Dietrich Theater

Coming Soon!

Peter and the Wolf - Live on Stage
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: the Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
What kind of music does a cat make? Could your grandfather be a bassoon? Russian composer Segei Prokofiev ponders these questions in his musical symphony for children, “Peter and the Wolf”. Come and experience the thrilling sights - and sounds - as a brave adventurer imagines catching a wolf, and with the help of his friends, and the orchestra, his dreams comes true.
Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last. 
Brazilian Classical Guitar Concert - “Gritos d’ Alma” (Cries of the Soul)
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jay Steveskey
Tickets: $10 each
Guitar music from the rain forests of Brazil. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will present an all Brazilian guitar program entitled “Gritos d’Alma” (Cries of the Soul). Featuring music of Brazil’s most celebrated composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and his contemporary and close friend, Joao Pernambuco (1883-1947). Villa-Lobos has been described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th century Brazilian art music”. Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So this week we open Water For Elephants, the glorious adaptation of Sara Gruen’s 2006 novel of the same name. It’s the thrilling story of a depression era circus and the men and women who make up it’s colorful cast of characters. It looks to be a goodie that will span generations, since both Witherspoon and Pattinson appeal to a younger demographic while the depression era footage will beckon an older audience. 

     Then, for those of you who love legal thrillers (count me as one) we have Matthew McConaughey as Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller, an attorney who works out of the back of his Lincoln and is one of the best defense attorneys in Los Angeles. The book was a huge bestseller and the movie got an 85% fresh from, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a must see!
     And then, of course, we have Hop and Rio for the kiddies. Perfect rounding out of the Easter weekend. Something for everyone. Don’t you just love that???
     Okay. So this is a little difficult to talk about, but I won’t be writing my column for the next few weeks. To put it in movie terms, I have Mastectomy: The Sequel. Not what I’d hoped for, not what I would have chosen, but this is the hand I’ve been dealt and I intend to play it with as much grace and good humor as I possibly can. (There are some days when both escape me.) 
     It’s a small tumor, less than one centimeter (as opposed to the over four centimeters I had last time around) and I believe it was caught by the digital mammogram, so in that sense I am very lucky. And, to be clear, I could have chosen a lumpectomy because, in truth, the survival rate is exactly the same for a lumpectomy as for mastectomy. But two of my doctors thought mastectomy would be my best bet and I came to agree. And one of the reasons I agreed was that this time around I am going to have reconstruction.
     I had balked at that six and a half years ago, saying that I didn’t identify myself in that way. And I don’t. But living daily with the scars of amputation can be wearing, and when I thought about it over time, the idea became more attractive to me. After all, once that’s done I can go to Victoria’s Secret for something lacy! (Heh heh.) Yeah, I know I’m a little long in the tooth for that sort of thing, but it’s my version of making lemonade from this particular lemon.
     I have a great team of doctors. My GP is Dan Williams, one of the most brilliant medical minds in the county. He’s been wonderful with me, arranging a trip to the surgeon on the same day I found out about the tumor. I couldn’t ask for a better family doctor. And the fact that the entire family believes he saved my brother-in-law’s life doesn’t hurt either.
     The surgeon, Dr. Palmer, is brilliant and kind and everyone tells me he is particularly good at this kind of surgery. He has been so patient with me, explaining everything, taking his time.
     And finally, I have a completely charming oncologist. Dr. Ronjon is so sweet and funny and gorgeous, and it was she who suggested that I was still young enough for reconstruction and that I ought to seriously consider it. It’s a wonderful thing to totally like your oncologist and I feel so lucky to have her on my team!
     Once again, I am so lucky to have a sister who loves me and will take care of me while I have the tubes in, a husband who will be infinitely kind once I get home, friends who are so very dear to me, and dogs who will miss me when I’m away. I don’t know who will write the column while I’m gone, but they’ll keep you filled in on my progress and on the upcoming events.
     You take care, dear readers.  I shall miss "talking" to you so much.  But I’ll be back soon.  I promise.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Water For Elephants
April 22, 2011 -
April 28, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer
April 22, 2011 -
April 28, 2011

April 6, 2011 -
April 28, 2011

RIO in 3D
April 15, 2011 -
May 5, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Peter and the Wolf - Live on Stage
May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011

Brazilian Classical Guitar Concert
May 15, 2011

Bridal Bliss
June 26, 2011

Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
May 17, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

Songs & Games for Tots
June 18, 2011 - July 16, 2011

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest
June 25, 2011 - June 25, 2011

Shakespeare in the Park
June 25, 2011

Bridal Bliss Exhibit
June 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 9, 2011

Celebrate Our River Day
July 23, 2011

Life on the Susquehanna River Exhibit
August 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10
August 24, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 2011

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

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

Acting Camp for Kids
June 20, 2011 - July 29, 2011

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Chinese Dragon, ages 6 to 8
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Crazy Commercials
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dance! Dance! Dance!
June 27, 2011 - June 28, 2011

Digital Arts Camp
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dino-Mite: Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
June 27, 2011 - July 1, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mask Making Camp
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mixed Media - Spring Series
April 7, 2011 - May 27, 2011

Mixed Media Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Move It! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Shadow Mask Theatre
July 25, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Swing from the Tree Tops Camp
August 1, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Things in the Sky
July 6, 2011 - July 27, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 13 to adult
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing & Pottery
April 12, 2011 - August 23, 2011

Decorative Painting
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 13, 2011

Jewelry Making: Easy Attachments
May 23, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay Silver
May 9, 2011

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 11, 2011 - July 25, 2011

Knit a Mobius Scarf
July 14, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Learn Tunisian Crochet
May 5, 2011 - May 19, 2011

Photography for Beginners
May 2, 2011 - June 20, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
April 4, 2011 - September 12, 2011

Radio Players
April 5, 2011 - May 17, 2011

Spanish for Beginners
May 4, 2011 - June 8, 2011

Writers' Group
April 14, 2011 - August 25, 2011

Yoga for You
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich Theater April 27, 2011

Te gustaria aprender espanol? (Would you like to learn Spanish?) Now is your chance! Instructor Victoria Romero will be teaching a Spanish for Beginners class series at the Dietrich this May. In these sessions, students will learn basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary using a variety of teaching methods. Hispanic culture will also be explored. Victoria will tailor the class to her students’ individual language learning goals. I took this class a couple of years ago, and learned a great deal. Victoria makes the language very accessible and fun to learn. There are so many reasons to learn this language -for work, for vacations abroad and so much more. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, May 4 through June 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Admission is $50. Call the theater at 570-996-1500 to register.

Another great activity for this time of year is to capture nature’s beauty through photography. So much is happening from flowers blooming to critters scurrying about. If you are like me, you have a camera, but you would like to improve your photography skills. Well, the Dietrich will be offering a Photography for Beginners class during May and June. Kenny Ganz, the official photographer of the National Steamtown Historic Site, will teach the basics of photography with a focus on composition. Students will meet at the Dietrich each week and proceed to various locations to photograph. This class is a great way to gain practical experience along with personalized instruction. Classes will be held on Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, June 13, 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $75. Call 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up.

Another interesting class offering that is just around the corner is Tunisian crochet. In this series, Sarah Sidorek will teach you a new way to crochet. Using a Tunisian crochet hook, you will learn three basic stitches to make a scarf. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided. Admission is $35.

For children and families, Jennifer Jenkins and the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will be debuting a new production in May for all to enjoy. If you have ever wondered what kind of music a cat would make, or if your grandfather could be a bassoon, join us for a live production of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s musical symphony for children, “Peter and the Wolf”. Experience the thrilling sights and sounds as a brave adventurer imagines catching a wolf, and with the help of his friends and the orchestra, his dreams come true! The Dietrich will be offering free shows on Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. These performances have been funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while supplies last. You don’t want to miss it.

Oh, and don’t forget to join us this Saturday for a free children’s movie at the Dietrich. On Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. In addition to free admission, popcorn and soda will also be free! Seating is first come, first served. This event has been sponsored by the Kintner Family in loving memory of “Jeeterbug”.