Theatre

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live event industry offers venues and workers to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in letter to President Biden

Live event industry offers venues and workers to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in letter to President Biden

From a press release: In a letter to President Joe Biden today, AEG, Bandit Lites, Broadway League, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, International Association of Venue Managers, Live Nation, the National Association of Music Merchants, the National Independent Talent Organization, the National Independent Venue Association (whose members include many Northeastern Pennsylvania venues and festivals), […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton reschedules all 2021 shows at Scranton Cultural Center due to COVID-19

Broadway in Scranton reschedules all 2021 shows at Scranton Cultural Center due to COVID-19

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced this week that the next season of Broadway in Scranton shows has been rescheduled “as COVID-19 continues to uproot even the best-laid plans.” Those plans were set to begin next week with “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” on Jan. 22-24, […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts live performances in Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ video game Feb. 26-28

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts live performances in Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ video game Feb. 26-28

From a press release: Like many arts organizations, the Scranton Fringe Festival has had to get even more creative over the last year, hosting live streams and even shows behind glass. As the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions continue in a socially and politically divided 2021, the Scranton Fringe is offering an escape to a […]

 Rich Howells

‘Hark!’ the Scranton Shakespeare Festival sings in virtual holiday variety show

‘Hark!’ the Scranton Shakespeare Festival sings in virtual holiday variety show

From a press release: It has been a difficult year for theatre, but the annual Scranton Shakespeare Festival adapted to the coronavirus pandemic in a number of ways, releasing four shows as radio plays and looking back on its ninth season in a series of podcasts. Now the festival is ending 2020 with a newly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced the first show in this season’s all-virtual Young People’s Theater Series, “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop.” The stream is available now to homeschoolers, pre-school-age children, and older children through their school curriculum at no cost. Teachers and parents can visit kirbycenter.org for more information. Questions […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

From a press release: For the first time, WVIA will produce and air the Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. on WVIA-TV. This is the ballet company’s 34th annual “Nutcracker” presentation. Typically, it is shown as a live educational performance for 1,200 school children at […]

 Rich Howells

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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. […]