Behind the scenes of your favorite game show, local pub trivia night, board game and puzzle page, lurk a team of freelance professional game writers. They often don’t have a public byline, yet they are the anonymous beating heart of every popular quiz show, word-game and riddle challenge imaginable.
The Blue Route Blues Band returns March 9 and Pawn Shop Bound, featuring Rick Young, performs April 9 for “Tavern Nights,” Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.
Wine tastings will be available. The concerts are 7-9 p.m. and are BYOB, with free light snacks and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No reservations. A donation is requested. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Singular sensation: From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, “A Chorus Line” takes over the stage, 4 p.m. April 15 (rescheduled from 7:30 p.m. March 2), State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Big League Productions’ ”A Chorus Line” features Michael Bennett’s original work restaged by Baayork Lee, director-choreographer, who played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production.
As Music Director and Conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, I am always looking for new projects we can do and ways that we can partner with other arts organizations in the Lehigh Valley.
Creating new music for today’s audiences is one of my passions, and is one way that we can reflect our times and leave a legacy of music for future generations.
It is challenging for composers today to have their works performed by a symphony orchestra, and so we created the 2018 Composer’s Contest with several age categories to create opportunities for their music to be heard.
The Saucon Valley High School theater department parades onstage with “The Music Man ” where con-artist “Professor” Harold Hill’s scheme to bilk a small Midwestern town gets complicated when he meets Marian the librarian.
Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.
“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.”
Q. My son graduated from high school this past spring and is not working nor attending college. He says that nothing interests him. My husband and I have explained to him that he needs to figure out what he wants to do to support himself, but he just says he doesn’t like anything. In the meantime, he sleeps late, plays video games and hangs out with friends at night. We can’t support him forever. What do you suggest we do?
Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
The Oscars, and Hollywood for that matter, are in pretty good shape.
“The Shape of Water,” that is.
But enough philosophizing, no shoulda, woulda, coulda from yours truly. Here are my picks for the 2018 Academy Awards in the categories of the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.
Picture: “The Shape Of Water”
Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School presents “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’”
Show times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.
Adam Soto is director, assisted by choreographer Victor Abreu and music director Katherine Moyer.