Theater

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Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Despite a steep 95 percent drop in revenue this summer, Live Nation is optimistic that concerts will return “at scale” next year. On Nov. 5, Live Nation Entertainment reported $184 million in total revenue from July through September, as compared to $3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019. The second quarter saw a 98 […]

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Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

From a press release: Ticketmaster, the largest ticket distribution company in the United States, recently announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity, distancing, and other logistics throughout the reopening journey for concerts, sports, comedy shows, and […]

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Scranton Cultural Center receives grant for theater repairs, hosts virtual events

Scranton Cultural Center receives grant for theater repairs, hosts virtual events

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announced that it received an $8,000 Community Needs Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation to assist with repairs to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. “Age, weather, and deterioration of the original plumbing created further damage to the theater wall, which required […]

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Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

From a press release: Following pop-up appearances in Honesdale and Hawley last week, a chorus of mailboxes will be dancing into Scranton on Halloween, just days before Election Day. “Delivering Democracy,” presented by the Farm Arts Collective, will appear at four outdoor public locations throughout downtown Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. […]

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Dancing mailboxes deliver voting info in Honesdale, Hawley, and Scranton on Oct. 24 through Election Day

Dancing mailboxes deliver voting info in Honesdale, Hawley, and Scranton on Oct. 24 through Election Day

From a press release: “Delivering Democracy,” presented by the Farm Arts Collective, will appear at public outdoor locations in Honesdale, Hawley, and Scranton starting Saturday, Oct. 24 through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The nonpartisan performances feature a chorus of dancing mailboxes made up of members of the collective and participants from the community. […]

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Act Out Theatre presents LGBTQ play ‘Boys in the Band’ outdoors in Pittston and Scranton Oct. 9-11

Act Out Theatre presents LGBTQ play ‘Boys in the Band’ outdoors in Pittston and Scranton Oct. 9-11

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the Tony Award-winning play “The Boys in the Band” on Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct 11 at locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. “In an effort to provide a safe environment for our audience members, as well as our cast, we once again looked […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre live streams improv comics and magicians on Sept. 18 and Oct. 1

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre live streams improv comics and magicians on Sept. 18 and Oct. 1

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced three live streaming performances – “Whose Line Is It Anyway” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood present “Stream of Consciousness” this Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.; magician Ben Seidman does “Camera Tricks” on Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 […]

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Act Out Theatre stages musical ‘Children of Eden’ outdoors at Pittston amphitheater Sept. 19-20

Act Out Theatre stages musical ‘Children of Eden’ outdoors at Pittston amphitheater Sept. 19-20

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore is staging an open air production of the musical “Children of Eden” on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 at the new Slope Amphitheater in Pittston. Act Out has been working outdoors and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control […]

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Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

From a press release: When “The Singularity” premiered at the Scranton Fringe Festival last year, the play’s dystopian themes with a wall separating people were already topical. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on this election year, a new version recorded in the style of an old radio drama seems to reflect the world outside even […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Fest safely presents live theatre ‘Under Glass’ on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After canceling the six annual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scranton Fringe Festival announced “Fringe Under Glass,” an innovative walking tour of live performing arts to be staged behind the windows of various downtown Scranton storefronts from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. During this challenging time for […]

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