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Daily Edition 05-15-24

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


Surflight Theatre Announces 75th Season Lineup
 

(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- With beginnings from the great showman, Joseph P. Hayes, when he started his Surflight Ampitheatre in a very large tent in Beach Haven Crest ( large as in over 2000 seats), Surflight Theatre has been able to stand the test of time and make it to 2024 with their Broadway at the Beach. The theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a season that includes Million Dollar Quartet. South Pacific, Footloose, Titantic, Head Over Heels, Stardust Road, The Great American Trailer Park, Steel Magnolias, Daddy Long Legs, and Miracle on 34th Street. Plus comedy nights, musical concerts, and an assortment of shows for the kids.

 



Remember Jones & Gaby Albo Star in "Evita" at Axelrod PAC
 

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita for 16 performances from May 31 to June 16, 2024. Asbury Park-based rock and soul singer Remember Jones will star as Che and Gaby Albo, fresh off her starring role as Gloria Estefan in the National Tour of Broadway's On Your Feet, takes the title role of Eva Peron. The production is directed by José Zayas with choreography by Kelsey Burns and music direction by Michael Gilch, who will conduct the live 10-piece orchestra.

 



This Week in Theatre: Previews for Plays Taking Place in New Jersey from May 14-21, 2024
 

Here are previews of plays taking place from May 14-21, 2024 including a look at productions currently being presented and those coming soon. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre. Check back every week for the weekly theatre preview.

 



Middletown Arts Center presents The MAC One-Act Play-Reading Festival
 

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center presents the fifth edition of The MAC ONE-ACTSPlay-Reading Festival, featuring original, one-act works by New Jersey playwrights read theatrically by local actors. The festival will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 7:00pm, and is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.


 
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music


This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place in New Jersey from May 14-21, 2024
 

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from May 14-21, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas.

 



MPAC presents Lyle Lovett And Lisa Loeb: In Conversation And Song
 

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents Lyle Lovett And Lisa Loeb: In Conversation And Song on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Doors are at 6:30pm, showtime is 7:30pm.

 



The Newton Theatre presents Asleep At The Wheel
 

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Asleep At The Wheel on Sunday, September 1, 2024 at 7:00pm. For over fifty years, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson has been traversing the globe as an ambassador of Western swing music and introducing its irresistible sound to generation after generation.

 



New Jersey Symphony Announces Colton Conducting Fellowship Audition for the 2024–25 Season
 

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony will hold an audition for the 2024–25 Colton Conducting Fellow, a program currently in its inaugural season.

 



Mercer County Symphonic Band presents Annual Spring Concert
 

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, and available via live stream. Showtime is 7:30pm.


 
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Buddy Guy's "Damn Right Farewell" Tour LIVE! at MPAC
 

Music lovers inside Morristown, NJ's MPAC auditorium this Friday, May 3, 2024 evening happily await a sold-out Damn Right Farewell concert by blues legend Buddy Guy. Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who started out performing with bluesmen like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters and ended up influencing such major rock guitarists as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page. A winner of multiple Grammys in addition to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Guy is included on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and is also a recipient of a 2012 Kennedy Center Honors award.

 


comedy


NJPAC presents comedian Ali Siddiq
 

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Get ready to laugh with comedian Ali Siddiq, comedy born from incarceration during his six-year tenure in what he metaphorically describes as a "dog kennel," – Ali Siddiq brings his tour, I Got A Story to Tell to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, November 1, 2024 at 8:00pm.

 


film


2024 Lighthouse International Film Festival Preview
 

(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The 2024 Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) takes place June 5-9, on beautiful Long Beach Island. In addition to watching films, festival goers can rub shoulders with producers and directors, attend filmmaker panels, master classes, and party into the night at special events. The festival will screen more than 110 documentary, narrative, short, horror, thriller, and surf films.

 



Montclair Film presents the inaugural Montclair Film Summer Showcase
 

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Film, New Jersey's leading film non-profit, presents the inaugural Montclair Film Summer Showcase, taking place June 27-30, 2024 at The Clairidge Cinema in Montclair, as part of the Prudential Presents North To Shore Festival. The program will feature the season's leading independent, documentary, and international films prior to their theatrical release. The films join the previously announced Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Paul Giamatti on June 29 at NJPAC in Newark as Montclair Film's signature programs during this year's Prudential Presents North To Shore Festival.

 


art


West Windsor Arts to Debut New Activities at ArtWalk 2024
 

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- West Windsor Arts is transitioning into the summer season with the return of two popular annual events on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 11:00am-2:00pm: a family fun day with a one-mile walk and scavenger hunt, plus live music, art projects and fitness games (happening outside the arts center, weather permitting), and the Faculty & Student Art Show on the walls inside their gallery.

 


food


Pour Into Summer Wine Festival to Take Place in Lakewood
 

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- Get ready to swing into summer with a weekend full of wine, food, and fun with the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival, which takes place Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2024 from noon to 5:00pm at the ShoreTown Ballpark, home of the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Returning for another year this event promises to be a grand slam for wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. Offering a lineup of over 100 wines to sample and purchase from the top vineyards across New Jersey, alongside a delectable culinary experience with delicious food trucks and talented artisan crafters.

 


community


Events This Week in New Jersey: May 14-21, 2024
 

Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from May 14-21, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of events throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas.

 



MPAC presents Free Concerts and Movies all summer long!
 

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has announced its 2024 Summer free concert and movie lineup. Events will take place outdoors at Vail Mansion Plaza and Pioneer Park by 1776 on the Green. Summer movies will be held at MPAC. This year's outdoor events will feature music ranging from salsa to hip hop to Bollywood.

 



FEATURED EVENTS

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY


Don Was and the Pan Detroit Ensemble

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Voice and the Violin

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: music

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Paul Anka – Seven Decades Tour

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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LATEST NEWS


McCarter Theatre presents Chris Botti

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre presents GRAMMY award-winner Chris Botti on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8:00pm. With a career spanning over two decades, Botti has enchanted audiences worldwide, earning him a treasure trove of accolades on his way to becoming the best-selling instrumental artist in the United States.


OCC Repertory Theater presents "All Shook Up"




Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook




State Theatre presents Tracy Morgan


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