THIS WEEK: Dec. 21 to 27, 2016
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. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
The Nutcracker Ballet, the 41st annual free performances of the holiday classic performed by Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28. Free tickets available two hours before each performance on a first come, first served basis. 570-347-2867 or balletscranton.org.
Catch Me If You Can, a musical comedy about a precocious teenager who poses as a pilot, doctor and lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Jan. 6 to 15 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16 show only; $32 with dinner. Reservations: 570-454-5451.
Mama Mia! The ultimate feel-good show and Broadway smash hit combining hits by Swedish group ABBA with a tale of love and friendship. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. $69.50, $59.50, $49.50. 570-826-1100.
Fiddler on the Roof, the classic musical about dairyman Tevye who tries to protect his daughters and his way of life in a changing world. Performed by the Misfit Players at GAR High School Auditorium, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 12 to 14; 2 p.m. Jan. 15. $10. 570-406-3976.
Jersey Boys, the story of the four guys from New Jersey who formed the iconic group The Four Seasons. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 to 19; 8 p.m. Jan. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 21; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. 570-342-7784.
Gunpowder Joe: Joseph Priestley, Pennsylvania and the American Experiment, a world premiere about the innovative scientist, religious dissenter and local legend with live music and exciting scientific demonstrations. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Jan. 19 to Feb. 5 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
The Pallbearers, a darkly comic take on social growth and decay from playwright B. Garret Rogan. Gaslight Theatre, 200 Heinz Drive, Wilkes-Barre Township. Jan. 19 to 29 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15; $12 seniors and students. 570-266-8565 or gaslight-theatre.org.
Broadway Rocks! A Broadway and rock musical revue performed by ages 7 to 17. Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Jan. 22. $12, $10. 570-283-2195.
Peter Rabbit Tales, the classic Beatrix Potter stories performed by Enchantment Theater using life-sized puppets, masks, mime, dance and music. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Jan. 23. $5. 570-270-2192.
The Little Theatre is seeking directors, choreographers, technical directors, lighting and sound designers and costumers for its 2017-18 season. Send resumes to 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre for the following productions: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Aladdin Jr.” by Jan. 6; “Cabaret,” “The Rocky Horror Show” and “A Christmas Carol” by June 2. 570-823-1875.
Auditions for the February/March production of the classic musical “Oklahoma!” Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9. 570-283-2195.
Eric Wunsch, Richard Cannaday and David Menich deliver the laughs in ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)’ performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Dec. 23 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.