Posts Tagged ‘Seasons Ballroom’

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Announces Partnership With Wise Crackers Comedy Club

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

UPDATE 10/29/13, 4:05pm: BRoll and interview footage from event for press use located here: http://vimeo.com/78090102 Please use password “mohegan”.

During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs announced a new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club, which will make the property its new home. On-hand to make the announcement were Mohegan Sun President Mike Bean, Wise Crackers owner Scott Bruce and a special guest, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will deliver the laughs with live comedians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night starting at 9:00pm in the Seasons Ballroom. Shows at Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs can seat up to 400 and are set to begin Saturday, November 30th.

“We are excited to welcome Wise Crackers and offer our guests a wonderful new live experience that will expand on our reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s most distinct entertainment destinations,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Wise Crackers Comedy Club was started in 2001 as a “mom and pop” operation with one room at Genetti’s Best Western in Hazleton, PA. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will make the fifth Pennsylvania location for Wise Crackers. A comedy club, Wise Crackers features comedians from all over the United States as well as a few from abroad. Many of Wise Crackers comedians have appeared on the various late-night talk shows as well as starring in their own HBO and Comedy Central specials. Wise Crackers is also well known for their off-site special events and fundraisers across the tri-state area, during which they have raised over $1M for local charities.

“It’s a thrill to partner with one of Pennsylvania’s biggest names in entertainment,” said Scott Bruce, owner of Wise Crackers. “We look forward to bringing some of the best acts in comedy to Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.”

Darrell Hammond, a comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live was on hand at the press conference to provide some laughter and announce that he will be playing a show in the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on February 8, 2014.

“It’s great to be here with you today for this announcement but I can’t wait to come back for a full show in February,” said Hammond.

Wise Crackers opens on Saturday, November 30th with headliner Jimmy Carroll. Other shows planned include comedians Kevin Meaney on December 5th-7th, Tina Giorgi December 12th-14th, John Knight December 19th-21st and a New Year’s Extravaganza featuring the Poconos’ Tonight Show with comedy and the PTS Band. Tickets for Wise Crackers will be $15.00 per ticket for regular shows every Friday and Saturday and $5.00 per ticket for Thursday Amateur Night. Special acts will be subject to individual pricing based on the show.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Survivor Casting Call at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

WHAT:  CBS via local affiliate WYOU will be holding a casting call for the hit reality show Survivor at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, October 24th in the Seasons Ballroom.

WHEN / WHERE:  Thursday, October 24th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Registration at Sky Bridge and auditions in the Seasons Ballroom of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Who in northeast Pennsylvania has what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast? That’s what CBS via local affiliate WYOU will be asking as they hold an open casting call for the hit reality show Survivor at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, October 24th. Someone may be chosen as one of the next castaways in the running for one million dollars.

From 10:00am – 2:00pm, registration will be held on the Sky Bridge of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with casting auditions to follow in the Seasons Ballroom. Eligibility requirements and applications are available on pahomepage.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Career Fair Set For Grand Opening Of Hotel And Convention Center

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Over 250 Positions to be created with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Project Sunlight  

WHAT:  A Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 18th ahead of the opening of Project Sunlight, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new Hotel and Convention Center. Several positions are being offered in the Housekeeping, Front Desk, Banquet, Call Center, Security, Food & Beverage departments and more.

WHEN/WHERE:  Tuesday, June 18th, 10:00am – 7:00pm in Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the largest employer in Luzerne County, is expanding not only their property, but their workforce. This fall, Pennsylvania’s first casino will be opening a seven-story hotel and adjacent Convention Center. To prepare, they are hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 18th to fill up to 250 positions being created by the expansion, Project Sunlight.

“We are in the process of doing a number of things to prepare for the opening of our new hotel, which will have 238 rooms, an events and convention center, spa, bistro, pool and fitness center. We are excited to be holding a job fair on June 18th here at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs from 10:00am to 7:00pm to find

250 great local people to join and help us open and operate our new facility,” said Mike Bean, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

All available positions/openings will be posted on the website in early June. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit mohegansunpocono.com to complete an application prior to the Career Fair for an opportunity to schedule an interview.  

Department Managers will be on-hand to speak with candidates and take resumes on the day of the event. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is looking to hire both Full Time and Part Time positions in various areas of the Property.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including over 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting mohegansunpocono.com.