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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’
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From a press release:

Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced the first show in this season’s all-virtual Young People’s Theater Series, “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop.” The stream is available now to homeschoolers, pre-school-age children, and older children through their school curriculum at no cost.

Teachers and parents can visit for more information. Questions and access to the stream can be directed to

In “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop,” Stanley and his baby sister SuSu don’t know whether or not to believe in Santa Claus, so they set out for the North Pole. Trapped in a blizzard, they wind up in a dilapidated gas station run by a mysterious old man named Nick. Could this be Santa’s enchanted workshop? Imagination is the key in this joyous holiday musical, which features a singing robot, a dancing rag doll, and one of the silliest villains you’ll ever see. The book, music, and lyrics of “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop” are by Richard Giersch, with additional lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller.

“We can’t wait to open our doors again, but in the meantime, finding a way to offer a full Young People’s Theater Series virtually and free, available for in-school or at-home learning, helps connect the F.M. Kirby Center to our supportive community and our mission,” said Artistic Director Anne Rodella.

“We look forward to presenting more virtual school shows in the new year.”

2020-2021 marks the fifth consecutive season that the Kirby Center has presented its Young People’s Theater Series free of charge. Over the past four seasons, more than 40,000 school-aged students have experienced live theatre as a result of this important component of the venue’s Arts in Education program. This season will be the first time that YPTS shows are available to classrooms and homeschoolers virtually.

This virtual programming is made possible by F.M. Kirby Center contributors through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program and Procter & Gamble.