Saturday, September 21, 2019

New Theater Officially Opened at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge

Congratulations to the multi-talented (actor, director & producer) Scott Hart.....Scott will be managing the impressive (and gorgeous) Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge. More details of the opening to follow. Also visit

Fellowship Cultural Arts Center is located on the campus of Fellowship Village, a premier Life Plan Community, at 8000 Fellowship Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

"Our state-of-the-art theater, lighting, sound and acoustics were all professionally designed by Fisher Dachs Associates, KDA Architects and K2, renown performing arts and acoustic experts. Along with help from our resident Fellowship theater troupe, The Village Players and Trilogy Repertory, our Theater Company in Residence."

Here are a few pictures of the multi-purpose facility named for Mitchell and Ann Sieminski (photos supplied by Scott Hart).

Theater exterior
The Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater
Ribbon cutting-Naming ceremony MORE TO FOLLOW

Theater seating  Raised section folds into the wall!


Scott and Lynn Hart at TONY awards

VIP seating or orchestra pit area  (floor can be  lowered!)

Lobby posters of future events

Rehearsal room-carpet can be rolled up

One of two dressing rooms
Green room

Kleban Winner KAIT KERRIGAN and Broadway's MARLAINA POWELL Join Luna Stage Faculty

Kleban Winner KAIT KERRIGAN and
Join Luna Stage Faculty
Kait Kerrigan, winner of the Jonathan Larson Fellowship and the Ed Kleban Award for the most promising musical book writer in Americawill teach Playwriting: FIRST DRAFT, an eight-week class taking students through the journey from blank page to finished draft of a new play. The class is for newer writers as well as professional playwrights working on a new project.
Marlaina Powell, featured in Broadway'sThe Lion King and Smokey Joe’s Café, will launch Luna’s Musical Theatre for Adults program, which will focus on vocal technique and character-based song interpretation of Broadway and pop/rock repertoire in a warm and welcoming environment for performers of all experience levels. Powell will also teach Musical Theatre classes for young performers. 
Click here for more info on classes for kids, teens and adults

Susan Hyon's 

Soo Jin Pretty Nail (and more!) 

Opens Saturday

September 21-October 7
Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, Mondays at 7pm

Full Season Pass
Last Chance to get six new plays for only $155!
fierce  funny  heartfelt  human
vibrant new plays

'The Lucky Ones' next at Dreamcatcher Rep

The Lucky Ones
by Lia Romeo
Directed by Betsy True
September 26- October 13, 2019


Tickets $39 | Seniors $35 | Students $25
Buy online:
Use code ROMEO to get $4 off
Vanessa and Janie are best friends... until a devastating diagnosis forces them to consider what that friendship means and how much it matters. An exploration of aging, mortality, and the value and complexity of female friendship.
Girls' Night Out September 26th
6:30 • Join us for networking and buffet dinner with wine
and shopping.  
Jojo's Bag's & Things
Scooch A Mi
Laurie Gaulke Independent Mary Kay Consultant
Sweet Success Gift Baskets

Music by DJ Paul R. Fessock World of Rock

8:00 • Showtime! 

9:30 • Immediately following the show join us for a talkback with the creative team: director Betsy True and playwright, Lia Romeo.
Use the link below to purchase your $45 ticket.
ON PURCHASE PAGE WHERE IT SAYS "Enter a Password or Discount Code" USE GNO.
Buy early to guarantee a seat. 

You do NOT have to be a member of any women's groups coming to attend this event. Come and network with a whole bunch of new women! If your women's group (of any size) would like to attend as a group, we will be happy to add you to the group list.

Vendors will be givng a percentage of proceeds to Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Cancer Hope Network benefit October 6th matinée
The play’s October 6 2:00 matinee will be a benefit for the Cancer Hope Network.
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional peer support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. CHN’s volunteers offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery. Cancer Hope Network serves cancer patients in the United States and Canada.
A portion of all tickets sold for the October 6 performance will be donated to Cancer Hope Network, and several survival volunteers will take part in the post-matinee talkback, along with the creative team of the production.
The Lucky Ones Showtimes


Thursday, September 26: 8pm
Friday, September 27: 8pm
Saturday, September 28: 8pm
Sunday, September 29: 2pm

Friday, October 4: 8pm
Saturday, October 5: 8pm
Sunday, October 6: 2pm

Friday, October 11: 8pm
Saturday, October 12: 8pm
Sunday, October 13: 2pm

September 26
Preview performance, all seats $25
Girls' Night Out: refreshments, show and talkback $45
September 27
Opening night, post-show reception
September 29
Senior Sunday, all senior tickets $25
Free post-show talkback
October 6
Benefit for Cancer Hope Network and
post-show talkback
Imaginary Places Show by Cyn Bird
Reception September 28, 6-8pm
The connection I have with nature and the spirit of place is both the subject of and the catalyst for my work. I explore the physical and emotional experience of real and imaginary places. 
There are energetic impressions of past activity that occur at any location, whether human-made or natural. This affects our awareness of the site, and when we interact with it, we leave something of ourselves for others to experience.
—Cyn Bird

DRT Season Passes now available!
3-Show & 7-Show Season Passes Now Available
Love our shows? Want to continue supporting quality, local and intimate professional theater? Why not get a season ticket to Dreamcatcher and celebrate with us all year long?
To read more and purchase click link below.
For more information visit our website.
 Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Oakes Center * 120 Morris Avenue *  Summit, NJ 07901
Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654

UCPAC Presents Comedian Steve Treviño

Union County Performing Arts Center presents comedian Steve Treviño on Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 p.m. at the Main Stage in Rahway, NJ.

Steve Treviño is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest comics and the new voice for the 21st century Mexican American. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South Texas town to living his dream in Hollywood, has infused Treviño’s comedy with a “TEX-MEX” sensibility, yet as a performer he has a uniquely American voice that transcends anything about ethnicity, making him universally relatable. Outside of being a national headliner, Treviño has made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and BET Comic View, among others. 

In his latest special, Til Death, Steve Treviño gives a bitingly honest take on the day-to-day joy of marriage, kids, and living life with your best friend. 

The Union County Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage is located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, NJ.

Tickets, starting at $20.00, can be purchased at, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 732.499.8226. The Box Office can be reached via email at

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL kicks off The Growing Stage’s 38th Season!

The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong opens its 38th season with Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL.  Running October 4th through the 20th with performances Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 PM, Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL features a book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin with direction by Stephen L. Fredericks, TGS’s Executive Director, choreography by Jillian Petrie and musical direction by Stephen Fox.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL introduces us to Matilda, a little girl with an astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL features the talents of four professional equity performers in the cast: Nikole Rizzo (The Wizard of OZ) of Netcong, NJ, as Mrs. Wormwood; Dennis Connors (Disney’s Beauty And The Beastl) of Maplewood, NJ, as Mr. Wormwood; Davis Cameron Lemley (Curious George: The Golden Meatball) of Cedar Grove, NJ, as Rudolpho and Sean Quigley (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast) of Lodi, NJ, as Miss Trunchbull.  Rounding out the cast are 10 performers (adults and young people) from all across the state including Violet Caruso of Long Valley, NJ as Matilda.

Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for children.  To purchase tickets, please visit or call (973) 347-4946.  Group rates and Season Membership Plans are still available. 

Sensory Friendly Performance – On October 20th at 4PM, The Growing Stage will present a sensory friendly performance of Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL.  At this performance, see the full production in a safe, supportive environment.

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Growing Stage’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.