"Spring Awakening" continues Civic Theater of Allentown's philosophy of debuting edgy works in the Lehigh Valley.
The Tony Award-winning musical, in its Lehigh Valley debut through Oct. 27, opened Civic's main stage 2013 - '14 season
"We've been trying to do it for about three to five years," says Civic Artistic Director William Sanders, who is directing "Spring Awakening," with music direction by Justin Brehm. "The moment I saw it, I wanted to do it," Sanders says.
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Lehigh Valley author Bathsheba Monk, who gives a talk as part of Lehigh University's "Notations" series, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, has embarked on a new quest: teen fiction.
Monk, the author of "Now You See It ... Stories from Cokesville, Pa," a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2006, and two novels, "Dead Wrong" and "Nude Walker," isn't taking a typical approach to the young adult genre.
Jazzing it up: Stage, television and movie actress Lynnie Godfrey, above, steps into the "Jazz Upstairs" spotlight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Her performance will feature music and lyrics from the Great American Songbook, including hits written by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Her Broadway shows include "Eubie!" She's had roles on the TV shows "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law." She was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski." Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610-432-6715
Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."
Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."
Award-winning Baltimore singer-songwriter Ellen Cherry performs a concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. The concert includes songs from her newest CD, "Please Don't Sell the Piano."
The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) perform a neat trick in its production of "A Flea in Her Ear," through Oct, 12, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.
CKP co-founder and "Flea" director Ara Barlieb turns inside out the stereotypes exploited by the French farce written by George Feydeau in the version by David Ives by casting against stereotype.
The results are a whirlwind of mirth.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Members and friends of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1701 Church Road, Allentown, celebrate the church's 254th anniversary with a pork and sauerkraut dinner Oct. 5.
"A Flea in Her Ear," 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12; 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176
"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct 15, 22, Dec. 3, 10
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29
Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"