With the passing of the first day of summer, and Make Music Upper Perk 2018 having come and gone, all I am really thinking about is sitting on the back porch and reading a good book or two (or three).
But I do have a few outings planned and marked on my calendar; free outdoor concerts, local plays and musicals (at least one of which features on of our MMUP musicians!), maybe a visit to a museum or two…
The Summer Concert Series at the amphitheater at Green Lane Park, Pa continues with Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company presenting “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” – a satirical and fast-paced review of all of American history, from the pre-colonial era to modern day – on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and The Perfect Strangers Band -Berks County’s premier party band, playing high energy dance, rock and pop from the 60’s to today – Sunday, July 29, 2018. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. These events are free and for all ages; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on (and maybe a picnic dinner!)
Free outdoor concerts are held very Sunday night in Souderton, PA at the Maurice W. Foulke bandshell in Souderton Park. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. In Case Of Rain
The Concert will be moved indoors at Indian Crest Middle School at 139 Harleysville Pike. Check directions for details.
If you enjoyed hearing Max Gorman sing Broadway tunes at the YMCA on June 21st (or if you missed him), here’s another chance to see and hear him perform, along with the Playcrafters of Skippack. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tim Rice and Anthony Lloyd Webber’s first musical!) hits the stage in Skippack on July 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28 (* indicates matinee at 2:00).
A great family friendly musical with familiar themes and catchy music. The plot is based on the story of Joseph, as told in the book of Genesis. Everyone will enjoy this Rice and Webber classic, which has been produced more than 20,000 times.
And don’t forget about the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the DeSales College campus (9 shows over the course of the summer, not all Shakespeare despite the name!), Telford’s DCP Theater; Never Too Late in June, and the musical version of Little Women in August, and Souderton’s Montgomery Theater.