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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by The Press in Focus

Eyeing Baum: “Mystery & Magic, the Trompe L’oeil Vision of Gary Erse” opens with a reception, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 and continues through Oct. 17, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Erbe gives a gallery talk, 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 23. Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibition sponsors are the Zelenkofske Family. Erbe will be guest and spotlight artist at The Baum School of Art Annual Gala in October honoring the Dent...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by PHOTO LEE A. BUTZ in Focus

Ring of fire: A "muse of fire" ignites Shakespeare's royal tale of England's celebrated King in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of "Henry V," through Aug. 2, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Marnie Schulenburg, above, plays Katherine, the French princess. Zack Robidas plays the young King Henry. Greg Wood, a PSF veteran of 20 seasons, is the narrator of the play. Shakespeare's masterwork celebrates the power of language...

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 by PHOTO KENNETH EK in Focus

"Dolly!" is back: The wonderfully-extravagant "Hello, Dolly!" stars Mia Scarpa, above, in the title role of Dolly Levi. The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre production continues through July 26, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theater and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Charles Richter directs the classic musical with a lavish attention to detail. The production team includes Choreographer Karen Dearborn, Scenic Designer Campbell Baird, Costume Designer Dustin Cross, Lighting...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by The Press in Focus

PHOTO BY KENNETH EK

Oh, that "Dolly!": Jerry Herman's 10-time Tony Award-winning Broadway classic continues the 35th annual season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), through July 26, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The musical is directed by Charles Richter, MSMT cofounder, with choreography by Karen Dearboarn and set design by Campbell Baird. Mia Scarpa, above left, plays the title role of Dolly Levi. Jarrod...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Fairy tales like no other: "Grimm!," continues through July 25 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) in the Studio Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. The Doppelskope Theatre Company's world premiere of the children's musical is a one-hour show of puppetry, music and interactivity. Classic fairy tales by the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are reinterpreted. In the musical, a Story Machine captures daydreams and makes them into fairy tales....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by PHOTO LEE A. BUTZ in Focus

Destination comedy: Christopher Patrick Mullen, above, performs 16 different characters, including a British Consul, judge, ship clerk and colonel in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of "Around The World In 80 Days," through July 12, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel by playwright Mark Brown has traveled around the world, too, from off-Broadway to PSF where it's...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by PHOTO LEE A. BUTZ in Focus

"Les Miz" final week: Rachel Potter (Eponine), above left, and Brad Greer (Marius), above right, in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of "Les Misérables," through June 28, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The production features a cast of 37 that collectively represent the most Broadway credits, most recording artists, and most national tours of any cast ever on stage in PSF's 24-season history. "We expected 'Les Miz'...

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Drive to "Avenue Q:" "Avenue Q," which opened the 35th season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, continues through June 28, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theater and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The storyline, which sends up "Sesame Street," follows a group of 20-somethings, people and monsters alike, including George Primavera, above left, with Princeton, and Kate McMorran, above right, with Kate Monster, as they struggle to find their purpose in big-city life...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Drawing room: Enchantment Theatre Company presents "The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon," 2 p.m. May 16, in the "Family Series" at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The approximate 60-minute show, above, is recommended for children 5 and older. "Harold and the Purple Crayon," the first of seven picture books by Crockett Johnson, follows the adventures of an inventive young boy. Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky's-...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by PHOTO DAN DION in Focus

Cracking Wise: The fun continues in Whitehall when Mitch Fatel, above, does two shows at 9 p.m. May 8 and 9, Wise Crackers Comedy Club, Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Boulevard (Route 145) Whitehall. The Yonkers, New York, native began doing stand-up comedy at age 15. Fatel has performed on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." He was also a correspondent on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." Fatel has released several CDs and received "Best Comedian" honors at...