Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," 8 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 10; 6 p.m. Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 1, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.610-433-2333

Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: Who's Your Daddy?; 10:45 p.m. Aug. 30, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

THEATER REVIEW

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A star is born in Pa. Playhouse 'Aida'

As the late theater critic Jack O'Brian (1914 - 2000) wrote in his syndicated column, "Voice of Broadway" and said on his afternoon interview show WOR-AM: "Always the young strangers."

It's uncertain whether the phrase was borrowed from the title of Carl Sandburg's 1953 book, but O'Brian used it to refer to new talent in break-through roles in Broadway shows.

Harold Lloyd classic at Civic

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Two icons of the silent film era will share Civic Theatre of Allentown's silver screen when Civic presents another installment in its ongoing series of silent film classics at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6

The double bill features Harold Lloyd in "Safety Last," preceded by the short, "One Week" with Buster Keaton.

"Safety Last" has been digitally re-mastered. Both films be shown with Civic's new HD digital projection system which was installed in June.

THEATER REVIEWS 'Henry VIII': An abridged production too far at PSF

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of "Henry VIII," through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a curiosity.

The so-called history play, in its PSF debut (as is "Measure for Measure," also through Aug. 4), is said by some scholars to have been a collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. "Henry VIII" was first performed some 400 years before no-fault divorce, June 29, 1613, at the Globe Theatre, which burned to the ground when a cannon in the play misfired and ignited the thatched roof.

'20 Feet' to summer indie films

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Summer and blockbusters go hand in popcorn at the movies.

The watershed year for the summer blockbuster marketing mentality of the major Hollywood movie studios was 1975 with the release of director Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," which ushered in the summer blockbuster genre of big-budget, fast-paced, thrilling entertainment.

During the summer and Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year's holiday season, there's "counterprogramming," whereby "indie" (independently-released) films are released, sometimes to critical and box office success.

Zen & the art of stairs mastery

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I am 83 years old and I am very afraid of falling down stairs. My mother broke her hip that way, and I think of her every time I am on stairs.

If you think about falling while you are on a staircase, you increase the risk of falling. You have to learn how to redirect your attention away from your troubling thoughts and let your body take you up and down the stairs.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378

Cody Simpson, 11 a.m. July 31

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6

Doug Benson, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7

Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS

ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

@Body.8 Days Head: DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

Welcome Musikfest First Friday, 6 p.m. Aug. 2

ArtWalk, Aug. 31

@Body.8 Days Head: HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY

1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton. 610-756-6961

Foray for Fungai, 10 a.m. Aug. 3

Nature Jounaling, 10 a.m. Aug. 10