CITY OF BETHLEHEM
CITY HALL: Bethlehem City Hall and the city’s service center will remain open, but as much business as possible should be conducted via mail, email, online by visiting www.bethlehem-pa.gov and by phone at 610- 865-7000.
DROP OFF: There will be a drop-off area for customers on the first floor of city hall to handle all inquiries, permit applications and to accept payments. Contractors seeking permits and plan submissions may drop off plans during normal office hours, Monday through Friday. There is a drop box outside city hall to make bill payments.
Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced March 24 that the City is extending the deadline for paying earned income tax and business privilege tax to July 15, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of Bethlehem 2020 real estate taxes paid or postmarked before May 11, 2020, will be eligible for the two per cent discount. The full payment due date is be extended from May 29, 2020, to August 10, 2020.
With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are implementing a common “No Visitation, No Access Policy” for all their hospitals and outpatient facilities, including Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) and St. Luke’s Physician Group (SLPG) offices. The “No Visitation, No Access Policy” took effect for all LVHN hospitals and outpatient sites as of Sunday, March 15, at 12:01 a.m. and at 5 p.m. Monday, March 16 at St. Luke’s.
Wednesday, March 25
Canceled/closed: Northampton County Industrial Development Authority, 4 p.m. Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton. The courthouse is closed.
Closed: Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St. Courthouse is closed. Visit www.lehighcounty.org/Services/Suspended-Services.
Thursday, March 26
Canceled: City of Bethlehem Planning Commission, 5 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.
Continued: Hanover NorCo Zoning Hearing Board meeting: Continued to April 23 as of now.
Tuesday, March 31
Three sailors on leave explore New York City in “On the Town,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.
The show, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is based on the ballet “Fancy Free” by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein.
Director John Andreadis is assisted by vocal director and choreographer Colette Boudreaux, choral director Justen Blackstone and conductor L. Rick Hilborn.
An iconic fairy tale is scheduled to come to the stage as “Cinderella (2013 Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.
The show has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane.
Producer, director and music director Eddie Hong is assisted by assistant director Monique Haney and choreographer Melissa Zimmer.
The 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations and garnered one Tony.
Call 610-782-3254 for updates.
Wednesday, March 25: Swedish meatballs, green beans, whole wheat noodles, tropical fruit.
Thursday, March 26: Four cheese baked pasta, garlic spinach, Italian vegetable blend, ambrosia.
Friday, March 27: Fish almondine, peas and pearl onions, scalloped potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.
Monday, March 30: Rotisserie chicken, green and wax beans, creamed corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.
Tuesday, March 31: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, Greek yogurt.
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
The spotlight is on Lehigh Valley high school musicals and, although the road may be bumpy on the way to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.
Students and teachers put a lot of time, effort and money into their school theater productions. This is their time to shine. With mandated school closings March 16-27 extended to April 6 (with students to return April 9), consult district websites about performance updates.
A self-reliant orphan travels to her new home in “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 4, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.
The show, with music by Norman Campbell, lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore, and book by Don Harron, is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, “Anne of Green Gables.”
Director Yana Reinhard is assisted by co-director Pam Stevenson and music director Jane Rivera.
The musical ran Off-Broadway in 1971.
It’s a rivalry between cheerleading squads in “Bring It On: The Musical,” 7 p.m. April 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. April 5, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.
The musical, with music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and book by Jeff Whitty, is based on the 2000 movie by screenwriter Jessica Bendinger.
Director John T. Sechler is assisted by assistant director and choreographer Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp and technical director Marc Hissam.