The Allentown Arts Commission and the City of Allentown will celebrate the extraordinary impact of the arts on Allentown and the broader Lehigh Valley community when it presents the 27th Annual Allentown Arts Ovation Awards in a revitalized and re-imagined ceremony, Thursday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown.
- Outstanding Philanthropist Award: National Penn Bank and its President and CEO, Scott Fainor
- Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts: Karen Dearborn
- Outstanding Service Award: Jane Brown-Heft
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts: Gregory Coates
- Outstanding Teacher of the Arts: Kathy Alvaro
- Emerging Artist Award: Bryan Tuk
- Emerging Artist Award: Morgan Reilly
Tickets are $60 per person.
($2 per ticket charge applies for online sales)
Tickets are available by clicking on the link below. If you prefer to purchase your ticket via mail, please send a check directly to Arts Ovation c/o David Mickenberg, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA 18101.
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Young Frankenstein
Thursday, December 11, 2014 – A Christmas Carol 25
Thursday, February 19, 2015 – [title of show]
Thursday, May 7 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Thursday night is your night out! Bring a group of your friends to the live production in Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre and our complimentary pre-show reception in the newly renovated Theatre514- lite appetizers and your first drink is on us!
Pre-registration is required & your ticket will be collected at the reception. Call the Box Office to reserve your reception tickets – 610-432-8943.
Post-Show Talkbacks with William Sanders
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Young Frankenstein
Saturday, February 21, 2015 – [title of show]
Saturday, May 9 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Engage in an intellectual conversation about the show with our artistic director and cast.
No registration required!
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 6:00 pm, Civic Theatre of Allentown will host its largest fundraiser of the year, Tonys & Tapas. Civic Theatre’s celebration features a Silent Auction plus a brief musical performance by the theatre’s acting company, tapas from some of the Valley’s finest restaurants and caterers, an open wine bar, and signature cocktails.
Purchase your tickets HERE!
Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered— when you believe, you can fly.
Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative new musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium). Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
THE LION KING
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.
Wednesday, July 1
Finding Neverland: $145 for bus and a ticket
The Lion King: $145 for bus and a ticket
*NOTE: You can only see one of the shows
RADIO CITY Backstage Theatre Tour: $15