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Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre To Hold Annual Gala On March 3rd

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre To Hold Annual Gala On March 3rd

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, NJ, will celebrate with old friends and new at its annual gala on March 3. The gala celebration begins at our home at Oakes Center at 6:00pm with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks followed by a gourmet buffet dinner. At 8:00pm the Dreamcatcher ensemble will perform an immersive show in the style of 80s primetime soaps like Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest. A raffle will run throughout the evening with prizes ranging from a wine basket to week at a vacation home to a golf outing to an 18K gold Tiffany bracelet.

The evening will have an 80s flavor (period dress optional and encouraged), and the show will spoof such melodramatic tropes as evil twins, amnesia and dead characters who reappear. Dreamcatcher’s company, known for its improvisational and collaborative spirit, will create this unique performance for this evening only.

Funds raised at this event help Dreamcatcher to purchase assistive listening equipment that will enhance the experience of patrons who need personal sound amplification. It will also help the company maintain its tradition of excellence in arts programming. In addition to our regular season of mainstage productions, cabaret, improv and new play readings, we provide outreach and education programs for students and seniors, as well as internship opportunities for college students and young professionals. Providing a creative home for New Jersey artists is primary among our goals, as is cultivating the relationship between artists and audiences throughout the season.

Tickets for the entire evening are $120 prior to February 16 and $135 afterwards. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.dreamcatcherrep.org, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

“Summit Heights” will be held on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 6 pm at The Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit.  Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre on Ashwood Avenue as well as on the street.  The facility is wheelchair accessible.  To purchase tickets or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org .

Dreamcatcher was founded in 1994, and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing life-affirming stories in an intimate environment.  We seek to expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own, to awaken their imaginations and create empathy for others. The company focuses on deepening the experience of our patrons by supplementing the performances with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.

Dreamcatcher's core company of professional local actors performs contemporary work that entertains and challenges, and has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people. The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.

Dreamcatcher’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dramatist Guild Fund, The Summit Area Public Foundation, the Manley-Winser Foundation, and many other corporations, foundations and individuals.  Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is a senior member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.


Photo: The ensemble performing at Dreamcatcher's 2015 Gala (Photo by Steve McIntyre)

 





originally published: 2018-02-12 18:31:31


Upcoming Events

Carly Zien and Philip Goodwin to star in "Trying" at George Street Playhouse

Carly Zien and Philip Goodwin to star in "Trying" at George Street Playhouse

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) --  Philip Goodwin (Broadway’s The Diary of Anne Frank, The School for Scandal) and Carly Zien (Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, POP TV’s Nightcap) will star in Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass, on stage at George Street Playhouse from March 13 - April 8, 2018. The poignant drama will be directed by Jim Jack, who will be helming his second GSP mainstage production following the widely acclaimed 2016 production of My Name is Asher Lev.


Lewis Center for the Arts’ presents Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Residence

Lewis Center for the Arts’ presents Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Residence

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Award-winning director, playwright, and stage and film actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson will direct a reading of August Wilson’s play Seven Guitars and discuss diversity in American theater in a conversation with Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera as part of a week-long residency at Princeton University. The conversation will be held on February 27 at 1:30pm in the Godfrey Kerr Studio and the play reading on March 2 at 7:30pm in the Donald G. Drapkin Studio, both venues at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. These events are free and open to the public.


"Art" Gets Rave Reviews At Centenary Stage

"Art" Gets Rave Reviews At Centenary Stage

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Critics are raving about Centenary Stage Company’s all – star production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning Art which continues its run in the Lackland Performing Arts Center now through March 4. “This production directed by the multi-talented Anne Occhiogrosso, starring a trio of outstanding Broadway, film and television vets, Randall Duk Kim, Kevin Carolan and CSC’s own Carl Wallnau provides an exceptional theater experience worthy of any stage.” (Rick Busciglio, NJ Footlights).


Pegasus Production Company Presents Fiddler on the Roof

Pegasus Production Company Presents Fiddler on the Roof

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Marking the conclusion of their thirty-second season, Pegasus Production Company presents the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Henderson Theatre on the Christian Brothers Academy campus. Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince and revived on the Great White Way five times since, the classic theatrical staple features a book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Six performances will take place between March 2-10.








EVENT CALENDAR
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

ART @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 7:30pm

Beauty and The Beast @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 4:00pm

Wild Horses - February 22-March 25,2018 @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

American Hero @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 2:00pmand 8:00pm






Seton Hall University Theatre STEEL MAGNOLIAS @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm



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