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Kudos to the cast and crew of the Dietrich’s recent production of Auntie Mame! They all did a tremendous job of capturing the spirit and comedy of the play.

We would like to thank all of the talents who brought this show to the Dietrich stage including director Jennifer Jenkins, Deborah Buck, Caleb Carlin, Emma Douthett, Owen Frazier, Trent Frazier, Molly Henn, Sarah Henn, Rick Hiduk, Patricia Hochenbury, Jerry Jenkins, Alex Keiser, Hoyt Keiser, Eric Lutz, Joe McAndrew, Lucas Nardini, Laurel Radzieski, Suzanne Robinson, Rich Ryczak, Emily Sandercock, Karen Selige, David Swanson, Jessica Unice, Mary Van Vliet and Brenda Wenner.

It is definitely a grand thing to have live theatre in the Endless Mountains.

Speaking of live theatre, we will have opportunities for both children and adults and to experience more of this art form in May.

Due to its popularity, the Dietrich Children’s Theater will be bringing the classic children’s tale Peter and the Wolf back to the Dietrich stage on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Gather up your children, friends and family and see Peter as he imagines catching a wolf with the help of his friends and the orchestra.

Admission is free and this show is sure to enchant and delight all ages. Tickets are available by calling 570.996.1500 or visiting the Dietrich’s ticket booth. This event has been sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

Then on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m., we will have the chance to take in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet live at the Dietrich. Performed by the Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg, six energetic actors will bring this timeless love story to life through their 80-minute original text adaptation.

After the show, stay for a talk back session with the actors. This will be the sixth year we will be bringing in the Gamut Theatre Group to perform. They have masterfully presented Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and even Poe in the Park for us in past years. Admission is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation. For tickets, please visit the Dietrich’s ticket booth or call 570.996.1500.

Live entertainment will continue this weekend with our Cinco de May – Guitar Music of Mexico concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Join us as classical guitarist Jay Steveskey pays tribute to Mexico’s vibrant songs and dances while sharing the country’s diverse contemporary classical music for the guitar. I love to see him play. This concert will showcase the works of composers including Manuel Ponce, Agustin Lara, Julio Cesar Oliva, and Ernest Garcia de Leon. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling 570.996.1500.

And don’t forget our free movie events this May. We have something for everyone. Tonight, May 1 at 7 p.m., we invite you to attend Bill W., a documentary about the life and work of one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. It will be followed by a Q & A session. Admission is free thanks to Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S.

We will also be showing a free children’s movie on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the theater. Popcorn and soda will also be free! This event has been sponsored in loving memory of “Jeeterbug” from the Kintner family. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 for reservations or get your tickets at the door while they last.

We will also be showing Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time at the Dietrich on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Admission is free. There will also be complementary book discussions on A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold on Wednesdays, May 8 and 15 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. For more information, please call us at 570.996.1500.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies.

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