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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ soars into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ soars into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

From a press release: Following five successful years of touring and more than 500 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly into the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with the critically acclaimed “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. […]

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New Vintage Ensemble revives reinvented ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-6

New Vintage Ensemble revives reinvented ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-6

From a press release: In 2018, the New Vintage Ensemble production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” made its debut at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple to rave audience reviews. This fall, the local theatre group will return to the stage with a revival of this American theatre classic in their signature style […]

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Scranton and Mexican musicians debut dystopian musical ‘The Singularity’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 5-6

Scranton and Mexican musicians debut dystopian musical ‘The Singularity’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 5-6

From a press release: Scranton indie folk singer/songwriter LittleStarRun and Mexico City-based composer Galar will present their new play “The Singularity” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival. Written by LittleStarRun (Rachel Lucille Woodworth) with music composed by […]

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PBS Kids show ‘Wild Kratts’ brings live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 22

PBS Kids show ‘Wild Kratts’ brings live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 22

From a press release: The live stage version of the PBS Kids educational television show “Wild Kratts” is returning to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with an all-new show – “Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!” – on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Get ready to dive into another “Wild […]

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Scranton music and theatre communities remember Michael Draper at public memorial on Sept. 15

Scranton music and theatre communities remember Michael Draper at public memorial on Sept. 15

Since Michael Draper passed away on Aug. 9, his friends in both the music and theatre communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania have been recalling his remarkable impact both privately and publicly on social media. Next week, they’ll have a chance to pay their respects together. While Draper had type 1 diabetes and was in and out […]

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Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will present their comedic fall production, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” in three locations around Luzerne County this month, including two free performances. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield (Reduced Shakespeare Company), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a saucy, […]

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‘Trolls Live’ brings animated characters to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre March 24-25

‘Trolls Live’ brings animated characters to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre March 24-25

From a press release: Get ready for a hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch, and all their Troll friends from the DreamWorks animated movie come to life on stage in “Trolls Live,” their first-ever live tour. Jam-packed with children’s music, glitter, humor, and happiness, it was announced today that “Trolls Live” will visit the Mohegan Sun […]

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical transforms Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Sept. 6-15

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical transforms Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre Sept. 6-15

From a press release: Seasons are beginning to change, and with that comes darker evenings and cooler nights. The same can be said for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s next production, the award-winning Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” where Dr. Jekyll will experience his own changes, making way for Mr. Hyde on Friday, Sept. 6 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic reading of Mueller’s ‘Investigation’ comes to Scranton Fringe Festival on Sept. 29

EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic reading of Mueller’s ‘Investigation’ comes to Scranton Fringe Festival on Sept. 29

Condensing the actual text of volume two of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election into an hour-long dramatic reading, Robert Schenkkan’s “The Investigation” will play locally in a Scranton Fringe Festival special event on Sunday, Sept. 29. Announced today exclusively on NEPA Scene, a cast […]

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Long-running musical ‘The Fantasticks’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Sept. 6-22

Long-running musical ‘The Fantasticks’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Sept. 6-22

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the musical comedy “The Fantasticks” – the longest running musical in the world with more than 17,000 performances – on Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 22. The local production, directed by Michael Marone of Wilkes-Barre, features two fathers who trick their […]