Theater Listings: Dec. 23 to 29, 2015

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The Ballet Theater of Scranton will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at Marywood University’s Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts in Scranton Dec. 26 to 28. Dancers include (front) Jerica Tallo and Elizabeth Conway; (back) Casey Welby, Alexa Chomko, Kegan Lance and Selena Knowlton.

THIS WEEK: Dec. 23 to 29, 2015

A Christmas Card Portrait, a meditative journey through the art world’s depiction of the birth of Jesus, directed by the Rev. Gerald J. Gurka from an original script. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Followed by the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass. 570-779-9620.

Children’s Musical Play. Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 570-477-2320.

The Nutcracker, the 40th annual performance by Ballet Theater of Scranton, offered free as a gift to the community. Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave, Scranton. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26 to 28. Reserve tickets at the box office two hours prior to each show. 570-347-2867.

A Christmas Story, the nostalgic and witty story of young Ralphie and his all-out campaign to get a Red Ryder Air Rifle for Christmas despite everyone’s admonitions that he’ll “shoot his eye out.” Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26; 3 p.m. Dec. 27. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

FUTURE

Treasure Island, a filmed performance of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale of murder, pirates, treasure and mutiny performed by the National Theatre. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. Jan. 3 and 17. $14, $12 seniors, $10 children. 570-996-1500.

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, with Disney princesses and fairytale characters taking to the ice in a show featuring scenes from “Tangled,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Jan. 13 to 15; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 16; noon and 4 p.m. Jan. 17; 1 p.m. Jan. 18. $15 to $55. 800-745-3000.

Winter Follies, play performances by students at Wilkes-Barre Academy. Lemmond Theater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Jan. 16 with the “Three Piggy Opera” by the kindergarten class at 10:30 a.m.; “Troy Story” by the sixth grade at 3 p.m.; and “These Boots” by eighth grade students at 6 p.m. Also: the fourth grade students will perform “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (no time available). Free. 570-823-7574.

Live from the Met: The Pearl Fishers, Bizet’s opera of lust and longing set in the Far East, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 pm Jan. 16 at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance at Cinemark 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in old Verona. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. Opens Jan. 22 with a “Pay What You Wish” (cash only) performance. Continues Jan. 23 to 30 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

Saturday Night Fever, the classic dance story in a new production based on the 1977 movie, packed with legendary hits by the Bee Gees. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $58.50, $48.50, $38.50. 570-826-1100.

The Taming of the Shrew, a filmed performance by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow of Shakespeare’s comedy adapted for the ballet stage. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 24. $18, $17 seniors. 800-326-3264.

Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of innocence, betrayal and sacrifice. Performed by Teatro Lirico D’Europa with a live orchestra. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $57, $42, $27. 570-826-1100.

Live from the Met: Turandot, the Puccini opera about a proud princess of China, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 p.m. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 30; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Feb. 5; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 6; 1 p.m. Feb. 7. 570-342-7784.

Dogfight: The Musical, about a soldier leaving for Vietnam intent on proving his macho superiority by playing a trick on a lonely waitress. Presented by Wilkes University at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 19 to 28 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tragedy of greed, ambition, treachery and personal destruction that follow Scots general Macbeth after he receives predictions of his greatness by three witches. Performed by the King’s College Theater Department at the George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 to 26; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; 2 p.m. Feb. 27. $12; $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, the final play and only love story written by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eugene O’Neill. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $38, $28, $18. 570-826-1100.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, a live multi-media journey through the life and times of the celebrated foursome. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. 570-342-7784.

Annie, the Tony Award-winning, much-loved musical based on the comic-strip character “Little Orphan Annie.” Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. March 4; 1 and 7 p.m. March 5. 570-342-7784.

Live from the Met: Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s opera of obsessive love between a Parisian temptress and a dashing student, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 p.m. March 5 at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance at Cinemark 6:30 p.m. March 9. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night of music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 18. $60.50, $50.50, $40.50. 570-826-1100.

Don Quixote, the full-length ballet about the chivalrous but off-kilter adventures of the self-appointed knight errant, performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. March 18. $35, $17 children. 570-389-4409.

Live from the Met: Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s tragic love story between a U.S. Naval officer and a young Japanese girl, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 p.m. April 2 at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance 6:30 p.m. April 6. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Secret in the Wings, Mary Zimmerman’s compelling narrative on human impulses using short fairy tales which delve into the lands of ogres and princes. Performed by the King’s College Theater Department at the George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. April 14 to 23 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Special matinee 2 p.m. April 23. $12; $7 seniors; $5 students. 570-208-5825

Twelfth Night (or What You Will), Shakespeare’s comedy involving mistaken identity, shipwrecks, love triangles, disguises and more. Presented by Wilkes University at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 14 to 16; 2 p.m. April 17. $10, $5 seniors and students. 570-408-4540.

Live from the Met: Roberto Devereux, Donizetti’s opera about Queen Elizabeth I who was forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 p.m. April 16 at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance 6:30 p.m. April 20. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

Materialize! A Broadway-caliber magic show with master illusionist Drew Thomas, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 16. $40, $30, $25. 570-826-1100.

Koresh Dance Company, with guest performers from local and regional dance studios. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 9 p.m. April 23. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.

Riverdance, the 20th-anniversary tour of the show that propelled Irish dancing and music into popular culture. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 29; 2 and 8 p.m. April 30; 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 1. 570-342-7784.

Live from the Met: Elektra, Richard Strauss’ opera about a woman’s primal quest for vengeance, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 12:55 p.m. April 30 at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance 6:30 p.m. May 4. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.

42nd Street, the quintessential Broadway musical comedy about a starry-eyed dancer who leaves her Allentown home to become a Broadway star. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 20; 2 and 8 p.m. May 21; 1 p.m. May 22. 570-342-7784.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Auditions for upcoming 2016 productions by the Theatre at the Grove in Nuangola including “The Who’s Tommy,” “Children of Eden,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” All roles open for both adults and children. Encore School of Dance, 369 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3; 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4. Details at theatreatthegrove.com.

The Ballet Theater of Scranton will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at Marywood University’s Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts in Scranton Dec. 26 to 28. Dancers include (front) Jerica Tallo and Elizabeth Conway; (back) Casey Welby, Alexa Chomko, Kegan Lance and Selena Knowlton.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_12.25-stage-nutcracker1.jpgThe Ballet Theater of Scranton will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at Marywood University’s Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts in Scranton Dec. 26 to 28. Dancers include (front) Jerica Tallo and Elizabeth Conway; (back) Casey Welby, Alexa Chomko, Kegan Lance and Selena Knowlton.
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