(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Tickets for Centenary Stage Company’s 2022 Summer Season will be on-sale starting May 1, 2022. This season, Centenary Stage Company will be producing two mainstage productions of RENT and The Marvelous Wonderettes as well as the continuation of their concert series with a performance by Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers. For more information, go to centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.
(NEW YORK, NY) -- From May 13 to June 9, the Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn’s acclaimed opera Hamlet, starring tenor Allan Clayton, soprano Brenda Rae, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, baritone Rod Gilfry, and bass-baritone John Relyea, conducted by Nicholas Carter.
(FAIR LAWN, NJ) -- The Adelphi Orchestra welcomes audiences to its 68th consecutive season of "Music for All" with "International Anniversaries" - a concert celebrating César Franck's Bicentennial and an homage to Beethoven's pandemic eclipsed 250th Anniversary - in two locations on Sunday, May 15 at 7:00pm, Broadway Presbyterian Church (NYC) and on Sunday, May 22 at 2:00pm, Fair Lawn Community Theater (NJ).
(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents A Toast to Steve & Eydie, featuring one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte alongside David Lawrence, the son of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, two of the music industry’s most celebrated recording artists and performers. A Toast to Steve & Eydie takes place on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 22 at 3:00pm at the Vogel Auditorium at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Music director Russ Kassoff will be conducting a 20-piece swing band live on stage for this elegant tribute to the First Couple of Entertainment.
(RED BANK, NJ) -- Over the course of just five years, the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation has placed hundreds of children and young adults in performing arts studios and connected them with arts instructors, directly funding their lessons so they could pursue their ambitions in vocal or instrumental music, dance, and acting. On Sunday, May 22, 2022 at The Vogel at the Count Basie Center for the Performing Arts, 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ, the non-profit organization will present an afternoon of inspiration and entertainment at the “Let Them Dream Big Concert” to celebrate five years of creativity, kindness, and connection through the performing arts. Join us as the children funded through the foundation take the stage and share their talent, along with the acclaimed AOK Performance Group and some very special guests.
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony presents “The Sound of Stories: A Collaboration with Nimbus Dance,” a family concert that will take audiences on a musical journey across several art forms through which stories can be told. The afternoon will feature thrilling music from Bizet’s classic opera Carmen, John Williams’ iconic and magical “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Mendelssohn’s playful Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Gavin DeGraw—Full Circle Tour on Sunday, May 22 at 7:30pm. Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer, and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.”
(TRENTON, NJ) -- The Capital Singers of Trenton Women’s Ensemble will present Light and Love on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 4:00pm. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (801 West State Street) in Trenton will host the event.
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Festival Director Gregory Jon Geehern delves into Derrick Wang’s contemporary opera Scalia/Ginsburg, Benjamin Britten’s comic opera Albert Herring, and Kurt Weill’s sensual The Seven Deadly Sins at talks held at area libraries this month. His's talk, “Operatic Explorations,” provides background and context for these works, which will be performed at the 2022 Princeton Festival, the PSO’s premier summer performing arts program. Geehern is deeply involved with coordinating all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the productions, and will be conducting Scalia/Ginsburg and the Festival Chorus during the June 10-25 extravaganza.
(RED BANK, NJ) -- Pat Guadagno & Tired Horses presents Bobfest 2022 - Music from The Rolling Thunder Revue - on Thursday, May 26 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. The show is an annual birthday celebration for Bob Dylan. Special guest this year is Rob Stoner, Bob Dylan’s bass player and musical director on the 2-year RTR tour. Showtime is 7:30pm.