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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 12-13-19


Here are the articles published at New Jersey Stage for 12-13-19

 
Merry, Madcap... Murder? Cape May Stage Presents "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition"

By Shen Shellenberger, JerseyArts.com

"All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

By Jesse North & Dave Tavani, JerseyArts.com

MPAC Presents Reza: Edge of Illusion


The Newton Theatre Presents Big Apple Comedy Club On January 31


Morven Museum & Garden Events For January 2020





 

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY

The Newton Theatre Presents Jackie Evancho

Martin Sexton Returns To SOPAC

Exit 82 Presents "It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!"

Lindsey Stirling To Perform At NJPAC

Experience Holiday Magic With "The Nutcracker" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

NimbusPRESENTS The Local Holiday Tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker

Atlantic City Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me"

McCarter Theatre Hosts The Tallis Scholars; Catherine Russell and John Pizzarelli

Kean Stage Presents Lightwire Theater with "A Very Electric Holiday"


EVENTS THIS WEEK

4th Annual Never Forget Tribute Classic Comes To Prudential Center On December 14th

(NEWARK, NJ) --  Prudential Center host the fourth annual Never Forget Tribute Classic presented by United Rentalson Saturday, December 14. This year’s tournament features a doubleheader between four high-profile universities: the Delaw ...

 
NJDTE Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary Season With “The Nutcracker" In Montclair

The Hot Sardines Bring Their Holiday Stomp To SOPAC On December 14

Luna Stage Presents A Benefit Performance of Ami Brabson’s "A Change is Gonna Come"

Princeton Symphony Orchestra's Holiday POPS! Celebrates the Season with Tap-Dancing Toy Soldiers, a Carol Sing-Along, and More

State Theatre presents "Nutcracker" with the American Repertory Ballet & Live Orchestra

Matt O'Ree Band To Perform And Share Stories In The Gallery at The Strand Theater

The Pipes Of Christmas To Perform In NY/NJ

Chris Pinnella Brings His Holiday Show To Manasquan High School

Newton Theatre Adds Second Show For A John Denver Christmas Special


FEATURES

Merry, Madcap... Murder? Cape May Stage Presents "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition"


Maybe you don’t envision seasonal cheer when you hear “Murder for Two: Holiday Edition,” the title of the current production at Cape May Stage through Sunday, December 29. But, trust me on this, it’s plenty merry! ...

 
"She Sounds Even Better Than Her Records!" Gladys Knight LIVE! at MPAC


PHOTOS from "A Christmas Carol" at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ


“A Christmas Carol” Through the Ages


"My Favorite of All Favorites!" The Doobie Brothers LIVE! at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino


Inside The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020



COLUMNS

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "The Brink" by Solace



When I was a young upstart in the New Jersey music scene during the alternative-rock boom of the late-’80s into the mid-’90s, four bands rattled my spine a bit more than most others: Monster Magnet, Nudeswirl, Big Nurse and Godspeed. ...

 
Makin Waves with Dentist: Feeding the beat


Makin Waves Record of the Week: self-titled by Black Light Medusa


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/12/19


New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 12-09-19


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 12-13-19



MAGAZINE
NJ Stage Magazine
The latest issue of New Jersey Stage magazine is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com. This is not a website, not a blog - it's an actual magazine with pages that turn! It is designed to be readable on any SmartPhone, tablet, or PC.

Experience the arts in a new way!

Wesley Stace & His Cabinet of Wonders
One of the most intriguing shows this December will take place at The Strand in Lakewood on Friday the thirteenth.  Wesley Stace, an artist who released great albums for two decades under the name John Wesley Harding, will bring his Cabinet of Wonders show to town. It’s a one of a kind variety show featuring musicians, writers and comedians. The goal is to make the audience laugh, think, and sing along. Cabinet of Wonders has been described as a little bit vaudeville, a little bit literary, and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll.

Catching Up With Joe
​​​​​​​The South Camden Theatre Company that Joe Paprzycki founded is celebrating a pair of anniversaries this season.  It is the theatre company’s 15th anniversary and the 10th year of the Waterfront South Theatre, which was built on the site where Paprzycki’s grandfather once owned a bar. Joe’s life was closely tied to the theatre and to Camden itself for a long time, but that ended a few years ago.  Today, he’s living up in North Truro, Massachusetts, and enjoying a new chapter in his life.  Instead of regrets, he’s having fun hanging out with people like Kathleen Turner and Tony Kushner.

REVIEW: "In Fabric"
The elevator (or in this case, dumb waiter) pitch for In Fabric, writer/director Peter Strickland's fourth feature, ostensibly concerns a cursed dress, which may remind horror buffs of Robert Bloch's short story 'The Weird Tailor', adapted for the screen as an episode of the '60s Boris Karloff hosted show Thriller and an installment of the 1972 Amicus anthology Asylum. Splitting the film into two distinct though interconnected stories, Strickland's movie recalls the output of Amicus, and while he continues to channel the exotic spirit of '70s Euro horror, In Fabric is distinctly British in its self-deprecating humor. A succinct elevator pitch might read 'Dario Argento's Are You Being Served?'

Makin Waves Records of the Year 2019
Makin Waves’ annual Top 10 Records of the Year list includes Experiment 34, Baron Praxis,The Anderson Council, Frank Lombardi, Cyclone Static, Chill Smith, From Good Homes, Pyrenesia, The Vansaders and Stella Mrowicki. Plus another 10 honorable mentions. Be a pal, and buy some! 

Featured Music Video: "Love and Joy" by The Cucumbers
This month's featured music video is a new holiday tune by The Cucumbers.

Sonofdov
​​​​​​​Those of us who were affected and lived through Hurricane Sandy in 2012 will never forget it.  For many of us, our lives were never the same after that storm.  Dennis King chose to stay in his Morris County house despite having no heat or power for 11 days. One thing he did have was a guitar and a desire to write music.

Holiday Film Fest at Hopewell Theater
Hopewell Theater will screen four holiday favorites while holding a fundraising drive for HomeFront NJ - an organization whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community.  Hopewell Theater patrons can add a donation for HomeFront to their ticket purchase online or in person at the box office  now through Monday, January 6, 2020. 

Theatre Preview: December 2019
Here's a look at plays taking place on stages across the Garden State in December. Remember to add your plays to the New Jersey Stag event calendar (listings are free) and send press releases to info@newjerseystage.com

Zaritza
In the #metoo era, we have become accustomed to seeing women portrayed as victims.  Zaritza, an artist living in Monmouth County, recently released a single and music video for a song that shows a different side - instead of being a victim, the song celebrates female desire and sexuality.  It would be a bold song in any era, but it’s completely eye-opening today.

REVIEW: "The Good Liar"
Ian McKellen and director Bill Condon reteam once again for this adaptation of Nicholas Searle

Makin Waves Songs of the Year: 2019
Makin Waves’ annual Top 10 songs of the year list includes Honey Wild, From Good Homes, Jackson Pines, Arlan Feiles, Frank Lombardi, Mike Daly & The Planets, Hot Blood, The Vansaders, Experiment 34, and Stella Mrowicki.  Be a pal, and buy some! 

Record Roundup with The Clydes, Daughter Vision and Baron Praxis
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by The Clydes, Daughter Vision and Baron Praxis in this month

NJDTE Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary Season With “The Nutcracker" In Montclair
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- NJDTE presents the 50th Anniversary of their acclaimed production of The Nutcracker with performances on December 14-15 at Montclair State University. This milestone will honor the brilliant history of the past as well as celebrate the present and future generations of NJDTE Dancers - some of the top artists from New Jersey who go on as professionals in the field. 





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Event calendar
Friday, Dec 13, 2019


MUSIC


Plenty of Excuses @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

Promised Land: Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

STEVIE D. FEAT. COREY GLOVER OF LIVING COLOUR @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Turnover & Men I Trust @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

NIGHT RANGER @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

GANDINI JUGGLING AND ALEXANDER WHITLEY AMERICAN PREMIERE SPRING @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 7:30pm

Jackie Evancho @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Martin Sexton at SOPAC @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

DOCTOR LO & OL @ NJWeedmans Joint, Trenton - 8:00pm






THEATRE


It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents THE GREAT TREE AND OTHER TALES BY ZONA GALE @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

COMEDY


Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 8:00pm

LEWIS BLACK: THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm


DANCE


NEW JERSEY BALLET'S NUTCRACKER WITH NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

NUTCRACKER - AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

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