Theater Listings: Jan. 13 to 19, 2016

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Sherry Klaproth, Kegan Lance and Jade Casella will appear in the dark comedy ‘House of Yes’ playing Jan. 15 to 17 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.
The Misfit Players will present ‘Rockin’ Through Broadway: A Musical Revue’ Jan. 15 to 17 at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. First row: Hope Austin, Michael Mullisky, Madison Chacko, Zachary Schultz, Caitrin Mullisky. Second row: Cassandra Vukovich, Michala Dennis, Bryna Soriano, Hannah Kasko, Joanne Monfiletto, Nina McCormick, Aubrey Jumper. Third row: Amelia Sack, Katie Roarty, Jessica Ross, Jarod Engle, Tiffany Newell, Maggie Dishong, Kara Krueger.
Eighth graders at Wilkes-Barre Academy will perform in ‘These Boots’ Jan. 16 at Misericordia University in Dallas as part of the school’s Winter Follies. Pictured are Sushmita Udoshi, Lydia McFarlane, Lauren Kozicki, Paige Parsons, Marissa Jason, Emily Urbanski and Olivia Roth. Standing in back: Sonal Garg, Emily Duris and Edward Jang.

THIS WEEK: Jan. 13 to 19, 2016

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.

Rockin’ Through Broadway, a musical revue by singers and dancers ages 8 to 22, performing songs from “Footloose,” “Rocky Horror Show,” “Rent,” “Tommy,” “Kinky Boots” and more. Presented by the Misfit Players at GAR Memorial High School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16; 2 p.m. Jan. 17. $10.

Hamlet, a “sleek and stylish production curated for a contemporary audience” by the New Vintage Ensemble. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Jan. 15; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 16. $15. 570-344-1111.

House of Yes, a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family headed by a mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she’s Jackie Kennedy). When “Jackie-O’s” twin brother brings a guest home, she is shocked to find out it is his fiancee. Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16; 2 p.m. Jan. 17. $10. Reservations: 570-457-3589.

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.; “Aladdin” by the first and second grades at 11:30 a.m.; “Troy Story” by the sixth grade at 3 p.m.; and “These Boots” by the eighth grade 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.

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. 17. $14, $12 seniors, $10 children. 570-996-1500.

FUTURE

Jazz Hamlet, with live jazz musicians, set in The Breakers mansion in Newport during America’s Jazz Age. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Opens with a buy-one-get-one-free preview night 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Continues Jan. 23 to 31 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17. Talkback and discussion with Shakespeare scholar June Schlueter 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. 570-823-1875.

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. Jan. 30 at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Encore performance at Cinemark 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.

The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s play about two female teachers who become the victims of vicious rumors begun by one of the students. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Feb. 11 to 21 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.

Love Songs of Broadway, a musical revue to celebrate love and raise funds for the Excellence in School Theater Arts Awards (ESTA). With light refreshments and a cash bar. Genetti Manor, 1505 Main Ave., Dickson City. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. $20. Tickets available online at at nepaesta.eventbee.com.

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.

Midsummer Night’s Dream, a musical version of the Shakespeare fantasy, adapted for kids to learn about Shakespeare. Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 409 Main St., Duryea. March 4 to 13 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10. 570-457-3589.

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 at Cinemark 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 at Cinemark 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 at Cinemark 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 the spring production of the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by Hoyt Keiser. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31. Call 570-466-9407 to schedule an appointment.

Sherry Klaproth, Kegan Lance and Jade Casella will appear in the dark comedy ‘House of Yes’ playing Jan. 15 to 17 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_1.15-stage-house-of-yes.jpgSherry Klaproth, Kegan Lance and Jade Casella will appear in the dark comedy ‘House of Yes’ playing Jan. 15 to 17 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.

The Misfit Players will present ‘Rockin’ Through Broadway: A Musical Revue’ Jan. 15 to 17 at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. First row: Hope Austin, Michael Mullisky, Madison Chacko, Zachary Schultz, Caitrin Mullisky. Second row: Cassandra Vukovich, Michala Dennis, Bryna Soriano, Hannah Kasko, Joanne Monfiletto, Nina McCormick, Aubrey Jumper. Third row: Amelia Sack, Katie Roarty, Jessica Ross, Jarod Engle, Tiffany Newell, Maggie Dishong, Kara Krueger.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_1.15-stage-rockin-Misfits.jpgThe Misfit Players will present ‘Rockin’ Through Broadway: A Musical Revue’ Jan. 15 to 17 at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. First row: Hope Austin, Michael Mullisky, Madison Chacko, Zachary Schultz, Caitrin Mullisky. Second row: Cassandra Vukovich, Michala Dennis, Bryna Soriano, Hannah Kasko, Joanne Monfiletto, Nina McCormick, Aubrey Jumper. Third row: Amelia Sack, Katie Roarty, Jessica Ross, Jarod Engle, Tiffany Newell, Maggie Dishong, Kara Krueger.

Eighth graders at Wilkes-Barre Academy will perform in ‘These Boots’ Jan. 16 at Misericordia University in Dallas as part of the school’s Winter Follies. Pictured are Sushmita Udoshi, Lydia McFarlane, Lauren Kozicki, Paige Parsons, Marissa Jason, Emily Urbanski and Olivia Roth. Standing in back: Sonal Garg, Emily Duris and Edward Jang.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_1.15-TONED-stage-winter-follies-8th.jpgEighth graders at Wilkes-Barre Academy will perform in ‘These Boots’ Jan. 16 at Misericordia University in Dallas as part of the school’s Winter Follies. Pictured are Sushmita Udoshi, Lydia McFarlane, Lauren Kozicki, Paige Parsons, Marissa Jason, Emily Urbanski and Olivia Roth. Standing in back: Sonal Garg, Emily Duris and Edward Jang.
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