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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 11-29-21


originally published: 11/29/2021
NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 11-29-21.

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

theatre

Doug Harris Talks About "It's Only A Play" at George Street Playhouse


A critic once complimented Doug Harris, who has a principal role in the new George Street Playhouse production of It’s Only a Play, for his “smooth charm.” Harris figures that critic “must have been allowed to drink inside the theater.”


music

Neo-Rockabilly Pioneers The Rockats Releases Cover Of "Nervous Breakdown"


(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Shortly after the groundbreaking British rockabilly band The Rockats had relocated from Essex to New York in 1978, they were playing a show when up approached a charismatic young guitarist who lavished the group with praise for their performance. Rockats’ stand-up bassist Smutty Smiff struck up a friendship with the charming lad and even took a train out to Massapequa to give him his first rockabilly haircut while teaching him how to grease it up properly. That young American was one Brian Setzer who would ride the rockabilly train into superstardom with The Stray Cats.


Immerser Releases Lyric Video For "Invoking The Priestess"


Hard Rock solo project Immerser has released the official lyric video for his new single, “Invoking the Priestess.” Written, performed by, produced, and engineered by John Logan Parsons III, “Invoking the Priestess" features Kellii Scott (Failure, Queens Of The Stone Age, Veruca Salt) on drums.


MPAC Presents A Sleigh Bell Swing with the George Gee Swing Orchestra


(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Santa’s gonna be  jumpin’ and jivin’ to the swingin’ sounds of the George Gee Swing Orchestra as they spice up the season with big band versions of your favorite holiday music at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Sunday, December 12 at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $29-$49. Following the event, you can enjoy the free Theatre of Light at the Vail Mansion Plaza at 5:00pm.


Berrie Center Presents The Casey Abrams Trio


(MAHWAH, NJ) -- The Berrie Center for the Arts at Ramapo College of NJ presents The Casey Abrams Trio on Saturday, December 4 at 8:00pm. Casey Abrams burst onto the national scene with his head-turning stint on Season 10 of American Idol. With his stand-up bass and smooth vocals Casey has carved out his unique jazz-funk sound. His brand-new album, Casey Keysey was released in October.


Waxflower Releases Video For "Soak"


(BRISBANE, AUS) -- Brisbane-based Waxflower have released their new video for latest single, "Soak." Perfectly encapsulating frontman Tristan Higginson’s raw and emotive vocals, the video sees him being force-fed red pills, and later waking up on a bed floating on eerily desolate water. The video was directed by the band’s guitarist Nick Hargens and Tristan’s brother Giles Higginson.


Mickey Leigh Releases "No Fun Anymore" From Upcoming Debut Solo Album


Legendary NYC musician/author/producer Mickey Leigh has released "No Fun Anymore" the first single off his upcoming debut solo album under the name Mikey Leigh's Mutated Music. The LP, 'Variants Of Vibe', is set for release on February 18 via Wicked Cool Records.


"Insanely Good!" Pat Metheny's Side Eye LIVE! at STNJ


Music lovers inside the historic State Theatre New Jersey auditorium in New Brunswick, NJ this Friday, November 12, 2021 are primed to experience an evening of innovative jazz presented by guitar phenom Pat Metheny and his trio, Side Eye.


Light Opera of New Jersey Presents "La Bohème" Set In Modern Day NYC


Light Opera of New Jersey will present Puccini's masterpiece La Bohème with performances at Fellowship Village Cultural Arts Center (February 11, 13, 18, and 20) and the South Orange Performing Arts Center on March 27. Andrea DelGiudice will direct a modern-day adaptation set in New York City and utilizes projected images. Noted conductor, Jason C. Tramm will lead the Light Opera of New Jersey Chamber Orchestra.


Makin Waves Song of the Week: “No Way to Live” by Colossal Street Jam


In anticipation of “No Way to Live,” Colossal Street Jam’s next album early next year, the title track is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 


comedy

The Music Box at Borgata Announces Comedy Shows For December


(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has released its December lineup of comedic talent set to perform on the Borgata Comedy Club stage at The Music Box. Each show features three back-to-back headline performances by some of the most renowned comics on the circuit…bringing hardcore humor first, followed by laughter-filled tears. The intimate 900-seat theater is equipped with premier sound and lighting in a comfortable setting. Shows start at 9:00pm. Doors open one hour before showtime. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at theborgata.com or by visiting The Borgata Box Office open 3:00pm Monday through Sunday. 


film

Spotlight On The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022, which marks its 40th Anniversary, on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between January 28 – February 20, 2022.  The festival will be a hybrid one as they will be presenting the Festival online as well as doing select live screenings at Rutgers University.


art

Art House Productions To Hold JC Fridays, The City's Free Quarterly Arts Festival, on December 3rd


(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions will hold JC Fridays on Friday, December 3. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, artist/maker marts, and studio tours from 19 participating artists, businesses, and organizations. The full event descriptions and event map are available on www.jcfridays.com. 


Ocean County Library Seeks Works By Artists For Jackson Branch In 2022


(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Are you an artist in search of a display venue? Have a collection of themed artifacts? Do friends marvel at knickknacks at home? Share them with your neighbors at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. The branch is is organizing its art and collectible displays for 2022, and welcomes painters and collectors to adorn its walls, cabinets and meeting room space.


community

Top 10 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage For Week of November 21-27


Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week November 21-27, 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 5 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Cumberland, Essex, Middlesex, and Monmouth) and New York City. The most read article, for the third straight week, was a story about the film "A Case in Blue".


Anthony Diaz announces Campaign for Mayor of Newark


(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark born grassroots activist and community leader Anthony Diaz announced his campaign for mayor on November 19th, 2021, off the heels of his trip to COP 26.


Glenn Close and Bring Change to Mind to Host the 9th Annual “Revels & Revelations” in Support of Teen Mental Health


(NEW YORK, NY) -- Glenn Close and the Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) Board of Directors will host “Revels & Revelations 9,” a special celebration in support of teen mental health on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at City Winery in New York City. The live, in-person event will raise funds for BC2M’s National High School Programs and PSA Campaigns fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness. A Limited number of tickets to watch the event via livestream are also available.


Cape May MAC Christmas Candlelight House Tours return in person


(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) launched the Cape May Christmas Candlelight House Tour in 1973 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America’s only National Historic Landmark City. On three nights in December visitors travel to homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. This self-guided tour is one of Cape May MAC’s largest fund-raisers. ​​​​​​​The three Christmas Candlelight House Tours of the 2021 season are Saturday, December 4, 11 and 18, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, but the tour on December 4 is already sold out!


Fellowship Cultural Arts Center Announces Two Shows For The Holidays


(BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center is celebrating the holidays with two productions at the 257-seat state-of-the-art Mitchell and Ann Sieminski in Basking Ridge - A Christmas Carol presented by Centenary Stage Company and a concert by The New Jersey Festival Orchestra.


radio

Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 11-27-21


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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Biloxi Blues

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Experimental Film Program (Virtual Screening)

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 12:00am
NJ Film Festival
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category: film

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COMPLEXIONS: CONTEMPORARY BALLET BACH TO BOWIE FEATURING BACH 25 AND STARDUST

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: dance

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Dreaming Zenzile

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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Biloxi Blues

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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