Children's Series Shows


Fidelity Box Office
at the
Scranton Cultural Center

By Phone: 800-745-3000

Group Sales: 570-344-1111

2017-2018 Times-Tribune Children's Series

presented by Toyota of Scranton

Sponsored by: Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM

An ArtsPower Touring Company Production

ArtsPower’s enchanting musical, based on E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal-winning classic, follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right into the middle of an adventure sure to captivate audiences of all ages!

Grades: 2 – 6
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based


Nugget and Fang” A New Musical

Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM

Wiggles and Giggles Craft Workshop at 10:00 AM

An ArtsPower Touring Company Production

ArtsPower’s under-the-sea musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

Grades: Pre-K – 3
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Family Relationships, Literature-Based, Values-Based
Credit: Adapted with special permission from” Nugget & Fang,” text ©2013 by Tammi Sauer, illustrations ©2013 by Michael Slack. “Nugget & Fang” is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2013.


Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry of Black History

Feb 10 @ 11:00 AM

Wiggles and Giggles Craft Workshop at 10:00 AM

Brightstar Theatre Touring

This is a powerful and accessible production that takes every audience member on a journey through African American History and Culture. Follow the journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful voices of today’s leaders. Hear the powerful voices of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou and more. very audience member will walk away with a better understanding of these historical events by hearing the speeches, songs and poetry of these powerful Americans.

Grades: 3rd to 12th
Performance: 45 minutes

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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

Apr 28 @ 11:00 AM

Wiggles and Giggles Craft Workshop at 10:00 AM

A Stars within Reach Production

Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in a big, bad mood!”  How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders?  Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This tasty new musical, based on the award-winning book by Maria Dismondy, empowers children, when faced with bullying, to always do the right thing and to be proud of themselves.

Curriculum Connections:Family Relationships, Anti-Bullying, Literature Based, Values Based, Musical Language/Communication Skills