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Live Music & Theater
April 04, 2024
April Lineup Packed with World-Class Acts at F.M. Kirby Center
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Forget about April showers—it’s time to see an April show!

The F.M. Kirby Center’s April 2024 calendar is packed with world-class performances from internationally touring acts you can see right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, we’re proud to open our May 2024 schedule with two events held as part of the Wilkes-Barre Cavalcade of Jazz!

Upcoming Performances, Shows & Acts
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Old Crow Medicine Show

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Old Crow Medicine Show is rolling into town on their wagon wheels, and you’re invited to the jubilee!

The band’s Jubilee Tour, named after their latest Grammy-nominated album, stops at the F.M. Kirby Center on April 11. Former member Willie Watson is along for the ride as the band’s special guest, making this a true celebration of Old Crow Medicine Show’s 25-year career. You’ll want to be here as these folk/bluegrass legends make their F.M. Kirby Center debut!

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Michael Grandinetti

Sunday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Prepare to be amazed by master magician and illusionist Michael Grandinetti!

The skills he practices—like levitation, mind reading, and even teleportation—are legendary magical maneuvers that have astounded audiences for generations. Grandinetti’s appreciation for tradition is clear,  but he likes to add his own magic.

His added focus on audience interaction and crowd participation elevates the experience, creating something truly magical: an unforgettably entertaining evening at the theater!  Tickets to see Grandinetti are just $10. It’s the last event in this season’s Geisinger Signature Series, a curated selection of community-minded performances that invite everyone to experience the performing arts.

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Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Menopause the Musical stands as one of the most successful off-Broadway musicals ever produced, and on April 17, its sequel sails into the F.M. Kirby Center!

Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’ maintains the original’s spirit through its hilarious dialogue and song list of retooled pop hits; what if “Holding Out for A Hero” were a passionate plea for more wine? An updated production also means relatable laughs for a new generation cruising through the change.

This spring, make the F.M. Kirby Center your port of call for the perfect girl’s night out!

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F.M. Kirby Fest

Saturday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m.

The annual fundraising event returns for its 6th year!

Enjoy food and drink samples from local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries! Throughout the evening, attendees will also be treated to live entertainment, the work of talented local artists, and turns with the Magic Mirror Photo Booth.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the event. Members, contact our box office to take advantage of a special $30 discount on advance tickets! Proceeds benefit community outreach programs like our Laux Young People’s Theater Series, an annual calendar of free events for school-aged children.

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Dinosaur World Live

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Take a trip back in time with the amazing creatures of Dinosaur World Live! This family-friendly interactive stage show features prehistoric animals big and small—from the tiniest hatchling to the tyrant king himself, Tyrannosaurus rex! During the show, our intrepid explorer acts as a host guiding audience members of all ages through the awe-inspiring dinosaur kingdom.

Dinosaur World Live is a thrilling adventure that’s fun for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

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Steve Treviño

Friday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.

What makes Steve Treviño America’s favorite husband? He understands that decision-making is better placed in his wife’s capable hands, and when it comes to communication with his significant other, he speaks wife fluently.

Treviño mines his household dynamic for comedy gold. Thanks to his relatable approach to performance, he has over 223 million views across social media channels, as well as several headlining specials. You can check out his latest special, A Simple Man, on Netflix, and then, check out Steve Treviño at the F.M. Kirby Center!

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Wilkes-Barre Cavalcade of Jazz Opening Ceremony

Friday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m.

According to a plaque on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre made history in 1951 when it hosted the nation’s first jazz festival. The event, dubbed The Cavalcade of Dixieland Jazz, has been revived for 2024, and the F.M. Kirby Center is hosting two of the festival’s events!

Our Chandelier Lobby will host Wilkes-Barre Cavalcade of Jazz’s opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. The event is free and open to the public, so come enjoy a cocktail hour featuring live music by Joe Michaels Trio!

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Wilkes-Barre Cavalcade of Jazz Presents: Arturo Sandoval

Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Come back to our lobby at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, for a limited engagement featuring 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval playing with the Cavalcade of Jazz Big Band under the direction of Marko Marcinko! In his early years, Sandoval was inspired by jazz master Dizzy Gillespie’s fusion of Latin elements with American jazz. The Cuban-born trumpeter, pianist, and composer then developed his own sound—an effort that led to collaborations with artists like Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, and even Gillespie himself!

General admission seating for Arturo Sandoval is $50 per ticket. A limited number of $35 standing room-only tickets are available.

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Get Your Tickets

You can get tickets for events at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts online at,, or by phone at 570-826-1100. Our box office is located at 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, and is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekend show days, the box office opens at 3 p.m.