NEPA Scene Staff

Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival will start its eighth season tonight with the biblical musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which features a local lead singer in the title role. Stephen Murphy, vocalist and keyboardist for Scranton pop rock band Black Tie Stereo, will portray Joseph, sharing the stage with Michele […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

From a press release: Eight years strong, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival is back in the Electric City this summer with another season of exciting and free professional theatre featuring stories from far and wide… and something very close to home. The festival kicks off this season on Thursday, June 27 with the upbeat musical “Joseph […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a new show live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a new show live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

From a press release: The Improvised Shakespeare Company will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., creating a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre’s Gaslight Theatre announces relocation with 2018-19 season, ‘Year of the ‘Speare’

Wilkes-Barre’s Gaslight Theatre announces relocation with 2018-19 season, ‘Year of the ‘Speare’

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company recently announced its 15th anniversary “Year of the ‘Speare,” a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare laced with original concepts and titles, but the group will be simultaneously preparing to relocate its theater this fall. “It is with great sadness that Gaslight departs from our home at the […]

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Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present “The Women of Shakespeare” in Taylor beginning this Friday, March 23 and running until Sunday, March 25. The new show was conceived by Act Out’s artistic director, Dan Pittman. “I wanted to find a way to celebrate Women’s History Month in a unique fashion,” Pittman […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton theatre goes global with actors Conor O’Brien and Simone Daniel

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton theatre goes global with actors Conor O’Brien and Simone Daniel

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

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‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival is premiering a theatrical experience at the Scranton Cultural Center that would make the Bard proud – “The Madrigal Mixtape,” a pair of festive performances on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, along with a reveal on Sunday about Scranton Shakes’ exciting upcoming events in 2017. […]

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Shakespeare film series debuts with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Honesdale on Feb. 25

Shakespeare film series debuts with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Honesdale on Feb. 25

From a press release: On Thursday, Feb. 25, The Cooperage Project will present a new film series, “Such Sweet Thunder: Shakespeare on Film,” curated by Robert Dugan, Ph.D., at The Cooperage in Honesdale. This month’s film, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will begin at 7 p.m. Donations will be collected at the door, and there will […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Shakespeare Festival – ‘Loose Canon,’ 07/25/15

PHOTOS: Scranton Shakespeare Festival – ‘Loose Canon,’ 07/25/15

Starting June 26 at Nay Aug Park and finishing its run on July 26 at the University of Scranton, the fourth annual Scranton Shakespeare Festival was as lively and diverse as ever, with the 2015 season featuring “Romeo + Juliet,” “Robin Hood: A New Musical,” “The Commedia Rapunzel,” “Loose Canon,” and “The Tavern.” Created and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ by REV Theatre Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/30/15

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ by REV Theatre Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 01/30/15

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple partnered with REV Theatre Company to create “Living Shakespeare” in the SCC’s Shopland Hall, the first production in the planned series being “Hamlet” on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. Directed by Rosey Hay, the production featured actors from New York City, Philadelphia, and Scranton, with […]