Much as the title implies, the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater (MSMT) production of ‘Wild” is wildly unlike any other play I’ve seen to date, and for all the best reasons.
“Wild” continues through July 29, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Showtimes are 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) has saved the best for last in its 2017 season (“Troilus and Cressida,” July 26-Aug. 6, notwithstanding) with a splendid production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” which bookends a season that opened with the spectacular “Evita” (June 14-July 2).
“As You Like It” is in repertory with “The Three Musketeers,” through Aug. 6, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. In other words, it’s the same cast in different roles. “As You Like It” was seen opening night, July 22, for this review.
A Salem Witch Trial will be re-enacted at noon and 2 p.m. July 22, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“This event is based on true testimony and real facts as they occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, more than 300 years ago,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
“We want to give the public a sense of reality, to experience first-hand what these men and women endured as their lives were destroyed when they were unlucky enough to be subjected to the charge of ‘witchcraft,’” said Garrera.
Michael and Donnamarie Yeager of Allentown announce the engagement of their daughter, Desiree’ Marie Yeager, to Tyler Dennis Seiferheld, son of Dennis and Lydia Seiferheld, of Allentown.
Desiree’ is a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and special education.
She is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction through the University of Scranton.
Desiree’ is a first-grade teacher at St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has received a National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant of $15,000 in support of PSF’s Young Company and internship programs.
“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”
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Wednesday, July 19: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.
Thursday, July 20: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.
Friday, July 21: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.
Monday, July 24: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.
Tuesday, July 25: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.
Wednesday, July 26: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.
Afternoon & night delight: Spyro Gyra’s Tom Schuman headlines second annual Christmas City Jazz Fest
July 22 promises to be a jazz lover’s delight in the Lehigh Valley.
The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective presents its second annual “Christmas City Summer Jazz Festival,” 12:30 - 10 p.m. July 22 at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem. There will be 12 groups on two stages. Festival headliner is Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra.
Lehigh Valley jazz legend Dave Roper holds court at Miller Symphony Hall as part of the “Jazz Upstairs” series with the first set kicking off at 7:30 p.m. July 21 in the Rodale Room.
The veteran jazz pianist has been performing in the trio configuration since his graduation from Lafayette College in 1960.
Roper notes, “After Lafayette, rather than look for corporate job, I found I could play piano three or four nights a week with a bass and drummer.” He plays solo piano “on rare occasions.”
Thomas Mann, Penn State Lehigh Valley Artist in Residence for July 2017, is at the heart of several art events throughout the Lehigh Valley this summer. The former Allentown resident and a successful jewelry designer and sculptor moved to New Orleans after attending a jazz fest there in 1977.