Dietrich Theater Free Upcoming Event! Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10 At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: Free Join us in celebrating live acoustic music! For the 10th anniversary of the Gathering of Singers and Songwriters we will be reuniting some of the greatest folk talent that has graced the Dietrich stage. Musical guests include George Wesley, Kate Jordan, KJ Wagner, Donna Hill, Tom Flannery, Lorne Clarke and Jay Smar. Don't miss out. Call 570-996-1500 for details and free tickets.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So I was hanging out the wash early this afternoon and thinking how marvelously breezy it was—the first batch I’d hung out was dry within the hour - - when suddenly it was hard to get the clothespins on the wildly flailing sheets and I realized, when I extricated myself from all that white cotton that had decided to wrap itself around me, that the sky had almost instantly turned pitch black. And then lightening flashed from a great dark cloud and hit the hill about two miles away. I yelled for wee Roxie who keeps me company on our wash excursions but of course she is now stone deaf and was wandering about the yard blithely unaware that apparently the mother of all storms was heading at us. So I dropped the wash basket and headed out for Roxie who saw me coming and thought we were playing a grand game of chase and started running about barking and squealing with joy. Another lightening flash and I told Roxie she was on her own out there but I was heading for the back porch, so she merrily chased me in the direction of the house and we made it just as the heavens opened and the rain came down with a mighty force. Took me right back to childhood and having to get the wash off the line if Mamma was at work and it looked like rain was imminent. I was always scared to death as the lightening crackled about but I couldn’t imagine explaining to my mother about how I was too scared to bring in the wash. Mamma didn’t believe in scared. I had to laugh when I thought of how many years it’s been since that little girl pulled the clothes off the line, heart beating like a great drum, sure that I was the lightning’s next target. And today, with the storm rising, I was that back there, in the little yard at the edge of the woods, desperately trying to beat the rain. Funny, isn’t it? The older we get the closer we are to our childhood. I remember those days, somewhere over five and a half decades ago, more clearly, and with more tenderness, than I remember things that just happened. Maybe our hearts and spirits try to form a full circle as our life begins to draw down (although I’m hoping the draw down is waaaaay off). Or something. A huge big thanks to everyone who helped make River Day such a big success. We had a terrific crowd if you consider the heat which was totally outrageous. Give me snow any day of the year over that completely stultifying heat. But the music was great, there was a variety of food (including Simply Savory’s savories) and all kinds of activities for folks to enjoy that kept them in the shade and therefore in tip top shape. Thank you to Siena and Adam who kept the traffic flow at the park moving along flawlessly, and to Erica and Margie who plan it so meticulously and to Omar who is there to fix anything that goes wrong and just to all the folks (this is a losing game when you start naming folks because you know…you just know…that there are people you will forget and feelings that will be hurt) who made the day such a success in spite of the blistering heat! Okay, one more date to save - - August 24 is the tenth (can you believe it???) anniversary of our yearly Singer/Song Writer concert and Lorne is bringing back many of the folks who have sung with them over the years. Isn’t that going to be such fun? Plus (and this is a big one!) because it is our tenth anniversary, we decided to make this a free concert this time. I mean, we love that night and the fellas and gals who bring all their talent and heart to the stage and just light up the theater with their good singing, so we want to tell folks to come and enjoy – it won’t cost you a dime, and I promise you’ll have the best time ever! You really will! Movies – Smurfs – total fun for the kidlets, and Cowboys and Aliens – total fun for the grown-ups. I mean, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig? How much fun is that??? See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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Cowboys & Aliens
July 29, 2011 -
August 4, 2011

HARRY POTTER:The Deathly Hallows,Part 2 2D
July 15, 2011 -
August 4, 2011

July 29, 2011 -
August 4, 2011

July 8, 2011 -
August 4, 2011

Horrible Bosses
July 29, 2011 -
August 4, 2011

Coming Soon
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Life on the Susquehanna River Exhibit
August 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10
August 24, 2011

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Swing from the Tree Tops Camp
August 1, 2011 - August 5, 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

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 August 3, 2011 As you are reading this, the last camp of the summer is starting at the Dietrich. I can hardly believe it. This summer has absolutely flown by. Children were able to experience music, theatre, visual arts and so much more through the variety of classes and camps offered at the theater. In Amy Colley and Michaela Moore’s Theatre and Visual Arts Camps, students designed costumes, props, sets and visual art projects. They also developed characters and created plays around the theme of each camp. In last week’s Move It: Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, students created a Chinese Dragon out of household recyclable items to use in their performance at the end of the week. You should have seen it. Their creation was so colorful and vibrant. I especially loved the white feathers that were used to represent smoke coming out of the dragon’s nose. Imagination also ruled in camps offered by Rand Whipple of Box of Light this summer. Students explored the world of the arts through technology in Crazy Commercials Camp and Digital Arts Camp. They worked in groups to program robots, create claymation short films, shoot commercials, and make special effects. I wouldn’t be surprised if we had a budding filmmaker or movie editor in our mist that week. The visual arts were the focus of a host of camps offered by our artists-in-residence Amy and Steve Colley. The All About Pottery & Sculpture camp was as popular as ever. Seeing young kids throwing pots on a potter’s wheel never grows old. Three-dimensional art was further explored in Mask Making Camp. Each mask was so unique from color to design to texture. In Mixed Media Camp for little ones, children discovered that the possibilities are endless when creating paintings, drawing, collages and sculptures. Michaela Moore taught a couple of Acting Camps for Kids at the Dietrich this summer. Students developed the most interesting characters and funny scripts in this camp as they built an amazing camaraderie with each other. And I would be remiss, if I did not mention our Jammin’ in a Jugband Camp. I think those zany guys Timothy Walker and David Driskell of Sadie Green Sales Jugband really showed the young and young at heart just how much fun music can be. From playing a saw, to building a washtub bass, students developed a love and appreciation for music. We would like to thank all of our instructors for making summer camps such a great success. Oh, and to cap off the summer, be sure to come out for our 10th annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters. Join us on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of original acoustic folk music. Musical guests will include George Wesley, Kate Jordan, KJ Wagner, Tom Flannery, Lorne Clarke, Jay Smar and Donna Hill. Admission is free. Call us at 570-996-1500 to reserve your tickets today.