Community Engagement – The Scranton Cultural Center

A juris doctor graduate of the Catholic University Law School, Joseph Solfanelli is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, and the District of Columbia. In addition to his work as an attorney, Joseph Solfanelli is an active member of his community and is a charter member of the board of the Scranton Cultural Center.

Located in the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, built in 1930, the Scranton Cultural Center has hosted performers as diverse as Yul Brynner, Britney Spears, and George Carlin, among others. Dedicated to restoring and maintaining the historic building and providing arts, community, and education services to the area, the center contains a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, and two theaters in its 180,000 square feet. Primarily staffed by volunteers, the Scranton Cultural Center hosts weddings, Broadway productions, and a number of educational programs.

In addition to its focus on children’s education and arts programming, the Scranton Cultural Center offers both a general tour and a history-mystery tour of the building. Additionally, the center has a Creative and Performing Arts Academy for children in grades 4 through 12. Including an academy-wide performance of productions like High School Musical, Jr., the organization is designed to foster a lifetime of engagement in the arts.


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