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Saturday, March 24, 2018

CATASAUQUA: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Singin’ in the Rain” splashes and taps across the stage as Catasauqua High School time travels to 1927 when silent movies were becoming obsolete and the “talkies” were just beginning to appear on the silver screen.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 with a preview, 7 p.m. March 8, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Hanover Township.

Director Brenda McGuire, who is also costume designer, is assisted by choreographer and assistant...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School presents “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’”

Show times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Adam Soto is director, assisted by choreographer Victor Abreu and music director Katherine Moyer.

Based on the “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, the musical tells the classic tale from an African-...

Poetry Project deadline March 16

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th 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 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

A relevant ‘Line’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“With what’s going on in today’s society, with the ‘me too’ movement, ‘A Chorus Line’ is as relevant as ever,” says Makayla McIntosh, who plays Vicky in the touring cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line.”

“We honor the story of women speaking out, of people who haven’t been heard opening up and telling their truth,” she says. “It is healing and brings us all together.”

McIntosh and the rest of the cast bring the story of the unsung, unheard heroes of musical...

SAUCON VALLEY: ‘The Music Man’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Saucon Valley High School theater department parades onstage with “The Music Man ” where con-artist “Professor” Harold Hill’s scheme to bilk a small Midwestern town gets complicated when he meets Marian the librarian.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

Chad A. Miller is producer, director and vocal director, assisted by assistant director-choreographer Kimberly Tassinaro,...

Oscar in good ‘Shape’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Oscars, and Hollywood for that matter, are in pretty good shape.

“The Shape of Water,” that is.

But enough philosophizing, no shoulda, woulda, coulda from yours truly. Here are my picks for the 2018 Academy Awards in the categories of the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.

Picture: “The Shape Of Water”

This is a very competitive category with each movie having a lot going for it. “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk” are...

The Family Project

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son graduated from high school this past spring and is not working nor attending college. He says that nothing interests him. My husband and I have explained to him that he needs to figure out what he wants to do to support himself, but he just says he doesn’t like anything. In the meantime, he sleeps late, plays video games and hangs out with friends at night. We can’t support him forever. What do you suggest we do?

Panelist Mike Daniels said there are two possibilities going...

Respectfully Yours

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m struggling with children’s birthday party etiquette. My daughter will be eight in March, and we are planning a party. This year, my daughter would like to invite children from school, which I think would be fun. How do we decide who to invite, the length of the party, and the best time to open gifts? I’d like to use this opportunity to teach my daughter how to be a gracious party host.

Dear Reader,

Birthday parties make perfect etiquette classrooms...

Lehigh County senior menus

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, March 1: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, March 2: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, March 5: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, March 6: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....