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Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11
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From a press release:

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new interactive fundraising initiative that will feature live music, theatrical performances, and free giveaways.

Presented by Montage Mountain Resorts, “Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show” will be live streamed on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in collaboration with Posture Interactive.

“A top-notch variety show with lighthearted, family-friendly entertainment is just the dose of optimism we can all use right now,” said SCC Executive Director Deborah Moran Peterson.

“The concept was conceived by the SCC staff, is professionally produced by Posture Interactive, and will showcase the talents of local performers and artists.”

The hour-long production will include performances from the Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, New Vintage Ensemble, Newave Studios, FlashMilk Productions, Michele Conaboy McGrath, Stephen Murphy, Erin Malloy & Friends, Mike Miz, Roy Williams, Mariah Hawley, and the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program. Chris Bohinski of WBRE’s “PA Live” and SCC Youth Theatre Program Director Camille Reinecke will serve as the evening’s emcees.

While the production aims to shine a spotlight on local talent, it also hopes to support local businesses.

“Throughout the evening, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, as well as other prizes, will be raffled off to event attendees,” Peterson explained.

“The event will not only support the SCC but will do its best to build up our community. It’s a win-win!”

Audience members will have a chance to virtually mix and mingle with each other during a pre-show happy hour sponsored by PNC Bank and hosted by the SCC Board President John Murray, along with celebrity bartender Conor McGuigan.

Tickets are $25 for general viewership and $60 for patron viewership, which includes admission to the happy hour at 6 p.m. as well as additional entries into the evening’s giveaways. They are available for purchase at

Additional sponsors of “Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show” include Geisinger, Truist Bank, WBRE/WYOU, Lamar Advertising, Fidelity Bank, Century Dental Associates, FNCB Bank, Honesdale National Bank, NET Credit Union, Fellerman & Ciarimboli, and Entercom Pennsylvania.

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Lackawanna County Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak.

Photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene