Saturday, May 25, 2019

COMIC TO APPEAR FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY IN RAHWAY

MEDIOCRE AT BEST

MEDIOCRE AT BEST

WHEN: Wed, May 29, 2019 7:30 PM
WHERE
: UCPAC'S Hamilton Stage, 369 Hamilton St., Rahway, NJ
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Christina Taylor is no stranger to the world of comedy! She started her career working behind the scenes as a Director’s Assistant on Last Comic Standing and other hit sitcoms like My Wife & Kids.

Entertainer extraordinaire, Christina is now bringing her self produced, live comedy show to her home state of New Jersey. She’s performed in front of hundreds in California—but if she’s got to pick a coast, it’s got to be the East!

Join her as she shares the most intimate moments of her childhood; her flailing attempts at motherhood, single-hood, marriage-hood, and becoming an adult; and secret crushes!

This is a one-night-only sensational event you will not want to miss! Come see why Christina Taylor is one of the best hidden gems in the entertainment industry-and why she won’t be for long!

Friday, May 24, 2019

“MUSIC THAT MAKES HOLLYWOOD” @ NJ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA FINALE CONCERT

Join us for a magnificent season finale of epic classical works from epic Hollywood soundtracks!

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Theater League of Clifton to Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner”

The Man Who Came to Dinner
the classic comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

WHEN: May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m.
WHERE:
Theresa Aprea Theater, 199 Scoles Ave., Clifton
TICKETS: adults $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Group ticket sales are available. To reserve tickets call (973) 928-7668 or visit the Theater League’s website www.theaterleagueofclifton.com. The Theater League’s mailing address is PO Box 4072, Clifton, NJ 07012.

The Man Who Came to Dinner debuted on Broadway in October 1939 and was a 1942 film starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and Monty Woolley. The comedy is set in the 1940s during the Christmas season. Sheridan Whiteside, an opinionated and arrogant radio personality, while on a speaking tour in Ohio, is invited to the home of the prominent Stanley family as a publicity stunt. However, upon his arrival, Whiteside slips at the front door, injures his hip, and a tumultuous six weeks of confinement follows.

The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid Whiteside. Ex-convicts are invited to meals and transatlantic calls bring an outrageous phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends, along with famous guests from Hollywood and a sudden romance further destroys domestic tranquility. The family home harbors penguins in the library and an octopus in the cellar, all of which adds to the chaos.

Cast members for the show include Elizabeth Eisenmenger, John Traier, Karen Bednarz, Gary Koseyan, Debbie Buschsbaum, Carl Bergmanson, Victoria Lopez, Emma Himmelhock, Steve Adubato, Joe Krisocki, George Rex, and Lawrence Kelly.

The show is being produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. Clifton residents Mark Peterson and Jalmari Vanamo are the co-producers, while Steve Bell of Hackensack serves as the director. Bell, a music teacher at Teaneck High School, last year directed the Theater League of Clifton’s production of “The Fantasticks.” Peterson is the president of the Theater League of Clifton, while Vanamo has served as musical director for many Clifton stage productions.

Founded in 2005, the Theater League of Clifton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts through theatrical performances while providing quality entertainment for all ages. The Theater League of Clifton welcomes volunteers in all aspects of performance and production.

IMAGE L-R: Debbie Buchsbaum, George Rex, Karen Bednarz and Gary Koseyan

Summer Landscape Painting at Morven with Charles Viera

Summer Landscape Painting

WHEN: Tuesdays, June 18 through July 23, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton
FEE: $220 for nonmembers and members of ACP and Friends of Morven

Morven and its historic gardens are enticing subjects for Charles Viera’s 6-week workshop which includes demonstrations, group and individual critiques. Open to students of all levels working in all media.  Light easels and chairs will be provided. Any questions, please email dlampertrudman@morven.org

Register here: https://public.artscouncilofprinceton.org/public/classdirect/690

More information: https://morvenmuseum.squarespace.com/summer-landscape-painting-at-morven-with-charles-viera

Live Arts Season at the Morris Museum Brings Thrilling, Original Work From Around the World to The Bickford Theatre

Live Arts at the Morris Museum

Live Arts at the Morris Museum, a bold new performance series, introduces cultural climate change to Morris County’s Morris Museum in historic Morristown, New Jersey. Innovative artists from around the world and around the area will dominate the season with world and regional premieres of the most interesting new work being created in music, dance and theater.

Live Arts at the Morris Museum is the brainchild of the new Curatorial Director of Live Arts, Brett Wellman Messenger who comes to The Morris Museum by way of The Santa Fe Opera and Peak Performances.

“I see this series as an impetus for exciting, new conversations with our audiences. They are savvy, sophisticated and ready for new cultural adventures right in their own backyard,” Messenger said. “We’re presenting works that align with the Museum’s evolving mission to explore sound, motion and kinetic art onstage as well as in the galleries.” Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director, says “The Morris Museum is a rarity in the museum world—it has its own performing arts facility. The Museum can become home for those eyeing new horizons, who are ready to be surprised, who are hungry for new artistic creations.”

On Thursday, June 6th there will be a Live Arts at the Morris Museum Launch Event where Kyle Marshall Choreography, who appear later in the season, will preview their new work, a duet called Horizon.

WHERE: Museum’s 312-seat Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Dzul Dance:
The Last Mayan King

WHEN: Friday, September 20, 8:00PM, Saturday, September 21, 2:00PM

Javier Dzul has of the most impressive and exotic resumes in modern dance. He grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico performing Mayan ritual dance until the age of 16 when he became the last king of his Mayan tribe. He then left his home, becoming a principal dancer with Ballet Nacional de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico before he went to Ballet Nacional de Cuba. From there he got a scholarship to study with Martha Graham and danced with the company and also worked with Pearl Lang and Alvin Ailey. Along the way he learned and performed aerial work. That, along with the Mayan history, the influences of modern dance legends is traced on his remarkable body and in the vastly rich physical vocabulary he draws upon in his extraordinary work. His choreography exudes a sinewy, sinuous muscularity befitting Mayan royalty. The Last Mayan King channels the ferocity and grandeur of Mayan culture and Dzul’s own trajectory. Despite the ravages of the conquistadores, Maya culture never vanished and remains thrillingly alive onstage in Dzul’s work.

Rob Kapilow
What Makes it Great/American Song Book/Cole Porter 
Featuring Broadway stars Michael Winther & Sally Wilfert

WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2:00PM

The witty and urbane Cole Porter joyfully pushed the envelope of musical theater in the 1920s, 30s and 40s with ultra-sophisticated, often risqué songs banned by the censors and adored by theatergoers. Unlike most of the 20th century’s great songwriters, Porter grew up in a world of unbelievable wealth and privilege that included Yale, Harvard and astonishingly lavish travel. Yet beneath his socially perfect public persona was a hidden private life that influenced nearly all of his music and lyrics. Broadway stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther join Rob Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter’s extraordinary life and career, as they take a fresh look at Porter’s complex highbrow/lowbrow sensibility in classic songs like “You’re the Top,” “Night and Day,” “All Through the Night” and “Begin the Beguine."

Sylvia Milo
The Other Mozart

WHEN: Friday, October 18, at 8:00PM, Saturday, October 19, 2:00PM and 8:00PM

“Imagine an 11-year-old girl performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers…with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste,” the Austrian press raved in 1763. That 11 year old girl was Maria Anna (nicknamed Nannerl) Mozart and The Other Mozart is an award-winning play based on the true story of the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. A prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, her work and her story faded away by the age of 18, lost to history in the shadow of her famous brother. This innovative production, created and performed by Sylvia Milo, imagines the life of the forgotten genius through her letters and features an original score written by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (who appears with her own show later in the Live Arts season) featuring music box and toy piano. “Strikingly Beautiful” – The New York Times

Telegraph Quartet and Robert Sirota 
Wave Upon Wave

WHEN: Sunday, November 3, at 2:00PM

San Francisco’s vibrant, young Telegraph Quartet joins forces with esteemed composer, Robert Sirota to perform his moving work, Wave Upon Wave. In this piece, which was commissioned to Telegraph Quartet, Sirota looks “inward to examine the topography of the human heart. Wave Upon Wave is about our fears, our hopes and our prayers that we will triumph over the forces of darkness that threaten to overwhelm us,” he says. If the string quartet is the mountaintop experience for composers, then Sirota has found the perfect musical partners to lift his work, and us, to the summit. Robert Sirota will be at the performance and will participate in a discussion about his work. In addition the Telegraph Quartet will perform Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4 and Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2 to create an afternoon of glorious music.

10 Hairy Legs & Doug Elkins
Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed (World Premiere)

WHEN: Thursday, November 21-23 8:00PM

New Jersey’s own dance heroes, 10 Hairy Legs, celebrate the artistry of the male dancer. They will join forces with up-from-the-street choreographer Doug Elkins for Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed, a new site-specific piece staged, fittingly, in the Museum’s Main Gallery with the new exhibition, Aerosol: Graffiti l Street Art l New Jersey l Now as their backdrop. This unique and playful World Premiere allows the audience to experience ‘dance in the round.’ Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed will feature a new soundtrack of surprising pieces of music ranging from baroque to contemporary pop. Audience members are invited to sit, walk, and move about during this fresh dance happening. Each performance will be different as the nimble dancers respond spontaneously to the soundtrack (which will be played on shuffle) so that every performance is developing right before our eyes, a user-friendly Russian roulette of dance. There will be a cash bar in the gallery so audience members can imbibe during and after the performance which will then evolve into a social affair/dance party with the artists.

Yevgeny Kutik
Music from the Suitcase

WHEN: Saturday December 21, at 8:00PM and Sunday December 22, 2:00PM

When Yevgeny Kutik was five years old, he and his family emigrated from the deteriorating Soviet Union to the United States. They had to leave most of their possessions behind and fit everything else into just two suitcases. Yevgeny’s mother, a violin teacher, insisted on filling one of the suitcases with sheet music from the family’s collection. Years later, Yevgeny began to explore the music from the suitcase and was enthralled with the pieces he discovered, many of them banned by the Nazi State Music Bureau for being degenerate. “They began to organize themselves into a distinct array of moods and themes…Russian folklore, fantasy, and poetry. It reminds me of what we went through and how far we have come,” Kutik says.  Composer Richard Strauss headed the bureau for two years and tried to ensure that banned music by composers such as Mahler and Mendelssohn survived the Nazi reign. Music From A Suitcase unifies Strauss’ own luscious scores with prominent works by four composers whose music was banned: Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Mahler. The various ways in which these five composers antagonized the Nazis through their artistry are exemplified in their respective pieces, highlighting the resilience and enduring power of art to fight tyranny and oppression.

Shows Announced for 2nd Year of Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park in Bergen County is back for a second year! Black Box Studios initiated free performances of Shakespeare’s works in 2018, with rotating performances of Twelfth Night and Macbeth.

This summer, the team will return to the stage with Romeo & Juliet and Othello!

In July and August, a troupe of theater-makers will bring these shows to hot spots throughout Bergen County. The shows are free to the public, and supported in part by the Township of Teaneck and Englewood Library. Exact dates and locations to be announced soon!

In Romeo and Juliet, the most famous love story comes to life on stage this summer. The Montagues and Capulets have been feuding for ages. The children decide to take matters into their own hands, and the star-crossed lovers attempt to overcome the societal pressures surrounding them. Inspired by punk-rock, this adaptation with non traditional casting breathes new life into this classic tale.

Othello is a story about societal status and what it means to be an outsider. General Othello is a self-made man and a Moor who seems to reach the peak of his career and love life—but his friend Iago seeks to undo this happiness when Othello passes Iago over for a promotion. The play's varied and enduring themes will leave the audience questioning societal attitudes.

Black Box Studios is the team that brings free Shakespeare to Bergen County. Black Box Studios has been involved with educational theater for the past ten years, expanding to professional theater a few years ago.

This year, there is a special performance opportunity for teens ages 16-19: The Summer Shakespeare Experience! Participants will play ensemble roles in Othello and Romeo and Juliet alongside professional actors, observe rehearsals, attend master classes, and perform in a Showcase Night at the end of the summer! For registration info, please contact BlackBoxPAC@gmail.com by May 30.

Sponsorships are available to corporations and individuals! Benefits of becoming a sponsor include advertisement space in the showbill, mention in future press, and a special thanks in the pre-show announcement.

Please email blackboxpac@gmail.com for more info on how you can donate or become a sponsor.

GUEST Review: Three Cheers for “1776” at the Barn Theatre in Montville

Reviewed by Rick Busciglio May 19, 2019

A longtime resident of Parsippany, Sherman Edwards, was a composer, lyricist, musician, and schoolteacher. As a composer he wrote the scores for several Elvis Presley movies. as a composer and musician he worked with such bandleaders as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Louis Armstrong. Today, Edwards, who died at only 61 in 1981, is best remembered for the one musical for which he wrote both the music and lyrics, 1776.”The playwright was Peter Stone. 1776 opened on Broadway in 1969 winning the Tony for “Best Musical.” The film version was released in 1972.

Now, just a few miles from where his former North Beverwyck Road home was located, 1776 is being impressively staged at the Barn Theatre in Montville. This is a robust, slightly bawdy, highly entertaining production that might more accurately been titled “The Birth of a Nation.” The plot, of course, centers on John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress seated in Philadelphia to vote for independence from Great Britain and sign the Declaration of Independence thus establishing the new nation, “The United States of America.”

Director Roseann Ruggiero has assembled an outstanding cast of 24 men and two women, led by Joe Elefante with a star turn as John Adams. Michael Foley is superb as Benjamin Franklin. He nicely displays his dual passion for liberty and female companionship (randy…a better word?), Jeffrey Dopson has fun as the spirited Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, Brian Eller is excellent as John Dickinson, the strong advocate for loyalty to the British Empire and the preservation of slavery in the southern colonies, Brad Bebout is fine as the great Boston patriot and president of the Congress, John Hancock. The two fine voiced ladies are Adelaide Prekopa as Martha Jefferson and D’Angelique Dopson as Abigail Adams.

If you have never seen a version of the play, we should note that it is not a Disney sanitized portrayal of the Founding Fathers. These are not “sanctimonious orators prone to dramatic proclamations of the glories of democracy.” You will be surprised by the humor, mild profanity and outright bawdiness in some of the scenes. For instance, Thomas Jefferson tells John Adams and Benjamin Franklin that he has writer's block and can't come up with anything for the Declaration of Independence because he "burns" for his wife, whom he has not seen in six months. Adams expresses similar yearnings, and Franklin then makes a joke about how at his age it's best to stick to writing because "the pen is mightier than the sword." New Jersey is prominent, particularly when a letter to the Continental Congress from George Washington reports on the general drunkenness of militia in New Jersey, and how their demand for prostitutes is greater than the supply of prostitutes in New Jersey, and that many have contracted venereal disease.
The play contains 13 musical numbers, with “Sit Down, John” (Adams and Congress); “Till Then” (Adams and Abigail); “But, Mr. Adams” (Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Sherman and Livingston) and “Is Anybody There?” (Adams and Thomson)  particular standouts.

The balance of the cast of 1776 features: the imposing Tim Daniels as Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Barca as George Read, Roy Bogert as Andrew McNair, Jim Coakley as Col. Thomas McKean, Michael Daly as Leather Apron, Don Flynn as Dr. Lyman Hall, Michael Foster as Lewis Morris, Ronan Green as The Courier, Jim Hammill as Stephen Hopkins, Cory Herbert as Robert Livingston, Clinton L. Scott as James Wilson, Adam Mahonchak as Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Dave McDonald as Caesar Rodney, Donald Pauselius as Joseph Hewes, Lawrence Sanders as Rev. John Witherspoon of New Jersey, Robert Scarpone as Samuel Chase, Gabe Weiss as Edward Rutledge, Larry Wilbur as Rodger Sherman and Jared Zak as Charles Thompson.

Director Roseann Ruggiero’s support team includes; Music Director Tracy Lee Witko, Producer Geraldine Baillod and Carla Kendall, Stage Manager  Susan Hagen, Set Design Greg Moran, Set Decor Anette Angelini and Camille DiLorenzo, Scenic Artist Anette Angelini, Lighting Design Cheryl Wilbur ,Sound Design Larry Wilbur,

Props Camille DiLorenzo, Costumes Janice Schopper, Make-Up / Hair Pearl Hart,
Wig Consultant Natacha Moreno and Make-Up / Hair Christine Morgan

The principal take-away from this rousing depiction of the decision to revolt is that nothing has changed....even then our leaders were all too human. They were just as divided, just as prone to good and evil, just as irrational of temper as the politicians of today.Three cheers for cast and crew.

The remaining performances are on May, 25, 31 June 1, 7, & 8 at 8pm and May, 26 & June 2 at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 (senior/student tickets are $23 on matinees only).

Image: L to R; Joe Elefante as John Adams, Tim Daniels as Thomas Jefferson, Michael Foley as Benjamin Franklin, Cory Herbert as Robert Livingston & Larry Wilbur as Rodger Sherman [Photograph by Tom Schopper]

AUDITIONS @ CIRCLE PLAYERS FOR “THE TEMPEST”

AUDITION NOTICE:

THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Alicia Harabin

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm - 9:30pm; Monday, June 10, 7:30pm - 9:30pm; Callback Date(s): Monday, June 17. Callbacks are by invitation only.
WHERE:
Circle Players, at 416 Victoria Avenue, Piscataway, NJ

Piscataway's Circle Players and director Alicia Harabin seek 14 actors for the first production of our 2019-2020 season. Rehearsals will be scheduled as actors are available throughout the summer, then pick up to approximately thee per week in September.

Actors of all genders will be considered for most roles. Although the roles below are listed by degree of physicality, all roles in this show require more than average physical acting. Ages refer to stage age and are approximate.

Performance Dates: October 4, 5, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 (Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @3pm)

Physically Demanding Roles:

  • Ariel (ageless) - A trio of actors working together to portray this formless, airy spirit who is able to control the elements, but is held captive by Prospero/a’s magic
  • Caliban (20s - 40s) - The half-human son of the witch Sycorax (former ruler of the island), now a “savage and deformed slave” to Prospero/a
  • Stephano (any) - a drunken butler
  • Trinculo (any) - a jester

Less Physical Roles:

  • Prospero/a (40s - 60s) - Deposed Duke of Milan, now magical ruler of the island
  • Miranda (16 - early 20s) - Prospero/a’s teenage daughter, who has little memory of their life before the island and no contact with other humans aside from her father/mother
  • Ferdinand (18 - 20s) - Prince of Naples, who believes he is the sole survivor of the shipwreck
  • Alonso/a (50s - 60s) - King/Queen of Naples, who fears they have lost their son and heir
  • Gonzalo/a (60s +) - Noble advisor to the king and former friend of Prospero/a
  • Sebastian (30s - 50s) - Younger sibling of Alonso/a, easily swayed toward ambition
  • Antonio/a (30s - 50s) - Duke of Milan, having deposed and exiled their older sibling
  • Boatswain/Adrian (any) - Ship’s officer, also plays a lord/lady attending the King/Queen

Readings will be from the script, and sides will be made available at www.circleplayers.org.

Those interested in Alonso or Gonzalo should read Prospero for their initial audition.

Those interested in Stephano, Sebastian or Adrian should read Antonio and Trinculo.

Performers are encouraged to read for more than one character.

Any questions can be directed to the production staff at circleplayersnj@gmail.com.

The Lord Stirling Theater Company Performs ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in Basking Ridge

The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform

The Importance of Being Earnest

WHEN: Friday, May 31, at 7:30PM, with additional performances on June 1 at 7:30PM, June 2 at 4:00PM, June 7 and 8 at 7:30PM, and June 9 at 4:00PM.
WHERE:
English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
TICKETS: $20 general admission, or $15 for seniors (65 and over), Farmstead Arts members, and students.
For group sales (10+) please call 908.636.7576.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com or at the door (cash only).

Oscar Wilde’s most popular and well-known play, The Importance of Being Earnest is a delightfully witty comedy mocking Victorian traditions and social customs, where manners and appearance are everything and style is more important than substance. First performed in 1895 at St. James’s Theater in London, this “trivial comedy for serious people” continues to entertain audiences over a century later with its brilliant wordplay and hilariously absurd plot in which two young aristocratic gentlemen use fictional identities to escape tiresome social obligations and pursue their romantic desires.

The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest ” is directed by Lisa M. Black of Westfield. The cast includes: Ryan Fleming of South Brunswick as Jack Worthing (Ernest), Derek Egidio of Columbia as Algernon Moncrieff, Sarah DeVizio of Chester as Gwendolen Fairfax, Sharon McGuire of Westfield as Lady Bracknell, Allegra Mroz of Roxbury as Cecily Cardew, Cass Cochrane of Colonia as Miss Prism, David Kelley of Fanwood as The Reverend Canon Chasuble, and Jeff Forbes of Westfield as Lane/Merriman.

The Importance of Being Earnest begins The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s sixth season at the Farmstead Arts Center. 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.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

TRIBUTE CONCERT @ UCPAC’S HAMILTON STAGE TONIGHT

ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY: Tribute to Bad Company & Foreigner

ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY: Tribute to Bad Company & Foreigner

WHEN: Thu, May 23, 2019 8:00 PM
WHERE:
UCPAC'S Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway, NJ
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy, playing the music of Bad Company and Foreigner, is a band forged in the fires of classic rock.

  • Singer Kevin Brennan has shared the stage with Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Tom Scholz of Boston, and Roger Daltrey of The Who.
  • Guitarist Bruce Edwards has performed with Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, and members of Guns & Roses and Blue Oyster Cult.
  • Guitarist Derrek Hawkins started his musical journey with Sammy Hagar and went on to play for Stabbing Westward, Spacehog, and Ace Frehley of KISS.
  • Drummer Kevin Hupp played for Rick Derringer for ten years, and since then has worked with Eddie Van Halen, Hall & Oates, and Iggy Pop.
  • Bassist Andy Huenerberg has shared both stage and studio with such diverse figures as Aretha Franklin, Leonard Bernstein, and the “Godfather of Rock & Roll,” Chuck Berry.
  • Keyboard/Cowbellist Jess Kessler has worked with members of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Meatloaf and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

Save 30%–“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (TM) in Concert at NJPAC

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

WHEN: Sat, June 1, at 2 pm & 7:30 pm 
WHERE:
NJPAC, One Center St., Newark

Special Offer:

Save 30%* when you order using promotion code WIZARD30 online, or call NJSO Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).
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Regular-price tickets are also available on NJPAC’s website or by calling the NJPAC Box Office at 1.888.GO.NJPAC (466.5722).

This concert is presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Year Five begins! Between crushing on Cho Chang, studying for his O.W.L.s and the ever-growing number of detentions from Professor Umbridge™, Harry Potter™ must find the time to discover the secret of his terrible nightmares! See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert on the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score live.

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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

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State Theatre New Jersey presents Happy Together Tour 2019

Happy Together Tour 2019

Featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, and more!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8pm 
WHERE:
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: $45-$95

The Turtles continue to be the signature headliners of the Happy Together Tour. Mark Volman will bring his infamous antics to the stage along with the Archie’s Ron Dante (who will be replacing Howard Kaylan). Together they will be performing all of the Turtles’ magical Top 40 Hits including “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Showed Me,” The Archies’ mega-hit “Sugar Sugar,” and the title of the tour “Happy Together.”

Chuck Negron (above, right), formerly of Three Dog Night, is back on the Happy Together Tour due to popular demand! He brings Three Dog Night’s biggest hits to the stage, including “Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Shambala,” “One,” “Easy to Be Hard,” among others. 

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (left) is thrilled to be on the Happy Together Tour again. Puckett’s trademark voice will be belting out his hits one more time. Fans will affectionately remember “Young Girl,” “Over You,” “Woman, Woman,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now,” “Lady Willpower,” “Don’t Give in to Him,” and more.

The Buckinghams will be back on the tour for the first time in five years! The band formed in 1966, and went on to become one of the top selling acts of 1967, including their No.1 hit “Kind of a Drag,” and other hits “Don’t You Care,” ”Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” and “Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song.” With three chart hits at one time on two labels, in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America.”

The Classics IV is the newest addition to the Happy Together lineup. With their southern soft rock sound, they are one of the most popular and influential pop groups of the 60s and 70s. They achieved phenomenal success with multiplatinum hits “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” and “Everyday with You Girl.”

The Cowsills have been dazzling crowds the last four years on the Happy Together Tour with their effervescent brand of contagious pop magic. Bob, Paul, and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for televisions, The Partridge Family. Best known for songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” and “Love American Style.” The Cowsills appeared on numerous television shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.