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High School Musicals: Freedom

Monday, March 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

New York City rich boy falls for small-town girl and in the process resurrects a dying gold rush town in "Crazy For You," 7 p. m. April 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. April 6, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.

The musical is directed by Jennifer Wescoe with choreography by Jerri L. Brown.

While the married producer of the "Zangler Follies," Bela Zangler (Justin Roth), chases after Tess (Courtney Donah), aspiring singer Bobby Child (Daniel Youngelman) heads...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIR

Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Hunter Hayes, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone

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No myth: Bethlehem 'Creation' roots

Monday, March 24, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents for its annual spring concert, Haydn's "The Creation," 4 p.m. March 30, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Bach Choir, the oldest known Bach Choir in the United States, aims to promote the appreciation of the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and other great composers. Through year-round concerts and education programs, the Bach Choir reaches an audience of more than 20,000 from the Lehigh Valley...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Shropshire Lad," through April 6: world debut of original stage adaptation of A.E. Housman poems, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p...

Spotlight On: Nick Moss playing for 'Time'

Monday, March 24, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Nick Moss Band's newly-released 10th album, "Time Ain't Free" (Blue Bella Records), is described by Jambase as "a high-water mark for the Chicago-based band. Fourteen tracks will have you tapping your feet along and dropping your jaw at Moss's many blistering guitar solos."

The Nick Moss Band performs at 7 p.m. March 28, The Epic Center, 1205 Broadway, Fountain Hill, presented by the 2nd Story Blues Alliance. Bob Lanza opens the show.

With a music career that began in 1990...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5

Mike McGrath, 7 p.m. April 9: "Swing Into Spring"

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

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Theater review: 'Suds'-ing up the 1960's at The Pines

Monday, March 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

There's nothing like trying to agitate yourself to death in the washing machine to bring drama to the Laundromat. 1960's-style big hair and wisecracks save the day when a mixed bag of guardian angels intervenes with a terrific evening of 60's songs and medleys.

"Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera," by Melinda Gibb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott with music by Gunderson and directed by Oliver Blatt, continues in its Lehigh Valley debut through May 11, The Pines Dinner Theatre,...

High School Musicals: Whitehall

Monday, March 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

The war is not the only conflict as interracial love is confronted and emotions run high in "South Pacific," 7:30 p.m. April 3, 4, 5 and 2 p.m. April 6, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

The musical is directed by Andrew Borghesani with choreography by Vanessa Ruggiero.

Navy Nurse Ensign Nellie Forbush (Kimberly Casey) is romantically inclined toward plantation owner Emile de Becque (Michael Maggio), but needs to resolve her Southern racial...

Theater review: Players' 'Lad' celebrates poetry month

Monday, March 24, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The stage version of "A Shropshire Lad," weekends through April 6, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown, is a memorable adaptation of a classic by A. E. Housman.

Ara Barlieb adapted and directs the piece, which is a world debut, based on an 1896 book of 63 poems by Housman (March 1859 - 1936), an English poet. Among the more familiar poems are "To An Athlete Dying Young," "Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now" and "When I Was One-And-Twenty."

The play is...