Dietrich Theater
Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Wyoming County Commissioners Office, Tom Henry, Judy Mead and Ron Williams
The Tunkhannock Public Library and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater would like to invite you to read the classic novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. You are welcome to borrow a copy of the book at the Tunkhannock Public Library while they last. Join us for book discussions, special events and the acclaimed movie. Book discussions will be facilitated by Bill Chapla at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Admission to all discussions, events and the movie are free.
Book Discussion Dates and Topics:
-Escaping Our Prisons: Why Ragtime is Significant Today
Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
Special Events:
"Relive Ragtime" on 4th Friday - February 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kitson & Company Gallery
Patrick Robinson will feature ragtime music on albums featuring 36 songs from Ragtime Razzmatazz albums, recorded and played by Mark P. Wetch. The gallery will feature ragtime sheet music for sale and other collectibles from the ragtime era. Kitson & Company is located across the street from the Dietrich at 34 E. Tioga Street. Please stop by and enjoy. Admission is free.
"Ragtime" the Movie: Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater
See this acclaimed movie from 1981 starring Elizabeth McGovern and James Cagney on the big screen at the Dietrich. Admission: Free.
For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.'
February - The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, February 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 per movie and lesson
Sponsored by: NEPA Tango in the Tent
The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango in the Tent invite the public to experience dance through movies and lessons during the month of February. Featured films include: Shall We Dance on February 24.
After each movie showing at the Dietrich, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall taught by local dance instructors. No experience is required. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or reservations.
Open Mic Night
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, February 22 on 4th Friday in Tunkhannock; Open Mic at 7:15 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m.
Feature: K.K. Gordon
Admission: Free
Come to watch or join in. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. After the open mic, local artist K.K. Gordon will take the stage. Gordon has won poetry slams in NYC, Washington D.C. and Scranton, PA and was co-founder of No Poets Allowed. He has participated in WVIA’s Poetry Minutes and has been published in small poetry presses and journals including In Remembrance, Aesthetics, Grain and Ogre. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your slot early. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.
Under the Big Top - After School Theatre Arts Show!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m.
For all ages
Starring: After School Theatre Arts students
Tickets: $5 each
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo, Fern & Bob Boyce, Overlook Estate Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Join the After School Theatre Arts students for a live performance of the play "Under the Big Top". Written and produced by the students, this production will be full of movement and fun dialogue. As you may expect, it is guaranteed to be "the greatest show on earth!" Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or ticket information.
Dietrich Theater Auditions
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday March 2 & Sunday March 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only
We will be presenting two shows in 2013: the classic comedy Auntie Mame on April 24 through 28 and the Civil War drama The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock on June 21 and 22. Both shows will be cast from these auditions. Needed are women and men ages 15 to 70 years old, and one boy who looks 10 years old. Auditions will be by appointment and actors will be asked to read from the script. Sides will be available on in 2013. We are also looking for people interested in working behind the scenes; if you have technical or backstage experience or would like to learn, please give us a call. Everyone is encouraged to audition, regardless of experience. This is a non-equity community production. Please call 570-996-1511 for an audition appointment.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     Okay, then. I am starting this column all over again, since after I finished it about ten minutes ago and tried to mail it, it simply disappeared in a puff of cyber-space and was gone. (Gone, I tells ya, gone!!!) Therefore I am about to try again. With great trepidation. That’s the tricky thing about computers – they can up and swallow what you’ve written and there is no way on God’s green earth to make them give it back. That sort of thing never happened with the old Remington!
     Okay, before I talk about anything else, Erica wanted me to tell you not to forget This Sunday’s movie and dance class. It’s such a hoot! First the theater will show the Shall We Dance starring the uber-sexy Richard Gere and the lovely Jennifer Lopez. It is the story of a middle aged man who is bored with his life and decides to learn how to dance as a surprise for his wife. Since he keeps it secret some obvious complications arise, which adds a certain tension. But the main character is actually the dance itself. This movie is free and completely charming. And right after the screen credits roll, Jill and Dr. Wetzel will be teaching the waltz and the fox trot – and believe me, no matter how many left feet you may have, they will make you look good and feel good! Come give it a try. It’s so much fun.
     And special thanks to Mike and Karen Lucy for coming up with this idea and to NEPA Tango in The Tent for sponsoring it.
     Oooh, before I forget, I want to tell you what our opening night films will be for Gala on April 5th. We will open with Quartet, starring Maggie Smith, and Hyde Park on the Hudson, starring Bill Murray. Both completely charming films. And, of course, we will have the wonderful wine from Nimble Hill, and the absolutely superb food from Epicurean Delight and Twigs. And this spring we are trying a new restaurant, mainly vegetarian, called Be Life. There food sounds delicious and it will be fun to add a newbie to our list of top cooks! 
     Just as we did last year, we will have the films in both theaters for opening night, so you can choose the film you want to see first. So when you call you can reserve your seats as well as the theater you want to be in. Quartet will show first in the Evans and Hyde Park in the Murray. And then the films switch, not the people.
     Okay. Just a little reminder, that for something like 33 cents a day, you could help the Dietrich immensely by pledging 10.00 per month. If we could find 500 people to make that pledge, we could turn our other two theaters over to digital without incurring more debt, and then we could help to pay down some of the flood debt that hasn’t yet gone away. Remember, we are a non-profit dedicated to bringing the arts to children of all ages, and we never, ever turn a child away because of lack of funds. It’s a grand organization to pledge a tad of money to. So, will you think about it? (If you feel you can do that, call Erica at 996-1509 and she’ll get you started.)
     Finally, the folks at the Dietrich wish to extend our most sincere and deepest condolences to John Keker at the loss of his lovely wife, Jesse Reppy Keker. She died Monday, Feb. 18th and she will be sorely missed here at the theater. She planned and helped to execute some of our most exquisite exhibits in the Earnshaw Gallery. She was tireless in her creativity and made everything around her more beautiful. She was a gentle and kind soul, incredibly intelligent and well educated and utterly charming. We are so sorry this happened and only wish her grieving husband solace in how dearly and lovingly he took care of her. It is so hard to say goodbye.
     See you at the Dietrich.

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Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
March 6, 2013 - March 6, 2013

February - Dance Films & Lessons
February 10, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Open Mic Night - February 22
February 22, 2013

Under the Big Top
February 23, 2013

Dietrich Theater Auditions
March 2, 2013 - March 3, 2013

The Power of Story
March 10, 2013

Open Mic Night - March 22
March 22, 2013

Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern PA
March 23, 2013

Spring 2013 Film Festival
April 5, 2013

Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes
April 11, 2013

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 17, 2013

Auntie Mame - Live Theatre!
April 24, 2013 - April 28, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

After School Theatre Arts
February 23, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5- 8
February 8, 2013 - March 1, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9 -12
February 6, 2013 - February 27, 2013

Creative Characters From Paper to Puppets
April 9, 2013 - May 7, 2013

Little People & Nature - Tuesdays
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Little People & Nature - Wednesdays
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 8 - March 2013
March 8, 2013 - March 29, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 9-12 - March 2013
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
February 6, 2013 - April 24, 2013

Preschool Mixed Media
March 7, 2013

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture
February 7, 2013 - February 28, 2013

Quilting for Kids
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Writing Your Hat Off: Creative Writing for Kids
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Quilting for Everyone
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Decorative Painting
January 16, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
March 18, 2013

Eating for Health
February 21, 2013 - March 14, 2013

Fused Glass Artistry
February 25, 2013 - March 4, 2013

Intro to Resin Molded Jewelry
March 11, 2013

Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet
March 5, 2013

Kundalini Yoga
January 19, 2013 - May 18, 2013

March 12, 2013 - April 2, 2013

Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
January 8, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Recycled Glass Artwork
January 7, 2013 - March 25, 2013

Simply Yoga
January 2, 2013 - March 20, 2013

Writers' Group
December 13, 2012 - March 28, 2013

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Do you enjoy live theatre? I do. There is just something so special about live performances. This year the Dietrich will be presenting two community theatre productions including the classic comedy Auntie Mame on April 24 through April 28 and the Civil War drama The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock on June 21 and 22. We will be holding auditions for both shows on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cast members needed for these productions are men and women ages 15 to 70 years old, and one boy who looks 10 years old. Those who are interested in auditioning are asked to making an appointment by calling 570-996-1511. During auditions individuals will be asked to read from parts of the script which are available on our website No prior acting experience is required to audition. We are also looking for people interested in working behind the scenes. If you have technical or backstage experience, or would like to learn, please give us a call.
In addition to holding auditions, the Dietrich will be offering a creative writing series for children ages ten to sixteen years old in March. Led by instructor Laurel Radzieski, students will experience sights, smells, sounds and unusual situations through prompts and activities aimed at inspiring writing. The group will examine their daily lives, outer space, sweaty socks and more. Students will learn about and write in several genres and also create mixed media works. Each participant will receive a writing notebook and all are encouraged to share their work. Admission is free. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 to register.
Another free class for kids that is just around the corner is Little People and Nature. Children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old and their favorite adults will join Rebecca Lesko of the Endless Mountains Nature Center for this hands-on, minds-on nature program. During this class series they will explore various nature topics including Feeder Flutter, Owls, Bear Buddies and Winter Wonders through crafts and role-playing, games and stories. There is a Tuesday class series available on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a Wednesday class series held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the same time. Little People and Nature is sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. Please call us at 570-996-1500 to sign up. 
The Dietrich will also be hosting free movie showings of Ragtime in March. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to see this acclaimed movie on the big screen. This film was originally released in 1981 and stars James Cagney and Elizabeth McGovern. These free showings are the culmination of this year’s Wyoming County Reads project featuring the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. All are invited to attend whether you have read the book or not. We would like to thank the Wyoming County Commissioners Office for sponsoring this year’s project.