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Daily Edition 04-16-24

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


Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with "Derby Day," a Run for the Roses-Themed Living Movie
 

(SOMERS POINT, NJ) -- Grab your fascinator and head to "Derby Day," a Kentucky Derby-themed comedic "living movie" written by SPQR Stage Company's Artistic Director Bill Sterritt on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Studio;Space in Somers Point. Showtime is 3:00pm.

 



Centenary Stage Company to Hold Auditions for Summer Stock Season and Seeks Tech Staff
 

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company will hold auditions for its Summer Stock Season on Friday, May 17th from 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday, May 18th from 10:00am-5:00pm in the Lackland Center. No appointment necessary, but you may call the box office to make an appointment in advance. Productions include Grease and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. You may audition for one or both shows. You may be asked to attend a dance call on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00pm. Bring a song appropriate for the material.

 



Colt Coeur presents "Still" by Lia Romeo starring Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly
 

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Colt Coeur presents the New York premiere of Still by Lia Romeo from April 18 through May 17, 2024 at DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street). Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly will reprise their acclaimed roles as Helen and Mark in this new play for anyone who's ever wondered "what if?" The two had a successful run at the Dorset Theatre Festival in 2023.

 



Virginia Rep presents "The Frog Prince" at Kelsey Theatre
 

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- A frog, a princess — and puppets! — bring the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale "The Frog Prince" to life for two performances only by Virginia Rep on Tour, Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) West Windsor Campus.


 
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music


Hear Valerie Vaughn's Pine Barrens Music and Lore at Four Ocean County Library Branches
 

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Explore the rich history, songs and legends of the Pine Barrens with "New Jersey’s Troubadour." The Ocean County Library presents "Tunes & Tales with Valerie Vaughn" at four OCL branches from April 20 to May 15, 2024.

 



Pat Metheny's "Dream Box Tour" LIVE! at MPAC
 

Despite the earthquake that rocked the Northeastern United States this April 5, 2024 morning and the aftershock which shook Morristown, NJ in the early evening, music lovers are ready and waiting inside Morristown's MPAC auditorium for a solo Dream Box Tour concert by musician Pat Metheny.

 


comedy


NJ Comedian Liz Glazer to Record Comedy Special at SOPAC
 

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- On Thursday, May 16, 2024, comedian Liz Glazer will be the first comedian to ever record a comedy special on the Mainstage at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Showtime is 7:30pm.

 


film


Wacky Tobaccy Co. and Crust & Crumble Co-Present a Smokin' 4/20 Double Feature at The ShowRoom
 

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Get ready to blaze into 4/20 with an unforgettable cinematic experience as Wacky Tobaccy Co. and Crust & Crumble Pizzeria team up with The ShowRoom to co-present a smokin' hot double feature. On April 20th, audiences can indulge in the ultimate stoner movie marathon with screenings of Reefer Madness (A.K.A. "Tell Your Children") at 4:20pm, followed by Dazed & Confused later that night.

 


community


American Library Association Awards 5th Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant to the Hoboken Public Library
 

(CHICAGO, IL) -- The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its fifth Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant to the Hoboken (NJ) Public Library and the Independence (KS) Public Library. The winning libraries will bolster their initiatives aimed at promoting food security and addressing homelessness within their communities.


 
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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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