“Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
“How do you measure, measure a year?”
It’s been 20 years since the late Jonathan Larson’s famous lyrics were first sung on Broadway, creating an enduring hit.
The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” is on its national tour, with a stop at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
“There had never been a spin-off group from a Broadway musical before The Midtown Men,” says Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff of The Midtown Men.
The Midtown Men, four stars from the original hit Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys,” perform at 7:30 p.m. March 23, State Theatre Center for The Arts, Easton.
Hoff is joined by Tony Award-winners Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer, performing songs by The Beatles, The Rascals, The Four Seasons and more.
More than 100 Allentown School District students will perform a showcase of music theater, choral arts, instrumental music and dance in the annual “High Notes 2018” gala fundraiser to support Allentown School District programs.
“High Notes” begins with a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 24, Miller Symphony Hall, followed at 8:30 p.m. by the show by students from each of the Allentown School District high schools and middle schools.
Also, there’s a “High Notes” 2018 Dress Rehearsal, 6 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
In celebration of its 120th birthday, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem makes it debut performance at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor, says that the concert is part of “a very special anniversary season.
“This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Bach Choir’s founding in 1898,” he says. “This is our first time at the State and we are very excited.”
In celebration of the book’s 70th anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the beloved “My Father’s Dragon” to the stage, 2 p.m. March 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Enchantment Theatre Company Artistic Directors Landis Smith, his wife Jennifer Smith, and Leslie Reidel collaborated to adapt author Ruth Stiles Gannett’s three tales of nine-year-old Elmer Elevator and Boris the Dragon.
Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux, has developed a fiercely devoted cult following in the Lehigh Valley and the United States over the years.
“We are grateful for our fans,” says Fab Faux drummer-lead singer Rich Pagano, “We have a lot of Beatles’ fans, but we also have a lot of music fans.”
The Fab Faux returns to one of the group’s favorite venues, the State Theatre Center for the Arts, at 8 p.m. March 10.
On the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin Irish Dance brings to life an epic tale of Irish immigration to the United States with an all-star cast of Celtic dancers performing to traditional Irish music and song at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
Members of the cast have performed with such hit Irish dance and music productions as “Riverdance,” Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Woman.”
“With what’s going on in today’s society, with the ‘me too’ movement, ‘A Chorus Line’ is as relevant as ever,” says Makayla McIntosh, who plays Vicky in the touring cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line.”
“We honor the story of women speaking out, of people who haven’t been heard opening up and telling their truth,” she says. “It is healing and brings us all together.”
“Pinkalicious The Musical” sings and dances its way into the State Theatre Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 25.
The show brings to life the popular children’s book, “Pinkalicious,” about the adventures of a little girl who loves pink so much that she turns pink, much to the dismay of her family.
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Four famous notes open Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” considered to be one of the great classical music works of all time.
The story behind the masterpiece and the life of Beethoven are explored in the touring family production, “The Life and Times of Beethoven,” in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Series,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.