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High School Musicals: Northwestern Lehigh

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

"Teenagers" starts with a "T," which stands for "Trouble" when "Footloose" opens at 7 p.m. March 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in the auditorium of Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli.

The rollicking musical directed by Bill Mutimer chronicles the teen angst of Chicago-bred dancing boy Ren McCormick (Alex Bobbyn) when he moves to small-town Beaumont where dancing is illegal.

When sparks start to fly between Ren and Ariel Moore (Haley Smith), it doesn't sit...


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by The Press in Focus


"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., 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt": Linda Kenyon, 7 p.m. March 15, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. 201-247-2427, 973-632-3211

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. June 3,...

The Fab Faux fan The Beatles' flame

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

"We are five guys, five musicians, not a look-a-like band. We honor the great records of the Beatles and bring our passion for their music to the stage."

Those are the words of Will Lee, bassist for the Fab Faux, a popular Beatles tribute band performing at 8 p.m. March 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

The Fab Faux has a devoted following in the Lehigh Valley and has returned to the State many times. "We have a huge variety of people in our audience...


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through March 16, Payne Hurd Gallery

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18

Paul Harryn: Insights Into Abstraction, 1 p.m. March 2:...

Opera depicts J.S. Bach as a 'real guy'

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

The family opera, "Young Meister Bach," a comical and educational tale about composer Johann Sebastian Bach's early years, has its world premiere, 3 p.m. March 1, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The music of Bach has a long history in the Lehigh Valley. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, which is producing "Young Meister Bach," was established in 1898 and continues to be a beloved part of the Lehigh Valley music landscape.

Composer Chuck...

Spotlight On: 'Music Hall' closing its doors

Monday, February 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

After 40 years, the Lehigh Valley's "British Music Hall" is closing its doors.

Chris Simmons, founder of "An Evening At A British Music Hall," says performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, will be the last.

"The 40-year mark seemed to be a good place to do that," Simmons says of the Godfrey's finale. "Some people were leaving the show to do other things or basically retiring.

"Given both those circumstances, it seemed...


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute

Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1:...


Monday, February 17, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Award-winning theater: Vital Theatre Company presents "Fancy Nancy," 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The musical is based on the series of books written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. In the storyline, Fancy Nancy, above, and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel, are going to perform in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is "positive" (that's "fancy" for 100-percent sure) she and Bree will be picked to...


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Feb. 25

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, April 15, 22

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays