The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new fundraising initiative in collaboration with Posture Interactive. Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show will be live-streamed on March 11 at 7 p.m. and is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts.
“A top notch variety show with lighthearted, family-friendly entertainment is just the dose of optimism we can all use right now,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director. “The concept was conceived by the SCC staff, is professionally produced by Posture Interactive, and will showcase the talents of local performers and artists.”
The hour-long production will feature performances from the Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, New Vintage Ensemble, Newave Studios, Flashmilk Productions, Michele Conaboy McGrath, Stephen Murphy, Erin Malloy and Friends, Mike Miz, Roy Williams, Mariah Hawley and the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program.
Chris Bohinski, of WBRE’s PA Live!, and Camille Reinecke of Dunmore, SCC Youth Theatre Program Director, will serve as the evening’s emcees.
While the production aims to shine a spotlight on local talent, it also hopes to support local businesses.
“Throughout the evening, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, as well as other prizes, will be raffled off to event attendees,” explains Peterson. “The event will not only support the SCC, but will do its best to build up our community. It’s a win, win!”
Audience members will have a chance to virtually mix and mingle with each other during a pre-show Happy Hour sponsored by PNC Bank and hosted by the SCC’s Board President, John Murray, along with Celebrity Bartender, Conor McGuigan.
Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts. The pre-show Happy Hour is sponsored by PNC Bank. Additional sponsors include Geisinger, Truist Bank, WBRE/WYOU, Lamar Advertising, Fidelity Bank, Century Dental Associates, FNCB Bank, Honesdale National Bank, NET Credit Union, Fellerman and Ciarimboli, and Entercom Pennsylvania.
Tickets are $25 for general viewership and $60 for patron viewership, which includes admission to the pre-show Happy Hour at 6 p.m. as well as additional entries into the evening’s free giveaways. They are available for purchase at ScrantonBrightSide.com.