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 NEPA Scene Staff

Next social fundraiser for Diva Productions includes ‘Poetry Prose and Portraits’

Next social fundraiser for Diva Productions includes ‘Poetry Prose and Portraits’

From a press release: The Lavelle Strategy Group is holding its second social fundraiser to benefit Diva Productions on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., bringing several different types of artists together for a night of community engagement. Held at POSH at The Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), the purpose of “Poetry […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Disney creates four ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ on ice in Wilkes-Barre

Disney creates four ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ on ice in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Four Disney stories will be brought to life in January when “Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy” comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, the production visits Wilkes-Barre from Jan. 14-19 for nine performances. Tickets go on sale Nov. 7 and are […]

 Sara Pokorny

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Show comes to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre for five days starting tonight

For Stephen Poulin, it’s all about discovery – even of the smallest things. “I discovered a train around here this morning,” the “Cirque du Soleil: Dralion” band leader said via a recent phone interview, excitement creeping into his voice. ‘It’s wonderful. I always try to find one thing about each place I go to… and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Keystone Players poke fun at Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams in short plays

Keystone Players poke fun at Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams in short plays

From a press release: The Keystone Players will present “William & Williams: Short Plays Poking Fun at Shakespeare & Tennessee” Oct. 24-26 in the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College (1 College Rd., La Plume). “William & Williams” is a series of one-act plays parodying well-known dramas by William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. The plays […]

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Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

From a press release: On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood answers ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ this weekend

Marywood answers ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ this weekend

From a press release: The Marywood University Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by James Langan, on Oct. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for the Performing Arts (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton). Sarah Ruhl‘s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” addresses, in a […]

 Sara Pokorny

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

British actor embodies the look and personality of 'Narnia' author

ime after time for the past 20 years, British actor David Payne has stepped on stage to portray one man, a literary giant whose works resonates with readers today and who Payne so uncannily resembles. He nails it each time, receiving praise from not only audiences, but colleagues, for his spot-on likeness – and, yet, […]

 Stage Walker

THEATRE REVIEW: Two thumbs up for ‘A Behanding in Spokane’

THEATRE REVIEW: Two thumbs up for ‘A Behanding in Spokane’

What lengths do we go to recover what is rightfully ours? This question (among many) is examined in “A Behanding in Spokane,” a dark and twisted comedy by renowned Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. Set in “anywhere U.S.A.,” this piece takes a cruel, albeit intelligent satirical eye to the dark and cutthroat (or behanding, as it […]

 Stage Walker

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Cocktail Hour’ is a mixture that doesn’t quite go down right

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Cocktail Hour’ is a mixture that doesn’t quite go down right

Actors Circle, based at the Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd., Scranton), opened their 33rd season with A.R Gurney’s 1988 comedy “The Cocktail Hour,” running Sept. 11-21. The play features four characters; Bradley and Ann (portrayed by John Arena and Patricia McAvoy) are an aging upper-class couple who are attempting to enjoy an evening of drinks […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

$15 social fundraiser at POSH supports Diva Productions

$15 social fundraiser at POSH supports Diva Productions

From a press release: What happens when you put a renowned creative strategist, an entrepreneurial restaurateur, and a fabulous venue together? A big idea with a small price tag. “When POSH’s Joshua Mast reached out, it was very clear to me how much he cares about our community,” notes Helen Lavelle, president and CEO of […]