Lehigh Valley favorite Dave Roper returns to Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. June 15, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The popular jazz pianist will be joined by long-time bandmates Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums. Tommy Crist will add a vocal or two.
Asked about his start as a pianist, Roper says, “We had a piano in the house. I started playing with it at age five. My mother noticed that I seemed to like it so she started me on...
Q. I am a stay-at-home mom of three: ages 8, 6 and 4. My husband works long hours, and we have no family in the area to help out. I have started gaining weight, and often feel sad and lonely. I know I should take time for myself, but I don’t know how. Any advice?
The panelists had a number of suggestions, ranging from things the mom could do for herself to ways she might connect with other adults.
The discussion began by explaining that part of dealing with the situation was to...
The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP), noted for antic productions of orginal comedies, is presenting the world premiere of a serious drama, “A Softening Of Her Eyes,” written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb.
The two-act play, featuring many of the CKP stable of players, continues at 8 p.m. June 15, 16 and 2 p.m. June 17 on the main stage of the Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Bethlehem.
The show, set during a courtroom trial and at a radio station broadcast, is part of the...
What’s not to like about the Pines Dinner Theatre’s latest offering, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” when you have music and lyrics by the great George M. Cohan?
Pines Co-producer Oliver Blatt, who also wrote the book for the musical, has woven into the storyline of Cohan’s life many recognizable tunes, such as “45 Minutes to Broadway,” “Give my Regards to Broadway” and “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”
Playing through July 1, the musical offers interesting highlights into Cohan’s personal...
Whether playwrights will be writing musicals about the internet and social media only time time will tell.
The media, and newspapers, in particular, have long been the subject of stage dramas and movies, going back at least to “The Front Page” (1931) and up to and including “The Social Network “ (2010) and “The Post” (2017).
Usually, the protagonist is an overly-enthusiastic reporter, hard-driving editor, or wise-cracking femme fatale. You don’t often find a musical entirely...
Lehigh Valley Summer Theater: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival explores new terrain for 2018 season
It’s one of only seven places in North America, where you can see three of Shakespeare’s plays at one event.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) 27th summer season at Desales University in Center Valley is poised to attract patrons from across the globe with its professionally-produced Shakespeare and so much more.
This year, in addition to three Shakespeare plays (the popular “Twelfth Night,” the history play “King Richard II,” and the bittersweet comedy “All’s Well...
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is known for bringing big-name film and Broadway stars to perform in its renowned festival at DeSales University in Center Valley. And the 27th summer season promises to be no exception.
An actor best-known for his role in the “Harry Potter” film series will join actors who have been seen on Broadway, the West End, opera and in film and television, to perform in six different plays through Aug. 5.
Christian Coulson, who played Tom...
Real-life drama: Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) presents the world premiere of “A Softening of Her Eyes,” opening June 8, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Behlehem. The play, written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb, is based on the true story. A black man on trial tells his story on a radio show. Will Alexander, above left, plays the lead, Emmanuel Thorogood Morris. Trish Cipoletti, above right, plays Leslie Grant, the radio show host. Tickets: The Charles A. Brown IceHouse box office,...
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455
“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre
“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage
“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre
“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage
“King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, Main Stage
“All’s Well That Ends Well,” July 25-Aug. 5,...
John and Ann Feichtel, of Northampton, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary May 8.
Ann is the daughter of the late John and Mary Marakovits, who had resided in Northampton.
John is the son of the late Frank and Theresia Feichtel, who had resided in Whitehall.
The couple was married May 8, 1948, in the former Our Lady of Hungary Church, Northampton, by the Rev. Sherf.
They have five children: Tom and his wife, Dolly, of Northampton; Jim, who died in 1984; John...