An inspired, high-spirited cast in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of "Beauty and the Beast" delivers a terrifically enchanting retelling of The Brothers Grimm's classic children's story as retold for the stage by Michele. L. Vacca.
Gina Lamparella directs this charming show, through Aug. 3, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
A "Luau, Luau": Whoa, baby, you gotta go to Zen for Primates' "Summer Luau," 8 p.m. June 28, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Zen for Primates, above, is back, spreading mature mirth and musical mayhem on a warm summer night. "Life Is A Cabaret," my friend, whenever they show up. With the mysterious T.
"Man of Steel" is the latest makeover in the 75-year history of the ever-evolving Superman.
"Man of Steel," seen in the 3D Imax format for this review, is super in every way imaginable: super computer-generated special effects, super action, super chest-pounding loud and super long.
Yes, "Man of Steel" is super-sized.
Getting format choices out of the way first and it's a certainly a choice, as you can see "Man of Steel" in 2D, 3D, Imax and 3D Imax I think it's unnecessary to see the movie in 3D Imax, but Michael "Movie Maven" Gontkosky begs to differ.
Victoria Lang, a co-creator of "Shout! The Mod Musical," which makes its Lehigh Valley debut in the MunOpCo Music Theatre production, 8 p.m. June 28, 29 and 2 p.m. June 30, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown, is pleased to see the show being done in "her own backyard."
"I had a phone call from Victoria Lang," says Larry A. Williams, MunOpCo artistic director who is directing "Shout!" "She lives in Brigantine, N.J. She said the show is touring all over the world and it's nice to see that someone in her own backyard is doing it."
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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Before Midnight," 7:45 p.m. June 26; 4:30 p.m. June 27
"What Maise Knew," 7:30 p.m. June 26; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. June 27
"Young Frankenstein," 10:45 p.m. June 29
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show," 11:30 p.m. June 28, 29
"Pride of the Yankees," 7:15 p.m. June 30
"The Muppets," 8 p.m. June 26, Levitt Pavilion. Free
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Valley Vivaldi continues at 7:30 p.m. June 30, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
The program includes concert-opener, Vivaldi's "Flute Concerto in E Minor," Robin Kani; flute; Giuseppe Tartini's "Trumpet Concerto in D," Lawrence Wright, trumpet; Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, No. 4 (BWV 1049), and works are byLuigi Boccherini and Johann J. Quantz.
A reception with Pennsylvania Sinfonia musicians follows.
The Muhlenberg College Music Theatre (MSMT) 33rd-season opening production of "Crazy for You" is crazy fun and crazy good. It's as if an MGM musical has come to life in west Allentown in Technicolor.
The all-dancing, all-singing musical with many of George and Ira Gershwin's most popular songs (12 in Act One and eight in Act Two), continues through June 30, Dorothy H. Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
"I just flew in from San Francisco," says Noel Paul Stookey, "on my way into New York City to meet Peter [Yarrow]. We are going to do an interview with Tom Brokaw on 'JFK Remembered' - fifty years later.
"Can you believe it's been fifty years?" says Noel Paul Stookey, of the legendary folk singing trio, Peter, Paul and Mary.
Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow perform their "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary" tour, 8 p.m. June 21, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Q. Are hallucinations reason enough to see a doctor?
Hallucinations can be a symptom of a variety of problems, physical and mental. They can be caused by schizophrenia, dementia, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, fever, drugs, and alcohol. You should see a doctor immediately about this symptom.
Visual loss is a common cause of hallucinations, too. About one in 10 with vision problems has hallucinations. It is suspected that this phenomenon is under-reported because victims fear they are losing their minds and don't want their doctors to know.
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Choreography: How does it begin? Where does it come from?
Explains Karen Dearborn, a professor and founding Director of Dance at Muhlenberg College, who choreographed "Crazy for You" for the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, where the Tony-winning Gershwin musical continues through June 30:
"Choreographing for a musical starts with research, reading the play, listening to the music, researching the dances of the period and understanding the original and subsequent productions to grasp the musical's history.