Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Klezmer Tanz (Jewish Folk Music and Yiddish Dance) at Farmstead Arts Center

Klezmer Tanz (Jewish Folk Music and Yiddish Dance)

WHEN: Sunday, July 28, at 2 PM
WHERE:
Farmstead Arts Center’s English Barn, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge
TICKETS: Free for kids 5 and under. Light refreshments included. $25 (single ticket), $22 (tickets for two or three), $18 (tickets for 4+) Cash only at the door.
Tickets are available at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com.
More information can be found at www.farmsteadartscenter.org/performances/ or by contacting Farmstead Arts Center at 908-636-7576 or admin@farmsteadarts.org

Farmstead Arts Center will host an afternoon of upbeat, lively Jewish folk music and Yiddish dance instruction. Fun for the whole family!

The event features:

  • Tsu Fil Duvids (Yiddish for “Too Many Daves”) – a klezmer ensemble based in central New Jersey. The group’s repertoire includes traditional tunes from Eastern Europe, American klezmer and Yiddish melodies. In addition to playing at simchas (Jewish celebrations), Tsu Fil Duvids has performed concerts at synagogues in the tri-state area and has been heard at Limmud Learningfests in NY & Philadelphia, the Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, the Marasco Center in Monroe, the Rejoice Festival of Jewish Music in South Brunswick and the JetLag Festival in the Catskills.
  • Steven Lee Weintraub -  teacher, choreographer and performer of Jewish dance, particularly Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music.

Steven delights in introducing people to the figures, steps and stylings of the dances that belong to Klezmer music. He has often been called the “Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance”; his years of experience leading and researching Yiddish dance allow him to quickly weave dancers and music together in astonishing ways. Young and old, from all backgrounds, find it easy to share in the joy of Yiddish dancing.

Klezmer, a type of folk music of the itinerant European Jewish musician, dates back as far as the 16th century.  Modern klezmer combines its eastern European roots with American jazz idioms to create a lively, emotion-packed program including songs from Yiddish theatre and traditional folk melodies. 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

CELEBRATE NAT KING COLE’S CENTENNIAL YEAR IN MORRISTOWN

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Monday, July 22, 2019

REVIEW: SCINTILLATING, AFFECTING, RELEVANT “RAGTIME” AN ENGAGING LESSON FOR OUR TIME

by Ruth Ross

Like wine, the flavors, aromas, and colors of Broadway musicals can change according to age and the cultural “weather,” often rendering them undrinkable or enhancing their taste and color so they surpass their origins.

Such is the case of Ragtime: The Musical, with book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the current summer offering of the Light Opera of New Jersey at the South Orange Performing Arts Center through July 28.

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, Ragtime opened on Broadway in 1998 to mixed reviews, and while it led that year’s Tony Awards with 13 nominations, it lost to The Lion King as Best Musical. Its lavish, $10 million production budget, along with a large cast and orchestra, affected the show’s bottom line. Since then, however, the show has been produced internationally (in London and Norway), revived on Broadway (2009), presented in concert at Lincoln Center and Ellis Island, and performed regionally all over the United States.

Despite the show’s being derided as “nostalgia for a bygone time,” LONJ’s elegant, deeply affecting Ragtime speaks volumes to an age when “woke” is both an adjective and a verb. Its treatment of gender equality, racial tension and biases against immigrants continue to resonate today, reminding us that the problems of 1906 have never really gone away.

Set in the first decade of the 20th century, Ragtime: The Musical interweaves three distinctly American stories: that of Mother, a stifled white, upper class wife; Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia determined to succeed in “Amerike”; and Coalhouse Walker, Jr., a talented and daring young black pianist who refuses to be held back by bigotry. All courageously break the chains of their respective social classes and exhibit a hope for a better future. Along the way, their trajectories cross, bringing happiness and tragedy in equal measure.

Once again, Jeffrey Fiorello shows off his masterful directorial talent, melding a cast of 35 into a true ensemble; moving them smoothly on, off and around Brandon Frumolt’s very versatile, yet spare, set (made up of various platforms and a pair of rolling staircases) through 18 different scenes; and getting his principal actors to express emotions and advance the story mostly through music supplemented by brief interludes of narration and dialogue. Robert Cruz’s sound, Mark Reilly’s lighting and Laura Iocometta’s props (there’s even a moving Model T Ford!) further enhance the production’s magnificence. And Mike Patierno’s beautiful costumes enable the large ensemble to assume a myriad of roles and telegraph the social status of the actors in the blink of an eye. (Above, right: a baseball game)

Standouts include an incandescent as Christina Ryan Mother, the New Rochelle housewife who takes charge of her life when her husband accompanies Admiral Peary to the North Pole. It is amazing to watch her metamorphosis from “one who stays put” to a woman with a mission. Anthony Crouchelli is terrific as Mother’s Younger Brother; he too undergoes a transformation: from louche playboy to anarchist. With a strong voice and great stage presence, he commands our attention whenever he appears.

Dante Sterling’s suave, cool Coalhouse Walker Jr. is charming and sympathetic, and Amber Brown as Sarah (right) is heartbreakingly beautiful and vulnerable. As Tateh (above, left, with Grace Lustig), the Russian silhouette artist turned film director, Daniel Peter Vissers captures the immigrant’s optimism tinged with fear he won’t be able to provide for his child; his dignity in the face of abject poverty is palpable. Susan Speidel’s Emma Goldman is full of white-hot zeal, and Colleen Renee Lis (below, left) captures the charming silliness of Evelyn Nesbit, “The Girl in the Swing” and a real media darling of the period. Keith White’s Father is appropriately clueless about the changes in the world around him, and Justin Roth is adorable as his Little Boy.

The 18-member ensemble plays multiple roles, provides terrific vocal accompaniment and performs Aimee Sukel Mitacchion’s complex and evocative choreography with agility, energy and grace. Her having the three groups—white family, immigrants and blacks—circle is masterful. The 18 musicians led by Charles Santoro get the syncopation of ragtime music just right to provide a tuneful through line while complementing the actor/singers’ beautiful voices.

This musical pageantry envelops the audience in the very essence of American musical theater, while the lyrics and plot line strike a resonant chord in our social and cultural consciences. America in 1906 faced changes similar those of 2019: technological advancements (automobile, telephone), an influx of immigrants that threatened to change the tenor of American life, and the advancements sought and made by people of color that many white folks found unsettling.

In the 20 years I have been reviewing productions by the Light Opera of New Jersey, the troupe has never disappointed me. Their production of Ragtime: The Musical is the finest theatrical production I have seen all year. So, take your entire family—from teens to seniors—over to SOPAC to catch it before it closes next weekend. With its painless history lesson of a time of change that is, in so many ways, a harbinger of 2019, you will have much to think and talk about on the ride home and for days afterward. LONJ’S Ragtime is a must-see!

Ragtime: The Musical will be performed at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange (behind the train station) through Sunday, July 28, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Parking is free, and there are lots of restaurants in the area for pre-theater dining. For information and tickets, visit www.lightoperaofnewjersey.org online or call the SOPAC box office at 973.313.2787.

Wishes, The Witch, The Woods, and A Work of Heart!

A Work of Heart Productions (WHP) presents

Into the Woods

WHEN: July 26, 8 PM; July 27, 2 PM & 8 PM; and 28, 2 PM
WHERE:
Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ
TICKETS: $27 General Public, $22 Seniors, $22 Students (18 & under or valid ID)
For tickets, please visit http://www.morrismuseum.org/community-performances or call the Morris Museum’s Box Office at (973) 971-3706.

Wishes, The Witch, and The Woods collide in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's beloved Tony Award-winning musical. “Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in this timeless, yet relevant, piece...a rare modern classic. In the Brothers Grimm-inspired musical, when the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, among the wishes of Cinderella, Jack-and-the-beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and the Witch herself. Everyone's wish is granted, but sacrifices must be made due to the consequences of their actions as the community comes together to save each other and their kingdom. 

“We’re thrilled to be at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre for an exhilarating summer production. Into the Woods is everyone’s favorite musical because it intertwines the stories we have all known and loved for generations,” says Angelo De Fazio, Woods director.

Cast members include Samantha Alexander (Mendham), Bobby Becht (Morris Township), Sarah Brown (Bridgewater), Courtney Bulger (Pompton Plains), Jillian Cetrulo (Wayne), Caitlin Dalton (Clifton), Dena Daniel (South Orange), Alan Ellis (East Hanover), Jake Feeney (Chatham), Christina Freeman (Chester), Casey Gorab (Wayne), Maggie Gryta (Chatham), Christine Hjorth (Rockaway), Alexandra Hnasko (Raritan), Kaitlyn Huamani (Gladstone), Kenny Lee (Parsippany), Hallie Lippey (Bridgewater), Nicole Lippey (West Orange), Peri Margolies (West Orange), Hayley Mason (NYC), Courtney Mincolelli (Whippany), Joey Palazzo (South Plainfield), Amanda Patanella (East Hanover), Laura Quinn (Morristown), David Rivera (Hoboken), Johnny Ross (Lyndhurst), Layla Ruppert (Convent Station), Francesca Salluce (Parsippany), Rebecca Soleiman (Morristown), Addie, Beatrice, and Charlotte Spencer (Harding), Idris Talbott (Harrison), Gianna Treiber (Florham Park), Gianna Trivisani (Oakland), Simcha Willick (Passaic), Lyra Winton (Summit), Brianne Wright (Allendale), and Joe Zedeny (East Windsor).

Production team includes director/executive producer Angelo De Fazio, executive producer and WHP founder Nicole Lippey, musical director Steven Zimmerman, and production stage manager Anthony Foti.

Make sure you use our official production hashtag: #HeartOfTheWoods.

A Work of Heart Productions (WHP) was founded in 2014 by Nicole Lippey. The company consists of professional New York City performers, and produces shows, musicals in concert, and a monthly cabaret series at the famed Feinstein's/54 Below, The Triad Theater, The Metropolitan Room, and more. WHP also offers a summer community Main Stage production, and a year-round educational program for teens and college students, Bringing Broadway Home (BBH). BBH operates in 5-6 week workshops with established professionals in the performing arts industry as Artist-Mentors to our students, alongside Master Teachers and Artistic Directors Nicole Lippey and Angelo De Fazio and Master Teacher and Music Director Susan Braden. Our roster of Artist-Mentors includes Sean Green, Jr. (Hamilton on Broadway), Erin Dilly (Broadway Legend and Tony Nominee), Hilary Maiberger (Belle, International Tour of Beauty and the Beast), Katie Travis (Christine Daae, Broadway and National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), and more!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Save the Date: Opening Night Celebration for NJSO

WHEN: October 11; 5:30 pm Cocktail Reception; 7:30 pm Concert: Holst’s The Planets in HD. Dinner immediately following the concert
WHERE:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center St., Newark
Tickets & Info

For event sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Laura Bessey at 973.735.1729 or Lbessey@njsymphony.org 

All proceeds from the gala event will support the NJSO as it enriches lives through its artistic, music education and community engagement programs.


Amani, Those Master Instrumentalists, Channel the Silky Sounds of the Legendary Nat King Cole @ the Bickford Theatre

Amani: Nat King Cole at 100!

WHEN: Thursday, July 25th, at 7pm
WHERE:
The Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
TICKETS: Museum Members: $18, Non-Members: $20. All seats are reserved.
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For More Information: http://morrismuseum.org/jazz

On-line ticket sales end two hours prior to a performance.  At that time, please call the Box Office for tickets at 973.971.3706.

The versatile instrumentalists of Amani will recreate the sound of Nat King Cole, among the most famous entertainers in the 1950’s and 60’s. The members of Amani are veteran musicians Stephen Fuller – Featured Vocalist, Fred Fischer on piano and vocals, Flip Peters on guitar and vocals, Marty Eigen on Tenor Sax, Alex Grissel on bass, and Vern Mobley on Drums.

Nat King Cole recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. He recorded songs in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and at least one non-Romance language – Japanese! The history behind these recordings is a testament to Nat King Cole’s ability to break down barriers. “I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music,” said Nat King Cole.

Amani means “peace” in Swahili. The group was formed to share the concept of peace through music, performing for people of all ages, races, and religious affiliations. Amani presents music from a wide variety genres including: The American Songbook, Blues, Jazz and Bossa Nova.

New! Pre-Performance Boxed Dinners!

Get a gourmet boxed dinner with a unique flair created by Chef Andrew Pantano of Culinary Creations. Dine in the Museum’s elegant Court or North Gallery, or enjoy dining al fresco on the grounds!

Choose from:

  • Honey citrus poached Wild salmon with smashed green bean salad ($25)
  • Chicken walnut and grape salad croissant with heirloom tomato salad ($20)
  • Rainbow vegetable shirataki bowl with peanut lime sauce (vegetarian) ($20)

Orders can be placed up to 4 days in advance of the concert and picked up between 6:00PM – 7:00PM on the day of the event.  Beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

Order a Boxed Dinner for this evening.

THIS WEEKEND! Pop 2000 Tour Hosted by Lance Bass of *NSYNC

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

3D VIRTUAL DESIGN WORKSHOP IN FREEHOLD, AGES 10+

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Jewish Heritage Museum Presents

A 3-D Virtual Design Workshop

with Marc Diament, In-House Digital Exhibit Designer

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 PM
WHERE:
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
ADMISSION: $5, students free
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable,) call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events.  Maximum capacity for this event is 12, so paid reservations are recommended.

The Museum presents its in-house digital design guru, Marc Diament, who will be teaching a workshop on 3-D Digital Design in virtual spaces on. 

As part of this workshop, attendees will be taught to plan, design, build, decorate and script digital items such as a kiddush cup, menorah or other items that attendees may wish to create that relate to their Jewish heritage.

A short tour will also be conducted of the Museum’s 3-D Virtual Timeline, exploring the story of Jews coming to America and Monmouth County. 

Attendees of ALL ages, 10 and up, are encouraged to learn this new skill. They should have an interest in design and digital creativity. They also must have a minimum of experience using a computer mouse.

Please contact Marc Diament with any questions about the program at mdiament@jhmomc.org.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2019 – 2020 SEASON OF EVENTS

Centenary Stage Company announces 2019/20 season of events with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love slated to kick off the season. Now available to Season Subscribers the 2019/20 season features a host of professional theatre productions including the return of Centenary Stage Company’s popular Fringe Festival, the January Music Festival highlighting an array of top tier musicians, as well as a vast selection of dance events featuring premiere professional dance companies. The 2019/20 season of events is now available for Season Subscribers only. 

Individual ticket sales will be available to the general public beginning July 1, 2019.

Curtain Up with Darlene Love

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, at 8:00 pm
WHERE:
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $49.50 for orchestra seating and $45.00 for mezzanine seating in advance. All ticket prices increase $5.00 on the day of the performance.

The 2019/20 season launches with the annual Curtain Up event featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love. Hailed as “One of the greatest singers of all time,”by Rolling Stone, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” hit factory, this great lady has done it all from major motion pictures to Broadway hits, even starring as herself in Leader of the Pack, credited as Broadway’s first “jukebox musical.”

Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. Her background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star. Her billboard hits include “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home.” An autobiographical film is currently on the drawing board and another recent film Twenty Feet from Stardom that prominently features Darlene landed the Academy Award in 2013. Darlene is currently working on a new CD being produced by Stevie Van Zandt.

Professional Theatre Series

Centenary Stage Company’s 2019/20 Professional Theatre Series offers a mix of genres including a thriller, family musical spectacular, laugh out loud comedy and a world premiere.

The series begins October with Arnold Ridley’s comedic suspense thriller The Ghost Train. First produced in 1925 and filmed no less than three times, The Ghost Train has been a long running success in London, on Broadway and is packed with thrills, chills and laughter.

WHEN: October 4 – 20
WHERE: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

The 2019/20 Professional Theatre Series continues with Centenary Stage Company’s annual Family Holiday Spectacular Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. An international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway, nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Spectacular marks a culmination in all of CSC programming by combining professional guest artists with Centenary University students, students from our critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop and local regional talent.

WHEN: November 29 – December 15
WHERE:
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

Neil Simon’s laugh-out-loud comedy The Sunshine Boys continues the Professional Theatre Series. Featuring comedy duo of CSC artistic director Carl Wallnau and CSC favorite Allen Lewis Rickman, Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs.

WHEN: February 14 – March 1
WHERE: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

A world premiere rounds out Centenary Stage Company’s mainstage Professional Theatre Series with Turning by Darrah Cloud March 26 through April 5. In the heart of 1930s Newark, New Jersey a group of scrappy young women began to train in backyard gyms for what would become the experience of a lifetime. Inspired by the real life stories of Hackettstown resident and 1st US Gymnastics Team member, Ada Lunardoni, Turning brings to life the story of the first US Women’s Gymnastics team to compete in the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Part of the NJ Stage Exchange Program, in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

WHEN: March 26 through April 5
WHERE
: Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

FRINGE FESTIVAL

The festival launches with Tim O’Brien’s literary classic The Things They Carried. Dramatized by Jim Stowell, The Things They Carried is the powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam. Audience discretion is advised.

WHEN: October 24 – 27
WHERE: Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

The Fringe Festival continues November 7 through 10 with a celebration of the life and work of George M. Cohan in Cohan & Company. Based on the life of George M. Cohan this evening of song, dance and drama gives insight to one of America’s most prolific singing and tap dancing entrepreneurs.

WHEN: November 7 – 10
WHERE: Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

The Fringe Festival closes with Kvetches of 1932. The production features songs and comic sketches from Yiddish and American vaudeville with miscellaneous related frou-frou and stars Yelena Shmulenson, Allen Lewis Rickman, the Shtetl couple from the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man and Shane Baker, the best loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today.

WHEN: November 14 through 17
WHERE: Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

JANUARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Centenary Stage Company’s January Music Festival returns for the 2019/20 season.

  • Big Brass opens the January Music Festival with Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass on Saturday, January 11, at 8:00 pm.
  • The festival continues on Saturday, January 18, at 8:00 pm with the Bosa Nova Wave featuring Diego Figueiredo and Ken Poplowski.
  • The festival closes on Saturday, January 25, at 8:00 pm with Sam Reider and the Human Hands.

WHERE: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS:  $27.50 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 in advance for each event. All ticket prices increase $5.00 on the day of the performance.

Concert Events

Centenary Stage Company also offers a selection of individual concert events for the 2019/20 season.

  • On Saturday, March 14, at 8:00 pm Centenary Stage Company presents legendary Irish musician Seamus Egan in the Seamus Egan Project.
  • Centenary Stage Company welcomes back Irish Tenor Timothy Liam Smith for a brand new show entitled ACT III: A Musical Journey on Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 pm.

WHERE: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

Professional Dance Series

Professional Dance finds a home in the 2019/20 season with an array of dance events. The New Jersey Ballet returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center’s Sitnik Theatre with two performances.

WHERE: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown

  • On Saturday, November 2, at 8:00 pm The New Jersey Ballet presents the All-American Program featuring the American Masterwork Rodeo by Agnes De Mille with score by Aaron Copeland.
  • Then on Sunday, November 3, at 2:00 pm The New Jersey Ballet returns with the family favorite Hansel & Gretel.
  • Known for their site specific work Moe-tion Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, returns to Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, March 7, at 8:00 pm.
  • XY Dance Project returns to Centenary Stage Company on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 pm with their unique movement style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance.

NEXTSTAGE Repertory

Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University’s all student NEXTstage Repertory also returns for the 2019/20 season. NEXTstage Repertory productions feature Centenary University students in all elements of production from performance and design to technical and stage management.

  • NEXTstage Repertory will present Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical September 26 – 30 in the Little Theatre
  • Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor October 31 – November 4 in The Edith Kutz Theatre
  • The Bachelorette by Leslye Headland February 6 – 10 in the Little Theatre
  • Marisol by Jose Rivera March 19 – 23 in the Little Theatre
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change April 17 – 26 in the Sitnik Theatre.

TICKETS: range from $10.00 to $27.50 and vary by production and performance.

The 2019/20 Season of events is now available for season subscribers. Centenary Stage Company offers a variety of subscription options including the Season Producer Package. Centenary Stage Company’s Season Producer package offers patrons admission into 17 CSC events, including Curtain Up with Darlene Love, and all 5 NEXTstage Repertory events. In addition to up to 70% cost savings, the Season Producer package offers additional benefits including, early access to events, advance season renewal with preferred seating selection, no restrictions on the date/time of performance selection and no order, exchange or mailing fees. The Season Producer is $275 per patron.

Centenary Stage Company also offers a variety of Flex Pass subscription packages to bundle events and save. Flex passes provide patrons with discount ticket prices and the convenience of purchasing tickets at any time for each event. Series A Flex Pass grants entry to any 4 professional theatre series events, including Fringe Festival productions, for $100 per patron. Series B Flex Pass grants entry to any 6 CSC events for $150 per patron. Series C Flex Pass grants entry to any 3 CSC events for $84.00 per patron. Additional benefits include advance season renewal with preferred seating selection, no restrictions on the date/time of performance selection, discounted ticket prices and no order, exchange, or mailing fees. Patrons who wish to have specific seating for each event must provide dates and times when purchasing the Flex Pass by contacting the CSC Box Office directly. Flex Passes do not include Curtain Up with Darlene Love and do not carry over to the next season.

Individual tickets will be available for purchase to the general public beginning July 1, 2019. For more information, specific performance dates and ticket prices or to purchase your season subscription package visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm and two hours before every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

COLLIDE: Converge. Create. Connect. Saturday, July 27 from 5 to 7pm

CREATIVE SUMMIT PRESENTS...

Four arts experiences in a one-night-only event.

Enjoy the theatre, dance, music and visual arts that enrich the Summit community and region.

Collide is an arts experience that combines the work of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, The Music Moment, the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and local musicians and artists. The evening, with the participation of Civic Story, includes samples of all of these genres as the audience moves from studio to studio in the beautiful home of the NJDTE.

At the culmination of the evening, all guests will move to a common space to participate in or enjoy a spontaneous drum circle in which each individual's creativity is celebrated.

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE:
NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble, 315b Springfield Avenue, Summit
TICKETS: $35 general, $30 seniors, $15 students with ID
Buy tickets online: https://collide.bpt.me

ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS TO CELEBRATE UNDER THE STARS AUGUST 1 IN JERSEY CITY

Cocktails Under the Stars 2019

Cocktails Under The Stars

WHEN: Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 6:00-9:30 pm
WHERE:
Rooftop Terrace of Charles and Co., 201 Montgomery Street  Jersey City, NJ. Charles and Co. is located near the Grove Street PATH Station. Charles and Co. is wheelchair accessible. For additional accessibility requests and inquiries, please contact info@arthouseproductions.org or call (201) 918-6019.
TICKETS: $75 online and $85 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased at www.arthouseproductions.org.

Join Art House Productions and SILVERMAN for a glamorous midsummer party honoring actor Matt Servitto (The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Brotherhood) with the AHP NJ Performer Award, Robert Policastro with the AHP Most Valuable Volunteer Award, and Morgan Refakis (Producer of AHP's Your Move Festival) with the AHP Producer Award.

With breathtaking, panoramic views of Jersey City’s skyline, Cocktails Under the Stars will feature cocktails, wine & beer, music, hors d'oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle. The event is sponsored by SILVERMAN, CoolVines, Genova Burns LLC,  CORGI, David Gibson, Samantha Green, IATSE Local 59, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, The Ashford, Brightside Tavern, Carvao, FM, and South House.

About Art House Productions

Art House Productions is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. We engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with ambitious visual and performing arts programs; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the arts to illuminate our common humanity.

Since 2001, Art House has been a pioneering force in the Jersey City Arts movement, supporting artists in the creation and presentation of primarily new work, and encouraging artistic growth and experimentation across all mediums, while fostering a widespread appreciation for the arts in our community. From our theater productions to gallery exhibitions to multi-media art festivals, Art House reminds you that home is where the art is.

For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.arthouseproductions.org. Art House Productions is located at 262 17th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310.