Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jersey Arts: 2013 People's Choice Awards to NJPAC, Paper Mill and Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

Since the arts are a vital part of New Jersey tourism, it was only natural that Art Pride New Jersey issued its 5th Annual People's Choice Awards during the 2013 New Jersey Conference on Tourism.
Held at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.Out of the nearly 7,000 votes cast, the winners in the theater category were:

Favorite Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center serves as a model for programming, audience diversity, education initiatives, and as a catalyst in returning nightlife and economic activity to its hometown of Newark, NJ. NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing national and international touring artists in both its Prudential Hall (2750 seats) and Victoria Theater (514 seats).

Favorite Theater to See a Musical

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn

Paper Mill Playhouse preserves and nurtures the American Musical Theater art form and aspires to be a vital artistic and education center recognized throughout the region. Paper Mill is committed to rediscovering and re-imagining classic musicals and plays, developing new musicals, training young and emerging artists, and ensuring that the theater is accessible to all.     

Favorite Theater to See a Play
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival) is one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, serving 100,000 adults and children annually. STNJ is dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks and, through its productions and education programs, strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

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