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Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Entertaining “Business”: Frankie Grande stars as J. Pierrepont Finch, opposite Meredith Kate Doyle as Rosemary Pilkington in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” through July 29, Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. MSMT co-founder Charlie Richter directs the musical. Muhlenberg dance program director and founder Karen Dearborn choreographs the production, with music...

Article By: CAROLE GORNEY Special to The Press

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“How I Became a Pirate” is a delightfully-funny children’s musical evocative of “Treasure Island” with just a hint of “Peter Pan.”

Adapted from best-selling author Melinda Long’s book of the same title,” the production continues through Aug. 4 at Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

The prolific writing team of Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman wrote the libretto, music and lyrics for “Pirate,” once again exhibiting their expertise in telling beloved children’s stories....

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” through Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” through Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 25: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, July 26: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, July 27: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, July 30: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, July 31: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

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Respectfully Yours: Casual dining

Friday, July 27, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve noticed that many men are wildly, and often sloppily under-dressed when out on a date or to dinner with their dress-to-impress date, fiancée or wife. And what is it with men wearing their shirt tails out? Is it to hide their beer guts? A shirttail out resembles a dress on some men. Few realize how ridiculous they look. Furthermore, what happened to dressing up to go out to dinner?

Dear Reader,

Appropriate dinner and date attire has fallen into the...

Dance ‘Crazy’ at Playhouse

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man

Who could ask for anything more?”

Most everyone can hum the tune, but not many know it’s source.

You can see the full song and dance in “Crazy for You,” with classic Gershwin music, which takes the stage July 27, 28 and Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 9-12, at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“Crazy for You” is the tap-dancing filled tale of a stage-struck New Yorker who falls for a gal he should not get close to. The musical has...

‘Shakespeare 4 K’ in 10th year at PSF

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Who better to introduce kids to Shakespeare than the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival?”

That was the thought of Erin Sheffield more than a decade ago when she was Education Director of the celebrated summer theater festival at DeSales University, Center Valley.

This year, “Shakespeare for Kids” is celebrating its 10th anniversary of making Shakespeare accessible for children.

“Shakespeare for Kids” runs July 25 through Aug. 4 on the main stage in the Labuda Center for...

Third concert July 29

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the third of its four “Valley Vivaldi” summer 2018 chamber ensemble concerts, 7 p.m. July 29, Wesley Church Bethlehem.

The program is: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for in D for Strings, RV 121; George Frederic Handel, Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399; Pietro Baldassare, Trumpet Sonata No. 1 in F; Francesco Geminiani, Violin Sonata in D, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.

Soloists...

Theater Review: PSF’s crowns a new ‘King’

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) “King Richard II” is fierce.

And yet the king at the center of William Shakespeare’s history play, in its PSF debut though through Aug. 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, is a soft target.

As the knives are pulled, the swords are drawn and the heads are rolled (and trundled out in bloody sacks), King Richard II (Christian Coulson) is emotionally-cauterized. You want to warn him, run to his side,...