Musical Sequel to Benefit Holy Family Residence

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Cast members of ‘Nunsense II” include John Baldino, left, and Rob Misko as Reverend Mother.

The residents of Holy Family Residence in Scranton will benefit again this year from a professional musical production. Last year’s production of “Nunsense” was such a huge success for Holy Family Residence, the Little Sisters of the Poor are bringing the sequel, “Nunsense II” to their home in Scranton.

Our Cabaret Productions will present Dan Goggin’s off-Broadway smash hit musical comedy, “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Residence in Scranton.

“We are so pleased to welcome back the cast and crew of Our Cabaret Productions to our home, “said Mrs. Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence. “Our Cabaret’s production of ‘Nunsense’ last summer brought us so much joy seeing the happiness in our guests’ faces as they exited our auditorium following the show. The show also served a wonderful fundraiser for our residents. We are truly looking forward to hosting Our Cabaret again this August and seeing just what the Little Sisters of Hoboken have planned at their special thank-you show.”

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Sarah Wagner will play the role of Sr. Mary Leo; Christine McGeachie as Sr. Mary Paul (Amnesia), and Taylor Patullo as Sr. Mary Robert Anne.

This event is a collaboration of two “Nunsense” veterans, Rob Misko and John Baldino, who have been involved in productions of the show for over two decades. Baldino produces and Misko directs. No production team in Northeastern Pennsylvania has more experience with the “Nunsense” franchise, and Our Cabaret Productions is the only professional production company in the region to mount this acclaimed musical comedy.

“What really makes this show work is that it’s real,” says Misko. “Presenting the Sisters as real people, and not campy caricatures is the essence of the show. John and I understand the humor of the nun because we know so many Religious Sisters so well. We were both taught by nuns.”

“I have a tremendous respect and love for religious Sisters,” adds Baldino. “I’ve worked with Sisters my entire adult life, and that’s what makes me love the ‘Nunsense’ shows. Working with Robby (Misko) makes it even better as we have the same vision for the show, and are true to Dan Goggin’s original intention.”

“Nunsense II” takes place one year after the Sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a thank-you show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they’re a bit slicker, having been “bitten by the theater bug.” The show stars Misko as Reverend Mother and Baldino as Sr. Mary Hubert. Completing the cast are Sarah Wagner as Sr. Mary Leo, Christine McGeachie as Sr. Mary Paul (Amnesia), and Taylor Patullo as Sr. Mary Robert Anne.

Tickets for the show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and available at ourcabaret.com, or by calling the 24/7 toll-free box office at 1-800-838-3006. Seating is limited, so advance tickets are highly recommended.

“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” is produced by Our Cabaret Productions through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, New York, NY. All net proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor.

 

 

Calendar of Events: July 2017

Dunmore Summer Festival:

The Sherwood Youth Association will host the fifth annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park on August 17, 18 and 19. The event will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18, and from 4-11 p.m. on Saturday, August 15.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Take 3, the Luongo Brothers — featuring Nick, Pat and Alan from The Poets — and Fabulous Fortunes.

Italian Festival:

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment: Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Lackawanna County Swimming Areas:

The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks have officially opened and all of the locations are staffed with lifeguards.  The swimming areas are open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:  McDade Pool, Scranton; Aylesworth Lake, Archbald; Meli-Sarnoski Lake, Carbondale, and Covington Lake, Covington Township, off Route 307. The pool and lakes will remain open through mid-August. For additional information, contact the County’s Parks & Recreation Office at 570-963-6764.

Wine in the Woods:

Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Wine in the Woods event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the company’s picnic grounds, off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Lite fare will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be provided by Dashboard Mary. Admission is $15 in advance; $20 on event day. A designated driver admission is $5. All attendees must be 21 years old. For information or tickets, call 570-468-4635.

St. Eulalia’s Church Picnic:

St. Eulalia’s Church Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20, 21 and 22, at the church grounds, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township.  Grounds open Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. There will be nightly entertainment, as well as a basket raffle, bake sale, children’s games, bingo, Grandma’s Attic, and heavenly food. Parking is free.

St. Ann’s Novena:

The Annual Solemn Novena to Saint Ann being held from July 17-26 at Saint Ann’s Monastery in Scranton, will be broadcast on CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton, Monday through Friday at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.; on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 23 at 5 p.m. The Closing Ceremony being held on Wednesday evening, July 26, will air on CTV on Thursday, July 27 at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Annual Dream Game Set for July 19th

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The Lions Club 83rd Annual Dream Game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Valley View John F. Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Six Dunmore Bucks have been selected to play on this year’s City Team: Kyle Lasher, Nicholas Lawler, Joe Galenas, Colin Holmes, Michael Dougherty and George Cole.

Bailey Simrell of Holy Cross will also play on this year’s City Team.

Diocese of Scranton to Host Annual Vocations Golf Classic

Golf-Ball-on-TeeThe Diocese of Scranton will host the eighth annual Vocations Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 10, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, to support the St. John Vianney Endowment, which helps foster vocations to the Diocesan priesthood and support seminarians in formation. St. John Vianney is the patron of parish priests.

The captain and crew tournament begins with lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. A reception and awards dinner follows play. To donate or register online, visit www.DioceseofScranton.org and click the “Giving” tab – Vocations Golf; or call the Diocesan Development Office at 570-207-2250.

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera is honorary chair and will be golfing in the captain and crew tournament on the 27-hole course. The day begins with lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon and reception and awards dinner immediately following play. Rev. Donald J. Williams, diocesan director of vocations and director of seminarians, is event chair.

“I am grateful for the faithful parishioners and friends throughout the 11 counties of the Diocese of Scranton who continue to attend and support this annual event which raises needed funds to foster vocations and assist future priests on their journey to serve our local Church,” said Bishop Bambera.

“As a Diocese, we are blessed with good men in seminarian formation today,” said Rev. Williams. “With the support of our priests, religious and parishioners, we’re identifying a significant number of potential candidates who may one day be of service to the Diocese.”

“I join with our Bishop and the golf committee in urging everyone to consider making a donation honoring a friend or loved one,” the vocations director added. “All gifts in support of our seminarians are appreciated. The tournament provides an opportunity for golfers, sponsors and seminarians to meet informally and enjoy a relaxing day outdoors.”

Donations of any amount are welcome. Hole sponsorships are $100. Golfer packages are $250 and include cart and green fees, lunch, dinner and reception. Donations may be made by texting 51-555 and typing Priest. Information is available by calling the Diocesan development office at 570-207-2250 or on-line at DioceseofScranton.org (Giving tab).

Diocesan Golf Committee 2017

Committee members planning the event in conjunction with the Diocesan Office of Development are, seated from left: Marilouise Agnone Ruane, Director of Stewardship, co-chair; Msgr. Donald McAndrews; Rev. Donald Williams, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, chair; and Msgr. David Bohr, Secretary for Clergy Formation. Standing: Christopher DiMattio, Tom Considine, Dominic Rinaldi, Rev. Jeffrey Walsh, Rev.d David Cappelloni, Michael P. Brown and Jim Bebla, Secretary for Development.

The committee also includes: John Callahan, Karen Clifford, Reverend Joseph Evanko, Deacon Frank Hine, Michele Long, Scott Lynett, Thomas Medico, Attorney Joseph O’Brien, Kathy Oven, Frank Orlando, and Mark Soprano.