Improv at the Scranton Cultural Center

WHO: Martin Media

WHAT: Whose Live Anyway?

WHEN: Friday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple – Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre 420 North Washington Avenue Scranton, PA 18503

TICKET PRICE: $46.00-56.00 (plus fees)

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are proud to present their new improv tour: “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?,” appearing live in concert at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on April 29 at 8:00 PM.

“WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

This particular style of improvisational comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games and even songs so good you will hardly believe they were made up on the spot. The teamwork and trust that it takes to perform a show with no script is apparent, but when the best of the best do it, they do it effortlessly. Watch them build entire scenes, characters, and storylines right before your eyes as they take you on a white-knuckle ride through endless chuckles.

Ryan Stiles’ television credits include roles on “The Drew Carey Show” and “Two and a Half Men,” while Greg Proops has lent his vocal talents to animated characters in Star Wars: Episode 1, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Brother Bear. However, both got their start as comedians and are excited to return to their funny-bone-tickling roots.

Jeff B. Davis is also a highly experienced improv comedian and starred in the cult classic cartoon series, “Harmonquest.” He has also starred in “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” and “Improv-a-Ganza,” while gaining fame for his spot-on impressions of Christoper Walken, Keanu Reeves, and Jeff Goldblum.

Joel Murray is the youngest of the nine Murray brothers, including Bill Murray, but has become a star in his own right. Though he has over 250 sitcom appearances, he is best known for his recurring roles like Freddy Rumsen on “Mad Men” and Eddie Jackson on “Shameless.” He has also appeared in One Crazy Summer, The Artist, Scrooged, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America..

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcome.

Tickets for “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” will be on sale on February 24 at 10:00 AM. Tickets range from $46-56 (plus fees) and are available for purchase at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit

Tribute to The Beatles at Scranton Cultural Center

It’s time to GET BACK to where you once belonged with the return of live shows at the Scranton Cultural Center. RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES opens its 2021 Tour in Scranton on Wednesday, October 6.

Tickets, priced at $35, $45, $55, and $65, are on sale NOW at and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center box office (M-F 10A-2P). A $3.00 facility fee is added to each ticket and additional handling charges apply to online and phone orders. For group rates, call the Broadway Theatre League office at 570.342.7784.

This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey Road album to life with the launch of the 2021 Tour.

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Let RAIN take you back with all of the greatest hits along with all of your other Beatles favorites! This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

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Broadway In Scranton Open House at Masonic Temple

This week, for three days only, Broadway In Scranton moves its office location to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (420 N. Washington Ave.).

From Tuesday, September 28 thru Thursday, September 30, Broadway In Scranton will be hosting an Open House at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

During these three days, guests can visit the Cultural Center and purchase new season tickets in-person.  From 8A – 4P the theatre will be open and Broadway In Scranton staff will be on-site to walk patrons through the historic theatre and show them available seating options.  Patrons will be able to “test-drive” the seat locations prior to choosing and purchasing their seat(s) for the upcoming 2021-2022 Broadway In Scranton season.

“An open house provides patrons a wonderful opportunity to try out all of the available seats to get the true in-person view of the stage from the seat location” said Tom Combs from NAC Entertainment.  Combs went on to note that Broadway In Scranton has hosted open houses in prior seasons, but this time it feels much bigger and different than past years. “Having been shut down since March of 2020, the excitement and anticipation of Broadway’s return to the Cultural Center this fall is at an all time high.  The demand for season tickets is extremely robust and we expect the strong season ticket sales to continue.”

The 2021-2022 season includes Waitress, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, South Pacific, and Cats.  Season Tickets are priced at $175, $235, $275 and $315.

Along with the four season shows, Broadway In Scranton presents three (3) specials coming to the Cultural Center this season:

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES opens its 2021 Tour in Scranton on October 6, 2021. Tickets for RAIN are now on sale.

See the international percussion sensation STOMP January 12 – 13, 2022 and the smash hit phenomenon BLUE MAN GROUP May 18-19, 2022. As a benefit for subscribers, STOMP and BLUE MAN GROUP tickets can be purchased before public on sale.

Frank Blasi, Executive Director of Broadway Theatre League of NEPA stated that the return to Scranton has been widely anticipated by the entire community.  “Our presentation of Broadway tours brings a large and diverse audience from near and far, which has a major positive economic impact on the restaurants, hotels, parking garages, and retail stores in our community. After 18 months, the community cannot wait to see theatre returning and we look forward to welcoming them back to the Scranton Cultural Center with open arms.”

For more information on the 2021-2022 Broadway In Scranton season, visit or call the Broadway office at 570.342.7784.

COVID-19 Update: Please note that the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple policy requires that masks must be worn when inside the building. 

For more information on venue policy, click here. 

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple Receives National Endowment for the Arts Funding

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (SCCMT) was invited to submit a Fiscal Year 2021 application for the Arts Engagement in American Communities Grant Program (AEAC) and has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support teaching artists salaries for its upcoming Youth Theatre Program Summer Camp. The Arts Endowment identified the Scranton Cultural Center as eligible to apply for and receive this grant and after submitting the application, was awarded the funding.

The National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Arts Engagement in American Communities (AEAC) supports arts projects in all artistic disciplines, extending the National Endowment for the Arts’ reach to communities across the United States. These grants engage the public with diverse and excellent art in geographic areas underrepresented in our grant making portfolio. Grants are available for professional arts programming, including, but not limited to, presentation of artists or artworks, marketing and promotional activities, educational programs, and organizational planning.

The Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program Summer Camp offers in-person and virtual opportunities for young performers in PreK through 12th grade.  The program is open to all students, regardless of experience or financial means.  This year’s program runs from July 12 through August 21.

To learn more about session details and registration, please visit