Northwestern Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival warms up to ‘The Ice Princess’

Friday, June 2, 2017 by ELLEN WILSON in Focus

A brave princess meets new friends, learns a valuable lesson, and discovers magical powers in “The Ice Princess.”

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) show, ideal for children ages 3 to 12, opens June 2 and continues through Aug. 5 in Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Children can get a front row seat for the show with onstage carpet seating, and they can meet the actors after performances for photos and autographs.

Pirronne Yousefzadeh makes her directorial debut at PSF with “The Ice Princess.”

‘Luminosity’ honors Air Products

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSF:

Air Products is the 2017 recipient of the “Will Shakespeare Award,” to be presented at “Luminosity,” a gala benefit June 3, University Center, DeSales University, that launches The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season.

Performing at the event is Broadway actress and Easton native Dee Roscioli, who stars in PSF’s “Evita. Roscioli was last seen at PSF in the Festival’s 2012 production of “Sweeney Todd.”

The event features preview performances by award-winning PSF artists from upcoming summer productions.

Shakespeare for everyone: Broadway in Center Valley returns to DeSales campus for Pa. Shakespeare Festival

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), with its Main Stage Theatre production of “Evita” opening June 14, bodes to be bigger and better than ever for its 26th season.

Already, the 2017 season has set a record.

PSF set a new one-day sales record Feb. 15, opening day of single-ticket sales for the summer 2017 season. In one day, 938 tickets were sold for a more than $43,000 total. That’s a 64 percent increase, compared to the first day of single ticket sales in 2016, the Festival’s record-breaking 25th anniversary season.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Breaded pork chop, mashed red potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, June 1: Apple juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, June 2: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a soft roll with mustard, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Apprentices bring ‘Fresh Voices’ to Touchstone Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Sabrina DeWeerdt and Joe Ferraro are no strangers to theater.

Ferraro has performed with The Associated Mess, the Lehigh Valley-based improvisational comedy troupe, and in a handful of Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies” shows.

DeWeerdt received a BA in theater from Muhlenberg College.

So it came as no surprise to either them how much hard work they would need to dedicate to Touchstone’s “Fresh Voices,” June 2 and 3, the annual celebration of new theater, featuring original works-in-progress by the 2016-17 Touchstone Apprentices.

STEM classes

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers “Pump up Your Brain!” summer classes for students in grades 6 through 10 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) taught by LCCC instructors at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

“Everyday Biotechnology” explores scientific concepts that can be applied in the home and garden: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for grades 9-10 (rising), with additional materials fee as applicable: “Chemistry in the Kitchen,” July 10-14, and “Playing in the Dirt,” July 17-21.

Freddys: Emmaus, 7; Parkland, 5; LV high school musicals dominate

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Emmaus High School’s production of “Miss Saigon (School Edition)” received seven Freddy Awards to lead nominees in the 2017 Freddy Awards for high school musicals productions.

Parkland High School’s production of ”Pippin” received five Freddy Awards, the next most number of Freddys.

Bethlehem Catholic High School’s “Oklahoma!” received two Freddy awards.

‘Alien’ review

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Be prepared to be scared.

“Alien: Covenant” is the latest in the “Alien” science fiction motion-picture franchise. Although released in spring, “Alien: Covenant” is really a summer season horror film, bringing back one of the scariest, most disgusting-looking and vicious monsters ever created for the cinema.

“Alien: Covenant” is a sequel to “Prometheus” (2012), the second “Alien” prequel, and the sixth installment in the “Alien” franchise.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Dijon chicken, lentils, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 1: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, June 2: White fish, cavatelli with roasted mushroom and asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, June 5: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, June 6: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, June 7: Honey mustard chicken, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 24: Peach glazed pork chops, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Thursday, May 25: Braised beef dip, parmesan potatoes, broccoli, seasonal fruit.

Friday, May 26: Chef’s salad with turkey and ham, cheese, croutons, ranch dressing.

Monday, May 29: Centers closed. Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 30: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, green beans, seasonal fruit, mini muffin, graham crackers.

Wednesday, May 31: Dijon chicken, lentils, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.