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Top 15 Most Read Stories
At New Jersey Stage
From July 30 - August 5, 2023

originally published: 08/06/2023

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From July 30 - August 5, 2023

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from July 30 - August 5, 2023. 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 11 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Sussex, and Union).

1) NJPAC Announces Lineup for Horizon Sounds of the City 2023 - (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the annual Horizon Sounds of the City 2023, a FREE live summer concert series taking place under the stars during the summer every Thursday Night from July 13 – August 17 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on the NJPAC Campus at Chambers Plaza.

2) Registration is Open until August 11 for Le Dîner en Blanc - Jersey City - (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The magical, Parisian-inspired community event, Le Dîner en Blanc - Jersey City, is open for registration. Guests need to purchase tickets before August 11 at 11:59 pm to attend the event on Thursday, August 17, 2023. This 2nd edition of Dîner en Blanc - Jersey City promises an exciting lineup of entertainment, including circus performers, live music, and a dance party with DJ Showcase!

3) PHOTOS from "On the Town" at Music Mountain Theatre - (LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting On the Town, one of America's greatest musical comedies, weekends from August 4-20, 2023. With the pomp and fanfare of New York City, the brassy lyricism of Leonard Bernstein, and the sweet immediacy of a day of freedom during a time of war, On the Town is an American classic, beloved both for its moment in history and for its timeless qualities of youth and exuberance. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

4) The 2023 Happy Together Tour LIVE! at BergenPAC - A happy crowd fills the BergenPAC auditorium in Englewood, NJ this Wednesday, June 7, 2023 evening ready to experience the music of the 1960s with the 2023 edition of the Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett, The Vogues, The Classics IV, and The Cowsills.

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5) Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo's "Funtastic 2023" Tour LIVE! at MPAC - Today’s thunder and lighting storm may be over but sparks fly when rock vocalist Pat Benatar and her husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, bring their Funtastic 2023 concert tour to the MPAC auditorium in Morristown, NJ this Tuesday, July 25, 2023 evening.

6) Captain Jack LIVE! in Seaside Heights, NJ - You know it’s summer at the Jersey Shore when thousands of music lovers arrive in Seaside Heights, NJ to experience live music by the sea. This Thursday, July 20, 2023 summer’s eve, the area in front of the Beach Stage near Blaine Avenue is jammed with fans here to enjoy the sound of the Billy Joel tribute band, Captain Jack.

7) REVIEW: "A Tailor Near Me" at NJ Rep - (LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Friendships can be difficult to hold on to - especially as one gets older.  The people we meet over the years often drift away for one reason or another. People change and situations change; sometimes we just lose track of the years.  Michael Tucker’s latest play at New Jersey Repertory Company, A Tailor Near Me, takes a look at adult male friendships when a man enters a tailor shop to have his suit altered in anticipation of a friend’s funeral.

8) 2023 Monmouth County Fair to Take Place July 26-30 - (FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Summer is here and brings with it the Monmouth County Fair.  Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, the Monmouth County Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, July 26-30.  Hours are 4:00pm-11:00pm Wednesday-Friday, July 26-28; 11:00am-11:00pm on Saturday, July 29; and 11:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, July 30.

9) Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association presents "Symphonic Decibels: Great Works for Orchestra and Organ" - (OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will present the finale to its popular “Summer Stars” classical series on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove NJ.  “Symphonic Decibels: Great Works for Orchestra and Organ” will feature works by Mendelssohn, Boellmann and Saint-Saens performed by the Mid Atlantic Orchestra, under the direction of Jason Tramm and the Great Auditorium Pipe Organ, played by Gordon Turk. The concert begins at 7:30pm.

10) Vivid Stage announces 2023-24 Season - (SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage has announced their 2023-24 season. The company will present three Mainstage productions, three Flip Side Improv Shows, a series of Meet The Artist: New Play Readings in May, and a month of the Summer Solos Reading Series in July. The season kicks off in October with a production of Grief at High Tide by Richard Willett. 

11) REVIEW: "Tales From the Guttenberg Bible" - Ever wonder what it takes to make it in Hollywood? Steve Guttenberg took a very unique approach and his story is told in Tales from the Guttenberg Bible, currently having its World Premiere at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ. The production runs through May 21st.

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12) Makin Waves with Nat Adderley Jr.: 'The Path Chose Me' - West Orange-based pianist-arranger-composer-producer Nat Adderley Jr. hails from an amazing legacy of music. His father is trumpeter Nat Adderley, brother and longtime bandmate to legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Despite composing two of his uncle’s recordings and performing on one of them, the 1970 title track, “The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free,’ Nat went on a different path that at first was completely non-musical. After graduating from Yale University with a degree in African American Studies, Nat worked for a while in Houston, but then the path of music chose him when he found he could make more money playing a two-hour daily piano gig than a desk job.

13) The Newton Theatre presents The Rod Experience featuring Carmine Appice and Rick St. James -(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents The Rod Experience featuring Carmine Appice and Rick St. James on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:00pm.  This is the first of its kind- a historical tribute to Rod Stewart  and the only one to feature a former member of his band. This show is a replica of  Rod Stewart's world tour shows from the 70's and early 80's. The set list features Rod  Stewart's biggest hits from that era, and the production includes multimedia elements  and historical trivia.

14) RVCC Planetarium to Offer Star Shows for All Ages, Laser Concerts Featuring Music by Taylor Swift, Led Zeppelin - (BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg has a variety of offerings in August 2023, including special programs for children, star shows focused on exploring the night sky and the universe, and laser concerts featuring music by such artists as Taylor Swift and Led Zeppelin.

15) Newark Symphony Hall Names New CEO and Celebrates Phase One Completion of $75M Restoration - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, has completed the first phase of its $75 million capital improvement program. The multi-year project is spearheaded by Talia L. Young, the venue’s newly appointed CEO who recently secured an additional $4 million for NSH in Governor Murphy’s 2024 state budget, bringing the total funding from New Jersey to $15 million over the past three years. Newark Symphony Hall’s renovations are set to be completed by 2025, coinciding with its 100th anniversary.

Event previews are always one of the most popular areas of the website. Event previews get noticed when we first publish them and then get noticed again when they are brought back to the main area of the site the week the event takes place - sometimes even several months later.  We also run weekly columns promoting events, music, and theatre shows taking place for the week. These columns include our featured event previews and event listings along with all of our event previews of the week. Many times, they are among the most read stories of the week. Make sure your events are part of our weekly columns by sending press releases to us at - for even more promotion, check out our ad rates which run $50-$100 for an entire month of targeted advertising and includes events listed in our online calendar. Or you can have your events listed in the calendar for $10 per event. Either way your events will be featured in the weekly columns.



Do Portugal Circus

Monday, April 15, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Woodbridge Center
250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
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Do Portugal Circus

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Woodbridge Center
250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
category: community

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Do Portugal Circus

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Woodbridge Center
250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
category: community

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RVCC to Host Webinar on Holocaust Remembrance

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College will present "Meaningful Moments and Holocaust Remembrance with Maud Dahme and NJEA teachers Tamara Beatty and Lisa Hann," on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Learn the History Behind the Holocaust at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch

The Third Annual Carteret Earth Day Celebration

Morris Arts presents 16th Annual Great Conversations

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