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Premiere Stages presents "Still" - a play based on true events in 1850s NJ

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the premiere production of Still by Benjamin V. Marshall, the recipient of the 2023/24 Liberty Live Commission, July 11-28 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center. Directed by Marshall Jones III, Still will feature actors Ashley Nicole Baptiste, D. Malik Beckford, Brian D. Coats, Perri Gaffney, Carl Hendrick Louis, and Nafeesa Monroe.


 
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NJ Rep presents the World Premiere of "The Bookstore" by Michael Walek

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) presents the world premiere of The Bookstore by Michael Walek from July 11 through August 4, 2024. The play takes place in a small independent bookstore in New York City, like the ones we all love to frequent and are rapidly dying out. Carey, the owner, rolls up the grate, unlocks the front door, carries in boxes, turns on the heater, turns on the kettle, and turns on the lamps and her computer. And so her day begins.

Jersey Arts TV: Premiere Stages at Kean University Delves into the Underground Railroad with "Still"

by Gina Marie Rodriguez & Dave Tavani, JerseyArts.com - published 2024-06-27

New Jersey history is at the helm of the newly commissioned play by Premiere Stages. Thanks to the Liberty Live commissions series, a unique partnership with Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum, Premiere Stages seeks to produce new plays that celebrate New Jersey's rich and diverse history.

Classic American Tales presents more "Tales at the Dormer House" in July

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Pulitzer-prize winner and Algonquin Round Table wit, Edna Ferber (1885 – 1968) wrote short stories, plays, and novels, many requiring extensive research. For example, she lived on a riverboat before writing "Show Boat." Many of her novels were adapted into other mediums, including "Show Boat" (musical) and "Giant." (movie). "The Royal Family" and "Dinner at Eight" were just two of the plays she wrote with George S. Kaufman.

The ShowRoom in Asbury Park presents A Summer Music Film Series

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- This July, The ShowRoom invites you to experience a special series of music-oriented films on the last three Thursdays of the month. Starting at 7:30pm on July 11th, 18th, and 25th, these screenings celebrate some of the greatest music performances ever captured on film. Asbury Park, known for its rich rock & roll heritage, provides the perfect setting for these cinematic events, with two films celebrating their 40th anniversaries.


 

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PHOTOS from "Footloose" at Surflight Theatre

by John Posada - published 2024-07-11

(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre is presenting the musical, Footloose from July 9-28, 2024. Based on the classic 80s film, the play follows big-city teenager, Ren, relocates from Chicago to the small rural town of Bomont, where its inhabitants have imposed an unjust ban on Rock 'n' Roll and dancing. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

Mercer County's $5 Friday Summer Concerts are Back!

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Central Jersey families don't need to head to the shore in order to have a great time this summer. The Mercer County Park Commission's $5 Friday Summer Concert Series promises memorable experiences for residents of all ages.

West Side Story Comes to the Ritz Theatre

by Carolyn M. Brown, JerseyArts.com - published 2024-07-12

A local production of "West Side Story" is coming to the Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township, New Jersey, running from July 12 through July 28, 2024. Director Edwin Rico Santiago pays homage to the iconic dance-driven musical which first leaped onto the stage in 1957 when it premiered on Broadway, followed by a popular film version released in 1961 and Steven Spielberg's Hollywood remake in 2021. Choreographer Jen Gordon also steps into the illustrious shoes of Jerome Robbins who choreographed and directed the original stage production and film adaptation of this musical theater classic.

Algonquin Arts Theatre presents "Cats"

(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre presents Cats from July 13-28, 2024. The classic musical features Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Prepare for a purr-fectly mesmerizing performance of the world-renowned musical sensation - Cats!

West Windsor Arts presents "Summer Music and More" Free Concert Series

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- West Windsor Arts is once again presenting its "Summer Music and More" series of three free concerts at Nassau Park Pavilion (behind Panera Bread) in Princeton. The series offers three distinct concerts, representing different genres of music, in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Each event also features art activities that both kids and adults will enjoy.




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The Tia Fuller Trio

Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 7:30pm
William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

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Billy Walton Band

Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 6:00pm
The Point
998 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244
category: music

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A Night with Guys Under the Stars

Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 5:30pm
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road #Cohen Hall , Randolph, NJ 07869
category: community

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(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center has announced the cast for the world premiere of Empire Records: The Musical based on the beloved 1990s cult-classic film. This dynamic adaptation, featuring an original rock score by Princeton native Zoe Sarnak and a book by the film's screenwriter Carol Heikkinen, is set to capture the hearts of audiences with dynamic and defiant characters, throwback nostalgia, and an electrifying soundtrack. Empire Records: The Musical is produced by special arrangement with Bill Weiner. It will run September 6 – October 6, 2024 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre.

 
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