THIS WEEK: Oct. 19 to 25, 2016
Heathers: The Musical, the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Through Oct. 23 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Mature content. 570-454-5451.
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Acrobats, performing their new show “Shanghai Nights,” a cirque-type production about a sleeping boy who enters a dream world of fantasy and fairies. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. $25, $12 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.
Bonnie and Clyde, the story of the famed Depression-era bank robbers set to music by “Jekyll and Hyde” composer Frank Weildhorn. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Through Oct. 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, a comedic parody of 37 Shakespeare plays performed by three actors in 93 minutes. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Oct. 21 to 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $35, $30 with dinner; $18, $14 show only. 570-283-2195.
Once, the Tony Award-winning musical about a young Irish songwriter who is encouraged in his career by a girl he meets who is also a songwriter and pianist. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Oct. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22; 1 p.m. Oct. 23. 570-342-7784.
Tricks and Treats and Dancing Feets, the 35th annual Halloween production by the Joan Harris Centre with more than 400 dancers performing ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop routines to celebrate the spooky season. Dallas Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Dallas High School, off Hildebrandt Road. 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 22; 2 p.m. Oct. 23. $11 advance. 570-287-7977.
Auditions for the musical version of “A Christmas Story,” the classic movie about Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Oct. 23 for ages 7 to 14; 7 p.m. Oct. 24 for ages 15 and older. 570-283-2195.
The Joan Harris Dancers will present the annual Halloween show ‘Tricks and Treats and Dancing Feets’ Oct. 22 and 23 at the Dallas High School.
The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts will present ‘Heathers: The Musical’ through Oct. 23 at the J.J. Ferrara Center in Hazleton. Pictured first row, from left: Natasha Bogutski (standing), Brooke Yacubek, Claudia Stroia, Jasmine Treichler, Kaitlyn Bellizia, Travis Smith, David Giordano (standing). Second row: Ben Gittleman, C. J. Snyder, Abby Martino, Maggie Dishong, Angelina Umbriac.