Although the stage musical, "The Happy Elf," has been performed previously, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT), with the help of its creator, singer-songwriter-actor Harry Connick, Jr., has retooled the entire production, adapting it for a much larger cast and adding new musical numbers.
PYT launches its ambitious holiday production, "The Happy Elf," 7 p.m., Nov. 30, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 57 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem, where it continues through Dec. 16.
The Good Pennyworths, known for dramatic interpretations of Early Music, present the fifth annual holiday concert, "A Pennyworth of Christmas," 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield.
Performing: Jacquelyn Penfold, soprano; Kirsten Kane, mezzo; Christopher Preston Thompson, tenor and gothic harp; and Garald Farnham, baritone and lutes.
A freewill donation will be asked at the door.
Crowded Kitchen Players continues its tradition to discover and produce forgotten plays with the Lehigh Valley premiere of "Parfumerie," Nov. 30 - Dec. 16, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, Quakertown.
Let it not be said that Allentown isn't about entertainment.
At one time, there was not one, but three concert halls at Sixth and Linden streets alone.
Of these, the last one not only standing but thriving is Symphony Hall, newly-minted as Miller Symphony Hall.
The renamed hall reflects the legacy of the man who saved it and the family that served it.
Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis are once again bringing their tour to Bethlehem, performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks.
Enter The Haggis has played in the Lehigh Valley numerous times, including shows at Musikfest and Celtic Classic.
The band of Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy incorporates different instruments from the octave mandolin, to bagpipes, banjos and fiddles.
The locktender's house in Walnutport, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is one of only two original stone locktender's houses along the Lehigh Canal. The other one is in Freemansburg, Northampton County. There are several privately-owned frame locktenders' houses.
The Walnutport Canal Association, which runs the Walnutport Canal Museum at the locktender's house, restored four miles of the Lehigh Navigation Canal Towpath and one-quarter mile of wooded trails in the Earl F. Snyder Canal Park, where an annual canal festival is held.
There will be explosions.
There will be death-defying acts.
There will be hand-to-hand combat.
There will be shootings.
There will be nods to iconic James Bond imagery and set pieces: a spectacular opening credit sequence with a title song by a popular recording star (here it's Adele), the silver Aston Martin DB5, the jangly guitar and brass instrumental theme, the martini (shaken, not stirred), the tuxedo, and scenes in MI6 headquarters, a casino (Macao) and a bedroom.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Winners in the Olympus InVision Photo Festival College Photography Contest, left to right: Stefan Schein, senior, Kutztown University; Nina Pollock-Antog, senior, Kutztown University; and E'lana Lemon, senior, Lehigh University, with contest judge and photographer Zoe Strauss. Area exhibits for Lehigh Valley Photography Month continue through November.
The heartbeat of the symphonic rock that exemplifies The Moody Blues is drummer Graeme Edge, the Moodies' poetry man, keeping time for the group some 48 years.
At 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, The Moody Blues begin the second leg of their "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45 Tour," commemorating the 45th anniversary of the release of their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album.