Submissions are now being accepted for the 15th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 22 and April 23 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.
A turn-of-the-century matchmaker arrives on the stage in “Hello, Dolly!,” 7 p.m. March 18, 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 21 and 22, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.
Director Jill Kuebler is assisted by music director Rita Cortez and set designer Chris Kollar.
Based on Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker,” the music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman and the book is by Michael Stewart.
“The Call of the Wild” has been lambasted for its Computer Generated Imagery creation of the lead character, Buck, a 140-pound St. Bernard–Scotch Collie mix.
The wags’ snarky sendups went something like this: Harrison Ford acts opposite a CGI dog. Well, yes, and it’s remarkable.
“The Call of the Wild” provides a rollicking good yarn based on the Jack London novel set in 1897 during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Canadian Yukon, Canada. Sled dogs were nearly as good as gold. Buck is stolen from a California farm, abused and crated off north to become the leader of the pack.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, March 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.
Thursday, March 12: Honey glazed turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples.
Friday, March 13: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.
Monday, March 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.
Tuesday, March 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.
Civic Theatre of Allentown’s “Silence! The Musical,” April 3 - 11, Civic Theatre514, Allentown, is based on the 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
At first glance, this stage adaptation might not seem like a good idea.
But “Silence!” is so over the top, the psychological horror does not hit home in the way it does in the film, and it is overshadowed by laughs.
Civic Theater of Allentown Artistic Director William Sanders, who’s directing the show, says, “It is really in good fun. The violence is silly.”
If you are you a student with a disability, striving to be successful in college and would benefit from being connected with a peer mentor and-or the ability to work with an academic career coach, Lehigh Carbon Community College’s SEED program might be your answer.
The application deadline is March 27 at:
Information: Michelle Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, March 11: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh tropical fruit.
Thursday, March 12: Pasta fajioli soup, baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes,green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.
Friday, March 13: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad w/ hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, pound cake w/ strawberry topping.
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.
The 2020 Freddy Awards ceremony, 7-10 p.m. May 21, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is telecast live on WFMZ and wfmz.com.
For a list of the 29 participating high schools, musicals, performances and ticket information: TheLehighValleyPress.com; freddyawads.org
With school closings March 16-27, consult district websites for updates.
The popular fairy tale with a social justice point-of-view waltzes onto the stage at Northampton Area High School with “Cinderella (2013 Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21, and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.
Director and choreographer Gianna Neal is assisted by music director Phil Diaz, costume designer Judy Pursell, set designer Damon Gelb and set builder Tony Beleno.
With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the book is by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane.