Theater Listings: June 15 to 21, 2016

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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.

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.

FUTURE

Tosca, Puccini’s timeless romance with Patricia Racette as the jealous diva and Roberto Alagna as her lover. A Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore filmed live at New York’s Lincoln Center. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 22. $12.50. 570-961-5943.

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.

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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.17-stage-Joan-Harris-Dancers-3.jpgThe 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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.17-stage-music-boxP2.jpgThe 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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.17-stageSchool-of-Rock-8.jpgThe 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.
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