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Daily Edition 02-19-24

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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Bordentown Thespians presents the musical, "The Addams Family"

(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- The Addams Family, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, will be presented on February 23rd at 7:30pm and February 24th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center. This musical, featuring the iconic characters created by Charles Addams, will be performed by the award-winning theatre students of Bordentown Regional High School.


MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents "Jesus Christ Superstar"

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents the timeless, rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar over two weekends, March 1–3 and March 8–10, 2024. The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 50 years!


American Theater Group continues free Monday Night Play Readings with new legal drama, "Sanctity"

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- American Theater Group (ATG), a professional theater company in Central New Jersey, will present the legal drama Sanctity by Kerr Lockhart as part of its free Monday Night Play Reading Series on February 26, 2024 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway. The event begins at 7:00pm.



Steve Conte releases "Shoot Out The Stars" from Upcoming Album

Renowned musician Steve Conte, known for his work with the New York Dolls and Michael Monroe, has revealed information about his forthcoming album, The Concrete Jangle, which serves as the successor to his 2021 opus Bronx Cheer.

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Albert Music Hall presents Irish-Themed Night

(WARETOWN, NJ) -- On Saturday, March 2, 2024, Albert Music Hall presents a special Irish-themed night. It begins with a live performance by Irish dancers from D'Arcy School of Irish Dance followed by Irish music from 5 of our finest local bands: Pishy Cloots, The Cook College Ramblers, The Successful Failures, Greg McGarvey, and Helen O'Shea.


"One Special Evening!" CelloGayageum LIVE! at the Grunin Center

World music is alive and well at Toms River, NJ's Grunin Center for the Arts this Thursday, February 8, 2024 evening as concertgoers settle in for a performance by the South Korean instrumental duo, CelloGayageum.


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Look Alive" by The Azures

Jersey Shore-based The Azures' "Look Alive" from their new self-titled debut album is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.



2024 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

We had a very nice 36th Annual United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival over the last two days although the in-person screening on Saturday was cancelled due to a major snowstorm that hit Central Jersey. Luckily folks could still see the program online. Attendance was good and it looks like we will break even financially which is important for us to keep running this Festival. Many thanks to Phil and Rhonda Vigeant as well as Jaclyn Melo of Pro 8mm and Sara Leavitt at Icarus Films/OVID for sponsoring our Festival again and providing the prizes for the Best of Festival winners. Without further ado here are the Award Winners of the 36th Annual Festival: 


Bread & Roses Film Festival and ShowRoom Cinema Bring Women in Film Series to Asbury Park

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In a celebration of Women's History Month, Bread & Roses, Jersey Shore's only female-centric film festival, in collaboration with ShowRoom Cinema, an independent, female-owned movie theatre in Asbury Park, presents a film series showcasing the visionary works of female filmmakers. Featuring a diverse lineup of cult classics and timeless favorites, this series promises to mesmerize audiences with its bold storytelling and groundbreaking perspectives.

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2024 United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival Day 2 Line-up

2024 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival Day 2  Sunday, February 18, 2024 – Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 5PM!                                          View the winning films and digital videos of the International United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, selected by a jury of filmmakers, Rutgers University student interns, and media professionals. The festival--now in its 36th year—will feature finalist works by independent filmmakers from the United States and around the world. Co-sponsored by Pro 8mm!



ACC Gallery presents solo exhibition by Inho Cho

(TENAFLY, NJ) -- ACC Gallery presents solo exhibition by Inho Cho entitled "Quiet Wandering: A Korean Travelogue through Ink-and Wash" from Feburary 15-29, 2024.​​​​​​​ The exhibition was curated by Sunglim Kim (Art Historian / Dartmouth College).



Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From February 11-17, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from February 11-17, 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 6 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Morris).


Arts Ed NJ Launches Pilot Youth Arts Education Advocacy Council and Announces Two Youth Summits in April 2024

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- Arts Ed NJ is excited to announce a new pilot initiative, the Youth Arts Education Council. Arts Ed NJ, the statewide unifying arts education advocacy organization and central resource for arts education information and policy in New Jersey, has recruited a dynamic group of 11 dedicated high school student arts leaders who are supported by 35 student council members all passionate about advocating for arts education across New Jersey.




WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm
William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

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Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Fiddler on the Roof

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Outpost in the Burbs presents Choir! Choir! Choir! in an EPIC Fleetwood Mac Sing-Along

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents a very special evening with Choir! Choir! Choir! in a Fleetwood Mac Sing-Along on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) in Montclair. Showtime is 8:00pm.

New Hope Arts Hosts a Day of Free Events In Honor of International Sculpture Day

NJPAC presents An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends

87 Sussex to Celebrate Grand Opening with Performances by Candice Lee and Bennett Rhoad

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