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Daily Edition 06-11-24

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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Music Mountain Theatre presents "Avenue Q"

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre (MMT) presents Avenue Q for a three-weekend run from June 14-30, 2024. Avenue Q, the 2003 winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, and will be the eighth mainstage show of MMT's 2024 season.


Centenary Stage Company's Summer Musical Series Includes 'Grease' and 'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change'

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- This summer, Centenary Stage Company presents the 2024 summer musical series featuring Grease and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Performances for Grease will run July 11–21 and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change will run August 1-11 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus in Hackettstown.


Black Box presents a Staged Reading of 'All Over' by Edward Albee

(TEANECK, NJ) -- In association with The Estate of Edward Albee, Black Box presents All Over (1971) on Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Showtime is 7:30pm. This is part of the company's exclusive staged reading series of all of Albee's plays. As described on the Edward Albee Society website, All Over takes place in a majestic townhouse as a great man lay dying.



PHOTOS from the Opening Weekend at The Princeton Festival

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Festival kicked off its 2024 season with the Two-time GRAMMY Award®-winning soprano Angel Blue on Friday, June 7, 2024. Large crowds gathered for all events which included Angel Blue with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Music of Tina Turner, Sunday morning Yoga in the Garden, and Family Day with kid-friendly activities and an engaging performance by Sonia De Los Santos.

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Calling All Swifties - The Newton Theatre presents Let's Sing Taylor

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Let's Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience on Saturday, September 28, 2024 with shows at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. This is the ultimate tribute to the music of Taylor Swift.


Jarod Clemons and the Late Nights to Pay Tribute to Clarence Clemons at Wonder Bar

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The North to Shore Music Festival, presented by Prudential, presents Jarod Clemons and the Late Nights, will pay tribute to Jarod's father, the late Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. This special performance will take place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Wonder Bar. Showtime is 7:00pm.


Evolution in Harmony presents an Evening of Barbershop Harmony in New Hope

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- Evolution in Harmony presents An Evening of Singing at Thompson Church in New Hope, PA on Saturday, June 22, 2024. They will be joined by their friends in Quin-Tones Quartet, Legacy Quartet and Gimme Four. Showtime is 7:00pm.


"Over the Top Terrific!" Cousin Brucie Presents Herman's Hermits LIVE! at PNC Bank Arts Center

It's a gorgeous May 30, 2024 evening inside Holmdel, NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater where an audience of over 13,000 music lovers anticipate the start of a free Garden State Arts Center performance of Cousin Brucie Presents Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and LaLa Brooks.'s New & Notable NJ Music 6/10/24

Lazlo, founder of (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at new releases by The Hard Maybes, Regency Club, Anthony Krizan, Skull Motion, Tri-State, Pat Veil, and Ferocious Designs. Plus a look back at "Razor Dog" by Ya-Ne-Zniyoo.

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NJPAC presents Vir Das - India's biggest comedian

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents comedian Vir Das - India's biggest comedian who is on the biggest tour ever attempted by an Indian comic: 33 countries, every continent except Antarctica. The tour comes to NJPAC on Sunday, November 24, 2024 at 7:00pm.



First Look Review - 'In A Violent Nature'

Recounting his first time performing as a nervous young pianist on stage with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock claimed that halfway through the show the legendary trumpeter leaned over his shoulder and whispered the words "Don't play the butter notes kid." Initially puzzled, Hancock tried to wrap his head around what Davis meant by this odd instruction. Then it clicked. Davis was telling the piano prodigy to leave out the obvious notes, to create something fresh through omission. Hancock had been playing jazz for a while by that point, but that was the day he finally understood jazz.


2024 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners Announced!

The Competition component of the 2024 New Jersey International Film Festival has just concluded! Here below are the Award Winning films and the Festival Director's Citations. All the works that we are screening are part of the New Jersey International Film Festival were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 34 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 702 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges choose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director. Congratulations to all the winners and the official selections!



New Hope Arts presents 'Structures and Constructions in Fiber' Juried Art Exhibition

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- New Hope Arts proudly announces participating artists, the Community Engagement Series, and a free public Opening Night Celebration for the upcoming juried art exhibition, "Structures and Constructions in Fiber," showcasing an extraordinary collection of fiber artworks on display from June 29, 2024 - August 18, 2024.


art629 Gallery presents "Passion Projects" featuring 9 local artists

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Asbury Underground Art and Music Crawl and art629 Gallery present: "Passion Projects", a locals art exhibit featuring work by nine local artists, curated by Britany James. Artists included are Dean Adams, Eleanor James, Mallory Massara, Meagg E. Moon, Michelle Renee Bernard, Nicole Atkins, Tim Lucas, and Zachary Manning. Brittany will also be showing a few pieces from her passion project, the "Untamed" collection. The exhibit runs from June 15 through August 5, 2024. There will be an Opening Reception on June 22 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.



Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Announces Juneteenth Artist Lineup

(SKILLMAN, NJ) -- The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM), Central New Jersey's only museum sharing the history of African Americans since the trans-Atlantic Slave trade, will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (rain or shine) at Mt. Zion AME Church and historic True Farmstead in Skillman.




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Shrek the Musical

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: theatre

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"Liar...Liar - Pants on Fire!"

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Alkemy Coffee Co.
2 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
category: comedy

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Pioneer Productions presents "Godspell"

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Fellowship Hall at Morristown United Methodist Church
50 South Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: theatre

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The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience on Friday, October 4, 2024. The band celebrates the thunderous energy of the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era delivering a power-packed performance that takes the audience on a journey through the story that is AC/DC. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Twenty-three Films Will Be Screened at Burlington County Juried Short Film Festival This Weekend

Newark Completes Restoration of Gateway to Newark: Portraits

Pioneer Productions Proudly Presents 'Godspell'

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