The same economic, cultural and social forces that affect society affect the theater scene, including more use of social media and less face-to-face social interaction in the theater community.
THE LION KING, touring production of the Broadway musical by Elton John & Tim Rice, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Jan 7, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1, plus Dec 21, 27 & 29 at 1. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org
MAMMA MIA!, musical based on the songs of ABBA, directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato (who directed last Fall's THE PRODUCERS) Jan 5- 28, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). www.kavinokytheatre.com
Listings adapted from "On the Boards" appearing in Artvoice.