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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-13-20

originally published: 02/13/2020

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 02-13-20.

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Laiona Michelle To Return To George Street Playhouse For Special Performance

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Broadway veteran Laiona Michelle, writer and star of the critically acclaimed Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical—which enjoyed a record-breaking sold-out run in 2019—will return to George Street Playhouse March 19 at 7:30pm for a momentous one night concert at George Street’s new home in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, celebrating the music of Nina Simone and classic Broadway.

Dunbar Repertory Company Presents "Camp Logan"

​​​​​​​(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- This Black History Month, the Middletown Arts Center presents the Dunbar Repertory Company production of Camp Logan, the NAACP Image Award-winning play based on events of the 1917 Houston Riots. Written by Celeste Bedford Walker and directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr.,  performances take place February 21-22 at 8:00pm, February 23 at 4:00pm; February 28-29 at 8:00pm, and March 1 at 4:00pm.

Holmdel Theatre Company Wants Your #RENTStory

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Fredi Walker-Browne, the original JoAnne Jefferson in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, is bringing #RENTStories to Holmdel Theatre Company on May 8th and your story could be a part of it! If RENT has impacted your life in some way, there's no day but today to tell your #RENTStory. The deadline is Wednesday, February 19th at 11:59pm.


Makin Waves Record of the Week: self-titled by Hair Magic

Like Asbury Park’s MAMADRAMA and Philly’s The Ramoms, Highland Park-based Hair Magic are a punk-inspired outfit consisting of moms who rock. Guitarist-vocalist Jennifer Rector, bassist-vocalist Christine Espiritu and drummer Christie Lutz are a fun, charming trio whose self-titled debut EP is as infectious as it is energetic, as edgy as it is genuine. 

NJSO presents Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony, Rouse's Bassoon Concerto

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Third Symphony, “Eroica,” and the East-Coast premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto, March 26–29 in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown.

80's LIVE Comes To Sound Waves In Hard Rock Atlantic City

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Step out of your DeLorean time machine and into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City for 80’s LIVE, a revved up high-energy live-on-stage concert production show taking you back on a fun nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the 1980s. The creators of Motor City Live and Disco Live invite you to see, hear and feel the decade’s most beloved and enduring music taking center stage Sundays at 7:00pm in Sound Waves in Hard Rock Atlantic City beginning on March 1.

Westminster Conservatory Annual Showcase Features Community Ensembles and Artists on February 23

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory will present its annual showcase featuring Westminster Community ensembles and students on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. The performers will be the Westminster Community Orchestra conducted by Ruth Ochs and the Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs conducted by director Patricia Thel, Chaequan Anderson, Yvonne Macdonald, and John Paul Velez. Other performers will be Westminster Choir College students enrolled in Westminster’s Opera Workshop, and winners of the Westminster Conservatory Concerto Competition: Ethan Feng, clarinet; Abrielle Scott, flute; and Eugene Seong, tenor.


Vince Valentine's Comedy Collective Comes To AvenelPAC

(AVENEL, NJ) -- Avenel Performing Arts Center presents Vince Valentine's Comedy Collective on May 15-16 at 8:00pm. A pair of New York's finest comedians (Paul Lyons and Julia Scotti) join Vince for a night of comedy. Adult Content- enjoyable for adults ages 18 & up. Tickets are $29.50.


Allan Deberton’s wonderful film Pacarrete screens at the New Jersey Film Festival on Saturday, February 15, 2020!

Here is the interview we conducted with Pacarrete Director Allan Deberton:

Stars To Come Out To 18th Annual Garden State Film Festival In Asbury Park

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Celebrating its 18th Anniversary, the artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and celebrates this spirit through dramatic screenings and unparalleled film collaborations attracting a diverse audience from around the world. From Wednesday, March 25 - Sunday, March 29 in Asbury Park,  GSFF unveils world premieres, Hollywood stars, industry panels, and as a nonprofit enterprise, serves as an added economic engine for Asbury Park’s vitality through art, commerce and culture. In addition, intriguing panel discussions and can’t miss parties, will be held in numerous locations all over the city by the sea.  


The Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico Comes To MPAC

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mexico's cultural ambassadors, Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico de Silvia Lozano, perform at MPAC on Friday, March 13 at 8:00pm.  They are an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the Culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. Tickets range from $29-$59.


"Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now" at Morris Museum

Graffiti as you've probably never seen it before: in a museum. Morris Museum has opened its doors – and walls – to some of the greatest graffiti and street artists in New Jersey. The exhibition celebrates the vitality of the aerosol art in our state today through the work of 12 established and emergent artists, painted directly on the museum’s walls. Check out Jesse and Dave’s visit to Morristown to talk to three of the artists about this unconventional exhibit, which runs until March 15th.

Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Scholarships Available to Attend Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a leader in creative placemaking in the region, is offering scholarships to attend The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking's Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from March 26 to 27 in Philadelphia.  Residents of Bergen County, New Jersey, who are artists, non-profit, municipal, arts, or community leaders, or whose work or practice is designed to enhance communities, are eligible for a scholarship up to $250 to attend the Summit.  Further information about the scholarships and an application are available online.

McCarter Theatre Center receives substantial grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center has announced a $20,000 Incubation Grant from The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). This grant will give McCarter the opportunity to present a variety of multidisciplinary events in its lobbies and public spaces in order to encourage insightful and illuminating discussions where art, culture, and diverse perspectives intersect.

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Event calendar
Fri, Feb 21, 2020


FUNGKSHUI @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

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

SUPER DIAMOND @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Light Opera of NJ presents "Die Fledermaus" @ St Marks Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), Basking Ridge - 8:00pm

LUCERO @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 8:30pm

Les Paul Festival: The Young Philadelphians @ Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah - 8:00pm

Get The Led Out @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2020 @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald in concert at Princeton Folk Music Society @ Christ Congregation Church, Princeton - 8:00pm

Mandy Harvey @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Eric Lindell Solo @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Kinky Boots (Broadcast) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

RITZ KIDZ - Pinocchio @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 10:00am

LEGALLY BLONDE @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Sound of Music @ Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes - 8:00pm

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm


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

Progressively Funny: John Fugelsang and Friends @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


two may be one, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance @ Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 8:30pm


Screening of William Greaves’ Nationtime—Gary, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 6:00pm


Open Book III - Poetry & Perform - FREE @ Bluefox Craft Beer & Restaurant, South Plainfield - 7:00pm

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