Dietrich Theater Merry Christmas from all of us at the Dietrich! 

Audition Notice: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
The Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock will be holding auditions for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Jenkins. We are looking for actors. Needed are 5 women, ages 16 - 60, and 7 men, ages 16 - 60, and one boy who could look five years old. Actors will be asked to read from the script; copies will be available at the theater or on our website, www.dietrichtheater.comAuditions will be held by appointment at the Dietrich on: 
Saturday, January 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, January 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The play will be presented March 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2011 at the Dietrich Theater.

This community-based project will be the culmination of Wyoming County Reads 2011. Everyone is encouraged to audition. If you are interested in working behind the scenes, please let us know, we’d be more than happy to have your help. Whatever your experience level, lots to little, all are welcome.
Email or call 570-996-1511 for an appointment.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     My goodness! The Dietrich is just hopping with busy little elves making gift bags galore for all the folks who want an absolutely perfect gift to give their loveys. They have been literally flying off the shelves (isn’t that soooo exciting????) and our wonderful volunteers just keep coming in to make more and more! Oh, bless you all for supporting the theater – we wouldn’t be here without you! (Special kudos to Grace and Carolyn and Moe and Jayn and Bonnie, Peggy, Robin and Fern. Without you we would be staring at long lines and empty shelves!) And, of course, the coordinator of all things gift bags is our superb Shirley, who, in the midst of Dietrich chaos, is the clear, calm voice of reason (well…most of the time) and the most superb organizational skills I’ve ever seen. Thank you, Shirley, because we really, really, really couldn’t do it without you!!!
     I guess Christmas is just a hectic season. No matter what you do, there isn’t enough time to do it all in. And, as we grow older, there is almost not enough energy. (I said almost…we ain’t dead yet.) But sometimes I wish it could all calm down just a bit – give us the time to savor the goodness, the generosity, the kindness that is inherent in the season. Of course, we get those moments, sipping a glass of wine at the end of a long day, when we can allow memories of Christmas past to enter our minds and bring us peace.
     When I was so little, in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, it was the custom of the time to not put the tree up early. The decorated tree was part of what Santa brought and I still, to this day, don’t know how my parents did it. (It was not a custom I followed.) But we would go to bed being reassured by my mother’s gentle voice that since we had been very good little girls Santa would most assuredly be stopping at our house on his long journey. 
So, after supper, after some games and a bedtime story (or two or three) we would go to bed where my sister would fall immediately to sleep (she was six years younger than I was which explains her obviously not quite understanding the enormity of what was about to happen) and I would try and try to sleep. I’d squeeze my eyes shut so tight that I was afraid maybe they wouldn’t open again. I’d roll this way and that, trying to get comfortable. I’d sneak out of bed to listen at the top of the stairs, until my mother, who obviously had eyes that could see through walls, would say – “Hildegarde---to bed if you want Santo to come!” And I’d slog back to my rumpled bed and squeeze my eyes shut one more time and then…then….
     It was morning!   Cold and still with feathery frost decorating the windows. And I’d listen and there wasn’t a sound and I’d tiptoe into my parents room and my mother, who was always awake before I was, would tell me to get my sister and stay right at the top of the stairs while she and Poppa went downstairs to “make sure everything was “as it should be.” (Which meant they were going to plug in the tree lights.)
     And then Jennie and I would walk down the stairs and there, in the living room all lit up and as magical as any thing I have ever seen in all my life, was the tree, and the presents and Mamma and Poppa and we tiptoed down and stood by the tree and we knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that Santa had been to visit us and I knew, even back then, how lucky we were. 
     May all of you revel in memories of the shining tree that, although a humble pine, was transformed into a symbol of all the love a parent can give their child. Bless you all, thank you for everything you do for us, and have a merry, merry Christmas.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

December 22, 2010 -
January 13, 2011

December 22, 2010 -
January 13, 2011

December 17, 2010 -
January 6, 2011

NARNIA: 3D Voyage of the Dawn Treader
December 10, 2010 -
December 28, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

December 29, 2010 -
January 20, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Audition Notice: Frankenstein
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
January 15, 2011

"On Time" Photography Exhibit
January 21, 2011 - February 28, 2011

Wyoming County Reads - "Frankenstein"
February 2, 2011 - February 23, 2011

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast PA
February 19, 2011

Doo Wop at Dietrich High
February 26, 2011

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Live on Stage
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011

Karate Demo
March 19, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Holiday Camp, ages 5 to 12
December 28, 2010 - December 30, 2010

After School Players
February 26, 2011

Around the World
March 1, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Drawing & Painting for Kids
February 11, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Little People & Nature
March 1, 2011 - March 23, 2011

Mixed Media for Kids
March 11, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture for Kids
January 14, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery
January 11, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 2011

Basketry: Natural Windowsill Basket
April 2, 2011

Crochet a Shawl
March 8, 2011 - March 22, 2011

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
February 21, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
February 7, 2011

Jewelry Making: Create a Borissa Bracelet
February 15, 2011

Jewelry Making: Create Tootsie Jewelry
February 1, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay Silver
January 24, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Glass Fusing
March 14, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Knit a Neck Cozy
February 28, 2011 - March 14, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
January 10, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Sign Language for Beginners
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Sign Language: Level 1
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Writers' Group
January 6, 2011 - March 31, 2011

Yoga for You
January 5, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich December 22, 2010
Last Tuesday the Dietrich was just filled with the Christmas spirit during our free showings of It’s a Wonderful Life. It was great to see so many fans of Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic come out to see the film on the big screen. I know, I know, you can watch it every year at home on TV during the holidays, but there is just something about seeing It’s a Wonderful Life with an entire audience and without commercial interruption. We would like to thank Wisnosky Jewelers for sponsoring the event. What a gift to the community!
Speaking of movies, we will have a great selection of films at the Dietrich for the holidays. (What a wonderful reason to purchase Dietrich movie gift bags for your loved ones!) The third installment of the Ben Stiller comedy, Little Fockers, opens today. According to Stiller, this movie is great for the entire family and its humor should span generations. Plus, in what other film would you find such a stellar cast? I can’t wait to see Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Jessica Alba together on the big screen.
We also opened the Coen brothers’ True Grit today. I know so many folks who just can’t wait to see this film, my husband included. Jeff Bridges will play Rooster Cogburn, and Matt Damon and Josh Brolin also star in this movie.
For kids and families, the Dietrich will be showing Yogi Bear. This animated movie will take you to Jellystone Park for a great adventure with Yogi, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith. We will also be playing C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D. Taking in a movie at the Dietrich is a great pastime over the holiday break - great entertainment, the most delicious popcorn, and don’t forget to check out our Earnshaw Gallery. It’s a Christmas wonderland!
Another activity for children over Christmas vacation is the Dietrich’s Holiday Camp. Students ages six to twelve years old will be able to explore the arts through pottery, drawing and painting as they learn about artists. The camp will be held on December 28, 29, and 30 with Dietrich art instructors Amy and Steve Colley. Our morning session is full, but there are still a few spaces remaining in our noon to 1:30 p.m. class. Admission is $35. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up. 
After the holidays, the Dietrich’s ever-popular theatre arts program will begin. Middle and high school students are invited to come out for After School Players. Under the direction of Carl Canedy and Patti Dunning of First Act Children’s Theatre, young thespians will prepare for their live show "Doo Wop at Dietrich High", an original musical set in the 1950’s and done in a "GLEE-ful" way. Students will provide input for the show and learn some fun choreography. Admission is free. After School Players will start up on Tuesday, January 4 and will run through their performance date of Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. Classes will be held at the Dietrich on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register. No experience is required.