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"A Hoboken Tale" Returns In December

originally published: 12/05/2017

"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.

“Every year we do something a little different with this show and this year is no different.” says studio owner and show director Annie McLoughlin.  “In addition to having Ben with us for opening night, the cast of Hoboken Tale will perform as special guests at Broadway Sessions December 7th along with Broadway's the Bands Visit at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC.” 

This original musical was written by local resident Dan McLoughlin who has lived in Hoboken and has been a business owner in Hoboken for over a decade. All of the characters, songs and story are based on real Hoboken folks, stories and the Christmas Season. It's a show that families love to go see and is part of their holiday tradition.

Members of the professional musical theatre company such as Howard Richman and Florence Pape from the Hudson Theatre Ensemble have been rehearsing under the direction of Broadway's Anne Brummel (Wicked). Leading the cast is Tyler Hentz of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as Finn Douglas also from The Christmas Spectacular, House of Cards, and The Blacklist.

The complete cast includes Mister Fabrini: Howard Richman; Fiona: Kaitlyn River and Annalise Dominguez; Mister Krubbs: Tyler Hentz; Doris: Florence Pape and Anna Hentz; George: Finn Douglas; Jack: Jack Casey; Bridget: Joanna Barry; Lily: Sophia Duke and Brianna Dominguez; Stacy: Anna Hentz; Emily: Grace Connoly and Bella Rostan; Anya: Valeria Camino; Sarah: Annie McLoughlin; Queen of the Fairies: Tabatha Arocho; and Fairies: Joanna Barry and Annie McLoughlin.

Performances will take place at The Hudson School’s Theatre located at 601 Park Avenue in Hoboken on December 15th at 7:00pm, December 16th at 4:30pm and 8:00pm, and December 17th at 2:00pm Tickets are $18.00 online at or $22 at the door with general admission seating.  

A Hoboken Tale is a holiday musical set in Hoboken that reminds us of the spirit of giving and supporting our community during the holidays and always.


 







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Event calendar
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018


MUSIC

Cafe Tacvba with special guest Ruen Brothers – Niu Gueis Tour 2018 @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Gonzo Conference" @ Donald G. Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex, Princeton - 8:00pm

Joan Baez @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Record Club: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


KIDS

West End Festival of the Arts- Children's Storytelling @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 4:00pm

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