Thursday, March 31, 2016

THEATER CLASSES FOR ADULTS BEGIN @ GSP ON APRIL 4

Each of our Spring Adult Academy classes offers a unique​ in​-​depth investigation​ into​ My Name is Asher Lev. The cost of each class includes the script of My Name is Asher Lev and one ticket to a performance of the production.

WHEN: Monday Nights, April 4 - May 23 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick

Mainstage Stage Scene Study
This course will explore the foundations of script analysis, characterization, and relationship. Students will read and explore monologues and scenes from Aaron Posner’s My Name is Asher Lev, adapted from the famous novel by Chaim Potok.  

Performance Lab: My Name Is...
What is the story of your name?  How do we honor the traditions we are raised with when they conflict with the individual that we want to become? Students will develop an original play through the exploration of themes from our mainstage production of My Name is Asher Lev.

GSP Subscribers and returning students receive a 10% discount on all classes.  Please contact Diana for discount.

To register, please contact Diana Gundacker, Education Associate, at 732-846-2895 x117, education@georgestplayhouse.org, or register online

STAGED READING OF “ROUNDELAY” BY SIR ALAN AYCKBOURN TO PREMIERE @ CTG

U.S. Premiere Staged Reading of

ROUNDELAY
5 interconnected plays by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Michael T. Mooney

WHEN: April 2nd, 8:00pm
WHERE:
Chester Theatre Group, 54 Grove Street, at the corner of Maple Ave., in Chester, NJ
TICKETS: $15.00
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
908-879-7304
www.chestertheatregroup.org

featuring VALERIE STACK DODGE ~ DAVE DUNCAN ~ JON HERON ~ PETER HORN ~ GLORIA LAMOUREUX ~ MICHAEL T. MOONEY ~ DAWN MORVILLO ~ GABRIELLA SCERBO ~ ROB SULLIVAN

TUESDAY MORNINGS AT THE MUSEUM CONTINUES IN FREEHOLD

Jewish Journaling and More_Voices and Visions

www.jh;momc.org for more information and to register

TRILOGY REP SETS AUDITIONS FOR “IN THE HEIGHTS”

TRILOGY REPERTORY PROUDLY PRESENTS:

IN THE HEIGHTS

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHERE: Bernards Township Community Center, 289 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge

WHEN: Monday, April 25: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Wednesday, April 27: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Children (ages 10-14) Auditions: Sunday, May 1 from 6 pm to 7 pm

What to prepare for your audition:

  • A one-minute song that best shows off your singing ability. Does not have to be a song from a musical. No songs from the show. If you are interested in the parts of Usnavi, Sonny, or Benny, please also prepare a short rap.
  • All those auditioning should visit www.trilogyrepertory.com (click on “Auditions” and then "In the Heights") for specific role information, to sign up for an audition slot, and to download and fill out the casting sheet to bring with you to your audition.
  • Callbacks: Sunday, May 1 at 7 pm (by invitation only)
    All Callbacks should come prepared to dance, to sing selected music from the show, and to read selected sides from the show.

For more information, please contact the director,
Mariella Klinger, at 908-938-9546 or at mariella.klinger@gmail.com

Show dates: July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23

LISTEN TO “ELENA FERRANTE IN TRANSLATION” ON WNYC AM & FM ON APRIL 20

If you loved the novels by Elena Ferrante about two friends growing up in 1950s-60s Naples, you won’t want to miss this radio broadcast on WNYC:

Elena Ferrante in Translation

WHEN: April 20, 12 – 2 pm
WHERE:
  WNYC AM 820 and WNYC FM 93.9 on the radio dial

We at The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club headquarters have been trying to figure out how to talk about Elena Ferrante's wildly popular Neapolitan novels for some time now. For those unfamiliar with Ferrante and her work, Elena Ferrante is the pen name for an Italian author who doesn't do interviews, and whose true identity has been kept a secret – and eluded detection – for more than 20 years. The final book in the series, The Story of The Lost Child, was just longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Well, we're excited to announce that, even though we couldn't get Elena Ferrante herself to the studio, we've got the next best person!

Ann Goldstein is the only literary translator to have been entrusted with bringing the words of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels to English readers. Over the course of the past decade or so, Goldstein has become one of the most sought-after Italian-to-English literary translators in the world. Her other notable translation work includes In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri’s new Italian-written memoir, and The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which was released last fall. And not for nothing, but all of these accomplishments are on top of Goldstein's day job as head of the copy department at The New Yorker.

Ann Goldstein will be here on April 20th to discuss the Neapolitan novels, how she became a celebrity in the translation world and the public face of Elena Ferrante, her process, and her broader body of work. Ask her your questions here!

NEW JERSEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES IN WEST ORANGE

 

NEW JERSEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FOR
SATURDAY 4/2-THURSDAY 4/7

 

SATURDAY 4/2

SUNDAY 4/3

8:45PM: Summer Solstice

3:00PM: Dough

   

SUNDAY 4/3

MONDAY 4/4

7:00PM: Rabin in His Own Words

7:30PM: Once in a Lifetime

   

TUESDAY 4/5

WEDNESDAY 4/6

7:30PM: Wedding Doll

12:30PM: Theodore Bikel:
In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

   

WEDNESDAY 4/6

WEDNESDAY 4/6

7:30PM: The Kind Words

Screened at Bow Tie Cinemas at South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

7:30PM: The Last Mentsch

   

THURSDAY 4/7 DOUBLE FEATURE!

THURSDAY 4/7 DOUBLE FEATURE!

7:30PM: Women in Sink

7:30PM: Mountain

All films will be screened at:
Maurice Levin Theater, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
unless noted otherwise

Click here for the complete film schedule

GET TICKETS NOW!
www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest

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KREUGER SCOTT EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION @ NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY

WHERE: 4th Floor – Auditorium, Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH @ THE GAELEN GALLERIES @ THE JCC METROWEST IN WEST ORANGE

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DANCE WORLD PREMIERE @ NJPAC ON APRIL 8

Carolyn Dorfman Dance:

WORLD PREMIERE of

Traces

Friday, April 8

From the intimacy of the duet to powerful, driving ensembles, the work of choreographer Carolyn Dorfman conjures rich worlds for audiences to enter through a program that features the world premiere of Traces.

WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ
Doors at 6pm; Performance at 8pm
Tickets Are $45

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where ten of Dorfman's stunning dancers will present the world premiere of Traces, which includes a commissioned score by Svjetlana Bukvich and video design by Kate Freer. The program will also feature Dorfman's riveting and explosive Echad and the sensuous duet Keystone.

Traces, Dorfman's newest work, is a full-company work that captures the richness and depth of the multi-ethnic artists of Carolyn Dorfman Dance. The work explores the forces that create and change us -- divide and connect us. At its core, it is a work about memory, history, and now. From our creation to migration, from our awe of the universe to our attempt to control it and each other, Dorfman continues her exploration of the dynamic and shifting equilibrium that is essential to our survival, individually and collectively. Wallace Stegner once said, "There is a sense in which we are all each other's consequences." "This quote encapsulates the inspiration behind Traces," shares artistic director Carolyn Dorfman. "Every single person and culture matters and has an impact on the world. No gesture is too large or small, local or global, you change the world and those in it. To be human and alive is both a great privilege and responsibility." Traces is presented as part of the Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance and made possible by a generous grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and in part, with support from The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation and New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and endowment gifts from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Echad, the Hebrew word for "One," refers to the power of one community; the uniqueness or oneness of each individual and the delicate balance between the two, that is the essence of our humanity. At the center of the work is The Wheel. Both abstract and metaphorical it signifies the circle of life and community. It can embrace, imprison, give birth, cause death, create conflict or support, separate or join, burden or free, thus creating a shifting, changing image of human/community equilibrium. Set to classic songs by Rufus Wainwright, Louis Armstrong, and Jamie Randolph, Keystone is a duet that explores the endurance of relationships and the concept of staying power in a world that continues to embrace fast digital communication that is not aligned with the human pulse or true intimacy.

Presented as part of the Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance.

Dance Diversity in NJ: Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance at NJPAC

http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/jersey-moves-festival-of-dance-carolyn-dorfman-dance

ALSO COMING TO NJPAC:

ABOUT NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors (including over 1.5 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. NJPAC is a proud partner of Newark Celebration 350.

FOLLOW NJPAC

Location and Directions: NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.

Detailed instructions on approaching the venue by car, by bus, by foot or by rail:

For additional information and up-to-the-minute updates, call 1-888-GO-NJPAC (888-466-5722)

STAND-UP COMEDY TO BENEFIT HACKETTSTOWN ROTARY CLUB

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FREE CONCERT IN WHITEHOUSE ON APRIL 16

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

INTERACTIVE CHILDREN’S CONCERT @ JCC THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN TENAFLY

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SAXOPHONE BLOWOUT

WHEN: April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton St., Tenafly
TICKETS: $12 and $10 for JCC members.
They can be purchased at www.jccotp.org/Thurnauer.
For more information, call 201-408-1465.

The New Thread Saxophone Quartet will present “Saxophone Blowout,” an interactive children’s concert. The concert will include a workshop where children can make their own instruments to take home.

“This will be a special concert by a young creative group of musicians, and children will love the bonus of creating their own instruments and music as well,” said Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, director of the Thurnauer Music School.

The New Thread Saxophone Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene and beyond. This group of elite musicians shares the goal of commissioning, and working closely with composers, to develop impactful new works for the saxophone.  The quartet has toured in the US and abroad, performing at the 2012 NAVY Band Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia; NASA Biennial Conferences at Illinois and Arizona State Universities, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and internationally at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. Based in New York City, New Thread has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Tenri Cultural Institute, and the Bang on a Can Summer Festival Benefit, among other venues.

2 APRIL EVENTS BY AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET!

Spring into Dance

WHEN: April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage in Rahway, N.J.
(908)725-3420
Click here to get your tickets now!

Spring into Dance features a wide variety of works -- different styles, movements, looks.

Watch the dancers spring from tutus to unitards and from pointe shoes to dancing barefoot, displaying the huge range of their talents!


Spotlight on Mary Barton:  A World Premiere for

Masters of Dance & Music

Mary Barton's newest work, A Shepherd Singing (and I Still Heard Nothing), will receive its world premiere on April 8 at McCarter Theatre as part of our Masters of Dance & Music program.

The music for this piece, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, will be played live by the Princeton University Orchestra.

Click here to read more about the program and Mary Barton's new piece!

Click here to purchase tickets now!

REGISTER NOW TO BRING YOUR STUDENTS TO THE DODGE POETRY FESTIVAL STUDENT DAY THIS FALL!

DODGE POETRY FESTIVAL

Student Day is Friday, October 21, 2016!

The heart of the Dodge Poetry Festival, High School Student Day introduces thousands of teenagers to poets from widely diverse backgrounds, offering them the opportunity to see the world from perspectives entirely unlike their own.  The poets on High School Student Day are extraordinary—not only in their talent as writers, but in their ability to communicate and connect with students.  The atmosphere of the day is one of mutual respect and generosity. High School Student Day also meets Common Core State Standards.

High School Student Day offers a variety of simultaneous events, including readings, sessions, storytelling, musicians and discussions with over 50 poets, from our most celebrated to some of the most promising and engaging younger poets.

If you'd like to get the registration process started to bring your students to the Festival, click here to start the process.

You can also find the process, responsibilities and benefits of becoming a Festival Coordinator for your school at the link above. Send us an email at studentday@grdodge.org if you have any questions.

We hope you will join us for this amazing day of poetry!

APRIL PROGRAMS @ MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

NEW! GAELEN LECTURE

Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture with Preston Singletary
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

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The Gaelen Family Artist Lecture is made possible through The Gaelen Family Artist Lecture Endowment Fund.

LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

Film Screening & Concert: Flory's Flame
Sunday, April 17, 2–4 p.m.

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American Artist Colonies Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
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ADULTS

Closer Look Tour
Friday, April 1, 2–2:30 p.m.
Coincides with FREE First Friday
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Free First Thursday Night
First Thursday of the month, April 7, 5–9 p.m.
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Public Tour
Third Sunday of the month, April 17, 2–3 p.m.

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FAMILIES

Building Montclair in Lego (Ages 5–14)
Sunday, April 3
Session I: 2–4 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Session II: 5–7 p.m.
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Park Bench
Second Wednesday of the month, April 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
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MAM Family Art Adventure
Third Saturday of the month, April 16, 2–3 p.m.
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WBGO Kids Jazz Concert
Saturday, April 30, 12:30–2 p.m. 
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Family Programs at MAM are funded, in part, by a generous gift from the LeQuire-Schott Family Programs Fund. Park Bench and Free Family Programs are made possible by an anonymous grant.

SENIORS

Artful Outing
First Wednesday of the month, April 6, 2–3 p.m.
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Art in the Afternoon
Second Wednesday of the month, April 13, 2–3:30 p.m.
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HOME SCHOOL

Home School Class: Animals, Artifacts, Gods, Goddesses, and more! (Ages 7+)
8 weeks, begins Tuesday, April 19, 1:30–3 p.m.
Peg Kenselaar
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Home School Day
Third Thursday of the month, April 21, 12–2 p.m.
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Exhibitions on View:
America Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection, Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection, Noah Klersfeld: Percussive Lights with Bathroom Floor, New Native American Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery, and Basket Mania: Collecting Native American Basketry in the Late Victorian Era.

WHERE: MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
973-746-5555
montclairartmuseum.org

APRIL @ SOPAC HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

SOPAC KIDS 'N FAMILY: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
SAT, APR 2 AT 2PM
Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was Roald Dahl's personal favorite. On stage, his whizz-cracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures.
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Martin Sexton

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Nicolas Namoradze
SUN, APR 3 AT 3PM
Hailed as an "extraordinary talent" by Emanuel Ax, 21-year-old Nicolas Namoradze's performances have been acclaimed by the New York Times as "sparkling" and by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as "spectacular."

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Juilliard @ SOPAC is supported in part by Samuel Convissor.

Blues in the Loft: Eliza Neals

Blues in the Loft: Eliza Neals
SUN, APR 3 AT 8PM
Eliza Neals is a sultry, powerful Blues-Rock-Soul vocalist, recording artist, and also a composer. Her work explores the musical spectrum with a combination of blues-rock, psychedelic soul and a twist of jam band with southern rock covers.
Tickets: $15

Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz

Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz
FRI, APR 8 AT 8PM
Graham Parker has worked with Brinsley Schwarz since 1975 when they first met and rehearsed together in a band that became known as Graham Parker and The Rumour. Expect songs from early Rumour albums, Parker's solo career and tunes from recent Rumour reunion albums, Three Chords Good and Mystery Glue.

Opening Act: My Darling Clementine

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Atlantic City Ballet's CARMEN

Atlantic City Ballet's CARMEN
SAT, APR 9 AT 8PM
The Atlantic City Ballet will set the stage for this classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with Bizet's sexy thriller, Carmen.

Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair.

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Dance performances at SOPAC are supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust.

Van Gogh Film and Seminar

Art and Film: Van Gogh
SAT, APR 9 FROM 11AM-5PM
This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the work, the life and the time of Vincent Van Gogh. The day will begin with an illustrated lecture covering the historical context of the period. After lunch, Van Gogh will be screened and a Q&A session will conclude the seminar.

Ticket Includes Light Lunch

Jazz in the Loft: James Gibbs III

Jazz in the Loft: James Gibbs III
SUN, APR 17 AT 7PM
James Gibbs III, who was born in Newark and raised in Irvington, began playing the trumpet at the age of 14 while studying at The New Brunswick Jazz Institute. More recently, he worked and toured with eight-time Grammy Award-nominated Joe Thomas.
Tickets: $15

Radam Schwartz

Jazz in the Loft: Radam Schwartz
SUN, APR 24 AT 7PM
Jazz organist and pianist Radam Schwartz has built his reputation over the last 35 years playing with such great musicians as Arthur and Red Prysock, Eddie Lockjaw, Al Hibbler, Irene Reid, Jimmy Ford, Cecil Brooks III, Tommy Gryce, Madame Pat Tandy, and David Fathead Newman.
Tickets: $15

Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson
FRI, APR 29 AT 8PM
Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It's Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, recurring roles on CBS: The Good Wife, HBO: Girls, Larry David's sold-out Broadway hit: Fish in the Dark) as well as a film producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), she is also a gifted musician with her second album out this year. Buy Tickets

Afro-Cuban All Stars

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
featuring Members of the Buena Vista Social Club

SAT, APR 30 AT 8PM
The internationally-renowned Afro-Cuban All Stars is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban band led by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Their lively music is a mix of all the styles of Cuban music including Colero, Chachacha, Salsa, Rumba and more.  Buy Tickets

Afro-Cuban All Stars

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt
SUN, MAY 1 AT 7:30PM
As one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters, John Hiatt's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, and Linda Ronstadt.   Buy Tickets

WHERE: SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way (behind the train station), South Orange