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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Updated list of closings because of Coronavirus

Friday, March 27, 2020 by Paul Willistein in Focus

Here’s an update, as of March 27, of Lehigh Valley arts, entertainment and cultural closings, cancellations or postponements. The list is in alphabetical order.

Allentown Art Museum - Closed indefinitely. April 4 Gala canceled

AMC Theatres - Closed as of March 17 for “at least six to 12 weeks.”

America on Wheels, Allentown - Closed

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Banana Factory, Bethlehem - Programming suspended, including cinema screenings and comedy shows at ArtsQuest Center and classes at the Banana Factory. Postponed: Splintered Sunlight, April 3; Best of Open Mic Night, Aprtil 9; Igor and the Red Elvises, April 10; Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, May 5. Rescheduled: The Amish Outlaws, July 23; Gary Hoey, March 13, 2021; Everlast, March 14, 2021

Arts at St. John’s - Canceled: Omri Barak, Allentown Symphony Orchestra series, April 5.

Bach Choir of Bethlehem - Canceled: “Bach at Noon,” April 14

Baum School of Art, Allentown - Closed

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Bethlehem - Postponed: 2020 iXchange, May 12

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, Rotunda Gallery, Town Hall, Bethlehem - Canceled: Lehigh Valley Charter Arts students exhibition

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center - Activities suspended until May 15

Bucks County Playhouse - Postponed: World Premiere, “Other World,” new dates to be announced

Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem - Canceled: Jupiter String Quartet, April 3

Civic Theatre of Allentown - Closed. Postponed: “Silence! The Musical,” Lehigh Valley premiere, March 13 - 21, rescheduled to April 3 - 11; “Frozen Jr.” April 2 - 5, rescheduled to April 23 - 26; Exhibition on Screen- Easter in Art, April 9 - 12; Monty Python Film Series, April 11 - 25; “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” May 1 - 17, rescheduled to June 3 - 21; “Tonys & Tapas & Talent,” June 7; “Significant Other,” June 19 - 28. Film programming on hiatus.

Community Music School, Allentown - Canceled: “Spring Brunch,” April 26

DeSales University, Center Valley - Postponed: Act 3 Children’s Theatre, “The Jungle Book,” March 19 - April 28; Canceled: Act 1, “The Sound of Music,” April 22 - May 3; Elisabeth Von Trapp, April 5

Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township - Postponed: Opening, May 1, rescheduled mid-May at earliest

Emmaus Theatre - Temporarily closed

Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem - Concerts canceled, postponed through April: Lucy Wainwright, Frog Holler, Blackwater, The Razzies, “Dave’s Night Out,” Kristy Cox and Serene Green, Pierre Bensusan, Come Together, “On the Road, In the Round,” Michael Smith, Toby Walker, “Jelly Bean Jam,” My Darling Clementine, Sirens of Spring, The Kennedys, Family Storytelling, Jams and Open Mike. Next scheduled concert: Rory Block, May 1

Hawk Mountain, Kempton - Closed through May 10. Canceled: “Raptorthon”

Historical Bethlehem Museums and Sites - Moravian Museum, Kemerer Museum, Visitor Center closed through March

Lehigh University, Bethlehem - Canceled: “Godspell,” April 17 - 25; Zoellner Arts Center events, through May 3

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown - Closed through March

Mack Trucks Historical Museum, Allentown - Closed until further notice

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe - Concerts postponed through March

Michener Museum, Doylestown. Closed through March

Miller Symphony Hall - Canceled: Take 3, April 4. new date to be announced; “The Met: Live in HD Series: Puccini’s Tosca,” April 16; “Third Thursday,” The Lyric Room, April 16; “Musicians’ Sponsorship Dinner,” April 17; Hector Olivera, organ, ”Chamber OnStage,” April 20; “Laughs at The Lyric,” April 29; Allentown Band, “Side by Side,” May 3; “The Met: Live in HD Series: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda,” May 10

Muhlenberg College, Allentown - Canceled: Fringe Festival, April 4, 5, 17 - 19; Dance Emerge 2020, April 23 - 25

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Allentown - Canceled: “Legally Blonde,” June 11 - 28; “The Legend of New York,” July 9 - 26; “The Comedy of Wizards,” June 24 - July 25

National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem - Closed through March

New Vision Tilghman Square 8 - Closed as of midnight March 16 until further notice

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe - Postponed: Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, March 21, rescheduled to Aug. 22.; Last in Line, Lynch Mob, March 22, rescheduled to June 7; Clint Black, April 3, rescheduled to Aug. 15; Artimus Pyle Band, April 17; Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey, April 18; LiveWire AC-DC tribute concert, April 25, rescheduled to Aug. 29; Accept, Blackfoot, April 30; The Mavericks, May 1; Daughtry, May 3; The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Starring Terry Goffee, May 5, rescheduled to Sept. 15; “Jukebox Saturday Night: A Tribute to the Big Bands,” May 7; “Lights Out - The Music of Frankie Valli,” May 7, rescheduled to Sept. 16; Get The Led Out, May 8. Canceled: “The Kids Closet Sale,” March 27, 28, 29; The Blue Mountain Community Church Easter Service, April 11

Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem - Postponed: “Twelve Angry Jurors,” March 27 - April 19

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra - Postponed: April 4 concert, First Presbyterian Church, Allentown; rescheduled to Aug. 1

Pines Dinner Theatre, Allentown - Postponed: “Nunsensations! the Nunsense Vegas Revue,” March 20 - May 10. Performances suspended

PPL Center, Allentown - Postponed: “Trolls Live!,” April 10 - 12; “Baby Shark Live!,” June 4

Regal Cinemas - Closed until further notice

Roxy Theatre, Northampton - Closed until further notice.

Sellersville Theatre - Closed through March

Sigal Museum, Easton - Closed, including historic houses; reopening to be announced

Sherman Theater, East Stroudsburg - Postponed: Makeshift, Goalkeeper, House & Home, April 1; In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, DED, Raven Black, April 3; Blue October, April 4; Lil Tjay, April 5; The Infamous Stringdusters, Upstate, Serene Green, April 9; Nighttrain, Contraband, April 18, Next scheduled concert: Tim Reynolds, Chicago Farmer, Copper Fields. May 8

Star of the Day Productions, Emmaus - Postponed: “Newsies,” March 27 - April 5

State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton - Postponed: The Fab Faux, March 14, rescheduled to Sept. 12; Red Hot Chilli Pipers, March 21; rescheduled to March 11, 2021; “One Night of Queen” by Gary Mullen & the Works, April 4, rescheduled to Aug. 18; “The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour,” April 18, rescheduled to Nov. 21; The Orchestra: Former Members of ELO, April 25, rescheduled to Aug. 13; Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, June 6, reschheduled to June 7, 2021; “Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show,” June 17; new date to be announced. Canceled: “Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars,” April 2

Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem - Postponed: “The Secret, Act 2,” April 3, 4; new dates to be announced. Canceled: 15th Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival & Gala, May 9

Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem - Postponed: Chelsea Handler, March 13, new date to be announced; Professional Boxing, March 14, rescheduled to May 8; Air Supply, March 19, rescheduled to June 19; Brit Floyd, March 21, 22, rescheduled to Aug. 14, 15; Pitbull, March 26, rescheduled to June 28; Reba McEntire, March 27, rescheduled to July 18; Brian Regan, April 2, rescheduled to June 26; Matt Fraser, April 18, rescheduled to Aug. 17; David Foster, Katherine McPhee, April 19, rescheduled to Oct. 18; Dennis DeYoung & The Music of Styx, April 25, rescheduled to Nov. 7

Paul Willistein is editor of the Focus features section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and the eight Press websites. Email Paul Willistein:; follow Paul Willistein on Linkedin; Twitter and Instagram.