Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturdays, October 29, Nov. 5 and 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Presented by: the Endless Mountains Chorus
Admission: Free
Call 570-836-8595 to sign up.  Preregistration is not required.
Do you line to sing? Would you like to sing better?  Do you enjoy harmony?  Does the fact that you can't read music keep you from singing?  If you said yes to any of these questions, these vocal clinics are for you.
Here is what you will experience:
·       See and hear internationally ranked quartet "Anything Goes" express themselves by singing four part harmony on the Dietrich stage.
·       Actually hear and learn how to make four voices sound like five or six.
·       Sing a new song with your fellow attendees in four-part harmony without reading music.
·       Receive a "Learning CD" and music that will allow you to learn a song in four-part harmony without reading music.
·       Learn the three elements of good quality singing and what you can do to become a great singer.
This clinic is for the new a well as the experienced singer, and it's free.  Whether you sing in your church choir, with a group, do karaoke or just sing in the show, you will benefit from these sessions.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m.
A play performed by the Dietrich Children's Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Humanities Council
An exaggerating little mosquito tells a fib to an iguana, who puts sticks in his ears to keep from hearing such nonsense.  But this scares the snake, who frightens the rabbit, who startles the monkey.and soon, that one little fib has grown into such a great big lie that the sun cannot rise and the whole animal kingdom is plunged in darkness!
Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So. We just completed our meeting for One County, One Book, One Play
and it was great fun. This year we are doing the superb One Flew Over The
Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. I remember the delight with which I read it so
many, many years ago because it was so different, so full of richness and
purpose and the characters were unforgettable. Because the movie, starring
Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher was so vivid and the acting so fine I can
no longer remember how I pictured the characters in my mind, but just as in
the novel I laughed and was outraged and was so sad and then felt uplifted
one more time. If you have never read it, pick up a copy now so that you
can join us for discussions in February and prepare to see the play in
March. Yes, Jennifer Jenkins is continuing her run of superb drama,
following up on The Grapes of Wrath and Frankenstein with One Flew Over The
Cuckoo’s Nest. We know it will be superb because Jen is the consummate
professional. It’s all very exciting and I look forward to our wonderful
discussions at the library and then the play here at the theater. So, go
get your books, folks – it’s going to be a terrific ride!
And, oh yeah, the discussions will be led by our wonderful Bill Chapla,
of course. We had the best time yelling across the table at each other
about what makes a book or television or movie fine and why whether or not
you like new technology, it’s still here to stay and so you have to get used
to it. (Bill is on the side of the ledger that says that if you just ignore
technology it will go away and I think it is irrelevant whether you like it
or not, it’s here and we have to learn how to use it or we shut ourselves
away from life as it’s happening now. – These divergent attitudes make for
some lively and loud discussions! And, sooooo much fun!!!!)
So, I told my sister last night that we have to start looking through
cooking magazines and isolating the recipes that look terrific which, of
course, we will eventually reject because there is simply no room to add
anything to our holiday meal and I will give up nothing (nuttin’, ya hear
me? Nuttin,’ I say!) . To me, the holidays are about tradition and since
food was always the center of the day, as far as I’m concerned you just don’
t mess with perfection. Now, Jennie doesn’t have the same attitude. She
is, of course, quite misguided in her belief that one always should try
something new. A new fashion, perhaps. A new ice cream flavor, maybe. A
new hairstyle…sure, why not? But a new food for the Thanksgiving table when
our mother always made a perfect meal???? What kind of sense would that
make? And what would we replace the creamed onions with? Brown rice and
fancy mushrooms? Hmmmm? I don’t think so! Or the rutabaga with butter and
pepper – should that be replaced with something modern? Like what? Roasted
computer chips? You see, there is only so modern I can be. However,
because I love my sister and she is such a good person, I will look at all
the recipes we aren’t going to make with her. We’ll discuss them endlessly
over the phone and then, because this is also tradition, we won’t make a
single one.
Except last year, she made a very modern rice dish that had grapes and
other stuff in it. You know, low fat, healthy. My husband loved it.
Jennie loved it. And me? Did I love it? Dunno. Didn’t try it. There was
simply no room on my plate. Heh heh. So maybe this year she will either
give it up and not make it or I will use a bigger plate. Or (and most
likely) she will make it, they will all love it, and I will demur.
After all, loyalty is a grand thing and can’t be bought off with some
rice and a grape.
See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 14, 2011 -
October 27, 2011

October 7, 2011 -
October 27, 2011

The Thing
October 14, 2011 -
October 27, 2011

The Big Year
October 14, 2011 -
October 27, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

BREAKING DAWN: Twilight Saga
November 18, 2011 -
November 20, 2011

Puss in Boots
October 28, 2011

October 29, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
October 29, 2011 - November 12, 2011

Sister Act on Broadway - Bus Trip
November 2, 2011

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
November 11, 2011 - November 12, 2011

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 2, 2011 - December 3, 2011

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 7, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life
December 13, 2011 - December 13, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Bearing Creative Fruit! ages 5-12
October 4, 2011 - October 25, 2011

Drawing and Painting, ages 5 to 8
October 14, 2011 - November 4, 2011

Drawing from Life, ages 9 to 12
October 27, 2011 - December 8, 2011

Holiday Camp, ages 6 to 12
December 27, 2011 - December 29, 2011

Painting Together, ages 3 & 4
October 14, 2011 - November 4, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Trash to Treasures
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Trash to Treasures Together, ages 3 & 4
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Young at Art: Painting for Preschoolers
October 13, 2011 - November 3, 2011

Young at Art - Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers
November 10, 2011 - December 8, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Open Studio/ Portfolio Prep
September 13, 2011 - November 29, 2011

Acting Workshop
October 6, 2011 - November 10, 2011

Decorative Painting
August 31, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 4, 2011 - December 6, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
November 15, 2011

Jewelry Making Basics
December 5, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Glass Fusing
October 24, 2011 - November 7, 2011

Knit a Slouchy Hat
October 18, 2011 - November 1, 2011

Mosaic Design
October 26, 2011 - December 7, 2011

Photoshop 101
October 5, 2011 - November 16, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 This past week, I visited the Coming Up Taller website online. This organization presents National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards annually to outstanding arts and humanities programs that further young people’s intellectual and creative development. As I was scrolling through their site, I came across a list of reasons as to why the arts are so beneficial to children in school and I wanted to share the list with you. It included: "Art education helps make well rounded students. Art is a great stress reliever for children. The many art forms give children a sense of worth. Art in schools help students develop independent thinking and problem solving skills. Art in schools helps children develop communication skills and creative expression. Art helps children relate better to the outside world."

After reading through the list, I had to agree. The arts are so beneficial to children! Through my position at the Wyoming County Cultural Center/Dietrich Theater, I have been able to witness numerous children flourish over the years through art classes at the Dietrich. From watching teens create claymation movies and digital films with art and technology in Digital Arts Camps, to seeing children gain confidence through our theatre arts classes, to observing children’s creativity and problem solving skills develop in mixed media classes with artists-in-residence Amy and Steve Colley.
One of my favorite class series for children that helps develop creative thinking is Trash to Treasures. In these classes, Amy and Steve teach students how to turn a pile of "junk" into artistic treasure. Students create fascinating 3-D collages with recyclables or household items and end up with unique pieces of work such as a flower made out of plastic bottles, or a robot with a sock for a tongue, or a little race car with wheels made from jar lids. 
Amy and Steve have offered this popular class in the past to all ages and will again this November. Students ages five through eight years old can take Trash to Treasures on Fridays, November 11, 18, December 2 and 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Young at Art: Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers will be presented on Thursdays, November 10, 17, December 1 and 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. And Trash to Treasures Together for young artists ages three and four year olds and their moms, dads, grandparents or caregivers will be offered on Fridays, November 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Admission to each four-class series is $35 and all materials are supplied. Of course, if a student has items they really want to make an artistic treasure out of, they are welcome to bring them. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or to register. 
And just a reminder, the Endless Mountains Chorus will be presenting a Barbershop Vocal Clinic at the Dietrich.  Join them on October 29, November 5 and 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for this three sessions series. Through the clinic you will see and hear internationally ranked quartet "Anything Goes" express themselves by singing four part harmony on the Dietrich stage, learn how to make four voices sound like five or six, sing a new song with your fellow attendees in four part harmony without reading music, receive a "learning CD" and music that will allow you to learn a song in four-part harmony without reading music, and learn the three elements of good quality singing and what you can do to become a great singer. Admission is free. Call 570-836-8595 for details. Preregistration is not required.