Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Live Theater!
Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 am
Presented by Scranton Public Theater
Tickets: $5.00
Call 570-996-1500 to purchase tickets.

Broadway Excursion!
Wednesday, November 3
to see matinee of
"Wonderful Town" on Broadway
dinner at Gabriela's Mexican Restaurant
Leave Walmart at 7:30 am
Return by 11:00 pm
Cost:$150 (includes bus ticket, theater ticket, and dinner)
For reservations, phone 996-1500.

October Classes scheduled - register today. Check the updated listings below or at!

See or phone 836-1022 for times

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. So we have a couple of good little flicks for you this weekend. Good enough to even tempt you into a double feature, maybe. And we are still keeping “Shark Tales” because it remains number one in the country. (And because we said we would.)

So if you like really classy science fiction we have “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” starring Gwynneth Paltrow and we have “Cellular” starring Kim Basinger. Now, Sky Captain is really for all ages (PG rated) and the reviews on it were fabulous. “Cellular” is really more an adult film with a bravura performance by Kim Basinger as a woman who, though kidnapped she may be, never loses control of her life. I’m hoping to catch them both, because they are interesting and more fun to see in a movie theater than to rent. I’ve been dying to see “Cellular” so I am going to make a special effort for that one. I think “Sky Captain” is on the top of Esther’s list. So this just may be the week that we brought in films we really, really wanted to see!

After this we will have another week of filler before “The Incredibles” comes, followed by “The Polar Express” and then “Christmas With The Kranks”, all in the month of November! Wow!

One last reminder – don’t forget “Snow White.” Really, it’s such a fun show, that if you haven’t seen it by the Scranton Public Theater before, do make a special effort. It’s so totally cool hearing the children laugh – and laugh they do, believe me!

Kudos to Kathryn Shefski and her screen writer’s class. It was so well received we are going to book her in for a follow-up on dialogue. My sister, who is the Queen of Organization (I have no idea how she stands me) was amazed at Ms. Shefsky’s degree of organization. And, Jen reported, there was not a wasted moment. Three hours of pure information!

Margie wants me to remind you that there are about three or four tix left for the bus trip. No time to waste booking in if that’s your bag!

So, I think I gave you all the necessary info on the week coming up.

Therefore, I will take a paragraph or two to tell you how lovely the “chemo ladies” are at Tyler hospital. Janice (our dear Sandy’s wondrous daughter), Theresa of the laughing eyes (who did my chemo) and Lori (quiet and gentle and very, very nice). You know, chemo is scary. Because everyone reacts individually to it, there is no firm road map to guide your course. And I have to admit, I was pretty scared. I tried really, really hard not to be, but I wasn’t able to conquer those “scared demons” very well. So, I have to say, it was very fine indeed to be able to just go to our local hospital for chemo. Scared as I was, it would have been so much worse having to leave town. I like seeing familiar faces - it makes all the difference in the world to me.

But I have to say, being local wouldn’t have saved it if the women who run the unit weren’t so fine. They are gentle, they explain everything, they are endlessly kind and patient. I know that it’s easy if you deal with medical things every day to stop taking each person’s case to heart. It’s just human nature to like to lump things altogether and not pay any more mind than needs be. But it was obvious that Janice and Theresa and Lori simply don’t do that. It was obvious that those gentle hands served the needs of each of their patients on an individual basis.

It’s a weird trip, this chemo. I have to say that if I could, I’d prefer not to do this. You feel pretty sick. But then again, it’s not THAT sick. I’ve been a lot worse. And now my first treatment is done – three to go.

Thank you Tyler, for being there, and thank you ladies for making a bad trip just as pleasant as it could possibly be. Bless your hearts!

See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing

Shark Tale will be playing through October 28th.

Ladder 49

Coming Friday October 23rd

Sky Captain


Live at The Dietrich


With great expectation, the Dietrich Theater is excitingly counting down the days to the live performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on Saturday, October 23rd. While Scranton Public Theater will stick to the basic plot of this classic fairy tale of a jealous queen trying to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home, there will be a few fun twists and turns along the way as well as some modernizations that the kids will just love in this 11:00 am performance. So call up the grandparents, friends, and family and take a fun outing this Saturday morning. Tickets are $5.00 per person and are selling fast, so give the theater a call to order yours today!
Now about the Dietrich’s Broadway Excursion – there are only a few seats remaining for the theater’s NYC bus trip. Come see Brooke Shields star in the Tony award winning musical “Wonderful Town” about two sisters fresh from Ohio who dream of making it big, falling in love and living happily ever after in New York City. There will be time for lunch, sight seeing, or shopping. After the show, the group will have a family-style dinner at Gabriela’s Mexican Restaurant. The bus will leave the Tunkhannock Wal-Mart at 7:30 am and return by 11:00 pm. Please reserve your seats for the trip as soon as possible because the bus is filling up fast. The cost of the trip is $150, which includes the bus, theater ticket, and dinner. Call the Dietrich at 996-1500 to reserve.

Now onto classes, the theater would like to announce the new dates for its “Yoga for You” class taught by certified yoga instructor, Melissa Russo. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, and 17. Admission is $10 per class or $45 for all five classes. No experience or coordination is necessary, just be prepared to feel relaxed and refreshed! All you need is a yoga mat or beach towel and to wear comfortable clothes.

Also, there are few spots left in the Dietrich’s Tuesday, October 26th “Bead Knotting” class for adults and students ages 13 and up. Imagine being able to create your own jewelry. You could accessorize just how you like or make very thoughtful gifts. In just two hours, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm you will learn the ancient art of bead knotting and have a necklace made by the end of the session!

In other class news, the “Quilting for Kids” class taught by Ingrid Rogler and Gloria Eastwood is reaching out to the scouting community. During October, a local Girl Scout troop is taking quilting lessons to earn a badge. If you have a group interested in learning about quilting or to fulfill a badge requirement, call the theater and arrangements can be made to work with your group’s schedule.

And don’t forget the wide variety of other classes the Dietrich has to offer like Mixed Media, Introduction to Acting, Portfolio Prep, Basic Jewelry and more! Call 570-996-1500 to register or visit for more information about all of the theater’s activities.

More than the Movies at the Dietrich Theater

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Live Theater!
Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 am
Presented by Scranton Public Theater
Tickets: $5.00
Call 570-996-1500 to purchase tickets.

Voyage to the Stars
Saturday, November 13 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Come take a voyage to the stars with Everhart Museum's outer space slide show and craft. Shows will begin on the half - hour. Admission is free. Call 570-996-1500 to make reservations.

Ongoing Classes and New Class Sessions! Spaces still available! Register Now! 996-1500

Art Class for Preschoolers - Mondays
These aspiring young artists will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of materials such as clay, collage and tempra to create their unique works of art.
Mondays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Instructor: Amy Colley

Art Class for Preschoolers - Thursdays
These aspiring young artists will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of materials such as clay, collage and tempra to create their unique works of art.
Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. . Session 2 - October 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4. Session 3 - November 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Instructor: Amy Colley

Basic Jewelry I
Participants will learn beginner metal work - saw, shape, & polish. Work with brass and sterling silver. No soldering. Students will have a sterling charm and a pair of earrings at class end.
Wednesday, November 10th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 including jewelry making kit
Instructor: Esther Harmatz

Basic Jewelry II
Participants will fabricate a bracelet and learn to attach findings, bend wire, make jump rings, and various bead placement techniques. Sterling wire, attachments and an assortment of beads included.
Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, November 17th
Cost: $40 including jewelry making kit
Instructor: Esther Harmatz

Bead Knotting, ages 13 and up
During this class, you will learn the ancient art of knotting between beads and how to attach sterling bead tips and sterling clasps. Your kit will include beads and everything needed to make a necklace.
Tuesday, October 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 includes bead knotting kit
Instructor: Jeanne Browning

Decorative Painting for Adults, ages 13 and up
Introduction to decorative painting. Try your hand at painting decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts.
Wednesdays through November 17 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session plus cost of painting surface.
Instructor: Eileen Balboa

Dietrich Theater Writer's Group
Love to Write? Join at any time. Group focuses on pop -ficton.
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, through December 2
Dietrich Theater Writer's Group members

Everhart Art Experiments, Grades 4 - 6
Got art? The Everhart returns to the Dietrich this fall to let you get your creative juices flowing as we play with paints, pastels and colors galore!
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2.
Instructor: Everhart Museum Staff

Fun for Tots: Stories and Songs for 3 - 5 year olds
Enjoy stories and songs with Mary Baker. Children must be accompanied by parents or care givers.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Mary Baker, singer and storyteller

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
Come back with us to those thrilling dats of radio drama and comedy. Join us as we prepare a radio play production. Together we will explore the magic of "The Theater of the Mind". Call 570-996-1500 for more information.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, through November 16th
Valerie Paulis

Holiday Camp
Young artists will become familiar with the self portraits and symbolism of Frida Kahlo, the expressive paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, and the genius of sculptor and painter, Leonardo Da Vinci, by exploring a variety of mediums as they create their own masterpieces.
Monday - Wednesday, December 27, 28, 29, Ages 6 -8: 9 am - 10:30 am; Ages 9 - 12: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $30
Amy Colley

Holiday Workshop, for all ages
Get into the holiday spirit! A morning of cookie decorating, wreath making, holiday crafts, and creations by the balloon lady. Fun for all ages.
Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dietrich Theater

Introduction to Acting, ages 11 - 17
This class will focus on the technique of acting with a performance at the end of the class. Students will learn about storytelling and the basic techniques of acting including voice, body, mind and imagination. Students of all experience levels will be accomodated.
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., through November 16
Cost: $60 for all 8 sessions
Instructor: Michaela Moore

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 8
Give your child the opportunity to explore their creativity through charcoal and pencil, watercolors and clay while learning about proportion and perspective.
Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Session 2 - October 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5. Session 3 - November 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Amy Colley

Mixed Media, Ages 9-12
Give your child the opportunity to explore their creativity through charcoal and pencil, watercolors and clay while learning about proportion and perspective.
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Session 2 - October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1. Session 3 - November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
$25 for eac series of four classes
Instructor: Steve Colley

Mixed Media/ Portfolio Prep for Adults, ages 13 and up
This class is a great opportunity for students to build a diverse portfolio as you draw, paint and create pottery & sculpture. Even if you are not planning a portfolio, you will be able to experience art using a variety of materials and learn new techniques.
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Session 2 - October 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3. Session 3 - November 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8.
Cost: $40 for each series of four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Pottery and Sculpture for Adults, ages 13 and up
In this class, students will learn hand-building techniques using earthenware as they become familiar with the works of artists such as Rodin, Michelangelo and Picasso. All levels of experience welcome. Individualized instruction.
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
Cost: $40 for each series of four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
Kaleidoscope Magic - Have you ever marveled over a kaleidoscope? Each slight turn creates an amazing design. We will teach you how to capture all this in a quilt. Bring your imagination...we'll supply the rest.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., through December 15.
Cost: $6 per class
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler/ Gloria Eastwood

Yoga for You
Accommodations will be made for beginners, experienced practitioners, and those with special needs. Ages 9 to adult. Classes will be ongoing in October through December. Call (570)-996-1500 for exact dates.
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - October 20, 27. November 3, 10, 17.
Cost: Adults $10 per session or $45 for 5 classes, children free.
Presented by Melissa Russo.

Call 996-1500 for information or see for descriptions or pick up a brochure at the theater.