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A spooky and mystical time awaits when the Joan Harris Dancers present ‘It’s Halloween Magic’ tomorrow and Sunday at Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre.

James Pennington, Mitchell McCabe, Holly Ference and Sarah Crake rehearse for ‘Night of Fright’ tomorrow at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center in Exeter.

THIS WEEK: OCT. 23 to 29, 2009

Frankie and Muffy’s Monster Wedding: Together Fur-ever, a Halloween interactive comedy about Muffy Van Gueberdeen’s dream wedding – with surprising guests including Frankenstein, Dracula and the Invisible Man. Corner Bistro Dinner Theater, 76-78 S. Main St., Carbondale. Through Oct. 31 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. $22 advance; $26 day of show includes the Bistro Buffet. 282-7499.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, an original musical based on the classic American folk tale by Washington Irving. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Through Oct. 31 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain. $15, $12 seniors and students; $8 children; $28, $24 seniors and students; $16 children with dinner. Reservations: 454-5451 or ptpashows.org.

The Rocky Horror Show, the cult classic musical by Richard O’Brien. Presented by the Music Box Repertory Company at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and midnight. $15, $25 with buffet. 283-2195.

Night of the Living Dead, a play based on the classic film about flesh-eating ghouls. Presented by Little Shiny Things Productions at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through Oct. 31 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $12. Special “Party with the Zombies” fundraising gala preceding the Oct. 31 performance. $20. Reservations: 457-3589.

Cirque Le Masque, a combination of sight, sound, imagination and beauty in the style of Cirque du Soleil with jugglers, acrobats, comics and aerialists performing feats of balance, grace and strength to music. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. $30. 389-4409.

Night of Fright, a Halloween variety show “oozing with everything you need to trick out your treat” including a “scar-studded” cast of mad scientists, phantoms, warriors and creatures from the beyond. Performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe #4795 at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Saturday at 7 p.m. $6, $3 students. 654-3340.

George: The Story of a Pullman Porter, a free performance of the one-act monologue by Michael Watts. Sponsored by the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. Sunday at 2 p.m. 575-9202.

Brown Bag Theater, lunchtime presentations of one-act plays by the King’s Players. King’s College Theater, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday and Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.; Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. Free. 208-5825.

The Canterville Ghost, a stage adaptation of the Gothic ghost story by Oscar Wilde. Performed by the Hanover Area Festiva Dramatica Drama Club at Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. Tuesday at 7 p.m. $5, $3 students. 831-2300.

War of the Worlds and The Lost World, a back-to-back double bill of two masterpieces of science fiction and adventure performed by L.A. Theatre Works., America’s premiere radio theater company. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 826-1100.


The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Revisit the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the ballet set to music by Tchaikovsky, starring the award-winning Prima Ballerina Cristina Terentieva. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. 826-1100.

Titanic, the Broadway musical based on the 1912 sinking of the luxury liner. Performed by the Wyoming Seminary Players at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Nov. 6-7 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. $4 advance; $5 at the door. 270-2190.


Auditions for the Music Box Repertory Company’s November-December production of “A Christmas Carol.” All roles open. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Tuesday and Wednesday with children’s auditions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and over age 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. 283-2195.

Theater Trip, to a performance of “Merry Christmas, George Bailey!” performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloomsburg. Preceded by a visit to TreeFest and dinner at Balzano’s Corner Gatherings. Nov. 28 with departures (sites to be announced) from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. $50, $46 seniors, $41 students and children. Reservations: 800-282-0283.

Theater Bus Trip, to a performance of the musical-comedy revue “A Playhouse Christmas.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Women’s Group. Leaves from the Pittston Plaza Nov. 28 at 8:45 a.m. $87 includes transportation, show and dinner. Reservations: 654-2310

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