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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center to host ‘Enchanted Evening’ of Broadway and opera music

Scranton Cultural Center to host ‘Enchanted Evening’ of Broadway and opera music

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host a celebration of music and the arts when it presents “Some Enchanted Evening,” a concert featuring audience favorites from Broadway to the Met, on Saturday, Nov. 15. The concert will be preceded by the “Life. Celebrated.” reception. This event, hosted by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Teenagers from Outer Space’ invade the Scranton Cultural Center

‘Teenagers from Outer Space’ invade the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: This month’s installment of “Bad Movie Thursdays with Mystery Science Theater 3000” at the Scranton Cultural Center features a terrible but zany little sci-fi confection from 1959 called “Teenagers from Outer Space.” When aliens who arrive on Earth with a plan to conquer the planet, hunky teen alien Derek rebels against […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

For the first time ever, Scranton participated in the global zombie flash mob Thrill the World, not only to break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’” but to fundraise for the Scranton Cultural Center‘s Creative and Performing Arts Academy and the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship. The numbers have […]

 Sara Pokorny

Scranton will ‘Thrill the World’ to break world record and fund youth scholarships

Flash mobs, while fun, are also something that fizzled out as quickly as they rolled into your local mall – if you’ve seen one group of awkward dancers, you’ve seen them all. Exceptions can be made, however, especially when it involves breaking a world record. Though it’s in its eighth year globally, this is the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

From a press release: On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Austin Burke auctions his original artwork at the Scranton Cultural Center

Austin Burke auctions his original artwork at the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will feature Austin Burke, former President of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce and one of the founding board members of the Cultural Center, as he releases his original artwork of the most iconic buildings, landscapes, and celebrations of Northeastern Pennsylvania. His featured pieces […]