Calendar of Events: January 2018

marywoodWinter Concert at Marywood:

Marywood University will host the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra winter concert on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The performance will be conducted by Rick Hoffenberg, D.M.A., associate professor of choral conducting at Marywood University, and it will feature Greg Hulse, lecturer in the music, theatre, and dance department and alumnus of Marywood University.

Mr. Hulse will be the featured soloist in Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto. The program will also feature three other orchestral pieces composed during World War II: two movements from Khachaturian’s ballet Gayane, Martinu’s Memorial to Lidice, and Copland’s popular ballet Rodeo.

For additional information, email Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, at, or call the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6268.

Little MermaidCrimson Company to Present “The Little Mermaid”

Dunmore High School Crimson Company will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid for two weekends in March at the High School Auditorium, 300 West Warren Street. Tickets will be $12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children under five.

Performances will be on March 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 with curtain at 7 p.m. each evening and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.

Disenchanted: A New Musical Comedy

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre will present Disenchanted: A New Musical Comedy Jan. 12 to 21 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Tickets are $12 and available by reservation at (570) 457-3589. Lee LaChette is director.

The show features 10 fairy princesses telling their tale after the Happily Ever After. Cinderella is obsessed with weight; Sleeping Beauty with narcolepsy; Snow White is demanding, and Mulan is a lesbian. Parental discretion is advised as there is adult humor and some language. The company is celebrating its 10th year in the 2018 as well as a new grand opening in March.

LCRA ShiverFest

Calendar of Events - River FestOn Saturday, January 13, 2018, only the toughest of the toughest will paddle the river and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River. A day of exercise and fun, ShiverFest draws the community outdoors during the cold winter to celebrate the valley and the river that runs through it.

This “Extreme Kayak & Canoe Race” will travel approximately 2.7 miles of the Lackawanna River in Scranton from Parker Street Landing to Sweeney’s Beach. Paddlers who are willing to brave the winter on the River should have their own vessel and wet-suit. Launch is High Noon. Entry fee is $30 per person & includes the “Thaw Party”.

The Race will be followed by a “Thaw Party” at the Backyard Ale House from 1 to 4 p.m. The paddlers, revelers and the general public are invited to join in! Entry to the “Thaw Party” is $20 per person & includes food, beverages, music and education.

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