Theater

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: NEPA nonprofit PATAsphere shares song of love and positivity while in coronavirus quarantine

VIDEO: NEPA nonprofit PATAsphere shares song of love and positivity while in coronavirus quarantine

Stages all over the world are empty right now as the spread of coronavirus keeps many people quarantined, but this hasn’t stopped artists from finding creative ways to get together and perform. PATAsphere, a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Pennsylvania whose “mission is to provide young performers state-of-the-art voice, dance, and drama training within a […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

 Rich Howells

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf provided guidance to mitigate the spread of coronavirus across Pennsylvania over the next 14 days, including a “suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more” that has made many local venues, bars, and restaurants cancel or postpone concerts during an important weekend for both businesses and artists in […]

 Rich Howells

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus

Following the news on Wednesday that the city of Wilkes-Barre would postpone its 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for this Sunday “due to increased concern and the heightened community awareness pursuant to coronavirus,” the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has canceled or postponed several upcoming shows “at the recommendation of Governor Tom Wolf.” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Two young ladies star as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 20-22

Two young ladies star as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 20-22

From a press release: William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers comes to the Act Out Theatre Group’s stage in Dunmore on Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22. “Romeo and Juliet” is the love story of children from disputing families. Romeo, heartbroken over being denied by Rosaline, attends a celebration thrown by Lord […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actors Circle presents classic play ‘On Golden Pond’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 19-29

Actors Circle presents classic play ‘On Golden Pond’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 19-29

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present the classic play “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 29. Directed by Katie VonBergen, this is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

From a press release: The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival has announced that Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne, nationally renowned filmmakers who both grew up in the Scranton area and whose 2020 film projects have direct ties to Scranton, will headline this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 in a variety […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Youthful ‘Peter Pan’ musical flies into Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 6-15

Youthful ‘Peter Pan’ musical flies into Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 6-15

From a press release: Follow the second star to the right and straight on to Dunmore where more than 30 young actors and actresses in the Act Out Theatre Group will present the timeless musical “Peter Pan” on Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 15. Based off the classic tale by J.M. Barrie, “Peter Pan” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Carrie: The Musical’ takes bloody revenge on University of Scranton Players Feb. 28-March 8

‘Carrie: The Musical’ takes bloody revenge on University of Scranton Players Feb. 28-March 8

From a press release: The University of Scranton Players will present the gripping and tragic tale of “Carrie: The Musical,” based on the horror novel by bestselling author Stephen King and updated for the 21st century, on Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 8. Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast bullied […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cirque Diabolo acrobats and aerialists swing into F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 29

Cirque Diabolo acrobats and aerialists swing into F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 29

From a press release: SRO Promotions announced today that the live contemporary circus show Cirque Diabolo is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. An array of the best performers from around the world will present a new generation of Cirque-style show. The electrifying and mesmerizing Cirque […]

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