Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455
“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre
“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage
“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion
2400 Chew St., Allentown.
“Beauty and the Beast,” June 14-July 1, Empie Theatre
Steps4Stellar is holding a fundraiser noon-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Eight Oaks Crafts Distillery, 7189 Route 309, New Tripoli.
Eight Oaks, which hosts “Barn Raisings,” will donate 10 percent of proceeds from cocktails, t-shirts, and bottles sales.
There will also be a basket raffle.
Information or to donate: Steps4Stellar.com
Steps4Stellar is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and provide scholarships to families suffering from cancer in the Lehigh Valley.
Q. A friend of mine has Meniere’s disease. What is it exactly?
Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear disorder that produces a group of symptoms including vertigo, a spinning sensation that can lead to nausea and vomiting. Meniere’s usually occurs in only one ear.
The disease was named after French physician Prosper Ménière, who first described it in 1861. Meniere’s main symptoms are:
Attacks of vertigo without warning that last 20 minutes to more than two hours.
Permanent hearing loss that is suffered by most people with Meniere’s.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, June 13: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, June 14 - Father’s Day meal: BBQ pork “Hawg Wing”, roasted red potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.
Friday, June 15: Apple juice, baked meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.
A “Juneteenth: Freedom Day” commemoration will be held at 1 p.m. June 16 at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Juneteenth,” or “Freedom Day,” has been observed annually in the United States since 1865 as the date to remember for the end of slavery in the U.S.
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will host a slide-lecture commemorating “Juneteenth” and exploring the historic and significant role enslaved black Americans played working for and promoting their own freedom, said Joseph Garrera Executive Director of the Museum.
Lehigh Valley favorite Dave Roper returns to Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. June 15, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The popular jazz pianist will be joined by long-time bandmates Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums. Tommy Crist will add a vocal or two.
Asked about his start as a pianist, Roper says, “We had a piano in the house. I started playing with it at age five. My mother noticed that I seemed to like it so she started me on piano lessons at six.”
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.
Thursday, June 14: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
Friday, June 15: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.
Monday, June 18: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.
Tuesday, June 19: Breaded veal patty w/ brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.
Lehigh Valley Summer Theater: Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre to pull out all the stops for opener, Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) promises spectacle with a big, splashy family show, a stage-filling classic Frank Loesser musical, and the high-flying acrobatics of a modern circus.
“It’s going to be a very happy summer,” says MSMT artistic director Charles Richter. “There will be lots of premiere performing.”
The 38th season kicks off with Disney’s Broadway musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” June 14 to July 1. The production will feature lavish scenic design, spectacular special effects, and “a touch of Disney magic,” says Richter.
Whether playwrights will be writing musicals about the internet and social media only time time will tell.
The media, and newspapers, in particular, have long been the subject of stage dramas and movies, going back at least to “The Front Page” (1931) and up to and including “The Social Network “ (2010) and “The Post” (2017).
Usually, the protagonist is an overly-enthusiastic reporter, hard-driving editor, or wise-cracking femme fatale. You don’t often find a musical entirely about singing and dancing reporters, say, a Bernstein and Woodward, or an editor, say, a Ben Bradlee.