Visual Arts/Performing Arts

First Posted: 4/4/2012

Visual Arts/Performing Arts

PEPS Art Show and Sale, The Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society (PEPS) will host an art show at the Glenburn Township Building located at 54 Waterford Road, Dalton from April through June. The show will benefit Physical Activity Intervention – Surviving Beyond Cancer (PAISBC). This organization was founded by former Olympian and Waverly resident Abby Peck. A “meet the artists” opening reception will be held at the Township April 15 from 3 – 5 p.m. with Abby Peck as guest speaker. Info: 954-1489

Art exhibit in Lock Haven University’s Sloan Fine Arts Gallery, featuring South Abington Township resident Ricky McKnight, a freshman Studio Arts: Graphic Online Design major. The works will be on display until April 20.

Singers sought, Wally Gordon Community Singers, Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. No auditions required. Info: Loriann Valentine Kerber, 586.2595; Judi Jones, 587.5365; Dale Thomas, 575.4708.

Annual Keystone College Senior Exhibition, April 6 – 28 at Artworks Gallery in Scranton from 6 – 9 p.m. Graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, blown glass, and book arts will all be on display. Opening reception will be catered by Keystone College Chef’s Table Restaurant. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Valley View High School’s 30th Anniversary performance of Fiddler on the Roof, April 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and 15 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Cost: $10, adults and $8, students and are available in two weeks in advance by calling the high school 570.876.4110 or at the door.

Musical Comedy “All Shook Up,” inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, April 13 through 29, at The Music Box, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Tickets are on sale for dinner and show or show only. Tickets/Info: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.

Casting Call, Azzarelli Family Productions is holding open casting calls for the upcoming play “A Walk Through the Past” at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., April 14 and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. and by appointments. Info: contact Margo at 346.6179 or

“Love Songs, a Concert in Memory of Joan Sylvester”, at The University of Scranton Houlihan-McLean Center April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Features guest artist Wycliffe Gordon and The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Info: 941.7624.

The 2012 In Concert, presented by the Scranton Civic Ballet Company, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Mellow Theatre at Lackawanna College. This year’s performance will showcase new and exciting choreography paired with live music by the Wargo-Steveskey Flute and Guitar Duo and the Doug Smith Orchestra. Cost: $14. Tickets/Info: 343.0115.

The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Special Gala Performance, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Amato Auditorium of the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. Six high school musical theater performers compete for three scholarships to attend this year’s PAI summer program. Tickets: $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults and $25 for the pre-performance reception and performance. Info: 270.2186.

Literary Arts

Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.

The Lackawanna Historical Society Welcomes Author Robert F. Harris, at the LHS headquarters April 29 at 2 p.m. Harris will discuss his latest book, The Last Dispatch Rider, which relates the story of 14 year old Thomas D. Collins who fakes his age in order to serve as a Union soldier during the Civil War. Info: 344-3841.

Arts, Crafts and More

Women’s Fitness Class, Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Newton Recreational Center, Cost: $12. Info: 587.5791.

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