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 Native American Trickster - 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

We have a completely delightful kiddie movie for you this week. Yes, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper and boy, is he in for a treat!   Penguins! Little black and white and adorable penguins. And at first this super successful businessman is sooo annoyed at having to take care of the busy little critters. But eventually, as he turns his apartment into a winter wonderland for these little fellas from the north, his business begins to go south. But his life is so much better, no longer centered around how much money he can make , but on how he can make the world a better place. It’s charming and I think the little ones will love the slapstick antics of the formally dressed birds. And I think the adults will fall a little in love, too. So bring the kids to some real family entertainment with something for everyone!
     Next in line we open (in 3D) The Green Lantern. Ryan Reynolds stars as a test pilot who is given a magical green ring that gives him otherworldly powers and enters him into a brotherhood of others in charge of keeping intergalactic peace. (Wow! If only there were something like that for right here on earth! I’d donate to that!) Ryan Reynolds is the cutie who was the leading man of The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock. Many young persons of the female persuasion think he is “hot.” I, frankly, don’t get it. I look at that sort of baby face and I compare him to the stars I grew up with - - Gable, Grant, Stewart, Chandler, Ladd, Mature, and I reiterate, I don’t get it. Of course, in fairness to all of that romance about the manliness of the aforementioned stars, Chandler liked to wear his girlfriend’s dresses, Ladd had to stand on a box to look any of his leading ladies in the eye, and Mature wouldn’t do any stunt at all, no matter how minor, if there was even the slightest chance he might be hurt. So, I guess looks aren’t an indicator of anything very important. So I take it back. Still, really now, he’s nothing like Gable!
     Super Eight truly is super. Bring those ten year olds (and up) and let them shiver a bit at the scary stuff (but not too scary) and everyone will have a great time. I really think it’s a great little family movie. When it’s over, while you’re sitting in one of our terrific little restaurants having a dessert or hot chocolate you can be talking about all the scary parts and what made them scary and how much fun it all was. Because that’s one of the best things about movies – that when we see them with the young-‘uns it gives us so much to talk about with them. And conversations about one thing often lead to great talks about other things. It’s such an easy way to open a dialog with our kids. And what better to talk about than a little bit scary movie?
     Finally, and in 2D, we have Pirates for one last week. (Next week it walks the gangplank so that Cars can take its’ bow.) 
     And now, on to the BIG CULTURAL events coming up for Founder’s Day. The main one I want to stress here is Shakespeare-in-the-Park form the Gamut Theater. This year they’re performing Hamlet (my total fave) and it will be introduced by our inimitable Bill Chapla, scholar extraordinaire. Do come to the gorgeous park, there is no charge, and be steeped in the haunting words of the Bard as you take in the beauty of the river and the great trees that crowd the bank and the outdoor theater area. Really, you can almost go back in time to Medieval England and watching a play in the Commons and having a simply grand time!
     Plus, don’t forget Bridal Bliss on Sunday of Founder’s Day. Just a few tix left – make sure to grab them up now before it’s too late.

 Plus (and this is really really really important!!!) Jennifer’s latest production of Children’s Theater – Coyote: ¨A Trickster’s Tale from the Southwest. Free admission! Wonderful story! Kids will love it!!!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 17, 2011 -
June 23, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins
June 17, 2011 -
June 23, 2011

Super 8
June 10, 2011 -
June 23, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
May 20, 2011 -
June 23, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 24, 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 - Filled
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Crazy Commercials
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

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

Digital Arts Camp - Filled
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

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
August 8, 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 22, 2011
Founders’ Day is just days away, and I think this year’s event may be better than ever!   Join us in Tunkhannock’s historic downtown on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a grand celebration. There will artists and artisans selling their wares, historic demonstrations including weaving, chair caning, and wood carving, music and live entertainment, delicious local specialty foods, and great deals at Tunkhannock’s unique shops.   
The Dietrich will be participating in Founders’ Day by offering live theatre experiences for all ages. Early on in the day, the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will be debuting its second production of the year “Coyote: A Native American Trickster Tale”. During this show we meet Coyote, who has a nose for trouble and a zest for greatness, and a group of singing, dancing crows that decide to have some fun convincing him that 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. In addition to being entertained during the production, children will learn Native American dancing and songs. 
There will be two shows of Coyote: A Native American Trickster Tale on Founders’ Day at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Plus, we will be offering a show on Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. for those who can’t make the Saturday performances. Admission is free and Fiona Powell will host a Q & A session following each show. Call 570-996-1500 for advance tickets or pick up your tickets at the theater’s ticket booth while they last. 
On Founders’ Day you will also have an opportunity to visit our latest exhibits at the Dietrich. In the Sherwood Gallery, we have the works of Bob and Lavona Daniels. Lavona’s watercolor paintings are spectacular. She’s quite an artist. And Bob’s photography is so interesting. He really has an eye for composition, especially in his nature photography. 
In the Earnshaw Gallery, visitors will also be able to enjoy a variety of “Bridal Treasures” through the decades. Board member Mark Mitchell, Jessie Reppy Keker, and Margie Young did an outstanding job with the display. It truly gives you an idea of wedding traditions from gowns, to gifts, to invitations and photographs. 
Entertainment will not end during the evening of Founders’ Day. Join us at Tunkhannock’s scenic Riverside Park for Shakespeare in the Park. This year Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg will perform one Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies Hamlet. Bill Chapla will be on hand to introduce the play at 6:45 p.m. All are invited to attend and admission is free. We encourage you to bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. 
The following day, the Dietrich will be hosting Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show. Starting at 1:00 p.m., we will be able to experience local history and bridal traditions from the 1920’s to present day. The show is bound to be exquisite from the gorgeous gowns to the touching wedding stories, to the live music and dancing to the dessert reception. A few tickets are still available and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500. All proceeds support cultural programming at the Dietrich.