Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Picture this: Pa. Youth Ballet

Friday, June 2, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Two family-friendly ballets with live music, “Carnaval” and “Pictures at an Exhibition,” will be performed by the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley June 2, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

One performance for school students will be presented at 10 a.m. and one performance for the public will be presented 7 p.m. June 2.

The Ballet Guild, a nonprofit organization founded by Marjorie Berlin Fink in 1958, serves as the umbrella organization of the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB).

Benefit brings

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

SSFF:

The Fifth annual “SouthSide Film Festival Fundraiser” is 6 p.m. June 12, Molinari’s, 322 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Participating chefs are Dominic Lombardo, TheMINT Gastropub; Mike Pichetto and Martin Castro, 3rd & Ferry Fish Market; Joe Bruno, grain; Melanie Lino, Lit Roastery and Bakeshop, and Geo Dodig, Molinari’s.

Zoso to recreate Led Zeppelin in concert at Sherman Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” is a tribute band that captures the masterful talent of Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and pays homage to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Zoso’s passion, musical ability and showmanship has earned the group critical acclaim and a loyal following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes,” and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso “the closest to the original.”

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival warms up to ‘The Ice Princess’

Friday, June 2, 2017 by ELLEN WILSON in Focus

A brave princess meets new friends, learns a valuable lesson, and discovers magical powers in “The Ice Princess.”

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) show, ideal for children ages 3 to 12, opens June 2 and continues through Aug. 5 in Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Children can get a front row seat for the show with onstage carpet seating, and they can meet the actors after performances for photos and autographs.

Pirronne Yousefzadeh makes her directorial debut at PSF with “The Ice Princess.”

‘Luminosity’ honors Air Products

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSF:

Air Products is the 2017 recipient of the “Will Shakespeare Award,” to be presented at “Luminosity,” a gala benefit June 3, University Center, DeSales University, that launches The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season.

Performing at the event is Broadway actress and Easton native Dee Roscioli, who stars in PSF’s “Evita. Roscioli was last seen at PSF in the Festival’s 2012 production of “Sweeney Todd.”

The event features preview performances by award-winning PSF artists from upcoming summer productions.

Shakespeare for everyone: Broadway in Center Valley returns to DeSales campus for Pa. Shakespeare Festival

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), with its Main Stage Theatre production of “Evita” opening June 14, bodes to be bigger and better than ever for its 26th season.

Already, the 2017 season has set a record.

PSF set a new one-day sales record Feb. 15, opening day of single-ticket sales for the summer 2017 season. In one day, 938 tickets were sold for a more than $43,000 total. That’s a 64 percent increase, compared to the first day of single ticket sales in 2016, the Festival’s record-breaking 25th anniversary season.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Breaded pork chop, mashed red potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, June 1: Apple juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, June 2: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a soft roll with mustard, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Apprentices bring ‘Fresh Voices’ to Touchstone Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Sabrina DeWeerdt and Joe Ferraro are no strangers to theater.

Ferraro has performed with The Associated Mess, the Lehigh Valley-based improvisational comedy troupe, and in a handful of Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies” shows.

DeWeerdt received a BA in theater from Muhlenberg College.

So it came as no surprise to either them how much hard work they would need to dedicate to Touchstone’s “Fresh Voices,” June 2 and 3, the annual celebration of new theater, featuring original works-in-progress by the 2016-17 Touchstone Apprentices.

STEM classes

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers “Pump up Your Brain!” summer classes for students in grades 6 through 10 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) taught by LCCC instructors at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

“Everyday Biotechnology” explores scientific concepts that can be applied in the home and garden: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for grades 9-10 (rising), with additional materials fee as applicable: “Chemistry in the Kitchen,” July 10-14, and “Playing in the Dirt,” July 17-21.

Freddys: Emmaus, 7; Parkland, 5; LV high school musicals dominate

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Emmaus High School’s production of “Miss Saigon (School Edition)” received seven Freddy Awards to lead nominees in the 2017 Freddy Awards for high school musicals productions.

Parkland High School’s production of ”Pippin” received five Freddy Awards, the next most number of Freddys.

Bethlehem Catholic High School’s “Oklahoma!” received two Freddy awards.