There's no theater like community theater.
For a wonderful example, see "Annie Get Your Gun," a good-hearted, energetic production of the classic musical-comedy, weekends through Aug. 10, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.
Mark Breiner directs the large, and refreshingly young, cast, outfitted lavishly and with colorful variety by costume designer Cathy Scharf in cowboy hats, boots, fringed cowboy shirts, Native American outfits, barker suits, and tuxedoes and gowns (Annie...
Marilu Henner had such a good time last summer at Bucks County Playhouse, she requested a return engagement.
"They said, 'If you're serious, we'll find a great play for you,'" says Henner.
Henner plays Masha in "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike," the 2013 Tony Award winner as best play, through Aug. 10 at the storied New Hope theater that recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.
"Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike" playwright Christopher Durang, a Bucks...
@Body.8 Days Head:FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS
328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725
Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27
The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3
Midnight Special, 3 p.m. Aug. 10
Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17
Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24
JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31
@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK
Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757
Mike Pilgermayer, noon July 29...
"Begin Again" is one of the most unromantic romantic comedies in recent memory.
There's little romancing, but lots of talking about romance, and plenty of singing about romance in "Begin Again."
The film is of chief interest for the performance of its star, Keira Knightley, who finally breaks free of her bodice-bound costume drama roles, namely those in "Anna Karenina" (2012),"The Duchess" (2008), "Silk" (2007), "Atonement" (2007), "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) and "King...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
The Wilhelm Brothers, 2 p.m. Aug. 9
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9
Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
3 Doors Down Acoustic, 8 p.m. July 24
Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m. July 31
Great White, Vixen, 8 p.m. Aug. 15
Winger, Firehouse, 8 p.m. Sept. 5
@Body.8 Days Head: PPL...
There's an extraordinary exhibit this summer at the Baum School of Art.
"Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso: Symbolism & Romance" surrounds you with the realm of the senses.
Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Allentown Art Museum; Arts Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and guest curator, brought together 19 pastels and oils by Gonzalez Dellosso, who teaches figure drawing and painting at the National Academy School, New York City....
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, 8 p.m. July 24
Run River North, 8 p.m. July 25
Spin Doctors, 8 p.m. July 25
ManDudeBro, 10:30 p.m. July 25, Blue Cinema; Aug. 1, Red Cinema
Sandino, 9 p.m. July 26, Blast Furnace Room
The Fixx, 7:30 p.m. July 30
Chip Chantry, 8 p.m. July 31: "Two Laugh Minimum," Blue Cinema...
The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, has announced its 88th season. Tickets for the new season go on sale to State Theatre members Aug. 5 and to the public Aug. 19. Outside promoter concerts are on sale now.
The box office window at 453 Northampton St. opens at 6 a.m. Online ticketing and phone lines open at noon. There's a limit if 10 tickets per member per performance during members-only sales.
Ticket information: statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132...
@Body.8 Days Head: CATASAUQUA PARK
501 American St., Catasauqua. 610-264-0571
Prugal, 7 p.m. July 25
That Being Said, 7 p.m. Aug. 1
James Supra, 7 p.m. Aug. 8
Easton School of Rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 15
Steel Creek, 7 p.m. Aug. 22
Common Bond, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
@Body.8 Days Head: COPLAY PARK
Second and Kiefer streets, Coplay. 610-262-6088
The Aardvarks, 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Crazy Hearts, 1 p.m. Aug. 23
Lucky 7, 6 p.m. Aug....