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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 12-05-23

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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REVIEW: "Having Our Say" at George Street Playhouse
 

The sisters in Irving Berlin's song by that name, "Sisters," explained their relationship as follows: "Two different faces, but in tight places / we think and we act as one." The subjects of Emily Mann's play Having Our Say at the George Street Playhouse through December 17, fit that description—to a point.

 



Pushcart Players to present "Holiday Tales - A Season of Miracles" in Secaucus
 

(SECAUCUS, NJ) -- Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Holiday Tales - A Season of Miracles" at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 1:00pm. This show is a sparkling collection of holiday stories from different cultures.

 



Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Enters Final Week at Centenary Stage Company
 

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- This holiday season, Centenary Stage Company presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production is entering its final week of performances, but performances will continue to run until December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. Follow the journey of Ariel, a young mermaid with an unquenchable thirst for exploration and her quest to find true love, and where she truly belongs; in the sea she's always known or the mysterious land of the world above.

 


music


Master of Merriment: a Celtic Christmas with the Chivalrous Crickets
 

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- The Chivalrous Crickets presents a Celtic Christmas show on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at the Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church in West Windsor. Showtime is 7:00pm. The band will lead the audience on a rambling, wassail-filled journey through villages of France, Ireland, England, Scotland, and America while exploring the tunes and traditions of Celtic Yuletide from the quiet first day of Winter to the raucous Twelfth Night!


 
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The Wellmont Theatre presents Tab Benoit and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
 

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Acclaimed Louisiana Bayou blues guitarist Tab Benoit continues his year-long 2023 Tour, performing locally at The Wellmont Theater on Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm. Dirty Dozen Brass Band will open the night. Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way.

 



Bruce Springsteen Presents Darlene Love with RIAA Platinum Album Award for "A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector"
 

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Darlene Love fans shared a special moment with the singer during her "Love for the Holidays" concert at New York's Town Hall on Thursday, November 30, 2023 when Bruce Springsteen came on stage to present Darlene with an RIAA platinum album plaque for A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, the groundbreaking multi-artist wall-of-sound holiday collection that introduced Darlene's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" to the world in 1963.

 



Light of Day Winterfest 2024 Schedule and Lineups
 

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Light of Day WinterFest 2024, the annual music festival taking place throughout January in Asbury Park, Deal, Red Bank, Montclair and New York, has announced a schedule and lineups. All performances and events will raise money and awareness for its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson's disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

 



Makin Waves with Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg: Hip Hip Holiday Hurrah!
 

​​​​​​​In a career spanning over 30 years, Philadelphia-born Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg has brought his trombone, voice, and personality to the world of music and television. He's toured and recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi, Diana Ross, Dave Edmonds, Ricky Martin, John Mayall, Darlene Love, Jessica Simpson, and Joe Cocker, to name a few. LaBamba enjoyed 25 years on late night television with Conan O' Brien, playing trombone as a member of the Max Weinberg 7 and Jimmy Vivino & the Basic Cable Band. With Conan, he also was featured in a myriad of comedy sketches, such as "In the Year 2000," developing a respectable cult following in the process.

 



BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 12/4/23
 

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 new releases by Shotgun Bill with the Tango Kid, Marco Sepe, Regency Club, Dennis King, and Troll Teeth. Plus a look back at "Allyson Fell Off The Bike" by The Crayons.


 
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dance


State Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" with the American Repertory Ballet, live orchestra and choir
 

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents The Nutcracker with American Repertory Ballet for five performances on Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm; and Sunday, December 17 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm. STNJ features the only American Repertory Ballet performances with a live orchestra and choir. Tickets range from $29-$69.

 



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Omarion, Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin to perform at NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Omarion, the Billboard chart-topping and Multi-platinum selling R&B sensation, is thrilled to announce his "Omarion: Vbz on Vbz Tour," in partnership with the esteemed Black Promoters Collective is set to come to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 8:00pm. This R&B filled tour will feature an electrifying lineup including Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin promising an unforgettable experience for fans.


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