THIS WEEK: July 27 to Aug. 2, 2016
Auditions for the Actors Circle production of the dark comedy “The House of Blue Leaves” by John Guare, scheduled for a September run. Needed: men and women age 18 and older including a middle-aged man who can sing. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. July 27. 570-909-8033.
Funny Girl, the musical portrayal of famed actress and comedian Fanny Brice. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 29 to Aug. 14 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
Chicago, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about love, murder and fame, performed by students of the summer Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6. $20, $12 students and seniors. 570-270-2192.
Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., a presentation by children ages 6 to 12 who studied in the Summer Theatre Workshop. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13; 2 p.m. Aug. 14. $12, $10. 570-283-2195.
Nunsense, the award-winning off-Broadway comedy. Presented by Our Cabaret Productions as a benefit for the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 20; 2 p.m. Aug. 21. $20. 800-838-3006.
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, the country superstar’s musical about three female co-workers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist, egotistical bigot of a boss. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 2 to 25 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
Toast! David Parmelee’s play composed entirely of online reviews of products including toasters, coffee makers, mousetraps and more. Gaslight Theatre, 200 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8; 2 p.m. Oct. 9. $15; $12 students and seniors. Info at gaslight-theatre.org.
Theater Bus Trip, to New York City for a matinee of the musical “An American in Paris.” Sponsored by the Women’s Society of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Plains on Sept. 14 with an 8 a.m. departure from Plains and 7 p.m. departure from New York. $130 includes transportation and orchestra seating. Reservations: 570-235-0777.
Theater Bus Trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster for a performance of the “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade Show.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston on Sept. 17 with a 9:45 a.m. departure from the Pittston Plaza. $108 includes transportation, show ticket, tips and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations: 570-603-1915.