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Lehigh Valley Press Focus theater review list for 2022

Following is a list of 33 theater reviews published on the Lehigh Valley Press Focus website.

The reviews are of area stage shows presented and seen in-person before audiences in theaters.

The list includes the title of the play, theater company, date of review published on the Lehigh Valley Press website, and reviewer.

To read a review, go to the Lehigh Valley Press website, click on the Focus page and, in the article search box in the upper right area of the screen, type in the play title.

In the spirit of “Let’s put on a show,” Focus relaunched the “Curtain Rises” column in 2020, published almost every week with previews of Lehigh Valley stage productions.

Here’s the list of theater reviews published in Focus in 2022:

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some),” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec, 13, Dave Howell

“Christmas City Follies XXIII,” Touchstone Theatre, Dec. 8, Paul Willistein

“A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec. 8, Paul Willistein

“The SpongeBob Musical,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Oct. 14, Dave Howell

“Deathtrap,” The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Oct. 14, Douglas Graves

“All You Need to Know,” Crowded Kitchen Players, Oct. 14, Dave Howell

“I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett,” Pines Dinner Theatre, Oct. 14, Douglas Graves

“Indecent,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Aug. 20, Paul Willistein

“Rent,” Northampton Community College Summer Theatre, Aug. 5, Paul Willistein

“Fences,” Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Aug. 3, Paul Willistein

“Pippin,” Pennsylvania Playhouse, July 30, Paul Willistein

“Game Show,” Pines Dinner Theatre, July 30, Douglas Graves

“Little Red,” Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, June 17, Aug. 6 (reposted). Paul Willistein

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, July 23, Paul Willistein

“Something Rotten,” Northampton Community College Summer Theatre, July 15, Paul Willistein

“Kinky Boots,” Bucks County Playhouse, July 15, Paul Willistein

“A Chorus Line,” Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, July 4, Paul Willistein

“Jeffrey,” Northampton Community College, June 23, Dave Howell

“The Spiritualist,” Crowded Kitchen Players, June 11, Douglas Graves

“Bright Star,” Pennsylvania Playhouse, June 10, Dave Howell

“Footloose,” Northampton Community College, June 10, Dave Howell

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” Pines Dinner Theatre, June 10, Douglas Graves

“Spamalot,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, May 12, Paul Willistein

“The Sound of Music,” Act 1, DeSales University, May 4, Paul Willistein

“Xanadu,” Northampton Community College Summer Theatre, April 22, Paul Willistein

“Nollywood Dreams,” Pennsylvania Playhouse, April 8, Paul Willistein

“Significant Other,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, March 25, Paul Willistein

“The Rising,” Crowded Kitchen Players, March 25, Paul Willistein

“The Color Purple,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Feb. 26, Paul Willistein

“Our Town,” Act 1, DeSales University, Feb. 23, Paul Willistein

“Kitchen Chronicles,” Touchstone Theatre, Feb. 16, Paul Willistein

“The Exes,” Pennsylvania Playhouse, Feb. 11, Douglas Graves

“Lucky Malone’s Not So Lucky Night,” Pines Dinner Theatre, Jan. 27, Douglas Graves

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY BILL BASTA Jason Roth (Lemml, the Stage Managere), left, “Indecent,” Civic Theatre of Allentown.