1. Mostly Opera
Join Mostly Opera for its annual dinner theater, this time featuring music of composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The show will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave.
All of the singers performing in the show are professional vocalists from Northeast Pennsylvania. The Catholic Choral Society will join the show’s choral pieces, and dancers from Scranton Civic Ballet Company will take the stage as well. The audience will recognize songs from shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Follies,” “Into the Woods” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Tickets cost $65. For tickets or more information, call 570-702-4356.
2. ‘Menopause: The Musical’
A musical parody celebrating women and embracing “the change” comes to Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., this week.
Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania will present “Menopause: The Musical” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The show features many classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s as the story follows four women who seem to have nothing in common.
The production coincides with World Menopause Day. Prior to the show, Dr. Barbara Plucknett of Advanced Gynecology Associates, Scranton, will be in the lobby to provide information about menopause.
Tickets start at $38 and can be bought at ticketmaster.com and the box office. For more information, call 570-342-7784.
3. Ventriloquist John Pizzi
John Pizzi, who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” is bringing his family-friendly show to the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.
The all-ages show will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger in advance and $20 for adults and $12 for kids at the door.
For tickets, visit johnpizzi.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 570-961-2300.
4. Spooky walks
Come out after dark to explore local cities and hear the ghost stories surrounding some of your favorite spots.
These guided tours take place Friday, Oct. 19, in both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre as well as Saturday, Oct. 20, in Wilkes-Barre.
In Scranton, the walk costs $15 and begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lackawanna Historical Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, and reservations are required. For more information, call 570-344-3841.
In Wilkes-Barre, the tour begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hughes Memorial Garden behind Luzerne County Historical Society’s Bishop Library, 49 S. Franklin St. Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the walk is set to start.
This walk lasts about two hours and is limited to the first 50 people, so reservations are encouraged. Tickets cost $7 for historical society members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, call 570-823-6244, ext. 3.
5. Peggy’s Pathway fundraiser
Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care will hold a night of dinner and dancing Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 11.
Taking place at the Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, the event will raise money for research into the early detection and treatment of uterine and endometrial cancers.
Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax and Elvis tribute artist Jeff Krick Jr. will provide music. Dinner and dessert will be served, and guests can pick up coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks plus mixed drinks at the cash bar.
Tickets cost $125. For more information, call 570-343-1159.