Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events!

Do You Remember This. Music for the Movies from Silents to the 1960s
Bus departs from the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, October 13. Bus departs Dietrich at 1:30 p.m. Concert at WVIA Media Center at 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
From the pianists and organists who accompanied the earliest silent films to the large orchestras of Hollywood's "Golden Era", music played a vital role in the art of movie-making. Pianist Gary Boerckel, host of "Music to My Ears" on WVIA-FM, will demonstrate the techniques of film scoring and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will sing memorable themes by legendary composers including Charlie Chaplin, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, Bernard Herman and Henry Mancini. Join us in the Sordoni High-Definition Theatre Stiduo at WVIA for this delightful program as it is recorded for later radio broadcast. A light reception will follow. Free transportation from the Dietrich Theater to WVIA's Media Center will be provided. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. By reservation only. Please call 570-996-1500 to register.

The Magic of Bill Dickson
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: Bill Dickson
Admission: Free
Join us for a morning of magic, comedy and illusion with magician Bill Dickson. See his award-winning dove act, interactive illusions and more. This family-friendly, fun-filled magic show is appropriate for all ages. Sponsored by Toni Hockman. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Open Mic Night
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, October 25. Open Mic begins at 7:00 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m.
Feature: Caitland Hawk 
Admission: Free
Come to get on stage or to be entertained. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. After community performances, featured singer/songwriter Caitland Hawk will take the stage. Coming to the Dietrich from Scranton, PA, Hawk enjoys writing and performing. Her original music is derived from her own life experiences and is strongly influenced by her love of music from the 90s. In addition to her solo efforts, she can often be found playing bass and singing vocal harmonies in the local all-women band, Keep Coming Back. Doors open for Open Mic sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your slot early. Seating is limited. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

Sing! Sing! Sing!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: The Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus, the Wyoming County Chorale and the Tunkhannock First United Methodist Church Choir
Admission: Free
Men and women, young and old, experience a variety of singing styles by attending this free demonstration at the Dietrich Theater. You will see and hear singers perform gospel music, doo wop, barbershop, madrigal and traditional glee club. Find out how to participate in singing in the community. Preregistration required. Call 570-836-8595 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Eileen Balboa, Carolyn Layou, Annette Sheldon, Mo Seaberg, Wendy Rozelle, D.G. Holgate, Joyce Volutza, Donna Balboa, and Marj Galloway. These are the painters who turned pumpkins into works of art in the weeks before the Airing of the Quilts. Like Cinderella’s magic Godmother, these talented artists turned the humble pumpkin into fantasies of wonder, full of laughter and sweetness and once or twice into something even a little bit scary. We cannot thank these lovely ladies enough. The fact is that the money raised that day from the sale of pumpkins and scarecrows and wonderful baked goodies (and thank you a million times to all of the folks who worked so hard doing all those things) will go to underwrite children’s classes, and for that we are eternally grateful. One final thank you goes to Nancy Aiello and her merry band of volunteers. Nancy is a wonder of organizational skills, and, bless her heart, she is always willing and able to apply those skills to whatever new project we ask her to do. So, thanks to all the aforementioned folks, we had a smashingly successful day on Saturday. Oh, and by the way, there are a few pumpkins left and they are being sold in the theater lobby. Come get ‘em while they last – they’re just the best folk art ever
     Okay, we have a completely lovely event happening at WVIA’s Sordoni Theater this coming Sunday, October 13 at 3:00. It is not only free of charge, but there will be free transportation from the theater to the studio and back again. Gary and Bernadette Boerckel are going to talk about (and perform, of course) Music for the Movies, from the old silent films to the 1960’s. The studio was packed last time the Boerckel’s performed and explained the music of the Ragtime era. She has an angel’s voice and he knows how to “tickle those ivories,” so it promises to be a great afternoon. Although it’s all free, you do need to call for reservations because there is a cutoff on how many the studio will hold. So call 570-996-1500 to make those reservations now!
     The movies are a pretty varied lot. From the incredible Gravity, to the true story of Captain Phillips (starring everybody’s favorite Tom Hanks), to another week of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, to Runner, Runner there’s a little something for everyone.  I’m looking forward to seeing both Gravity and Capt. Phillips this week – they both have incredible reviews!
     So. The autumn, with this heavy rain (I’m writing this on Monday) is going to be over, without it ever really being. What a strange September and beginning of October. So warm that most of the stands still have sweet corn for sale, at the same time Halloween decorations are being sold. Our neighbor has gotten four cuttings from his fields. My flowers, hanging testaments to summer past, are still in full bloom. Yesterday I picked the last tomato from my plants, but the parsley is still green and fresh and strong.
     It’s quite lovely, of course, to have an extended summer. And, I guess, it’s not really an extended summer because it’s not so hot and humid as it was. Still, October should be full of the chilly expectation of the frostier autumn to come and the deep chill of winter to follow. We shouldn’t be coddled by such warm breezes, since they may lead some of us to believe that this is the year we might not have winter at all. But, of course, we will. 
     And we need it to come. We need the deep frost to kill all kinds of pesky critters whose sole purpose on earth seems to be to keep us humble, we need it so great and small mammals who sleep for the winter can crawl into their dens or hollows and actually catch their much needed forty winks. And we need to see the snow dancing in the steely sky of November because that brings with it the promise of the holidays and grand food and warm drink and ponds covered with ice that sparkles in the sun. We do need that. We really, really do.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 3, 2013 -
October 24, 2013

September 27, 2013 -
October 17, 2013

Runner Runner
October 4, 2013 -
October 17, 2013

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Captain Phillips
October 11, 2013 -
October 17, 2013

Hunger/Fire Combo
November 21, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
November 21, 2013

October 18, 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
October 25, 2013

Free Birds
November 1, 2013

Last Vegas
November 1, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Fall Foliage Trip to Grey Towers
October 26, 2013

Music for the Movies Silents to the 1960s
October 13, 2013

The Magic of Bill Dickson
October 19, 2013

Open Mic Night - October 25
October 25, 2013

Sing! Sing! Sing!
October 26, 2013

Tunkhannock’s Cultural Heritage
November 10, 2013

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: To Catch a Thief
November 13, 2013 - November 13, 2013

Northeastern PA During the Jazz Age
November 13, 2013

Winter – How Nature Readies for the Worst!
November 16, 2013

Open Mic Night - November 22
November 22, 2013

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 3, 2013

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
December 6, 2013 - December 7, 2013

Holiday Workshop
December 7, 2013

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: White Christmas
December 11, 2013 - December 11, 2013

It’s a Wonderful Life
December 17, 2013 - December 17, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture, Ages 5-8: Nov.
November 8, 2013 - December 6, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9-12: Nov.
November 8, 2013 - December 6, 2013

Art Explorers Camp, ages 5 - 8
October 11, 2013 - November 1, 2013

Art Explorers Camp, ages 9-12
October 10, 2013 - October 31, 2013

Holiday Camp
December 27, 2013 - December 30, 2013

Preschool Art Explorers
October 10, 2013 - October 31, 2013

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture - Nov.
November 7, 2013 - December 5, 2013

Quilting for Kids: Tumbling Blocks
September 11, 2013 - December 11, 2013

Sing Your Heart Out
October 26, 2013 - November 23, 2013

Songs and Games for Tots
November 6, 2013 - December 4, 2013

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep
August 27, 2013 - November 26, 2013

Quilting for Everyone: Tumbling Blocks
September 11, 2013 - December 11, 2013

Basic Knitting
October 29, 2013 - November 5, 2013

Decorative Painting
August 28, 2013 - December 18, 2013

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 22, 2013 - December 3, 2013

Holiday Yoga Relaxation
December 11, 2013

Introduction to Resin Jewelry
October 14, 2013

Introduction to Stained Glass
October 21, 2013

Jewelry Making: Expressions in Fused Glass
November 4, 2013 - November 18, 2013

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Work
November 11, 2013

Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading
October 16, 2013 - November 6, 2013

Jewelry Making: Right Angle Weave
November 14, 2013

Kundalini Yoga
September 30, 2013 - November 18, 2013

August 27, 2013 - December 10, 2013

Recycled Glass Artwork
August 26, 2013 - November 25, 2013

Simply Yoga
September 4, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Writers' Group
August 22, 2013 - December 12, 2013

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

I think film composer Bernard Hermann said it best when he described the importance of music in movies as the following: “I feel that music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety, or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience.” On Sunday, October 13, we invite you to join us for a concert at WVIA, which will explore the vital role of music in filmmaking. Pianist Gary Boerckel, host of “Music to My Ears” on WVIA-FM, will demonstrate the techniques of film scoring and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will sing memorable themes by legendary composers including Charlie Chaplin, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann and Henry Mancini. We will enjoy songs from Casablanca, Shall We Dance, Stormy Weather, The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany's and TitanicThe concert will start at 3:00 p.m. at WVIA Studios. Reservations are required. You can reserve free tickets and bus transportation from the Dietrich by calling 570-996-1500. The bus will leave the Dietrich at 1:30 p.m.
The following Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. we encourage you to gather up your kids and join us for a morning of magic, comedy and illusion with magician Bill Dickson. The show will include Bill’s award-winning dove act, interactive illusions and more. This fun-filled magic show is appropriate for all ages. Admission is free. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
The Dietrich also has a variety of workshops for adults coming up this month. They include Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading, Introduction to Resin Jewelry and Introduction to Stained Glass. During the Kumihimo beading class, which will be held on Wednesdays, October 16, 23, and November 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Toni Hockman will teach students about this form of Japanese braiding that uses various types of stringing materials often combined with beads to make exceptional jewelry. Students will leave the class series with two finished pieces of jewelry. Admission is $75 and all materials will be provided.
Another jewelry making class that the Dietrich will be offering is Introduction to Resin Jewelry with instructor Esther Harmatz. On Monday, October 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., students will learn the basics of working with poured acrylic and small plastic molds to make truly unique jewelry. Admission is $35 per person and all materials will be provided. 
In Introduction to Stained Glass which will take place on Monday, October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Esther Harmatz will teach the first steps of working with glass to create stained glass pieces as they learn to work with a design, cut glass, polish, foil wrap, and solder. Students will leave the class with a finished item. All glass supplies and equipment will be provided and admission is $60 per person. All of the above-mentioned classes are for beginners; call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.