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New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 12-02-19

originally published: 12/02/2019

NJ Stage Weekly Features

In addition to running about 60 news stories and event previews each week, New Jersey Stage runs several original features and interviews as well. Every Monday we shine a spotlight on the features run for the past week.

Catching Up With Joe
By Gary Wien
​​​​​​​The South Camden Theatre Company that Joe Paprzycki founded is celebrating a pair of anniversaries this season.  It is the theatre company’s 15th anniversary and the 10th year of the Waterfront South Theatre, which was built on the site where Paprzycki’s grandfather once owned a bar. Joe’s life was closely tied to the theatre and to Camden itself for a long time, but that ended a few years ago.  Today, he’s living up in North Truro, Massachusetts, and enjoying a new chapter in his life.  Instead of regrets, he’s having fun hanging out with people like Kathleen Turner and Tony Kushner.

Theatre Preview: December 2019
Here's a look at plays taking place on stages across the Garden State in December. Remember to add your plays to the New Jersey Stag event calendar (listings are free) and send press releases to


PHOTOS from Lotus at The Fillmore
By Chris Paul
Lotus came to The Fillmore in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 30, 2019 and photographer Chris Paul was there to cover the show.  The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring.  They

The Supremes' Mary Wilson Headlines "An Evening of Motown" LIVE! at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
By Spotlight Central
Motown music fans are ready and waiting for An Evening of Motown at Atlantic City, NJ’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this Saturday, November 16, 2019. Starring in this special concert in the venue’s Sound Waves theater are Junior Walker’s All-Star Band, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...11/28/19
By Danny Coleman
"I'm the only one singing lead vocals but the other guys kind of scream in the microphone once in a while for back-ups," laughed former Child's Play drummer turned Charm City Devils lead vocalist John Allen as he discussed the band's new EP "1904" his personal "Crusade" for his hometown and more.

Makin Waves Records of the Year 2019
By Bob Makin
Makin Waves’ annual Top 10 Records of the Year list includes Experiment 34, Baron Praxis,The Anderson Council, Frank Lombardi, Cyclone Static, Chill Smith, From Good Homes, Pyrenesia, The Vansaders and Stella Mrowicki. Plus another 10 honorable mentions. Be a pal, and buy some! 

Featured Music Video: "Love and Joy" by The Cucumbers
This month's featured music video is a new holiday tune by The Cucumbers.

By Gary Wien
​​​​​​​Those of us who were affected and lived through Hurricane Sandy in 2012 will never forget it.  For many of us, our lives were never the same after that storm.  Dennis King chose to stay in his Morris County house despite having no heat or power for 11 days. One thing he did have was a guitar and a desire to write music.

By Gary Wien
In the #metoo era, we have become accustomed to seeing women portrayed as victims.  Zaritza, an artist living in Monmouth County, recently released a single and music video for a song that shows a different side - instead of being a victim, the song celebrates female desire and sexuality.  It would be a bold song in any era, but it’s completely eye-opening today.

Makin Waves Songs of the Year: 2019
By Bob Makin
Makin Waves’ annual Top 10 songs of the year list includes Honey Wild, From Good Homes, Jackson Pines, Arlan Feiles, Frank Lombardi, Mike Daly & The Planets, Hot Blood, The Vansaders, Experiment 34, and Stella Mrowicki.  Be a pal, and buy some! 

Record Roundup with The Clydes, Daughter Vision and Baron Praxis
By Bob Makin
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by The Clydes, Daughter Vision and Baron Praxis in this month

"Amazing as Always!" Anka Sings Sinatra LIVE! at BergenPAC
By Spotlight Central
It may be freezing outside Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC this Tuesday, November 12, 2019 evening, but it’s toasty warm inside as audience members ready themselves for a live Anka Sings Sinatra concert by the legendary singer/composer, Paul Anka.


REVIEW: "In Fabric"
By Eric Hillis,
The elevator (or in this case, dumb waiter) pitch for In Fabric, writer/director Peter Strickland's fourth feature, ostensibly concerns a cursed dress, which may remind horror buffs of Robert Bloch's short story 'The Weird Tailor', adapted for the screen as an episode of the '60s Boris Karloff hosted show Thriller and an installment of the 1972 Amicus anthology Asylum. Splitting the film into two distinct though interconnected stories, Strickland's movie recalls the output of Amicus, and while he continues to channel the exotic spirit of '70s Euro horror, In Fabric is distinctly British in its self-deprecating humor. A succinct elevator pitch might read 'Dario Argento's Are You Being Served?'

Holiday Film Fest at Hopewell Theater
Hopewell Theater will screen four holiday favorites while holding a fundraising drive for HomeFront NJ - an organization whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community.  Hopewell Theater patrons can add a donation for HomeFront to their ticket purchase online or in person at the box office  now through Monday, January 6, 2020. 

REVIEW: "The Good Liar"
By Eric Hillis,
Ian McKellen and director Bill Condon reteam once again for this adaptation of Nicholas Searle


Rowan Presents "Groove" Dance Show
By Brent Johnson,
Paule Turner sees different sides of South Jersey when he looks out the window each morning on his way to work. For more than two decades, he’s taken a combination of trains and buses — and lately Lyfts — from his home in Philadelphia to the suburban borough of Glassboro, where he’s a dance professor at Rowan University. Along the way, he passes through the urban landscape of Camden.

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Event calendar
Thursday, Dec 05, 2019


lespecial @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

MORGAN EVANS @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 1:30pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm


Seasoned @ Art House Productions , Jersey City - 7:30pm and 8:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

The National Theatre: Hansard @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 8:00pm


DAVID SEDARIS @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm


Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance presents 2019 Princeton Dance Festival @ Berlind Theatre @ McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton - 8:30pm


A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm

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