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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 09-14-23

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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Passage Theatre Company Names Brishen Miller as Executive Artistic Director

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Passage Theatre Company announced changes to its management team that will assist the state capitol's only professional theater company with its vision to become a more adept and sustainable part of the community.


Hudson Theatre Works presents a Workshop of "Dancing Lessons" by Mark St. Germain

(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works is starting its 2023-2024 season with a workshop of Mark St. Germain's, Dancing Lessons. Performances take place September 28th through October 1 at Theatre at the Wilson School. Entertaining and charming! The play introduces us to two highly offbeat characters, a Broadway dancer and a science professor coping with physical and emotional challenges as they forge an unexpected friendship in this heartfelt play.


Cape May Stage presents "The Garbologists"

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May Stage presents The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle from September 13 to October 22, 2023. Directed by Roy Steinberg, this is an unconventional buddy comedy play that follows two sanitation workers in the cab of a New York City garbage truck. Tasked with picking up what the world has discarded, they learn there's more that binds them than just picking up the trash.



bergenPAC presents Extreme and Living Colour

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Extreme & Living Colour on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $45-$105.

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Rachel Ana Dobken releases "Cruel, Cruel, Cruel"

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Multi-instrumentalist (drums, guitars, vocals, keys), songwriter and producer, Rachel Ana Dobken released the driving and melodic, "Cruel, Cruel, Cruel," on September 13th as the first single from her forthcoming 2024 LP, Acceptance. Dobken continues to win fans over with her electric and passionate live performances where she seamlessly leads her band from two positions while singing -- out front with her guitar and behind the drum kit.


The Newton Theatre presents From Good Homes

(NEWTON, NJ) -- New Jersey jam band legends, From Good Homes, will perform at The Newton Theatre on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 8:00pm.The genesis of the band dates back to a high school, when childhood friends Todd Sheaffer, Brady Rymer, and Patrick Fitzsimmons came together in rural, Northwestern New Jersey. With the addition of Dan Myers in 1988, and Jamie Coan in 1990, the band From Good Homes was fully formed.


Bergen County's Music at the Barn presents a Rockabilly Extravaganza on Sunday

(HACKENSACK, NJ) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, and the County's Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs invite the public to attend a free music concert featuring Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite with Dave Del Monte on Sunday, September 17, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site (13 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge, NJ). This is the third concert in the music series.



8th Annual Indie Street Film Festival Takes Place This Week

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The eighth annual Indie Street Film Festival (ISFF), presented by Basie Center Cinemas, takes place September 13-17, 2023. ISFF 2023 will kick off at the Vogel theater with the NJ Premiere of I Like Movies, written and directed by Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Chandler Levack. The remainder of ISFF runs in person at Basie Center Cinemas (36 White Street, Red Bank, NJ). Feature-length films, short films, filmmaker Q&As, and panels with industry professionals will be presented.


Tim Motzer Video Interview for the Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival

Acclaimed guitarist Tim Motzer will be doing a Solo Musical Performance this Friday, September 15, 2023 – In-Person Only at 7PM in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Al Nigrin’s new experimental film Grounding will be projected behind Tim while he is playing.



RVCC Slates Contemporary Art Exhibition Featuring Work by Two NJ Artists

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College's Arts & Design department will present Here and There, an exhibition showcasing the work of New Jersey artists Chrystofer Davis and Kimberly Witham, September 26-October 24, 2023 in the Art Gallery at the College’s Branchburg campus.



South Jersey Cultural Alliance to Distribute $40,000 to Artists in South Jersey

(GALLOWAY, NJ) -- South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA) proudly announces the distribution of $40,000 in micro-grants to artists in the eight southern counties of South Jersey. The microgrants are made possible by New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund (NJACRF) and will support and invigorate the artistic economy.


NJPAC presents Halloween Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Hey New Jersey, Get Ready, the time has come for a hair-raising, death-dropping extravaganza starring the Halloween Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race comes to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 8:00pm.


Mountain Creek Resort presents Oktoberfest this Weekend

(VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Home to New Jersey's favorite Oktoberfest celebration, Mountain Creek Resort pulls out all the stops for this one-of-a-kind fall festival that takes place September 16-17, 2023. Adults can participate in lawn games like the stein and pie eating contests, lumberjack contest, hay bale toss and wife carrying relay, or battle it out in a classic sack race, while kids enjoy petting zoos, bounce houses and face painting. Guests can also take free sky rides on the Mountain Creek lift or experience Mountain Coaster rides for just $15 per ride.


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Ted Leo Solo (Elk City to open)

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Outpost In The Burbs
40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
category: music

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Justin Willman – Magic for Humans in Person Tour

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: community

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RAEL – The Music of Genesis

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Westminster Concert Bell Choir

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
category: music

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: community

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ChrisMYSTERY: Suspicion at the Elf-Help Center

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Avenel Performing Arts Center
150 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ 07001
category: theatre

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Rock This Town Christmas Spectacular

Friday, December 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music

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