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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 22: Barbecued chicken, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 23: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, jello.

Friday, March 24: Crab cake, tater tots, zucchini, applesauce.

Monday, March 27: Chicken cacciatore, rosemary potatoes, wax beans, whipped berries.

Tuesday, March 28: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli /cauliflower, apple.

Wednesday, March 29: Baked...

Nazareth: ‘Mary Poppins’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Mary Poppins” flies onto the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 1; 2 p.m. April 2; 7:30 p.m. April 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 East Center St., Nazareth.

The musical, a fusion of P. L. Travers’ children’s books and Walt Disney’s 1964 movie of the same title, with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, opened on Broadway in 2006.

Nanny Mary Poppins flies into the chaotic Banks household in 1910 London. With her multi-talented friend Bert, Mary...

Northampton: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Anything Goes” sails onto the stage at 7 p.m. March 30, 31, April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

The musical comedy, written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, debuted on Broadway in 1934.

The show, set aboard an ocean liner, is about the misadventures of stowaway Billy Crocker, who falls in love with American...

‘Once’ in a lifetime opportunity at State

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

When 20-year-old Mackenzie Lesser-Roy auditioned for the role of Girl in “Once,” the college student doubted she’d landed the job.

“I went to the open call on a whim and I actually almost left. I ended up getting a callback. I almost didn’t go to the callback, either because I was just about to start my junior year of college.

“I went to the callback and I had two or three more callbacks after that and then I got a call in the middle of September that they wanted me for the job...

‘Once’ in a lifetime musical at State

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

When 20-year-old Mackenzie Lesser-Roy auditioned for the role of Girl in “Once,” the college student doubted she’d landed the job.

“I went to the open call on a whim and I actually almost left. I ended up getting a callback. I almost didn’t go to the callback, either because I was just about to start my junior year of college.

“I went to the callback and I had two or three more callbacks after that and then I got a call in the middle of September that they wanted me for the job...

‘Pippin’ makes the magic happen

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Naysh Fox, who portrays the title character in “Pippin,” knows how the magic happens

He was involved in a college production of the musical and witnessed the creation of the 2013 revival.

The four Tony Awards-winning musical “Pippin” will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 26, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Pippin is a young prince on a quest to find his purpose in life. He encounters both grand and simplistic lifestyles and is finally confronted with a...

Russian Ballet ‘Swan’ to glide

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of “Swan Lake” bodes to be as memorable as a swan gliding across a lake.

“Swans are majestic, strong and graceful, as our dancers are,” says Alexander Daev, Assistant Artistic Director and Ballet Master of the Russian National Ballet Theatre for eight years. “Our stage sets, lighting and costumes create a visual panorama always to be remembered,” says Daev.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents the exquisite ballet classic...

Movie review: Wolverine shows claws in ‘Logan’

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Logan.”

Who, you might ask, is Logan?

After a blockbuster opening weekend, you may be among the few in the whole wide world who does not know that Logan is the name of Wolverine, here downplayed as a comic book superhero and presented more as a human being, albeit, a so-called mutant human being, played again with brooding gusto by Hugh Jackman.

Make no mistake about it, Logan, aka Wolverine, gets his claws out in “Logan” aplenty. The result is quite a...

Arts Ovation Awards honors eight

Friday, March 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Arts Commission and the City of Allentown celebrates the impact of the arts on Allentown and the Lehigh Valley when it presents the 29th Annual Allentown Arts Ovation Awards, 5:30 p.m. May 9, Renaissance Hotel at PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

Recipients of the 2017 Arts Ovation Awards include:

Special Recognition for Arts Advocacy Award: State Sen. Patrick M. Browne (R-16). In 2009, Browne crafted the one-of-a-kind, 130-acre Neighborhood...