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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 12-06-18

originally published: 12/06/2018

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 12-06-18.

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"Annie" Heads Into Final Weekend at Centenary Stage Company

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s family holiday spectacular, Annie heads into its final weekend in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

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.


Makin Waves Scene Report with Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market, Vextion, The Cryptkeeper Five and more

Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market returns Dec. 29 to Convention Hall with an after-party at Asbury Park Brewery. Also featured this week are The Vansaders, The Burns’ What a Wonderful Year 2K18, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick City Market, Arroyo Art Studio, Callout, Benefit for ARM, Cold Weather Company, Firehouse Christmas, Quincy Mumford, Jay’s Jersey Jams, Pop Break Locals Christmas Party, Blow Up Radio, “OneMore with Brian Erickson,” Billy Walton Band, Electric Ballroom, Tom Flynn, TONKS, Green Planet Band, The Beagles, and Karen Hardy.

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Everyday Forever" by The Paper Jets

Veteran power-pop outfit The Paper Jets will celebrate the release of their long-awaited LP, “Everyday Forever,” on Dec. 7 at Asbury Lanes with a little help from their friends Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, We’re Ghosts Now, Tara Dente & the Blind Pilots, and Dave Mooney and Viewers Like You. . Pictured from left to right are Scott Austin Miller, Michael James Virok, Frank Lettieri Jr. and Brian Erickson.

Ray Andersen Releases Instrumental CDs Which Will Be Featured On British Airways

(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- Ray Andersen has been busy adding another side of music to his resume this year.  The Jersey musician has had four instrumental albums released on the boutique record label, October Night Music in 2018.  It's a label that specializes in relaxing, chill music. Ray's titles include Christmastide, Lighthouse, Winter Hours, and Autumn Road. The latter two will be featured in flight on British Airways starting in 2019.  

Meredith Ochs, Author of "Rock and Roll Woman - The Fiercest 50 Female Rockers" To Hold Book Signing In Asbury Park

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Meredith Ochs, the author of Rock and Roll Woman-The Fiercest 50 Female Rockers will do a chat and book signing (co-sponsored by River Road Books in Fair Haven) at Palette ArtSpace on Saturday, December 15th from 1:00pm-2:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra To Perform At Grunin Center

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought-after big band for both concert and swing dance engagements. Don’t miss the performance when the orchestra takes to the main stage of at the Jay and Linda GruninCenter for the Arts on Friday, December 21 at 8:00pm.

Grove Street Stompers Move from Greenwich Village To Madison for NJ Jazz Society’s Annual Meeting

(MADISON, NJ)  -- One of bassist/vocalist Mike Weatherly’s favorite tunes is “On the Alamo” written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn. It was first recorded in 1922 by the Isham Jones Orchestra without Kahn’s lyrics. In fact, according to Weatherly, “very few people knew it had lyrics, but I found them on the Internet.” 

NJPAC Presents Pancho Barraza

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Pancho Barraza on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm. The Mexican singer, guitarist and songwriter is known for a romantic repertoire that combines musical traditions of his native Mexico with heartfelt ballads, Colombian cumbia, canción ranchera, salsa and more.


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 61

Back to the movies the gang goes. This week we discuss the best movies of one of America's favorite actors, the great Tom Hanks.


A Look At New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 which marks the festival's 37th Anniversary.  The Festival will take place between January 25 and March 1, 2019. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 will feature over 35 film screenings. 

NJPAC Presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert With The NJSO

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. See the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform the magical score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.


ArtPride New Jersey's Adam Perle Appointed President of NJ Tourism Industry Association's Executive Board

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service organization, congratulates its President & CEO Adam Perle for being named the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association’s Executive Board President. In this volunteer position, Perle will help lead the nonprofit trade organization, which works to build tourism in the state and advocates for enhanced government support for the industry by educating elected officials on its societal and economic benefits.

Event calendar
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018


PROJECT/OBJECT @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

JERRY BLAVAT @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 12:00pm

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

BRIAN FALLON @ Crossroads (Garwood), Garwood - 8:00pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Celebration @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:30pm

BREAKING BENJAMIN @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:00pm


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

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

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

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me" @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 8:00pm


On the Map @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


Holiday Open Mic Night! @ Black Box Performing Arts Center, Teaneck - 7:30pm

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