Sunday, February 2, 2014


BannerA scintillating mix of jazz, comedy, folksongs and theatre therapy take the stage this week at Union County Performing Arts Center and Hamilton Stage in Rahway. 

Comedian Jim Breuer
WHEN:  Fri. Feb 7, 8 PM
UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway NJ.
TICKETS: $51.50, $36.50, $26.50, $21.

Back by popular demand, Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer takes a break from his film, radio and TV work to deliver an evening of off-the-wall comedy and stage antics.

Steve Turré Tribute to Trombone Master J.J. Johnson
presented by RSI Bank Masters-on-Masters Jazz Series
WHEN: Fri. Feb. 7, 8 PM
Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway NJ.

Steve Turré has played in the Saturday Night Live band for 30 years and has performed on over 250 recording sessions with musicians such as diverse as Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Woody Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente and Etta Jones. His Hamilton Stage show will feature the music of jazz legend J.J. Johnson with backing by jazz standouts Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Javon Jackson and Wallace Roney and guest numbers by Rahway High School and Academy Jazz Bands.

Beyond Therapy: A Comedy by Christopher Durang
presented by Mystic Vision Players
WHEN: Feb. 7-8 and 13-15 at 8 PM, Feb. 9 at 3 PM
UCPAC Loft, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway NJ.

Beyond Therapy presents two contemporary Manhattanites — Prudence and Bruce — seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad and meet for a dinner date. It’s a prescription for comic insanity with outrageous side effects. 

An Evening of Rockin’ Folk Music with Catie Curtis and Natalia Zukerman
presented by Split Level Productions
WHEN:  Sat. Feb. 8, 8 PM
Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway NJ.

Catie Curtis has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums with songs featured in numerous TV shows including Dawson’s Creek, Felicity, Grey’s Anatomy and Alias, as well as in films such as 500 Miles to Graceland and A Slipping Down Life. Daughter of classical music icons Pinchas and Eugenia Zukerman, Natalia Zukerman has charted her own bold musical course “with a voice that could send an orchid into bloom and virtuoso guitar picking that can open a beer bottle with its teeth.”