Theater

 Rich Howells

The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

With a nod to the building’s roots, the Scranton theater most recently known as The Moonshine has officially been renamed The Leonard after receiving the most votes during an event held there in the summer. On June 26, the American Advertising Federation hosted a “Mix at The Moonshine” in honor of new and returning board […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

From a press release: Actors Circle is holding auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry this Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd., Scranton). Three characters are needed: an African-American man, about 40; a female, about 60-70; and a male, 40-50. Show dates are […]

 Rich Howells

The Vintage in Scranton is closing at the end of August

The Vintage in Scranton is closing at the end of August

One of Scranton’s last small venues for local entertainment is closing its doors at the end of August. The Vintage, which was known as the Vintage Theater when it opened in 2009, changed locations a few times over the years, but it always reopened to host concerts, theater productions, art shows, poetry readings, and much […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: Although it’s still summer in NEPA, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple as it gears up for its production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf.” The SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will host a series of auditions throughout […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

From a press release: As the curtain closes on its inaugural and highly successful Summer Camp program, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will expand its new and vibrant Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CaPAA) to include a wide variety of course offerings throughout the fall and spring. […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Considering the city’s current reputation, it may be difficult to imagine Scranton without booze, but history buffs will take locals back to that dark time next month. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society, announced in a press release […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PBS Arts Fall Festival stars Nathan Lane, Emma Thompson, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and more

PBS Arts Fall Festival stars Nathan Lane, Emma Thompson, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and more

From a press release: Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country, and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

From a press release: After 15 years performing around the world, “Dralion” will make its final curtain call in January 2015. From October 15-19, Wilkes-Barre will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of […]

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