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.
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.
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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.
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.
Charles Richter won’t be around this summer to celebrate his 40th anniversary as cofounder of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.
That’s because there will be no Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) this summer.
“I pulled the plug on Tuesday [March 17] because I think now people are beginning to realize that this [Coronavirus pandemic] is a long haul,” said Richter, MSMT Artistic Director.
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.
The staff of Civic Theatre of Allentown has been laid off and the anchor of Allentown’s West End Theatre District is closed.
Civic Theatre has launched a campaign, #IAMCIVICTHEATRE, to raise funds for operating expenses to reopen the historic theater which produces plays and musicals, has a children’s theater school, an art gallery, and screens arthouse, foreign and classic films.
Q. I love southern cooking and I was wondering what you thought about it from a geezer health standpoint.
Every time I’ve traveled south, I’ve been struck by the food many southerners eat. Lots of fat, salt, sugar and other harmful foods in great quantities.
I remember trying to get a Kaiser roll in a neighborhood grocery story in North Carolina. The best I could do was a Moon Pie, a chocolate-covered pastry made with two round graham cracker cookies and marshmallow filling in the center.
Ever since we got married, well-meaning family members have been asking when are we going to start a family. We have been politely smiling and trying to give a vague answer. What is the best way to politely answer the “When are you having a baby question?”
This is a very personal question that when posed will make most people feel uncomfortable.
Some people do not have a sensitive awareness of boundaries when it comes to personal topics. The problem is, no matter how you respond, you know that your response will be analyzed.
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.