2011-2012 Special Concert Series
WHEN: Friday, November 11, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Growing Stage in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong.
TICKETS: $16 with open seating in the 250-seat house, which will provide both a unique and intimate setting for this very special concert. To purchase tickets and to place your reservation call 973.347.4946 or log onto www.growingstage.com.
The Growing Stage—The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is proud to present its which will start off with a performance by recording artist, Tom Chapin. Adult albums and kids’ albums, contemporary folk and pop, Tom Chapin’s music spans styles and generations. For more than 30 years and through 20 compact discs, Chapin has entertained, mused and enlightened audiences of all ages with life-affirming original songs told in a sophisticated array of musical styles. Tom’s remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through whether he’s performing in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, a school, in front of a symphony orchestra or in an intimate coffeehouse.
Tom has gained widespread critical and popular acclaim for his recordings aimed at 4 to 11 year-olds and their families. Tom and his collaborators John Forster, Michael Mark and Jon Cobert have created a body of songs which are quickly becoming children’s classics. His family albums have been recognized with awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice, the New York Music Awards, the National Association of Parenting Publications and Parents Magazine. Five of his family recordings have received Grammy nominations for Best Musical Album For Children, including Some Assembly Required, Tom’s newest family recording. Billboard magazine calls Chapin “the best family artist around.”
Chapin’s live performances engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of children and adults alike. Parents Magazine says, “Nobody today is writing and performing better kids’ songs than Tom Chapin . . . the Pied Piper of children’s music.” Elementary school teachers across North America have incorporated Chapin’s songs into their curriculum, finding them accessible and adaptable to classroom study and interaction.
“For music that reaffirms the positive in life, the rewards of family and the wonders of living, go no further than Tom Chapin.”—Princeton Packet
“... expands knowledge, stretches the imagination, tickles the funny bone
and effortlessly inspires audience participation.”—The Washington Post