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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 09-23-22
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Inside South Camden Theatre's 18th Season
(CAMDEN, NJ) -- South Camden Theatre Company has announced the show line-up for their 18th season at The Waterfront South Theatre, the only free-standing theatre built in Camden in more than 100 years. The season includes The Legend of Georgia McBride, Lettice & Lovage, Alabama Story, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
Center Players Presents "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players will explore love, marriage and infidelity as it launches its 2022-23 season with a production of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold from October 14-30, 2022.
PHOTOS from "Once" at Kelsey Theatre
(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- “Once,” winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is kicking off Kelsey Theatre’s 2022-2023 season. The romantic musical drama runs weekends from September 23 through October 2. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/22/22
Yeah, I don't believe I have ever been there but you’d know better than me because you live in the area,” laughed blues great Joe Louis Walker as he discussed his upcoming appearance at The Beverly Blue Festival, "Ghetto-psychedelic guitar licks," his "Puppies" and much more. "Maybe they’re trying to get something going with the festival; more power to them."
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Finnish Violinist Elina Vähälä to Perform Britten Concerto with Princeton Symphony Orchestra
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- American-born Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä appears for the first time with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at performances the weekend of October 15-16. She'll play Benjamin Britten's under-performed Violin Concerto, Op. 15 on a largely English program also featuring Edward Elgar's Variations on An Original Theme, Op. 36 “Enigma.” US contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery's Starburst opens the concerts, conducted by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 16 at 4:00pm. Performances take place at Richardson Auditorium, on the campus of Princeton University, with a 3:00pm pre-concert talk on Sunday.
NJ Youth Symphony Legacy Concert Honors Former Artistic Director Barbara Barstow
(NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of Wharton Arts, will host a legacy concert in honor of former Artistic Director Barbara Barstow on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm at the Cullen Center at Westminster Choir College located at 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. Featuring alumni musicians of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and Westminster Community Orchestra, as well as special guests, the legacy orchestra will be led by NJYS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Music Director of The Discovery Orchestra George Marriner Maull, and Westminster Community Orchestra Conductor Ruth Ochs. The concert is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved at NJYS.org.
“Just Beautiful!” Dionne Warwick LIVE! at UCPAC
Music lovers are streaming into Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ this Friday, September 9, 2022 evening for a concert by the legendary singer and recording artist Dionne Warwick. Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winner who has performed on more than 75 charted hits and sold over 100 million records, many written by composer Burt Bacharach. Born and raised in the Garden State, Warwick received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and, in 2021, was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Glory Days Abroad: September 22
Thursday, 9:33am, breakfast buffet alone in the Cage Club, upstairs at the Hotel Admiral, a couple blocks from and in sight of the Adriatic Sea. The owner sneaks in to makes some jokes and hellos in Italian, which I confess, I don’t speak, but a few words here and there are recognizable, so I can sort of understand that this “breakfast room” with custom rainforest wallpaper, birdsongs mixed with Floyd and the Beatles on the speaker system, wrap around deck and windows, but also with a stage, baby grand piano and mic stands doubles as a music venue and somewhere in the pleasant hotelier’s jokes are something about me having to sing a few songs to pay for the lovely spread that I am slowly working on. Good morning, Rimini.
Ramapo College's Berrie Center for the Arts Presents Tony Winner LaChanze
(MAHWAH, NJ) -- Broadway icon LaChanze and her band perform at the Berrie Center for the Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm for a concert full of her Tony award winning show hits and much more.
Roxey Ballet presents Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Kicking off the Fall season, Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" on October 21- October 30. Roxey Ballet's "Dracula" interprets Stoker's famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound and lighting effects. Showcasing 16 world class professional artists, the performances take place throughout NJ and at the Mill Ballet Event Center in New Hope, Pa.
The Gallery at Green Door Studio presents Sandra Charlap: A Walk in Her Shoes
(MILLBURN, NJ) -- A new art gallery, known as The Gallery at Green Door Studio, or The Gallery for short, is in the heart of Downtown Millburn and will open its doors to the public October 14, 2022. The premiere exhibit at The Gallery will feature the work of artist Sandra Charlap, a lifelong NJ native, with connections to the SOMA, Livingston and East Orange communities, she brings a world of experience and talent to this show.
Walk_Bye Public Art in Collaboration with Paterson Performing Arts Development Council presents Silk City Select Exhibit
(PATERSON, NJ) -- The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council presents “Silk City Select,” a Walk_Bye Public Art Exhibit to be held at City Hall in downtown Paterson. This Walk_Bye community showcase is the first of its kind in Paterson, celebrating artistic diversity and featuring digital art that captures and commemorates the heritage of Paterson and the unique journey of its citizens—their life experiences, traditions, and cultures. The Walk_Bye exhibit opened on September 19th and will close at the end of September 2022.
Robert Organes Art Exhibit at Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch in October
(BARNEGAT, NJ) -- The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch presents “Now and Then,” an exhibit of paintings by local artist Robert Organes, during the month of October. The display marks Robert’s return to the Barnegat Branch as a contributing artist. He has also exhibited in regional juried shows and galleries in northern New Jersey.
The Montclair Art Museum Holds an Indigenous Peoples Weekend
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will honor the artistry and contributions of Indigenous peoples with a series of workshops, performances and art-making activities with an Indigenous Peoples Weekend Oct. 7 – 10. The Lenape are the Indigenous people of New Jersey and MAM is inviting adults, children and families across the state to join them in recognizing Native American history and heritage here in Lenapehoking (homelands of the Lenape).
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RVCC Slates Contemporary Art Exhibition Featuring Work by Two NJ Artists
(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s Arts & Design department will present Narrative Images, an exhibition showcasing the work of New Jersey artists Wendell Jeffrey and Philemona Williamson, October 7-28, in the Art Gallery at the College’s Branchburg campus.