Theater

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent weekly contest to be held at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant starting March 24

Event will attract the best undiscovered local musicians, comedians, poets, magicians, actors, and more to compete for cash prizes and a grand prize vacation or simply show off their skills

One of the area’s biggest supporters of original local music, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, is partnering with NEPA Scene to host NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, a brand new event that will give all types of local artists the chance to showcase their talents to a broader audience while rewarding the best standout […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Short Works from the Big Guy’ shows funny side of Scranton playwright K.K. Gordon on Feb. 26-March 1

‘Short Works from the Big Guy’ shows funny side of Scranton playwright K.K. Gordon on Feb. 26-March 1

From a press release: Those close to Scranton playwright K.K. Gordon know that he has a highly developed sense of humor, but in more than a decade of writing, his comedic side hasn’t really been reflected in his work – until now. Best known for penning dark dramas and taking on roles in horror films, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shakespeare comedy ‘Measure for Measure’ at Marywood University on Feb. 27-28

Shakespeare comedy ‘Measure for Measure’ at Marywood University on Feb. 27-28

From a press release: Marywood University’s theatre program will present William Shakespeare‘s “Measure for Measure” on Feb. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts in Scranton. Produced and guest-directed by David Zarko, he also adapted the script for nine actors who collectively portray 18 characters while keeping the full […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is a farce that’s just as fun to perform as it is to watch in Wilkes-Barre

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is a farce that’s just as fun to perform as it is to watch in Wilkes-Barre

The hilarious play runs tonight through the weekend at King’s College

What can go wrong, will go on – and in “Moon Over Buffalo,” it most certainly does. The latest production from King’s College, set to hit the stage Feb. 20-23, tells the story of George and Charlotte Hay, actors who are past their career prime. They are still partaking in shows, and just when things […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 17-23

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 17-23

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Tuesday, Feb. 17 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley Art […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social’s private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration, 02/08/15

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social’s private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration, 02/08/15

Synaesthesia Social founder Ted Michalowski celebrated his birthday in the only way an eccentric illustrator should – by holding a private Synaesthetic Birthday Celebration at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton on Sunday, Feb. 8, featuring live music, illustration, performance art, and even circus acts. Music was provided by the Improvisational All-Star Syntet (Jason Smeltzer, […]

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