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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-12-24

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update from New Jersey's arts newswire. We regularly publish between 8-15 new articles and news reports each day. Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

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Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater & Music Theater presents "Love Type Beat"

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Music Theater at Princeton University will present Love Type Beat, a partly immersive new play conceived and directed by Princeton seniors Nica Evans and Tanéyah Jolly. The work explores Black women and femmes' relationships with different types of love through a series of vignettes, some of which invite audience interaction and participation. Performances are on February 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8:00pm in the Wallace Theater at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. The show is free and open to the public, however due to the immersive nature of the show attendance at each performance is limited to 30 and advance tickets are required through University Ticketing.


After Midnight: Boundless Entertainment in a Horrid Chapter of U.S. History

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- The musical After Midnight opens slowly as a singer wails about long bread lines in Harlem, in New York City, everywhere in America. She sings on about the awful state of affairs in America, the Great Depression.


Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center presents 3rd Annual One-Act Play Festival

(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, the nonprofit community theater, housed within the historic duCret Center of Art in Plainfield, presents its third annual one-act play festival from March 1-3, 2024. Set to showcase the vibrant talents of New Jersey playwrights, this year's festival will feature an eclectic line-up of five captivating productions, including four world premieres and one New Jersey premiere.


music to Host Third Annual Transplants Benefit in March

For the third straight year New Jersey-based internet radio station will will broadcast Giving a Second Chance: Benefit for National Foundation for Transplants. The benefit will air on March 2nd & 3rd, with musicians performing live on its station, raising funds for those in need of financial assistance upon facing a life-changing organ or tissue transplant.

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The North Jersey Blues Society present Bees Deluxe at the Montclair Brewery

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Celebrating the release of their new album "Hallucinate," packed between the bass drum and the guitar amp in their ancient van, Bees Deluxe, Boston's most exciting blues band is hitting the road for a whirlwind mini-tour to not only promote the new recording, but to share the unique sound they call "acid blues." The tour includes shows in Tuckerton and Montclair.


Guitarist and Songwriter Rupert Wates in Concert

(SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ) -- Guitarist and Songwriter Rupert Wates will perform at The All Saints' Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed finger-picking guitarist plays an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, contemporary and traditional – with other touches like classical, vaudeville, and cabaret.


Light Opera of NJ presents Stars of Tomorrow

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Light Opera of NJ (LONJ) presents Stars of Tomorrow, a vocal competition for New Jersey High School students. The competition will consist of a qualifying round based on videos submitted online, followed by a semifinal round on April 6 at 10:00am in South Orange, NJ and the finals on April 21 at 2:00pm in Basking Ridge. The goal is to provide a platform for young vocalists to showcase their abilities and gain valuable experience in a supportive and professional environment. LONJ believes that music has the power to inspire and uplift, and they are excited to see what the future holds for these talented young performers.


Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals presents music for solo piano

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a recital for solo piano on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:15pm. The soloist, Theodore Hendricks-Verdejo, is a member of the teaching faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church. It is open to the public free of charge.


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "All In My Head" by the dt's

"All in My Head," the latest single by the Asbury Park duo the dt's, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

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Black Box Studios presents Comedy Night at Debonair Music Hall

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents a stand-up comedy triple headliner featuring Mark Riccadonna, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Doors are at 7:30pm, showtime is 8:00pm.



Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival Winners Announced

The Competition component of the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival has just concluded! Congratulations to the Winners! Overall, we had a good festival this year. We had a few screenings that were very well attended and a few with lower turnouts but that happens every festival for a variety of reasons. The in-person show attendance was much better than our Festival last Fall so that is encouraging but the online shows are what have kept us afloat financially since COVID broke in 2020. Average viewership per show was 82.


Al Nigrin’s subconscious wonderland film Dream Screen premieres at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, February 18!

Reflections, refractions, resemblances, and reminiscences--all of these occur in the subconscious wonderland that is the dream world of Albert Gabriel Nigrin’s new experimental film Dream Screen.


Middletown Arts Center Announces February Movies at the MAC

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center has announced the lineup for Movies at the MAC in February. The movie series presents three separate programs spotlighting the best in comedy, theater and music on celluloid: The MAC Classic Comedy Movie Series, The MAC Broadway Matinee Film Series and Monday Night Music Club at the MAC.


New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024 Body Issues Video Interview with Director Marjorie Conrad

Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024 Body Issues Video Interview with Director Marjorie Conrad and Festival Director Al Nigrin:


Timely Documentary Join or Die plays at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Saturday, February 10!

Here are two reviews of the timely documentary Join or Die which is playing at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Saturday, February 10!  


New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024 Short Film Video Q+A

Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024 Short Film Video Q+A with Seeing Other People Director AJ Prager, Weiner Director Natalie Peracchio, Innocent Observer Director Evelyn Reese and Festival Director Al Nigrin.



Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From February 4-10, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from February 4-10, 2024. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 7 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean).




Dena Blizzard's I Love You, Get Away From Me

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: comedy

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Bianca Del Rio: Dead Inside Comedy Tour

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: comedy

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Lee Brice: Me & My Guitar

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music

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PSO Soundtracks Talk: A Celebration of Bulgaria with Maestro Rossen Milanov and Soprano Mariana Karpatova

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov joins mezzo-soprano Mariana Karpatova in an exploration of the songs, dances, and culture of their native Bulgaria at a very special PSO Soundtracks talk: A Celebration of Bulgaria. Their presentation takes place on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00pm, at the Princeton Public Library in the library's Community Room. Immediately following, there will be time for a brief Q&A. The talk serves as a prelude to the orchestra's March 9-10 concerts which includes a work by Bulgarian composer Marin Goleminov. Soundtracks is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

The Gallery at Green Door Studio presents "Give & Take"

Tylie Shider Talks About Inspiration behind "Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor" which Pushcart Players will present in Minneapolis

Garden State Film Festival Returns March 21-24

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