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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ soars into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 10

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ soars into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 10

From a press release: In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. Today, it was announced the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated television special will return live on stage with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

PHOTOS: ‘The Happy Elf’ at the Scranton Cultural Center, 12/17/14

After years of preparation, Harry Connick, Jr.‘s “The Happy Elf” premiered at the Scranton Cultural Center last weekend to great fanfare, and NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by on Wednesday, Dec. 17 just before the opening to capture some moments from the full dress rehearsal run of the show. A description of the musical […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet music director Sheri Melcher

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet music director Sheri Melcher

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet choreographer Cristina Sohns Williams

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet choreographer Cristina Sohns Williams

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet costume designer/production manager Dawn McGurl

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet costume designer/production manager Dawn McGurl

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Harry Connick, Jr. to attend Scranton premiere of his musical ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: It has been confirmed that Harry Connick, Jr. will come to Scranton for the premiere of his new musical, “The Happy Elf,” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Connick back to Scranton; he visited in September 2013 when the reference recording […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santa and his elves will offer breakfast and ‘Happy Elf’ sneak peek after Santa Parade

Santa and his elves will offer breakfast and ‘Happy Elf’ sneak peek after Santa Parade

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center will present a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. following the 22nd annual Santa Parade. Santa, as well as many of the “Happy Elves” from the SCC’s upcoming production of Harry […]