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Daily Edition 09-19-23

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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theatre


LoMotion Live presents Tenderly: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney
 

(BOONTON, NJ) -- LoMotion Live is excited to open their season with the cabaret, Tenderly: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney with Susan Speidel and Joseph Regan on Sunday, October 15 at The Parsippany Arts Center. The American singer and actress came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There", "This Ole House".

 



Premiere Stages Brings New Relevancy to 'Selling Kabul'
 

Premiere Stages at Kean is now running the New Jersey Premiere of Selling Kabul. Written by Sylvia Khoury, the play runs through September 24 at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center on the campus of Kean University, Union, NJ. With direction by Taylor Reynolds, the show is intense and thought provoking and it is one that will stay with you for a long time. If you are a person who values family, you may feel sadness as you watch what is going on to people and how it is splitting the citizens of Kabul apart. But this is one that should not be missed.

 



Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series presents "A Year With Frog and Toad"
 

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series returns for the 2023-2024 season with A Year with Frog and Toad September 28 through October 2. Performances will take place in the Little Theatre of the Centenary University campus located at 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown, NJ. A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of two friends, the cheerful and popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad.

 



Register now to perform in bergenPAC's "Lion King JR."
 

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Young performers can register to take part in the bergenPAC Performing Arts School's production of Disney's The Lion King JR. The year-long Showtime Jr. program is for students ages 9-14 and culminates with a performance on the bergenPAC stage on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


 
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Vivid Stage presents the World Premiere of "Grief at High Tide"
 

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present the world premiere of Grief at High Tide by Richard Willett from October 5-15, 2023. When struggling New York photographer Jennifer Evers tells her husband Christopher that the photo she took of him by his mother's deathbed — the one he never gave her permission to take and asked her not to show anyone — was secretly entered in a very prestigious competition, it doesn’t go well. To try to investigate the role that art plays in real-life relationships, Jennifer goes out on assignment to California, to create a piece on a Pulitzer Prize−winning photograph, Grief at High Tide, which changed the lives of everyone involved.

 



​​​​​​​Vocal Canvas, a Podcast Exploring the 5 Aspects of Voice by EBPL and NextGen Acting, Releases Ep. 3 - "The Precision of Diction"
 

(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- NextGen Acting, in association with East Brunswick Public Library and Playhouse 22, has released their third episode, "The Precision of Diction," from the podcast series Vocal Canvas. This episode is available on podcast platforms via the EBPL streams.

 


music


Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party
 

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party on Friday, October 6, 2023 at The Long Branch Distillery. October is breast cancer month and this event will raise funds for Casting for Recovery. There will be live music by Billboard chart-topping artist Lisa Bouchelle and a special performance by Barbie & The Rockers.

 



Tony-Award Winner Alex Newell to Open 2023-2024 Season at Kean Stage
 

(UNION, NJ) -- Recent Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Alex Newell opens Kean Stage's 2023-2024 season at Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside on Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm. Alex Newell will perform an eclectic mix of Broadway, American, pop and R&B standards at this inspiring concert event. Alex brings the party, excitement, and their signature powerhouse voice to an unforgettable evening that you won't want to miss.

 



Ocean Casino Resort presents Kool & The Gang
 

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- One of the most inspired and influential funk units, Kool & The Gang, take the stage at Ocean Casino Resort's Ovation Hall on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:00pm. The local R&B legends from Jersey City, New Jersey will bring the heat with chart-topping singles "Get Down on It", "Jungle Boogie" and "Celebration".


 
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BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 9/18/23
 

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (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 releases by The Catholic Girls, Lost Romance, Asinine Relevance, Joseph Alton Miller, Slow Transits, Rachel Ana Dobken, and dream complete. Plus a look back at "The Straights" by Echofission.

 



Middletown Arts Center presents September's "MAC Music Café"
 

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center presents the monthly MAC Music Café, an afternoon of live music performed by top-notch musicians, on Sunday, September 24 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. This month's singer-songwriter showcase features local talent Patrick Bamburak, Rick Dill, Gwynne Alden and Frank Patrouch. The concert will take place in the MAC theater. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5.

 



Basie Center Launches 2024 Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship Application
 

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts and New Jersey Hall Of Fame band The Smithereens have announced details on the 2024 Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship, named in honor of the New Jersey band's legendary frontman, who passed away in December 2017. Interested students aged 18 and under may apply by completing the online form and submitting an audition video at thebasie.org/dinizio. Deadline for submissions is November 15 and finalists will be announced December 1.

 


film


Monmouth University to Host Special Advance Screening of "Miranda's Victim"
 

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University will host a special advance screening of Miranda’s Victim on Saturday, September 30 at 7:45pm, followed by a panel discussion with cast members, the director, producer, and special guests.

 



June and Out of Frame Video Q+A for the Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival!
 

Here is the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023 June and Out of Frame Filmmaker Q+A with June Director Lauren Stevens, June Lead Actor/Producer Julia Ribas, and Festival Director Al Nigrin:

 


art


Princeton Makes Talks Series Features Visual Artist Anandi Ramanathan
 

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Friday, September 22 at 6:30pm, artist Anandi Ramanathan will be the featured speaker for the "Inside the Artist's Studio" series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center. Anandi, a member of the Princeton Makes artist cooperative, is a watercolor/acrylic artist who specializes in painting florals and illustrations.

 


community


29th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival Takes Place This Weekend
 

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce presents the 29th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2023, at New Hope - Solebury High School, 180 W. Bridge Street, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Over 160 juried fine artists and craftspeople will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, fine and fun jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, fiber, furniture, wearable art, glass art, photography, outsider art and more. Festivities will also include live music all weekend long, food trucks, kids activities, hand-ons demonstrations and more.

 



Alt-Pop Trio lovelytheband Teams Up With Cypress Brewing
 

After debuting their third full-length album, if we're being honest, alt-pop trio lovelytheband has another collaboration to announce: a delicious white peach-infused IPA, appropriately named "if we're beering honest," in partnership with Cypress Brewing.

 


books


Ocean County Library Toms River Branch to Present 'Jersey Devil Palooza'
 

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- It's notorious, it’s downright scary…and it's all ours. Come celebrate Pinelands lore during an all-ages Jersey Devil Palooza at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, on Friday, October 20. The event begins at 10:30am.

 




 
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