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Daily Edition 04-15-24

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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theatre


Spring Lake Theatre presents "HMS Pinafore"
 

(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- Ahoy, theater enthusiasts! Spring Lake Theatre presents the timeless classic "HMS Pinafore" from April 12-27, 2024. Audiences will be transported back to the Victorian era as they embark on a high-seas adventure filled with romance, humor, and unforgettable melodies.

 



Chatham Community Players presents "Nine"
 

(CHATHAM, NJ) -- The Chatham Community Players concludes its 102nd Season with the critically acclaimed and modern musical classic, Nine with music & lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit from May 3-18, 2024 at The Chatham Playhouse (23 North Passaic Ave) in Chatham. Based on iconic film director Federico Fellini's legendary work "8 1/2", this spectacular musical adaptation features one man and the dozens of women in his life. Celebrated but impetuous film director, Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest film epic, suffers a midlife crisis.

 



The Ritz Theatre Company Partners with ParaSight Experience for a Hauntingly Unique Experience During "Murder on the Nile"
 

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Company has announced an exciting collaboration with ParaSight Experience, bringing a spine-tingling addition to their production of Agatha Christie's classic Murder on the Nile running now through April 21, 2024. The partnership promises select audiences a paranormal experience like no other, blending the intrigue of live theatre with the thrill of the supernatural.

 


music


The New Jersey Youth Chorus Hosts Three Trebles & Friends Festival
 

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Chorus (NJYC) will host Three Trebles and Friends: United in Song April 20-21 culminating in a concert on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Morristown United Methodist Church located at 50 South Park Place in Morristown. The concert is free and open to the public. Showtime is 3:00pm.


 
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bergenPAC presents The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA
 

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 7:00pm. The audience and press all agree – "This is the closest to ABBA you'll ever get." Watch as they bring one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life.

 



The Sherman Theater presents Johnny Lits' Jerry Duty at The Renegade Winery
 

(STROUDSBURG, PA) -- The Sherman Theater presents Johnny Lits' Jerry Duty at The Renegade Winery on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

 



Monmouth Civic Chorus presents All That Sparkles
 

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Now in its Sparkling 75th Anniversary Season, the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus presents All that Sparkles on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold. Showtime is 4:00pm.

 



Stone Pony Summer Stage presents Gary Clark Jr. as Part of North to Shore Music Festival
 

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The North to Shore Music Festival, presented by Prudential, presents Gary Clark Jr., who will rock the legendary Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 6:30pm. Gates are open at 5:00pm.

 



Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and Blackberry Smoke Among Acts for 2024 Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival
 

(AUGUSTA, NJ) -- The music line-up has been announced for the 2024 Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival, a weekend of the best in southern/classic rock bands and finger-licking barbecue and fixin's June 28-30 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Acts include Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke, Artimus Pyle, The Outlaws, Larkin Poe, and more.


 
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Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Quartet to Perform in Metuchen
 

(METUCHEN, NJ) -- Join Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Quartet for a special evening of Hot Jazz and Swing from the days of Prohibition and the banjo-crazed Roaring 20's on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at The Parlor at Hailey's Harp & Pub in Metuchen. The event begins at 7:00pm.

 



Bobby Mahoney Signs with Wicked Cool Records and Announces New Album
 

Central New Jersey alternative rock outfit Bobby Mahoney has signed with Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records and has dropped the new single, "Empty Passenger Seats," which will appear on the band's upcoming label debut, Another Deadbeat Summer, out June 14, 2024.

 



Makin Waves Song of the Week: "My Fight, Alone" by Colossal Street Jam
 

Colossal Street Jam's track "My Fight, Alone" from the forthcoming reissue of their latest album, "No Way to Live," is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

 


film


Carteret scores blockbuster hit with $4.7M film studio grant from New Jersey Economic Development Authority
 

(CARTERET, NJ) -- The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board recently approved $4.7 million, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced. The $1 billion 10-acre waterfront redevelopment project includes a 1.2 million-square-foot movie production studio complex.

 


dance


American Repertory Ballet presents Ethan Stiefel's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
 

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Prepare to be enchanted once again! American Repertory Ballet (ARB) proudly announces the return of Ethan Stiefel’s celebrated production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 10-12, 2024 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

 


art


Exhibit from Student Recovering from Brain Injury Among New Displays at Arts Garage
 

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Three unique exhibits — including one by a Stockton University student recovering from a traumatic brain injury and another by a self-taught, Philadelphia-area artist known for creating large-scale sculptures — debuted recently at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University.

 



Turning the Screw Back: (re)FOCUS Redresses Censorship of Feminist Art
 

In the current exhibition at the CASE Gallery at Rowan University, a basket sits on a podium overflowing with black buttons whose white letters ask: "Where's Bernstein?" Just who is Bernstein, anyway?

 


community


Paradox Celebrated National Pet Day wth Puppy Pawty
 

(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- To celebrate National Pet Day on April 11th, Paradox hosted a Puppy Pawty for all local dogs. Located within American Dream, the venue is invited pooches from all over the community to join in on the fun. Guests who attended the Pawty were automatically entered to win a free grooming at Studio 50 Paw, a luxury pet spa located in East Rutherford, NJ.

 



Stockton University Inaugurates 6th President with Focus on "Building a Community of Opportunity"
 

(GALLOWAY, NJ) -- Joe Bertolino wants to build a community of opportunity — for everyone — at Stockton University.

 



2024 Dementia ARTS Festival Recap
 

(NEW YORK, NY) -- On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the dementia community came together to celebrate innovation and creativity at the Dementia ARTS Festival, hosted by a consortium of organizations, including Bob & Diane Fund and Alz Authors, and led by the Dementia Spring Foundation.


 
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Applications Now Open for Mercer County Student Internship Program
 

(MERCER COUNTY, NJ) -- Applications are now open for the 2024 Mercer County Student Internship Program. High school and college students who live, or attend school, in Mercer County may apply to a wide range of full-time and part-time internship positions. Internship opportunities are available over the summer from June through Labor Day, with a limited number of spots also available over the Winter Break and Spring Break periods. ​​​​​​​The application deadline for Summer Student Internships is May 3rd.

 



Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From April 7-13, 2024
 

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from April 7-13, 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 8 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Sussex).

 


books


Fearless Females, Family Fun and Forensics in Nina Simon's Ocean County Library Virtual Author Talk
 

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Crime fiction is the least likely place to look for wholesome, breezy, family-centered content, and that's why Nina Simon has cornered the market with her debut novel, Mother-Daughter Murder Night. Nina will discuss her bouncy new mystery novel in her Ocean County Library Virtual Author Talk on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:00pm.

 



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LATEST NEWS


White Eagle Hall presents Big Star - 50th Anniversary of "Radio City"

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of Radio City, the legendary sophomore from the highly influential Memphis band, Big Star. To celebrate, an all-star collective of musicians (led by the band's sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens) will perform the entire album. Joining Stephens will be some of the band's biggest fans, who have long been associated with Big Star-related projects, including Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jon Auer (The Posies), Pat Sansone (Wilco), and Chris Stamey (The dB's). The tour comes to White Eagle Hall on Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 8:00pm.


Mile Square Theatre presents Parenting is a Joke with Ophira Eisenberg and Chris Gethard




UCPAC presents Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: REMAIN IN LIGHT




Monster Jam Comes to East Rutherford on Saturday


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