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A von Trapp Christmas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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"Christmas with the von Trapp Children" returns to Bethlehem for the first time since 2006. Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and Justin, great-grandchildren of Maria and Baron von Trapp of "The Sound of Music" fame, sing holiday classics, favorites from the world-famous musical and movie, and folk and Broadway tunes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 - 17, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets: artsqeuest.org, 610-332-3378

It's not always easy 'Going Green'

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Theater-goers who enjoy avant-garde one-person shows should get a kick out of "Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

"It's really funny and silly. People who are jaded by environmentalism it's a fun way to enter into it," says Kristina Wong, the show's creator and performer. "This, for me, is one response that makes the journey more enjoyable."

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

"Cinderella" for Christmas: The Kaleidoscope Children's Theatre performs "Cinderella's Christmas," 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Jillian Rivers-Keegan (Princess) and Ben Church (Prince Charming), above, star. Cinderella, her evil stepmother, wicked stepsisters and her handsome prince are brought to life in the holiday interpretation of the classic fairytale. Will Cinderella make it to the Christmas Ball? The mice seem to think so. Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610- 432-7961

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LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15, 16, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009

"Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Salisbury Senior High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown. stsd.org, 610-797-4107

Rutgers jazz group to perform in Arts at St. John's series

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, one of the elite groups in the Rutgers University Chamber Jazz Ensemble Program, performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St. Allentown.

The number of participants in the group varies each year. In the performance, hosted by the Rutger's Club of the Lehigh Valley as part of The Arts at St. John's concert series, there will be a rhythm section with no fewer than five trombonists.

Shatner goes where the laughter is

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

Great news for "Star Trek" fans and comedy lovers in the Lehigh Valley area: William Shatner beams into the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, to perform his one-man show, "Shatner's World."

In a recent telephone interview, Shatner says his show "grew from sitting around doing interviews."

With your head in the 'Cloud'

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Cloud Atlas" is the year's most astounding film.

"Cloud Atlas" is an epic in concept, screenplay, casting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design. "Cloud Atlas" is akin to the Hollywood epics of Cecil B. DeMille.

"Cloud Atlas" recalls what big studios films do best and yet it's an indie film at heart, albeit one with a $100-million budget. "Cloud Atlas" shows us new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of thinking about the universe.

Dinner, lecture for 10th year of Da Vinci horse at Baum

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

There can be no dispute that Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the world's most influential and inspiring artists. His work has been immortalized all over the world, including here in the Lehigh Valley.

Before his passing in 1994, Charles Dent began a project to recreate Leonardo's Horse from a couple of inches image into three-dimensional 12- and 24-foot sculptures.

IMPROV COMEDY

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Auditions set for Associated Mess

The Associated Mess improv comedy troupe will hold auditions, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Callbacks will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at ArtsQuest Center.

Auditions are scheduled in 30-min. blocks. Auditions will be held with 4 - 6 actors at a time, some of whom will be troupe members. Improv games and scenarios will be played.

Actors do not need to prepare anything. Those interested in auditioning should bring a printed resume and headshot if available.