Remember high school? You had to read William Shakespeare’s MacBeth and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. MacBeth was about the pursuit of power and fortunes in Great Britain and the 1925 novel Gatsby was about power and fortune in America’s Roaring Twenties.
(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- On Thursday, June 23, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center held its annual Gala where they honored Axelrod Executive Board Member James Aaron and celebrated the mission of providing cultural arts to the community. The night was capped off by Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector performing with a 10-piece band in the Vogel Auditorium. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos of the performance.
Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week of June 19-25, 2022. 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. The latest Top Ten includes articles covering eight counties in New Jersey (Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Union) plus New York City and Philadelphia.
On Saturday, June 25th, the County of Passaic, Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc, and MegaBite Events hosted another Food Truck Festival – this year’s theme was the Northern New Jersey Empanadas. The event took place at Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, New Jersey. It featured approximately 20 food trucks and vendors along with offerings of New Jersey craft beer, wine, hard seltzers and soft drinks as well. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will kick off its Summer Stars classical music series on Thursday, July 7 with NJ’s own Imperial Brass, in a program entitled “Americans We” at 7:30pm in the Great Auditorium.
(FLORHAM PARK, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will re-open its ever-popular Outdoor Stage venue with performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing throughout July. Since 2002, the company’s annual productions at this Greek-style amphitheater, located on the bucolic campus of Saint Elizabeth University, have provided thousands of people throughout the region with delightful productions under the stars. As always, this summer’s show is a comedy and appropriate for all ages – from the youngest tots to venerable seniors.
Asbury Park faves Sonic Blume are on a tear dropping two videos in as many months and heading out on a summer tour in support of their 2021 full-length debut LP, “We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We.”
"Indeed! I can testify that I have lived and breathed this album for quite a few years trying to get it made and get it out," says a somewhat relieved and very excited Carla Olson about the June 17 release of "Americana Railroad," a collection of songs, simply put; about trains.
Fans of country-rock are filtering into South Orange’s SOPAC auditorium this Sunday, June 12, 2022 evening for a concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay. In tonight’s special “Album Preview” performance, music lovers will get to sample several tunes from Furay’s latest effort, his 2022 release, In the Country.
(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Can a twice divorced songwriter find love and happiness? Maybe a performing monkey from his Las Vegas extravaganza can show him the way. Find out when Jonathan Brielle Holtzman’s semi-autobiographical musical comedy, A Monkey and Me: Stories I Never Told My Mother premieres at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center from June 24-26, starring five-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh. Photographer John Posada was hand to take photos of a dress rehearsal.