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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 11-22-21

originally published: 11/22/2021
NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 11-22-21.

New Jersey Stage regularly publishes between 8-10 new articles and news reports each day.


Center Players Presents "The Bishop's Wife" Radio Play

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players presents The Bishop’s Wife, a live radio play, at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, from December 3-12th. The script is adapted by Dave McGrath, and is based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Robert Nathan.

Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company presents "A Christmas Carol" In Historic Smithville

(ABSECON, NJ) -- "Dickens Fest" is coming to Historic Smithville, highlighted by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company performing an original musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol November 27-28. Admission is free. With a sensational cast of all ages from NJ and PA, a phenomenal set, transformational lighting and fantastic colorful costumes, you can count on the comedic touch of Riddlesbrood to make this resplendent, full scale original family friendly musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic one of the most entertaining highlights of your holiday season. All Ages Show! 

Two River Theater Announces the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars Program

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater has been awarded a generous challenge grant of $30,000 from the Aronson, Tenenbaum and Kean families to establish the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars theater education program. A campaign to support the program over the next three years will launch on Giving Tuesday, November 30 (a global generosity day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving). All donations made to this campaign over the next three years will be matched by this challenge grant up to $30,000 making donations go twice as far. 


MPAC Presents Sara Evans: Blue Christmas Tour On December 10th

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans lights up the holiday season when she brings her Blue Christmas Tour to Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Friday, December 10 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from 39-$79. Special guest is Everette.

“They Made Me Wish I Was a Teenager Again!” The Temptations and the Four Tops LIVE! at STNJ

Inside the beautifully restored STNJ auditorium in New Brunswick, NJ, this Sunday, November 7, 2021, a packed house anxiously awaits the start of a concert by two legendary Motown musical groups — The Temptations and The Four Tops.

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band's Never-Released "The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts" Is Finally Available

"The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts," a Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band film featuring never-before released footage of the band's explosive performances at the Madison Square Garden MUSE benefit shows, is available for the first time via Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Travis Releases New Cover of "Killer Queen"

Multi-platinum Scottish rock band Travis take on Queen's “Killer Queen,” for their own harmoniously crisp rendition of the 70s classic hit. The previously unreleased reimagined version was originally destined as the B-side for their smash hit single “Sing.” Now the track is available with a cheeky preamble in a special extended, remastered cut as part of the band’s upcoming 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of their critically-acclaimed album The Invisible Band, out December 3rd on Craft Recordings.

Kurt Deimer Releases Debut EP "Work Hard, Rock Hard"

(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Kurt Deimer has released his debut EP ‘Work Hard, Rock Hard’, the album is accompanied by a music video for “Naive,” the album’s opening track. The debut EP features guitarist and key collaborator Phil X [Bon Jovi] and was produced by Chris Lord-Alge [Rolling Stones, Green Day, Joe Cocker]. The video for “Naive” is directed by Paul Boyd [Sting, Deadmau5, The Cult]. 

The Aquadolls Cover The Holiday Classic "Xmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses

Southern California's The Aquadolls are ringing in the holidays with a new take on The Waitresses holiday classic "Xmas Wrapping." The track was produced by none other than Fat Mike of NOFX and features appearances by Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and El Jefe of NOFX on trumpet.

The Smithereens To Perform At Opening Of New Carteret Performing Arts and Events Center on December 4th

(CARTERET, NJ) -- New Jersey Hall of Fame members The Smithereens – Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, and Mike Mesaros – will perform at the Official Grand Opening of the brand new Carteret Performing Arts and Events Center. Also billed as their Homecoming, the concert takes place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:00pm. Joining the band will be special guest vocalists Robin Wilson (of the Gin Blossoms) and Marshall Crenshaw. This marks the first time both will be splitting vocal duties with the band for an entire show. NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will be cutting the ribbon earlier in the day, officially kicking off the festivities.

“Loved It, Loved It, Loved It!” Gladys Knight LIVE! at STNJ

Inside STNJ in New Brunswick, NJ this Saturday, November 6, 2021, one of the most celebrated singers in pop music history, “The Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight, is just about to begin a live performance of classic hits representing her long and storied musical career.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Julie the Redeemer” by The Successful Failures

On their own FDR Records, Bordentown-based The Successful Failures have released their ninth LP, “James Cotton Mather,” their third in as many years. The 12-track collection’s first single, “Julie the Redeemer,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

The Hollies To Celebrate 60th Anniversary with tour that includes stops in Morristown and NYC

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- One of the most iconic bands in British music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Hollies, are celebrating their 60th anniversary with their return to the US in 2022. They've got shows locally on Saturday, April 2 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and Tuesday, April 5 at Town Hall in New York City before heading to Europe for several months of shows.


Christmas Must Be on the Way - the Nutcrackers Are Back

The temperature has dropped to the 20s at night. Snow showers have been spotted in Sussex County, families are already shopping, trees in front lawns are being decorated with multi-colored lights, Santa’s elves are hard at work at the North Pole and chestnuts are waiting to be roasted on an open fire.

Ocean County Library to Host Holiday Performance by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Ocean County Library will host a live performance by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre on Thursday, December 9 at 6:00pm in the Toms River Branch. The holiday showcase will feature joyful Christmas songs and unique festival dances. The troupe, with special guest Maria Tylek, will also perform dances from Spain, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico.

Christmas Must Be on the Way: the Nutcrackers Are Back

The temperature has dropped to the 20s at night. Snow showers have been spotted in Sussex County, families are already shopping, trees in front lawns are being decorated with multi-colored lights, Santa’s elves are hard at work at the North Pole and chestnuts are waiting to be roasted on an open fire.

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Presents "The Nutcracker Rocks"

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns home to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center December 11-19 for its run of “The Nutcracker Rocks,” an annual family-favorite holiday tradition. This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was conceived by AXCBT Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik. Based on Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, “The Nutcracker Rocks,” includes a revamped rock score by The Gaslight Anthem's Alex Levine and Alex Rosamilia. The Gaslight Anthem, a popular New Jersey rock band that originated from New Brunswick.  


Inside and Outside - Yongshin Cho’s Solo Art Exhibition

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Video artist Yongshin Cho’s solo art exhibition Inside and Outside is on view at Riverside Gallery (390 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ) from November 1 through November 27. This exhibition consists of video art installations, which explore the bodies and expressions of human beings in heterogeneous environments. In the darkened space of the exhibition hall, the images of ten male and female bodies appear along the walls in the whispering sounds. Numerous hands of strangers repeatedly appear and disappear, moving in waves over the bodies and faces. 

Climate Artists and Scientists from Mongolia Attempt to Communicate What Others Have Not

When I went to Google Maps to see how long it would take to get to Mongolia, the app could not calculate – not by bus, not by car, not walking, cycling, even plane. When I simply Googled the distance, I learned it is 6,426 miles from New Jersey. That’s more than twice the distance across the United States. A site called Travel Math calculates it would take 13.9 hours to fly from Newark to Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is really far away! That could explain why its climate catastrophe is not top of mind for most of us here in the Garden State.


Top 10 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage For Week of November 14-20

Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week November 14-20, 2021.  Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's Top 10 includes articles involving 4 counties in New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic) and New York City.  Once again, the NJ Stage event calendar was one of our top 10 most used features on the site.  For this list we only include the most read articles and, for the second straight week, a story about  the film "A Case in Blue" came in at the top.

Downtown Vineland Hosts An Olde Fashioned Christmas On The Ave

(VINELAND, NJ) -- Come one, come all to An Olde Fashioned Christmas on The Ave—downtown Vineland’s three-day Yuletide extravaganza of holiday cheer, to take place Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5 on Landis Avenue—from the 500 block to East Avenue. Turn the clock back to Christmas days of yesteryear—a weekend loaded with activities and opportunities to come to The Ave to enjoy great times and do holiday shopping. Enjoy live music, holiday movies, Yuletide characters and décor, food, stories, carriage rides, fun with Santa Claus, fun and fellowship, and lots more—just like olden times, when the atmosphere seemed to be warmer and more inviting.

Vineland To Hold a Chanukah Menorah Lighting on November 28

(VINELAND, NJ)  -- Main Street Vineland will join Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Salem & Gloucester Counties in the celebration of Chanukah—the Jewish “Festival of Lights”—with a Chanukah menorah lighting—“Chanukah Live”—on the 600 block of Landis Avenue, across from Landis MarketPlace, on Sunday, November 28 at 6:00pm.

Carteret Business Partnership Raises $1.75M in Donations For the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center

(CARTERET, NJ) -- The Carteret Business Partnership announced that it has raised $1.75 million in charitable donations for the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center (CPAC).  United Roosevelt Savings Bank (URSB), a long-standing financial institution in Carteret first established in 1914 and located on Cooke Avenue directly next to CPAC, won the naming rights of the venue for the next 10 years after donating $1 million following an extensive national search and a widely-advertised request for proposals. 


Ocean County Library to Welcome A.S. King To “Dive Into YA” Author Series on December 9th

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Multiple award-winning author A.S. King will take part in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual program on Thursday, December 9 at 6:00pm. The discussion series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. 


Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 11-20-21

Here are the radio programs aired by Radio Jersey and Beyond the Palace this week. Radio Jersey shows air Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on ThePenguinRocks.com and Beyond the Palace airs throughout the week. Both shows are hosted by Lee Mrowicki and are also available on demand.

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