Theater

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Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will close its 2016-17 season with the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated play “Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts on Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at its theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre. This 2010 Tony-nominated play for Best Play […]

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TruTV magician Michael Carbonaro will dazzle Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 4

TruTV magician Michael Carbonaro will dazzle Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 4

From a press release: Michael Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV. Now, he is taking his show on the road and, for a limited time, you can feel his effect live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, […]

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Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

From a press release: A casino, a bodyguard, a con artist or two, and some wealthy young women. Love, lies, and even a few laughs. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre presents the comedic musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” beginning Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. and running through Sunday, April 30. The show is directed by Katie […]

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40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

From a press release: The city of Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Kirby Park on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 with food and craft vendors, amusement rides and games, and live entertainment, including music and dancing. The free festival will run from 11 a.m. through […]

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Theatrical brass band Rhythmic Circus tap dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

Theatrical brass band Rhythmic Circus tap dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 30

From a press release: Homegrown hoofers from the Minneapolis arts scene known as the Rhythmic Circus will bring their dynamic tap and music performance “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 and $35, plus fees, are on sale now […]

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Magician David Blaine will stupefy the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 7

Magician David Blaine will stupefy the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 7

From a press release: Magician and illusionist David Blaine, known worldwide for his high-profile physical endurance stunts, will astonish the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased […]

 Rich Howells

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

The long-running First Friday Scranton art walk has had a lasting impact on the city’s downtown area and its arts scene, bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of patrons into businesses throughout the year to appreciate artwork, music, theatrical performances, and everything else the Electric City has to offer. On Tuesday, March 21, the First Friday […]

 Rich Howells

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

In January, Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings talked about changing the way the county’s annual arts and education tax is distributed, which could have limited or cut funds for projects, venues, and events across the area, but the Tea Party Republican was quickly met with resistance from the local arts community, resulting in Commissioner Patrick […]

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Due to Winter Storm Stella, Stomp reschedules Wilkes-Barre performances for Nov. 9-10

Due to Winter Storm Stella, Stomp reschedules Wilkes-Barre performances for Nov. 9-10

From a press release: Due to the severity of Winter Storm Stella, combined with the production and travel needs of the touring company, this week’s performances of Stomp at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 have both been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and […]

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New Scranton theatre company Common Play Factory premieres original play ‘White Matter Surplus’ on March 26

New Scranton theatre company Common Play Factory premieres original play ‘White Matter Surplus’ on March 26

From a press release: Scranton will see itself on stage on Sunday, March 26 when the Common Play Factory presents the premiere production of “White Matter Surplus,” a new play by city resident Alicia Grega. A staged reading of an earlier version of the play was presented at The Vintage Theater in November 2013. Set […]

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