With rousing music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, and an engrossing book by Peter Stone, “1776” is an often whimsical, frequently poignant reminder that the tortuous path to American independence began not just on the battlefield, but on the political front, as well.
“The Rat Pack Lounge,” a musical written by James Hinderman and Ray Roderick, brings back memories of the 1960s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and, usually, a fourth or fifth entertainer (Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop), packed ‘em in at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas.
Now playing at The Pines Dinner Theatre, Allentown, through Aug. 19, “The Rat Pack Lounge” is from every aspect the best Pines’ production so far this season.
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Wednesday, July 11: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.
Thursday, July 12: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, July 13: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.
Monday, July 16: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.
Tuesday, July 17: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.
Wednesday, July 18: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.
Lifetime Bethlehem residents Thomas F. Keim and Louise (Stiles) Keim were feted by family and friends at a surprise reception May 27 to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.
Thomas was an insurance underwriter with MetLife for many years.
Louise was a catalog specialist at the Bethlehem Area Public Library.
The Keims were married May 29, 1948, in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church by the late Rev. William Berkemeyer.
They are the parents of daughters Joanne Keim, who is married to Bryan Van Sweden, and Linda, who is married to Jaime Hunsicker.
Searching for the purpose to our life is a universal struggle that many of us can relate to, especially in our youth.
It’s a quest that led Noah Dach to create and direct “Tal: Beyond Imagination,” presented by Atlas Circus Company in its world premiere through July 28 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) in the Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
Q. I am petrified of spiders. Is my fear justified? Are they dangerous or just creepy?
Spiders are not aggressive. They bite you only in self-defense. Most bites by spiders are harmless. However, there are dangerous spiders. Spider bites are responsible for fewer than three deaths a year in the United States.
Spider bites have caused people to have limbs amputated. These victims refused to get medical remedies early and suffered from large wounds that became infected.
A Grande return: Broadway, television, social media star in ‘How To Succeed In Business’ at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Frankie Grande, of Broadway, television and social media fame, stars in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of the classic Broadway musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” July 11 - July 29, Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
“I wanted to study biology and theater and dance and that was impossible at every other college,” says Grande, a Muhlenberg College graduate, Class of 2005, who triple-majored in biology, theater and dance.
Auditions for The Pennsylvania Playhouse production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are 7 p.m. July 15 and 16 at The Playhouse, 390 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.
Callbacks, if needed, are at 7 p.m. July 17. Show dates are: Sept 28, 29, Oct 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at The Playhouse.
The Nuge: Ted Nugent brings his brash style of rock ‘n’ roll to Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, for a concert at 8 p.m. July 11. Nugent, a guitar-playing showman, has sold more than 40 million albums and performed more than 6,500 concerts. The Detroit rocker spans five decades of multi-platinum hits, from the Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to “Cat Scratch Fever.” Opening the concert: Dave Bray, a Navy veteran and now touring musician, singer and songwriter. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000