THIS WEEK: April 13 to 19, 2016
The Secret in the Wings, Mary Zimmerman’s play transporting viewers into the murky underbelly of human impulses, through lands of ogres and princes and into a charming conclusion in the world of classic fairy tales. George P. Maffei II Theater, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. April 14 to 23 with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performance 2 p.m. April 23. $12, $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.
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. Through April 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.
The Big Meal, a big-hearted play that follows five generations of a modern family from first kiss to final goodbye. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. April 14 to 24 with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.
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.
Grease, the musical about young love at Rydell High School in the 1950s. Performed by the Liva Arts Company at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 14 and 15; 2 and 8 p.m. April 16. 570-941-7401.
Grease, the musical about young love at Rydell High School in the 1950s. Performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. April 15 and 16; 2 p.m. April 17. $10 (available at the door). 570-466-9550.
Young Frankenstein, the stage adaptation of the Mel Brooks’ musical comedy. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. April 15 to 24 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. The April 15 show is buy one, get one free. 570-283-1875.
Children of Eden, a biblical musical telling the story of the Creation and Noah’s Ark. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. April 15 through May 1 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
Cats, the long-running Broadway musical based on T.S. Eliot’s collection of poem “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. April 15 to 24 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12. Reservations: 570-457-3589.
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 Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre and 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.
Into the Woods, the Broadway musical about a baker and his wife on a journey into the forest to find the ingredients for a spell to lift a curse that prevents them from having children. Performed by students at Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. April 16; 2 p.m. April 17. $10, $8, $6. 570-855-5874.
Transparent. 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.
Musical Theater Scholarship Gala Benefit, a competition with eight talented high school performers vying for scholarships to the summer-long Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. Also: performances by former PAI alumni Amanda Shaffern and Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz and national musical theater performer Brian Krinsky along with the Wyoming Seminary Lower School Select Choir. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. April 17. $15, $10 students; $30 to attend a pre-performance gala brunch and reception at 1:30 p.m. 570-270-2100.
Kirsten Derrick and Scott Colin star in the musical ‘The Full Monty,’ playing through April 17 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
King’s College will present the black fairy tale ‘The Secret in the Wings’ through April 23 at the George P. Maffei II Theater in Wilkes-Barre.
The long-running Broadway musical ‘Cats’ comes to the Phoenix Performing Arts Center in Duryea April 15 to 24. The cast includes Amanda Hunisch, Brooke Taylor, Emily O’Boyle, Sherry Klaproth, Emily Rowe, Jaidin Broody-Walega, Walker Cherry, Anthony Frallicciardi, Rya Meeker, Isabella Mehm, Kegan Lance, Olivia Dobbs, Hope Kamin, Sarah Neel, Joey Morales, Katie-Louise Fidiam, Michala Dennis, Jade Casella, Abby Pecha and Wendi Newell.
Shaun Pierre plays Orsino and Micaela Oliverio is Viola in the Wilkes University production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ April 15 to 17 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center in Wilkes-Barre.