Marywood University to Present the Musical “Bright Star”

Marywood University will present Bright Star as its major spring production, February 22-25. Bright Star is a bluegrass musical set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and 40s. It is a story of love and redemption and is full of humor and joy! Written by comedy legend Steve Martin and pop star Edie Brickell (of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians), Bright Star is full of heart and hope – not to mention fiddle and banjo!

Show Dates/Times include:

Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the Munley Theatre in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 each for the general public. Admission is free for Marywood students, faculty, staff, and IHM Sisters with a Marywood ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance by credit card at: For more information about Marywood University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance program, visit

Misericordia Players Will Present Tony Award Winning Musical “Once”

Actors in the play Once practice a scene from ‘The Apartment’ for the upcoming show.

The Misericordia Players will present the musical “Once” April 7-10 at the Lemmond Theater on the Misericordia University Campus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. The production is directed by Scott Woolnough from the Student Success Center, and musically directed and conducted by Kimberly Johnson. Dr. Rebecca Steinberger, English Department faculty member, is the producer.

What starts as a typical “guy meets girl” tale quickly evolves into a love story about two very different cultures told through song.  Written by Edna Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, “Once” won eight Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Musical and is based on the 2007 film by the same name written and directed by John Carney.  Set in Ireland, the show explores aspects of all types of relationships from family, lovers, unrequited love, platonic love, and adds the complication of cultural differences. 

“Once” features Misericordia students Elizabeth Cote, Cody Palubinski, Logan Padden, Sierra Ward, Megan Guziewicz, Olivia Fiocco, and Jacob Scherr in addition to Gabriel Gillespie, Rob Padden, and Matt Sarnovsky.  It also features a live orchestra of seven musicians.

For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, contact the Misericordia University Box office, 570-674-3069. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid ID. The wearing of masks is pending university policy on the days of the show.   

The Ritz to Host Performance In Celebration of Black History Month

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in the three-time Tony award-winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Join five performers on a journey through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Black and Blue”, “This Joint is Jumpin’ ” and “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling.” One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, the sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, has moments of devastating beauty that is simply unforgettable. This Joint will certainly be Jumpin’ in celebration of Black History Month.



GENERAL SEATING $15: All other seats in the theater 

Tickets are also available at the Box Office in the lobby an hour before curtain. 

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All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are also available at the Box Office in the lobby an hour before curtain. There is a Chairlift in the Ritz building for handicapped patrons. If you need reserved handicapped seating, please email us at to reserve your tickets in lieu of using 

Masks must be worn in the Ritz building.

The Black Box Cafe will be open an hour before curtain. Concessions, snacks & drinks from the Black Box Cafe only are allowed in the theater. House opens 30 minutes before curtain. Please contact us at or 570-252-4156 with any questions.