Scranton Cultural Center Hosts “The Classic Rock Show – World Tour 2024”

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is pleased to announce The Classic Rock Show – World Tour 2024, kicking off in Scranton on March 21 at 7:30 PM.  This electrifying production by CMP Entertainment features all the hits from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, AC/DC, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Meat Loaf, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Boston, Toto, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac and more.

The Classic Rock Show is an amazing opportunity for rock fans, young and old, to celebrate three decades of the world’s greatest classic rock music with a stunning multi-million dollar sound and light show to match. Note-for-note, anthem after anthem, riff after riff and solo after solo – the night will culminate in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.

The show will take place in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre and is presented by Magic City Productions and the Scranton Cultural Center.

Tickets start at $44.30.  A VIP Sound Check Experience Pre-Show Package is available for an additional fee.  Doors will open at 7:00 PM and a cash bar and concessions will be available.  Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 26 at 10 AM 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

Broadway in Scranton Announces Shows Coming to The Scranton Cultural Center

This past weekend, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon HAIRSPRAY played to capacity crowds at the Scranton Cultural Center! The company had an incredible time in Scranton, and audiences raved about the show.

2024 is off to a sensational start, and there’s still plenty of Broadway to come – tickets to ANNIE, THE CHER SHOW, COME FROM AWAY, and PRETTY WOMAN – THE MUSICAL are now on sale online at and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10AM – 2PM.

Ticket buyers are reminded that, the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office, and are the only official retail ticket outlets for all individual Broadway in Scranton tickets. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Broadway in Scranton is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

ANNIE                                                                                                              February 16 – 18

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production–just as you remember it and just when we need it most. ANNIE, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

THE CHER SHOW                                                                                               March 1 – 3

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

THE CHER SHOW is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy®, and enough Tony Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

THE CHER SHOW features Scranton’s own

Lorenzo Pugliese as Sonny Bono!

COME FROM AWAY                                                                                    April 5 – 7

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

PRETTY WOMAN                                                                      May 17 – 19

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News). PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Announces 155th Chamber Annual Dinner

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces the 155th Chamber Annual Dinner, presented by PNC Bank, to be held on March 27, 2024, at the Scranton Cultural Center. This signature event is set to bring together the region’s business leaders, entrepreneurs, and community members for an evening to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and programs from the past year.

This year’s Annual Dinner features a distinguished keynote speaker, Shawn Kanungo. Renowned as a disruption strategist, bestselling author, and former innovation expert for Deloitte, Mr. Kanungo is set to captivate the audience with his profound insights into the ever-evolving landscape of creativity, business, and technology.

As The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce continues its commitment to fostering innovation and growth within the greater Scranton region, Kanungo’s expertise will undoubtedly inspire and empower attendees to navigate the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic business environment surrounding Artificial Intelligence.

“We always look for an Annual Dinner guest who reflects the compelling issues of the day, and this year looks is no exception. Shawn Kanungo brings a thought-provoking perspective to the rapidly emerging world of Artificial Intelligence – and will share how these dynamic changes will affect the business environments of our members,” shared Bob Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

To purchase tickets for the 155th Annual Dinner, visit

The Scranton Cultural Center Announces Christmas Show

Scranton Cultural Center and NAC Entertainment at the Masonic Temple are thrilled to announce that the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas show will be performing in NEPA this December for one night only, December 6th

This year’s show will feature classic Christmas hits from the Mannheim Steamroller holiday albums along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting.  Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller,  will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.

Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10AM, and will be available in person at the Scranton Cultural Center box office, and online at

Davis will celebrate over 35 Years of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest-running concert tour in the entertainment industry!

Davis said the hallmark tour will begin on November 14th, 2023, and run through December 30th, 2023. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country.

“I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour.  Back then, many in the music industry said focusing on Christmas just wouldn’t work,” said Davis.  

“Now, over 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition, especially after the hardships of the last few years. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year.”

Free Event at The Scranton Cultural Center

Listing Information:

WHO:  The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple

WHAT: St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party with Music by Kilrush

WHEN:  Saturday, March 11 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple – Grand Ballroom

               420 N. Washington Avenue – Scranton, PA 18503


The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is once again the place to celebrate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  The Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party will begin at 11:00 AM on March 11 and will continue until 4:00 PM.  Admission is free and live entertainment will be provided by Kilrush.  In addition, several parade performers will continue their acts at the SCC for all party-goers to enjoy, from bagpipers to step dancers and more!

Admission is FREE to the public as the Scranton Cultural Center’s gift to the community.  A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase.

The 2023 St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party is sponsored by The Society of Irish Women, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and LT Verrastro.

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2022-2023 Season is sponsored by Fidelity Bank and LT Verrastro and supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Dominick, Esq. and Chris Chermak. A special thank you to its media partners: Access NEPA, Allied Services, Audacy, Citizens’ Voice, Lamar Advertising, MAC Signs, The Times-Tribune, Times Shamrock Communications and Eyewitness News – WBRE/WYOU –

The Scranton Cultural Center Hosts Breakfast with Santa

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple hosted its inaugural Breakfast with Santa on December 18. The breakfast featured craft activities, festive performances, and a singalong with the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program. Santa made an appearance and took holiday pictures with the kids.

Scranton Cultural Center Announces Comedian

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present the Tom Papa 2023 Comedy Tour on March 10 at 7:30 PM in its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre.  With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and the late night TV shows.

On May 12, Tom released his second book, “You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive,” a collection of essays on how people really live in modern America and what’s truly good and wonderful about our lives. On February 4, Netflix premiered Tom’s fourth hour-long stand-up special, “Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!” A hilarious rebuttal to the current cultural feeling of dread, Tom wants viewers to remember that they are doing great; life isn’t perfect, it never will be, and that’s okay.

Tom’s new podcast, “Breaking Bread with Tom Papa,” premiered on May 12 and features Tom and his guest for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Tom and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

Tom is host of the daily Netflix radio show, “What A Joke With Papa And Fortune,” on SiriusXM’s Netflix Channel, airing Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM – Noon ET.  To learn more, visit

Tickets range from $42.40 – $64.55 with a VIP package that includes access to a post-show meet and greet and premium seating for $165.55.  All ticket prices include fees.  Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 4 at 10 AM at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster.  A venue presale will take place on November 3.  For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit

Broadway Theatre League Discounted Tickets

Our friends at Broadway Theatre League are extending  an offer to Chamber Members for tickets to On your Feet, playing at the Scranton Cultural Center Friday, November the 4th at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday the 5th at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday the 6th at 1:00 p.m.  In order to unlock this offer, use the code CONGA.  Save 25% to ON YOUR FEET! Use code CONGA.

Offer valid now thru 11:59PM Thursday, Nov. 3. Available online and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office. Select seats only. Subject to ticket availability and does not apply to previously purchased tickets. When purchasing online, enter the code on the ticket map page under “unlock”.