $18. 570-961-5943.

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. 570-348-6211.

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.

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.


Dance Workshops, all-day events taught by university faculty, dance minors and visiting guest artists. Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 (for high school students) and Sunday, Oct. 19 (master class). Free. 570-348-6211.

Auditions for the Misfit Players January production of “Songs for a New World.” Open to ages 12 to 25. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. 570-406-3976.