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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Exploring their ‘Voices’ at Touchstone Theatre

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Finding balance in creativity is one of the themes of “Fresh Voices,” an annual show that caps Touchstone Theatre’s apprentice program.

The theater’s 2017-2018 apprentice Chloe Anne Madison explores challenges in the creative process and the balance between chaos and structure in her original works-in-progress, 8 p.m. June 1 and 2, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

Every year, Touchstone selects emerging and transitioning artists to study with the company and learn about life with...

Parkland High School tops 2018 Freddys with nine awards

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” led the 2018 Freddy Awards with nine Freddy Awards. Other musicals receiving multiple Freddy Awards were Emmaus High School’s production of “West Side Story,” with three Freddy Awards, Southern Lehigh High School’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” with three Freddy Awards, and Saucon Valley High School’s production of “The Music Man,” with two Freddy Awards.

Numerous other schools received one Freddy Award...

‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens season at PSF

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A feisty Alice who lands in a colorful, oversized Wonderland will take children on a whimsical journey in “Alice in Wonderland,” the playful children’s show that opens the 27th season June 1 of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF).

“The story is a beautiful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s books, trimming out some elements of the story and concentrating on the others,” says award-winning director Eleanor Holdridge, who makes her directorial debut at PSF.

The stage...

George B. Miller brings farce back to Playhouse

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It has been a long time since George B. Miller has directed a farce.

More than 40 years to be exact.

But that is exactly what he is doing with “The Fox on the Fairway,” Ken Ludwig’s crazy farce about rival golf clubs that opens June 1 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“I’m known for doing serious drama,” Miller says. “This time I wanted to do something a little lighter.”

“The Fox on the Fairway” is Ludwig’s tribute to English farces of the 1930s and 1940s....

The Family Project: mother’s phone use

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Whenever I get on the phone, my two boys, ages 6 and 4, misbehave. They do things they would not do any other time like climbing on chairs to reach snacks, throwing things and fighting. I have to hang up from important calls. What can you suggest?

An early suggestion was to give the boys something to play with, as well as setting boundaries.

Make sure the boys know when it is OK to interrupt the parent on the telephone, and when it is not.

Panelist Pam Wallace made a...


Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kathy and Rick Bonsell of Greenawalds, South Whitehall Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Jake Alderoty, son of Lisa and Neil Alderoty of Clarksburg, Md.

Kelsey and Jake are 2013 graduates of The Pennsylvania State University. Kelsey, who graduated with a communications degree, majoring in advertising, is a partner manager with Google, Chicago, Ill.

Jake graduated with an engineering degree, majoring in chemical engineering.

He is a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 30: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, fresh pear, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, May 31: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 1: Peach glazed chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 4: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, June 5: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.


Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce,...

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool 2’: Meh

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Deadpool 2” is a cesspool of graphic violence, gross profanity, snarky nihilism, and terrible puns.

We might be able to forgive everything but the terrible puns.

Then again, any film that pokes fun at singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a plus.

Not that much of a plus, mind you.

Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.

Just about everything and everybody is fair game for sarcasm in “Deadpool 2,” including Fox TV Network’s “Fox and Friends,” ironic...