THIS WEEK: June 22 to 28, 2016
Tosca, Puccini’s timeless romance with Patricia Racette as the jealous diva and Roberto Alagna as her lover. A Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore filmed live at New York’s Lincoln Center. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 22. $12.50. 570-961-5943.
Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical that explores the dark side of history’s Presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. June 24 and 25; 3 p.m. June 26. 570-454-5451.
The Little Mermaid, Disney’s fishy musical fable based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the mermaid Ariel who falls in love with a human and longs to leave the sea to pursue him. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 p.m. June 24; July 1 and 8; 1 and 8 p.m. June 25; July 2 and 9; 3 p.m. June 26; July 3 and 10. $20. 570-868-8212.
Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, a heartfelt and funny look at the trials and tribulations of adults entering mid-life. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 p.m. June 24 and 25; 3 p.m. June 26. Dinner served 90 minutes before showtime. $18 show only; $35 with dinner. Reservations: 570-283-2195.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s bawdy comedy of sassy wives, jealous husbands and the infamous Sir John Falstaff: a carousing knight who needs to be put in his place. Performed by the Gamut Theatre Group outdoors at Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 25. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. 570-996-1500.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the play about games of seduction and revenge between former lovers the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont, filmed live at the National Theatre in London. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. July 10 and 24. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students. 570-996-1500.
Chippendales, the #1 all-male revue. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7 and 10 p.m. July 16. 800-745-3000.
Playroom, seven one-act plays all taking place in a garage written by regional playwrights Okla Elliott, Lukas R. Tamassacci, Jennifer Hill, Rachel Luann Strayer, Lori M. Myers, B. Garret Rogan, Emily Halbing and Matthew S. Hinton. Presented by Gaslight Theatre, 200 East End Centre, Heinz Road, Wilkes-Barre Township. July 14 to 24 with performances 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15, $12 students and seniors. Info at gaslight-theatre.org.
Jeff Wasileski will play the rascal Falstaff in the Gamut Players’ production of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock on June 25.