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CTL to present musical comedy ‘The Addams Family’

The Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., will present the musical “The Addams Family,” beginning its run the weekend of Oct. 28. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man ...

The 3 stars of ‘Moonlight’ share a role and a breakthrough

NEW YORK — The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight’ are sitting around a table, examining each other’s eyes. Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert, 12, play the same character across three distant chapters in his life, growing up black, gay and confused ...

Bloomsburg to host BOO!burg festivities

BLOOMSBURG — Part of Bloomsburg will transform into BOO!burg starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at various locations in downtown Bloomsburg. AGAPE, the Bloomsburg YMCA, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, the Children’s Museum and The Exchange will participate, with help from other organizations. The ...

Having a (masquerade) ball

It’s the perfect time of year for masks and costumes, and in the spirit of the season, Williamsport native Carey Chisolm has prepared a masquerade for the city. The Masquerade Ball, set for 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., promises to be an eventful night ...

Plenty of chances for a Halloween tradition

Anyone hankering for a Halloween treat should consider the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Although far more funny than scary, “Rocky Horror” moves front and center on two stages this weekend. In addition, if horror looks more appealing on a flat screen rather than in person, FOX is ...

Hamilton-Gibson to present ‘Sleepy Hollow’ radio drama

WELLSBORO — Hamilton-Gibson will present “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” a Halloween radio drama, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 29 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave. In October of 2010, Tony “Sparx” Palermo wrote this imaginative adaptation of ...

50 years of opening nights

Even after many years, some things never get old - including opening night for a new season of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. This year, that night has special significance, as the orchestra begins a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary. "50 and Counting" is set for 7:30 p.m. ...

Uptown Music Collective announces 2016-17 performance schedule

Another year has arrived at the Uptown Music Collective, 144 W. Third St., and with that another exciting performance season on the horizon.Over the years the school's performance program has become the public face of the non-profit school of music, demonstrating the success of its high-quality ...

James Library to host spooky storytime for adults

James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host storyteller Alan Irvine to the library for an evening of chilling tales of ghosts, spirits and the restless dead at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.Irvine's program, "Chilling Tales," features dark tales of revenge and loss and is not for the faint of ...

Movie review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

Tate Taylor's cinematic resume actually boasts more entries for acting than for direction, so it's not surprising that the director is gaining a reputation for strong casts.In "The Help" (2011), he oversaw sensational work from Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Bryce ...

Good things come in threes

The third time is a charm - that's what organizers of the third and latest installment of Pajama Jam, Pajama Jam III, have in mind as they finalize preparations for their latest event.Introduced to the community in March 2015 at its namesake, The Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Pajama Jam is a ...

HypnoHype coming to Community Arts Center

Do you want to be hypnotized? Or just watch others be hypnotized while laughing at their expense? Then don't miss HypnoHype at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.Fast-paced and action-packed, HypnoHype is a high-energy, comedy hypnosis show starring master ...

Movie review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Though not to be confused with D.W. Griffith's blatantly racist pro-KKK achievement of the same name, Nate Parker's passionate and unflinching "The Birth of a Nation," about Nat Turner's failed 48-hour slave rebellion, plays in direct opposition to its views, without distinction of its ...

Weis Center to present two versions of opera ‘Proserpina’

LEWISBURG - The story of Proserpina will be retold through two different operatic settings, "Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive.The first operatic setting, with text by Goethe and music by Karl v. Seckendorff, originated ...

Theater review: ‘Be More Chill,’ by Penn State Centre Stage

UNIVERSITY PARK - A tip from your friendly neighbor pharmacist: "Beware before swallowing any little grey pills made in Japan."The pill is actually "The Squip," which, when taken with a sip of Mountain Dew, creates strange happenings in "Be More Chill," the musical which kicks off Penn State ...

Country artist Jason Eady to perform at Rusty Rail Live series

MIFFLINBURG - Jason Eady will take the Rusty Rail Live stage at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., 5 N. Eighth St., with his original country sound.Eady, a U.S. Air Force veteran, weaves together die-hard country songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. His album ...

Mansfield University to present annual fall choral concert

MANSFIELD - The Mansfield University Music Department will present its annual fall choral collage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Steadman Theatre.The concert is free and open to the public.The program, produced and conducted by Peggy Dettwiler, director of choral activities, will feature the Mansfield ...