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  103 Main Avenue  Hawley, PA 18428       


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   Tue:    10:00 am - 6:00 pm           Sat:   10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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   Thur:   10:00 am - 6:00 pm    



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Unique Pathways Presents Snady Gabrielson

Thursday, April 26    5:30 pm

Sandy Gabrielson has had some life-defining moments that helped shape his path. One occurred in the summer of 1974 when he happened to be passing by Hawley's newly opened Ritz Theater and met Peggy and Dick Murphy, the theater's founders. They were in need of a male actor for a one line part. Sandy took the part and has been involved in the Ritz productions ever since --- and he married the Murphy’s daughter, Susie.

Born in Fayetteville, New York near Syracuse, his family moved to South East Asia in the early 1960s, then back to upstate New York. He attended Cornell University and his first job in this area was at Woodloch Pines. Later he worked in banking, hotel/restaurant management, accounting /office management and eventually joined the Murphy family insurance business with his father-in-law.

At the Ritz, Sandy has taken on the role of lighting designer, set designer and builder, helped with building maintenance, served as a stage manager, choreographer, actor, pit musician, and director.

Also active in the community, Sandy has volunteered countless hours of service to nonprofit organizations, and after all these years, he still loves the thrill of putting on a show!



Read To Tess and Twiggy


Tess (on the left) : Tuesdays from 3 pm to 5pm.

Twiggy (on the right)  : Thursdays from 3 pm to 5pm

Children - and adults - love to visit these certified therapy dogs! Tess and Twiggy also like to listen to children read. They are friendly and non-judgemental and especially good for reluctant readers.