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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-01-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-01-21.

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Passage Theatre Extends "Surely Goodness and Mercy" Until April 4

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Due to popular demand, Passage has extended its Theatre for Families and Young Audiences show Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by marcus d. harvey. This online hybrid presentation will be available to stream for a second weekend between Thursday, April 1 at 11:00am and 11:59pm on Sunday, April 4.

McCarter Theatre Digital Productions Nominated For 2021 Drama League Award

(PRINCETON, NJ) --  McCarter Theatre Center is honored to announce The Manic Monologues and The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence has been nominated by The Drama League in the category of Outstanding Digital Theatre, Collection, or Festival. The 2021 Awards Nominees were selected by the 400+ alumni of The Drama League’s programs for directors and theater artists inclusive of Tony and Emmy Award winners, artistic directors at more than 60 theater companies across the United States. This iconic nomination follows the recent announcement that the Drama League Awards will celebrate its 87th year by recognizing excellence in digital and socially distanced theatrical work created during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater presents "The Chinese Lady" by Lloyd Suh

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, a play inspired by the life of the first Chinese women believed to set foot on American soil in 1834 and her life as a sideshow curiosity. The filmed production is directed by Princeton alumnus Richard Peng and features Princeton senior Jacy Duan in the title role with scenic and sound design by senior Minjae Kim. The film can be viewed on April 9 and 10 at 8:00pm. Live conversations will be offered on April 8 at 2:00pm and April 9 at 9:45pm. All these events are free and open to the public.

Somerset Valley Players Presents "‘Spring Season of Comedy"

(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) -- Somerset Valley Players has announced a "Spring Season of Comedy" with virtual productions from April to June: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, streaming April 16, 24 and May 2; The Radio Play Disaster by Don Zolidis, streaming May 14, 22, 23; and Four Weddings and an Elvis by Nancy Frick, streaming June 4, 5, 12, 13. Tickets are $12 per device per show. 

The Growing Stage Launches New Festival for Young Writers

(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey  has announced the launch of a new program, The Growing Stage Playwrighting Festival for Young Writers. It is open to playwrights aged 10-18 and co-written plays are accepted, provided all writers meet the age requirement. To apply you must only submit a synopsis and scene from one play for consideration.  Submissions will be accepted until April 15th.

McCarter Theatre’s "The Manic Monologues" Rises to an Ambitious Agenda in Virtual Theatre Programming and Mental Health Advocacy

Enter the virtual space to experience McCarter Theatre’s The Manic Monologues and, accompanied by gentle music, you approach a mobile of silhouettes—a dancer, a sax player, athletes, a woman carrying an umbrella. Click the silhouettes to see their stories performed.

Cameron Knight Named Director of Mason Gross School's BFA Acting Program

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Actor, director, and educator Cameron Knight has been named director of the Mason Gross School’s highly competitive BFA acting program. Knight, scheduled to begin work at Mason Gross this fall, replaces longtime BFA acting head Barbara Marchant, who is retiring.  


Mason Gross Musicians To Present "A Celebration of Women in Music" on April 18

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Mason Gross musicians are set to perform a Facebook Premiere concert featuring instrumental and vocal works composed by women. A Celebration of Women in Music, an annual concert that, this year, also will be a collaboration between the university’s Women in Art Music Research Group (WAM) and the Douglass Residential College, will take place on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  


The Lighthouse International Film Society Virtual Cinema Presents “The 2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts"

(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The Lighthouse International Film Society presents the 2021 93rd Oscar Nominated Shorts Programs  from April 2-24.  An annual LIFSociety tradition, our patrons will be able to see all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast on April 25. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and now the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of amazing shorts.


Monmouth County Park System Accepting Entries For Color Exhibit

(LINCROFT, NJ) --  Calling all artists!  The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Color Exhibit.  Held from May 1 to June 26 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit will feature works defined by their expressive use of color. Entry deadline is Monday, April 19.


Rahway In National Competition For "Best Small Town Art Scene"

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- A panel of travel experts and editors from 10Best and USA TODAY, have chosen Rahway as a nominee for their 2021 10Best Readers' Choice award for “Best Small Town Art Scene”.  Rahway is up against some tough competition, but it has been developing its arts and business scene for over two decades and has become a regional hub for creativity and innovation. 

Jersey City Free Public Library, Liberty Science Center, and Jersey City Public Schools' Department of Special Education Named NJ Stem Month 2021 Collaboration Of The Year

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Three Jersey City organizations have been recognized for their collaborative work on STEM education for Jersey City school children. The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL), the Liberty Science Center (LSC), and Jersey City Public Schools (JCPS) Department of Special Education (SPED) won the New Jersey Stem Month 2021 Collaboration of the Year award for their virtual field trip to the Liberty Science Center’s Heart and Soul Program. The award, given by New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, recognizes organizations that move beyond silos to provide outstanding STEM programming and clear career pathways for students. 

Morris County Pride 2021 Outdoor Festival To Take Place June 26

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Morris County PRIDE 2021 outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the grounds of the Morris Museum. Tickets are available now for $5 per person (children under 10 are free); tickets at the door will cost $8 per person.

originally published: 04/01/2021

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