THIS WEEK: April 20 to 26, 2016
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, captured live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 6:30 p.m. April 20. $25, $22, $20, $17. 570-825-4444 or 800-326-3264.
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. 7:30 p.m. April 21 to 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 23. $12, $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.
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. 8 p.m. April 21 to 23; 2 p.m. April 24. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.
Young Frankenstein, the stage adaptation of the Mel Brooks’ musical comedy. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 22 and 23; 3 p.m. April 24. 570-283-1875.
The Bristol, a historical comedy-drama based on true events that occurred in the Providence section of Scranton and the effect of the Providence Divorce Bill of 1877 on residents of the time. Presented by Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 22 and 23 ; 2 p.m. April 24. $12, $10 students and seniors. Reservations: 570-209-7766.
Children of Eden, a biblical musical telling the story of the Creation and Noah’s Ark. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 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. 8 p.m. April 22 and 23; 2 p.m. April 24. $12. Reservations: 570-457-3589.
Snow White, the non-traditional ballet performed by the Joan Harris Dancers. Dallas Performing Arts Center, 2030 Conyngham Ave., Dallas. 1 and 5 p.m. April 23; 2 p.m. April 24. $15 advance; $17 at the door. 570-287-7977.
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.
The Magic of Theatre: Another Tempest, The Bard Meets the Beatles Again, a staged reading of playwright Robert Andrew Anderson’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s last play “The Tempest,” with the Bard and the Fab Four coming together for a “Magical Mystery Tour.” With players Erika Funke, Wendy Weir Henry, Ron Kross, Anne Rodella and theremin musician Jason Smeltzer. A Sunday at the Circle event at the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 6 p.m. April 24. $10 includes food and beverages. 570-288-1020.
The Phoenix Performing Arts Center in Duryea will continue its run of the musical ‘Cats’ April 23 and 24. Pictured are: first row on floor, Hope Kamin, Michala Dennis, Olivia Dobbs. Second row on floor, Emily O’Boyle, Sarah Neel, Rya Meeker, Emily Rowe. Standing on right, Sherry Klaproth, Jade Casella, Amanda Hunisch. Standing on left, Katie-Louise Fidiam, Anthony Frallicciardi, Wendi Newell. On platforms: Isabella Mehm, Jaidin Broody-Walega, Brooke Taylor, Kegan Lance, Joey Morales, Walker Cherry.