NEPA Scene Staff

Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

From a press release: When the Music Box Dinner Playhouse opened its doors in 1981, “Oklahoma!” was the first musical to grace its stage in Swoyersville. Fast forward to 2017, and Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 will mark another closing weekend for this Rodgers and Hammerstein production. “A lot of classic musicals tend […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present London’s longest running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” beginning next Friday, Oct. 21 and running through Sunday, Oct. 30. The show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is a fast-paced and physical comedy that features William Shakespeare’s […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Get ‘Lightheaded’ in basement show with Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater

As the fall gets colder and turns to winter, you may be missing the summertime and those hot, sweaty basement shows packed with all your friends, watching with your favorite local band. Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater captures that feeling in their debut music video for “Lightheaded,” premiering exclusively on NEPA Scene. Guitarist/vocalist Vinny […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “La Cage aux Folles” beginning Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 25. The show, at its core, is an old-fashioned Jerry Herman musical – think “Mame” and “Hello, Dolly!” – with a twist, said T. Doyle Leverett, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Music Box Dinner Playhouse presents comedic ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’ in Swoyersville June 10-26

Music Box Dinner Playhouse presents comedic ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’ in Swoyersville June 10-26

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the musical comedy “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” beginning June 10 and running through June 26. With music and lyrics by Bob and Jim Walton, the show takes audience members on a trip of stereotypical midlife conditions, including getting mammograms, wearing reading glasses, […]

 Rich Howells

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson offers ‘Window’ into herself and her music

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson offers ‘Window’ into herself and her music

Debut album available now online and at live shows across NEPA

When Jenn Johnson sings, people stop and listen. That’s because, despite her short statue, she’s a powerhouse vocalist who has been quieting rooms “since birth,” in her own words. “I started singing basically when I started talking, maybe before that without words. And I started piano when I was 7,” Johnson told NEPA Scene. “I […]

 Lora Kormos

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Christmas season is officially upon Northeastern Pennsylvania. The cold weather, the holiday music, the Christmas parades, and the decorations that went up in the stores long before Halloween was even here are sure to have put you in the holiday spirit by now. Here are […]