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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Nancy Kerrigan’s ‘Halloween on Ice’ skates into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

Nancy Kerrigan’s ‘Halloween on Ice’ skates into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

From a press release: StarGames, SMG and the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza announced today that Nancy Kerrigan’s “Halloween on Ice,” one of the longest running shows in all of figure skating, will return this fall with a new story, expanded fan experience opportunities, and a star-studded cast of Olympic, World, and U.S. National […]

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Pull the ‘Curtain Up!’ for Broadway favorite tunes in Carbondale on April 25

Pull the ‘Curtain Up!’ for Broadway favorite tunes in Carbondale on April 25

From a press release: “Curtain up,” wrote lyricist Stephen Sondheim. “Light the lights!” These lyrics from “Gypsy” are the perfect introduction to the latest evening of song featuring the work of Sondheim and many other composers – “Curtain Up!” at the Theater at Trinity Church (58 River St., Carbondale) on Saturday, April 25 at 7 […]

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Comedy legend Bill Hicks’ special ‘Relentless’ screening at Cinemark in Moosic on April 27

Comedy legend Bill Hicks’ special ‘Relentless’ screening at Cinemark in Moosic on April 27

From a press release: Fathom Events and Comedy Dynamics present a not-to-be-missed cinema event featuring one of the biggest names in comedy with “Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks,” in select U.S. cinemas on Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m., including Cinemark 20 in Moosic. The event will include approximately 90 minutes of stand-up and special […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

Before Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Buffy Summers and, hell, even Wonder Woman, there was a group of fictional girls that embodied female empowerment, and one in particular who could give today’s leading ladies a run for their money – and they were created in the mind of Louisa May Alcott nearly 150 years ago. This […]

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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. […]

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