THIS WEEK: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2016
Little Shop of Horrors, the musical comedy about a meek florist who encounters a strange plant that thrives on — flesh and blood! Presented by the Nuremberg Community Players at the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg. 7 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; 3 p.m. Oct. 2. $15. 570-276-6263.
Starlight Express, the rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber with actors performing on Heely’s sneaker skates around a race track built around the audience. Presented by Phoenix Kids at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 2. $10. Reservations: 570-457-3589.
Body Awareness, a comedy with mature themes by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker about liberal academics Phyllis and Joyce who are housing a controversial photographer during the local university’s Body Awareness Week. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Through Oct. 9 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
The Birds, a new version of Aristophanes’ classic comedy. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 2. $10, $7 students and seniors. 570-941-4318.
The Poe Asylum, a theatrical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s most macabre and spine-chilling stories. Presented by Ghostlight Productions at Mind Body Spirit Co-op, 209 N. Washington Ave. 9 p.m. Sept. 30; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2. $10. 570-591-1282 or scrantonfringe.com.
Toast! A piece based on online reviews of toasters, juicers, mousetraps, toilet plungers and more. Presented by Gaslight Theater at The Leonard Downstairs, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. 1 and 9 p.m. Oct. 1; 6 p.m. Oct. 2. 570-591-1282 or scrantonfringe.com.
Shakespeare’s Will, a portrayal of Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, on the day of his funeral as she prepares to read his will. Performed by Tannis Kowalchuk at Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 p.m. Oct. 2. $10. 570-591-1282 or scrantonfringe.com.
Cabaret, a one-act performance of “Girls,” by drama students who attended a summer workshop. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 22 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. Oct. 1.
King’s College students will present the musical ‘Godspell’ Sept. 29 to Oct. 8 at the school’s George P. Maffei II Theatre in Wilkes-Barre.
Actors will skate on a track around the audience in ‘Starlight Express,’ a rock musical running through Oct. 2 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea. Pictured are Brock Marion, Sammy Hull, Giuliana Schineller, Jacob Bianchi, Rebecca Frey and Jacob Hull.