It might seem incongruous to call a theatrical production about dying a feel-good play, but that is a perfect way to describe Civic Theatre of Allentown’s latest offering, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” through May 20, Alumnae Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
Written originally as a best-selling memoir by sportswriter Mitch Albom, then turned into a TV movie and later a play by Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher, “Tuesdays with Morrie” celebrates life and death as natural progressions.
Spoiler Alert: This movie review is going to avenge “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The hit movie, which broke domestic and international opening weekend movie box-office records, and continues to set records, is a bloated, computer-generated-imagery mess.
The Mavel Cinematic Universe is a very crowded universe in “Avengers: Infinity War,” with just about every character known to superhero fans in the movie, short of Inspector Gadget. Yes, I know he’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lucky him. It wouldn’t have surprised me if Jar Jar Binks showed up.
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Wednesday, May 2: Broccoli cheese soup, chicken and grape salad on a croissant, marinate vegetable salad, fresh banana mousse.
Thursday, May 3: Sweet ‘n sour pork, white rice, Asian mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, May 4: Cream of tomato soup, Tater Tot casserole, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.
Monday, May 7: Apricot nectar, calves liver, onion gravy, mashed red potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.
The 20th annual City Arts Camp returns June 25 and runs through June 29 in Allentown.
The camp, a collaborative project of the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Association, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, and Repertory Dance Theatre, allows campers to learn about the arts while participating in activities and classes run by the Allentown arts nonprofits.
The camp is for children from ages 7 to 11 and is held 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Emmaus native and award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Gardner wanted to spotlight local films directed by and starring women in her second film festival in her hometown.
“I was excited to find out how many women are making films in the Lehigh Valley,” Gardner says. “It was bigger than I expected.”
Dear Jacquelyn, With summer approaching, I could use suggestions regarding appropriate summer attire for work. I would like to put away the dark pants and wear some dresses. How can I update my office wardrobe while taking care to not overdo it?
It’s important to strike a balance between comfortable and appropriate when it comes to work attire.
The first thing you’ll want to do is consult dress code of the company. Businesses have a variety of policies regarding summer office attire.
Second of two parts
The shoulder is made up of three bones: the collarbone, shoulder blade and upper arm bone.
The shoulder is the body’s most movable joint. It is also unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. The unstable shoulder is held in place by soft tissue: muscles, tendons and ligaments.
When Civic Theatre of Allentown first staged “Tuesdays With Morrie” in 2008 it was an intimate production presented on the then new black box stage of Theatre514.
This time around, the two-person play about a student and his teacher dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, opens May 4 on the much larger stage of Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Hall.
Side-by-Side: The annual “Side-by-Side Concert” is 7 p.m. May 6, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Student musicians from area high schools play side-by-side with members of The Allentown Band. Guest conductor is Dr. Virginia Allen. Guest soloist is Carol Jantsch, above, playing the tuba. Jantsch is Principal Tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715
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Wednesday, May 2: Stuffed peppers, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, May 3: Fresh salmon patty, brown rice, roasted beets, diced pears.
Friday, May 4: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.
Monday, May 7: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.
Tuesday, May 8: Pork Marsala, creamy rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.
Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate pudding.