Children's Series Shows

2020 Times-Tribune Children's Series

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

Fidelity Box Office
at the
Scranton Cultural Center

By Phone: 570-344-1111

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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.

Logo Hi res.jpgBright Star Touring Theatre Presents... 

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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!

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.


beetlejuice.jpgHalloween Film: Beetlejuice - Saturday, October 26 at 2-4pm

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

muppet.jpgHoliday Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol - Saturday, December 14 at 11am

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.