Visual Arts/Performing Arts

First Posted: 2/22/2012

Visual Arts/Performing Arts

Original paintings by Anita Ambrose, on display at Summit Frameworks, 111 N. Abington Rd., Clarks Green. Info: 587.0162.

“David Bender: A Show of sculptures and drawings,” at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton to March 29. Info: 207.1815, or visit

Building Your Arts Business, The Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with The University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center will sponsor this four-week workshop for artists on how to start an arts-related business. The class will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Feb. 28 at The University of Scranton. Topics covered will include financing, marketing and legal issues associated with owning a business. Cost: Free, but space is limited to 15 students and participants must be able to attend all four sessions. Info: 800.829.7232, email or visit

Catholic Choral Society 62nd season, rehearsals Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music and welcomes new members. No auditions required. Ann Manganiello is music director with Jean Shields as accompanist while Brenda Grunza and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse are co-presidents. Info: and 587.2753.

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.

Auditions: “All Shook Up,” an Elvis inspired musical, presented by The Music Box repertory Company at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. All men and women ages 14 & over are welcome to audition. Info: 283.2195

Women,” A Broadway musical based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Directed by assistant professor of performing arts Naomi Baker with musical direction by Ken McGraw. Performance dates are Feb. 17-19 and 24-26. Info: 1-800-WILKES-U, ext. 4420.

“Life On Mars – After School Players Theater Arts Show,” at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Join the After School Theatre Arts students for a live performance of the play “Life on Mars.” Written and produced by the students. Cost: $5. Info: 996.1500.

“Rock the Lumbar: All Tribute Band Concert” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Stone Elephant, Olyphant. Bands performing include Runaway, a Bon Jovi tribute band; Asiz, a Rush tribute band; Beautiful Day, a U2 Tribute; The Idol Kings, a Journey and John Melloncamp tribute; Blackout, a Scorpions tribute; and CA/CD a AC/DC tribute band. The show is a fundraiser for Sound for Scoliosis.

Once Upon a Mattress, Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general admission, $7 senior and student, free with Marywood student ID.

“A Shayna Maidel,” in the Phelps Student Center on the campus of Baptist Bible College and Seminary (BBC&S), Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 general admission, $7 alumni, senior citizens and non-BBC&S students, $3 student. Info: or call 570.586.2400.

“Footloose” presented by the Lakeland Curtain Club at Lakeland High School March 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and March 4 at 3 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children who are under 10-years of age.

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.

Arts, Crafts and More

Learn to read and sing Welsh, in preparation for the North American Festival of Wales to be held in Scranton, on Labor Day weekend 2012. Classes will take place the first and third Saturday of each month, 2 to 4 p.m. at the first Congregational Church, 500 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston. Cost: free. Info: email or call 905.9074.

“Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania,” local hiking author Jeff Mitchell showcase the splendor of the Pennsylvania during his lecture on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.

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

After School Fitness Program, Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., ages 10-14, at the Newton Recreational Center. Cost: $70 for six weeks. Info: 587.5791.

“Here’s Looking at You!” at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4 to 5 p.m. ages 5-12. Students will work in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture to create portraits both traditional and imaginative. Cost: Free. Info: 570.996.1500.

“Little People & Nature” Tuesdays and Wednesday, March 6-28 from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 2

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