Abington Journal

Arts and entertainment calendar for the week of June 13, 2018

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

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 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.)

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.

Songwriters Roundtable, 7 p.m. June 17 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. The event is for aspiring and accomplished songwriters to find practical ideas, encouragement and the opportunity to make connections with like-minded people. Info: gatheringplacecs@gmail.com.

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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