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Articles By John Posada

PHOTOS from "Broadway Bound" at Algonquin Arts Theatre


(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting Broadway Bound by Neil Simon from January 20 through January 29. This is the poignant and funny conclusion of the semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy following Brighton Beach Memoirs (2020) and Biloxi Blues (2021). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 01/20/2023

PHOTOS from "Ain’t Misbehavin’" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is currently presenting Ain’t Misbehavin’. The production will have performances on weekends January 13th  through January 29th. Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr and Murray Horowitz with music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Ain't Misbehavin' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 01/13/2023

PHOTOS from "A Christmas Carol" by Phoenix Productions


(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions is presenting A Christmas Carol at the Count Basie Center for the Arts.  There are two performances left: Tuesday, December 27 at 12:00pm & 4:00pm. These shows were rescheduled from November. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/24/2022

PHOTOS from Atlantic City Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at The Strand


(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Atlantic City Ballet brought their production of The Nutcracker to The Strand in Lakewood on Sunday, December 18th. It was their final production of the holiday classic for the year following a run of performances at Stockton and their home at Caesars in Atlantic City. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/21/2022

PHOTOS from "Joy to the World" by Monmouth Civic Chorus


(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Monmouth Civic Chorus presented Joy to the World: Your Favorites from Handel's Messiah and the RJB Holiday Suite on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at The Count Basie Center for the Arts. The highly acclaimed annual performance of Artistic Director Dr. Ryan James Brandau's Suite is Monmouth County's can't-miss musical event of the holiday season. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/19/2022

PHOTOS from "The Wag's Christmas Spectacular" at The Strand


(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- On Saturday, December 10, The Wag's Christmas Spectacular came to The Strand Theater in Lakewood. Steeped in the traditions of holiday TV shows of the past, The Wag brings back the memories of these specials while putting their own unique stamp on them. Their show has all of the holiday songs that you know and love, plus dance numbers, costume changes, and comedy sketches, along with some fun surprises - including a few original Christmas/Holiday songs! Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/15/2022

PHOTOS from "White Christmas" at Surflight Theatre


(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre is presenting Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the festive and beloved musical through December 18th.  With spectacular tap dancing and a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean”, "Count Your Blessings" and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical perfect to bring joy in the Holiday Season. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/12/2022

PHOTOS from "Elf the Musical" at CDC Theatre


(CRANFORD, NJ) -- CDC Theatre is presenting Elf the Musical weekends from December 9-18. ​Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/11/2022

PHOTOS from "God of Carnage" at Nutley Little Theatre


(NUTLEY, NJ) -- Nutley Little Theatre is currently presenting their "holiday" production, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton begins its run Friday, December 9, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022. A traditional holiday story it isn't, but the setting takes place in December at the Brooklyn, NY apartment of Michael and Veronica Novak. The theatre is transformed for the actual holidays while the show keeps you involved with the meeting between the two sets of parents. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/11/2022

PHOTOS from "The House of Blue Leaves" at Old Library Theatre


(FAIR LAWN, NJ) -- Old Library Theatre is presenting The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare from December 9-11. In this play, the lives of a Queens, New York, family get turned upside down as Pope Paul VI visits New York City. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/08/2022

PHOTOS from "Miracle on 34th Street" at Studio Players


(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Players is currently presenting Miracle on 34th Street from December 9-18. Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies and based upon the beloved Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. The script and story are exactly as you remember it. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/06/2022

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater


(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) is presenting The Nutcracker Rocks through December 11th. The Nutcracker ROCKS follows a bored, teen Clara, who must endure her family's posh holiday party on the Upper East Side until her eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer shakes things up at the distinguished Manhattan party when he shows up transporting Clara to a magic land - the Jersey Shore - where the traditional Land of Sweets is instead a candy shop in Asbury Park. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/06/2022

PHOTOS from "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at Algonquin


(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is currently presenting its holiday show, A Christmas Story: The Musical weekends to December 18th.  From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story: The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/05/2022

PHOTOS from "Miracle on 34th Street" at Stone Church Players


(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ) -- Stone Church Players presented “Miracle on 34th Street” for their annual radio play December 3-4, 2022 at All Saints’ Memorial Church. Directed by Lindsay Abbot of Rumson and Caitlin Martin of Highlands, the event featured Musical Director Mike Kabash of Rumson on piano and the cast included 10 wonderfully talented actors who have all performed in past SCP productions. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/05/2022

PHOTOS from "The Land of Forgotten Toys" at Growing Stage


(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, is celebrateing the holidays with The Land of Forgotten Toys weekends through December 18, 2022. This charming tale follows Grace, a brilliant young woman with big dreams and a passion for astronomy, who is stuck at a dead-end job at a toy store three days before Christmas. When she is transported to the Land of Forgotten Toys, everything changes. Christmas is in trouble—and it’s up to Grace and her rag-tag crew of forgotten and broken toys to save it! Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/05/2022

PHOTOS from "Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe" at Pegasus


(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- Pegasus Theatre Company is presenting the New Jersey premiere of the feel-good, family-friendly, holly-jolly mystery Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe by Bill D’Agostino, running December 2-23 in Bordentown City. This is Pegasus Theatre Company’s first children’s production. A mystery mixed with comedy, Murray is an exciting story everyone in the family will enjoy. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/03/2022

PHOTOS from "A Tomato Can't Grow In The Bronx" at Chain Theatre


(NEW YORK, NY) -- A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx, an acclaimed drama by playwright/novelist Gary Morgenstein, opened at the Chain Theatre in New York City on Friday, December 2nd for a limited engagement through December 17th. The play premiered at Center Playhouse on South Street in downtown Freehold, NJ, in April, 2022. Center Players’ Artistic Director Bernice Garfield-Szita will once again direct the play, which was named  “Best Original Play” at the 2022 Perry Awards by the NJ Association of Community Theaters (NJACT). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/02/2022

PHOTOS from "Elf Jr. The Musical" at BCCT


(MANAHAWKIN, NJ) -- Brick Children's Community Theatre (BCCT) is having audiences singing loud for all to hear this holiday season with Elf Jr., the musical adaptation of the classic Christmas film December 2, 3 and 4 at the Stafford Township Arts Center.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 12/02/2022

PHOTOS from "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at Mile Square Theatre


(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol with a four-week limited engagement at Mile Square Theatre from December 1-24. Directed by Jenn Haltman, this clever and dark retelling of the Dickens classic has Jacob Marley tasked with helping to redeem his old business partner’s soul and undergoes his own transformation. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/29/2022

PHOTOS from "A Christmas Carol" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting A Christmas Carol with performances weekends through December 11th. In this classic story, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than happiness. But, on Christmas Eve, he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts lead him through his past, present and future. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/27/2022

PHOTOS from "American Son" at The Barn Theatre


(MONTVILLE, NJ) -- The Barn Theatre is presenting American Son from November 18th through December 4th. In the play, an estranged interracial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/18/2022

PHOTOS from "'Tis The Wind and Nothing More" at Grunin Center


(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company is presenting ‘Tis the Wind and Nothing More. Remaining performances take place November 18-20 at the Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the main campus of Ocean County College. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/14/2022

PHOTOS from "The Spitfire Grill" at Vanguard


(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Vanguard Theater is presenting The Spitfire Grill Thursdays - Sundays through November 20 at the 100 seat theater in downtown Montclair.  The play is directed by Tony Award Nominee (Excellence in Education 2022) Janeece Freeman Clark with music direction by Andy Hudson.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/13/2022

PHOTOS from "Real Women Have Curves" at Dragonfly


(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center is presenting Real Women Have Curves from November 11-13 at duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield. The play by Josefina López, dramatizes—in a comedy—the struggles of five Mexican immigrants working in a tiny sewing factory in East LA.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/12/2022

PHOTOS from "The Play About The Baby" at Black Box PAC


(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box's is currently presenting under-produced masterwork: Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby.  This hysterically funny yet mysterious and poignant play features a young couple and the absurdist interruption when a strange man and woman appear. Performances take place November 10-13, 17-20, 26-27, and December 1-4. All performances are at 8:00pm. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/11/2022

PHOTOS from "The Fantasticks" at Bridge Players Theatre Company


(BURLINGTON CITY, NJ) -- Bridge Players Theatre Company is currently presenting their first full-length, in-person production since 2020!  The beloved musical The Fantasticks has four performances from Thursday, November 10-13 at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/10/2022

PHOTOS from "A Christmas Story" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting the Holiday classic, A Christmas Story, The Musical weekends until November 20th. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/07/2022

PHOTOS from "Avenue Q" at Axelrod PAC


(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) is presenting Avenue Q, the laugh-out-loud musical that features grown-up puppets. This play tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. The show runs through November 20. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/05/2022

PHOTOS from "Come Blow Your Horn" at Kelsey Theatre


(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Yardley Players is presenting Neil Simon’s hilarious, semi-autobiographical comedy “Come Blow Your Horn” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. The show runs weekends from November 4-13. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 11/03/2022

PHOTOS from "The Rocky Horror Show" at Music Mountain Theatre


On October 28th and 29th, The Rocky Horror Show returned to Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, NJ for two sold-out performances.

published on 10/29/2022

PHOTOS from "Third" at Nutley Little Theatre


(NUTLEY, NJ) -- Nutley Little Theatre is presenting Third by Wendy Wasserstein across three weekends (October 27-30, November 3-6, November 10-12). The production is directed by Brendan Stackhouse. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/28/2022

PHOTOS from "The Play That Goes Wrong" at Dover Little Theatre


(DOVER, NJ) -- The smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong is being presented by Dover Little Theatre (DLT) across three weekends (November 4-6, 11-13, and 18-19). This hilarious play is co-directed by Larry and Ruthanne Pelham.  The Play That Goes Wrong introduces us to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, an amateur theatre troupe which puts on a new production each year. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/26/2022

PHOTOS from "Dracula" by The Atlantic City Ballet at The Strand


(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Atlantic City Ballet performed Dracula at The Strand in Lakewood on Saturday, October 22nd.  Premiering in the Fall of 2006, Phyllis Papa's choreography is based on the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story takes place in Eastern Europe when a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker is captured and imprisoned by Dracula. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/24/2022

PHOTOS from "Destigmatized" at Studio Playhouse


(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Players presents Destigmatized with performances on October 21st and 22nd at 8:00pm and October 23rd at 3:00pm at Studio Playhouse in Montclair. Modeled after The Vagina Monologues, Destigmatized has introductory and closing scenes, as well as group scenes based off interviews conducted with the women and uterus owners, and original monologues written and performed by both theatre company’s members. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/22/2022

PHOTOS from "Fly By Night" at Old Library Theatre


(FAIR LAWN, NJ) -- Old Library Theatre is presenting Fly By Night across two weekends (October 21-23 and October 28-30). This is a new musical about a star-crossed prophecy. There's a lot of music, just not a lot of light. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/21/2022

PHOTOS from "Machinal" at Hudson Theatre Works


(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works presents Machinal by Sophie Treadwell from October 20 to November 6, 2022 at the Theatre at the Wilson School in Weehawken.  In this 1928 feminist tour-de-force, a young woman struggles to find her place in a society that was not made for her. Treadwell uses theatrical expressionism to portray a world that has become impersonal and unfeeling; a world that only has room for those who are willing to submit and conform. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/20/2022

PHOTOS from "Richard II" at Luna Stage


(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage is presenting the World Premiere of Zachary Elkind’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II from October 20 to November 13 on the MainStage. Streamlined to a fleet 90 minutes, the play features four actors playing 16 roles, and highlights the humor and urgency of this taut, intimate, heartbreakingly political tragedy. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/19/2022

PHOTOS from "Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens" at Catalyst Theater Company


(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- The Catalyst Theater Company presents Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield with performances on October 20-22, and October 27-29. The show will finally debut after a long awaited hiatus due to Covid with a special pre show cabaret every night.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/19/2022

PHOTOS from "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Center Players


​​​​​​​(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players explores love, marriage and infidelity with a production of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers weekends through October 30. The play launches their 2022-23 season at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/18/2022

A Look at "Eden Prairie, 1971" at NJ Rep


(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company presents the National New Play Network premiere of Eden Prairie, 1971 written by Mat Smart. Directed by Evan Bergman, the play stars Andrea Gallo, Oriana Lada, and Emilio Cuesta. Performances run from October 20th through November 20th.  Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take some photos.

published on 10/18/2022

PHOTOS from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder from October 14 - 30. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. This knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit was the most Tony-nominated show of the 2014 season with ten nominations and four wins, including Best Musical. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/18/2022

PHOTOS from "Inspecting Carol" at Chatham Community Players


(CHATHAM, NJ) -- The Chatham Community Players will kick off their 101st Season with the hilarious “Inspecting Carol” by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theater. The production runs from October 14-23, 2022. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take photos.

published on 10/12/2022

PHOTOS from "God of Carnage" at Pegasus Theatre Company


(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- Pegasus Theatre Company is currently presenting Yasmina Reza’s scathing hit comedy God of Carnage, weekends through October 23. Reza, known for cleverly turning mundane social situations into riotous comedies, quickly strips away all social niceties in God of Carnage to expose two couples trapped in the chaos of marriage and parenthood. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/08/2022

PHOTOS from "Once On This Island" at CDC Theatre


(CRANFORD, NJ) -- Cranford’s CDC Theatre is presenting the Tony Award winning musical Once On This Island on Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22. The play comes from the award winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Photographer John Posada was at a rehearsal to take photos.

published on 10/03/2022

PHOTOS from "Murder on the Orient Express" at Surflight Theatre


(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- All aboard! The exotic Orient Express is hurtling down the tracks to a murder! Surflight Theatre is presenting Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig) now through October 9th.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 10/02/2022

PHOTOS from "Bonnie & Clyde" at StageWorks


(POMPTON LAKES, NJ) -- StageWorks at Studio 237 is presenting Bonnie & Clyde from September 29 to October 9. Adrift in the Depression-era Southwest, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker embark on a life of crime. They mean no harm. They crave adventure -- and each other. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/30/2022

PHOTOS from 8th Annual Rock the Farm Festival


(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ) -- The 8th Annual Rock the Farm Festival took place September 24, 2022 in Seaside Heights. This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and more. It includes performances by many of the area's top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone's favorite music. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/29/2022

PHOTOS from "Soft Animals" at Vivid Stage


(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present a world premiere production of Soft Animals by Erin Mallon from September 29 through October 9. Soft Animals is a comedy with heart that asks, what would your life be like if you couldn’t feel physical pain? What if your body had a mind of its own? What if you never fell asleep? How about if you remembered every single thing you’ve ever felt, thought or experienced? Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/29/2022

PHOTOS From Pat Guadagno & Small Change Paying Tribute To Tom Waits


(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Pat Guadagno, a Jersey Shore legend, along with some very special guests celebrated the music of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tom Waits at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre on Saturday, September 24, 2022.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/27/2022

PHOTOS from "Hair" at Phoenix Productions


(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions presented Hair from September 23-25 and photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos. This classic American tribal love rock musical celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. 

published on 09/26/2022

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.

published on 09/22/2022

PHOTOS from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre revisits the wild and wooly Roaring 20s when Thoroughly Modern Millie comes to the stage for a four-weekend run opening on September 16th and running through October 9th.  Set in New York City in 1922, this tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/19/2022

PHOTOS from "School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play" at Dragonfly


(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center presented School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play at duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield from September 16-18. Beauty, ambition, and fierce humor combine in this comedy by Jocelyn Bioh loosely based on the movie Mean Girls. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/17/2022

PHOTOS from "Forever Plaid" at The Barn Theatre


(MONTVILLE, NJ) -- The Barn Theatre is presenting Forever Plaid over three weekends from September 16 to October 2nd. On the way to their gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a “guy group” specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Forever Plaid begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/15/2022

PHOTOS from "Thou Shalt Not" at Thinkery & Verse


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Thinkery & Verse is presenting Thou Shalt Not in New Brunswick from September 16 - October 8 in Assembly Hall at St. John's. This is a stage-play that reimagines the unsolved Hall-Mills Double Homicide of 1922! Performances start up on the Centennial Anniversary of the tragedy. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take photos.

published on 09/15/2022

PHOTOS from "Vanities" at StageWorks


(POMPTON LAKES, NJ) -- StageWorks is presenting "Vanities" at Studio 237 from September 15-18. This bittersweet comedy is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take photos.

published on 09/14/2022

PHOTOS from "The Fields of Ambrosia" at Surflight Theatre


(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre is presenting The Fields of Ambrosia now through September 25. Based on the 1970 film The Travelling Executioner the time is 1918 and the place is rural Louisiana in the American deep South. Jonas is a former con-man and carnival hustler whose world is suddenly turned upside-down when he falls head-over-heels for the most alluring and beautiful woman he has ever met. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 09/11/2022

PHOTOS from "5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche" at The Theater Project


(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Theater Project is presenting 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche from September 8-18, 2022 at the Burgdorff Cultural Center. The play by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood takes place in 1956 when some "bachelor gals" refer themselves as widows to avoid embarrassing questions.  Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take photos.

published on 09/08/2022

PHOTOS from "I Ought To Be In Pictures" at Nutley Little Theatre


(NUTLEY, NJ) -- Nutley Little Theatre is presenting I Ought To Be In Pictures over three weekends in September from September 9-24.  The play by Neil Simon tells the story of Herb Tucker, a man who, sixteen years earlier walked out on his wife and children in New York to pursue a career as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Photographer John Posada was on hand during a rehearsal to take photos.

published on 08/31/2022

PHOTOS from Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival


(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation presented the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, August 27. The event included crafters, vendors, and food trucks. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/28/2022

PHOTOS from "Chess, the Musical" at Surflight Theatre


(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre, New Jersey’s “Broadway at the Beach,” is presenting  a reimagined Chess, the Musical this August.  Using the English version of the script and score, this musical set during the Cold-War involves a politically heated chess tournament between two grandmasters: an American and a Soviet. Performances run from August 23rd through September 4th.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/23/2022

PHOTOS from "Othello" at Black Box PAC


(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box PAC's Shakespeare in the Park Bergen County returns with a modern take on the classic tragedy Othello!  The classic play follows one great man's rise to power through integrity and hard work, only to be taken down by the institutional racism and sexism in the cut-throat corporate world. Reset in the high powered business world of today, the play's varied and enduring themes leave audiences questioning societal attitudes and what it means to be an outsider. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/22/2022

PHOTOS from "The Lost Princess of Oz"


(HOLMDEL, NJ) --The Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) is presenting the World Premiere of Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik’s multi-media dance musical, The Lost Princess of Oz in the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ.  The production runs from Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 28 with at 7:30pm with nine performances in all. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/20/2022

PHOTOS from "Gypsy" at Spring Lake Theatre


(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- Spring Lake Theatre is presenting Gypsy over the last two weekends in August. Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman, to get her two daughters into show business. It is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/19/2022

PHOTOS from "A Jersey Cantata" at The Theater Project


(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Theater Project is presenting A Jersey Cantata, a comedy about four longtime ‘Jersey guys’, from August 18-28.  This is the second live, in-person show in The Theater Project’s Three Plays in Three Months summer season at the Maplewood Burgdorff Cultural Center. Photographer John Posada was on hand at a dress rehearsal to take photos.

published on 08/18/2022

PHOTOS from 3rd Annual HEART Festival in New Brunswick


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The 3rd Annual New Brunswick HEART Festival took place on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The event was presented by State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), and AboveArtStudios and hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Founder of TSO Productions, Sharon Gordon. The family-friendly festival celebrates the arts each year and includes live music and dance performances, dance classes, craft vendors, and more.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/14/2022

PHOTOS from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at Bellarine Theatre Company


(MANAHAWKIN, NJ) -- Following a three year “pandemic pause,” Bellarine Theatre Company is presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid with four performances from August 12-14 at the Stafford Township Arts Center. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/12/2022

PHOTOS from "The Hummingbirds" at NJ Rep


(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is currently presenting the U.S. premiere of The Hummingbirds: A Comedy of Menace by Garret Jon Groenveld.  It is a comic-drama set in the future, which may be closer than you think.  Performances run from August 4-28, Thursdays through Sundays. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 08/04/2022

PHOTOS from "Crazy For You" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is currently presenting Crazy For You each weekend through August 21st. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, this laugh-a-minute musical romp is scripted by Ken Ludwig and features the memorable hits of George and Ira Gershwin such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 07/31/2022

PHOTOS from "It Shoulda Been You" at Old Library Theatre


(FAIR LAWN, NJ) -- Old Library Theatre (OLT), Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theatre company is currently presenting the Broadway musical, It Shoulda Been You, at the Fair Lawn Community Center. The show will be presented over two weekends, starting Friday, July 29, and run through August 7th, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take some photos.

published on 07/29/2022

PHOTOS from "The Last Supper" at SOPAC


(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The world premiere engagement of the new musical comedy, The Last Supper, is currently on stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The play is about five liberal grad students sharing a house in a conservative college town who, in their efforts to save the world, host a collection of their neighbors for a friendly evening of dinner and discourse. Things do not go well. Performances run Wednesdays through Sundays from July 27 to August 7th.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 07/28/2022

PHOTOS from "Snow Angel" at Luna Stage's Teen Conservatory


(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage's Teen Conservatory presents Snow Angel by David Lindsay Abaire from July 29-31. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take some photos.

published on 07/27/2022

PHOTOS from The Wag's Beatles Spectacular


(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Wag brought their Beatles Spectacular to the Strand Theater in Lakewood on Saturday, July 23, 2022.  Following a set of original songs by The Wag, they moved into Beatles terrority and played songs from throughout the legendary act's career along with a few costume changes.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 07/27/2022

PHOTOS from "School of Rock" by Phoenix Productions


(RED BANK, NJ) — Phoenix Productions, the community theatre company of the Count Basie Center for the Arts, presented its summer production of School of Rock - The Musical – from July 22-24. Photographer John Posada was on hand one night to take photos.

published on 07/25/2022

PHOTOS from "High School Musical" at Mystic Vision Players


(LINDEN, NJ) -- Mystic Vision Players, the resident theatre of Linden, is currently presenting Disney's High School Musical to the Linden stage. The play brings us back to East High School and the Romeo & Juliet story of budding romance in front of the footlights with direction by Howard Whitmore, choreography by LHS dance teacher, Barbara Brady, and music direction by Christynn Morris. Photographer John Posada was on hand one night to take some photos.

published on 07/24/2022

PHOTOS from "Rent" at Exit 82 Theatre Company


(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Exit 82 Theatre Company is presenting Rent from July 21-31. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. The poignant Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson follows a group of strong and creative individuals who fight hard for their beliefs through their art. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 07/22/2022

PHOTOS from "The Wedding Singer" at Woodbridge Community Players


(WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- The Woodbridge Community Players presents The Wedding Singer July 22-24 and July 29-30 at The Theater at Woodbridge Middle School. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

published on 07/17/2022

PHOTOS from "Matilda the Musical" at Pleasant Valley Productions


(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Pleasant Valley Productions is presenting Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical July 15-16 and July 22-23 - each night at 8:00pm - at Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange.  The production is directed by Elizabeth Rogers, music directed by Daniel Mullen, and choreographed by Nicole Boscarino.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 07/16/2022

PHOTOS from "In The Heights" at The Ritz Theatre Company


The Ritz Theatre Company presents In the Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical (and cultural phenomenon) by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Edwin “Rico” Santiago, the production runs at The Ritz from July 15-31.  Photographer John Posada was on hand during a dress rehearsal to take some photos.

published on 07/14/2022

PHOTOS from "In The Heights" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- In the Heights is being presented by Music Mountain Theatre weekends through July 24. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos of an early performance.

published on 07/10/2022

PHOTOS from "Jackie Robinson Steals Home" at Center Players


(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players is concluding its 2021-22 season with a production of Jackie Robinson Steals Home at Center Playhouse in downtown Freehold from July 8-17, 2022.  The historical drama is set in 1947 at Yankee Stadium where the Yankees are playing the Brooklyn Dodgers and the newest member of the Dodgers is the first African American to play major league baseball -- Jackie Robinson. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

published on 07/09/2022

PHOTOS from "Beauty and the Beast" at Spring Lake Theatre Company


The Spring Lake Theatre Company is opening the 2022-2023 season with one of the most beloved stories of all time: Beauty and the Beast. Twelve performances take place across July 7-24. When Belle’s father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, her attempt to rescue him leads her to be captured by the Beast, a fearsome monster long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 07/08/2022

PHOTOS from "Finishing It Off!" at The Theater Project


Four actors play eight characters in twelve monologues showing the faces of eldercare: the families, the caregivers, the cared for, and the neglected. Finishing It Off! by Mary Jane Walsh, is being presented by The Theater Project at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood from July 7-17. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos at a dress rehearsal.

published on 07/07/2022

PHOTOS from "American Idiot" at Asbury Park Theater Company


The newly formed Asbury Park Theater Company (APTCo) is presenting Green Day’s American Idiot, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, as the company's debut production. The first weekend of performances took place July 1-3 and photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.  The production returns July 8-10 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and on Sundays at 5:00pm at the Kingsley Theater located inside The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.

published on 07/04/2022

PHOTOS from "Oliver!" at Kelsey Theatre


(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Yardley Players will present Oliver! across two weekends (July 8-10, 15-17) at the Kelsey Theatre located on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor.  A perennial favorite, this three-time Tony Award-winning musical appeals to the emotions with its drama, and through its spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “I'd Do Anything” and “Where is Love.” Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos during a dress rehearsal.

published on 07/02/2022

PHOTOS from Jarrod Spector at Axelrod PAC


(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.

published on 06/26/2022

PHOTOS from Empanada Festival in Clifton


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.

published on 06/26/2022

PHOTOS from "A Monkey and Me: Stories I Never Told My Mother" at AxelrodPAC


(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.

published on 06/23/2022

PHOTOS from "La Cage Aux Folles" at Music Mountain Theatre


(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is currently presenting La Cage Aux Folles across a three-weekend run. It opened on June 17th and runs through July 3rd. Photographer John Posada was there one night to take photos.  La Cage Aux Folles is based on the hit French farce that also inspired Hollywood’s The Birdcage, the musical features the humor of Harvey Fierstein and a musical score by Jerry Herman. The show was the winner of six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and also a two-time winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Songs include “The Best of Times,” “Song in the Sand” and “I Am What I Am.” 

published on 06/20/2022

PHOTOS from "Cobb" at The Lord Stirling Theater Company


(BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- The Lord Stirling Theater Company presents "Cobb" in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center weekends from June 17-26. The play by Lee Blessing examines the character of controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb at three different stages of his life. Photographer John Posada took photos of the play during a dress rehearsal.

published on 06/16/2022

PHOTOS from "The Pin-Up Girls" at NJ Rep


(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is currently presenting The Pin-Up Girls: A Musical Love Letter now through July 10th.  This is a new musical by James Hindman and Jeffrey Lodin, starring Sara Glancy, Brittany Jeffery, AJ Melnick, and Pheonix Vaughn. From The Andrews Sisters to Beyoncé! From World War One to Afghanistan. The Pin-Up Girls sing a cavalcade of hits inspired by real letters home from our troops overseas! Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos during a preview performance.

published on 06/09/2022

PHOTOS from "Grease" at AxelrodPAC


(OCEAN, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is presenting the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical's Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos during a dress rehearsal of the show.

published on 06/03/2022

Photos from "The Addams Family" at Axelrod PAC


The Academy Players are performing their second musical The Addams Family at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Ocean Township, over two weekends, May 7-15, 2022. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos from the opening night performance.

published on 05/09/2022

Photos from Remember Jones performing Bat Out Of Hell Live at Axelrod PAC


Remember Jones celebrated the sound of Meat Loaf and the music of Jim Steinman with three performances of Bat Out of Hell Live at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center from April 29 to May 1. Remember Jones performed the entire classic album from 1977 and more with a 16-piece band and special guests that include Max Weinberg and Adam Weiner (Low Cut Connie). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 05/04/2022

PHOTOS from Rodrigo y Gabriela at NJPAC


Rodrigo y Gabriela, the metal-loving duo from Mexico City inspired by both flamenco and hard rock, performed at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, April 15, 2022 and photographer John Posada was on hand to get some shots.

published on 04/18/2022

Photos from George Clinton at NJPAC


New Jersey's own George Clinton - the "Godfather of Funk" returned to the Garden State on March 18th for a performance at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Parliament-Funkadelic and a celebration of his 80th birthday. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some shots.

published on 03/19/2022

Photos From Light of Day WinterFest 2022


Light of Day WinterFest 2022 took place in March after being postponed in January due to Covid. The shows use music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime. There are few opportunities to see as many musicians play in the area as with the annual LOD shows and photographer John Posada wanted to convey that with these photos. 

published on 03/18/2022

PHOTOS from "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod PAC

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) presented "The Nutcracker Rocks" at Axelrod Performing Arts Center from December 11-19 and photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos of the show.This contemporary adaptation of the ballet was conceived by AXCBT Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik. Based on Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, “The Nutcracker Rocks,” includes a revamped rock score by The Gaslight Anthem's Alex Levine and Alex Rosamilia.

published on 12/20/2021

PHOTOS: The Wag's Christmas Spectacular at The Strand

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Wag headlined a theater for the first time on Saturday, December 11, 2021 when they presented their Christmas Spectacular at The Strand Theater in Lakewood. The night featured Christmas songs from around the world, dancing, and comedy sketches. Photographer John Posada was on hand to cover the show.

published on 12/18/2021

Photos From The Motor City Revue in Asbury Park

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presented the Vogel Summer Concert Series at Bell Works in Holmdel and at the newly restored Arthur Pryor Bandshell on the Asbury Park Boardwalk this year. On Wednesday, August 25, they hosted a concert by The Motor City Revue in Asbury Park.  They are a Jersey Shore 13-piece Motown tribute band that plays popular and rare Motown and Stax hits. Photographer John Posada was on hand to cover the show.

published on 08/30/2021

Photos From Williams Honor At Seaside Heights

(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ) -- Williams Honor is a band that bridges the gap between rock and roll and country, while being part of both the Nashville and Asbury Park music scenes. They've coined the term "Jersey Country" to describe their music. The band performed on the Seaside Heights Band Stage on August 20th and photographer John Posada was on hand to capture the show.

published on 08/25/2021

Photos from BobFest 2021

(RED BANK, NJ) -- BobFest, the annual tribute to Bob Dylan presented by Pat Guadagno, returned to Red Bank for two shows on May 23rd to celebrate the legendary artist's 80th birthday. The annual tribute missed last year due to the pandemic, but returned with performances in the new Vogel Theatre.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to cover the event.  

published on 05/28/2021

2019 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival took place on Saturday, August 17 from noon until 10:00pm. This year’s concert paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the world’s greatest jazz radio station WBGO and to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to cover the event.  We’ve got a pair of videos from festival performances and a photo slideshow from throughout the day. 

published on 09/24/2019

PHOTOS from NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — The New Jersey City University Center for the Arts presented the 7th Annual NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert on September 6 on the J. Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place, in Jersey City. Conducted by Professor Emeritus Richard Lowenthal, this oncert featured trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Allan Harris and Antoinette Montague. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.

published on 09/10/2019

Light of Day Winterfest 2018 Photos

Light of Day Concerts were held throughout Asbury Park in January and photographer John Posada was on hand to shoot many of them.  We gathered about 40 of his photos for a slideshow gallery across two pages in New Jersey Stage magazine.

published on 01/24/2018

2017 Warped Tour Photos

The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995.  In July, the tour made its regular stops in Holmdel and Camden.  John Posada was at the PNC Bank Arts Center show. Here are his pics.

published on 07/23/2017

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