Theater

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Shakespeare Festival – ‘Loose Canon,’ 07/25/15

PHOTOS: Scranton Shakespeare Festival – ‘Loose Canon,’ 07/25/15

Starting June 26 at Nay Aug Park and finishing its run on July 26 at the University of Scranton, the fourth annual Scranton Shakespeare Festival was as lively and diverse as ever, with the 2015 season featuring “Romeo + Juliet,” “Robin Hood: A New Musical,” “The Commedia Rapunzel,” “Loose Canon,” and “The Tavern.” Created and […]

 Kelly Grebeck

Gaslight Theatre Company gets comfortable and intimate in ‘Master Bedroom’

Gaslight Theatre Company gets comfortable and intimate in ‘Master Bedroom’

Series of short plays runs July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

In the fourth installment of the “Playroom” series, Gaslight Theatre Company enters the “Master Bedroom” with seven one-act plays. This will open the company’s new season tonight, July 30, and run through Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston. Matthew Hinton, artistic director of Gaslight, created this series to highlight regional talent […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

PHOTOS: Summer Spotlight at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/15

The Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has hosted some amazing national performers (such as Josh Ritter back in May), but on Friday, July 17, eight local acts took the small stage and proved that just as much talent can come right here from Northeastern Pennsylvania during the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will open their 2015-­16 season with “Playroom: Master Bedroom” on July 30 and run through Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston. “Master Bedroom” is the fourth installment in the original series created by Gaslight Board of Directors member and current artistic director for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will host “The Price is Right Live!” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – same show, new prizes, new host! For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting “America’s Got Talent” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hear dramatic readings of Scranton Craigslist ‘Missed Connections’ on July 14

Hear dramatic readings of Scranton Craigslist ‘Missed Connections’ on July 14

From a press release: The “Missed Connections” section on any city’s Craigslist page is often unintentionally hilarious, but taking Scranton’s Craigslist and turning it into a dramatic piece of theater? That’s high art! The New Vintage Ensemble will gather Will Krisanda, Latrice Smith, Matt Serniak, and more local performers for a “(not so) dramatic reading […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Postmodern Jukebox, ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ and more coming to Lackawanna College in Scranton

Postmodern Jukebox, ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ and more coming to Lackawanna College in Scranton

From a press release: Community Concerts at Lackawanna College will open its 88th season, sponsored by the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, with Aquila Theatre’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” on Sept. 26. The 2015-16 schedule also includes Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, “Danú: A Christmas Gathering,” and Gaslight Theatre Company’s East Coast premiere of “Drowning […]

 Rich Howells

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Dunmore man scores his dream job, but feels the pressure to help revive a struggling area

efore it can ever be brought up, Thaz Whalen cuts to the chase and addresses the elephant in the room or, in this case, the theater – his next few moves could help make or break the Scranton arts and entertainment scene for many years to come. It may sound like hyperbole, but his responsibility […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival lineup for The Leonard Theater announced

Scranton Fringe Festival lineup for The Leonard Theater announced

From a press release: The schedule/line-up for the inaugural Scranton Fringe Festival, a new four-day event set for Oct. 1-4 that will feature all types of performance artists across multiple locations in the city, will be announced over the next two weeks venue by venue. The first schedule announced is for The Leonard Theater (335 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Synaesthesia Social in Scranton announces upcoming music schedule through July

Synaesthesia Social in Scranton announces upcoming music schedule through July

From a press release: Synaesthesia Social combines live music, drawing, poetry, and theatre: the performers are the subjects for the artists as well as the entertainment for the audience. Every week presents a different ensemble of progressive and experimental musicians in a venue allowing them to perform uncompromised to an all-ages crowd, with expectations extending […]

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