Northwestern Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

NAZARETH: ‘On the Town’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Three sailors on leave explore New York City in “On the Town,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.

The show, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is based on the ballet “Fancy Free” by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein.

Director John Andreadis is assisted by vocal director and choreographer Colette Boudreaux, choral director Justen Blackstone and conductor L. Rick Hilborn.

WHITEHALL: ‘Cinderella’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

An iconic fairy tale is scheduled to come to the stage as “Cinderella (2013 Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

The show has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane.

Producer, director and music director Eddie Hong is assisted by assistant director Monique Haney and choreographer Melissa Zimmer.

The 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations and garnered one Tony.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for updates.

Wednesday, March 25: Swedish meatballs, green beans, whole wheat noodles, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 26: Four cheese baked pasta, garlic spinach, Italian vegetable blend, ambrosia.

Friday, March 27: Fish almondine, peas and pearl onions, scalloped potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Monday, March 30: Rotisserie chicken, green and wax beans, creamed corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Tuesday, March 31: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, Greek yogurt.

Note on High School Musicals series

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

The spotlight is on Lehigh Valley high school musicals and, although the road may be bumpy on the way to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

Students and teachers put a lot of time, effort and money into their school theater productions. This is their time to shine. With mandated school closings March 16-27 extended to April 6 (with students to return April 9), consult district websites about performance updates.

SALEM CHRISTIAN: ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

A self-reliant orphan travels to her new home in “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.

The show, with music by Norman Campbell, lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore, and book by Don Harron, is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, “Anne of Green Gables.”

Director Yana Reinhard is assisted by co-director Pam Stevenson and music director Jane Rivera.

The musical ran Off-Broadway in 1971.

ALLEN: ‘Bring It On’

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

It’s a rivalry between cheerleading squads in “Bring It On: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The musical, with music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and book by Jeff Whitty, is based on the 2000 movie by screenwriter Jessica Bendinger.

Director John T. Sechler is assisted by assistant director and choreographer Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp and technical director Marc Hissam.

PBS39-WLVT launches distance learning for kids

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PBS39 has announced it has worked with educators locally and nationally to create Lehigh Valley Learns — an over-the-air educational offering, launching March 30.

Lehigh Valley Learns will broadcast over PBS39’s channels in the mornings, with grade specific programming at the same time each weekday.

Recognizing that a portion of the community does not have access to the Internet, the sole medium that can reach nearly 100 percent of students is broadcast television.

By airing Lehigh Valley Learns on PBS39, anyone with a TV can watch.

Coloring book helps child victims, witnesses

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the creation of a coloring book aimed at helping child victim/witnesses to learn more about the court process and make it less intimidating.

The book titled, “What Happens in Court?” will be issued by members of the District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Unit and features Ramona, a courthouse companion dog who joined the staff in 2017.