Dietrich Theater

Upcoming Events!

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: By Donation
Join us in celebrating live folk music! For the 12th annual Gathering of Singers & Songwriters we will bring together some of the greatest talent this area has to offer including Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke. Don’t miss out! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.

Open Mic Night
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, August 23 on 4th Friday in Tunkhannock; Open Mic at 7:00 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m.
Feature: Breaking Ground Poets
Admission: Free
Come prepared to get on stage or to be entertained. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Then the Breaking Ground Poets, a group of Tunkhannock-based youth poets, will take the stage equipped with passion and poetry. The Breaking Ground Poets will appear on the Dietrich stage shortly after their trip to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival where they will have participated in the largest youth poetry competition in the world. Doors open for Open Mic sign-ups and seating at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your slot early. Seating is limited. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

Hickory Project Live Concert
At the Dietrich Theater
Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m.
dmission: Free; donations accepted. 
Don’t miss Hickory Project’s hard-driving acoustic music, deeply rooted in bluegrass. Hear it live at the Dietrich Theater with Steve Belcher on bass, Craig Vance on guitar, Dave Cavage on banjo and National Mandolin Champion, Anthony Hannigan. Hickory Project is globally acclaimed, having performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia. A true tour-de-force, they have produced 7 CD’s and 1 DVD. Tickets for this free concert can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 or they can be picked up at the ticket booth. They will also be available at the door as long as they last.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

   Oh my heavens! There are so many things I have to tell you about I know I won’t have all the room I need. I shall have to be succinct. (My husband will get a big laugh over that statement – as if you ever could, he will say…) I’ll try. Although I really wanted to tell you that the British Invasion has happened in the fields of South Auburn – Queen Ann’s Lace is billowing smugly in the fields now, announcing that summer will soon be over, telling the daisies to scoot on out of there. Sigh. Not that they aren’t quite lovely (they’re particularly smug this year since the birth of baby George) but it is always a bit melancholy to see the summer go. Another sigh. But then again, it’s followed by the best best season of all – autumn. There, now I feel so much better. See, I would have talked about all that if I had the space, but since I don’t I’ll get right to what I must.

     Okay – you can make your seat reservations for Film Festival opening night, if you wish. We open with Woody Allen’s latest – Blue Jasmine (no need to have to familiarize anyone with his work) and then (depending on which theater you choose to be in) we also have The Way Way Back. Both superb. Both fitting of an opening night! 996-1500 to reserve your seat. And once again, we will follow an Octoberfest theme, where there will be good food, good wine and great beer (of course from Nimble Hill – where else???). 
     Okay, next on my list (see how focused I’m being?) is to mark the date - -August 21 – for Singer/Songwriter’s with our very own great bear of a man, Lorne Clark! And Tom Flannery and two newbies this year, Eddie Appel and Hanna Bingman. I know they will all be just wonderful. If you always come then you know how great it is, the original music, the men (and this year the lady) kidding each other on stage. It’s all so fun! If you have never been, then so come. The music is original, the singing fine, and the feeling of camaraderie is so warm and snuggly you feel as if you’re all curled up in your grandmother’s quilt. No tickets are sold for this event, but we do ask for a donation – whatever you can afford will do nicely. Honestly, with the exception of It’s a Wonderful Life, Singer/Songwriter’s is my favorite night of the year at the Dietrich! Come join us. You’ll be soooo happy you did!
      Movies, movies, movies! We open 2 Guns which appears to be very funny, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, both great actors who can also be very funny. That’s our adult fare this weekend. And we also have The Smurfs for the kiddies – it’s really cute and aimed at a very young audience. The wee ones should get a real giggle out of that one. Then on Wednesday we will open We Are The Millers, starring Jennifer Anniston, and every single time the trailers show the audience roars with laughter. And the following Friday we open Planes, by the same folks who did Cars, but, of course, it’s about Planes. So, if your kids loved Cars, Planes is a sure bet. Or something.
     Finally, I need to tell you that we have raised over 80% of the bucks needed to convert to digital. That’s pretty darn good, don’t you think? We are so very, very grateful for all that you have given – it really is true, this is the people’s theater, and bless your hearts, you are right there when we need you! But if you haven’t given toward conversion, do you think you might be able to spare a few bucks to help us out?
     Remember, this isn’t something we wanted nor could we plan for it. The conversion to digital is wildly expensive and we have no choice. By the end of this year, the theaters which have not converted will most likely cease to exist – that’s how serious this is. So you have gotten us to 80%. We just need a tiny little bit more help.  If you could, we would be so grateful! Thank you, dear friends – thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!
     See you at the Dietrich.

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August 8, 2013 -
August 15, 2013

We're the Millers
August 6, 2013 -
August 8, 2013

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Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12
August 21, 2013

Open Mic - August 23
August 23, 2013

Hickory Project Live Concert
August 25, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

April 9, 2013 - August 27, 2013

Writers' Group
March 28, 2013 - August 29, 2013

Art Explorers Camp
July 29, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Dance, Dance, Dance
August 5, 2013 - August 6, 2013

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep
April 2, 2013 - August 27, 2013

Decorative Painting
April 10, 2013 - August 28, 2013

Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelet
August 22, 2013

Recycled Glass Artwork
April 1, 2013 - August 26, 2013

Simply Yoga
April 3, 2013 - August 7, 2013

Introduction to Yoga
August 14, 2013 - August 28, 2013

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich for July 31, 2013
We could not have asked for a better River Day. From the weather to the crowds that came out to enjoy Riverside Park to the activities to the music, it was wonderful. The day started out with over 30 kayakers joining David Buck from Endless Mountain Outfitters for a River Float from Mehoopany to Riverside Park. Then Barbara Tierney led a relaxing yet energizing yoga class on the riverbank. By 1 p.m. the main event had begun with informative displays by environmental organization and wonderful wares and food items for sale by farm and food vendors. High Energy Fitness and Karate also entertained us with an informative karate demonstration. It was amazing to see what young students learned from their classes! Then the live music began. Sadie Green Sales Jugband regaled us with toe-tapping jugband tunes. I especially enjoyed seeing students from the Dietrich’s Jammin’ in a Jugband classes join David Driskell and Timothy Walker on stage to play "Momma Don’t Allow" and "Let Your Imagination Lead the Way". 
By 3 p.m., folks were able to meet and learn about animals from the Ross Park Zoo Mobile including a chinchilla and an armadillo. Little ones enjoyed getting their faces painted by Silly Sally and receiving fun balloon creations provided by Ally’s Air.
Children also explored the arts as they painted a mural with Dietrich Theater artists-in-residence Amy and Steve Colley.
For those interested in taking part in nature explorations, Jerry Skinner taught children and adults about dragon flies and Bob Daniels gave a presentation on river critters. 
We would like to thank everyone who helped make River Day a success from the volunteers to the environmental organizations to the Riverside Park Commission to G & B Tents and to the Overlook Estate Foundation for sponsoring the event. 
Looking to August, we have a couple of free offerings coming up. On Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6, the theater will host free dance workshops with Judy Weist of Stage Door Dance Studio. During these classes students will learn about rhythm and movement as they explore the world of dance. Classes will be offered for children ages 2 to 9 year. Please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for the class schedule and to register. 
We will also be offering free Introduction to Yoga classes for adults at the theater in August. On Wednesdays, August 14 & 28 at 10 a.m., yoga instructor Donna Fetzko will show participants how yoga can strengthen the body, calm the mind, and lift the spirit. During these sessions, students will be introduced to breathing exercises, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques in the user-friendly, safe, and effective "Yogafit" style. This class is appropriate for any beginner; it is recommended that participants check with their health practitioners before beginning this or any exercise program. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, towel, or blanket, water. Call 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up.