Theater

 Rich Howells

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Darling Core’ is as original and intriguing as its name

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Darling Core’ is as original and intriguing as its name

“The Darling Core” is a title that is both unusual and intriguing, which is also a fair description of what transpires over the next hour. It’s best not to enter this original one-act play knowing too much about it other than its basic premise – Adam and Lilith are a vaudeville duo called the Darling […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet costume designer/production manager Dawn McGurl

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet costume designer/production manager Dawn McGurl

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody’ comes back for more at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

‘SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody’ comes back for more at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody,” the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book and highly-anticipated movie, will be returning to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. For those who didn’t catch the show last time, a summary of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Harry Connick, Jr. to attend Scranton premiere of his musical ‘The Happy Elf’

Harry Connick, Jr. to attend Scranton premiere of his musical ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: It has been confirmed that Harry Connick, Jr. will come to Scranton for the premiere of his new musical, “The Happy Elf,” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Harry Connick Jr. back to Scranton; he visited in September 2013 when the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

From a press release: This season, Baby New Year might just be adding a red, white, and blue bow tie to his ensemble before heading to festivities in the Electric City. That’s because the organizers of First Night Scranton 2015 are planning the event with an American theme in mind. First Night Scranton is an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Peter Pan’ prequel ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ swoops into Wilkes-Barre

‘Peter Pan’ prequel ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ swoops into Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: It was announced yesterday that Broadway’s five-time Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The winner of five Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to “Peter Pan” is an innovative and imaginative story based […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Fringe-tastic Party, 11/15/14

PHOTOS: Scranton Fringe-tastic Party, 11/15/14

The first-ever Scranton Fringe Festival won’t be held until Oct. 1-4, 2015, but local supporters witnessed a taste of what is to come at a fund/awareness raiser on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the AfA Gallery in Scranton. Performers included Steve Werner playing his handpan, musical duo Daniel Amedee and Sarah Burke from New Orleans, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santa and his elves will offer breakfast and ‘Happy Elf’ sneak peek after Santa Parade

Santa and his elves will offer breakfast and ‘Happy Elf’ sneak peek after Santa Parade

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center will present a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. following the 22nd annual Santa Parade. Santa, as well as many of the “Happy Elves” from the SCC’s upcoming production of Harry […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Original local production ‘The Darling Core’ coming to Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton

Original local production ‘The Darling Core’ coming to Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton

From a press release: “The Darling Core,” a twisted tale of love, loss, vaudeville, and major world tragedies, will be presented in a special presentation in partnership with Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton during the last two weekends of November. Written and performed by Conor O’Brien and Simone Daniel, the play […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Drinks, Drama and Dickens’ at social fundraiser for Diva Productions

‘Drinks, Drama and Dickens’ at social fundraiser for Diva Productions

From a press release: The Lavelle Strategy Group is holding its third social fundraiser to benefit Diva Productions on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., bringing artists and their supporters together for a night of community engagement. Held at POSH at The Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), the purpose of “Drinks, Drama […]