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RiverStage, Strictly Ballet to present ‘A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker’

LEWISBURG — For dance enthusiasts, “The Nutcracker” is an anticipated holiday treat. For the second consecutive year, RiverStage Community Theatre will team up with Strictly Ballet to present “A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker.” The Christmas-themed ballet will be performed at 2 ...

‘Elf the Musical, JR.’ coming to Millbrook Playhouse

MILL HALL — Exten­ding summer stock not only into the fall but closer to the frosty winter, the Millbrook Playhouse offers “Elf the Musical, JR. ” as a holiday treat. The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble has 7 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday ...

Jaw-dropping ‘Dark Waters’ sees great Ruffalo performance

I wasn’t expecting to have the urge to double check my kitchen pans after watching this one. Movies like this are important, not just because of its exceptional quality, but also the grave relevance it has now. The aptly named “Dark Waters” is a cut above the rest, constructed with such ...

Powerful ‘Honey Boy’ should earn LaBeouf Oscar noms

If Shia LaBeouf went through even half the crap depicted in “Honey Boy,” it’s amazing he lived to tell the tale. Viewers may find it tough to process this skilled but brutal movie without knowing something about the young actor, who not only wrote the autobiographical script, but also ...

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra to host Holiday Concert at CAC

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street. The performance will see the WSO joined by the Williamsport Area High School choirs as well as this year’s Young Artist Competition winner. ...

Tom Woodruff returns to CTL cast for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

It’s been nearly four decades since Tom Woodruff appeared in a local production. During the Community Theatre League’s 1981-82 season, Woodruff was one of the lovable loonies in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” presented in the local community theater’s former home on Washington ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble staging ‘Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley’

BLOOMSBURG — Although “Christmas” is in the title, “Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley” may not be considered by some theatregoers as a traditional Christmas play. But for its 42nd season, the professional Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has selected this unofficial, seasonal sequel ...

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ coming to The Playhouse

BOILING SPRINGS — Anyone looking for some holiday magic should travel to the The Playhouse at Allenberry to discover a “Miracle on 34th Street.” With book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical” will be presented at The Playhouse, 1159 Boiling ...

Stacia Abernatha, Noe Socha teaming up for two shows

Local singer-songwriter Stacia Abernatha will be showcasing her signature blend of jazz, blues, folk and country at two special performances in December, at Franco’s Lounge & Music Club in Williamsport, and the Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks in Millheim. Abernatha is no stranger to the ...

‘The Irishman’ holds attention despite long runtime

With “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese strikes me as an old pro who specialized in violent gangsters and is now reevaluating his legacy. After a brief theatrical release in November, the director’s sprawling new movie is currently streaming on Netflix — which ponied up its $159 million ...

Fast and edgy ‘Knives Out’ features a stellar cast

If you’re going to script a successful whodunit, you’d better have a good solution — and you’d better stay one step ahead of the audience. With “Knives Out,” writer-director Rian Johnson has done this in spades — and on top of that, his film is funny too. Best of all: Even ...

Arlo Guthrie puts on great show at Community Arts Center

When last week’s Arlo Guthrie concert at the Community Arts Center started with a claymation video illustrating the events that place in “The Motorcycle Song,” fans in attendance suspected they were in for a fun and fairly unorthodox evening. They were right. The performance saw Guthrie ...

Aaron White provides much versatility to area’s theater scene

Few performers are as comfortable singing the lead in a Sondheim musical at a community theater as they are designing a set for a professional theater. But then again, few performers are as versatile as Aaron White. White grew up in the small town of Dalmatia in Northumberland ...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ is an emotional powerhouse

The cool thing about the new movie about Mr. Rogers is … it isn’t really about Mr. Rogers. And that would be just fine with him. In the amazing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Rogers acts as the voice of healing for a troubled writer penning a magazine piece on the beloved ...

‘Frozen 2’ doesn’t live up to its predecessor

After “Frozen” captured the hearts of young and old alike with its unforgettable songs and engaging story, it was near impossible to avoid a sequel. Not achieving the standards set by the first film, “Frozen 2” is a weaker entry of Disney films. When all is good in the magical land ...

Christmas Spectacular returning to CAC

Williamsport’s Community Arts Center is joining in the holiday cheer again this season, as the area’s premier concert venue will play host to the 13th Annual Skip Hunsinger Christmas Spectacular at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The event is free and open to all ages. In its 13th season, the Christmas ...

Victorian Christmas to include local florists, musicians, artisans

Victorian Christmas in Williamsport is celebrating its 21st year with its annual three-day event highlighting the unique architectural history of the city. This year’s theme is “Riding Through Time,” which will feature and showcase transportation in Victorian Williamsport. Victorian ...

West Branch Chorale celebrating 50th anniversary this season

The West Branch Chorale is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year. The local singing group has been a mainstay in the community for decades, due to its committed members and their love for singing. “The West Branch Chorale has been a dedicated group of people that love to sing. ...