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Monday, September 24, 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Continues at BBPAC


Teaneck, NJ – September 24, 2018: Following a stellar second season of professional theater and the inaugural summer of Shakespeare in the Park, Black Box Studios kicks off its third season with Dale Wasserman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, from the novel by Ken Kesey and presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, inc.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest opened at the Black Box Performing Arts Center on September 20. Check out photos from the first weekend:

Photos courtesy of Alaya Lynae

Matt Okin directs the play as you’ve never seen it before, with Allison Falkenstern as Assistant Director. The show features the talents of Julian Faust, Jake Geary, Matt Kiesling, Sebastian LaPointe, Stephan Marcellus, Samantha Quiles, Oscar Selby, Sarah Spring, and Laurence Wallace, along with Black Box Repertory members Allison Falkenstern, Jason Felix, Michael Gardiner, Samuel Hapner-Goldman, and Larissa Terese. Larissa Terese also serves as Production Stage Manager, with Samantha Quiles as Assistant Stage Manager, and Nimon Ibrahimaj and Samuel Hapner-Goldman as Technical Directors.

Heralded as "One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving play of recent times," (WPIX TV), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows criminal Randle P. McMurphy to a mental institution as he hopes to receive a lighter treatment than he would in prison. While institutionalized,  he clashes with the Head Nurse Ratched, befriends the presumed deaf and dumb Chief Bromden, and meets a whole host of other “crazy” characters.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest continues at BBPAC Thursday-Sunday until October 7.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest plays the following performance schedule:

Thursday 9/27 at 8pm

Friday 9/28 at 8pm

Saturday 9/29 at 8pm

Sunday 9/30 at 2pm and 8pm

Thursday 10/4 at 8pm

Friday 10/5 at 8pm

Saturday 10/6 at 8pm

Sunday 10/7 at 2pm and 8pm

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Please visit www.BlackBoxPAC.com for more info!

Auditions: Dancers this Saturday! Register today!


Dance Auditions for our upcoming Fall 2018 Production of

Menotti's AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1 - 2 pm: 

We are seeking Dancers who sing for "Shepherds Dance" in Amahl and the Night Visitors. BOTH male and female dancers ages 14-25 are preferred. Wear clothes you are able to move/dance in. Please prepare short song [in English] that shows your range. (This audition has been rescheduled from September 7th).


Favorable consideration will be made to New Jersey residents and those with adequate transportation.

Auditions are open to REGISTERED dancers only

Please contact info@LONJ.org
to register for the above date, and include your head-shot, resume and home town.

Auditions will be held

at
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
140 S Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Accompanist will be provided.

Performances and Rehearsals will be in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Performance Dates:
AMAHL November 30 and December 1, 2018

For further information about audition requirements and roles, click on the "Learn More" button below.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

“Barnum” next week only at Skyline Theatre Company

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Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County’s most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn, presents “Barnum” from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, only.

The biographical musical of showman P.T. Barnum – recently depicted in the popular 2017 musical film ‘The Greatest Showman’ starring Hugh Jackman – was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1980, in which Jim Dale won for Best Performance by a Leading Actor and Glenn Close received her first of four Tony Nominations.

Skyline Theatre Company’s professional theatrical production will be presented Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 30 at 2:00pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn. The show is directed by Skyline Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Sam Scalamoni.

With music by Cy Coleman, a book by Mark Bramble, and lyrics by Michael Stewart, “Barnum” tells the story of 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, his wife Charity, and of many of his circus star performers including Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and Jumbo the Elephant.

Chris Collins-Pisano is PT Barnum at Skyline Sept 28-30Professional actor Chris Collins-Pisano portrays P.T. Barnum in his Skyline debut. Most recently starring as Jimmy in Gateway Playhouse’s production of ‘Flashdance,’ Chris spent most of this past year Off-Broadway in ‘Friends! The Musical Parody.’ “Barnum” is choreographed by Skyline Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director Michael Whitney.

Individual tickets prices range from $20 to $29 and are on sale through Skyline’s online box office at SkylineTheatreCompany.org and its in-person box office at 800-474-1299. For ticket reservations or for more information about Skyline go to skylinetheatrecompany.org. All performances take place at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center in Fair Lawn, NJ. More information is also available via our social media platforms on Facebook at SkylineTheatreCo and on Twitter @SkylineBergen.

The remainder of Skyline Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season features the world premiere of “Singin’ the Holidays” in December 2018 and “Lombardi” in May 2019.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pirira next at Luna Stage in West Orange


October 4 - 28

Thursdays, 7:30PM | Fridays & Saturdays, 8PM | Sundays, 3PM

By J.Stephen Brantley
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Winner: New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere of a Play

As the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them, American aid workers, Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO. Half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist. This powerful new play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Please note: Due to the immersive nature of this performance, there will be no late seating.

The Friends of NJFO Overture Party the Sunday

Please join us for a Craft Beer Tasting & BBQ Fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the 36th season of NJ Festival Orchestra.

Local Craft Beer from Lions Roar Brewing Co.

Delicious BBQ food from Westfield Caterer, Maggie Cooks

50/50 raffle | Wine auction

Live music by Watson

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 5PM

241 E. Dudley Avenue, Westfield

$50 in advance | $60 at door

All proceeds to benefit New Jersey Festival Orchestra

and NJFO outreach programs


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Little Shop Of Horrors next at Exit 82 Theatre

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop of Horrors was one of the longest running Off-Broadway productions, and for good reason! You will be sure to enjoy this tongue and cheek musical. ​
Playing:
Friday, October 12th 8pm
Saturday, October 13th 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 14th 2pm
Friday, October 19th 8pm
Saturday, October 20th 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 21st 2pm
Thursday, October 25th 7pm
Friday, October 26th 8pm
Saturday, October 27th 8pm
Sunday, October 28th 2pm

Sponsored by Narcissus Florals!

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Spots still available for our CAPAA Master Class Series!

The Master Class: Audition Prep with Ryan Everett Wood is a 3-part series to prepare students for musical theatre and acting auditions. Students will receive one professionally retouched headshot and up to 50 untouched headshots by Rebel Darling Studio, resume review and guidance, and participation in mock auditions with feedback from the instructor.
Class is held on Saturday mornings:
October 6, 2018: 10am - 11:30am
October 13, 2018: headshots by appointment
October 20, 2018: 10am - 11:30am

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The Exit 82 Studio Theater is located at 73 Main Street in downtown Toms River. Parking is available on the street (free after 6pm) and in the free, public lots located on either Irons Street or Hyers Street.

Exit 82 Studio Theater
73 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Exit 82 Rehearsal Studio
34 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Valid for all performances through September 23 with discount code "WTNJ".
Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of the basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. Recipient of a 2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange Commission.
Web & phone orders only; not combinable with other offers.
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Improv Comedy Classes for Adults & Teens at Dreamcatcher

Fall Improv Classes Starting Soon

2018-2019 Improv Comedy Classes for Adults & Teens

Fall Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, October 6 - November 10, 2018 (6 weeks)
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Dave Maulbeck)
Winter Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, January 19 - February 23, 2019 (6 weeks)
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
242074980.336.255LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)

Check out the website for the entire year's schedule!

https://www.dreamcatcherrep.org/2018-2019-improv-classes

Or simply register now!

http://www.dreamcatcherrep.org/class-registration

     Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Oakes Center  *  120 Morris Avenue  *  Summit, NJ 07901

Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654

www.dreamcatcherrep.org

Friday, September 21, 2018

Centenary Stage Company opens season with Bram Stoker’s Dracula


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A potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel that is strongly faithful to the original, Centenary Stage Company opens the 2018 – 19 main stage theatrical season with Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey. The production opens October 12 and runs through October 28 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The cast features many returning Centenary Stage Company favorites, as well as, introduces several new faces to CSC audiences.

carlThe cast is led by Centenary Stage Company Artistic Director Carl Wallnau as Dr. Van Helsing (photo).  Wallnau’s recent acting credits include Dr. Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Mr. Mayhew in Witness for the Prosecution (Bristol Riverside). He has worked at numerous regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, The Arden Theatre, Second Stage (NYC), The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, and Orlando Shakespeare Company among many others including the first National Tour of Titanic. He has directed numerous productions at CSC including world, American and New Jersey premieres and has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of Springtime for Henry, Ladies Man and Quartermaine’s Terms among others. In addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, Mr. Wallnau serves as Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Communications and Fine Arts Department for Centenary University.

Returning to Centenary Stage Company as Reinfield is Gary Littman. CSC audiences will remember Littman from his turn as Jonathan Waxman in the CSC production of Poetry of Pizza. Littman’s other credits include extensive work in film, television and both NYC and regional Theatre. Film/Television work includes HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Show Me a Hero, as well as, work on STARZ Power and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Off-Broadway credits include work at The York Theatre, The Davenport Theatre and Jewish Repertory among many others. Regionally Mr. Littman has worked at such theaters including Portland Stage, Bickford Theatre, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse and many others.

chris youngCentenary Stage Company’s own Christopher John Young (photo) joins the cast as Jonathan Harker. CSC audiences will remember Young from such productions as Harvey, The Learned Ladies, The Nether, Start Down and The Liar. Additionally, Young spent two summer seasons as a company actor with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA and one season as a resident actor at the Oxford Shakespeare Festival in Oxford, MS. Other work includes productions with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, 12 Miles West, Alliance Repertory Theatre and Vampire Cowboys (NYC). Recent film credits include; My Dad and Bob Todd, Hunter’s Weekend, Hotel (winner Best Actor, Atlantic City Cinefest and streaming on Amazon Prime), Jess Archer Versus (streaming on Amazon Prime) and Star Crossed Lovers.

Fresh off of last season’s critically acclaimed Hitler’s Tasters, Emaline Williams joins the cast as Mina Harker. Recent credits include work at The Bickford Theatre, The Growing Stage, Alliance Repertory Theatre, Vampire Cowboys (NYC) and a summer season as a company actor with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA. Recent film credits include; Some Space, A Thousand Words, Hunter’s Weekend, Hotel (streaming on Amazon Prime), Jess Archer Versus (streaming on Amazon Prime) and Star Crossed Lovers.

Also returning to Centenary Stage Company as Dr. Seward is Nicholas Wilder. Centenary Stage Company audiences will remember Wilder from the 2016 production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (Professor Moriarty). Other credits include work at The Pearl Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse and many others.

New to Centenary Stage Company and taking on the title role of Dracula is Marc LeVasseur. LeVasseur’s extensive credits include work in film, television, as well as, on New York and regional stages. Film and television work includes work on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU, Comedy Central and Discovery. Off-Broadway work includes productions with the Metropolitan Playhouse, Red Bull Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, the Flea Theatre and TACT Saloon Series among others. Regional work includes work at Titan Theatre Company, Queens Theatre, Lantern Theatre, Peoples Light, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Peterborough Players and Aquila Theatre Company.

Peter Kendall and Haley Barna also join the principle cast as Arthur Holmwood and Lucy Westenra respectively. Both are new comers to the CSC stage. Kendall’s work includes film/television with regional theatre credits including, the Bickford Theatre, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Alliance Repertory Theatre, The Theatre Project and Shakespeare in the Valley. Barna is a recent graduate of Hofstra University holding a BFA in Theatre Performance. The ensemble cast is led by Charlotte Harvey as Mrs. Westenra and David H. Littleton as Coachman/Swales/Reporter et. El. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Ally Borgstrom, Kathryn Pedersen and Centenary University students Nick Bettens, Joseph Anselmo, Brianna Morris, and Julia Stibich.

The creative team behind Charles Morey’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula includes playwright and director Charles Morey, scenic designer Tim Golebiewski, lighting designer Ed Matthews, costume/make-up designer Ashleigh Poteat, sound/projection designer Chet Miller, special FX/fight choreographer Stephen Davis, dialect coach Julie Foh, stage manager Danielle Constance and company manager Sonya Thiel.

Tickets for Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey range from $25.00 to $29.50 for adults and vary by performance date. Performances will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on the campus of Centenary University. Performances are Fridays, October 12, 19 and 26 at 8PM; Saturdays, October 13, 20 and 27 at 8PM; Sundays, October 14, 21 and 28 at 2PM; Thursdays, October 18 and 25 at 7:30PM and Wednesdays, October 17 and 24 at 2PM. Thursday evening performances are a Buy One/Get One Rush Ticket Special when purchased in person at the Centenary Stage Company box office beginning at 5:30PM. BOGO offer not valid for advance ticket sales. Wednesday matinee performances CSC offers a buffet matinee for groups of 25 or more. Centenary Stage Company also offers discounted rates for groups, students, alumni, faculty and staff. Call the Centenary Stage Company box office directly for more information.

For tickets or more information visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Powerful Drama ‘Parade’ at Old Library Theatre

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Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, proudly presents PARADE. Six performances only: October 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00pm and October 14 & 21 at 2:00pm.
Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Directed by Amy Calzone. Music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. Produced by Julie Galorenzo and Brendan Joel Bartlett.

PARADE tells the story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913, who is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Starring Scott Baird, Danielle Meola Valencia, Paul White, Jayden Declet, John Zisa, Frank Norek, Ryan Fogler, Shane Long, Greg Paradis, Anthony Wills, Fia Fusco, Sarah Lepre, Prema Maringanti, Fallon Goskowski, Rashad Davis, Rebecca Dolan, Nell White, Aaron Noriega, John Villa, Kenny Lee, Jackie Leibowitz, Matthew Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wallace, Alyssa Balderama, Allyson Cabreza, Paige Marian, Lawrence Laurente, and Eileen Karlson White.
Tickets are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (60+), and $12 for Children Under 12. Tickets are available for purchase online (https://www.onthestage.com/show/old-library-theatre/parade-2594), or to reserve by calling (973) OLT-4420

Holmdel Caberet Gala October First

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Comedy ‘Run From Your Wife’ at Huntington Hills Playhouse

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Be sure to catch the WORLD PREMIER of the American Version of “Run For Your Wife,” onstage now until October 18, 2018, at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. This hilarious, world-famous farce by Ray Cooney revolves around a day in the life of hapless but lovable John Smith, a metro area taxi driver. Smith has two lives, complete with two very different wives, Mary and Barbara, and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. He manages to keep the sham alive without arousing suspicion because of his astonishing ability to adhere to exacting timetables. But on the day the play takes place, he gets caught up in a mugging which knocks his schedule askew by a couple of hours, leading to the brakes suddenly being applied on his slippery lifestyle. Add two ambitious detectives, a few helpful neighbors and an overeager reporter to the mix and you have a hilarious case of mistaken identity, sexual innuendo, and fast moving, side splitting comedy that aptly serves its purpose to entertain the audience from start to finish.

The brilliant cast includes Dario Caudana as John Smith. The two wives, Mary and Barbara, are played by Anna Laura Strider and Katie Leonard respectively. Greg Schweers plays Detective Porter, Joseph Ferraro plays the Newspaper Reporter, and the two neighbors are played by Patrick May as Stanley Gardner and Greg Driscoll as Bobby Franklin.

Onstage from September 6 – October 18, 2018 Matinee shows: Monday thru Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Saturday Evening show: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sunday Afternoon show: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

16422585_1311276568938338_1436879434182145945_oThe Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

88 Route 173 West

Hampton, NJ 08827

908-730-8007

www.hhplayhouse.com

Premiere Stages to Present World Premiere of Liberty Live Commission Black Tom Island (October 11-21)

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UNION, N.J. – Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Martin Casella’s Black Tom Island October 11-21 at Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). Originally commissioned over a two-year cycle through Premiere’s Liberty Live Commission, Black Tom Island will feature actors Damian Buzzerio, Mason Hensley, Jenna Krasowski and Bart Shatto. Producing artistic director John J. Wooten directs.

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack. The play is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Liberty Live Commission, a unique partnership between Premiere Stages and Liberty Hall Museum that supports the development of new plays that explore the rich and complex history of New Jersey. Over the course of two years, Garden State playwrights are given dramaturgical and artistic support, along with a $1,000 commission, to create an original play to be staged at Liberty Hall’s historic 1882 Carriage House. Past commissions have included plays by Deborah Brevoort, James Christy, and E. M. Lewis, showcasing New Jersey history from the American Revolution to the eve of World War II.

Martin Casella_color_1MBPlaywright Martin Casella is an actor and writer perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Marty Casey in the 1982 classic, Poltergeist. He served as director Steven Spielberg’s assistant on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and his writing for film and television includes projects for HBO, CBS, ABC, Disney, Universal, and Warner Brothers. Mr. Casella’s plays include The Report, Beautiful Dreamer, and the GLAAD-nominated The Irish Curse, published by Samuel French. He recently completed the teleplay for the film The Land of Sometimes, starring Ewan McGregor and Helena Bonham Carter.

As the founder and producing artistic director of Premiere Stages, John J. Wooten has developed and directed numerous new plays, including The Beautiful Dark, The Good Counselor and Follow Me to Nellie’s, all of which were honored by the American Theatre Critics Association. Earlier this season, Mr. Wooten directed the critically acclaimed premiere of Craig Garcia’s Linger, winner of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival.

“While the attack on Black Tom Island happened 100 years ago, the play’s subject matter is surprisingly topical,” stated Mr. Wooten. “And what makes Marty’s study of an immigrant couple’s acclimation to America all the more fascinating is that it is based on a true story, and is effectively dramatized against the backdrop of a lost New Jersey island.”

The accomplished cast includes Damian Buzzerio, previously seen at Premiere in By the Water, Sharyn Rothstein’s moving play about a family impacted by Hurricane Sandy; Mason Hensley, whose distinguished regional credits include the Sunset Theatre, North Carolina Symphony and Lincoln Center Education; Jenna Krasowski, whose recent projects include ms estrada at the Flea Theater and Across the Park with the Araca Group; and Bart Shatto, recently seen on Broadway in the Tony-nominated War Paint opposite two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone.

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September 20 - 27

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Pamela's First Musical

Reg. $40 NOW $30!

Two River Theater
With a combined total of more than 20 Tony Award nominations and 6 wins, the team behind Pamela’s First Musical is bringing the theatrical event of the season to Two River Theater! It’s Pamela’s birthday and, to celebrate, her eccentric and fabulous Aunt Louise is taking her to the big city to experience her very first Broadway musical!
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Heisenberg

Reg. $49 NOW $25!

Alliance Repertory Theatre Company
New Jersey Premiere
A charming story by Simon Stephens of two strangers, connecting at a crowded London train station. Georgie plants a kiss on Alex, a much older man. Thus begins a life-affirming mating dance between two  dissimilar people that will change both their lives forever.
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Buried Child

Reg. $50 NOW $24!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
This Pulitzer-Prize winning modern American classic marks the first time TSTNJ will present a play by Sam Shepard, who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child, is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong.
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Brick City

Reg. $30 NOW $22.50!

Premiere Stages at Kean University
2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange Commission
Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of the basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. As Darnell inches dangerously close to throwing away a lucrative college scholarship and Jessie a potential career as an artist, both discover that things aren't always as simple as they may seem.
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Lord Stirling Theater Perform Ken Ludwig’s ‘Treasure Island’ October 5-14

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Basking Ridge, NJ: The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “Treasure Island” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Treasure Island” will open on Friday, October 5, at 7:30PM, with additional performances on October 6 at 7:30PM, October 7 at 2:00PM, October 12 and 13 at 7:30PM, and October 14 at 4:00PM. Tickets are $20 general admission, or $15 for seniors (65 and over), Farmstead Arts members, and students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com or at the door (cash only).

Adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Crazy for You”) from the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Treasure Island” follows the adventures of a boy named Jim Hawkins who comes into possession of a treasure map. At the heart of the story is the relationship between young Jim and the infamous one-legged pirate, Long John Silver. A swashbuckling tale of buccaneers and buried gold, “Treasure Island” is entertainment for audiences of all ages.

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The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s production of “Treasure Island” is directed by Peter Curley of Maplewood. The cast includes: Kacey Hunt of North Plainfield as Jim Hawkins, Bill Ward of Basking Ridge as Long John Silver, Sharon McGuire of Westfield as Squire Trelawney/Job O’Brien, Lisa M. Black of Westfield as Dr. Livesey/Captain Flint, Jack Roberts of Morristown as Captain Smollett/Ben Gunn/Black Dog, Allen Roberts of Maplewood as Billy Bones/Jemmy Rathbone/Beggar/Calico Jack, Maxwell C. Blackriver of Mendham as Blind Pew/Israel Hands, Allan Gershenson of Linden as George Merry, Garry Tamburro of Springfield as Justice Death, Ed McCarty of Bridgewater as Ezekiel Hazard/Reverend Mainwaring, Lara E. Jordan of Woodbridge as Anne Bonny/Mrs. Hawkins, Robert H. Goodwin of Highland Park as Josiah Bland/Mr. Hawkins, and Richard Bull of New Providence as Tom Morgan/Boy/Sailor/Pirate. “Treasure Island” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

“Treasure Island” concludes The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s fifth season at the Farmstead Arts Center, which also featured a production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” in June. Past productions include “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Of Mice and Men” in 2017, “And Then There Were None” and “The Dresser” in 2016, “The Tempest” and “Frankenstein’s Fate” in 2015, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 2014. A dynamic community of creative artists based in Basking Ridge, the group is committed to presenting innovative theater for diverse audiences, through readings and full productions of classical theater and new works, as well as exploring the American experience through compelling productions that illuminate and celebrate our history, culture and literature. The theater group fosters the next generation of theater artists and audiences by providing unique hands-on educational programming and training in all aspects of theater production.

The English Barn Theater is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services please send an e-mail in advance to farmsteadartscenter@gmail.com.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Opera at Florham season opener this Sunday Afternoon

SEASON OPENER THIS SUNDAY Sept 23 at 2pm!

September Song

Afternoon at the Met and Evening on Broadway

Opera at Florham September Song

We are thrilled to have soprano Meryl Dominguez performing with us again at our season opener. Along with Meryl, bass-baritone Eric Delagrange and tenor Matthew White will sing arias from the upcoming season of the Metropolitan Opera - the duet "O soave fanciulla" from La Bohème, "O Isis und Osiris" from Magic Flute, "Sempre libera" from La Traviata and more!

After intermission, pianist Mary Pinto will play cabaret-style piano tunes followed by Meryl, Eric and Matthew performing Broadway melodies that were influenced by the operas, including "Somewhere" from West Side Story, "Someone to Watch Over Me" from Oh, Kay! and "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific.

Narration by music educator Lou Barrella will offer insight into the background of the operas and arias. Full program.

Tickets: General $30, Seniors $25, Groups (10+) $20/person, Students 22 & under $10, FDU Students and Children free. Early Bird Season Subscription (5 musicales for the price of 4) $120 general, $100 senior

MEET THE ARTISTS!

Performers September Song

This concert will be especially wonderful for opera newcomers. They can dip their toes into the music without driving in and buying full tickets to the Met this season. It is a wide sampling of styles and will leave everyone with something to enjoy.

-Meryl Dominguez

I'm very excited to sing my first concert with Opera at Florham! I've only heard great things about Opera at Florham and can't wait to be a part of it. My favorite selection has to be "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific. I'm such a fan of this music. I don't get my feet wet into musical theatre often, so when the opportunity arrives, I really have fun with it!

-Eric Delagrange

2018-2019 SEASON

Sep 23 September Song

Nov 4 Gentlemen of the Opera

Dec 2 Celebrating the Holidays

Apr 14 Springtime Serenade

May 5 Vocal Competition & Musicale Honoring Violetta DuPont



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Elixir of Love

Gentlemen of the Opera

On November 4, our 2nd musicale EXPLODES with emotionally charged male duets from operas like The Elixir of Love, Madame Butterfly, and Carmen.Buy tickets NOW!

Since 1982, OaF has presented world-class musicales and entertained music lovers of all ages in residence at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the beautiful, historic Mansion. Your support helps us to continue building a community among opera lovers.

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285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940

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‘The Revisionist' at NJ REP in Long Branch

The Revisionist

Written and directed by NJ Rep's Artistic Director, SuzAnne Barabas, The Revisionist is a cautionary tale about a charismatic young man, with a pleasant demeanor who manages to coil himself around your heartstrings and then tear them out. Monsters don't look like monsters.

Starring Christopher Daftsios and Michael Irvin Pollard, with original music by Merek Royce Press, The Revisionist will be performed one day only, Saturday, Sept 22 at 8pm.  For tickets call 732-229-3166 or click the button below.

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Christopher Daftsios

West End Arts Center

Michael Irvin Pollard


September 22 at 8pm

Also included in your ticket price are three additional short plays: Clown Alley by Gino DiIorio, All We Want by James McLindon, and Sad Clown and the Circus de Italo by Adriana Palangio.

The 4 plays are followed by a reception with complimentary refreshments, wine and live music. You can also visit the art gallery and photography exhibit.

The West End Festival of the Arts is a fundraiser for New Jersey Repertory Company. We hope you can join us for this special event.

LIFE-WESTEND4-7-6West End Arts Center, 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch. Free on-site parking and entrance off of Sairs Avenue. 732-229-3166  njrep.org

New one-act play by Michael Tucker-one time only at NJ Rep


                                            Michael Tucker

One Day Only!

Whether you were able to catch Fern Hill or not, don't miss the opportunity to see a brand new one-act play by Michael Tucker on Saturday, Sept 22 at 2pm. The play is being presented as part of the West End Festival of the Arts at 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch.

Zazú is a comedy about a side show performer who would like to get out of Oddball Alley and into the Big Top. There is just one little problem.

Directed by Katrin Hilbe, Zazú stars Andy Paterson and Tina Stafford.

For tickets call 732-229-3166 or click the button below.

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                                              Andy Paterson

                                                Tina Stafford


Saturday, Sept 22 at 2pm

Also included in your ticket price are three other short comedies: Oh No! I flew Too Close to the Sun by Rand Higbee, Spontaneous Clownbustion by John Weagly, and Would You Like A Tissue? by Andrew R. Heinze.

The 4 plays are followed by a reception with complimentary refreshments, wine and live music. You can also visit the art gallery and photography exhibit.

The West End Festival of the Arts is a fundraiser for New Jersey Repertory Company. We hope you can join us for this special event.


West End Arts Center

132 West End Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Free on-site parking and entrance off of Sairs Avenue
732-229-3166  njrep.org

NEW JERSEY REPERTORY COMPANY