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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 07-11-18

originally published: 07/11/2018

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 07-11-18.

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NJPAC Presents KEM and Marsha Ambrosius

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of contemporary R&B with two top artists: platinum-selling singer-songwriter KEM and his special guest, chart-topping vocalist Marsha Ambrosius on September 15 at 8:00pm.  Tickets range from $49 to $119.

Centenary Stage Presents The George Gee Swing Orchestra As Part Of Summer Jamfest

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s 2018 Summer Jamfest continues on Saturday, July 21 at 8:00pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with The George Gee Swing Orchestra. Straight from Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing the George Gee Swing Orchestra’s style in a nutshell: Happy music played by happy musicians for happy people.

Westminster's Cooperative Operatic Arias Concerts

School may be out for the summer, but Westminster Choir College’s CoOPERAtive Program is definitely in session and ready for several performances of their Operatic Arias concerts. In Bristol Chapel on the Westminster Choir College Campus in Princeton at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays July 11 and 18 and Fridays July 13 and 20, young artists in the CoOPERAtive program will perform arias written by some of opera’s greatest composers.

Peak Performances Opens 2018-19 Season With World Premiere of "Hatuey: Memory of Fire"

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Peak Performances kicks off its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of Hatuey: Memory of Fire, a rousing Afro-Cuban-Yiddish opera performed in English, Yiddish and Spanish, with music by Frank London, libretto by Elise Thoron, direction by Mary Birnbaum, and choreography by Maija Garcia. Based on an 87-year-old epic Yiddish poem by Asher Penn, a Jew who fled the pogroms in his native Ukraine and found refuge in Cuba, Hatuey: Memory of Fire is a love story that bridges multiple histories of oppression and resistance. Performances run September 14-23.  Tickets are $30  (FREE for Montclair State undergraduates with ID).

Elisabeth Morrow School Welcomes Sybarite5 To Their Summer String Festival

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Elisabeth Morrow School will welcome the groundbreaking, Sybarite5 (S5) to the 23rd year of the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:15pm in the Peter Lawrence Gymkhana. Sybarite5 will be teaching their cover of “Heartbreaker”, originally by Led Zeppelin, in a public session to the 200+ young musicians of the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival.

An Interview with Christine Spero Who Presents "Spero Plays Nyro" LIVE! at McLoone's on July 15

2018 is an important year for fans of one of pop music’s greatest songwriters — Laura Nyro — as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Nyro’s seminal album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession. Considered one of the two most important recordings of 1968 — the other being the Fab Four’s The Beatles (aka The White Album) — Eli and the Thirteenth Confession was not only Nyro’s most famous and accessible album, it also featured the debut of such Nyro classics as “Stoned Soul Picnic” and “Sweet Blindness” which became hits for The Fifth Dimension and “Eli’s Comin’” which became a hit for Three Dog Night.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Comes To Mayo

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett returns to MPAC with his Large Band on Tuesday, August 7 at 8:00pm. A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Tickets range from $59-99.

5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival

(ROSELLE, NJ) --  The 5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival opens on Saturday July 14 in historic Warinanco Park for a two-day dance music party celebrating the sometimes raw but always soulful subgenre of "deep house" music known as the Jersey Sound or Jersey Club. 


Gallery Aferro Presents "Share My World"

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro presents "Share My World" - an exhibit curated by Sharde Hickenbottom - from July 14 through September 8.  "The idea behind Share My World is about resisting the complacency in visual representation within American art. The show brings together a group of artists interested in challenging antiquated conceptions of beauty and sensuality. This group of artists are in pursuit of seeing more, unrestrained, diverse images of black women," said Hickenbottom.

The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection Comes To Ocean Galleries In Stone Harbor

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- From July 20-22, Ocean Galleries will share a rare and compelling selection of artwork from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.  Visitors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. 


Main Street Hammonton hosts its 6th Annual Peach Party

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- The 6th annual Hammonton Peach Party will take place on Saturday July 28th from 9:00am to 1:00pm in Downtown. Hammonton Pastore Orchards returns to provide bushels upon bushels of fresh, fuzzy peaches. They will be coming from their regular stand on Route 30 in Elm to set up a mini farm stand, featuring the fruit that has been part of their 100 year history. This year, local New Jersey bluegrass band, Stone Mt. Road, will make their debut in Hammonton, playing a rustic, cozy sound for the festival. Tommy Mature of Hammonton will return with the antique peach tractor, providing the perfect opportunity for a fun photo while learning about the history of peach farming in Hammonton.

Event calendar
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018


CHRIS GULLACE BAND - A BENEFIT FOR ST. JUDE @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 2:00pm

SOLAR CIRCUS / DOOBIE DECIBEL SYSTEM @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

ELEVEN ELEVEN @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 2:00pm

SUNDAY JAZZ @ Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 10:00am

Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 4:00pm


Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Seussical @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Peter pan @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

A Wonderful Life @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me" @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 5:00pm


Cocktail Hour: The Show Featuring the B-Twist Orchestra @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 6:00pm

NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER WITH NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 1:00pm and 6:00pm

The Nutcracker: The Russian National Ballet @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm


Shopkins LIVE! Shop It Up! @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 11:00am

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