Nov
30
Sat
2019
Public Building Tour
Nov 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.

 

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Dec
3
Tue
2019
Broadway Theatre League presents “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”
Dec 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry!

Davis said the hallmark tour will begin on November 11th, 2019 and run through December 29th, 2019 Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country.

“I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour. Back then, many in the music industry said focusing on Christmas just wouldn’t work,” said Davis.

“Now, 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year.”

Davis founded his own record label, American Gramaphone, which went on to become one of the industry’s largest independent record labels. A Grammy Award winner, Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CD’s have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year.

This year’s show will feature the original classic Christmas hits from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is co-produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. They have an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net

 

Run Time: 2 hours including intermission

 

Due to the nature of theatrical bookings all performances, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.

Buyer Beware: If you purchase tickets from a non-authorized person or outlet, you risk purchasing a lost, stolen or fake ticket that is not valid for admittance, regardless of the event. Only valid tickets will scan to authorize entry for an event. Lost or stolen tickets may be deactivated and thus will not be valid for entry. Anyone who purchases tickets from a “scalper,” ticket broker, or online secondary merchant other than Ticketmaster.com does so at their own risk and in most cases is paying a premium.

When you visit the theatre, our first priority is your care and safety. To that end, please be aware in advance of increased security measures for all events at our Theatre. Backpacks, oversized bags, outside food and beverage, and weapons of any kind are not permitted in the building. Also, upon entry, bags and coats must be open and ready for inspection by our security team. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Public Building Tour
Dec 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.

 

Can’t make the tour this week, try the audio tour via the SCC Tour Skill on your Alexa Device.

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Dec
13
Fri
2019
Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents 33rd Annual “The Nutcracker Ballet”
Dec 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Scranton Civic Ballet Company
Artistic Director Helen M. Gaus presents
The 33rd Annual

Nutcracker Ballet

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$21.00 | Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre | Doors Open at 7:00pm

The Nutcracker showcases all of our company dancers, ages 8 to 21, in a breathtakingly professional holiday production! The grand setting of the Cultural Center offers the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent production that portrays the childhood joy of the holidays, the elegance of our accomplished dancers and the artistry of our professionals.

The extraordinary choreography of Miss Helen Gaus will leave all with the wide eye amazement of holiday magic.

 

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Free Film Showing: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992) Rated G Running Time 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Dec 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Times-Tribune Children’s Series PRESENTS

A Free Screening of “A Muppet Christmas Carol”

Tickets are Free in person (Online and Phone orders may incur convenience fees) from the Scranton Cultural Center’s Fidelity Bank Box Office (420 North Washington Avenue, Scranton)

Seating is General Admission, First Come, First Served. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets for floor seating.

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

| | ComedyDramaFamily | 11 December 1992 (USA)
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson
Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents 33rd Annual “The Nutcracker Ballet”
Dec 14 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Scranton Civic Ballet Company
Artistic Director Helen M. Gaus presents
The 33rd Annual

Nutcracker Ballet

Buy Tickets

$21.00 | Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre | Doors Open at 7:00pm

The Nutcracker showcases all of our company dancers, ages 8 to 21, in a breathtakingly professional holiday production! The grand setting of the Cultural Center offers the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent production that portrays the childhood joy of the holidays, the elegance of our accomplished dancers and the artistry of our professionals.

The extraordinary choreography of Miss Helen Gaus will leave all with the wide eye amazement of holiday magic.

 

Jan
11
Sat
2020
SCC Children’s Theatre Series: Pinocchio
Jan 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2020 Times-Tribune Children’s Series

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

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Saturday, January 11, 2020
Show at 11am, Wiggles and Giggles at 10am

Grades Pre-K – 4th; Family

OPERA-GO-ROUND, Tri-Cities Opera’s Touring Educational Program, is celebrating 45 years of bringing live musical performances to schools throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Annually, Opera-Go-Round performs for as many as 20,000 students. Our mission is simple: to bring great music to the newest generation of listeners! This year, our children’s opera is Pinocchio, a vibrant retelling of the classic story set to the music of Mozart, Donizetti, Offenbach, and Pergolesi, with a brand new scenic design by AmarA.

This imaginative version of the classic story by Carlo Collodi provides a perfect introduction to opera for little listeners. John Davies’ 40-minute adaptation features well known characters Pinocchio, Geppetto, Fox & Cat, and adds operatic zest in the form of sinister puppeteer, Dr. Dulcamara and Olympia, the mechanical girl caught in his clutches. Imparted by means of captivating scenes and songs, the opera’s message about the importance of family, friendship, and telling the truth shines through… like the Blue Fairy! The shorter staging is ideal for elementary ages. The presentation is framed by a brief introduction to the show and opera audience participation and a question & answer session afterward, in which the children get to interact directly with the performers.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
SCC Children’s Theatre Series: Aesop’s Fables
Feb 15 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2020 Times-Tribune Children’s Series

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

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February 15, 2020
Show at 11am, Wiggles and Giggles at 10am

Grades Pre-K – 5th; Family

Aesop’s Fables is a 45-minute whirlwind adventure through the beloved 2600-year old tales. Bright Star’s professional actors bring to life the stories of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Monkey and Her Pail.” Brimming with audience participation and character education, this production celebrates the moral lessons available in each of these charming tales. This hilarious play is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages rolling in the aisles with delight!

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon IV with Headliner Vanessa Collier, “King” Solomon Hicks, and The Gabe Stillman Band, with Emcee Chris “Bad News” Barnes
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

$25.00 In Advance, $30.00 Day of Show | Grand Ballroom | General Admission

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon V
Headliner Vanessa Collier
“King” Solomon Hicks
The Gabe Stillman Band
Emceed by Chris “Bad News” Barnes

Tickets are $25.00 in Advance, $30.00 Day of Show
Light fare and a cash bar will be available for purchase.


Throughout the years, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon has evolved into a one-night mini festival showcase, each year offering a different flair. This year’s event, dubbed “Next Generation,” will feature three rising stars under the age of thirty who are instrumental in keeping the blues alive. Headliner, Vanessa Collier is a 2013 Berklee
College of Music graduate on an accelerated track in her career. She is a five-time Independent Blues Awards and three-time BMA (Blues Music Awards) nominee as well as recipient for Best Horn – “Instrumentalist” which is the equivalent to the ‘Blues Grammys.’ She has been promoting her Billboard Blues chart-topping album, “Honey
Up,” and will just be returning from an extensive world tour where she shared stages with blues legends like Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, George Thorogood and many more. Additionally, she has worked alongside Annie Lennox, Kathy Mattea and Willie Nelson. Woven by funk, gospel rock and
blues, her soulful sound is one of distinction as she trail blazes through a guitar-centric world of contemporary blues pushing boundaries all over the world.“We’re thrilled to have Vanessa on this bill and are very excited to have her here in Scranton for the first time,” says organizer, Maria Santomauro. “In fact, the entire lineup is super-impressive and all will be debuting here.
Plus, they are all great friends sharing a kinship that’s going to resonate on and off the stage. You can’t get more special than that.”

Adding to the lineup hailing from Harlem, NY will be “King” Solomon Hicks, who at 13-years-old, began playing with the Cotton Club 17-piece band as lead guitarist and continues to perform there today. Known has “Lil BB,” Hicks has not only traveled the world playing festivals and clubs, but has also performed with Tony Bennett, The Destroyers (George Thorogood), Marcus King and Jimmy Vivino (Bandleader for Conan O’Brien), just to name a few. He performs regularly in NYC’s notable blues clubs and his first major release on Mascot Label Group will hit the streets in late Spring.

Completing the lineup is The Gabe Stillman Band – a three-piece machine that runs at full-tilt for every performance. While their sound is unmistakably rooted in the blues, the band draws from the deep well of all-American roots music. Based in Williamsport, Gabe Stillman, who is also a Berklee graduate, is known for his
high-energy, hard-stomping blues. In January 2019, Gabe and his band returned from the 35th International Blues Challenge, IBC, in Memphis TN, after landing in the final eight out of 101 starting entries. Additionally, Gabe’s command of the guitar earned him serious notice with the slate of judges and earned him top honors, winning the esteemed Gibson Guitar Award. He, too, is no stranger to celebrity stages and has had the privilege of playing alongside Buddy Guy. The Gabe Stillman Band also was a supporting act for George Thorogood; The Destroyers.

Scranton Native Chris “Bad News” Barnes will serve as the evening’s emcee. With three chart-topping albums, Barnes is hailed as one of the most exciting new live acts on the current Blues scene. He is a Blues Foundation Charter Member and serves on the International Blues Challenge Teen Program Board of Judges. Barnes started
his comedic blues career at 17-years-old, as the opening act at Terry Dunne’s legendary NYC Blues club, Tramps, where he would improvise original blues tunes based on audience suggestion with wild harmonica riffs.

Barnes opened for Legendary Blues Acts like Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Lightnin’; Hopkins. He went on to write for Jim Belushi on “Saturday Night Live” writing “Rappin Jimmy B” with Tom “Bones” Malone penning the music. Barnes then moved to Chicago to become a main-stage cast
member with the famed Second City Comedy Troupe.
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon V: Next Generation is sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, UGI Utilities, Inc., Toyota of Scranton, Lackawanna Insurance Group, Community Bank NA, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and LT Verrastro. It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

King Solomon Hicks
The Gabe Stillman Band
Chris “Bad New” Barnes
Mar
7
Sat
2020
SCC Children’s Theatre Series: Aesop’s Fables
Mar 7 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2020 Times-Tribune Children’s Series

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

Stars Within Reach Productions Presents…

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Show at 11am, Wiggles and Giggles at 10am

Grades 1st – 5th; Family

Produced by Stars Within Reach – Celebrating diversity with empathy is the strong message delivered in this exciting new musical based on the book by Maria Dismondy. Johnny is a big fan of school but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe, arrives. Gabe doesn’t speak any English and that doesn’t stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way? Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where student differences are celebrated.