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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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.


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.

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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!

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.


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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