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BEST BET: From ‘Annie’ to ‘Phantom’ to ‘Wicked,’ Broadway musicals get skewered in the Tony Award-winning ‘Forbidden Broadway!’ a satirical roast of more than 30 hits by a talented quartet of comic chameleons throwing out pointed parodies and madcap impressions at a dizzying pace. Whether you’re a seasoned theatergoer or new to it all, the show promises non-stop laughs beginning at 8 tonight at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. in downtown Scranton. Tickets are $40 and $35. Information at 955-1455.

THIS WEEK: NOV. 4 to 10, 2011

Hay Fever, the Noel Coward comedy set in a 1920s English country house. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12, $10, $8. 342-9707.

The Clean House. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, 300 McKenna Court, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $8, $5. 941-4318.

The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli, Tom Flannery’s one-man play starring Michael C. Fallon. Olde Brick Theatre, Rear 128 W. Market St., North Scranton. 8:15 p.m. tonight and Saturday. $12.50. 344-3656.

Man of La Mancha, the Broadway musical about the befuddled nobleman Don Quixote, who believes he is a knight obliged to fight for justice. Performed by the Wyoming Seminary Players at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston. 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $5. 270-2192.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Wagner’s “Siegfried,” the third part of the Ring Cycle about the hero’s early conquests. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon Saturday. 825-4444.

Picasso at the Lapin-Agile, the Steve Martin comedy depicting a fictional meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904 Paris. King’s College Theater, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Nov. 19: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Nov. 13. $10, $5 students and seniors. 208-5825.

FUTURE

The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin, a musical revue by the M.P.B. Community Players. Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 N. Church St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12. 454-0178.

Guys and Dolls, the musical comedy with gambler Nathan Detroit who bets he can make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12. $7, $6 seniors, $5 students. 829-2424.

Frost/Nixon, dramatization of 1977 interviews with President Richard Nixon and journalist David Frost. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and 18-19; 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at $12. 676-0940 or 457-3589.

In the Heights, Tony Award-winning musical set in a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 12 and 1 and 6 p.m. Nov. 13. 342-7784.

The Who’s Tommy, innovative rock musical about the deaf, dumb and blind pinball wizard. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 11-20. $15, $5 students and seniors. 408-4540.

Footloose, the energetic musical. Little Theatre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 18 and 19; 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. 823-1875.

The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli, Tom Flannery’s one-man play. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 9 a.m. Nov. 14. Open to the public. 655-3733.

A Christmas Story, a staged reading by Phil Grecian about little Raphie Parker. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 342-9707.

Home for Christmas, holiday revue of traditional Christmas favorites. Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. With 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 18-20 and 25-27 and Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16-18 and 21-22 and 8 p.m. shows Nov. 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17. $28, $15 children. 421-5093.

Romeo and Juliet, two one-acts performed by the Coughlin Players: a modern retelling of the “Romeo and Juliet” story and “Drop Dead, Juliet,” a spoof of the classic in which Juliet wants a new version with more romance and less death. Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 18; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 19. $7, $5 students with group discounts. 406-3976.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of “Satyagraha,” Philip Glass’s visually extravagant production. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:55 p.m. Nov. 19. 825-4444.

Holiday Memories, Truman Capote’s stories of his childhood holidays in the Depression Era Deep South. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 25 to Dec. 23. $25, $20, $12. 784-8181 or bte.org.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the holiday movie brought to the stage. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 26-Dec. 18. Dinner 90 minutes before show. 283-2195.

Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s play about the everyday lives of people in a small New Hampshire town in the early 1900s. University of Scranton Players at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, 300 McKenna Court, Scranton. 8 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4. $8, $5 seniors and children. 941-4318.

The Queen of Bingo, the off-Broadway comedy. Performed by Applause Theatre Company at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3. $10. 313-2548.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Handel’s “Rodelinda,” with Rene Fleming in the title role. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3. 825-4444.

Dietrich Radio Players, old-time radio plays and skits with authentic sound effects. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 996-1500.

The Santaland Diaries, humorist David Sedaris’s hilarious recounting of a holiday season working as an elf at Macy’s. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Moose Exchange, 203 W. Main St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-11, $12. 784-8181 or bte.org.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Gounod’s “Faust,” with Jonus Kaufmann in the title role. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:55 p.m. Dec. 10. 825-4444.

Death of a Salesman, the Arthur Miller drama following the career of salesman Willy Loman. Performed by Gaslight Theatre Company as part of the Community Concerts Series at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Jan. 6 to 8. 955-1455.

Shrek: The Musical. The beloved ogre meets a feisty princess in this twisted fairy tale. Presented by the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 21 and 1 and 6 p.m. Jan. 22 342-7784.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of “The Enchanted Island,” with characters from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest.” Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 21. 825-4444.

Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s story of power, politics and assassination. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27-28. $12. 784-8181 or bte.org.

The 39 Steps, a comedy based on the Alfred Hitchcock spy movie with all characters played by four actors. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 2-19. $12, $10, $8. 342-9707.

La Boheme, Puccini’s dark yet romantic tale of doomed lovers among the artists of Paris. Performed by Teatro Lirico D’Europa. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. 826-1100.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung,” the final opera in the Ring Cycle with its cataclysmic climax as the star-crossed lovers are doomed by fate. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon Feb. 11. 825-4444.

Fiddler on the Roof, the timeless musical about life in a small Jewish village in Russia. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16. 826-1100.

Little Women, the Broadway musical based Louisa May Alcott’s book about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Dorothy Dixon Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 17-26. $15, $5 students and seniors. 408-4540.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, the full-range of Beatles discography. Presented by the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 26. 342-7784.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Verdi’s “Ernani,” with Angela Meade in the title role. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:55 p.m. Feb. 25. 825-4444.

Proof, David Auburn’s play about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. 826-1100.

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, a comedy about a couple who check into a cheap hotel to plan the murder of the woman’s unsuspecting husband. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, March 8-25. $25, $20 seniors, $12 students. 784-8181 or bte.org.

Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s comedy-drama about the three Magrath sisters who reunite to help sister Babe stay out of prison. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays March 22-April 1. $12, $10, $8. 342-9707.

South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein musical romance about two couples whose happiness is threatened by World War II. Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 23 and 2 and 8 p.m. March 24 and 1 and 6 p.m. March 25. 342-7784.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of Massenet’s “Manon,” with Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon April 7. 825-4444.

Live from the Met, a high-definition transmission live from the Metropolitan Opera of the season’s final offering of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” with Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:55 p.m. April 14. 825-4444.

In the Next Room, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about a doctor administering experimental treatments on Victorian women only to discover shocking side effects. Adult subject matter. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays May 3-20. $25, $20 seniors, $12 students. 784-8181 or bte.org.

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Women Show, the Emmy Award-winning comedian and cast member of “The Carol Burnett Show” with her new touring production. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 4. 826-1100.

’Night Mother, about a young woman who nonchalantly tells her mother she plans to commit suicide that night. Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays May 10-20. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 342-9707.

Young Frankenstein, the Broadway musical based on the classic Mel Brooks movie that reimagines the classic Frankenstein tale. Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. May 15 and 2 and 8 p.m. May 16 and 1 and 6 p.m. May 17. 342-7784.

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