Theater Listings: June 8 to 14, 2016

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George Steltz, Darren Moore and Jeff Kelly are feeling their age in ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical,’ playing June 10 to 26 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
Mollie Dooley appears as an angel to Eric Lutz in the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s production of ‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’ running weekends June 3 to 12.
Walker Cherry and Isabella Mehm will appear in the Broadway musical ‘School of Rock,’ playing June 10 to 19 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.

THIS WEEK: June 8 to 14, 2016

Julius Caesar, the political tragedy presented by Ghostlight Productions as the 8th annual Shakespeare in the Park. South Abington Park, Routes 6 and 11, Clarks Summit. 6:30 p.m June 10 and 11; 2:30 p.m. June 12. Free. Information at ghostlightNEPA.com.

School of Rock, the Broadway musical which follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star working as a substitute teacher, who creates his own curriculum turning his class into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. June 10 to 19 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 students. Reservations: 570-457-3589.

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play exploring homosexuality and AIDS during the 1980s. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. June 10-11; 3 p.m. June 12. $17. 570-823-1875.

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 10-11; July 1 and 8; 2 and 8 p.m. June 18, 25; July 2 and 9; 3 p.m. June 12, 19 and 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. June 10 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before showtime. $18 show only; $35 with dinner. Reservations: 570-283-2195.

FUTURE

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. June 17 to 26 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-454-5451.

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece filmed live from the National Theatre in London with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois and Ben Foster as Stanley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. June 19. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students. 570-996-1500.

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.

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.

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. 570-283-2195.

Nunsense, the award-winning off-Broadway comedy. Presented 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.

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. Oct. 14 to 23 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Mature content. 570-454-5451.

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. Oct. 14 to 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

Arsenic and Old Lace, the mystery-comedy about two elderly sisters who are devoted to charity and family — but have a habit of befriending lonely men and poisoning them with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Nov. 11 to 20 with performances 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Theater Bus Trip to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster for a performance of “Samson.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston on Nov. 1 with a 11 a.m. departure from the Pittston Plaza. $118 includes transportation, show ticket, tips and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations: 570-603-1915.

George Steltz, Darren Moore and Jeff Kelly are feeling their age in ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical,’ playing June 10 to 26 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_06.10-stage-musicbox-P3.jpgGeorge Steltz, Darren Moore and Jeff Kelly are feeling their age in ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical,’ playing June 10 to 26 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville.

Mollie Dooley appears as an angel to Eric Lutz in the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s production of ‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’ running weekends June 3 to 12.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.10-stage-Angels-promo-1.jpgMollie Dooley appears as an angel to Eric Lutz in the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s production of ‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’ running weekends June 3 to 12.

Walker Cherry and Isabella Mehm will appear in the Broadway musical ‘School of Rock,’ playing June 10 to 19 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.10-stage-School-of-Rock.jpgWalker Cherry and Isabella Mehm will appear in the Broadway musical ‘School of Rock,’ playing June 10 to 19 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea.
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