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UMC’s Summer Music Festival helps develop young musicians

Few things make for a nicer summer outing than an afternoon chock-full of music, food, raffles and family fun. Next week, all of these will be merging in the city for the 18th year in a row, as the annual Uptown Music Collective Summer Music Festival is set to take place on July 28, at the ...

Community Theatre League auditions get underway next week

Those in the community who have been bitten by the acting bug won’t have to wait much longer to get on stage and show what they can do. The Community Theatre League has announced audition dates for its upcoming 2018-19 season. With an ambitious, 19-show lineup ahead of it, the organization ...

HG Radio Festival continues this week in Wellsboro with ‘Nick Danger’

WELLSBORO — In the episode of the “Adventures of Nick Danger, 3rd Eye” entitled “How to be in Two Places at the Same Time,” the wacky detective tries to survive an old flame and multiple flashbacks in search of a killer. This is just one of the radio parodies and silliness that will ...

Big laughs coming to Williamsport this July

Need a good laugh? The Comedy Shop will be bringing touring comedian Charlie Vergos to the city for an 8 p.m. show at Morrone’s Pub, 200 E Fourth St., on July 31. Other comedians performing include Zack Hammond, Dan Hoppel, and Eddie Kiersnowski. Vergos, who is a regular on the comedy ...

Director Albert Nacinovich continues legacy of historic Repasz Band

Williamsport’s own internationally-acclaimed and historic Repasz Band continues to entertain and educate audiences throughout central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1831, as the Williamsport Band and renamed in the 1850s after their director, Daniel Repasz, the Repasz Band and has been in ...

‘James and the Giant Peach’ comes to Wellsboro stage next week

WELLSBORO — Hamilton-Gibson Productions is bringing “James and the Giant Peach” to its stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on July 27- 28 and August 3-4. There will also be a 2:30 p.m. showing on July 29. The story is ...

‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ brings silly fun

The climax was a dance-off. Enough said. As shown by its title, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” follows the same ludicrous tone as the disco showdown. Although this is by far the wackiest of the franchise, it was hard not to have a good time. Tired of tending to others at his ...

Millbrook’s farcical ‘Footlight Frenzy’ keeps audiences howling

MILL HALL — If the inept acting troupe in “Footlight Frenzy” sends out a S.O.S., it means “Save Our School.” But when Millbrook Pl­ayhouse, 258 Country Club Lane, sends one out to this production, its S.O.S. means “Simply Overly Silly.” But don’t moan, this is one of this ...

Penn State Centre Stage announces upcoming season

UNIVERSITY PARK — Shaking up its format just a bit, Penn State Centre Stage’s 2018-19 season will feature four fully-realized productions and four smaller-scaled shows. Serving as the professional arm of Penn State’s School of Theatre, Centre Stage is the school’s the training program ...

Penn Central Wind Band to play silver anniversary concert

LEWISBURG — The Penn Central Wind Band, under the direction of Bucknell Professor of Music William Kenny, will celebrate its silver anniversary season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, in Bucknell’s Weis Center for the Performing Arts. “The music we’ll be performing ...

WSO sets dates for auditions

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will be hosting auditions for bass trombone, section violin, section viola and cello on Saturday, Sept. 8, by appointment. Those wishing to schedule an audition are asked email a current resume to director of operations Hind Jabbour, at ...

Laura Osnes comes to Community Theatre League this weekend

For many actors, doing a show on Broadway would be the ultimate accomplishment. The bright lights, remarkable sets and enormous crowds of “The Great White Way” regularly flood the daydreams of thespians young and old. Though very few will ever get to experience the thrill of performing on ...

Lycoming Arts brings ‘street piano’ to Williamsport

By NICK SEITZER nseitzer@sungazette.com If you’re roaming the streets of downtown Williamsport this summer, don’t be alarmed if you suddenly hear an outburst of piano music flooding through the air. The notes will likely be coming from the keys on the city’s first “street piano,” ...

Local artist uses watercolor to bring smiles to area residents

Though he has considered himself and artist for over 25 years, Paul Clacher only developed his love for painting with watercolors about five years ago. That’s when a friend of his surprised him with a pack of watercolor paints as a gift, even though Clacher had only been doing pencil sketches ...

Lycoming College senior brings Dominican flavor to First Friday art exhibit

When Lycoming Co­llege senior Schai Bilger traveled to the Dominican Republic last May to teach students in local, private and international schools, she figured she would be leaving her impact on the locals. As it turned out, they left a significant impact on her, too. The sense of community ...

Rapper Rob Jeezz plans on shooting music video in Williamsport

When Rob Wilson moved away from Williamsport several years ago, he set out to pursue his musical career on the western side of the state and has been doing so ever since. Now the rapper, who lives in Pittsburgh and goes by the stage name Rob Jeezz, will be returning to the city to film a music ...

Taste Full Event in Forksville promises entertaining day

Forksville — Music on the outdoor stage at the 13th annual Taste Full Event will keep you entertained. The event is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 28 at the fairgrounds in Forksville, and promises a day full of fun. This year the Infinity Band will treat you to a day filled with rhythm ...

HG Radio Festival continues this week with ‘Radio HaHa’

WELLSBORO — At 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Hamilton-Gibson’s Tune in to HG Radio Festival will continue with “Radio HaHa — An evening of vaudeville and situation comedy” in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue. Featured both nights will be three new radio plays, including ...

Millbrook’s ‘Sister Act’ brings big fun to stage

MILL HALL — No doubt about it! Millbrook Playhouse is really “acting up” this summer. Acting up brings Marc de la Concha’s “Act of God” as the Cabaret’s final show, and also includes the current Main Stage production of “Sister Act.” The second Main Stage musical of the ...

Arthaus Projects exhibition draws in out-of-towners

Last week during Williamsport’s First Friday event, Arthaus Projects debuted “Techne: A Juried Exhibition Examining Art and Science.” The exhibition, which saw 127 entries come in from 61 different artists was well-recieved by the local community, and also helped bring some out-of-towners ...