The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival couldn't have chosen a more beloved classic than "Fiddler on the Roof" to open its 23rd season.
For PSF, noted for presenting the classics of Shakespeare and the Broadway stage, to borrow from the beloved "Fiddler" song, it's "Tradition."
"It's certainly a musical that our audiences have wanted us to do," says Dennis Razze, PSF associate artistic director, directing "Fiddler," June 11 - 29, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales...
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Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31
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SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378...
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
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Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
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702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. 610-435-3571
Israeli Dancing, 7:30 p.m. Mondays:...
The 11th annual Southside Film Festival (SSFF), through June 14 in Bethlehem, brings 75-plus films from around the world to the Lehigh Valley.
About one dozen film-makers are expected for question and answer sessions about their films being shown at SSFF 2014, which kicked off with a June 9 fundraiser and June 10 opening night party.
Look for the crew from director James Arrabito's dramady feature, "Brooklyn Umemployed"; Craig Colton, director, "Cat Power" comedy short; and Amy...
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Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Cage the Elephant & Kongos, 4 p.m. June 22
Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4
Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9
Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
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325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Live Wire, 8 p.m. June 13
Reo Speedwagon, 8 p.m. June 20
Nero plays: Peter Nero, above, will tickle the ivories for "Peter Nero's Broadway," 8 p.m. June 14, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Nero will be accompanied by Michael Barnett, his principal bassist for 18 years. The evening includes Cole Porter's "Night and Day"; Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory," and a medley of songs from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." Nero founded the Philly Pops, for 35 years directed Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and is its...
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"A Chorus Line," June 11 -29: 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Empie Theatre, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333
"Celebration USA," through July 6, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
"Cinderella," through Aug. 2: meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater, Labuda...
Walt Disney Studios officials may have thought: Who better to re-imagine "Sleeping Beauty" than the "imagineers" (as Disney has called its creative team)?
Thus, "Maleficent," which purports to tell us, in prodigious voiceover narration, the story that we weren't told.
The original fairytale, as told in Disney's classic 1959 animation feature, "Sleeping Beauty," appears charming and quaint in comparison to "Maleficent."
"Maleficent" is anything but quaint and charming. "...
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Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Howie Day, 7:30 p.m. June 11
Vanessa Carlton, 7:30 p.m. June 20
Los Monstros, 1 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival
Mambo Kaliente, 2:30 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival
Salsa Caribe, 7 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival
Nitschmann Middle School Step Team, 4 p.m. Sabor Latin Festival
Hector Rosado, 5:30...
Single tickets are now on sale for the 2014-'15 season at Miller Symphony Hall.
Meanwhile this summer at the hall at 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, the balcony seats will be replaced. The plan designed by Roberson Butz Architects is intended to preserve the vintage beauty of the space while making it more comfortable.
With expanded programming and events at Miller Symphony Hall, the balcony has been put to more use. The seats are wooden and narrow. Some of the seats still have a...