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BTE, Bloomsburg Players team up for ‘Remembered’ this weekend

BLOOMSBURG — In an unprecedented change of venue, the acclaimed Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is moving outdoors. After the opener of its 42nd season, BTE will now move from the Alvina Krause Theatre to the cemetery at 1 East First Street to present “Remembered: A Play Inspired by the Old ...

Despite weak script, ‘Gemini Man’ holds your attention

When the credits rolled on “Gemini Man” and I saw the name Ang Lee, something clicked. Lee is the two-time Oscar-winner who directed “Sense and Sensibility,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi.” His latest, a routine sci-fi actioner starring Will Smith, has a weak script, ...

LATW bringing ‘Seven’ to Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG — Although documentaries are most often associated with the medium of film, “Seven” is billed as a “riveting documentary” — but is a play. L.A. Theatre Works presents “Seven” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hall in the Kenneth S. Gross ...

‘Halloween Brass Spooktacular’ returning to CAC

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the conception of Billtown Brass is a testament to how serendipitously the needs of a community can align with the efforts of dedicated professionals in the arts. According to Billtown Brass conductor, Rick Coulter, the group was formed out ...

‘She Kills Monsters’ playing at Penn State Centre Stage

UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite its title, “She Kills Monsters” is really not that foreboding. It’s really a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. The show opened Oct. 8 and will continue to run through Oct. 17 at PSU’s on-campus Playhouse Theatre. Following the ...

Joaquin Phoenix is incredibly brilliant in ‘Joker’

What they used to say about Hamlet can now be said about Joaquin Phoenix: there’s a method in his madness. Darkly riveting from start to finish, “Joker” diverges from the typical comic-book film and provides a pensive, character study showing one’s descent into madness of becoming the ...

WSO to open season with ‘From Mozart to Wagner and Strauss’

For centuries, Germany has remained at the forefront of Classical music by churning out some of the world’s most renowned composers, producers and performers. To kick off its 2019-20 season, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will put on a show that celebrates Germany’s many musical ...

Muncy artist’s Bald Eagle Mountain paintings on display in Herdic Lounge

Local artist Nella Godbey Storm will grace the walls of the Herdic Lounge with new works in oil, through the entire month of October at the Peter Herdic House Restaurant, 407 West Fourth St. Storm’s show is her attempt to capture Bald Eagle Mountain in its majestic form high above Clinton ...

‘The Graphite Gang’ returns for fourth show at Factory Works Gallery

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory will present the fourth iteration of “The Graphite Gang” from Friday through Oct. 24. An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, with an additional reception from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. “The Graphite Gang” started in the ...

‘The Book of Mormon’ coming to Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — “The Book of Mormon” has 7:30 p.m. performances on Oct. 8-12, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Oct. 12-13, at Penn State University’s Eisenhower Auditorium. Still playing to sell-out crowds on Broadway, the nine-time Tony Award winner brings its unique musical comedy to ...

‘Downton Abbey’ movie will please longtime fans of show

Having enjoyed several episodes of “Downton Abbey” on TV, I’ve got some theories about why the six-season series was so popular: Our ongoing fascination with Britain’s upper-class was augmented by a well-informed servants’ perspective — together with meticulous period detail; ...

Hershey Area Playhouse to present ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

HERSHEY — Few, if any, musicals have dozens of possible different endings — but “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” does! Maybe only Charles Dickens could write such a story built around an unknown villain committing a dastardly deed causing the disappearance and mysterious death of the ...

‘The Private Eye’ offers surreal blend of mystery, science fiction

“Look, once upon a time, people stored all their deepest, darkest secrets in something called ‘the cloud,’ remember? Well, one day the cloud burst.” Thus sets into motion the ominous tone for Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente’s riveting digital and hardcover ...

Bucknell exhibition explores mid-1970s punk movement

LEWISBURG — When punk first exploded as a counter-cultural movement in the mid-1970s, the music was loud, fast, angry, raw, often amateurish, and seemed virtually indigestible. The attitude was irreverent, uncompromising and confrontational. The fashions were outlandish and shocking — at ...

Amy Straub has taken on roles with many different area theater companies

LEWISBURG — It may be somewhat commonplace for an actor to increase casting opportunities by beginning to vocalize, thereby displaying a certain versatility and some musical theater ability. It is, however, relatively rare for a vocalist or musician to switch gears, and seek out acting roles ...

‘Ad Astra’ doesn’t live up to the hype

“Ad Astra” isn’t nearly as good as I thought it would be. Heavily hyped on social media for the past several weeks, the new space opera starring Brad Pitt is handsome, interesting and well acted; but it’s hampered by a somewhat slow pace — and pretty much ruined by a disappointing ...