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Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge

Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is calling on all theater groups in Ocean and Monmouth Counties to participate in the next $10,000 competition, the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge. Theater groups must be a 501(c)(3) or a school to participate.

Ocean and Monmouth County theater groups who intend to compete must submit an audition video for a chance to perform at the $10,000 Giving Tuesday event which will take place on November 29, 2016, at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. The top five groups will be chosen to perform a ten-minute scene from a musical comedy of their choice.  A $5,000 prize will be given to the adjudicator’s choice the night of the event.  Additionally, a $5,000 prize will be given to the winner of the people’s choice award, with voting taking place online, after the night of the performance.

Tickets to the event will be sold at $10 each and proceeds will be given to a non-profit, chosen by the winning theater group the night of the event.  Jeremy Grunin, Executive Director of the Foundation said, “It’s always fun for us to see the talent and creativity that emerge when we run our Engage Toms River competitions. This event is extra special as it ties in Giving Tuesday and the opportunity to make a positive impact and give back to our community.”

Visit www.engagetomsriver.com for more details and to submit your intent to compete and audition video which must be done by midnight on September 15th.

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The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a proactive grant making 501(c)(3) working to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in healthcare, education and the arts.



originally published: 2016-08-16 00:00:00


Upcoming Events

Crossroads Theatre Presents The World Premiere of "Back To The Real" by Pia Wilson

Crossroads Theatre Presents The World Premiere of "Back To The Real" by Pia Wilson

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Crossroads Theatre Company presents the World premiere of Pia Wilson's new comedy Back To The Real from May 11 through May 20. The production takes place at Mastrobuono Theater in New Brunswik. The play explores race, colorism within the African-American community, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment. How are the brother and sister going to (or not going to) stand up for each other?


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).








EVENT CALENDAR
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

ART @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Anything Goes @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 2:00pm

Seton Hall University Theatre STEEL MAGNOLIAS @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 2:00pm



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