Special Events

Bus Trip to Anastasia or Wicked

Wednesday, August 9

Join your Civic Theatre friends on a bus to New York City to see Anastasia or Wicked! Don’t miss your chance to see a great show at a great price with Civic Theatre!

To be placed on a cancellation list, send an email to zack@civictheatre.com with your name, which show you want to see, and how many tickets you want.

10:00am – Bus leaves Civic Theatre
~12:00pm – Bus arrives in NYC
2:00pm – Anastasia or Wicked
~5:30pm – Bus leaves NYC
~7:30pm – Bus arrives at Civic Theatre
Lunch is on your own (there are plenty of eateries in the theatre district). Unfortunately, there will not be time to have dinner in the city, so you may want to pack food for the ride back to Allentown.

Pricing:Orchestra: $130
Rear Mezzanine: $100
Orchestra: $135
Mid Mezzanine: $105
Running Time:2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission2 hours 45 minutes, including intermission
Age Restrictions:May be inappropriate for ages 7 and under; children under 4 are not permitted in the theatreMay be inappropriate for ages 7 and under; children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre
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From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer)

This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak. As The Wall Street Journal raves, “Fantastical, intelligent, well-crafted, exhilarating and full of surprises, it deserves a coronation. Anastasia is the real thing.”



So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one
“wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

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Argentine Tango Nights

Come to Civic Theatre514 to learn the Argentine Tango with Svetlana Howells, stay for a movie featuring the the art of the dance, and a Milonga afterwards!

Our Last Tango

The life and love story of Argentina’s famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.

Watch the Trailer!

Fri (6/2)- class at 7:15 pm, movie at 8:45 pm

Unrated  Running Time 1 hour and 25 minutes

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The Tango Lesson

After discovering a passion for the tango in Paris, a filmmaker becomes involved with her sexy Argentine teacher.

Watch the Trailer!

Fri (6/9)- class at 7:15 pm, movie at 8:45 pm

Rated PG Running Time 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Tango Bar

A fled Tango show owner returns to Buenos Aires to join his partners after the oppressive government of Argentina has dissolved.

Fri (6/16)- class at 7:15 pm, movie at 8:45 pm

Rated PG Running Time 1 hour and 30 minutes

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was a tremendous success!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors:

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Tonys & Tapas Sponsors

City Center Lehigh Valley
BB&T Bank

A-Town Pawn and GoldBuckno, Lisicky & Company
MAGDA Design Studios
National Penn Insurance
Schaefer Industries
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry

Dorothy J. Allen
JoAnn & Marc Basist
Alvin H. ButzCharles & Joan Cole
Dietrick Group, LLC
Embassy Bank
Joseph & Deborah Kochanasz
Dr. Vito & Patricia Logudice
Alan & Judith Morrison
Victoria Sanders Neff
Kathy & David Patterson
Lissette Santana
Carol Sizemore
Susan Ellis Wild
Stan & Shea Zukowski

Elena & Joe Pascal



The Cakesmith
The Dime
Divine Catering
Ringer’s Roost
The Shanty on 19th

Phoebe Floral Shop


Ray Starner

Acoustic Guitarist, Frank M. Flandorffer Sr.; Diann Garnett;
C.E. Roth Formal Wear


Allentown, PA—On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Civic Theatre of Allentown hosted its 6th annual Tonys & Tapas celebration. The event raised over $25,000 for Civic Theatre and had nearly 100 attendees. The event also served to officially unveil Civic’s new logo in preparation for its 89th season. Sharon Glassman, Board President, stated in her welcome, “This evening, Broadway celebrates its best and brightest of the 2016 season by honoring each winner with the prestigious Antoinette Perry Award, thereby assuring these performers a place in theatre history. This afternoon, we not only celebrate those awardees, but also the inimitable magic that the theatre brings into each of our lives.”

Acoustic Guitarist Frank M. Flandorffer, Sr. serenaded guests upon their arrival as they walked down the red carpet and into Civic’s transformed scene shop, which was decorated with set pieces and costumes from past Civic productions. They then entered Civic Theatre514 to enjoy food and drink while bidding on the silent auction. Tapas for the event were provided by Biaggio’s, The Cakesmith, Centro, The Dime, Divine Catering, Kome, Ringer’s Roost, Roar, The Shanty on 19th and Yianni’s , and libations were provided by Elena and Joe Pascal, Candida’s and Shangy’s.
Guests were free to visit both of Civic’s buildings and to mingle underneath a tent that stretched across 19th Street. A troupe of singers appeared to musically announce the beginning of the live auction in the historic 19th Street Theatre. Auctioneer Ray Starner began the show, dazzling bidders with fabulous items.
The event culminated in a live performance, “A Tony Revue,” which was Directed and Conceived by William Sanders with Musical Direction by Justin Brehm. The revue featured performances by Dan Becker, Justin Brehm, Melissa Brehm, Andrea Cartagena, Tracy Ceschin, Autumn Colalillo, August Fegley, Brian Foley, Janis Greim, Emilie Leyes, Will Morris and Sarah Nekich.
The 2016 Tonys & Tapas Committee included Co-chairs Jason Sizemore and Marie Ann Sutera along with JoAnn Wilchek Basist, Kenn Colodonato, Maria DeFebo-Edwards, Sharon Lee Glassman, John Hedges, Shirley Kline, Will Morris, Kate Pistone, William Sanders and Patty Yurchak.

Sponsors included City Center Lehigh Valley; BB&T Bank; A-Town Pawn and Gold; Buckno, Lisicky & Company; MAGDA Design Studios; National Penn Insurance; Schaefer Industries; St. Luke’s University Health Network; Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry; Dorothy J. Allen; JoAnn & Marc Basist; Charles & Joan Cole; Dietrick Group, LLC; Embassy Bank; Joseph & Deborah Kochanasz; Dr. Vito & Patricia Loguidice; Alan & Judith Morrison; Victoria Sanders Neff; Kathy & David Patterson; Lissette Santana; Carol Sizemore; Susan Ellis Wild; Stan & Shea Zukowski.



FiddlerBus Trip to Fiddler on the Roof

Sunday, August 21 – Arrive to Civic Theatre at 9:30 am.

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This bus trip includes transportation to and from New York City, a ticket to see Fiddler on the Roof, and a talkback with the cast of the show! Enjoy this family-friendly classic with your Civic Theatre friends!

New York Magazine calls this new Fiddler on the Roof “an entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A reason for celebration!” Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and Ibring an original and authentic vision to this exhilarating theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

Starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, Fiddler on the Roofis the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” and features stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. Get your tickets today to the iconic musical that Time Out calls, “magnificent and life-affirming!”

Bus Trip to Frozen

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Join your Civic Theatre friends on a bus to New York City to see Disney’s newest Broadway musical: Frozen! Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular show at a great price with Civic Theatre! Your ticket includes bus transportation and snacks.

9:00am – Bus leaves Civic Theatre
~11:00am – Bus arrives in NYC
3:00pm – Frozen
~6:30pm – Bus leaves NYC
~8:30pm – Bus arrives at Civic Theatre
Snacks will be provided for your ride into New York City. Lunch is on your own (there are plenty of eateries in the theatre district). While there will not be time for dinner after the show, snacks will be provided for the trip back to Allentown.

Pricing:Rear Mezzanine: $180
Balcony: $180
Running Time:TBD
Age Restrictions:Disney recommends Frozen for ages 6 and up
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Frozen is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.









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Mainstage Productions Ladies Night Receptions

Held the Thursday after each opening of a mainstage production , bring your female friends to our complimentary pre-show reception in Civic’s Theatre514!

Pre-registration is required & your ticket will be collected at the reception. Call the Box Office to reserve your reception tickets – 610-432-8943.