Arts and entertainment calendar for the week of June 6, 2018

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CALLS FOR ARTISTS

The Gathering Place, 304 S. State Street, Clarks Summit will hold their fourth Art Show from June 22 to August 7. Any area artists wishing to enter their work may find out details at gatheringplaceCS.org. The theme is Land, Sea and Sky. Deadline for entries is June 8.

A Family Reunion To Die For, (another audience participation murder mystery- a non-musical). Auditions on June 17, 18 at 7 p.m. Performance dates are July 20, 21, 22. All roles open. For more information, call 570-283-2195 or email reservations @musicbox.org. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704.

ON SCREEN

Nunsense, Dan Goggin’s musical about the Little Sisters of Hoboken, comes back to the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville June 16, 17, 22 to 24, 29, 30, and July 1. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Dinner served 90 minutes before curtain drop. Dinner and Show tickets: $35 (children 12 and under: $25). Show-only tickets: $18 (students and members of the military: $14). Info/tickets: 570-283-2195 or musicbox.org.

Macbeth – National Theatre Live on Screen, 2 p.m. June 10 and 17 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: general admission $14, member/senior tickets $12, child/student tickets $10. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (Please note that Macbeth may contain scenes of a violent nature.)

Grease, 1 and 7 p.m. June 13 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: free. See Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the feel good musical. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

PERFORMING ARTS

Actors Circle presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart June 7, 8, 9, 10 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Directed by Bob Spalletta. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707 or email tickets@actorscircle.com.

Violinist Jaime Jorge, 9 and 11 a.m. June 10 at at Clarks Green Assembly of God Church, 204 S. Abington Road. Through making tough choices, discipline, and training, Jorge has played for 31 years at venues from high school auditoriums, to Carnegie Hall, on 6 continents, and in 73 countries. Those playing stringed instruments are invited to attend a meet and greet teaching moment at 1 p.m. at the church.

LITERARY ARTS

Writers Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays (ongoing) at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 18 and up. Come and read your work or listen and be inspired. Learn the craft of writing as you write toward a goal of publication. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. Cost: free. Info: 570-249-2994.

ART CLASSES & MORE

Music Box Kids Summer Theatre Workshop, sessions in July and August ending with a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and The Giant Peach Jr. Aug. 3-5. The workshop is for children ages 6-12 and is under the direction of James Daly and Jennifer Kozerski. Info/register: 570-283-2195. Workshops and performances will be held at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville.

Music Box Teen Summer Theatre Workshop, sessions in July and August ending with a production of “Xanadu Jr.” Aug. 10-12. The workshop is for participants ages 13-17 and is under the direction of James Daly and Jennifer Kozerski. Info/register: 570-283-2195. Workshops and performances will be held at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville.

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