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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 11-08-18

originally published: 11/08/2018

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 11-08-18.

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Kean Theatre Conservatory presents "Parade"

(UNION, NJ) -- Kean Theatre Conservatory presents Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's musical Parade from November 9 - 17. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. 

Cape May Stage presents "An Actor's Carol"

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May Stage provides a fresh take on Dickens’s timeless A Christmas Carol with their production of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol from November 14-December 30. It tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, an actor drained of artistic passion after having played the character of Scrooge one too many times, which leads to Pendleton encountering three ghosts of his own. A cast of 4 actors plays 17 different characters in this hilarious new look at a classic that reminds us that the most jaded among us can find magic in the holiday season- and in the theater as well! 

World Premiere Workshop Presentation of "Transgender Stillborn" To Take Place At Surflight Theatre

(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- The World Premiere workshop presentation of Nicholas Kaminski’s original musical Transgender Stillborn will be held at Surflight Theatre on November 11 at 5:0pm. Featuring a book, music, lyrics and orchestrations by Kaminski, Transgender Stillborn is a musical science fiction romp through the cosmos, set in the year 1979.  The reading will be free and open to the public. 

See Andrea McArdle LIVE! in Annie at Deal Park’s Axelrod PAC!

Leapin’ Lizards! Annie’s finally made it to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park, NJ, and it stars Broadway’s original Annie, Andrea McArdle, as Miss Hannigan!


NJPAC Presents Something Wonderful: Celebrating the Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Something Wonderful: Celebrating the Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein with Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, Todd S. Purdum, and Ted Chapin on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30pm in the Victoria Theater. Todd S. Purdum, author of Something Wonderful, shares fascinating stories with R&H authority Ted Chapin about American theater’s greatest and most beloved songwriting team. Jessica Molaskey and special guest John Pizzarelli, a pair of brilliant Songbook interpreters, provide the musical illustration. Tickets are $49.

David Sancious And Will Calhoun To Bring Their Open Secret Tour To The Saint

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- A Jersey Shore legend returns to the area on Monday, November 12th when David Sancious and Will Calhoun bring their Open Secret Tour to The Saint in Asbury Park. Sancious has played or recorded with artists like Peter Gabriel, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Seal and many more. Will Calhoun is a world renowned drummer, best known for his work with Living Colour. Doors are at 7:00pm, show begins at 8:00pm.


Craig Ferguson To Bring His Hobo Fabulous Tour To Mayo Performing Arts Center

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Craig Ferguson's Hobo Fabulous Tour comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30pm. The show, which will be 100% new material, will never be recorded for any form of broadcast or streaming outlet given Mr. Ferguson's new (ironically) Luddite mistrust of digital technology. Tickets range from $49-$79.

PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 57

The gang discusses the most bad ass women in movie history. Erin mutters the most epic line in show history (hint: its near the end of the show).


AC Ballet Kicks Off The 2018 Holiday Season With It’s A Shore Holiday

​​​​​​​(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- This Thanksgiving weekend the Atlantic City Ballet will be bringing back It’s A Shore Holiday to help kick off the holiday season. It’s A Shore Holiday blends classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes. This “Radio City-esque” review will feature the AC Ballet Professional company along with live singers and a six piece band. Performances will take place on Saturday, November 24th at 7:00pm in Circus Maximum Theater (inside Caesars Hotel) in Atlantic City and Sunday, November 25th at 3:00pm in the Stafford Township Arts Center in Manahawkin.


Monmouth County Park System Accepting Entries For The Cycle of Life photography exhibits

(MIDDLETOWN & HOWELL, NJ) -- Calling all photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its The Cycle of Life photography exhibits at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell.  Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit images for consideration into these shows.  Entry deadline is December 1.

A Coloring Book For Girls Of Color Nears Its Kickstarter Deadline

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Just one day after our country has elected 100 women, we look to continue encouraging a new generation of women leaders. That's a major eventual goal for the creators of “Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines,” a new coloring book looking to inspire little girls of color. A Kickstarter to fund the project is ending soon, with only eight days left for supporters to make an impact. The campaign must raise $1,500 more by November 15, or the organizers will get nothing at all.

Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art a Success at Art Center in Summit

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Friday, October 26, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its annual fall fundraising event, Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art, with the unique theme contributing to a fun party atmosphere in the Art Center studios and galleries. Nearly $30,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, and revenue from a silent art auction featuring work created by outsider and self-taught artists.

Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Pledges To Save Oscar Hammerstein's Home

(NEWTOWN, PA) -- The Board of The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has announced their pledge to help save Oscar Hammerstein’s home, Highland Farm, in Doylestown, PA, the very place where Hammerstein did most of his writing for internationally celebrated works, including Oklahoma!,  Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.   Each year the A&CC selects an arts-related organization to help support, raise funds and awareness through their arts and marketing resources including the worldwide #GivingTuesday platform.


D&R Greenway Announces Opening of Trenton Wellness Loop

(TRENTON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust will celebrate the opening of the Trenton Wellness Loop with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 at 3:00pm. Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, City Council Members, D&R Greenway and project partners will dedicate the new Wellness Loop at the Trenton Battle Monument, 348 North Warren St., Trenton. Bring your bicycle—following the ribbon-cutting, there will be an inaugural bike ride along the Loop or phone 609-924-4646. 

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Bobby Bandiera Band with special guest Bliss @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

Motor City Revue @ Tim McLoones Supper Club, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

RPR with The Annie Donahue Trio at the Minstrel @ Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown - 7:30pm

Uprooted Band @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

John Pizzarelli A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm


Girls Night: The Musical @ Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

Benny & Joon @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 8:00pm

THE SOUND OF MUSIC @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

DIY Theater Festival @ The Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton - 12:00pm and 6:00pm

HER DREAM / HIS NIGHTMARE @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

String Around My Finger @ Oakes Center, Summit - 8:00pm

The Crucible @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

Heartland @ Luna Stage, West Orange - 8:00pm


Italian Bred with Candice Guardino @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm


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

something happens in between @ Hearst Dance Theater - Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton - 8:30pm


"Getting Over" screening @ Art Tank, Asbury Park - 7:00pm


Celebrate Passover with iPlay America @ iPlay America, Freehold - 11:00am

Australias Thunder From Down Under @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

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