THIS WEEK: March 30 to April 5, 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. 7:30 p.m. March 31 to April 2; 3 p.m. April 3. 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. 8 p.m. April 1; 3 and 8 p.m. April 2; 3 p.m. April 3. $20. 570-868-8212.
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. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special show-only on April 14. 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.
Auditions, for the May-June production of “Doctor Cook’s Garden” by Ira Levin. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 2 to 4 p.m. April 3 and 4. Needed: men age 30 to 70 and women age 50 and older. 570-876-4267.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented show of unique physical comedy, juggling and balancing skills of Gregory Popovich and his more than 30 pets: house cats, dogs, parrots, geese and doves, all rescues from animal shelters across the country. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $27.50, $22.50, $12.50. 570-826-1100.
Theater Bus Trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton, New Jersey, for a performance of the Neil Simon comedy “Rumors.” Sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Women’s Club on April 26. $85 includes transportation, show and luncheon. Reservations: 570-822-4976 or 570-379-3667.
Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster for a performance of “Samson.” June 8 with a departure time at 7:45 a.m. from the Pittston Plaza. $103 includes transportation, show, meal, tip and a smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple Farm Market. Reservations: 570-654-9710.
Theater Bus Trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster for a performance of the “Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade Show.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston on June 18 with a 9:45 a.m. departure from the Pittston Plaza. $108 includes transportation, show ticket, tips and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations (by April 23): 570-603-1915.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble members Daniel Toth, Andrew Hubatsek and Cassandra Pisieczko star in the comedy ‘Unnecessary Farce,’ playing through April 3 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.