Songs from Neil Sedaka's extensive catalog provide the musical foundation for The Pines Dinner Theatre's latest production, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," weekends through May 10.
The setting for the play, written by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters, is Esther's Paradise, a South Pacific style resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains.
John and Leslie need to convince the IRS they are a married couple. Seems simple enough, but what the IRS doesn't know is that both parties are male.
That may not sound unusual in this day and age, but "Love Sex & The I.R.S" is set in New York during the late 1970s, well before the legalization and acceptance of same-sex marriage.
"Love Sex & The I.R.S," written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and directed by Charles Weigold, III, weekends through April 12 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, brings to the stage many elements of classic madcap comedy.
Blues lovers rejoice.
The annual three-day Blast Furnace Blues Festival returns March 27 - 29 to ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Featured performers include Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro, Heritage Blues Orchestra and John Németh & the Bo-Keys.
Along with concerts, workshops, a new addition to the festival for professional and aspiring blues musicians, begin March 26.
If you are unaware of who Hannibal Buress is, then you haven't been looking. The 32-year-old stand- up comic has been honing his craft since he was 19-years-old and can be found seemingly everywhere these days. He's the next big thing you may not have discovered yet.
Buress can be seen on the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show "Broad City," which is in the midst of its second season. He co-hosts "The Eric Andre Show," now in its third season on Adult Swim where he is the ideal laid-back counterpart to Andre's manic energy.
Twenty years ago, the man known these days as Raymond the Amish Comic was toiling away at a screen-printing factory. It would be the last day-job he would hold.
"In 1996, I was fired when I returned from my Christmas vacation," says Raymond, who lives in Emmaus. "I saved up my vacation so I could do some headlining from Christmas to New Year's in Reading: two shows a night, all sold-out.
Godfrey Daniels, Lehigh Valley's legendary listening room, celebrates its 39th anniversary with its Fifth Annual Membership Appreciation Concert and Party featuring Vance Gilbert and Ellis Paul, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. March 20, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The concert is first in a year-long slate of concerts leading up to Godfrey's 40th anniversary.
Kicking off Godfrey's slate of performers post membership party are Davey O with Jessica Smucker, 8 p.m. March 21, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
By all accounts, Peggy King's career can be described as storied. She has worked with a virtual hall of fame of performers from stage, screen, radio, film and television. It can be said of King, that she's a Queen of all media.
Peggy King and the All-Star Jazz Trio perform in the latest installment of Miller Symphony Hall's monthly "Jazz Upstairs" cabaret series at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in the Rodale Community Room.
The All-Star Jazz Trio is: Andy Kahn, piano; Bruce Klauber, drums, and Bruce Kaminsky, bass.
"August: Osage County," Tracy Lett's 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, hits you upside the head with the force of the cast-iron frying pan wielded by one of the cast members.
Witty, comedic and unflinchingly raw dialogue combined with stellar performances by an ensemble cast make this Lehigh Valley debut a must-see, 7 p.m. March 7 - 9 and 2 p.m. March 10, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.
The Bethlehem Area School Board members voted unanimously Feb. 25 to move ahead with plans to explore construction of a new Nitschmann MS building. The project which will go into the design phase overseen by D'Huy Engineering Inc.
At the Feb. 4 school board meeting, the last before the Feb. 25 final decision on the Nitschmann MS renovation versus rebuild debate, district engineers D'HUY compared the old building's general space deficiencies with the more efficient newer buildings.
Thirteen areas were deemed deficient by current standards, Director of Facilities and Operations Mark Stein said, but the discussion seemed to be little more than additional confirm of existing problems to a board already leaning toward constructing a new school.