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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-16-18

originally published: 04/16/2018

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-16-18.

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theatre

Center Players Presents One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players Dessert Theater presents Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, running from May 4th – June 3rd, at Center Playhouse in Freehold, NJ. The drama, directed by Dave McGrath, centers around Randle Patrick McMurphy as he is transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a psychiatric institution.


Two River Theater Announces Cast and Creative for "Songbird"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater has announced the cast and creative team for its production of Songbird, a musical written by Michael Kimmel, with music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. The choreography is by Marc Kimelman. Music direction and additional arrangements and orchestrations are by Kris Kukul. The production will run June 9 – July 1, 2018. Songbird is presented by special arrangement with Allison Bressi and Diana Buckhantz.


Rutgers Theater Company presents Henry IV

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Rutgers Theater Company presents Henry IV from April 20–28 in the Phillip J. Levin Theater.  The play by William Shakespeare has been adapted into a three-act play by Dakin Matthews, which will be directed by Michael Sexton.


American Theater Group To Honor Stephen Schwartz At Gala Benefit

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- American Theater Group (ATG), the professional theater company in-residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), will honor Tony Award Winning Broadway and Hollywood legendary composer Stephen Schwartz, at its Gala Benefit on April 29 at 6:00pm at the South Orange Performing Arts Center Loft. 


music

Student Jazz Ensemble to Play in Concert at RVCC

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, April 26, at 7:30pm, in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus. The group is directed by John Loehrke of New York City.


Hawthorne Heights To Perform at Wonder Bar

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Hawthorne Heights will perform at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Wednesday, April 25 - two days before their new album, Bad Frequencies, is released via Pure Noise Records.  Supporting the band for the show will be Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies, and Heavy Things.  Doors are at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm.


BergenPAC Presents Kansas and the Outlaws

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) presents Kansas and the Outlaws on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm.  His between the bands include such legendary songs as "Dust In The Wind", "Point of No Return", "Carry On Wayward Son", "There Goes Another Love Song", and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky." Tickets for the night of classic rock bands range from $49 to $99.


Times Running Out For Bands To Enter For Chance To Perform At Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival

(AUGUSTA, NJ) -- The 9th annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges festival is offering local talent the opportunity to perform at this year’s summer festival.Presented by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, the two-day summer bash offers two days of great music and mouthwatering BBQ as legendary artists and top competitive rib teams from around the country heat up this summer’s outdoor concert season. Country music superstar Travis Tritt, The Outlaws, and Foghat head this year’s lineup.


Grunin Center Presents Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- MidWeek Jazz continues when Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi take the Grunin Center Main Stage on Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00pm. The pair are two of the greatest exponents of classic jazz piano, specializing in the exciting sounds of ragtime, stride, swing, and boogie-woogie. For this special concert, this husband-and-wife team will join forces to play a series of intricate “four hand” duets on a single piano.


Westminster Kantorei Presents “Above the Stars”

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Kantorei presents a concert titled “Above the Stars” on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00pm in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and are available by phone at 609-921-2663 or online at www.rider.edu/arts.


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...4/12/18

“Some places stay the same and some others we like to swap out a bit; ya know? We like to try some new places and test the waters and see if there’s an appetite for our particular brand of offerings," says bassist Frankie Poullain of long time rock band The Darkness as he discussed their upcoming area shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey and their current, "Tour de Prance." “It’s pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? We like to prance around and we’re on tour so it fell into place very easily. The simple idea is the best, the most economical simple idea that actually captures every aspect of what we’re doing is the one that is the best; we’re pleased with it. It just captures exactly what we’re doing and almost precisely what we’re doing because there’s something very English about a bunch of men prancing around in tights; isn’t there? (Laughs).”


art

Art629 To Host Earth Day After Party With Focus on Sustainability

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Art629 Gallery will host an Earth Day After Party on Tuesday, April 24 featuring two events.  From 2:30pm to 4:30pm, there is a lecture & webinar entitled "This is True" provided by the Waste consulting firm Environmental Service Management Group, Inc. (ESMG).  Then at 5:30pm to 7:30pm, there will be an unique arts-related networking party with a combination of education, art, and music under the theme of sustainability.


books

Seton Hall Discusses Quality Religion Coverage in Media with David Gibson

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) --The Institute for Communication and Religion, within the College of Communication and the Arts, will welcome award-winning religion journalist David Gibson for “Speaking Truth to Power: How Faith Can Get a Fair Hearing in Today’s Media” on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Bethany Hall Auditorium.








Event calendar
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018


MUSIC

DiTrani Bros: Folk, Swing, Jazz, Ragtime!! @ Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen - 7:00pm

Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dryden Ensemble: Bach Cantata Fest @ Miller Chapel (Princeton), Princeton - 3:00pm

Suzzanne Douglas @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


THEATRE

The Ghost Princess @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

CDC Theatre presents A Few Good Men @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Wait Until Dark @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 3:00pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Almost, Maine @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 3:00pm

*Uncle Vanya, Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 7:00pm

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 2:00pm







DANCE

DRACULA - THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 4:00pm


FILM

A conversation with John Cusack Following a screening of Say Anything @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm


KIDS

Summit Farmers Market Pumpkin Painting @ Summit Farmers Market, Summit - 10:00am


POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am


MISC

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS LIVE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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