Well, Lehigh Valley residents and visitors to our area, the Civic Theatre of Allentown is certainly a gem!


The performance of Beauty and the Beast was absolutely mesmerizing! My four-year-old niece, who has never seen a live stage performance, was so entertained she could not take her eyes off the stage. She clapped after every song, and at one point leaned over and whispered, “I like Belle.”

After the show, walking down 19th Street toward our car, she exclaimed, “That was so, so, so cool!” I am not joking - those were her exact words. We were all very impressed with her stamina to stay awake way past a four-year-old's bedtime, but we were so happy she enjoyed this most enchanting tale performed right here in our hometown. Great job!

This was my first performance at the Civic Theatre and certainly won’t be my last!

Debbie Snyder, LVCVB's "director of first impressions"