Dietrich Theater
Win Win opens at the Dietrich today!  Don't miss this must-see comedy featuring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Tambor.  To view a preview of the flick, visit

Events at the Dietrich

Peter and the Wolf - Live on Stage
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
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.
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

Hildy’s taking another week off to recuperate, so I’m attempting to fill her impossible size shoes once again.  It’s not the same around the office without her (and not just because the candy dish is empty) and we’re looking forward to her return.  She has scored big this week by bringing in a new film that truly has something for everyone.  Even when she’s not here, she’s here. 
Win Win is a Sundance selection with an extraordinary cast, a heroic story and a fantastic director.   Director Thomas McCarthy has put together an intricate story about hopes lost, imagined and still possible.  The inimitable Paul Giamatti plays Mike, a lawyer whose life is not turning into the great American dream; his practice is flailing, his house has him in debt, and the high school wrestling team that he coaches consistently limps into last place.  Into his life stumbles Alex Shaffer as Kyle, a lost kid who might be either a wrestling champ or criminal.  Before you think this is another feel good sports flick, Kyle’s addict mother shows up threatening to take him away.  Except Paul won’t let her.  He refuses to let this kid follow his destiny into a life of failure.   
Thomas McCarthy has pulled some extraordinary performances from his stellar cast in Win Win.  Perhaps this is because, in addition to directing films like The Station Agent and The Visitor, he’s also an actor, having appeared in such diverse projects as The Wire and Little Fockers.  His cast shares these studies in opposites.  Amy Ryan, who plays Mike’s wife Jackie, was nominated for an Academy Award for her degenerate mother in Gone Baby Gone, and most recently appeared as the perky Holly on TV’s The Office.  Bobby Canavale and Melanie Lynskey, both superb characters in Win Win, have also split screens; he appearing in The Station Agent and Will & Grace, and she in Heavenly Creatures and Two and a Half Men.   Even Paul Giamatti has shifted from loyal Russian Tolstoyan Chertkov in The Last Station to American president John Adams in an Emmy winning television role.  Hats off to Thomas McCarthy and his multi-talented cast for this terrific film; seeing it is a true Win Win situation.
Fast Five is going strong with an adrenaline rush that’s due to a terrific mixture of the great cast, superior sound and effects, and let’s not forget all the cars.  Water for Elephants – well, if you haven’t seen it yet, you won’t be sorry as it is a magnificent story beautifully told.  And Rio continues to delight audiences of all ages with singing, dancing birds and hey, where else can you see a bulldog with a Carmen Miranda fruit basket on his head dancing salsa?
We have some fantastic cultural events coming up for you.   Jay Steveskey joins us again on May 15th for a Brazilian Classical Guitar Concert.  If you’re familiar with Brazilian music, which is some of the loveliest of all the world music, you’ll hear favorites from Heitor Villa-Lobos and João Pernambuco, composed for guitar and performed by a superb artist.
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back with two funny shows on May 17th.  They’ll bring us the first episode of My Friend Irma, and also My Man Godfrey, a Lux Radio production based on the 1936 William Powell film.  It’s wonderful to hear these shows presented live by a marvelous cast of voices and first-rate live sound effects.  You have to catch this one, as it will be the swan song of our own technician extraordinaire Bob Kulow before he leaves us for warmer climes. 
The Grand Canyon of PA bus trip is fast approaching also, so if you like to hike, take in scenery and even a covered wagon ride, this is your day.  We still have a few tickets left for Peter and the Wolf this Friday and Saturday.  I could go on and on, we have so much more than movies for you.  But I’ll wrap it up to let you know that Hildy will be back next week, and we are all so grateful, we may even have candy. 

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

May 7, 2010 -
May 19, 2011

Water For Elephants
April 22, 2011 -
May 12, 2011

May 6, 2011 -
May 12, 2011

RIO in 3D
April 15, 2011 -
May 12, 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  for May 11, 2011
I can only describe last week’s production of "Peter and the Wolf" as magical, delightful and fun. Kudos to the Dietrich Children’s Theatre! They definitely brought Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s symphony to life on the Dietrich stage. It was great to see so many children and families in the audience, and I just loved to see the little ones in the audience respond to the show. They readily helped Peter pronounce all of Russian names of his animal friends kot (cat), ytka pronounced oot kuh(duck), etc. Plus, you could really see the impact the show’s music had on the children. 
If your children would like to explore other Russian tales and stories that relate to "Peter and the Wolf". We invite you to visit the Tunkhannock Public Library. In addition to funding this year’s children’s theatre project at the Dietrich, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council has provided monies to the Tunkhannock Public Library to purchase books that relate to each children’s theatre production. So, I encourage you to visit the library and check out some amazing books!
Based on the fun we had with "Peter and the Wolf", I am already looking forward to the Dietrich Children’s Theatre’s next production. On Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day, join us for "Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest" at the Dietrich. This play will take us out west as a coyote learns to fly! Coyote has a nose for trouble and a zest for greatness. A group of singing and dancing crows decide to have some fun convincing him he can soar through the sky with them. But what happens when Coyote changes from grateful to boastful? We will find out when the crows decide to teach him a lesson. Once again, we will be hosting three performances. The first show is on Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m., and the two remaining shows will be on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. We hope to see you there. Tickets are available by calling the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
In addition to children’s theatre, the Dietrich’s Radio Players will be transporting us back to those golden days of radio for an evening of live radio plays next week. Come out and experience "the theatre of the mind" on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the theater. This time around the group, under the direction of Valerie Paulus, will be performing "My Man Godfrey" and a comical episode of My Friend Irma. I always get a kick out of the old-time commercials that they incorporate into each show. Plus, I love the fantastic live sound effects that Bob Kulow adds to each performance. Admission is free, and we will have light refreshments following the show. For more details, call us at 570-996-1500.
Coming up this weekend, the Dietrich will be filled with classical guitar music. Join us for the all-Brazilian program "Gritos d’ Alma" (Cries of the Soul) performed by classical guitarist Jay Steveskey. He will be featuring the works of Brazil’s most celebrated composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos and his contemporary and close friend, Joao Pernambuco. Join us for an afternoon of vibrant, rhythmic music that gives us a glimpse into the Brazilian soul. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 570-996-1500.
Oh, and just a reminder, visit our website <> for a complete listing of summer camps, classes and events. There is something for everyone.