2015-16 Season Schedule
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Aquila Theatre Company
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 and $30
The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast-paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. In addition to Holmes, many of Doyle’s other well-known creations are on hand, including Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, and Jabez Wilson. The Aquila Theatre brings it’s energetic and physical style to this new adaptation with actors drawn from the top British and American stages.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 and $35
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on their YouTube channel well over a hundred million times for their imaginative and energetic performances of present-day pop hits performed à la pop hits of the past; Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” tricked out in flapper jazz; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” rendered a 1940’s big-band standard. Bradlee’s method of styling these contemporary hits runs deeper, as he educates his audience about 20th century song styles, while breaking the rules and uniting generations.
Danú: A Christmas Gathering
Thurs., Dec. 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 and $35
The acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danú, celebrates Christmas with ‘Féile na Nollag’ (A Christmas Gathering). Many Irish people living abroad come home to gather in celebration with their family and friends for one of Ireland’s most important holidays, and Danú’s Christmas Gathering offers a taste of these extraordinary events, which have been held across Ireland for hundreds of years. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion, and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh along with top notch guest dancers. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú returns to the U.S. with a new celebration of Christmas and Wrens Day from their homeland.
Drowning Ophelia | Gaslight Theatre Company
Jan. 28-30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12 for students and seniors, $15 for adults
Gaslight Theatre Company returns to the Community Concerts stage for the sixth consecutive year with the East coast premiere of Drowning Ophelia by regional playwright Rachel Luann Strayer. Jane doesn’t know what to do with the literary character who has taken up residence in her bathtub. She doesn’t want Ophelia interrupting the obsessive order of her life with obnoxious songs about death and valentines, disrupting her relationship with Edmund, or stirring up memories of a brother she would rather forget. But Ophelia doesn’t care about what Jane wants so much as what she needs. As Jane’s past intrudes dangerously on her present, it becomes clear that Ophelia is not simply a character from Hamlet, but a long-forgotten messenger with a question from Jane’s own troubled mind: How do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?
Having operated as Scranton Community Concerts for 81 years, the organization was officially adopted by Lackawanna College in July 2009 and is now known as Community Concerts at Lackawanna College (CCLC). The mission of CCLC is to present culturally significant performing arts programs and serve the Lackawanna College community, local educational community, and our residents with educational outreach events to enrich the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and to carry on the decades long tradition of concerts under the auspices of “Community Concerts.” Each year, CCLC presents a concert series with a diverse selection of high quality artists from multiple genres that are renowned throughout the country and across the globe.
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