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Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will welcome back Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre Company on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Tickets, which are $18, $28, and $38, plus fees, are on sale now and available through […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre continues its 2016-17 season with the original full-length play “The Pallbearers” by local playwright B. Garret Rogan, running Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 29. “The Pallbearers” is Rogan’s dark comedic take on growth and decay set amidst Northeastern Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Rogan, a veteran […]

 Rich Howells

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings is coming under fire for her public comments once again, this time regarding the county’s annual arts and education tax. Cummings, who founded the Scranton Tea Party before being elected the Republican minority commissioner in 2015, said at yesterday’s bi-weekly commissioners meeting in Scranton and in a Times-Tribune interview […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre ranks 141 in Top 200 worldwide arenas, 4th in PA in 2016 ticket sales

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre ranks 141 in Top 200 worldwide arenas, 4th in PA in 2016 ticket sales

From a press release: The SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township was once again ranked in the Top 200 arenas in the world in event ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine’s “2016 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales: Top 200 Arena Venues” report in a recent issue of Pollstar, one of the […]

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Free play depicts ‘The Meeting’ of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at Misericordia in Dallas on Jan. 19

Free play depicts ‘The Meeting’ of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at Misericordia in Dallas on Jan. 19

From a press release: Misericordia University in Dallas is presenting “The Meeting,” a play depicting the supposed meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The production is free and open to the public. The compelling and provocative theatrical production, […]

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America’s Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma leaps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 16

America’s Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma leaps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 16

From a press release: America’s Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma dances, leaps, and tumbles into the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the new Lobby for the Arts series. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the […]

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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 109 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2016 ticket sales

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 109 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2016 ticket sales

From a press release: Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s primary trade publication, announced today that the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre ranks No. 109 on its list of the Top 200 theaters based on worldwide ticket sales for the year 2016. The Kirby Center broke into the Top 200 listing […]

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‘Elvis Lives’ in live multimedia tribute concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 1

‘Elvis Lives’ in live multimedia tribute concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 1

From a press release: On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today that the national hit theatrical production “Elvis Lives” will be presented for the first time in Wilkes-Barre at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, […]

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is dreaming of classic musical ‘White Christmas’ Dec. 9-18

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is dreaming of classic musical ‘White Christmas’ Dec. 9-18

From a press release: The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will officially kick off its theatrical holiday season on Friday, Dec. 9 when Irving Berlin’s classic musical “White Christmas” opens on stage this Friday, Dec. 9 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18. The musical centers around Captain Bob Wallace (played by Brandon Frashefski) and Private Phil […]

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‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival is premiering a theatrical experience at the Scranton Cultural Center that would make the Bard proud – “The Madrigal Mixtape,” a pair of festive performances on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, along with a reveal on Sunday about Scranton Shakes’ exciting upcoming events in 2017. […]