NEPA Scene Staff

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre explores homosexuality in the ’80s with ‘Angels in America’ June 3-12

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre explores homosexuality in the ’80s with ‘Angels in America’ June 3-12

From a press release: The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” beginning Friday, June 3 and running through Sunday, June 12. Written by American playwright Tony Kushner, the three-act play contains multiple storylines and largely explores homosexuality and AIDS during the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre hosts all-day Marvel marathon with Captain America movies on April 30

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre hosts all-day Marvel marathon with Captain America movies on April 30

From a press release: With the summer blockbuster season now in full swing, friends of the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will hold a 12-hour Marvel Madness Marathon starting at noon on Saturday, April 30. The marathon includes all the movies starring Captain America – “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: An interview with 3 actresses playing Ophelia in 3 very different local interpretations of ‘Hamlet’

“‘Tis in my memory lock’d, And you yourself shall keep the key of it.” The New Vintage Ensemble, Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre, and Gaslight Theatre Company are presenting three very different portrayals of the character Ophelia, the tragic young noblewoman in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” throughout the month of January. Local filmmaker Lindsay Barrasse of […]

 Rich Howells

The doctor is in (charge) – Frank N. Furter is ‘a force of nature’ in ‘Rocky Horror’ at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

The doctor is in (charge) – Frank N. Furter is ‘a force of nature’ in ‘Rocky Horror’ at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

“The Rocky Horror Show” has many memorable characters, but everyone knows who’s in charge here. With all the confidence and sass of a drag queen, combined with the selfish evil of a supervillain, Dr. Frank N. Furter dominates the stage – among other things – and the audience is as spellbound by his power as […]

 Rich Howells

From punk rocker to ‘Rocky Horror,’ Wilkes-Barre singer Markus A. D. bares all in racy role

From punk rocker to ‘Rocky Horror,’ Wilkes-Barre singer Markus A. D. bares all in racy role

As a folk punk singer/songwriter, Markus A. D. is used to putting himself out there and pouring his heart out on stage – just not in gold underwear and little else. In last year’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, he crashed into the role of Eddie – the […]

 Rich Howells

‘Rocky Horror Show’ returns to Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre with new tricks over Halloween weekend

‘Rocky Horror Show’ returns to Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre with new tricks over Halloween weekend

Unpredictable live show premieres tonight and runs through Nov. 1

It was a dark and stormy Wednesday night, not unlike the rainstorm that Brad and Janet endured as they stumbled upon a mysterious castle, setting the mood perfectly for a late-night “Rocky Horror Show” dress rehearsal at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre. After about a month of meetings and practices, the show is in as […]

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Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will hold auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Feb. 4-5

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will hold auditions for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Feb. 4-5

The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will be holding auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Feb. 4-5 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Theatre (537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). The show will be directed by Dana Feigenblatt, with musical direction by Nancy Evans and choreography by Samantha Schugardt. A synopsis follows: Jesus Christ, the world’s first […]

 Sara Pokorny

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

British actor embodies the look and personality of 'Narnia' author

ime after time for the past 20 years, British actor David Payne has stepped on stage to portray one man, a literary giant whose works resonates with readers today and who Payne so uncannily resembles. He nails it each time, receiving praise from not only audiences, but colleagues, for his spot-on likeness – and, yet, […]