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NOIR: The 3D/4D SemiCinematic Satirical Thriller To Provide A Theme Park Experience At Eagle Theatre
originally published: 08/11/2018
(HAMMONTON, NJ)-- Eagle Theatre’s upcoming Original World-Premiere production introduces a new brand of live entertainment, Theme Park Theater. NOIR: The 3D/4D SemiCinematic Satirical Thriller, performed live on-stage and on-screen, features 3D projection and 4D immersive and interactive special effects, including; wind, mist, scent, bubbles, seat sensors, and more. The production runs from September 14th – October 14th.
In 2015, Eagle Theatre Artistic Director Ted Wioncek III founded the Innovations Factory, a core of theming artists dedicated to experiential storytelling through medium advancing technology. This collective would grow to include many of the same artists and designers responsible for Eagle Theatre’s special effects featured in their mainstage productions, including; motorized mechanical walls, rotating stages, scent-sensory, walk-through exhibits, and mechanical winches.
Wioncek, a member of the Themed Entertainment Association, states “IFologists work together to form an assembly line of endless possibility.”
In 2015, Innovations Factory set out to create a film noir satire that would seamlessly blend live-action comedy with three-dimensional cinematography, using theatrical techniques to immerse the audience.
Wioncek states, “Our original truncated “Proof of Concept” version debuted at the 1st Official Jersey Fringe Festival. In a matter of one month we developed a narrative, completed filming, and loaded all the special effects equipment we could fit into the backroom of a local art studio.”
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The first incarnation of NOIR: The 3D/4D Semi-Cinematic Satirical Thriller received immediate praise and attention from creatives and critics alike.
“Lines formed outside the venue and wrapped around the block, while additional performance were added. It was clear to see this “Proof of Concept” was proof enough,” states Producing Director, Ed Corsi.
This fall, NOIR: The 3D/4D Semi-Cinematic Satirical Thriller will receive a World-Premiere at Eagle Theatre. The backstage warehouse of the theatre has been transformed into a green screen film set, while interactive special effects have undergone intense research and development. In addition, NOIR: The 3D/4D Semi-Cinematic Satirical Thriller is a one-man show, starring comedic stage veteran, Tim Rinehart. Rinehart startles over ten roles, interacting with himself on-stage and on-screen throughout the entire comedic tour de force.
Wioncek concludes, “We’ve put the individual in the center of the action. No longer will you watch entertainment... you’ll live it. Theme Park Theater is for everyone.”
This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton, New Jersey.
New Feathers Productions To Present "Naked Call" by Ken Kaissar
(NEW HOPE, PA) -- New Feathers Productions will present the featured, full-length, new works reading of Naked Call by award-winning, playwright Ken Kaissar on Thursday, December 20th. Naked Call will be professionally produced and presented for one night only and is the featured reading as the successful season concludes at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Tickets include a museum pass with access to the latest exhibitions and the ever-popular, pre-show wine gathering with the creatives at 6:15pm, Naked Call starts promptly at 7:00pm and runs approximately 75 minutes.
Women's Theater Company Presents "Carol Channeling, Caroling"
(PARSIPPANY, NJ) -- The Women’s Theater Company, a professional theater company in Parsippany, NJ, presents Carol Channeling, Caroling starring Maggie Graham with Music Direction by Seth Weinstein on December 15 and 16 Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Carol Channeling returns to the Parsippany Playhouse with her band of merry impersonations for 2 performances only.
State Theatre and Crossroads Theatre Company Present "Common Ground"
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey and the Tony Award®-winning Crossroads Theatre Company present Common Ground – A Holiday Musical Celebration of Community on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm. Featuring star Shanice Williams from NBC's broadcast of The Wiz Live. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, and $5 for children.
Playhouse 22 Presents "A Christmas Carol"
(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) --- Playhouse 22 will be presenting its annual production of A Christmas Carol from December 7 - 16. Directed and adapted by Tony Adase, A Christmas Carol at Playhouse 22 is based on the Charles Dickens' piece by the same name. It is the story of a miserable miser who learns to keep Christmas in his heart with the help of several ghostly visitations. A show for the whole family, the Playhouse 22 production is celebrating its 23rd annual year at the theater.
The Ritz Theatre Co. Presents "Scrooge, The Musical"
(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Co. will present its annual holiday classic Scrooge, The Musical from December 7th through December 23rd. This show is a tradition for families across our region, and is fun for all ages. Led by Producing Artistic Director Bruce A. Curless, Bruce plays the title character of Ebenezer Scrooge. This will be the twenty-third year and final year that Bruce dons the wool cap and is chased through visions of his life by three famous ghosts!
PHOTOS from "The Winter's Tale" at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s concludes its 56th season with its sixth and final Main Stage production, The Winter's Tale. Last seen at The Shakespeare Theatre in 2008, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte directs this production of Shakespeare’s tragicomedic romance. Veteran company members Jacqueline Antaramian, Jon Barker, Erin Partin, John Keabler, Raphael Nash Thompson,Seamus Mulcahy, Patrick Toon, and Ames Adamson are among a cast of 20 actors. Performances run now through December 30.
REVIEW: "It's A Wonderful Life" At Mile Square Theatre
Nestled in a corner of Hoboken, on the second floor, lies the studios of radio station WMST. It’s a wonderful art deco studio, replete with fine wooden walls, embedded with colorful lights an applause sign. On stage, we’ve got a few chairs, several microphones and a whole corner wedged with all the necessary props – piano, men’s shoes, sheet metal – to create the audio effects for the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Betsy Aidem Puts A Woman's Touch On George Street Playhouse's "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Betsy Aidem is a veteran actress you might have seen on Broadway. Or maybe on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe on the big screen last year in “The Greatest Showman.”
But over the next few weeks in New Brunswick, Aidem is adding a brand-new section to her résumé — by helming a sequel (of sorts) to a classic play that’s more than 100 years old.
REVIEW: "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" at Paper Mill Playhouse
One man’s ambition is comfortable yet to another it is anathema. This is the simplest way to convey the central theme of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – now playing at Papermill Playhouse. The show is a rich, effervescent, beautiful, fun, musical that is well worth booking tickets for. It enthralled my phone addicted 13 year-old and earned a shout out on Instagram - high praise in and of itself.
REVIEW: "A Doll's House, Part 2" at George Street Playhouse
For well over a century the world has been wondering what ever happened to Nora Helmer from Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House. Nora was a woman during the 19th century in male dominated Norway when women could not sign contracts without their husband’s permission. She challenged this law, essentially committing forgery. And, even though she committed a crime for the purpose of saving her husband’s life, her actions wound up destroying her marriage when someone tried to blackmail her.
An Actor's CarolThere’s something absolutely wonderful about A Christmas Carol, the holiday classic penned by Charles Dickens in 1843. The story has been told in countless films, plays, and cartoons. It is performed on stages around the world towards the end of every season and is universally loved. But imagine being one of the many actors of a certain age who get typecast as Scrooge and are forced to relive that nightmarish night over and over again each year.
"The Spitfire Grill" and Caitlin Geisser Return To Their Roots“I saw something in her that you rarely come across,” recalled Ted Wioncek III, Artistic Director at Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. “She’s more than wise beyond her years; I believe she’s going to be a game-changer and a trendsetter for this art form.”
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