THIS WEEK: Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2016
Broadway Christmas Wonderland, a holiday show with traditional songs, high-kicking chorus girls and Santa and his merry elves. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. $60, $40. 570-344-1111.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), a high-speed, hysterical attempt to tell all your favorite Christmas stories in under 90 minutes by three under-prepared actors. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through Dec. 23 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
A Christmas Story, a musical version of the film about Ralphie and his Christmas wish for a Red Ryder BB gun. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Through Dec. 18 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $35, $30 with dinner; $18, $14 show only. 570-283-2195.
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ a comedy about the ladies’ holiday production — which doesn’t always go smoothly. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Through Dec. 11 with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Discounted shows on Dec. 1. Reservations: 570-342-9707.
It’s a Wonderful Life, the heartwarming story of Everyman George Bailey who is saved from despair by his guardian angel on Christmas Eve. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Dec. 2 to 11 with performances 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16 show only; $32 with dinner. Reservations: 570-454-5451.
I’m Not Ebenezer Scrooge! A spoof of the classic Christmas story by Tim Kochenderfer in which a modern-day penny-pincher is haunted by ghosts who mistake him for Scrooge. Performed by the Nuremberg Community Players at the theater at 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg. 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3; 3 p.m. Dec. 4. $10. Reservations: 877-718-7894.
The Miracle of Bethlehem, a 50-minute play about the birth of Jesus with live animals from Endless Dreams Animals. Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Free but donations appreciated. Food and hot chocolate available. 570-735-0552.
Golden Days of Radio, a holiday performance of old-time radio plays with live sound effects and music. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Free. 570-996-1500.
Auditions for the March/April production of “Bugsy Malone” for ages 4 to 13 and the May production of “We Will Rock You” for ages 14 to young adult. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409-411 Main St., Duryea. 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Also: signups for the Open Stage Cabaret on Feb. 4. 570-991-1817.
Theater Bus Trip, to the Mount Hope Mansion & Winery in Manheim for the annual Christmas Show. Sponsored by the Marywood Life Long Learners on Dec. 10. $99 includes lunch, wine tasting, show and a stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Leaves from Marywood University in Scranton at 8 a.m. and from the Pittston Park and Ride at 8:15 a.m. Reservations: 570-383-0544.
Auditions for the January production of the musical revue “Broadway Rocks!” performed by ages 7 to 17. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. 570-283-2195.
Donna Vojtek and April Holgate star in the comedy ‘The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,’ an Actors Circle production running through Dec. 11 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
Jim Botsko will appear in ‘The Miracle of Bethlehem’ Dec. 2 to 4 at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina in Nanticoke.
Daniel Getz plays Ralphie in the musical ‘A Christmas Story,’ through Dec. 18 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
Guest actor David Menich and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble member Eric Wunsch clown around in ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)’ playing through Dec. 23 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.