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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Say Cusack: Movie star John Cusack presents a screening of his 1989 hit film, “Say Anything,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, followed by a conversation and audience question and answer session. With four decades’ worth of roles in more than 70 films, Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into his breakout role as Lloyd Dobler. Cusack went on to star in “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank” and “Being John Malkovich.” A limited number of VIP seats include a post-show photo opportunity with Cusack, but no autographs. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132

Season-opener: Munopco Music Theatre of Allentown opens its 2018-2019 season with Lerner & Loewe’s “Brigadoon.” 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28, and 29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 23, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown. The classic musical, which brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life, features standards such as “Almost Like Being in Love.” Brigadoon is directed by Rody Gilkeson, with music direction by Julius Sarkozy and choreography by Joey Schubert. The cast features Robert Clausnitzer (Tommy Albright), above with Beth Clausnitzer, and Elizabeth Marsh-Gilkeson (Fiona MacLaren), Brett Oliveira (Jeff Douglas) and Jessica Weber (Meg Brockie. Tickets: Scottish Rite Cathedral box office, 1533 Hamilton St. Allentown; munopco.org/tickets; 610-437-2441

Gridiron magic: Former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper turned “America’s Got Talent” finalist Jon Dorenbos brings his style of magic and comedy to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Dorenbos played in the NFL for 14 years, 11 of which were with the Eagles. In fall 2016, Dorenbos competed on ”America’s Got Talent” with his combination of magic and uplifting stories stemming from his difficult childhood. After being traded to the New Orleans Saints during the 2017 preseason, it was discovered Dorenbos had an aortic aneurysm that required immediate surgery, ending his career but saving his life. The Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII that season, and the team presented Dorenbos with a championship ring. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132