NEPA Scene Staff

LGBT pop opera ‘Bare’ debuts in NEPA at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore June 8-10

LGBT pop opera ‘Bare’ debuts in NEPA at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore June 8-10

From a press release: Following their recent move from Taylor to a new location in Dunmore, Act Out Theatre Group will present the Northeastern Pennsylvania premiere of “Bare: A Pop Opera” on Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The musical follows a group of Catholic boarding school students as they struggle with issues of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre presents musical farce ‘Lucky Stiff’ in Taylor April 20-22 before move to Dunmore

Act Out Theatre presents musical farce ‘Lucky Stiff’ in Taylor April 20-22 before move to Dunmore

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the hilarious musical farce “Lucky Stiff” this Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. This will be the last production that will take place at Act Out’s Taylor location before the company moves to Dunmore in May. Director Kalen Churcher of Plymouth leads this cast […]

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Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present “The Women of Shakespeare” in Taylor beginning this Friday, March 23 and running until Sunday, March 25. The new show was conceived by Act Out’s artistic director, Dan Pittman. “I wanted to find a way to celebrate Women’s History Month in a unique fashion,” Pittman […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Be a guest of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Feb. 23-March 4

Be a guest of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Feb. 23-March 4

From a press release: Local audiences will be able to rediscover a “tale as old as time” when Act Out Theatre Group presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in Taylor on weekends starting this Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, March 4. Director Dan Pittman, who became the artistic director of Act Out in August, is […]

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‘Dog Sees God’ reimagines Peanuts as real teenagers at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Jan. 12-14

‘Dog Sees God’ reimagines Peanuts as real teenagers at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Jan. 12-14

From a press release: What happens when members of the beloved Peanuts gang hit their teen years? Find out when the Act Out Theatre Group presents Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” in Taylor, which opened on Jan. 5 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 14. This is not your parent’s […]

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‘Young Frankenstein’ musical lumbers into Act Out Theatre in Taylor Oct. 27-Nov. 5

‘Young Frankenstein’ musical lumbers into Act Out Theatre in Taylor Oct. 27-Nov. 5

From a press release: “Transylvania Mania” comes to Taylor when the Act Out Theatre Group presents Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein,” which opens on Friday, Oct. 27 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 5. The comedy marks the first full-scale musical production under the direction of Act Out Theatre’s new artistic director, Dan Pittman. “I am […]

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Act Out Theatre hosts play and vendor fair in Taylor to raise money for Blue Chip Farm on June 23-25

Act Out Theatre hosts play and vendor fair in Taylor to raise money for Blue Chip Farm on June 23-25

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will host a vendor/craft fair and showcase the play “Because They Have No Words” in Taylor in an effort to raise money for Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Dallas. The play, which details the true story of one man’s journey to post-Katrina Louisiana to rescue and […]

 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

After forming in 2009 and playing throughout the tri-state area, Bring the Heat took a few years off. When they came back from hiatus on Oct. 18 with new members and new music, they certainly lived up to their name and made a triumphant return. The Wilkes-Barre hardcore band was just one of several acts […]

 Rich Howells

Kickstart this zombie-themed music video and become one of the undead

Kickstart this zombie-themed music video and become one of the undead

With Halloween just over a month away, there are plenty of reasons to dress up like a zombie, but the best reason to do so in NEPA may just be on Saturday, Oct. 25. One of A Social State’s biggest fans, Chantel Mitchell, created a Kickstarter campaign to fund a zombie-themed music video for the […]