Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events!

Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: The Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Humanities Council
The blinding blizzard of 1925 almost shut down the Alaskan town of Nome. An outbreak of disease threatens the children, and the medicine needed is 800 miles away. No one could get through the storm by plane, train, boat or car. It is up to a fearless sled dog named Balto to travel through the blizzard and save the town, if he can get there in time! Join us to find out how this tale ends. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while supplies last
Songs and Games for Tots
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
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 will play with his trademark zest. Children are encouraged to bring their own instruments to this fast-paced musical experience. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 for details.
Northeastern Pennsylvania in America History
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear
Admission: Free
During this lecture, Dr. Sheldon Spear will discuss a variety of historically significant events that occurred in northeastern Pennsylvania throughout history including the frontier warfare before and during the American Revolution, anthracite-based industrialization and the growth of the labor movement. He will relate how these and other developments fit into American History as a whole. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 for more details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     Okay. So this retirement thing can get downright confusing. Keeping track of the days, that is. Because my days have been laid out, most of my life, according to the work I’ve done. And the past dozen years or so each day of the week had something I had to do here at the theater and so I always knew what day it was.
     I think I might have to self-deport into the home-for those-who-don’t-know-what-day-it-is! Monday I always did the weekend deposits. I still do. So Monday I can check off the list of days I’m not too clear about. And I booked the movies. Still do. Another thing that shores up my understanding of the first day of the week. Tuesdays I finished any deposits that didn’t get done, cleared up what I was doing with Jeffrey and tended to anything that was in need of a bit of attention. But that was preceded by my getting up, showered, dressed and driving to the theater.
     Today I got up and did all sorts of things around the house. I knew I was coming to the theater because we had a mid-afternoon staff meeting. Yeah, I still come to staff meetings. Well, okay. So I’m not technically staff anymore. But these are my friends and they’re too nice to tell me to go away. Or something. So I did a few loads of wash, talked to Sandy on the phone. Talked to my sister on the phone. Answered a few questions when my health insurance company called just to make sure I was having proper testing done so I stayed healthy and didn’t cost them any more than they’ve already spent on me, and fed Roxy who had refused her breakfast but felt up to a snack around noon.
     It wasn’t until I was on my way down here That I realized it was actually Tuesday and that I had a column to write. How could I have forgotten it was Tuesday?????? 
     I think it’s the M&M’s. I have been eating them. Because they’re good. Because I don’t know why. I have to stop before they add some unwelcome poundage causing Aetna to have a heart attack over the state of my health. I think they’re fuzzing up my brain. I think retirement is hard. There’s so much to remember and it’s so easy to forget. Triple sigh. I really like being retired but in many ways it’s more work than when I worked. And at least then I knew what day it was.
     Okay. Erica just came in and said she needed me to write about a couple of wonderful things for the kidlets this weekend. So here goes. First of all, on Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 in the Evans theater, free of charge, we have Jennifer Jenkins wonderful children’s theater production of Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America. How’s that for a great title? But it’s really really true. And so cool! It’s about Nome, Alaska, in 1924, when a blizzard is raging and the children of Nome have fallen ill. Very, very ill. And because of the storm there is no way to bring the medicine they need from 800 miles away. Oh noooooo! (Again, this is a true story.) But Balto comes to the rescue. And no, I’m not going to tell you how he does it or anything else. To know how this ends (and don’t you go looking it up on the internet either, because you really really need to come to the Dietrich to find out the truest true story) you just have to come here on Saturday morning. The kids will love it and so will you. I promise. 
     And then the following Saturday, November 3 at 11:00, Bill Frye is coming with his bag full of good cheer and terrific songs for the wee ones to enjoy. The children are encouraged to bring their musical instruments if they want, but just bringing themselves is enough, too. There will be much singing and dancing and general whoops of joy. So please bring the kidlets and have fun. You will. Honest.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 13, 2012 -
November 1, 2012

October 4, 2012 -
November 1, 2012

October 26, 2012 -
November 1, 2012

October 24, 2012 -
November 1, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 27, 2012

November 16, 2012

Twilight Saga MARATHON
November 15, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
October 20, 2012 - November 3, 2012

Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America
October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2012

Songs and Games for Tots
November 3, 2012

Northeastern Pennsylvania in American History
November 14, 2012

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 4, 2012

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 7, 2012 - December 8, 2012

Holiday Workshop
December 8, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life
December 18, 2012 - December 18, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Green Inventors, ages 5 to 8
October 12, 2012 - November 2, 2012

Green Inventors, ages 9 to 12
October 11, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Holiday Camp
December 27, 2012 - December 28, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
November 9, 2012 - December 7, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 to 12
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
September 26, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Out of the Box Quilting for Kids
October 2, 2012 - October 30, 2012

Preschool Green Inventors
October 11, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Preschool Mask Making
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Quilting for Kids
September 12, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Holiday Candy Crafts
November 10, 2012

Quilting for Everyone
August 24, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Decorative Painting
August 21, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Gingerbread House Workshop
November 17, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 2, 2012 - December 4, 2012

Introduction to Sculpture
September 11, 2012 - November 27, 2012

Jewelry Making: Expressions in Fused Glass
October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Silver Clay
November 5, 2012

Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading
October 18, 2012 - November 15, 2012

Knit a Ruffled Scarf
November 20, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
September 8, 2012 - December 1, 2012

October 8, 2012 - November 5, 2012

Painting From Life
September 10, 2012 - November 26, 2012

Tips and Tricks for Making Jewelry
November 26, 2012

Writers' Group
July 26, 2012 - December 13, 2012

Yoga for You
September 5, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for October 24, 2012
Excitement is building for the Dietrich Children's Theatre's upcoming production of "Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America".  Please join us on Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. or Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. to see this amazing story come to life on the Dietrich Stage.  Admission is free.  Children and families will just love how interactive this show is.  For reservations, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.  We would like to thank the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for providing grant funds for this production. 

Another children's event that is just around the corner is "Songs and Games for Tots".  On Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m., we invite you to enjoy a morning of songs and games with Bill Frye and his supercharged guitar.  Children are encouraged to bring their own instruments to this fast paced musical experience.  Last time Bill was here children were singing and dancing together as Bill played with his trademark zest.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, please contact the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

In addition to "Songs and Games for Tots", there will also be a history lecture coming up in November.  Join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. for "Northeastern Pennsylvania in American History". During this talk, Dr. Sheldon Spear will discuss a variety of historically significant events that occurred in our region throughout history including frontier warfare around the time of the American Revolution, the growth of the labor movement and anthracite-based industrialization.  He will show us how these events fit into American history as a whole.  Admission is free to this event.  We hope to see you there. 

There are also a great variety of classes and events on the horizon.  For those of you who would like to make jewelry, the Dietrich's own Esther Harmatz will be teaching a few workshops over the next month.  In Jewelry Making: Expressions in Fused Glass, students ages 16 and up will learn the basics of small piece fused glasswork as they create their own glass "expressions".  These unique pieces will then be turned into pendants, earrings and pins.  This class will be held on Mondays, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and November 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Admission is $60 and that includes the cost of materials. 

Esther will also be teaching Jewelry Making: Introduction to Silver Clay on Monday, November 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the basics of working with silver clay to create pieces of silver jewelry.  Each student will fabricate their choice of pendants, rings, earrings or pins.  Admission is $65 and all materials will be supplied. 

If you are more interested in the fine arts, instructor Steve Colley will be offering Painting From Life on Mondays, November 5 through 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  In this class series students will learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this intergenerational studio class.  Steve will cover composition, style, mark making, light and other fundamental techniques.  During this class, students will also look at the work of famous painters for inspiration.  Admission is $60 per series and students are asked to bring their own supplies.  For more information or to register for Painting From Life or any Dietrich Theater class, please call us at 570-996-1500.