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 NEPA Scene Staff

Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that “Dinosaur World Live,” an interactive children’s theatre show that brings dinosaurs to life on stage, has been rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for March of 2020 and then rescheduled as “Dragons and Mythical Beasts” due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Drew Taylor has been announced as the new executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. He joined the Kirby Center in June of 2002 and previously served as the downtown venue’s director of operations prior to being named managing director in October of 2019. Before […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group’s repertory productions of “Rent: School Edition” and Disney’s “Aladdin Kids” will be presented on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 in Dunmore. Act Out has been working with and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring these shows […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

From a press release: For over a year, the entire Broadway and touring theatre community has been looking forward to reopening venue doors and welcoming back the public. Soon, local fans will once again be able to enjoy the laughter, love, and entertainment that only live performances can provide. Today, Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre’s Wolfpack Players are ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis musical on May 6-9

Wilkes-Barre’s Wolfpack Players are ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis musical on May 6-9

From a press release: The Wolfpack Players will present the Broadway musical “All Shook Up,” inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, at GAR Memorial Junior/Senior High School in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9. Combining classic Elvis tunes with an all-new story, “All Shook Up” shook up Broadway and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival is partnering with the Rite Aid of Hamlin to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the general public on Thursday, April 22 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A minimum of 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by representatives […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA will present their first-ever variety show with the Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore on Saturday, April 10. This inaugural event will be hosted by Miss Red and Connor Michalchuk from Philadelphia. The extensive cast of drag performers includes local favorite divas and gentlemen like Estella […]

 Rich Howells

Live Nation still expects concerts to return by ‘midsummer’ of 2021

Live Nation still expects concerts to return by ‘midsummer’ of 2021

Last year, Live Nation predicted that big live concerts could return by the summer of 2021, and in its latest financial results, the company reiterated this optimistic belief. On Feb. 25, Live Nation Entertainment reported a 92 percent loss of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 and an overall 84 percent loss for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

From a press release: WVIA has earned a Judges’ Merit television award in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters’ 2021 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for its holiday presentation of “The Nutcracker” by the Scranton Civic Ballet Company. “WVIA was honored to present this performance to the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. This award is a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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

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 […]