Theater

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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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‘America’s Got Talent’ winners Olate Dogs perform tricks at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 29

‘America’s Got Talent’ winners Olate Dogs perform tricks at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 29

From a press release: The Olate Dogs, the adorable dog trick act that won Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 for general admission and $50 for a VIP meet and greet, are on sale now and […]

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22 actresses gossip and backstab in ‘The Women’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 23-April 2

22 actresses gossip and backstab in ‘The Women’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 23-April 2

From a press release: Actors Circle will present the comedic drama “The Women” by Clare Boothe Luce, directed by Ted LoRusso, at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, April 2. A bevy of 22 talented actresses inhabit extraordinary lives in this venomously funny 1930s comedy about marriage, gossip, divorce, and […]

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Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

From a press release: When the Music Box Dinner Playhouse opened its doors in 1981, “Oklahoma!” was the first musical to grace its stage in Swoyersville. Fast forward to 2017, and Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 will mark another closing weekend for this Rodgers and Hammerstein production. “A lot of classic musicals tend […]

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‘Frozen’ and ‘Wicked’ star Idina Menzel sings at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5

‘Frozen’ and ‘Wicked’ star Idina Menzel sings at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5

From a press release: Tony Award-winning actress and singer/songwriter Idina Menzel, best known for her roles in “Frozen,” “Wicked,” and “Rent,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on her world tour on Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $69, $89, and $99, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, […]

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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced its first major fundraising event, “F.M. Kirby Fest – A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts” on Saturday, April 22 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This all-inclusive fundraising event, aimed at showcasing local wineries, breweries, restaurants, and […]

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Local ‘celebrity’ couples dance for charity at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 6

Local ‘celebrity’ couples dance for charity at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 6

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center and Downtown Arts have announced “10 Years of Excellence – A Celebration of the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre” at the Kirby Center on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The event will feature 10 local “celebrity” couples dancing for charity with special guest emcee Rep. Eddie Day […]

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