Theater

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton play tells Abraham Lincoln assassination story from the witnesses’ side

Scranton play tells Abraham Lincoln assassination story from the witnesses’ side

From a press release: In April of 1865, the lives of those who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln changed forever. As the 150th anniversary of this tragic time in American history approaches, an original play written and directed by Scranton playwright Caleb-Matthew C. Williams brings the story of the witnesses to center stage. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 03/31/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 03/31/15

The crowd and number of performers continued to grow for Week 2 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Tuesday, March 31, making it a longer but more interesting night. 25 varied acts took the stage at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, leading to an unpredictable evening that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Vintage Ensemble announces ‘Shut Up & Read’ staged reading series schedule

New Vintage Ensemble announces ‘Shut Up & Read’ staged reading series schedule

From a press release: The New Vintage Ensemble has announced the lineup, dates, and locations for their staged reading series, “Shut Up & Read,” celebrating the original works of local and regional playwrights. Performances will be hosted on Sunday afternoons in Scranton and will be free and open to the public, but donations to the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Improv comedy group Here We Are In Spain hold special performance in Scranton on March 28

Improv comedy group Here We Are In Spain hold special performance in Scranton on March 28

From a press release: Local improvisational theatre group Here We Are In Spain takes quick thinking and comedy to new heights with shows that are unscripted and truly one-of-a-kind. Their unique comic stylings are coming to Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton for a special performance on Saturday, March 28 at 8 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Golden Dragon Acrobats swing into Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 6

Golden Dragon Acrobats swing into Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on June 6

From a press release: Recognized throughout the world as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company of today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring their award-winning talents to the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, June 6. Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, March 27 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live version of PBS KIDS show ‘Wild Kratts’ comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 1

Live version of PBS KIDS show ‘Wild Kratts’ comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 1

From a press release: The wildly popular PBS KIDS television show “Wild Kratts” is coming to the live stage – “Wild Kratts LIVE!” visits the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27 at […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Here We Are In Spain at POSH at The Scranton Club, 03/11/15

PHOTOS: Here We Are In Spain at POSH at The Scranton Club, 03/11/15

When Diva Productions held its “March to a Different Drummer” fundraiser on Wednesday, March 11, there were few other local performers who could have fit that bill better than Scranton improv comedy group Here We Are In Spain. Brit Giblin, Don McGlynn, Rob Klubeck, Jonathan Maier, Patrick Martin, and Baxter Pancake kept the crowd guessing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center’s performing arts academy presents ‘Willy Wonka’ on March 19-21

Scranton Cultural Center’s performing arts academy presents ‘Willy Wonka’ on March 19-21

From a press release: Roald Dahl’s timeless story of “Willy Wonka” will be brought to life on March 19, 20, and 21 by the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy. Nearly 20 students ranging in age from 9-16 are featured in the production. “It is so rewarding to watch […]

 Chris Hughes

PHOTOS: Rhythm of the Dance at Lackawanna College in Scranton, 03/05/15

PHOTOS: Rhythm of the Dance at Lackawanna College in Scranton, 03/05/15

With the St. Patrick Parade right around the corner, the Irish spirit came to Scranton a little early this year in the form of “Rhythm of the Dance” at the The Theater at Lackawanna College on Thursday, March 5. Telling a 1,000-year-old story through a mix of traditional Irish step dance and modern technology, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

When we were still in the early planning stages of the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase, we were told by several people that it would never work. An audience, it was said, would never pay $10-$15 to see up-and-coming local performers without an out-of-town headliner to draw them in. They would never want to see […]

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