So much talent graced the Dietrich stage at our recent Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 12. From thought-provoking lyrics and great guitar playing, to fun banter between artists, you could not have asked for a better evening. We would like to thank Hannah Bingman, Eddie Appnel, Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke for sharing their music with us. We are also grateful to Lorne Clarke for organizing these concerts for the past 12 years. The Gathering is our longest running cultural program at the Dietrich. What a great tradition.
The Dietrich also has a variety of upcoming classes and events for you and your family to enjoy this fall. Be sure to visit www.dietrichtheater.com for the complete schedule. I think there is just about something for everyone. Our first event for the fall season will be a nature presentation with Wildlife Conservation Officer Victor Rosa called “Bears in Our Backyard.” All ages are invited to join us on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. for this program that will showcase Pennsylvania’s North American Black Bear. Take this opportunity to learn where black bears came from and why they are now common in northeastern Pennsylvania. Rosa will also discuss den locations, bear cubs and how bears not only survive but thrive thanks to human urbanization. He will also share issues and problems with human/bear interactions along with humorous anecdotes pertaining to bears. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free. Tickets can be reserved by calling (570) 996-1500 and will be available at the door while they last.
On Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., come out to the Dietrich to see the Jimmy Welch Quartet live in concert. For over 38 years, Jimmy Welch and his musical colleagues performed for the Jazz Concert at the Wyoming County Courthouse gazebo. Now you can hear the Jimmy Welch Quartet on stage at the Dietrich. This quartet features Chuck Pirone on drums, Joe Weldon on keyboard, John Stellabot on bass and Jimmy Welch on trumpet. Hear favorites such as “Satin Doll” and “Jersey Bounce” and other jazz and Big Band favorites. Admission to this concert is free. Donations will be accepted to help support free cultural programming at the theater. To make your reservations, please call the Dietrich at 996-1500 or pick them at the ticket booth as long as they last.
And don’t forget to reserve your tickets now for the opening night of the Dietrich’s Fall Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 20. Gather up your friends for this festive evening filled with great film, food, wine, beer and desserts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and are going fast but can still be reserved by calling 996-1500. Visit www.dietrichtheater.com for the complete listing of film festival movies and show times.
As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!