Live Concert!
The Gathering of Singer-Songwriters III

Thursday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

at the Dietrich Theater

Tickets: $5

This night of Folk, Bluegrass, and old-time Country music will feature the talents of singer-songwriters: Tom Flannery, K.J. Wagner, Shawn Z and Lorne Clarke!

Call 996-1500 for more details.

New July Exhibit!
American Folk Art and Americana art will be displayed in the Dietrich's Earnshaw gallery during the month of July. The collection is from the Everhart Museum in Scranton. On July 27th at 7pm in the Dietrich Theater, Ed McMullen, Curator of Collections at the Everhart Museum, will present a talk and a question and answer period on the subject of early American Folk Art and Americana. Admission is $5.00.

See or phone 836-1022 for times

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

I know this is supposed to be the movie column and the “Live At” is supposed to be about cultural. But, really, sometimes it all gets mixed up, and yesterday (which is Sunday, July 11, because I am writing this on Monday, July 12) was so exciting that I just can’t wait to tell you about it! You know, this is some town we live in! Yesterday people could go to a gorgeous art show at the Lizza Studio (the works of the inestimable Chris Ries and the stunning art of Vojen Colini) and then head down to the Dietrich for an afternoon of Chamber Music. In downtown T’town! How cool is that?” And many folks did exactly that – they went to the Lizza studios and then came to the theater.

We had hoped we’d get maybe fifty people? For such a high-brow event, that seemed like a reasonable number. Well, we had over one hundred fifty! To hear The Brandenburg Concerto! Who would have guessed it?

And this was so way cool – there was an actual totally gorgeous harpsichord on our stage! I stood in the back of the theater and looked at the crowd and then at the harpsichord (and the three violins, the cello, the oboe, the clarinet and the flute) and I flashed back to three years ago when we were standing in a freezing cold building trying to stretch material over the sound frames Bill Earnshaw had built for us. It was so cold that we were grateful every time we burned ourselves with the glue gun. At least it kept our blood circulating! And now here we were, standing in the back of the theater, looking at this absolutely beautiful harpsichord and listening to Bach. Ain’t that just the cat’s meow?

And speaking of cats (how’s that for a slick segue?)….”Garfield" will be coming to this theater sometime this summer - I promise. We have not been allowed to split-screen our films for the past few weeks, but by August I should have a spare week or two and we'll play catch-up. Honest.

"I, Robot" will open on Friday, the 16th. This is the Isaac Asimov sci-fi movie about robots who get a little too smart for their master's good. It stars the wonderfully charismatic Will Smith, and should be a good time for anyone who likes well written and thoughtful science fiction as well as those who like a good action flick. Now ladies, don't think we have forgotten you this summer. We'll be bringing in some chick flicks by Summer's end - truly we will. (After Garfield, of course.)

And Spidey will be with us for another two weeks, so come see the movie that’s breaking all box office records. And soon I hope to bring in “America’s Heart and Soul” and “Supersize Me” and “Day After Tomorrow” and some other fun stuff. And, of course, remember that we will be bringing in “The Village” at the end of the month and “Princess Diaries Two” in August.

So, that’s the latest from the Dietrich. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Our Maureen is selling raffle tickets (they help to underwrite our cultural stuff) at $5.00 apiece. The prize is a good one – at least we think it is. For taking a $5.00 chance you can win a one year pass to the movies for two! Now, that’s worth a couple of bucks, isn’t it? Sure it is. And that fiver helps to scholarship kids who wouldn’t be able to take such wonderful theater and art courses. So, you win either way. If you win win, you and a friend get to come to the movies free for a year. If you lose, you still win because you’ve helped a child grow in grace and character in the world of art. Which gains you a star or two in your heavenly crown!

So, you come see us now. The popcorn’s hot and the place is cool.

See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing

Spiderman 2

Fahrenheit 9/11-through July 15

I, Robot - opens July 16th

Coming Soon

The Village

Princess Diaries 2

Live at The Dietrich

Margie Young

Gathering of Singer Songwriters at the Dietrich Theater

For the third year in a row, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will host a Gathering of Singer Songwriters, an informal sharing and celebration, this year featuring KJ Wagner, Shawn Z, Tom Flannery, and Lorne Clarke on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5, children and students free. Call 996-1500 for information.

KJ Wagner, new to the Dietrich stage, is known to have a song for everyone. A gifted vocalist with captivating stage presence, she is one of the most “in demand” performers currently on the international Folk Festival circuit. Her incredibly upbeat attitude and extraordinarily positive energy combine to make every performance a delight. KJ is currently touring the U.S. to promote her new CD, Dreaming Inside Her Mind, an album which has received extensive international airplay and strong critical praise. KJ Wagner is also a veteran of several tours through the British Isles and has built up a loyal fan base in her “second home” in Scotland, where she maintains a secondary base of operations.

Also new to the Dietrich stage is Shawn Z who is known to fill the house with rock, country, folk music and humor. A veteran of every aspect of the music business, from radio DJ to record producer, to concert promoter, to touring artist, Shawn Z is returning to Northeast PA after more than 10 years on the road. His performances are renowned for his quick self-effacing wit and his songs have the unique ability to turn the everyday calamities of life into extraordinarily comic events. His seemingly bottomless bag of songs provides a soundtrack to life on the American road.

Tom Flannery is no stranger to the Dietrich, having performed in concert and having his plays presented. He is a native of northeastern PA and the descendent of Irish coal miners. A successful playwright, he is also one of the most prolific songwriters on the scene today. As he has demonstrated through the four original CD’s he has released to date, Flannery is blessed with, or perhaps cursed by, an inherent empathy for the downtrodden among us. His fearless approach to the issues of the day have made him a force to be reckoned with on today’s contemporary folk music circuit.

Lorne Clarke, the organizer of this concert who will also serve as host, has performed at festivals, clubs, theaters and house concerts across Canada and the U.S. for the last 25 years. Well known in Northeastern PA as the host of the Old Lynn Church Concerts, Clarke is a commanding presence on stage. Lorne is a remarkable songsmith, known for his ability to us wit and keen perception to paint colorful portraits of ordinary people with ordinary lives. His live shows are buoyed by his sharp sense of humor and his powerful baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill on guitar.

More than the Movies at the Dietrich Theater

The Gathering of Singer-Songwriters III

Thursday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

at the Dietrich Theater

Tickets: $5

This night of Folk, Bluegrass, and old-time Country music will feature the talents of singer-songwriters: Tom Flannery, K.J. Wagner, Shawn Z and Lorne Clarke!

Call 996-1500 for more details.

Tennessee HeartStrings Band: Blue Grass with Bo Jamison

Wednesday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m.

at the Dietrich Theater

Tickets: $5

Tennessee HeartStrings Band is a Nashville-based, all-woman Bluegrass group characterized by tight vocal harmonies, energetic stage performances, and a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional and original acoustic music. Join us for an evening of Tennessee Bluegrass and acoustic music with former Tunkhannock resident, Bo Jamison!

Call 996-1500 for details.

Ongoing Classes and New Class Sessions! Spaces still available! Register Now! 996-1500

Decorative Painting for Adults, ages 13 and up
Introduction to decorative painting. Try your hand at painting decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts.
Wednesdays through August, noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session plus cost of painting surface.
Instructor: Eileen Balboa

Digital Arts Camp
The week of July 26th through July 30th
Session 1: ages 12 and up - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: ages 9 through 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Claymation, robotics, and special effects
The week of July 26th through July 30th. Session 1: ages 12 and up - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 2: ages 9 through 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre

Drawing and Painting for Adults (13 and up)
Learn the basics of perspective, line, form, color, and value as students draw and paint from life. All levels of experience are welcome.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $40 for all four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Everhart Ancient Art Explorations
Tuesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27.Session 1: grades K -2 - 11:00 a.m.- noon.Session 2: grades 3 - 6 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Exlpore the art of ancient Greece and Rome, ancient Egypt, Cave Art, and Babylonian Art.
Tuesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27. Session 1: grades K -2 - 11:00 a.m.- noon. Session 2: grades 3 - 6 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructors: Everhart Museum Staff

Intergenerational Art Camp
Intergenerational mixed media- pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting. Fun for the entire family. Ages 6 and up welcome.
August 23rd through August 27th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults- $50 per week. Children - $25 per week.
Instructor: Amy Colley

Intergenerational Landscape Drawing and Painting
Join us for Intergenerational Landscape Drawing and Painting at Riverside Park. Ages 6 to adult are invited to experience drawing and painting landscapes as they see it. All materials provided.
Wednesdays, June 30 - July 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults - $10 per class Children - $5 per class
Instructor: Amy Colley

Pottery and Sculpture for Adults (13 and up) Evening Class
In these classes students will learn hand-building techniques using earthenware as they become familiar with the works of artists such as Rodin, Michelangelo, and Picasso. All levels of experience are welcome.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. June 28. July 5, 12, 19, 26. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $40 for all four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
Quilt in a fish bowl. Let us lure you into the joys of quilting with our fun project. Design one fish or create a tank full. Make a splash...Go fish!
Wednesdays June 16 through July28, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 per lesson
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler and Gloria Eastwood

Theater and Visual Arts Camp II
Theater and art activities centered around Native Americans
August 2nd - August 6th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Instructors: Michaela Moore and Amy Colley

Watercolor for Beginners, ages 13 and up
Introduction to watercolor. Watercolor method for those who have been afraid to try.; Includes pen/ink, watercolor, and acrylic washes. Projects will include greeting cards for practice plus a framable painting.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - noon, July 2, 9, August 6, 13.
$15 per lesson
Sarah Sidorek

Yoga for You
Accommodations will be made for beginners, experienced practitioners, and those with special needs. Ages 9 to adult.
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - June 30 to July 28.
Cost: Adults $10 per session, children free.
Presented by Melissa Russo.

Call 996-1500 for information or see for descriptions or pick up a brochure at the theater.