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Friday, July 19, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Constellations’ visible at Civic Theatre

Friday, June 28, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s “Constellations” puts a cosmic spin on a romantic relationship that over time travels at the speed of love.

The two-person play, skillfully-directed by William Ross Sanders (Civic Theatre Artistic Director) continues at 7:30 p.m. June 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. June 30. The opening night June 21 performance was seen for this review.

Theater Review: A merry Robin and Marian at PSF

Friday, June 28, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

“The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian,” through Aug. 3, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a fun and modern rendition of the classic tale.

As the lights dimmed and children on the stage carpet seats started looking around, the Sheriff of Nottingham appeared and the tale of Robin Hood and Maid Marian unfolded.

Kailey Edwards, as Sheriff Nottingham, is exciting and grabbed everyone’s attention with her clear, projected voice and detailed, comedic animation.

Theater Review: ‘Mystery’ of a comedy at PSF

Friday, June 28, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Mystery of Irma Vep,” through July 14 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Fesitval, is too much fun.

That’s for openers. it’s also a fascinating, self-contained, self-proclaimed, compact comedy of manners, and ill-mannered at that, in breaking the fourth wall between actor and audience by using nearly every trick in the book.

When the director is Jim Helsinger, that’s a thick book.

Theater Review: NCC ‘Falsettos’ returns to another era

Friday, June 28, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Northampton Community College Summer Theater’s production of “Falsettos” provides an opportunity to explore what was in its time breakthrough-theater in style and subject.

The musical, through June 30, Norman Roberts Lab Theatre, Kopecek Hall, NCC Green Pond Campus, is a two-act compilation of three one-act off-Broadway musicals: “Trousers,” 1979; “March of the Falsettos,” 1982, and “Falsettoland,” 1985. The musical was seen June 20 for this review.

Cirque du Soleil ‘Crystal’ duo performs at Crystal Cave

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was a match made, if not in heaven, then under the hills west of Kutztown.

“Crystal” meets Crystal Cave.

Performers from Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal,” June 26-30, PPL Center, Allentown, visited Crystal Cave, Richmond Township, Berks County, June 25.

They performed acrobatic moves seen in the show that’s making its Lehigh Valley debut.

Leon Fagbemi of London lifts his Cirque du Soleil “Crystal” partner Amber Van Nijk of Belgium high above his head as she balances on his hands outside the entrance to Crystal Cave.

Night On The Town: Shepard The Breeze in Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

They call him The Breeze and for Lehigh Valley native Chris Barczynski, his latest project is living up to its name.

“I’m celebrating 25 years as a professional musician,” says Barczynski.

“And I’ve done some amazing things in those 25 years. But this is the best thing that I’ve been a part of. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

His latest rock group, Shepard The Breeze, performs, 9 p.m. June 21, The Gin Mill, Northampton.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, June 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Stop” at The Peak: Trace Adkins’ “Don’t Stop Tour 2019” stops at 8 p.m. June 21, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Louisana native has sold 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” (1997), “Ladies Love Country Boys” (2007) and “You’re Gonna Miss This” (2008). His 2004 single, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” became a crossover Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit. He appeared in the films “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011), “Moms’ Night Out” (2014) and “I Can Only Imagine” (2018).

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, June 19: Orange juice, cheese steak sandwich w/onions and sauce, Italian marinated vegetable salad, fresh seasoned melon.

Thursday, June 20: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/Ranch dressing, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh strawberries.

Friday, June 21: Summer picnic. Hoagie bag lunch to Slate Belt Senior Center.

‘The Rain, The Park’ & Cowsills

Friday, June 21, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The “Happy Together Tour 2019” offers hit tunes from the 1960s and 1970s in one concert, 8 p.m. June 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The tour, now in its 10th year, features six headlining artists: The Turtles; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; The Buckinghams; The Classics IV, and The Cowsills.

The concert is expected to includef 35 hit songs from the era.