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Hamilton-Gibson to hold free improv workshop

WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions will host a free, one-week workshop in which participants will learn key elements of improvisational comedy.Participants will meet nightly at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. Each evening, the group will ...

Theater review: ‘Charlotte’s Web,’ at The Courtyard Theater

SELINSGROVE - Although small, this spider is mighty and enterprising in spinning "Charlotte's Web."Custom Taylored Productions' current attraction is "Charlotte's Web," with 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. finale on Sunday at the Courtyard Theater, 1 Susquehanna Valley Mall ...

Freakwater to perform at Elk Creek Cafe

MILHEIM - American alternative country band Freakwater will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks, 100 W. Main St., in support of their first album in 10 years, "Scheherazade."In 2014, Janet Bean and Catherin Irwin, along with longtime collaborator Jim Elkington, convened for ...

Honoring the past

Williamsport's Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., once a center of manufacturing rubber goods in the late 1800s and the world's largest pajama company throughout the 1950s, now stands as the home of a vibrant community of artists. From painters to poets, the Pajama Factory regularly hums with ...

Gift, Troutman and Gift to perform at Lock Haven’s Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN - Gift, Troutman and Gift will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Triangle Park, as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.Gift, Troutman and Gift began their 30th season in 2016. The group has years of professional experience and performs music from a wide variety of genres. Their ...

Williamsport native cast in Tyler Perry drama

Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumna, '98, and Williamsport native Trisha Rae Stahl has been cast in Tyler Perry's latest drama, "Too Close to Home," as a series regular.Stahl will be working with TLC and Tyler Perry Studios on production of the new series at Tyler Perry Studios in ...

Converge Gallery to host exhibit by Montoursville artist

Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., will present the work of local artist and comedian Curt Miller in his upcoming exhibition, "You're Messin' With The Wrong Guy." The exhibit will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m. July 22 and will run through Aug. 27.Miller chose to examine the average ...

Music teachers association to hold annual concert

STATE COLLEGE - The Central PA Music Teachers Association and Penn State School of Music will present their annual Family Concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Penn State's Esber Recital Hall in Music Building I.This year the performers featured will be pianists Cecilia Dunoyer and Kristin Stephenson, ...

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to host annual summer family show

BLOOMSBURG - The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St., will hold its annual summer family show from July 22 through Aug. 3, with a 1 and 7 p.m. preview July 21. This year's show, "Birthday Showdown at Penguin Pete's Pizza Emporium," about a girl who takes over Penguin Pete's Pizza ...

Hickory Project homecoming concert rescheduled

WELLSBORO - The Hickory Project Homecoming Concert originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts is being rescheduled to a later date.A family emergency involving several of the band members led to the need to reschedule the show."Anyone who has bought ...

On new CD, Cheyenne Jackson says ‘This is who I truly am’

NEW YORK - Cheyenne Jackson would like to get something off his chest: He's proudly old-fashioned when it comes to music.The Broadway star, whose credits include "All Shook Up" and "Finian's Rainbow," has recorded cast albums and his own pop records, but his heart is in the classics - less ...

Marcus King Band to perform at Rusty Rail Live

MIFFLINBURG - Music prodigy The Marcus King Band will take the Rusty Rail Live stage at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St.Front man Marcus King, at only 19 years old, commands the stage with his sweet and surly sound, giving audiences a taste of rock, blues, ...

A ‘bromance’ unlike any other

LEWISBURG - Contemporary circuses exploded onto the world performing arts stage in the later part of the 20th century, with Cirque du Soleil at the helm. What set the nouveau cirque genre apart from traditional circuses was that its performances almost completely lacked animal acts, instead ...

Theater review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’

MILL HALL - Transforming a vastly popular animated film into a stage version is always an ambitious undertaking - and for a small professional theater to successfully recreate this version, if not an impossible task, sounds almost like swimming in murky waters.But Millbrook Playhouse artistic ...

Movie review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

One factor elevates "The Secret Life of Pets" above other family fare: It's consistently hilarious.Sure, plenty of kids' films are funny; Pixar in particular has often done well with this. But most are simply trying too hard. For all their whimsy and creativity, very few make you laugh out ...

Ghost Light Radio Show to perform as part of Lock Haven concert series

LOCK HAVEN - Ghost Light Radio Show will perform on the floating stage at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater, as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.Ghost Light Radio Show is based in Lancaster and consists of Andy Homsher on bass and vocals, Ben Pierson on guitar and ...

Rehearsals to begin for Milton Harvest Festival concert

MILTON - The first rehearsal for the 40th annual Milton Harvest Festival Pops Concert will be held at 7 p.m. July 25 in the multi-purpose room at the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road. Rehearsals will be held from 7-9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday.There are no auditions or attendance ...

Aubrey Plaza, rising: A Hollywood dreamer with a biting wit

LOS ANGELES - In Hollywood, it's rare for an actor to be 30 minutes early for an interview. It's even rarer for them to arrive unaccompanied. But on a recent sunny afternoon, Aubrey Plaza was both.She walked into Little Dom's, a cozy Italian restaurant in LA's trendy Los Feliz district, looking ...

Endless Mountains Music Festival prepares for 11th year

WELLSBORO - The 11th Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival, to be held from July 22 to Aug. 6 at various locations including Wellsboro, Towanda, Galeton and Corning and Elmira, New York, is not like any other.For 16 days, high-energy music for every taste will be offered at 10 different ...

‘NT Live’ to return to Towanda-area theaters

TOWANDA - London's National Theatre's worldwide broadcast phenomenon, "NT Live," will return to Bradford Regional Arts Council theater screens with an encore presentation of its most popular shows to date."NT Live" is London's groundbreaking project with its National Theatre, to bring the best ...