“A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” is an odd little film.
On the one hand, it’s been perceived as a biopic of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, native Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003), host of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” (1968 - 2001), produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, and telecast on Public Broadcasting Television stations.
On the other hand, the film is not a Fred Rogers biopic.
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in November for a second straight month.
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 1.5 percent, by only 11 properties, in November, with 700 houses sold, compared to 711 houses sold in November 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12.
Summit Lawn residents, an estimated 60-strong, packed the Salisbury Township municipal building for the December township planning commission meeting with several voicing concerns about a proposed building project at the Girl Scouts’ Mountain House Day Camp atop South Mountain.
“She Loves Me,” the musical that closes the 2019 season at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, has a fascinating theater and movie pedigree.
The original production of the Broadway musical, with music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and book by Joe Masteroff (“Cabaret”), was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1963. “She Loves Me” was revived on Broadway in 1993 and in 2016, receiving eight Tony nominations in the latter incarnation.
The stage musical goes back further than that.
For its 30th anniversary production of “A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown looked to several other anniversaries for a new twist on the stage version of the Charles Dickens’ novella.
“Christmas Carole 1944,” Dec. 6 -21, main stage of Nineteenth Street Theatre, Allentown, salutes several other anniversaries, including the 30th anniversary of “Christmas Carol” at Civic.
“We did it 20 years ago,” says “Christmas Carole 1944” Director-Choreographer William Sanders, Civic Theatre Artistic Director.
After two decades of producing “Christmas City Follies,” there’s no folly, nor formula, for what has become a beloved holiday treat at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.
The big quilt curtain again opened for “Christmas City Follies XX,” beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Dec. 22 at Touchstone.
Let’s pay attention to the Touchstone Ensemble behind the curtain.
“Since the first five ‘Follies,’ the last 15 have been in consecutive years. There were gaps in the first five years,” says “Follies” director Jp Jordan, Touchstone Artistic Director.
“Frozen II” is an impressive animation feature film highlighted by inspiring artwork and excellent songs sequences.
“Frozen II” was seen in the 3D format for this movie review. “Frozen II” is worth paying the 3D premium ticket price to see the film. The animation glistens, glows and shimmers. That’s partly because of the film’s predominantly winter setting. The ice is the icing on the animation cake of “Frozen II.”
In the 3D format, snowflakes seem to float before your eyes. It’s almost as if you are inside a giant snow globe.
The Salisbury Township 2020 budget has been adopted with the previously-discussed approximate $93 annual increase in taxes and fees intact.
Commissioners voted 4-0 with one commissioner absent at the Dec. 12 meeting to approve the 2020 township budget and ordinance to set and reaffirm tax rates and approve budget appropriations.
Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.
It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.
“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in October.
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 5.5 percent in October, with 703 houses sold, compared to 744 houses sold in October 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Nov. 13.
The decline followed an increase in closed sales for houses in September.
Closed sales for the 10 months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.7 percent, to 7,213, compared to 7,166 for the 10 months of 2018.