As we receive the first taste of winter on this Throwback Thursday, here are a few pictures from 1957 Scranton Playground Spectacular “It’s Show Time.”  The show featured 500 youngsters representing the city’s 34 playgrounds. The spectacular was presented on Wednesday, August 21, 1957 at Memorial Stadium. The crowd for the show was estimated at 8,000.

Young ladies from the Weston Park Playground rehearse their number for the annual playground outdoor spectacle “It’s Show Time.” The show is to take place on August 21, 1957 at Memorial Stadium. Times-Tribune Archives

Young ladies from Tripp Park Playground perform a dance number to the old favorite “Sunny Side of the Street” at the annual Scranton Playground Spectacular on August 21, 1957 at Memorial Stadium. Times-Tribune Archives

An estimated crowd of 8,000 filled Memorial Stadium in Scranton for the annual Playground Show “It’s Show Time.” 500 youngsters representing the city’s 34 playgrounds participated in the show on August 21, 1957. Times-Tribune Archives

Previous Throwback Thursday Posts:

November 1 – Three Unrelated Photos

October 25 – Mid Valley Chess Club

October 18 – Bargains Galore

October 11 – Wyoming Ave 1975