A medical novice might be forgiven for imagining the soaring theme from the movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey," as the introduction of a futuristic-looking operating room unfolded recently at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill.
It may be his seventh time playing Scrooge in the Civic Theatre of Allentown's 23rd production of "A Christmas Carol," but actor Barry Glassman won't admit to it.
In fact, he even had the record-setting statistic stricken from his biography in the playbill for the show that opens Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 15 at the 19th Street Theatre.
Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders directs the show based on an adaptation he and Civic President of the Board Sharon Lee Glassman wrote in 1989.
Lucky 7: Dr. Barry Glassman once again steps into the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the delightfully miserly creation in Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale, when Civic Theatre of Allentown presents its 23rd annual staging of "A Christmas Carol," beginning Nov. 30. The production on the main stage of Civic's Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, runs through Dec. 15. Glassman, above, in nightcap, has played Scrooge in more productions at Civic than any other actor in the theater's presentation of the holiday classic. This production marks his seventh time in the role.
The annual Holiday Open House is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Visitor Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
There will be complimentary hot cider, gift ideas, an art exhibit by wildlife artist David Hughes, nature-themed activities, a live owl program and a visit by a flying squirrel.
Information: hawkmountain.org, 610-756-6961.
New York City's My Lord Chamberlain's Consort performs for the annual "Yuletide Revels," 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.
There's a reception with traditional Yuletide tomfoolery: a Boar's Head in Procession, flaming Christmas pudding, wassail, nog, ginger cake, and other traditional Yule treats.
Co-sponsors of the evening of traditional and early music is Moravian College's Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Tickets are expected to be available at the door. Information: 610-867-4741
"The New York Tenors Christmas: Memories of Herald Square," starring Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante, will be presented, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Tickets: statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132
The Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale holds its 8th annual holiday performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Community Services Center, Rooms 201-203, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville campus
The one-hour performance will include Classic Christmas music with a twist, Broadway show tunes and songs by the Beatles.
Monetary or canned goods donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," fifth and final in the series, should please fans of the Stephenie Meyer novel and movie series.
For non-fans, "Breaking Dawn" signals it's time to put the brakes on "The Twilight Saga."
"Part 2" is an extended coda, with not much new happening that didn't happen in "Part 1," i.e., the marriage of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and the birth of their daughter, Renesmee.
Despite some setbacks related to Superstorm Sandy, Touchstone Theatre will present the 13th iteration of "Christmas City Follies," opening Nov. 29.
The show brings back old favorites with some fresh material for "vaudevillian holiday hijinks," says Director Jp Jordan, Artistic Director at the south side Bethlehem theater where the show continues through Dec. 22.
During the storm, Touchstone was without electricity for at least four days, Jordan says, and cast members were dealing with their own struggles as a result of the storm.
A Civil War Christmas Eve with a Pennsylvania-German family will be recreated at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.
Hour-long holiday tours start at noon, with the last tour at 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Tickets: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org, 610-435-1074.