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Theater review: Players' 'Lad' celebrates poetry month

Monday, March 24, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The stage version of "A Shropshire Lad," weekends through April 6, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown, is a memorable adaptation of a classic by A. E. Housman.

Ara Barlieb adapted and directs the piece, which is a world debut, based on an 1896 book of 63 poems by Housman (March 1859 - 1936), an English poet. Among the more familiar poems are "To An Athlete Dying Young," "Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now" and "When I Was One-And-Twenty."

The play is...

Theater review: Go off to see the 'Wizard' at DeSales

Monday, March 24, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

From the moment Dorothy and Toto skipped onto the stage in the DeSales University Act 3 production of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the children in the audience were captivated. With eyes aglow at the colorful costumes and enchanting sets, in just minutes children and parents alike were drawn out of their real lives and into the fantasy of Munchkin land.

The Act 3 production of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" continues through May 1, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Two-Laugh Minimum, Jimmy Carroll, 8 p.m.March 27, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema

"The Found Footage Festival," 8:30 p.m. March 27, Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher, "VHS Finds," Red Cinema

Rachel Marie, 8 p.m. March 28, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

"Mandudebro Kicks Your Bucket List," 11 p.m. March 28, Blue Cinema

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High School Musicals: Northampton

Monday, March 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

A small town heats up fast when a slick big-city agent gets the idea to promote his military-drafted rock star, Conrad Birdie (Nick Longenbach), by randomly picking a fan club member, Kim MacAfee (Madison Lahr), to give Birdie one last kiss before he heads off to Army boot camp in "Bye Bye Birdie," 7:30 p m. April 3, 4, and 5, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

The musical is directed by Nan L. Guss-Mentzell with choreography by Vicki Troxell....

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

@Body.8 Days Head: MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Concert Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Daedalus Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 11: Purcell, "Three Fantasias": Britten, String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25;...

LVHM

Monday, March 24, 2014 by The Press in Focus

A genealogy workshop will be held 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Registration is 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., with a free continental breakfast. The workshops are: "Fundamentals of Genealogy," 9 a.m.; "Cemetery Records," second seminar; "Intermediate Genealogy," third seminar; "Caring for your Family Treasures," fourth session. Participants may question genealogy presenters following the last session. Workshop participants may use the...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Spring Festival: Going Green, noon - 4 p.m. March 23

Gala Dinner Dance and Auction, 7 p.m. April 12

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

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High School Musicals: Bethlehem Catholic

Monday, March 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Labor trouble strikes and love troubles start when workers fraternize with management in "The Pajama Game," 7 p.m. April 4, 5, 11, 12; 2 p. m. April 6, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

When Babe Williams (Kylie Dunne) becomes spokesperson for the laborers who want a raise she butts heads with Sid Sorokin (Garrett Toole), a supervisor for the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. They can't deny their love and soon the place is in an uproar as the...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 p.m. March 28; noon, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9 p.m. March 29; 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6 p.m. March 30; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. March 31; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. April 1; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. April 2; 1:30, 3:45, 8 p.m. April 3

"Bad Words," noon, 2, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. March 28; noon, 2, 4, 6, 8:30...