The Muhlenberg College Music Theatre (MSMT) 33rd-season opening production of "Crazy for You" is crazy fun and crazy good. It's as if an MGM musical has come to life in west Allentown in Technicolor.
The all-dancing, all-singing musical with many of George and Ira Gershwin's most popular songs (12 in Act One and eight in Act Two), continues through June 30, Dorothy H. Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
"I just flew in from San Francisco," says Noel Paul Stookey, "on my way into New York City to meet Peter [Yarrow]. We are going to do an interview with Tom Brokaw on 'JFK Remembered' - fifty years later.
"Can you believe it's been fifty years?" says Noel Paul Stookey, of the legendary folk singing trio, Peter, Paul and Mary.
Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow perform their "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary" tour, 8 p.m. June 21, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Q. Are hallucinations reason enough to see a doctor?
Hallucinations can be a symptom of a variety of problems, physical and mental. They can be caused by schizophrenia, dementia, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, fever, drugs, and alcohol. You should see a doctor immediately about this symptom.
Visual loss is a common cause of hallucinations, too. About one in 10 with vision problems has hallucinations. It is suspected that this phenomenon is under-reported because victims fear they are losing their minds and don't want their doctors to know.
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Choreography: How does it begin? Where does it come from?
Explains Karen Dearborn, a professor and founding Director of Dance at Muhlenberg College, who choreographed "Crazy for You" for the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, where the Tony-winning Gershwin musical continues through June 30:
"Choreographing for a musical starts with research, reading the play, listening to the music, researching the dances of the period and understanding the original and subsequent productions to grasp the musical's history.
"Frances Ha" is not your typical funny-ha-ha film.
That's not unusual because the films of "Frances Ha" director Noah Baumbach are noted for his skewed takes and skewering of this American life, including "Kicking and Screaming" (1995), "Mr Jealousy" (1997), "The Squid and the Whale" (2005), "Margo at The Wedding" (2007) and "Greenberg" (2010).
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens its 22nd season with an exuberant, stupendous and memorable production of the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Oklahoma!"
PSF Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze pulls out all the stops in his thoughtful yet zealous direction of the huge cast of 25, a dynamic 14-piece orchestra conducted by music director Nathan Diehl and rambunctious boot-scootin' boogie choreography by Stephen Casey.
The Moravian College Department of Music hosts the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival, June 22, Peter Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.
This year's guest artists are Julian Gray, Serap Bastepe-Gray, Pat Sise, Mark Edwards, Glenn Caluda and David Pace.
The festival, directed by Moravian College alumnus James Schultheis '10, is a full-day of recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts. The event is co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society.
The deadline for the 2013 Allentown Fair Queen contest has been extended to June 21.
The fair queen makes appearances and represents the fair during the event's Aug. 27 - Sept. 2 run, at the State Fair Queen Contest in January and in the community throughout the year.
The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 161 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties who possess an ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.
"Crazy" for choreography: "Crazy for You" choreographer Karen Dearborn, above left, with, left to right, Patrick McTamany, Chelsea Montgomery-Duban, Ryan Skerchak, Tommy McCarthy and Joe Marx inspires the dancers at the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre. The 1992 Tony Award winner for best musical and choreography continues through June 30, Dorothy Hess Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Marilyn Hazelton, Poet-in-Residence at The Swain School, talks and leads workshops at The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group June meeting, 10 a.m. June 22, Palmer Branch, Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.
The morning program is free and open to the public. The afternoon workshop is free for members with a fee for nonmembers. Registration required: glvwg.org