Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events!

Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand. Come out and see their live performance of favorite radio plays. Enjoy the "theater of the mind!" Tickets are available at the door while they last or can be reserved at 570-996-1500.

Tango: Movie and Lesson
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 27. Movie starts at 1 p.m., followed by dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall
Presented by: The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection
Admission: $10, includes movie and lesson
Argentine tango is known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection invite the public to see the movie Tango and try the dance. The movie Tango, which is beautifully filmed in Buenos Aires, home of the Argentine Tango, is about a movie director and the men and women whose lives revolve around tango. After the film, Jill and Gehred Wetzel will teach an introductory tango lesson at Father Nallin Hall. No experience required. Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Oh my goodness! We’re almost half-way through May now! How can that be? But we know it’s true. All the signs are upon us of the upcoming summer. The lilacs are blooming, the blossoms are on the trees, the blockbuster movies are coming atcha on a weekly basis, and of course, the biggest sign of all - - the Freeze is open! That is the surest sign of the changing seasons that I know – robins and soft ice-cream. Perhaps not entirely scientific but accurate nevertheless.
     We do have some great blockbusters coming up – we’ll be bringing you the new Dark Shadows, Tim Burton’s take on the old soap opera from a generation ago. It looks to be a ton of fun with Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins as you’ve never seen him before! And then on the 18th of May we open Battleship starring Liam Neeson and that’s followed by Men in Black starring Tommy Lee Jones (to die for!) and Will Smith and then in the beginning of June Madagascar opens, so you can see it’s one biggie after another whirring their way to summer. It’s such fun, isn’t it?
     Oh, and this is just a little teaser, but mark the date for June 27th when Perkins wonderful family restaurant will be holding a pretty good sized fundraiser for us. So that day from 9:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night, 20% of their profits will go to the Dietrich theater!!!! How cool is that???? We are so grateful! Thank you thank you thank you people at Perkins (that sounds like a tongue twister, doesn’t it?) and thank you one more time. So, mark that date. June 27. Don’t forget!
     And speaking of not forgetting (this was as good a segue as I could manage), don’t forget that now is a good time to sign those kidlets up for summer camps at the Dietrich, and they are as varied as the kids themselves. Everything from digital arts camp to making commercials to princesses and knights and dragons to dance and .,,, well…just so much stuff. So many things the kids will be fascinated by and that will give Mom a welcome summer break (not that you need one…heh heh…). So dial up 996-1500 to reserve a place in artistic history for your child this summer. The classes are kept small so you’ll want to call early to be sure your kidlet can be part of the summer fun.
     Tango alert! Tango alert! May 27th If you love the Tango – and really, it’s sooooo sexy how could you not? – you’ll love the movie Tango (hmmmm, how did they ever come up with that?) followed by a dance lesson instructed by Jill and Gehred Wetzel. Now could you ask for lovlier instructors? Come join the fun – May 27. 996-1500 to save you a tango space.
     Radio Players are back at it. May 22 at 7:00. Night Beat and The Magnificent Montague. Don’t you just love the titles? And for those of us who spent our childhoods nestled next to the radio listening to everything from the boxing matches to soap operas and westerns, the Radio Players take us back to that other time, and I have to say it’s one of my favorite evenings of the year. Hats off to Valerie Paulus for her fine direction and dedication to that particular art. And guess what? It won’t cost you a dime – not a dime, I tells ya! – so do come and enjoy an evening back in time and memory. You’ll be so glad you did.
     And that’s all I have to say on this very rainy Tuesday. The greens are getting greener every moment with every raindrop. Spring in Pennsylvania is so beautiful and gentle and full of color. And hope. It’s hard to be melancholy with all those gorgeous pink blossoms everywhere. Ooooh, the warm, sunny days are a’comin. Take heart. The long gray winter is past and we are in a time of raging color! God bless us one and all.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Dark Shadows
May 11, 2012 -
May 31, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers in 3D
May 4, 2012 -
May 24, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods
May 11, 2012 -
May 17, 2012

The Lucky One
April 20, 2012 -
May 17, 2012

The Five Year Engagement
April 27, 2012 -
May 17, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

May 18, 2012 -
June 7, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 22, 2012

Tango - Movie & Lesson
May 27, 2012

Living Willow Structures
June 20, 2012

The Gifts of Wali Dad
June 22, 2012 - June 23, 2012

Poe in the Park: Much of Madness
June 23, 2012

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 14, 2012

Celebrate Summer at the River
July 28, 2012

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 11
August 12, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Acting Camp for Kids 1
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Acting Camp for Kids 2
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Crazy Commercials
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! - ages 2 & 3
June 4, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! ages 4 to 6
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance!, ages 7 to 9
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Digital Arts Camp
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Food & Culture Around the World
July 9, 2012 - August 6, 2012

It IS Easy Being Green
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 6 to 12
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Knights, Princesses & Dragons
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
May 2, 2012 - May 23, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 - 12
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Mount Olympic! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Trash to Treasures Camp
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Young at Art: Mask Making for Preschoolers
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Pottery for Beginners
April 4, 2012 - September 5, 2012

Introduction to the Game of Go
June 11, 2012 - July 2, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, 13 and up
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep
April 3, 2012 - August 28, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Decorative Painting
April 11, 2012 - August 29, 2012

Easy Beads: Create in Clay!
August 13, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
April 3, 2012 - May 22, 2012

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 18, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
April 14, 2012 - May 26, 2012

Photography for Beginners
May 7, 2012 - June 4, 2012

Writers' Group
April 5, 2012 - August 30, 2012

Yoga for You
April 11, 2012 - September 26, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich May 9, 2012
I would have to say the Dietrich’s recent bus trip to Philadelphia was nothing short of wonderful. On this journey, nineteen of us visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the historic district. While at the museum, we were able to take in the special Van Gogh Up Close exhibit. Of course Van Gogh’s works were terrific! One of my favorite paintings "Rain" makes you feel like you are looking through a window on a rainy, dreary day. I also enjoyed the audio tour that went along with the exhibit. It gave you perspective into Vincent Van Gogh’s life through correspondence between him and his brother Theo. Plus it also showed you how much his work was inspired by Japanese prints. 
During our time in the historic district we were able to strike out on our own to explore. Some of us visited the first post office, Independence Hall, and Christ Church Burial Ground where Benjamin Franklin was buried. Then we all met up as a group for dinner at the City Tavern and dessert at Franklin Foundation, an early 1900’s styled ice cream shop. After taking one of these trips, I am always reminded that it is so important to get out there to learn and explore. 
Our next excursion will be to Everhart Museum in Scranton on Saturday, July 14. During this day trip from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, we will take a child-friendly tour of the Everhart Museum, explore their BEEyond exhibit, which is all about bees and beekeeping. After the tour, we will take part in an educational workshop about the exhibit BEEyond. Following the workshop, we will be able to enjoy a box lunch in Nay Aug Park and visit the Nay Aug gorge and tree house. It’s a great trip to experience one of our area treasures. The cost for the day is $10 per person and a box lunch is included. For questions or to make reservations, please contact the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.
An event that is coming up later this month is the Dietrich Theater Radio Players live show on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. During this show we will go back to those memorable days of radio and experience live sound effects by our Esther Harmatz, music by Carol Broll and the drama of the "theatre of the mind". This time around the group directed by Valerie Paulus will be performing the drama "Railroaded" (a.k.a. "Hit and Run") from the series Night Beat that originally aired on June 19, 1952 and the comedy "Lost in Hollywood" from the radio show Magnificent Montague that premiered on January 19, 1951. All are invited to attend and admission is free. We hope you will join us for this fun-filled evening of entertainment.
In addition to the Radio Players performance, this month the Dietrich will host "Tango – Movie and Lesson" on Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m. The movie Tango, which is beautifully filmed in Buenos Aires, home of the Argentine Tango, is about a movie director and the men and women whose lives revolve around tango. After the film, you will have a chance to learn this dance known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. Jill and Gehred Wetzel will teach an introductory tango lesson at Father Nallin Hall. Admission to the movie and lesson is $10 per person. Call the Dietrich at 570-96-1500 for more information or to register.