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Monday, March 30, 2020

NAZARETH: ‘On the Town’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Three sailors on leave explore New York City in “On the Town,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.

The show, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is based on the ballet “Fancy Free” by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein.

Director John Andreadis is assisted by vocal director and choreographer Colette Boudreaux, choral director Justen Blackstone and conductor L. Rick Hilborn.

WHITEHALL: ‘Cinderella’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

An iconic fairy tale is scheduled to come to the stage as “Cinderella (2013 Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

The show has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane.

Producer, director and music director Eddie Hong is assisted by assistant director Monique Haney and choreographer Melissa Zimmer.

The 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations and garnered one Tony.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for updates.

Wednesday, March 25: Swedish meatballs, green beans, whole wheat noodles, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 26: Four cheese baked pasta, garlic spinach, Italian vegetable blend, ambrosia.

Friday, March 27: Fish almondine, peas and pearl onions, scalloped potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Monday, March 30: Rotisserie chicken, green and wax beans, creamed corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Tuesday, March 31: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, Greek yogurt.

Note on High School Musicals series

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

The spotlight is on Lehigh Valley high school musicals and, although the road may be bumpy on the way to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

Students and teachers put a lot of time, effort and money into their school theater productions. This is their time to shine. With mandated school closings March 16-27 extended to April 6 (with students to return April 9), consult district websites about performance updates.

SALEM CHRISTIAN: ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

A self-reliant orphan travels to her new home in “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.

The show, with music by Norman Campbell, lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore, and book by Don Harron, is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, “Anne of Green Gables.”

Director Yana Reinhard is assisted by co-director Pam Stevenson and music director Jane Rivera.

The musical ran Off-Broadway in 1971.

ALLEN: ‘Bring It On’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

It’s a rivalry between cheerleading squads in “Bring It On: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The musical, with music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and book by Jeff Whitty, is based on the 2000 movie by screenwriter Jessica Bendinger.

Director John T. Sechler is assisted by assistant director and choreographer Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp and technical director Marc Hissam.

Carl L. Ackerman

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Insurance investigator

Carl L. Ackerman, 89, of Macungie, died March 23, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Madge A. (Keiser) Ackerman. They were married for 68 years last August. Born in East Bangor, he was a son of the late Gilbert E. and Agnes S. (Lang) Ackerman.

He was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1947 and Moravian College, Class of 1951.

He was an insurance investigator and claims director for Equifax Insurance Company for 43 years, retiring in 1998.

Lorna M. Harlow

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Lorna M. “Sue” Harlow, 92, of Emmaus, died March 13, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Parker P. “Hank” Harlow. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen (Kennedy) Sellars. She was a loving homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Bruce N. and his wife, Diane; daughter, Susan L. Perdick; grandchildren, Krissy and David.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

March 28

Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, with Richter Mobile. Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.

April 4

“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.

April 11