Tenors of our time: "The Celtic Tenors Holiday Show," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, promises to be an eclectic mix of classical, folk, Irish and pop. The Tenors, above, with worldwide album sales totaling more than one million, includes Matthew Gilsenan, Daryl Simpson and James Nelson. Their albums are "The Celtic Tenors" (2000), which went to No. 1 in Ireland and Germany and No.
Bach Choir firsts: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents two firsts for its annual Christmas concerts, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, and 4 p.m. Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem: Benjamin Britten's "Saint Nicolas" and a collaboration with the Bel Canto Children's Chorus, above, Red Hill, Montgomery County.
Lucky 7: Dr. Barry Glassman once again steps into the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the delightfully miserly creation in Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale, when Civic Theatre of Allentown presents its 23rd annual staging of "A Christmas Carol," beginning Nov. 30. The production on the main stage of Civic's Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, runs through Dec. 15. Glassman, above, in nightcap, has played Scrooge in more productions at Civic than any other actor in the theater's presentation of the holiday classic. This production marks his seventh time in the role.
The next "Sojourn": The Moody Blues return to the State Theatre for the Performing Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 8 p.m. Nov.
"Cinderella" for Christmas: The Kaleidoscope Children's Theatre performs "Cinderella's Christmas," 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Jillian Rivers-Keegan (Princess) and Ben Church (Prince Charming), above, star. Cinderella, her evil stepmother, wicked stepsisters and her handsome prince are brought to life in the holiday interpretation of the classic fairytale. Will Cinderella make it to the Christmas Ball? The mice seem to think so. Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610- 432-7961
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It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series.
"Eleven" a Peak: Martina McBride features songs from "Eleven," her 11th and latest studio album, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. "Eleven" includes the singles "Teenage Daughters" and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." McBride, a Grammy winner, has won the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (a tie with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award three times. Five of McBride's singles have gone to No. 1 on the country chart 1995 - 2001, and one hit No.
"Dream" book: Jack McCallum, Lehigh Valley's dean of sports writers, signs copies of his latest book, "Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever," 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem. In "Dream Team," McCallum, above, an acclaimed Sports Illustrated magazine journalist, tells the untold story of the greatest basketball team ever assembled.
Theater classic: Father Gerard J. Schubert, above left, stepped out of retirement to direct "Arsenic and Old Lace," Sept. 26 - Oct. 7, DeSales University, Main Stage, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. The classic comedy kicks off Act 1's season. Schubert, who founded the DeSales' theater department in 1969, previously directed "Arsenic and Old Lace" for Act 1 in 1981 and 1996. "This is one of my favorite comedies, and I couldn't resist the invitation to come out of retirement and direct it," Schubert says.
Sing me "Kate": Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe, above, who recently starred as Fricka in Wagner's "Ring Cycle," is in concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Blythe will perform her acclaimed program, "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith," accompanied by Craig Terry, piano. Blythe, described as having a commanding, sumptuous mezzo-soprano, premiered that role in "One Sweet Morning" with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.