Theater Listings: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015

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THIS WEEK: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015

Shorts for the Summer, short works by national and local playwrights including Ted LoRusso, Lou Bisignani and Bill Zeranski. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. July 31 to Aug. 9 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 570-342-9707.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a school edition of the Broadway play about revenge, obsession and madness in old London. Performed by students of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. $20, $12 seniors and students. 570-270-2186.

Mary Poppins, the regional premiere based on the Disney musical about the magical nanny who takes care of the Banks family household in Edwardian London. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Aug. 7 to 16 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival, the sixth annual event with Crystal Corset Award winner Poison Ivory, Madame Corsetiere, Penny Starr and finalists at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8. Classes available. 570-325-0249.

In the Shadow of the Axe, the 2015 Intern Project of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, created from found text by Christine Doidge, whose play tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and the dilemma faced by her cousin Elizabeth I when Mary arrives on English soil. Alvina Krause Theatre, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-15; 3 p.m. Aug. 16. $15. 570-784-8181 or

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Broadway musical set in the 1920s about a girl determined to find a rich husband. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Aug. 21 to Sept. 6 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

Auditions for the October production of the musical “Into the Woods,” a presentation by teens (age 14 to 19). Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea. 2 p.m. Aug. 2; 6 p.m. Aug. 3. 570-991-1817.