Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ALLIANCE REP SETS AUDITIONS FOR 2 PLAYS IN SUMMIT

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AUDITIONS NOTICES:

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by A. R. Gurney
David Christopher directs

WHEN: Sunday, September 10th, at 7:30 PM.
WHERE: MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit (Lower Level)

Production dates: November 3 -18, 2017.

A romantic bittersweet tale of lost opportunities and the hope for new beginnings as a middle-aged couple seek to fan the flames of yesteryear and take a second chance on love.

Audition sides can be found on the Alliance Rep website www.alliancerep.org

Roles available:

  • Austin - late 40s - 50s. A conservative banker from Boston, divorced, stuck in a rut
  • Ruth - late 40s - 50s. A woman of the world but stuck in a bad marriage, looking for love
  • Jim, Roy, Dwane, Ted & Walt. This actor must play 5 distinctly different characters, of varying ages, types and dialects

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by Rajiv Joseph
Christine Gaden directs

WHEN: Sunday, September 24th, at 7pm.
WHERE: MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit (Lower Level)

Production dates: February 16 - March 3, 2018.

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen & Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that draw them together.

NJ PREMIERE

Audition sides can be found on the Alliance Rep website www.alliancerep.org

Roles available:

  • Doug - 20s -30s – male
  • Kayleen - 20s - 30s - female

Both actors play ages 8 -38 throughout the show. Versatile, experienced performers sought

THE STROLLERS SET AUSITIONS FOR “COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN” IN MAPLEWOOD

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AUDITION NOTICE:

The Strollers proudly announce auditions for their first main stage show of the season:

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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk
Directed by Wanda Maragni

WHEN: Monday, August 28 at 7pm, Tuesday, August 29 at 7pm. Callbacks: Thursday, August 31 at 7pm
WHERE: The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ

All sides are available on The Strollers website at www.thestrollers.org.

Perfomances: Friday, November 3 at 8pm; Saturday, November 4 at 8pm; Sunday, November 5 at 2pm; Friday, November 10 at 8pm; Saturday, November 11 at 8pm

Characters:
(Note - all characters reside in West Texas, so please be prepared to give us your best "West Texas" accent for auditions.)

  • Juanita - 40-50 (with the ability to transition to herself 20 years younger): owner of the Five & Dime; a simple Texas woman who is guided by her religious convictions.
  • Mona (then) - late teens: naive and deeply romantic; imagines herself as different and better than the small town people she grew up with.
  • Mona - 30s: Fragile; she prefers to live in a dream world and in her memories; has remained in this small town and has changed very little in 20 years.
  • Sissy (then) - late teens; early 20s; a young girl with dreams of getting out of this small town; aware of her sexuality.
  • Sissy - 30s: vivacious and outgoing with a quick wit; she appears to be only concerned about her attractiveness and having a good time, but has unexpected depths.
  • Joe - late teens; sensitive and confused; misunderstood by most except for Mona and Sissy.
  • Joanne - 30s; mysterious visitor with a big secret; sensual; raised in the area, but escaped to live a different kind of life.
  • Stella Mae - 30s; loud and boisterous; she appears to have been one of the success stories of the group, but covers up her regrets and longings.
  • Edna Louise - 30s; pregnant with her 7th child; shy and awkward; simply sweet-natured.

Contact TheMaplewoodStrollers@gmail.com with any questions.

FILL YOUR CALENDAR WITH FUN EVENTS FOR EVERYONE!


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This Week:

Lace Creations

LACE CREATIONS

August 19

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing. Learn more here.

HOMEMADE WATERCOLORS

August 19

Be a scientist AND an artist as you use natural ingredients to create your paints. Check it out here.

Homemade Watercolors

Creepy Crawlies

CREEPY CRAWLIES

August 22

Learn where insects live and the signs they leave behind during an outdoor, hands-on insect study. Ages 7 - 10. Click here to learn more.

Look What’s Coming:

YOU SAY TOMATO

August 24

Harvest, taste, create art, and play games with the garden favorite, the Jersey Tomato. Ages 6 - 10. For more info, click here.

You Say Tomato

Flower Arranging

INTERMEDIATE FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP:
PART 2

August 26

Enjoy an afternoon with Professional Floral Designer, Marge Hulstrunk, who teaches those with some floral arranging experience, but would like to hone their skills. She demonstrates several designs and you can make a topiary design arrangement to take home. Bring clippers and a box to carry your arrangement home. I want to learn more.

Epistles

EPISTLES & ERASURES: THE POETRY OF ADDRESS & WHAT IS UNSAID

September 23

Join 2017 Honoree Artist, Emari DiGiorgio, in this craft talk and writing workshop to learn a brief history of the epistolary poem (the letter as poem), try your hand at two guided-writing exercises, and share your work informally. To learn more, click here.

Spotlight On:

Country Fair

1920s COUNTRY FAIR AND HARVEST FESTIVAL

September 17

Come one, come all to the country fair with farm animals, wagon-rides, food, live music, crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, period games, wood-burning cook stove demos, and hands-on farm activities. This annual event attracts hundreds of people! Fun for the entire family. Check it out here.

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KAROAKE THIS FRIDAY IN RED BANK—LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

Had a Long Week? Sing About It!

Want a fun night out with your Phoenix family after a long week?

Back by popular demand:

CHECK OUT OUR

PHOENIX KARAOKE NIGHT

TO BENEFIT THE PHOENIX BLACK BOX FUND!

WHEN: August 18th, 6:30pm-11:00pm
WHERE: Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street, Red Bank

Karaoke brings people together in a way like no other activity.

Join your Phoenix family for our second Karaoke Night! Part 2! 

All ages welcome starting at 6:30pm.

Tickets required (and limited) so get yours today! 

Yes, Sign Me Up!

Karaoke bar scene a bit too much? Join us, along with your family and friends, for a fun evening of Karaoke! Along with the usual Karaoke we will have a few diversions and surprises as well as some trivia ! Wine, Beer and noshes will be provided for just $20 Bucks! Don’t sing? Just want to tag along to enjoy the singing, wine and beer? $15 bucks for you! Finally if you have no place to leave Aunt Tillie, Uncle Jed , or the kids because they don’t sing or drink alcohol bring them along for just $5 bucks!

Can't Make Karaoke, But Miss Your "Phoenix Family?"

Email volunteers@phoenixredbank.com for exciting opportunities  to get involved with Phoenix's 2017 Season.

FALL 2017 DRAWING CLUB REGISTRATION NOW OPEN @ THE ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM AT RUTGERS NEW BRUNSWICK

Zimmerli Drawing Classes

Zimmerli member registration is now open for fall classes
Nonmember registration opens August 21 for fall classes

Drawing has never ceased to be a fundamental tool of human perception and knowledge, akin to writing itself. The Zimmerli offers advanced and beginning classes, for children and adults, with an opportunity to draw from both live models and the museum's collection.

Online registration for Zimmerli classes is available through the museum's collaboration with the Mason Gross Extension Division. The link directs you to the Zimmerli classes listed on the Mason Gross Extension Division site, where you can create an account through ASAP and begin your registration.

For information about all of the museum's Workshops and Classes, includingART-haus Academy classes offered by the Mason Gross Extension Division, visit our webpage.

Drawing Club for Children and Young People

7-10 and 11-14 year olds; space is limited to 16 students per class

WHEN: Tuesdays / 4:15 to 5:45 pm (beginning October 3)
WHERE:
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick
FEE: $75 Zimmerli Members at family level and above / $85 MGSA Extension Division Members / $100 Nonmembers

Children unlock the secrets of drawing when they participate in the Zimmerli’s
popular Drawing Club, which takes place for eight weeks on Tuesdays after
school in the fall, winter, and spring. Aspiring artists explore a variety of drawing methods, including pencil and charcoal, while learning about different types of art such as still life and portraiture. Classes are inspired by works from the Zimmerli's exhibitions, which reflect a variety of styles and historical periods. Drawing
Club is led by practicing artists who are also graduate students at Mason Gross
School of the Arts.

Register online, or by printing and either emailing (education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu) or faxing (732.932.8201) the downloadable enrollment form for Fall 2017.

Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults

Ages 18 and older; space is limited to 16 participants

WHEN: Saturdays / 12:30 to 2:30 pm (beginning September 23)
WHERE: 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick
FEE: $100 Zimmerli Members / $120 MGSA Extension Division Members / $135 Nonmembers

Each Drawing Society session is overseen by master artists Wes Sherman and Tom Rutledge. The museum provides drawings boards, live models at select sessions, and professional instruction; participants are asked to bring their own drawing pads, portable easels, and other materials suggested by the instructors. Registered participants receive a class schedule and supply list a few weeks before the start of class. 

Register online, or by printing and either emailing (education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu) or faxing (732.932.8201) the downloadable enrollment form for Fall 2017.

“ALL JEWISH HISTORY IN ONE HOUR…REALLY!” @ TEMPLE B’NAI ABRAHAM FEATURES RENOWNED SCHOLAR

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ADMISSION: Free

Ample parking. For more information, visit www.tbanj.org online or call 973.994.2290

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE BROADWAY SHOW CHOIR: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

OPEN AUDITIONS

A FREE PROGRAM
Join the area' most talented students in
New Jersey's award-winning show choir

Auditions by Appointment Only
(Must be ages 15-22 by November 1, 2017)
Sunday, October 15, at 5:00PM
Tuesday, October 17, at 6:00PM
Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00PM

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an
audition-based exhibition show choir that stems from
Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning arts education
and outreach programs.

There is NO COST to participate.

The choir consists of 60 singer/dancers ages 15–22. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir acts as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Students selcted to be a part of this talented group have the opportunity to fine-tune their craft with free intensive instruction and an array of public performance opportunities.

To make an audition appointment
please fill out the online audition form at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017ShowChoir

For more information please
email: pmpshowchior@gmail.com
or call 973-315-1640.

OPEN AUDITIONS

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Monday, August 14, 2017

3RD ANNUAL PROMENADE OF MERMAIDS ARRIVES IN ASBURY PARK

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Third Annual Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids 

WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017, begins at 2:00pm (pre-party/registration beginning at noon). On-site registration starts at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:
The Promenade commences on the Boardwalk across from the legendary Stone Pony, where at 2:00 the costumed promenaders proceed north along the boards, marching to Convention Hall
FEE: Promenade participants can register for $10. There is no registration required to Promenade, but participants must be registered if they wish to be considered for prizes. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to our friends at Project Real.
ADMISSION: the FREE event will offer a costume contest, prizes from local vendors, special guests, and lots more "fin in the sun."

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Shake a tailfin, Mermaids! Hoist the mizzenmast, me pirate buckos!...and if you're a sea dweller who's curious about life on the topside, there's never been a better time to flip, flop or float out of your rock, reef or deep-water refuge for your moment in the sun! The Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids is back for a third annual ballyhoo on the boards...with fabulous new fish to fry; a "sharky" belly-dance to boost the spirit of community...plus a family-friendly, fun and finny chance to recapture good times, good works, and good neighbor policy from the jaws of negativity.

clip_image001[10]Whether you identify as pirate, seahorse, shellfish, jellyfish or MERMAID, there's plenty of time to "get your land legs" and strut your stuff on the boards, when the Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids returns to the Boardwalk for an afternoon of costumed fun for kids and adults.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume and Runner-up for adults (ages 15 and up), as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for kids 14 and under. Our esteemed mermaid pod of judges will be headed this year by Yame, the Brazilian-born professional belly dancer (and mermaid aficionado) who is the owner of SharqiDance, a belly dance school (operating out of Shore Stars Dance Academy in Wall, NJ) that teaches the most amazing women (and sometimes men) the art of raqs sharqi...or as we like to call it, "rocks sharky"...belly dancing.

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Be sure to catch Yame and her starfish students CJ, Tracy, Cole and Rebecca when they deliver a demonstration of belly dance technique in front of the Promenade base tent, to be located directly across from the Stone Pony on the Ocean Avenue side of the boardwalk. Live accompaniment (and a strolling soundtrack to the Promenade) will be provided by NJ's own Gypsy Funk Squad, the party band that plays a fusion of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, The Balkans, Israel, Lebanon, with revamped rock/pop/dance tunes and original psychedelic surprises thrown in...belly style!

clip_image001[8]The Promenade commences on the Boardwalk across from the legendary Stone Pony, where at 2:00 the costumed promenaders proceed north along the boards, marching to Convention Hall, before turning around and returning to the base tent, where our judges will announces the prizes for best costumes (including lots of great goodies from our favorite local merchants).

Our judges will also crown a King and Queen for the day—and the fun continues after the Promenade with a display of craft vendors, DJ music by emcee Don Dazzo, and an after-party for ages 21 and up inside the Asbury Park Yacht Club.

The Third Annual Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids is made possible by the generous support of the Marilyn Schlossbach Group (Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage, Lightly Salted Surf Mercado, Asbury Park Yacht Club, Catering by Marilyn) and the City of Asbury Park. In addition to mermaids, pirates and sea-dwelling friends, the Promenade is also putting out the siren call for volunteer helpers to lend a hand on the event day

Fish for additional information by visiting: asburyparkpromenade@gmail.com

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FOLK MUSIC AWARD-WINNERS TO APPEAR IN MORRISTOWN THIS FRIDAY

The Folk Project Presents

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Robinson & Rohe, the duo of award-winning artists Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe, will perform at The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

WHEN: Friday, August 18, at 7:30pm
WHERE:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship,  21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown
ADMISSION: $10.00 per person at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org.

Another duo, Folk Project members Gerry & Olga, opens.

The Folk Project website also offers music samples of Minstrel performers: http://www.Minstrel.folkproject.org.

Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson met a decade ago through their love of participatory music-making and American folk song. Their original repertoire is inspired by the traditions they hold dear and features carefully crafted lyrics, elegant vocal harmonies, and detailed arrangements for guitar, banjo, and accordion.

Acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own rights, they bring with them a wealth of creative experience. Liam was a cast member in the Tony Award-winning play “Warhorse” and recently music directed the hit Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown” by songwriter Ana├»s Mitchell. He routinely tours and records with the Becca Stevens Band.

Jean has been associated with the Folk Project since joining as the eight-year-old prodigy star of her family band.  Jean’s songwriting has won accolades from the Independent Music Awards, ASCAP, and the Montreux Jazz Festival vocal contest. Her song “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” has been performed and recorded by artists across the country and was published in the latest edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing. Jean was a Troubadour finalist at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Aug 18 Gerry and Olga1Openers Gerry Hazel and Olga Alvarez are an acoustic duo and active members of the Folk Project.  Their shared belief in the power of music as a force for good in the world motivates them to expand their horizons and see where this musical road takes them.  They sing both originals and covers in English and Spanish with beautifully blending voices and a welcoming stage presence.

The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL @ JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONMOUTH COUNTY

Student Film Festival

FAIRIES RUN AMOK IN OCEAN GROVE STARTING NEXT FRIDAY! FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

WHEN: Friday, August 18, at 8pm, Saturday, August 19, at 8pm, and Sunday, August 20th, at 2pm (with a Q&A with cast, director and playwright)
WHERE:
Jersey Shore Arts Center (Herbst Theater on 3rd Floor), 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove
TICKETS: $18/$15 for students and senior citizens with I.D.

Consisting of six one acts centered on unexpected reveals, revenge, coming out of the closet, marriage and redemption, The Fairy Plays asks pointed questions like, "Can a fairy go to A.A.?"; "Can mortals and fairies change powers?"; "Is my daddy a fairy?"; and, "can mortals go to Fairyland after they die?"

The play centers on Emperina, the Queen of the Fairies, who couples with a mortal and produces three half-fairy/half-human children.  Banished from Fairyland, Emperina tries to make amends to her father so her children can be restored to full fairy status and humans can go to Fairyland after they die.

Here is what the cast and director says about the process of doing Mr. Ciccotelli’s work:

On Process:

  • The process was immersive, allowing actors to recognize the systems of the world.-Nathan Magno, who plays Jared Humphrey
  • When I direct, I am experimenting with different techniques, and in turn, the actors are experimenting with their bodies and voices in the space. -Veda Rouze, director

On Play Meaning:

  • As a play, its meaning involves discovery of identity.-Nathan Magno
  • It means embracing your uniqueness and what makes you special. - Laurel Henk, who plays Dora

On Relevance:

  • We’re in a time when it feels like the queer community is under attack. A play with queer representation, or even focus is always important. - Griffin Holland who plays Anacoda
  • This play will force you to question the morals in your own life.-Veda Rouze

The production is directed by Veda Rouze and stars Taylor Bongarzone, Rita Esposito, Ashley Friedman, Laurel Henk, Griffin Holland, Rebecca Lettice, Nathan Magno, CharLee Mares, Alexa Spinowitz, and Allison Truax

La Strada Ensemble Theater is 501(c)(3) theater company and resident theater company of Jersey Shore Arts Center.  Since their inauguration in 2014, they have been a mover and shaker of the theatrical scene in Monmouth County producing full lengths, workshop productions, one act evenings, staged readings, a monthly writer’s group and a Monday Night acting class.  La Strada translates from Italian to ‘The Road’ or ‘The Street.’  It is our passion to bring world and regional premieres to our street in Ocean Grove.

Please visit us on www.lastradaensemble.org, call us at 732-455-2748 or email us at lastradaensembletheater@gmail.com for more information, to purchase tickets, and for information on La Strada’s technique and scene study class for actors of all levels taught by founding members Dr. Donna Ault-Jacobson and A.J. Ciccotelli, M.F.A.

PATRIOTIC MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO VETERANS, TROOPS IN PENNINGTON ON SEPTEMBER 10

stefanie headshot 1 (1)Vocalist Amy Suznovich (above)  and pianist Stefanie Watson (right) have joined forces to present Sea to Shining Sea Radio Hour, a concert that brings popular wartime tunes from throughout American history to a live audience. Performed in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast, this show features classical, jazz, and folk music, along with video interviews of local veterans, gcolorful 40’s memorabilia, and dancing.

Written and directed by Jessica Renfro, this concert is one of several produced by A Moment for Music, a company that strives to bring “a world of music to a world that cares.” Characterized by their high-energy, multimedia events, this company has raised over $6600 for charities in their first year and a half. More information about this and other concerts can be found at www.amomentformusic.com.

Sea to Shining Sea Radio Hour is being held as a benefit for votevets.org, an organization whose mission is “to use public issue campaigns to give a voice to veterans on matters of national security, veterans' care, and every day issues that affect the lives of those who served, and their families.” This is a free event, and a free will offering will be taken at the door for this charity.