THIS WEEK: March 23 to 29, 2016
Unnecessary Farce, a comedy by Paul Slade Smith about two police officers trying to expose a corrupt mayor by setting up a sting in an adjacent hotel room. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through April 3 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
The Who’s Tommy, the classic rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind kid “who sure plays a mean pinball.” Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through April 3 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. March 26 and April 2 and 3. $20. 570-868-8212.
Finding Our Voices: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony — The Friendship That Fueled the Women’s Rights Movement, a free preview of the 38th annual Theatre in the Classroom production by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market St. Noon on March 26. 570-784-0883.
The Full Monty, the Tony Award-winning musical about Buffalo steelworkers coming to a bold and “unclothed” way of making some quick cash. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. April 1 to 17 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. No show on April 7. Dinner served 90 minutes before showtime. $35; $18 without dinner. Reservations: 570-283-2195.
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 Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and 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.
Eric Wunsch, James Goode and Kristen Bailey star in the comedy ‘Unnecessary Farce,’ presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble through April 3 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.