Hidden Bethlehem with Touchstone Theatre

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We talk with Matt Prideaux of Touchstone Theatre about Hidden Bethlehem, a part of the upcoming Festival Unbound.

Do you know of a hidden gem, item, or location in Bethlehem and want to share it for sake of community art and theatre? Then click this link: www.touchstone.org/festival_unbound/hidden-bethlehem/


“WHAT IS HIDDEN BETHLEHEM? A chance for anyone in our community to shine a spotlight on the places and people in Bethlehem that they believe deserve to be seen and appreciated. There is a lot in Bethlehem that people love and frequent, but there are some truly wonderful places and people that not enough folks know about – share them with us!

Do you know a place in Bethlehem that you feel goes unseen? A person who brings joy to those around them, and who makes their neighborhood a little bit better everyday? Do you have a hidden talent that you want the world to know about? Tell us about somewhere or someone that you feel is overlooked or under-appreciated.”


Touchstone Theatre’s Christmas City Follies | Winter Vaudeville Returns to the Stage

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In this episode, we talk with Touchstone Theatre General Manager/Ensemble Member, Emma Ackerman; Artistic Director, James P. Jordan; and ensemble member and creator Samantha Beedle; to talk all things Christmas City Follies on the very stage it will be taking place.

Christmas Ciy Follies runs December 2 – 19, 2021!

“Kick off the holiday season with jingle bells, ukuleles, and the return of our annual winter vaudeville! Join us for the twenty-second iteration of this homegrown variety show, celebrating the season through music, merriment, and traditions new and old. Touchstone is ready to help you ring in the holidays!” – Visit www.touchstone.org for more information.

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We speak with James P. Jordan, Artistic Director at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, about performing during COVID, adapting, thinking way outside of the box, and looking to the past for guidance.

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Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 85: Festival UnBound Discussion with JP Jordan, Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre

Touchstone Theatre Artistic Director, JP Jordan, sat down with us to discuss the upcoming “Festival UnBound” event, growing up in Tamaqua, and how art can directly affect a community.

Festival UnBound is based on “Celebrating our home, Bethlehem, the Lehigh Valley, and commemorating twenty years of change since Touchstone’s Steelbound: Art of an Industry. Touchstone will, with our Community, National, and International Partners, forge a vision — through art — for our future,” according to the festival’s website.

JP has has helped produce over seventy productions since arriving at Touchstone, serving in multiple capacities including director, designer, composer, actor, and playwright.

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This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)