Dietrich Theater  Upcoming Events at the Dietrich!

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 musicof 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.
Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Dietrich Theater Radio Players
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand. Come out and see their live performance of favorite radio plays. Enjoy the “theater of the mind”!
Call 570-996-1500 for details. 

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

by Jennifer Jenkins, filling in for Hildy Morgan

There’s an old show biz rule that you never follow children or animals; I’ll add never following Hildy Morgan to that one, because she is a true original. She is what I like to call a classy dame. You know ‘em when you see ‘em – Lauren Bacall asking Bogie if he knows how to whistle, or Bette Davis warning us to fasten our seatbelts. Dames are tough as nails; cool as cucumbers and always, always in control. Who else can face down cancer, not once but twice, while still bringing in fantastic films, arts, classes and countless other activities – without complaining even once? Now, that’s a classy dame.

 This week we’ve got the newest, and according to a lot of critics the best, installment of the Fast and the Furious flicks with Fast Five. Cars, humor, cars, crime, cars … and some serious eye candy for the ladies.    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris are all back. This time they’re in Rio de Janiero to pull off one last job to gain their freedom – which entails breaking into a police station. Jordana Brewster is also back, and here’s a dame who can not only sport a sinfully short pair of shorts, but drive like a maniac as well. Added to the cast is Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson as a federal agent bent on bringing Dom and Brian down for good. 
We’re keeping Water for Elephants, which is a stunning film. Christoph Waltz proves once again that he is an actor every inch Oscar worthy as August, the delightfully perverse animal trainer in a depression era traveling circus. Robert Pattinson sheds his Twilight persona as Jacob, a tortured veterinary student who joins the circus after a devastating tragedy.    Jacob falls for both Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the sparkling star of the circus and abused wife of the trainer, and Rosie, the elephant who is considered untrainable. Unfortunately, August owns both of these dames and he ain’t sharing. 
Rio is going strong in our 3D theater, and is now the highest grossing film so far of 2011.   We also still have Hop, which honestly made me laugh to discover where jelly beans come from, with the hilarious Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny. We are keeping The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Michael Connelly’s book about a lawyer who uses his Lincoln as his office. When a controversial case lands in his lap, he thinks it’s his lucky day, but it might be his last case ever.  Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei (and there’s a real dame for ya), Ryan Phillipe, William H. Macy and a slew of exceptionally fine actors.
Now if I may digress for a moment to tell you about a couple of other events. On May 6 &7 the Dietrich Children’s Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf live on stage. Prokofiev’s tale will come to life with the use of music incorporated into the action.   I will admit to some bias on this play as the director and adapter, but I must say it is a beautiful piece – how can it not be with such great material to start with? The actors have all astounded me with their characterizations, so come and join us for this one. 
You need look no further for the perfect Mother’s Day gift than tickets to Bridal Bliss on June 26th. Annette Sheldon conceived of this wedding extravaganza almost a year ago, and has been working so hard to bring in this day of exquisite wedding attire through the ages. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time remembering the poofy sleeves of the 1980’s or the stiff crinolines of the ‘50’s. There will also be a dessert reception after the show to make it a truly outstanding day to spend with your mother, mother-in-law, or maybe even those special friends who shared in your own wedding day.
And Hildy has just called to tell us that she is doing great. Her operation was yesterday and it turns out her lymph nodes are clear of cancer! The worst is over and she is coming home today (Tuesday) because she loves hospitals so much. Her sister will be taking excellent care of her, her husband will be doting on her, and we will all breathe a sigh of relief when she’s back at her desk arguing ever so sweetly with film distribution companies. Now that is one classy dame indeed.  

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 29, 2011 -
May 19, 2011

Water For Elephants
April 22, 2011 -
May 5, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer
April 22, 2011 -
May 5, 2011

April 6, 2011 -
May 5, 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

 What an exciting year it will be for children’s theatre in Tunkhannock! We are just a couple of days away from the Dietrich Children’s Players premiere of their first production of 2011, "Peter and the Wolf". I can tell you first hand from seeing glimpses of rehearsals; you will not want to miss this. Jennifer Jenkins, the Dietrich’s Director of Theatre Arts, has once again done an amazing job of adapting a timeless story for the stage. Plus, the troupe of actors who bring the production to life are fantastic. Members of the Dietrich Children’s Theatre include David Swanson, Laurel Radzieski, Kassidy Evans and Rich Ryczak. Please join us at the Dietrich for the debut of "Peter and the Wolf" on Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. and this Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. And the best part is that admission is free! That’s right. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has funded this production as well as four more shows that the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will perform in 2011. It is just so exciting that children’s theatre is now so accessible to residents of Wyoming County and the surrounding communities. Free tickets to "Peter and the Wolf" are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the Dietrich’s ticket booth while they last. We hope to see you there!

In addition to presenting live theatre this month, the Dietrich will also be offering up a Brazilian Classical Guitar Concert on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will delight us with guitar music from the rain forests of Brazil in an all-Brazilian guitar program entitled "Gritos d’ Alma" (Cries of the Soul). The concert will feature music of Brazil’s most celebrated composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and his contemporary and close friend, Joao Pernambuco (1883-1947). We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this vibrant and insightful glimpse into the Brazilian soul through some of its greatest music composed for the guitar. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 or purchased at the door while they last. 
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to purchase your tickets now for our upcoming Bridal Bliss event on Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. What a great gift for someone special! Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show will showcase the historical evolution of bridal attire featuring local models and gowns from Wyoming and nearby counties. Unique to this presentation will be personal anecdotes that add distinct charm. In addition popular music and floral arrangements will be interwoven into the show. Plus, Kathy Chorba’s "Queen Victoria’s Court" has been invited to enhance the finale with its lovely Victorian wedding garments. A dessert reception will follow the show. Desserts will be provided by Atlantic Fish & Fabulous Foods, Sweet Sensations, Chocolates by Leopold, Dee Dee’s Delights, Thomas’ Market and Ah! Some Chocolates. Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500. 
After telling my grandmother about this event on my last visit to see her in Elmira, she ended up sharing several stories about her wedding and the bridal fashions of the time. To me, that conversation was priceless. Bridal Bliss is the perfect time for mothers, daughters, and grandmothers to spend some quality time together.