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Monday, April 23, 2018

Whitehall: ‘The Addams Family’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“The Addams Family,” with ironically macabre characters created by Charles Addams for his single-panel cartoons, lurches onto the stage at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14, and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

Randi Kaplan directs the Whitehall production, assisted by choreographer Missy Keiser Zimmer, music director Eddie Hong, and student director and stage manager Elaine Ramirez.

With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by...

Parkland: ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School rings in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 3 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine (1999) and Peter Parnell (2014), the musical is based on “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo and features songs from the 1996 Walt Disney animated film adaptation.

Director, producer and...

Freedom: ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Freedom High School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy inspired by “The Princess and the Pea,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, at 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.

The show, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, opened on Broadway in 1959.

The Freedom production is directed by Jennifer Wescoe, assisted by...

Allen: ‘Aida: School Editiion’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The William Allen High School theater department presents “Aida: School Edition,” a musical about Aida, a captured Nubian princess; Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian soldier they both love, at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The William Allen production is directed and produced by John T. Sechler, assisted by choreographer-assistant director Dawn Blanco, music director...

Dave Roper Trio

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

SECOND SUNDAY:

The Dave Roper Trio performs 3 p.m. April 8, second floor sanctuary, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Roper, piano, will be joined by Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums.

Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 5: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 6: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, April 9: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 10: Baked ham w/maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....

Pennsylvania Playhouse visits ‘Brighton Beach’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Bright Beach Memoirs” is the classic coming-of-age tale of 15-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome as he navigates life with his family in 1937 Brooklyn.

The Neil Simon semi-autobiographical play has been a comedy favorite since it debuted on Broadway in 1983.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” is presented April 6, 7, 13-15, 19-22, The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Rody Gilkeson, long-time director of shows...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, April 5: Minestrone soup, Italian beef-cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, April 6: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, April 9: Beef Stroganoff,...

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ASO Chamber Series: The Allentown Symphony Association announces its second annual collboration with the Arts at St. John’s for the “ASO Chamber Series” at St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Alentown. Allentown Symphony Orchestra musicians, along with guests soloists, will perform four 50-minute concerts during April in the beautiful nave of the stained-glass church. The first, at 12:10 p.m. April 3, features Eliezer Gutman, violinist and Concertmaster of the Allentown...