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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-24-20

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-24-20.

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McCarter Theatre Appoints Sarah Rasmussen As New Artistic Director

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center has announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as its new artistic director, effective August 1, 2020. Rasmussen is currently artistic director of the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis, where she has gained national attention for bringing inclusive and bold stories, diverse talent, and gender parity to the stage.

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Offers Virtual Acting Classes For Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Adults

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts is offering virtual acting classes online via ZOOM.  There are classes for kids, tweens, teens, and adults.  Complete schedules and courses offered can be found on their website.


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Outside the Window" by Gooch and the Motion

The message of hope on South Jersey/Philly-based Gooch and the Motion’s sophomore LP, “Outside the Window,” comes at a time when hope is as rare to find as an toilet paper. And it’s not just the follow-up to the 2016 debut, “Comin’ Home,” that offers hope, but the story of Ryan “Gooch” Nelson as well. 

Steven Keene Releases "Save Yourself" - A Single For These Panicked Times

Seasoned singer-songwriter Steven Keene has never been big on offering up explanations or meaning behind his songs. Everybody's got their own personal take on them, so less is more when it comes to revealing his own personal experience behind any given lyric or refrain. But the refreshingly peculiar aspect of Keene’s distinct lyrical style has always been his poetic capacity to conjure universally relatable imagery – of love, of loss or longing –  the well-crafted art of his storytelling that lets listeners connect with and interpret songs through their own lived experience.

Mike Peters presents The Alarm STREAM {Hurricane of Change} - Double Album Release Set for June 12

STREAM {Hurricane of Change} is the hugely successful and brand new one-man rock theatre show from Alarm singer Mike Peters. Described by respected UK theatre producer Phil Clark as a cross between The Who’s Quadrophenia and Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, STREAM {Hurricane of Change} will be debuted in North America this summer.

State Theatre New Jersey Announces FLEX Tickets

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey announces State Theatre New Jersey FLEX TICKETS. The stage is currently silent, but the theater is busy behind the scenes planning for the day it will once again be able to present the world-class talent its audiences have come to expect. The theater remains steadfast in its commitment to provide a place of entertainment, laughter, inspiration, and relief. In order to continue to engage its patrons and offer incentive for returned attendance when the theater re-opens, State Theatre has created a new ticket program called FLEX TICKETS.

Outpost in the Burbs Announces Virtual Concert Series For Thursdays & Saturdays

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents “Online at the Outpost: Thursdays and Saturdays,” a virtual concert series.  The series, to begin on April 30th, will be presented on both the artist’s and the Outpost’s Facebook pages. Each artist will perform a one-hour set beginning at 7:00pm.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/23/20

The following are the recollections of a fortunate man; someone who considers himself to be very lucky for reasons too numerous to mention. 

The Weeklings Release "All You Need Is Love" Music Video Done With Social Distancing

The Weeklings, a band born out of a mutual love of The Beatles and music from the British Invasion of the sixties, has released a wonderful music video cover of "All You Need Is Love" featuring artists performing in various places (maintaining social distancing guidelines).


A Virtual Visit: NJ Dancers To Learn From Japanese Masters on International Dance Day

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- Dance studios—like most arts-based businesses and communities in New Jersey—are on hiatus as society responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. But HeART in Motion in Ridgewood is keeping its community intact through online instruction utilizing video conferencing software.


Essential Online: JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World Continues On April 24

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- JC Conversations: Voices From Around The World Continues on April 24 at 2:00pm, with Essential. This is the weekly online series linking artists from Jersey City together with artists from around the world in an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion. Participating artists range from poets & spoken-word artists to actors, dancers & musicians – all performing live from their homes – and home studios – followed by conversations with moderators, artists and of course the live, virtual audiences.


ACT Now to Save the Sourland Forest

(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- What do a writer from Florida, a college junior from Wyoming, a recent graduate from Washington, and a volunteer coordinator from California all have in common? They’re working with a local nonprofit to address a major problem - here in Central New Jersey.

originally published: 04/24/2020

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