The W: Harry Connick Jr., Splatterday! Halloween Film Series, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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First Posted: 9/15/2013


…will be partnering with the Scranton Cultural Center for an audio recording of “The Happy Elf?”

None other than Harry Connick Jr., who will come to the area to complete the recording for one of his newest productions. This is the final piece that will bring the production to life, which premiered in 2012. SCC Executive Director Michael Melcher served as the executive director of the production.

Open auditions will be held to cast two featured solo roles as well as members of the ensemble. They are open to students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kindergarten through 6th grade will audition Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and students in 7th through 12th grade on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call backs will be held on Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pre-registration for auditions is strongly suggested, and those who pre-register by Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. will be guaranteed an audition time slot. Those who submit applications after that date or walk-up to the auditions will only be seen if time permits. In addition, those eligible to audition must be able to read. For audition materials, a complete list of information and requirements, necessary forms, and the audition applications, visit


…can you do to get your creep on the weekend before Halloween?

The F.M. Kirby Center has everything needed to send chills down your spine with the just-announced Splatterday! Halloween Film Series.

This day-long event will take place on Oct. 26 and feature five flicks, for a very low ticket price of $5 a film ($3 for students with valid I.D.) or all five films for $20. Tickets are on sale now at the Kirby Center box office.

The films and times are as follows: “Ghostbusters,” 2 p.m.; “Young Frankenstein,” 4:30 p.m.; “Night of the Living Dead,” 7 p.m.; “Halloween,” 9:30 p.m.; and “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” midnight.


…is the holiday season right around the corner?

Because tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra are about to go on sale!

The final performances of “The Lost Christmas Eve” will play arenas nationwide, and TSO is bringing the show to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Dec. 6 at both 4 and 8 p.m.

Tickets, which start as low as $33, go on sale Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and are available at, the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.