Dietrich Theater Tickets to the midnight show of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 are available!  Visit to purchase your tickets today. 

Grand Canyon of PA Bus Trip
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Thursday, June 2. Leave the Dietrich at 7:45 a.m. and return at about 7:00 p.m.
Guided by: Jane Frye, naturalist.
Admission: $100
Take in the sights of the Little Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Wellsboro on this scenic bus trip. With guide Jane Frye, we will walk to "Barbour Rock" in Colton Point State Park for views of the canyon from the west rim (1.5 miles of easy walking), enjoy a box lunch and take a narrated, covered wagon ride through the canyon. Then we will visit "Leonard Harrison State Park" overlook for expansive views of the canyon from the east rim. Before we leave Wellsboro, we will visit the "Wynkin, Blynkin & Nod Fountain" and have free time to wander around the town of Wellsboro. Space is limited. Call 570-996-1500 to register.

Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater
Advance Tickets $40 each; $45 at the door if available.
Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.
Proceeds benefit the Dietrich TheaterEnthusiasm is growing in anticipation of "Bridal Bliss", a retrospective bridal show that will include gowns from the 1920’s to the present day. This fundraiser will showcase the historical evolution of bridal attire featuring local models and gowns from Wyoming and nearby counties. Unique to this presentation are personal wedding anecdotes that add distinct charm. In addition, popular music and floral arrangements from each decade will be interwoven into the show. Kathy Chorba’s "Queen Victoria’s Court" has been invited to enhance the finale with its lovely Victorian wedding garments. It will be a delightful afternoon of entertainment commemorating the emotion and happiness connected with one of the most important days in a couple’s life. A dessert reception will follow the show. Desserts will be provided by Atlantic Fish & Fabulous Foods, Sweet Sensations, and Chocolates by Leopold, Dee Dee’s Delights, Thomas’ Market and Ah! Some Chocolates.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

It’s Jennifer here again, and I know I promised last week that Hildy would be back and you know the old adage about the best laid plans.  She had every intention of resuming her column this week, but she’s had a few setbacks.  Surgery is difficult and the recovery can be just as challenging, but she is doing much better now. 
What a fantastic week we have coming up at the Dietrich!  We have three new movies for you.  First up is Bridesmaids, the ladies’ answer to The Hangover.  No chick flick here – Judd Apatow, who brought us Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Superbad, among others, has put his stamp of comedic brilliance on this one.  Starring Saturday Night Live cast members Maya Rudolph as the bride and Kristin Wiig as her disorderly best friend, who vows to give her the best bachelorette party ever – if that includes food poisoning for the hysterically mismatched bridesmaids.  Like The Hangover, the fun is in the ensemble, which includes Melissa McCarthy as the guy crazy tough broad, Rose Byrne as the rich, uptight perfectionist and The Office’s Ellie Kemper as the wide-eyed innocent.  Wiig co-wrote the script with Annie Mumolo, and if you’ve seen her twisted characters from SNL, you know you’re in for one hilarious, bawdy ladies’ night.
Also this week we have Soul Surfer, based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer who lost an arm to a shark attack.  She may have suffered a devastating injury, but she refuses to give up what she loves most.  Against seemingly impossible odds, she resumes surfing and becomes an inspiration to others who have suffered losses across the country.  Anna Sophia Robb, from Bridge to Terabithia, plays Bethany with a will of steel.  The film also stars Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.   
Source Code is our third new film this week, and it’s an action packed thriller that will keep you wondering.  Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up on a train to Chicago to find himself in someone else’s body, just in time for the train to explode.  He soon discovers he’s part of a scientific experiment, to return every eight minutes to find the bomb.  What he’s not allowed to do is change the outcome of the explosion, but he may decide not to abide by these rules.  Source Code features Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and was directed by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie who has definitely come into his own as a film director.
Radio Players will be coming to you live on May 17th, and you do not want to miss this show.  Not only will these talented voice artists make you laugh at the scripts, but you’ll get to see how those live sound effects that were made in radio shows during the 1940’s.  No one is better at this than our Bob Kulow, and he is a sight to watch, but only for a little while longer as he is moving and this will be his last show.    
The Brazilian Classical Guitar concert is fast approaching this Sunday, and if you love music, you will want to see Jay Steveskey in action.  He’s a master of guitar, and the Brazilian classics will sweep you away to Rio when he plays.  There’s still time to sign the kids up for our summer camps, which are too numerous to mention so please grab a brochure and take a look.  Two filling up fast are the talented Judy Weist’s Dance! Dance! Dance! workshop and Chinese Dragon with Hua Hua Zhang back again for more artistic puppetry.  And the best news of all is that yes, we are getting Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and yes it is in 3D and we’re trying to bring you a midnight show. 
I’m not going to promise you that Hildy will be back next week so I don’t come up a liar once again.  She is so appreciative of the cards and phone calls she’s received from everyone.  I know she misses being at the helm here, and all will be right in the Dietrich world when she returns so please, cross your fingers and anything else you can that we’ll all see her soon. 

Now Showing
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May 13, 2011 -
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May 19, 2011

Water For Elephants
April 22, 2011 -
May 19, 2011

May 13, 2011 -
May 19, 2011

May 13, 2011 -
May 19, 2011

RIO in 3D
April 15, 2011 -
May 19, 2011

Coming Soon
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
May 20, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

The Hangover Part II
May 26, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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: 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 natural wonder of Pennsylvania is approximately 50 miles long and almost 1,000 feet deep? Have you figured it out yet? It’s the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, of course! Also known as Pine Creek Gorge, this canyon offers pristine vistas for all to enjoy. Both National Geographic and Sport Illustrated have featured this jewel of Pennsylvania in their publications, and now the Dietrich is inviting you to see the Grand Canyon of PA for yourself. That’s right. Join us a scenic bus trip to take in the sights of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Wellsboro on Thursday, June 2. 
With Jane Frye as our guide, we will walk to "Barbour Rock" in Colton State Park for views of the canyon from the west rim (1.5 miles of easy walking), enjoy a box lunch and take a narrated, covered wagon ride through the canyon. Then we will visit the "Leonard Harrison State Park" overlook for expansive views from the canyon’s east rim. Before we leave Wellsboro, we will visit the "Wynkin, Blynkin & Nod Fountain" and have free time to wander around the town of Wellsboro. We will leave the Dietrich at 7:45 a.m. and will return around 7:00 p.m. Admission is $100 and space is limited. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register. And for those of you who are birders, I encourage you to bring binoculars. This will be my third time visiting the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and I am always amazed by the gorge’s majesty. 
In addition to taking a bus trip in June, the theater will also be starting up its summer camps . We will kick things off with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered artist Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre. From June 20 - 24, children will be able to explore a combination of visual arts, digital arts, and theatre arts in his two camps Crazy Commercials and Digital Arts Camp. 
During Crazy Commercials film camp, students ages nine through fourteen will learn to create the craziest commercials. They will create their own amazing productions and the commercials to sell them. For instance, students could create a button that makes an annoying sibling disappear, or an ACME instant ninja. Along the way, the class will be learning to shoot, edit and create sound effects for digital film. The class will be held Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Then in the afternoons of the same week, students ages eight through fourteen will have the opportunity to explore the digital arts. They will create projects with claymation, robotics and special effects. Campers will also learn to shoot, edit and score their own short films. This class will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission to each camp is $60. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up. 
For adults, we also have a couple of interesting class offerings that are just around the corner. For example, on Monday, May 23, Esther Harmatz will be teaching a Jewelry Making: Easy Attachments workshop. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we will learn about different types of jewelry attachments and easy wire wrapping techniques. Esther will also show us how to make neat loops and coils, add bead embellishments, and how to use a peg template. While learning these skills, we will create a bracelet and a pair of earrings to take home. Admission is $60 and all materials are provided. Preregistration is required, so call us at 570-996-1500 to register. 
Last week I peeked in on the jewelry class that Esther offered at the Dietrich, and it looked like students were having a great time. They were creating unique silver pendants and other pieces of jewelry as they learned how to work with silver clay. It is amazing what you can do in three hours with a desire to learn and a great teacher.