Dietrich Theater  Upcoming Events!

Songs & Games for Tots
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturdays, June 18 and July 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Bill Frye
Admission: Free
Enjoy a morning of songs and games with Bill Frye and his supercharged guitar. Children and adults will share smiles and sing and dance together to familiar, popular songs Bill plays with his trademark zest. A fast-paced musical experience.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest - 3 Free Shows
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A play performed by the Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Hitch a ride out west with us as a coyote learns to fly! Coyote has a nose for trouble, and a zest for greatness. A group of singing, 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? Find out when the crows decide to teach him a lesson. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group
Admission: Free
At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park
Experience Shakespeare in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park with Gamut Theatre Group’s version of Hamlet. This 80-minute version of the original text of Shakespeare tells the story of Hamlet, a prince distraught by the hasty marriage of his Uncle Claudius to his newly widowed mother. The ghost of Hamlet’s father visits his son, reveals that he was murdered by Claudius and entreats Hamlet to set things right. Shaken, Hamlet devises a complete plan to prove Claudius’s guilt but the choices he makes result in multiple tragedies. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 
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 Theater
Enthusiasm 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

 Okay. Now, listen up. Or as my dear Poppa would have said – all hands on deck! (Okay, that’s probably not what he would have said in this very instance, but it’s sort of appropriate.) Getting to the point, I need you to understand that if you don’t get your tix for Bridal Bliss really really soon, there won’t be any tickets left. We have fewer than fifty tix three weeks out, and we know this will be a sell-out. There will most likely be no tix sold at the door because they will all be gone. It’s a totally fabulous show, with gorgeous gowns and lovely women. A bit of nostalgia here, a bit of modernity there. What’s not to love? Annette and her merry band have worked long and hard to bring you a show steeped in memory, seen through the gauze of bridal netting, a show that will allow you to relive that lovely day when you said “I do.” (Of course, if you never said “I do” or if the “I do” part turned into “Maybe I don’t”, you can still have a wonderful time seeing the bridal gowns and hearing the stories. Because weddings are all about the great hope that there will be a happy ending. And you know what? Sometimes there is. 

Call 996-1500 to reserve your tix now. Trust me on this one. You need to hurry hurry hurry!
     Okay, we have a totally terrific movie for you this week. It’s Steven Spielberg’s Super 8. This movie is so good (and you know I wouldn’t lie to you) that Time magazine this week devoted three pages to it! It’s got huge internet buzz and it’s one of those rarities of a bit of a scary movie for kids. Okay, not really little ones, but, say, from about ten and up. It’s the story of a group of young friends in 1979 who are making a film to enter into a local film festival when the train that runs through town crashes. And after that creepy things abound. It’s a mystery the kids have to solve and they do a great job of it, taking the audience along for the ride. Spielberg produced it and it pays a bit of homage to his early films, from Duel to E.T.. Even though it’s a little scary it’s truly a family film and will be enjoyed by the kids as well as the moms and dads who bring them. It’s that rarity among movies, an original. You know, there are so many sequels and sequels and more sequels (and if you’re tired of sequels you can always see a remake) and you have to wonder if Hollywood ever has an original thought! Super 8 is totally original and clever and well thought out. I think you and the kids will have a good time. In fact, I know it!
    Pirates of the Caribbean is in its final week and still going strong, so you have a few days left to see it on the big screen. X-Men will be with us for a couple more weeks, and finally we have the last week of Hangover 2. Lots to see. 
     And then coming next week we have, for the wee ones (and just about anyone else) the grand old classic, Mr. Popper’s Penguins starring Jim Carrey. It’s gentle and sweet and I know you’ll love it, and the kidlets will too. The same week we should be opening Green Lantern and then Cars the next week, so we have lots and lots of wonderful movies to show you! Isn’t summer so exciting????
       So Bob Kulow and Nancy are going to North Carolina this week to check the progress on their new home down there. He really, really is going to move! The best volunteer ever! Oh nooooo! We can’t believe it. It’s so hard to let a wonderful volunteer go, especially one who is also an electrician. Sigh. So, we’re passing a new law here. It will be against the law for any of our great volunteers to leave. I mean, what choice do we have?
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Super 8
June 10, 2011 -
June 16, 2011

X-Men First Class
June 3, 2011 -
June 23, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
May 20, 2011 -
June 16, 2011

The Hangover Part II
May 26, 2011 -
June 16, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Mr. Popper's Penguins
June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Bridal Bliss
June 26, 2011

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

Coyote: A Native American Trickster Tale
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

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

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

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

Pottery & Sculpture
April 4, 2011 - September 12, 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 June 15, 2011
I can’t believe we are already into the middle of June! In less than two weeks, one of the Dietrich’s biggest events of 2011 will be here. Can you guess what it is? If you figured out that I am talking about Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show, you are correct. On Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m., the historical evolution of bridal attire will be showcased with beautiful gowns, music and floral bouquets from the 1920’s to present day. 
Margie Young, the Dietrich’s Program Director, and I were able to sit in on the final dress rehearsal, and let me tell you, it is going to be quite an occasion! There is live music, dancing, and, of course, gorgeous gowns. I think what makes the show especially touching is that the gowns that are featured belong to local brides. And when they are modeled, you are treated to personal anecdotes about each bride’s wedding day, or their proposal etc. The show is not only entertaining, but it allows you to experience a part of our local history. Believe me, Dietrich Theater board member, Annette Sheldon, has organized a truly masterful production.
If you have yet to buy your tickets, I would encourage you to make your reservations now. Advance tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 570-996-1500. Proceeds will support cultural programming at the Dietrich Theater.
Oh, and did I mention that a dessert reception will follow the show? That’s right. We will be treated to a variety of delicious delights provided by Sweet Sensations, Chocolates by Leopold, Dee Dee’s Delights, Ah! Some Chocolates, Atlantic Fish & Fabulous Foods and Thomas’s Market. 
In addition to presenting Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective this month, the Dietrich Theater will kick off the summer with amazing camps for children. Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre will be back next week with Crazy Commercials Camp. On Monday through Friday, June 20 -24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages nine through fourteen will create the craziest commercials. During this camp, they will invent their own crazy products and then make the commercials to sell them. Along the way, students will learn how to shoot, edit and create the all-important sound effects for digital film. Kids, as we all know, are technological whizzes. So in this course that combines hi-tech with the arts, amazing things happen. Students become very engaged, their creativity blossoms, and they come into class day after day with loads of ideas for their productions. I am always delighted to see their commercials at the end of the week. Admission is $60 for the week and students can be registered by calling 570-996-1500.
We will also be offering Acting Camp for Kids during the same week. Aspiring thespians will learn all about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making and character creation. A casual performance for family and friends will end the week. Classes for students ages seven to twelve years old will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon and younger children, ages 4 to 6, will meet from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information.