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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 12-06-17

originally published: 12/06/2017

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 12-06-17.

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"A Hoboken Tale" Returns In December

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Garden Street School of the Performing Arts announces the 7th Annual Production of the original musical, A Hoboken Tale with a special guest star hosting the show for opening night. Broadway’s Ben Cameron will not only kickoff opening night December 15th, but will lead a special question and answer session after the show.

Monmouth Players To Present JRR Tolkien's "Letters From Father Christmas"

(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ) -- Every December, J.R.R. Tolken's children received a letter from Santa Claus with tales of life at the North Pole. They told of stir-crazy reindeer, accident-prone polar bears, and so much more. See what happens when Monmouth Players presents JRR Tolkien's Letters From Father Christmas and other Christmas stories on December 9 and 16 at 8:15pm and December 10 and 17 at 2:00pm at the Navesink Arts Center.

Kean Stage and Liberty Hall Museum Present A World War I Christmas Story

(UNION, NJ) -- Kean Stage and Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University are honored to present a stirring musical adaptation of an actual event that took place during World War I. All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 will be performed at 7:00pm on Sunday, December 10, and 10:30am on Monday, December 11, at Wilkins Theatre in Union.

Studio Playhouse Presents "Don't Drink The Water" by Woody Allen

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Playhouse presents "Don't Drink the Water" by Woody Allen from January 12-27. Directed by Helen Exel, the play takes place in an unnamed Communist country in the 1960’s where a hapless New Jersey caterer, his wife, and daughter take refuge in the American Embassy, when they are erroneously suspected of being spies.

NJ Rep To Open 2018 Season With The World Premiere of "The Calling" by Joel Stone

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company will open its 2018 season of new plays with the world premiere of The Calling (January 4 – February 4, 2018), directed by Evan Bergman (Jericho) and starring Ames Adamson (Butler) and Jared Michael Delaney (Mad Love). Joel Stone’s thought-provoking and delightfully quick-witted thriller was commissioned by Stage Exchange (Stage X), a partnership formed between NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance to develop cutting-edge works by notable New Jersey playwrights. 

Writers Theatre of New Jersey Announces Plays In January 2018 Soundings Series

(MADISON, NJ) --  Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s annual Soundings reading series will kick off on January 2 with Pulitzer Prize nominee, Joe Sutton, sharing his latest play, “The Patriot,” at the Dreyfuss Theatre on the Madison campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The series will run through January 15, showcasing one new play each night, and will feature plays from Kilroy Award winner, Donna Hoke; Emmy winner, Hal Corley; and eleven other talented writers. There will be a discussion after each performance where the audience is invited to talk with the playwright and the director about the play.


White Eagle Hall presents The Felice Brothers

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Felice Brothers play their distinctive Americana music at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on December 29 at 8:30pm. Formed in 2006, the Felice Brothers are a Hudson Valley, New York-based folk rock ensemble hailed by the AV Club for a sound at once “timeless, yet tossed-off.” Twain opens the night.  

Hopelessly Devoted to You! Olivia Newton-John LIVE! at BergenPAC

It is a crisp autumn night this Thursday, November 16, 2017, as we make our way into the pristine Bergen Performing Arts Center, a jewel of a theatre located in charming Englewood, NJ. We’re here to see four-time Grammy winner, songstress, and actress Olivia Newton-John. Probably best known for her portrayal of Sandy in the hit movie, Grease, Olivia Newton-John has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She’s also made headlines for her charitable work helping others after her own challenges with breast cancer, notably through the establishment of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia.


Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Animal House" At NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS®) in a special partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present  a unique movie experience celebrating the 40th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Animal House on Friday February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm.  The iconic film about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland.  

Event calendar
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018


MARCUS KING BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST IDA MAE @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Gunhild Carling & Friends @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 8:00pm

Toto—40 Trips Around the Sun @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Newark History Society Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan: The Life and Legacy of Newark's Own @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 8:00pm

Visiting Writers: Michael Waters @ Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 4:30pm


Seeger @ The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCCArts), Branchburg - 1:00pm and 7:00pm

THE CHOIR OF MAN @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

OPEN Auditions for Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 7:00pm

Auditions: Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 6:30pm

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