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Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From February 4-10, 2024

originally published: 02/11/2024

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From February 4-10, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from February 4-10, 2024. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 7 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean).

1) Marjorie Conrad’s Amazing Experimental Feature Body Issues screens at the New Jersey Film Festival on Saturday, February 10, 2024! - I have been fan of Marjorie Conrad’s art for a while and she was kind enough to respond to my queries via email. Here is our conversation about her experimental feature film Body Issues.

2) State Theatre New Jersey presents Sofia Phiharmonic Orchestra - (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra led by Principal Conductor Derek Gleeson on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7:00pm. The all-Beethoven program includes Coriolanus Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5, and Beethoven Symphony No. 7. Joining the orchestra for part of the program is pianist Ivaylo Vassilev. Tickets range from $25-$55.

3) The Caribbean Musical Retelling of The Little Mermaid, "Once On This Island," Is Coming To South Jersey - A restaging of the Caribbean-infused musical “Once On This Island” is coming to the Levoy Theatre in Millville, New Jersey, running for four performances from February 9th through February 11th. Filled with immersive storytelling, the show is directed by Domonic Barnes and choreographed by Olivia Cruz. Conducting a live band is music director Bryan Broughton.

4) Master Pianist's Historic Return to America Starts in Princeton with Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" - (PRINCETON, NJ) -- On March 3 at 4:00pm, Altamura Legacy Concerts (ALC) at Princeton United Methodist Church presents master Russian pianist and Tchaikovsky Competition jury member Boris Petrushansky performing Mussorgsky's iconic Pictures at an Exhibition paired with Schumann's masterpiece Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6. This concert marks the septuagenarian’s historic return to the U.S.A. in over two decades.

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5) Philip Smallwood to Launch "A Life of Service": The Theodora Smiley Lacey Portrait Tour at Fairleigh Dickinson University - (HACKENSACK, NJ) -- P. Smallwood Art proudly announces the Theodora Smiley Lacey Portrait Tour. This initiative, aligning with Black History Month's 2024 theme 'African Americans and the Arts', celebrates the life and legacy of Mrs. Lacey, an advocate for education, equity, and racial justice. Philip Smallwood has captured Mrs. Lacey's essence in a portrait slated to go on national tour.

6) Studio D'Lux releases "Silence is Louder" - Infusing elements of classic and yacht rock, supergroup, Studio D'Lux released their latest single, "Silence is Louder," on February 1st.  Led by keyboardist and vocalist, Doug Kistner, Studio D’Lux features performances from drummer Liberty Devitto (Billy Joel), guitarist Jon Herington (Steely Dan), and vocalist Glen Burtnik (Styx), vocalist Reagan Richards (Williams Honor), bassist Malcolm Gold (India.Arie, Sheryl Crow) and Tom Timko on woodwinds (Gloria Estefan, Tower of Power).

7) A Very Special Engagement: The Glenn Miller Orchestra LIVE! at the Grunin Center - The packed crowd at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts this Sunday, December 10, 2023 afternoon is ready to ring in the holiday season with a concert of big band music presented by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

8) Sara Crow’s touching film Bluebird screens at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, February 9! - One of the greatest mysteries in life is the question “what happens after we die?” It is both a gift and a curse of human consciousness to know that death is inevitable. There are those who believe in heaven and hell, and that we must be baptized in order to get into heaven, given that we have not committed any sins. But what of those who were not baptized? Sara Crow’s Bluebird explores this idea of questioning these mysteries and questioning the faith on which these mysteries are founded on. Moreover, it explores the innocence of children and how they might deal with the challenges that they face in life.

9) Surreal short Wiener screens at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, February 9 - In her short film Wiener, Natalie Peracchio tackles the timeless theme of being yourself through a very unusual college admissions tour. Here we follow Simone and her father, who have traveled all the way from Ohio to Boston to visit “Overton College”, but Simone has a trick up her sleeve: President Weiner.

10) Bridge Players Theatre Company Returns to Its Home Stage With "Be More Chill" - (BURLINGTON CITY, NJ) -- Bridge Players Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its long-awaited return to its home stage at Broad Street United Methodist Church.The first presentation in its regular space since February 2020 will be the exciting pop musical Be More Chill, across three weekends from February 9-24, 2024.

11)'s New & Notable NJ Music 2/5/24 - 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 FRUITBAT, By Torchlight, Mike Chick, and Chip Away. Plus a look back at "You Are Freaking Me Out" by Grover Kent.

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12) Events This Week in New Jersey: February 6-13, 2024 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from February 6-13, 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.

13) Wiener & Joey Skaggs: The Solomon Project screen at the Spring 2024 New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, February 9 - From college admissions to court proceedings, the humdrum chores of life can seem grim. What’s one way to make them tolerable? Laughter. In both Wiener and Joey Skaggs: The Solomon Project, comedy is used to ease the tension of everyday affairs while simultaneously bringing to the forefront the issues of our society that collectively weigh us down. 

14) Pushcart Players to present "Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor" at Paper Mill Playhouse - (MILLBURN, NJ) -- Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning touring theatre for family audiences, will present "Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor" on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Founded in 1974, Pushcart is celebrating 50 years of stirring up serious fun for young people nationwide.

15) Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/8/24 - "Oh yeah, absolutely! I'm excited to get the music out there and obviously kick-off this tour for 2024 and start playing some of these new songs for the fans," stated Kenny Wayne Shepherd as he discussed his new record, his touring philosophy and the difference between Kenny Wayne Shepherd then and now. "This one is called "Dirt On My Diamonds Vol. 1" because there is a "Volume Two" so we have a whole other record ready to go to follow this one up and that sets us up and puts us in a really good position for the next couple of years to have new material, to keep the tour going and to keep the fans interested in what we're doing for sure."

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Aspirations of a Professional Athlete

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 @ 6:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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Patrick Hinds: Patrick’s Traveling Book Party

Friday, March 08, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Masters of Illusion

Saturday, March 09, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: community

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Arts Council of Princeton presents Story & Verse on March 21st

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will continue their monthly Story & Verse Open Mic every third Thursday at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Since 2020, Story & Verse has provided a warm and welcoming spotlight for both emerging and established artists in the ACP's Solley Theater, an intimate space in the heart of Downtown Princeton. The next event takes place on March 21st.

RVCC Holocaust Institute Sets Webinar on Protecting Historical Artifacts, Cultural Preservation

SOPAC presents "An Evening of Wonders" with Vitaly

Historian Greg Caggiano to present "The Titanic: A Special Anniversary Presentation" at Ocean County Library

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