Actors Circle to Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner”


Actors Circle presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. directed by Bob Spalletta with Katie VonBergen is stage manager, at Providence Playhouse.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, and $8 student. For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to  Visit Actors Circle’s Facebook page, or website.  All reservations are held 10 minutes to show time.

Cast members are, seated: Bruce Jordan.

Standing from left: Lisa Marie Chokola, Christopher Alu, Amanda Van Buskirk, Cathy Rist Strauch, Lorrie Loughney, Ashley A. Michaels, Kaylah Hodgins, Jane Foy, Dominick Azzarelli, Jeff Ginsberg, Darla Germeroth and Justin O’Hearn.

Not pictured: Eric Lutz, David Hunisch, Linda C. Griffiths and Liz Stanton.



Bernie Williams to Headline Scranton’s Annual Jazz Festival

Bernie_Williams_1Former New York Yankee great Bernie Williams with The Bernie Williams Collective, along with NEA jazz master Delfeayo Marsalis of the legendary Marsalis family, and the multi-Grammy nominated band Special EFX will headline the 14th annual Scranton Jazz Festival.

The annual event is set for August 3, 4,and 5, at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues.

Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are on sale at all Gallery of Sound locations, through the box office at (570) 575-5282, or online at

Little Sisters’ Golf Tournament Set for Saturday, June 9th

Little Sisters golf

The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their 12th annual golf tournament Saturday, June 9, at Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Mount Cobb. All proceeds will be used to support the ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Pictured are committee members, seated from left: Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.; tournament co-chairman Gene Cosgrove; tournament co-chairman Patrick J. Sheridan; and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p. Standing: Carole Paswinski; Pete Kanton; Karen Caruso, development assistant; tournament co-chairman Bob Blaker, maintenance director; Atty. Jerry Musheno; Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications, and Janet Skibinski.

Anthracite Opera Company to Present “Mainly Classical” on May 6th


Anthracite Opera Company will present Mainly Classical, a show featuring classic pieces from opera, including Rigoletto and Madam Butterfly, as well as Broadway tunes, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m..  Directed by Anthracite founder, Gary Richards, the musical performance will be presented at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Anthracite Opera members performing for this show are: Erik Sparks, Ann Marie Dupre, Barbara Liberasky-Nowicki, Gary Richards, Jack Bernesky, Dennis  Fanucci, Jillian Kemmerer, Matthew Merolla, Leeann Lemperle, Cathy Rist Strauch, T.J. Worobey and Abigail Zieger. Dr. Lawrence Kauffman is accompanist. Cost for show only is $15, payable at the door.

A dinner is also planned for after the show at 5:30 p.m. at the Rossetti Estate & Trust for the Arts, located at 1005 Vine Street in Scranton.  Cost for dinner and show is $25. Dinner seating is limited.

Dinner includes: appetizers, main course, dessert, and entertainment featuring the barbershop quartet, Vocal Accord. Members are: Don Overdorff, Raleigh Bloch, Dane Bower and Lou Volpetti. Reservations are required for dinner, by contacting Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.