Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events! Everhart Museum Bus Trip At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Saturday, July 9. Depart from Dietrich at 9:30 a.m. Return at 2 p.m. Cost: $10 per person Call 570-996-1500 to reserve Take a tour of the Everhart Museum, enjoy a box lunch in Nay Aug Park and visit the Nay Aug gorge and tree house. Box lunch is included. Preregistration is required. Call 570-996-1500 to register. Songs & Games for Tots At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Saturday, July 16 at 11 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. Call 570-996-1500 for details. Celebrate Our River Day At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free Sponsored by: the Overlook Estate Foundation Join us as we celebrate and promote the value of one of our greatest resources, the Susquehanna River. Included in the day’s festivities will be live music, environmental activities for children and adults, a nature walk, plein air painters, a presentation about Francis Slocum by Bill Bachman, a River Float, and more. Live music will be provided by Sadie Green Sales Jugband, the blue grass group Coal Town Rounders, and the George Wesley Bank. For more information about the River Float contact Endless Mountain Outfitters at 570-746-9140. For more information about River Day call 570-996-1500

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. Not much in this life is perfect. (But some things really really are, or a close enough facsimile that it ‘s the same thing.) But this weekend had to be a pretty good stab at perfection. First of all, Founder’s Day showed off the town to thousands of visitors! And, as always, T’town had on its best summer frock and was completely and utterly charming. The food stands were wonderful (although I missed those incredible potatoes by Simply Savory, and therefore had to comfort myself with Marie Nice’s potato pancakes which are, I’ m sure, the closest thing to heaven we’ll get on this earth!) Jennifer Jenkin’s children’s theater tale about a wily coyote who falls victim to his own trickery was delightful and I’m sure the children took home some valuable lessons from this Native American story. Thank you, Jen, for all you do for us. Then there was Shakespeare in the Park which was perfect. No threat of rain, cool, and thanks to Fern and Bob bringing bug spray it wasn’t buggy, either. Plus there was Bill Chapla’s super intro to Hamlet (he’s sooo smart, even if he did totally misinterpret GWTW) and then there was the performance itself which was so interesting and fun that even the small children in attendance watched without saying a word. Oooh. And here’s a cool thing. Next year instead of Shakespeare in the Park it’s going to be Poe in the Park. Shiver. How’s that for something fun to look forward to? Oh, and before I forget – a big, big thank-you to Ryan Zelnick and T’town High School for use of the risers in the park, and thank you Ronnie Vieczorek and Omar Comacho for your help getting them and putting them in place and a huge thank-you to the kids who took time out of their Saturday and Sunday to put the risers up and then to take them down. So big kudos to Nick Ide, Lydia Carlin, Caleb Carlin and Adam Wood. You’re just the best! And then, finally, there was Bridal Bliss. It was even more perfect than perfect. It was so sweet, and so touching and so sentimental that I, a major cynic about that sort of thing, was blinking back tears! There were so many dear anecdotes as well as little things like Ruby Sands’s granddaughter modeling her (Ruby’s) wedding dress. Or little Sarah Armstrong, looking so adorable and obviously completely at home on the stage, modeling her tiny dress as her mother, looking very elegant in her own wedding dress, held her position while trying not to laugh at her daughter’s success on stage. There were stories of sixteen year old girls who had to wait until they were older and received their parents permission and then went on to be married over sixty years to the loves of their lives. It was just sweetness topping sweetness, topping sweetness. And as I said, I was blinking back tears at the beauty and love represented on the stage. So, thanks for the memories, Annette Sheldon. Your organizational skills are astonishing! Your creativity is beyond compare. After all, you not only organized this, but you created all the “vignettes” on stage, chose the gorgeous gowns and worked with dozens of people in perfect harmony to bring this all about. We are awed and amazed by you and very, very grateful. Thank you to all your wonderful helpers, too, and to the models who wore the gowns, the women who lent the gowns, and to the gowns themselves which were, really, the shining stars of the show. Sigh. What a day! So, I’m assuming you might want to know about the movies this weekend? Paramount wouldn’t give us Transformers because we don’t have enough 3D screens, so we are bringing in Larry Crowne which looks to be delightful. Really, ladies and gents, how much fun will it be to see Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts inhabiting the same screen? I can’t wait! And for the kiddies, we still have Cars 2 and other goodies. Happy Fourth of July dear friends. See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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July 1, 2011 -
July 7, 2011

June 24, 2011 -
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June 17, 2011 -
July 7, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins
June 17, 2011 -
July 7, 2011

Super 8
June 10, 2011 -
July 7, 2011

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HARRY POTTER:The Deathly Hallows,Part 2
July 15, 2011 -
July 15, 2011

July 8, 2011

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

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

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

What a day for live theatre! The Dietrich started out Founders’ Day with two free performances of children’s theatre. It was so much fun to see Coyote: A Native American Trickster Tale come to life on the Dietrich stage. Director Jennifer Jenkins and her actors did an amazing job. I especially enjoyed when the audience sang along with the cast at the end of the play. This production was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Stay tuned for more performances in the fall by the Dietrich Children’s Theatre. We finished Founders’ Day with Shakespeare in the Park. Over one hundred fifty children and adults came out to experience Hamlet in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. I tell you there is no better setting for Shakespeare than in the great outdoors. As always, Bill Chapla did a wonderful job of preparing us for the production with some insights about the Great Bard and Hamlet’s character. His excitement about Shakespeare is contagious. And for the fourth year in a row, Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg gave us a wonderful performance. In just 90 minutes, they were able to capture the essence of Hamlet. They are a truly energetic group of actors. Their sword-fighting scene was fantastic! The kids in the crowd just loved it. After the play, Gamut Theatre Group took some time to answer audience’s questions. We learned about stage combat, the actors’ favorite roles, and so much more. Next summer we hope to bring Gamut Theatre back for more Shakespeare and possibly even Poe. Then on Sunday, we were just delighted with Bridal Bliss. There were so many gorgeous gowns and so many heart-warming stories about local wedding through the decades. We would like to thank Annette Sheldon and the many hands that helped make the event possible. All of the shows proceeds will be used to help support classes and events at the Dietrich. One of the events that I am looking forward to this month is our annual Everhart Museum Bus Trip. This Saturday, July 9, we will take a private activities tour of the Everhart Museum, enjoy box lunches in Nay Aug Park and visit the park’s gorge and tree house. I go at least once a year to the Everhart and always learn something new on each trip. We will depart from the Dietrich at 9:30 a.m. and return at about 2 p.m. Admission is only $10 per person and box lunches are included. What a good deal, right? Call us a 570-996-1500 for more information or to register. It’ll be a great day of fun and learning.