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‘Rocky Horror Show’ returns for Halloween at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Oct. 27-Oct. 31

‘Rocky Horror Show’ returns for Halloween at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Oct. 27-Oct. 31

From a press release: It’s that time of year again – it’s time to do “The Time Warp.” The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will bring back Frank, Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Magenta, and a cast of other out-of-this-world characters for “The Rocky Horror Show” musical, live on stage, opening Friday, Oct. 27 and running through […]

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Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

Comedic musical ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ scams its way into Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre April 21-30

From a press release: A casino, a bodyguard, a con artist or two, and some wealthy young women. Love, lies, and even a few laughs. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre presents the comedic musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” beginning Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. and running through Sunday, April 30. The show is directed by Katie […]

 Rich Howells

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

In January, Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings talked about changing the way the county’s annual arts and education tax is distributed, which could have limited or cut funds for projects, venues, and events across the area, but the Tea Party Republican was quickly met with resistance from the local arts community, resulting in Commissioner Patrick […]

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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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New stylized version of ‘Rocky Horror Show’ warps Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28-29

New stylized version of ‘Rocky Horror Show’ warps Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28-29

From a press release: It’s time to do the time warp again… but this time, it will be a little different. The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will bring back Frank, Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Magenta and a cast of other out-of-this-world characters for “The Rocky Horror Show” musical, live on stage, opening Friday, Oct. 28 […]

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre presents the NEPA premiere of ‘Rock of Ages’ Sept. 9-25

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre presents the NEPA premiere of ‘Rock of Ages’ Sept. 9-25

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre, get ready to rock. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will present the Northeastern Pennsylvania premiere of “Rock of Ages” beginning Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 25. Part musical, part rock ‘n’ roll concert, the stage show takes audience members back to 1980s Hollywood, where hairspray and Spandex ruled. Individuals will […]

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre explores homosexuality in the ’80s with ‘Angels in America’ June 3-12

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre explores homosexuality in the ’80s with ‘Angels in America’ June 3-12

From a press release: The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” beginning Friday, June 3 and running through Sunday, June 12. Written by American playwright Tony Kushner, the three-act play contains multiple storylines and largely explores homosexuality and AIDS during the […]

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre hosts all-day Marvel marathon with Captain America movies on April 30

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre hosts all-day Marvel marathon with Captain America movies on April 30

From a press release: With the summer blockbuster season now in full swing, friends of the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will hold a 12-hour Marvel Madness Marathon starting at noon on Saturday, April 30. The marathon includes all the movies starring Captain America – “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter […]

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VIDEO: An interview with 3 actresses playing Ophelia in 3 very different local interpretations of ‘Hamlet’

“‘Tis in my memory lock’d, And you yourself shall keep the key of it.” The New Vintage Ensemble, Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre, and Gaslight Theatre Company are presenting three very different portrayals of the character Ophelia, the tragic young noblewoman in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” throughout the month of January. Local filmmaker Lindsay Barrasse of […]

 Rich Howells

The doctor is in (charge) – Frank N. Furter is ‘a force of nature’ in ‘Rocky Horror’ at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

The doctor is in (charge) – Frank N. Furter is ‘a force of nature’ in ‘Rocky Horror’ at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

“The Rocky Horror Show” has many memorable characters, but everyone knows who’s in charge here. With all the confidence and sass of a drag queen, combined with the selfish evil of a supervillain, Dr. Frank N. Furter dominates the stage – among other things – and the audience is as spellbound by his power as […]