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Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from March 19-25, 2023

originally published: 03/27/2023

Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from March 19-25, 2023

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from March 19-25, 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 6 counties in New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset). Topics included film, theatre, music, dance, and community.

1) "The Jersey Storm: Sandy in Monmouth County" to Screen at Garden State Film Festival - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- New Jersey’s Premier Independent Film Festival is celebrating its 21st Anniversary March 23 – 26.  The internationally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) celebrates the independent film genre by bringing a carefully curated and enriching selection of original works from locally produced filmmakers as well as from around the world.

2) Remember When...The Good Ol’ Days - Yes, I am guilty myself. I admit it. Just thinking about what we refer to as the Good Ol’ Days. When we would go out to a club to see a favorite band two, maybe three times a week and stay out till 2am. Then without blinking an eye, get up for work the next day… no problem...right, after the second cup of coffee we’re raring to go to work.

3) PHOTOS from "Oliver" at Music Mountain Theatre - (LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting Oliver, the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens novel, weekends through April 9. This musical features some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to grace the stage. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

4) East Coast Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer Kenny Vance To Receive "Spirit of New Jersey" Award at 21st Garden State Film Festival on Saturday - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) --The cultural impact of Kenny Vance, iconic American singer, songwriter, multi-platinum-selling record producer, actor, and film director, garners Spirit of New Jersey Award at the Garden State Film Festival, where his directorial debut film Heart & Soul will screen on Saturday, March 25th at Asbury Lanes.

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5) The Fest for Beatles Fans To Take Place March 31st to April 2nd in Jersey City - (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- For anyone who loves The Beatles, The Fest For Beatles Fans is the ultimate annual celebration of those four lads from Liverpool who took America by storm nearly 60 years ago.  Now in its 49th year, The Fest remains the largest and longest running celebration of The Beatles anywhere in the world and will return to the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson for three days of peace, love and Beatles on March 31, April 1 and April 2.

6) PHOTOS from A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison at The Vogel - (RED BANK, NJ) -- On Saturday, March 18, The Vogel hosted A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison. This is one of Pat Guadagno's signature shows where he pays tribute to a legend with support from the Gypsy Souls, an excellent cast of artists.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

7) Newark to host STEM Celebration on March 25 honoring the legacy of a dedicated and inspirational 15-year-old - (NEWARK, NJ) -- The Arman Roy Foundation is teaming up with United Community Corporation and United Way of Greater Newark to host a STEM Fun For Everyone event on Saturday, March 25 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the West Side Park Community Center in Newark.

8) The Original Misfits to Play Prudential Center with The Gaslight Anthem and Fear - (NEWARK, NJ) -- The Original Misfits, one of the most influential, genre-defying bands to emerge from North America, have  announced a limited three-show run of dates for 2023. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on June 24 in Tampa, FL, and includes a hometown show at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, with fellow New Jersey natives The Gaslight Anthem, and Fear, on Saturday, July 8, 2023. 

9) McDonald's Gospelfest returns to Prudential Center on May 13th - (NEWARK, NJ) -- The Annual McDonald's Gospelfest returns to Prudential Center on Mother's Day Weekend Saturday, May 13, 2023, for the biggest and best gospel event of the year. This year's event will celebrate the 40th Year Anniversary of McDonald's Gospelfest. Live performances to help celebrate the anniversary are Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship Choir, the Legendary Clark Sisters and so many more!

10) PHOTOS from "Kinky Boots" at Algonquin Arts Theatre - (MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting the musical, Kinky Boots now through April 2.  Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London's Olivier Award. Based on the 2005 film of the same title and true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think! Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

11) REVIEW: "Disney's Hercules" at Paper Mill Playhouse - There’s a fine line with Disney’s adaptations of its animated musicals to the stage.  Of the cannon, only “Lion King” has successfully fully made the leap from two dimensional.  Paper Mill Playhouse and Disney’s stab at updating the big screen version of “Hercules” has wonderful elements, many strong performances, a solid book, but feels under baked in battle for audience dollars.  There's clear appeal for families, especially boys which is admirable.

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12) REVIEW: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - These are the sounds that send a speller home: (Ding!) “That is incorrect!”

And those sounds inevitably signal the exit of nine of 10 contestants in the “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” underway at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through April 9.

13) The ShowRoom in Asbury Park and Remember Jones to launch new film series with Little Richard documentary - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The ShowRoom Cinema will present a one night only screening of the new documentary Little Richard: I Am Everything on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30pm. This screening will launch a new film series, “Remember Jones Presents,” hosted by renowned musician Remember Jones.

14) RVCC Dance Professor Recognized with Artist Fellowship - (BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Loretta Di Bianca Fois, Raritan Valley Community College Professor of Dance, is among 96 artists selected for a 2023 Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Professor Fois was chosen from 635 eligible applicants in seven artistic disciplines.

15) Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022-2023 Season - (MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 season, including a gripping murder mystery, a Disney hero of mythic proportions, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved final musical, the Tony-nominated story of two Latin music icons, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that defined a generation.

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Guys Connecting that make friendships over chocolate

Monday, June 24, 2024 @ 6:45pm
The Melting Pot
2 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: community

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Pearl St x Shedhead: The Punk Edit Fashion Show

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: community

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It's Happening with Snooki and Joey

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: community

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Liz Cheney Scheduled to Speak at NJPAC Days Before The Election

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney will be speaking at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, October 27, 2024. Cheney served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. The event begins at 3:00pm.

Bergen County's Star-Spangled Spectacular Set To Become A New 4th of July Tradition

Jersey-raised Raul Acosta returns to Carteret's Latin Fest with legendary merengue Oro Solido on July 27th

Morven Museum to Host Annual Fourth of July Festival featuring Civic Season Activities Connecting History and Civic Engagement

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