Sunday, August 25, 2019

NJFO Single Tickerts now on sale for 2019/2020 Season

Spectacular Events.....Sensational Celebrations
Join us for our new 2019-2020 season.
Single tickets now available... or save up to 20% with one of our special discount packages!
A message from Music Director David Wroe

Dear Good Friends and Newcomers, 

Programming for today's audience is never an easy task.  Attempting to please everyone all the time usually falls short as our audience is made up, inevitably, of opposing tastes. The Festival Orchestra finds common ground with disparate repertoire centered around a tangible theme.

What unites our opening concert of Johann Strauss' Waltzes, Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme? The irresistible dance rhythms!

What could our two highlighted operas - Wagner's Die Walkure and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci - possibly have in common? Forbidden love!

We have the diversity of Broadway Through The Ages on New Year's Eve, and our season finale is a "Russian Fest" with contrasting formats wrapped in that lush, sensuous sound world.
This season is about the attraction of opposites.... come and meet your artistic "other half!"
I look forward to seeing you at the concerts.

Sincerely yours,

David Wroe
Jiapeng Nie
David Wroe conductor
Jiapeng Nie cello
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

J. STRAUSS Emperor Waltz
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
R.STRAUSS   Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

The waltz - that outrageous and intoxicating dance that forced 19th century fathers to lock up their daughters - made a super star of Johann Strauss and captured the imagination of generations. See how these master composers, and special guest Jiapeng Nie, handle the 3-beat phenomenon!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7pm       
First United Methodist Church, Westfield, NJ,

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm         
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Barry Banks
Featuring Met. Opera's Barry Banks and Friends
David Wroe conductor
The Three Holiday Tenors
Holiday Choruses
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Encore! Three award-winning tenors join NJFO to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday season. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm     
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 pm    
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert
David Wroe conductor
Maria Todaro stage manager
International Guest Soloists
New Jersey Festival Orchestra 

WAGNER  Die Walkure Act 1

Two operatic legends come together for the first time as Wagner’s monumental drama meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present these two magnificent operatic staples - an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7pm      
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3pm       
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Andrew Tyson
David Wroe  conductor
Andrew Tyson  piano
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

SMETANA "The Moldau" from Má Vlast
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2

The Slavic influence in music, whether full-blooded Russian or Central European in nature, has captivated audiences with its brooding, vivid, romanticism. From the roaring Moldau River to the seductive mystique of Scheherazade herself, Slavic music lends itself to stories, simply because it is so evocative. Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson joins NJFO to present the thrilling centerpiece of the program: Rachmaninoff’s epic Concerto No. 2., surely one of the most powerful works in the entire piano repertoire. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7pm    
First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Sunday May 31, 2020 at 3pm       
The Concert Hall, Drew University, Madison, NJ

Tickets start at only $30 (students $15)
Save up to 20% with one of our NJFO discount packages

David Wroe conductor
Broadway Guest Vocalists
Dance Theater of Harlem
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

NJFO’s quintessential New Year’s celebration promises a superb revue of Broadway classics in glorious symphonic splendor. Come join the festivities as Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Da'von Doane and friends join Maestro David Wroe and guest Broadway soloists to swing to favorites from America’s Great Songbook.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7pm          
Westfield High School Auditorium, Westfield

Please note: This event is not eligible for inclusion in the season discount ticket packages.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

DLT seeking submissions for one-act plays

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting play submissions for DLT's Winter Holiday One-Act Festival

 The only submission requirement is that the play be thematically based around the winter holiday, and have a run time of approximately 10min to 40min

Please submit your play to with the subject line "Winter Holiday One-act Festival"
Include as a cover page: play title, playwright, number of characters

We will be accepting submissions up to October 15th

*Submissions are non-contractual. Licensing and royalty fees are waived for presented shows in DLT's Winter Holiday One-Act Festival, 2019
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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – Centenary Stage Company, a professional not-for-profit theatre company in residency on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ approximately 50 miles west of NYC, will be holding auditions for its Family Holiday Spectacular Beauty and the Beast! Auditions will be held Saturday, September 14th from 6 to 9PM and Sunday, September 15th from 1 to 5PM in the Lackland Center Dance Studio at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Call backs, if needed, will be on Monday, September 16th from 3 to 6PM. No appointment is necessary. All roles are available. Those attending should bring sheet music and prepare a song appropriate to the material. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioning talent may also be asked to read from the script. Sides will be provided. Also, be prepared to move if a dance call is required. Rehearsals begin September 29th. Performances are from November 29th to December 15th. For more details on Beauty and the Beast, visit or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
                For more information or to get tickets, visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances. The Centenary Stage Company box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.
The 2019-2020 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, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center with Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.            

Holmdel sets 2019/2020 schedule

Holmdel Theatre Company
2019/2020 Season
We are thrilled to finally announce the lineup for our 2019/2020 season!
Little Women the Musical
Little Women the Musical
November 8 - November 24, 2019
By Allan Knee, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Music by Jason Howland
Director TBA
Musical Director Randy Hurst
Based on the classic book penned by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women the Musical follows the four March sisters and their beloved Marmee in Concord, Massachusetts while their father serves in the Union Army at the crux of the Civil War. Nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Little Women the Musical is a heartwarming story of love and family guaranteed to bring laughter, tears, and lift your spirits during this cozy time of year. Announcing auditions SOON!
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
March 13 - March 28, 2020
By Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence
Director Tom Frascatore
Based on the early life of main character Henry David Thoreau, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail follows the events leading up to the night Thoreau spent in a Concord, Massachusetts jail after refusing to pay a poll tax which he thought would pay for a war he opposed. Speaking to today's concerns, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a story of trying times, civil disobedience, unwanted war, and man vs. nature.
Ah, Wilderness!
Ah, Wilderness!
July 10 - July 26, 2020
By Eugene O'Neill
Director Kirk White
It is the Fourth of July in a small town in Connecticut, and high school Valedictorian Richard Miller is in the throws of his romantic woes. Facing disapproval at home and on the outs with his girl, Richard drowns his sorrows and sets out on a drunken bender, with hilarity hot on his heels. A feel-good, coming-of-age comedy, Ah, Wilderness! is a sentimental tale of a young man's trials, tribulations, and indiscretions in turn-of-the-century America.
2019/2020 Season Subscription
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