NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate 80th anniversary of ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville June 14-30

Celebrate 80th anniversary of ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville June 14-30

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz” beginning Friday, June 14 and running three weekends through Sunday, June 30 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film. Based on the book by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen […]

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Follow the funny ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville April 26-May 19

Follow the funny ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville April 26-May 19

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” beginning Friday, April 26 and running four weekends through Sunday, May 19. Directed by Alexandra Liguori and musically directed by Jennifer Hunter, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” is […]

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Musical comedy ‘Company’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville March 8-24

Musical comedy ‘Company’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville March 8-24

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Company” beginning Friday, March 8 and running through Sunday, March 24. The concept musical composed of short vignettes, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (“Sweeney Todd,” “Into the Woods,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way […]

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Solve ‘Clue: The Musical’ at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Oct. 20-29

Solve ‘Clue: The Musical’ at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Oct. 20-29

From a press release: Help solve a murder mystery with some familiar suspects when “Clue: The Musical” comes to the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville for two weekends, opening this Friday, Oct. 20 and running Fridays through Sundays until Oct. 29. Based on the board game “Clue” that was adapted into a comedy film […]

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Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

Music Box Dinner Playhouse sweeps audiences down to ‘Oklahoma!’ in Swoyersville March 3-5

From a press release: When the Music Box Dinner Playhouse opened its doors in 1981, “Oklahoma!” was the first musical to grace its stage in Swoyersville. Fast forward to 2017, and Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 will mark another closing weekend for this Rodgers and Hammerstein production. “A lot of classic musicals tend […]

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Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present London’s longest running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” beginning next Friday, Oct. 21 and running through Sunday, Oct. 30. The show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is a fast-paced and physical comedy that features William Shakespeare’s […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Get ‘Lightheaded’ in basement show with Wilkes-Barre’s Alma Mater

As the fall gets colder and turns to winter, you may be missing the summertime and those hot, sweaty basement shows packed with all your friends, watching with your favorite local band. Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Alma Mater captures that feeling in their debut music video for “Lightheaded,” premiering exclusively on NEPA Scene. Guitarist/vocalist Vinny […]

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‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “La Cage aux Folles” beginning Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 25. The show, at its core, is an old-fashioned Jerry Herman musical – think “Mame” and “Hello, Dolly!” – with a twist, said T. Doyle Leverett, […]

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Music Box Dinner Playhouse presents comedic ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’ in Swoyersville June 10-26

Music Box Dinner Playhouse presents comedic ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’ in Swoyersville June 10-26

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the musical comedy “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” beginning June 10 and running through June 26. With music and lyrics by Bob and Jim Walton, the show takes audience members on a trip of stereotypical midlife conditions, including getting mammograms, wearing reading glasses, […]

 Rich Howells

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson offers ‘Window’ into herself and her music

Swoyersville singer/songwriter Jenn Johnson offers ‘Window’ into herself and her music

Debut album available now online and at live shows across NEPA

When Jenn Johnson sings, people stop and listen. That’s because, despite her short statue, she’s a powerhouse vocalist who has been quieting rooms “since birth,” in her own words. “I started singing basically when I started talking, maybe before that without words. And I started piano when I was 7,” Johnson told NEPA Scene. “I […]