“Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
“How do you measure, measure a year?”
It’s been 20 years since the late Jonathan Larson’s famous lyrics were first sung on Broadway, creating an enduring hit.
The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” is on its national tour, with a stop at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
“Rent,” the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, is a reimagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme”...
The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute band in its 30th year, has sold out theaters and clubs across North and Central America, Europe and Asia, and appeared at music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, and Germany’s “Rock of Ages.”
“The Machine: America’s Premiere Live Pink Floyd Experience” stops at 8 p.m. April 6, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Expect to hear a mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, including faithful renditions of...
For writer and director Christopher Shorr, the creation of “Dictators 4 Dummies” started as early as 2014.
“Dictators 4 Dummies” has its world premiere, April 5-15, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.
“It began as a research into a phenomenon. I was looking into the odd situation of people not seeming to recognize these ... moves from ‘The Fascist Playbook,’ if you will,” Shorr explains.
Shorr, Director of Theatre, Moravian College, devised the original title, “The Fascist...
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series
Freedom High School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy inspired by “The Princess and the Pea,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, at 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.
The show, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, opened on Broadway in 1959.
The Freedom production is directed by Jennifer Wescoe, assisted by...
The William Allen High School theater department presents “Aida: School Edition,” a musical about Aida, a captured Nubian princess; Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian soldier they both love, at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.
The William Allen production is directed and produced by John T. Sechler, assisted by choreographer-assistant director Dawn Blanco, music director...
The Dave Roper Trio performs 3 p.m. April 8, second floor sanctuary, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Roper, piano, will be joined by Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums.
Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Thursday, April 5: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, April 6: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.
Monday, April 9: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, April 10: Baked ham w/maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....
“Bright Beach Memoirs” is the classic coming-of-age tale of 15-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome as he navigates life with his family in 1937 Brooklyn.
The Neil Simon semi-autobiographical play has been a comedy favorite since it debuted on Broadway in 1983.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” is presented April 6, 7, 13-15, 19-22, The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Rody Gilkeson, long-time director of shows...
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, April 4: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.
Thursday, April 5: Minestrone soup, Italian beef-cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.
Friday, April 6: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.
Monday, April 9: Beef Stroganoff,...