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Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13

Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13
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The Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City isn’t just hosting concerts this summer – they’re expanding to magic, comedy, juggling, and acrobatics.

The Scranton Comedy Club will present a Family-Friendly Vaudeville Variety Show at the drive-in on Thursday, Aug. 13. The live in-person entertainment, which features several local acts, will be projected onto the movie screen so kids and adults can watch safely from their vehicles.

Gates open at 7 p.m., and the all-ages show starts at dusk, around 9 p.m. Tickets, which are $5 for children and $10 for adults, are on sale now via Ticketleap. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

The Family-Friendly Vaudeville Variety Show performers are:

Tom Riccobono (musician/comedian) has performed over 300 shows a year for over 20 years, performing regularly throughout New York City and the Poconos at all the popular comedy and music venues. He was a regular extra on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

Rob Smith (juggler) has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. He flawlessly juggles five balls, glow clubs, fire torches, rings, and flying knives with razor-sharp accuracy.

Tony Leoni (magician/comedian) regularly performs at resorts, amusement parks, corporate functions, and casinos. With over 30 years of experience in entertainment, his illusions will amaze audiences of all ages. In a competition packed with musicians and comedians, Leoni was the grand prize winner of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent contest in Scranton in the spring of 2019.

Aneya Marie (acrobatic mime) is a performance artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. She is a circus teacher as well as an acrobatic. She loves to share her stories through movement art. Some of her other talents include balloon sculpting, along with balloon installations, stunt work, singing, and songwriting.

The Circle Drive-In (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) is following Department of Health recommendations and “adhering to safety protocols, mandatory face covering requirements, social distancing, and strict disinfecting and cleaning procedures.” Restrooms will be open with attendants on-site.

Anyone attending a drive-in movie or event must wear a face covering and practice social distancing. The concession stand will have limited selections and has put extra safety procedures in place.

Comedian, actor, and producer Kevin Lepka opened the Scranton Comedy Club in January in the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore and was hosting monthly stand-up shows with nationally touring comedians and local comics until the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down in March.

Lepka has many years of experience as a stand-up comedian, host, and sketch comedy/improv performer in all types of venues in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and beyond. He founded Laugh Out Lepkas Comedy to bring comedians like Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Rich Vos, the Reverend Bob Levy, Jessimae Peluso, and even the WWE’s Honky Tonk Man to the area in addition to his Scranton Comedy Club shows. He has performed with Gilbert Gottfried, Pete Davidson, Artie Lange, and many more.

Over the years, the Scranton Comedy Club has hosted shows in downtown Scranton locations like the Ritz Theater, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, and the second floor of Tequila (now the AV Restaurant & Lounge) as well as the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit.

In addition, the club offers a no-cost way for nonprofit groups to raise money for their organizations through ticket sales. Those interested can e-mail Lepka at