(GLEN RIDGE, NJ) -- The Gas Lamp Junior Players will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. on July 13-14 at Ridgewood Avenue School in Glen Ridge. Ninety-seven local students ( Bloomfield, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Verona, Wayne and West Orange are the towns represented this summer), grades 1-7, will take the stage to tell the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice,” says Heather Ballantyne, Director of Beauty and the Beast JR. “Musical numbers include favorite songs such as: Belle, Gaston, Be our Guest , and Human Again; it is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.”
“This musical features many fun supporting roles, allowing students to play objects inside the caste”, adds Rennae Pelayo, Executive Producer of the show. “The tale as old as time is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities”.
Performances will take place on Friday, July 13th at 7:00pm and Saturday, July 14th at 1:00pm at Ridgewood Avenue School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Tickets are $10.00/adult and $5.00/student and are available online.
Gas Lamp Junior Camp is an educational three-week performing arts workshop that offers acting, singing and dancing classes along with rehearsals and performances of a musical production with production-value costumes, props and sets. Gas Lamp Players is a non-profit community theatre whose mission is to cultivate creativity, confidence, compassion and community through the performing arts.
Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Disney’s Beauty and The Beast(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Get ready to “Be Our Guest” as The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (PAS) presents Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). The production is directed by Alexander Diaz with choreography by Rebecca Sonia and music direction by Glenn Gordon. Show times are August 2-3 at 8:00pm; and August 4-5 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm.
Gas Lamp Teen Presents "Footloose"(GLEN RIDGE, NJ) -- The Gas Lamp Teen will have two performances of Footloose on Friday, July 27th at 7:00pm and Saturday, July 28th at 1:00pm at Ridgewood Avenue School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Thirty-seven young actors from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Nutley, Rutherford, Verona, as well as from Arizona and New York, grades 7-12, will take the stage to tell the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago, who moves with his mother to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them.
CDC Theatre Presents Hispanic Theatre Festival(CRANFORD, NJ) -- Spanish-language theatre is alive and well in New Jersey. For the second straight year, the CDC Theatre in Cranford NJ will feature its Hispanic Theatre Festival, its Festival de Teatro Hispanico, for four performances July 26-28.
Immerse Yourself in Downtown Toms River’s Exit 82 Studio Theater!As we make our way down Toms River NJ’s historic Washington Street towards Main Street this gorgeous summer evening, we can palpably feel the excitement of a downtown which is revitalizing itself from the inside out.