THIS WEEK: June 15 to 21, 2016
Commedia: Robin Hood! Join Italian comedians Columbine, Arlequin and the rest of the traveling players as they perform the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Presented by Take the Stage Center for the Performing Arts at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 6 p.m. June 17 and 18. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for lawn seating. $5 over age 10; $3 children. 570-675-1182.
We’re the Kids in America, the 34th annual recital presented by the Joan Harris Dancers, exploring musical genres of the nation including jazz, funk, big band, pop, blues, country, hip hop and rock. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 17; 1 and 6 p.m. June 18. $18. 570-287-7977.
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.
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. 7 p.m. June 17 and 18; 2 p.m. June 19. $12, $10 students. Reservations: 570-457-3589.
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. Through June 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.
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. 1 and 8 p.m. June 18 and 25; July 2 and 9; 3 p.m. June 19 and 26; July 3 and 10; 8 p.m. June 24; July 1 and 8. $20. 570-868-8212.
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.
One Man, Two Guvnors, the comedy about the permanently ravenous Francis Henshall (Tony Award winner James Corden) who gets himself into a slew of hilarious stuations while trying to keep two guvnors apart. Filmed live at the National Theatre in London. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 21. $18. 570-961-5943.
The Joan Harris Dancers will present ‘We’re the Kids in America’ June 17 and 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Among the dancers are first row, from left: Caitlyn Berrini, Juliana Buonsante, Caroline Conrad, Jenna Jachimiak, Rachel Magnotta, Karen Marchakitus. Second row: Sarah Knappman, Sydney Swales, Keely Matthews, Anna Giacometti, Carrie Lushefski and Alisa Karsko.
The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will continue its run of ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’ weekends through June 26. Pictured are Darren Moore, Cassie Palfey, Angela Kelly, George Steltz, Kalen Churcher and Jeff Kelly.
The Phoenix Performing Arts Center in Duryea will host performances of the musical ‘School of Rock’ June 17 to 19. Cast members pictured: First row (sitting) – Sarina Rowe, Johnna Pesavento, Abby O’Lander. Second row: Olivia Dobbs, Shane Balchune, Kristina Taddei, Joey Morales, Jade Casella, Autumn Krieg, Michala Dennis, Isabella Mehm. Third row: Chase Pugh, Colin Casey, Hunter Krieg, Emily O’Boyle, Hope Kamin, Abby Pecha, Emily Rowe.