Thursday, July 26, 2018

This Weekend at the UCPAC!


WHEN: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:00 PM
UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ

Most people would agree that there’s nothing stronger, more durable and occasionally, even more volatile, than the bond between brothers. And when that bond includes the common goal of making music, the results often offer reason for an audience to sit up and take notice. While casual observers may be awed by their Hollywood credentials, critics have been quick to note that the brothers—Michael on vocals, guitar and cello and Kevin on vocals, guitar and percussion—along with the band that’s been with them since the beginning—Paul Guzzone (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Ira Siegel (lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums)—eschew any hint of glitz and glamour in favor of an ethic gleaned from the hard lessons that come as a result of determination and drive.

Freedy JohnstonFreedy Johnston will open for The Bacon Brothers! "Bad Reputation" is one of the many amazing songs Johnston has produced. On top of Rolling Stone Magazine naming Johnston Songwriter Of The Year, Johnston went on to make This Perfect World, an album that would shortly start to end up on everyone's All-Time Best Album Lists.


WHEN: Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
UCPAC'S Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway

We are thrilled to be working with the creators of Bring it On (Jeff Whitty, Amanda Green, Tom Kitt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda) to create a brand new Junior Version!

Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of Campbell Davis, a young cheerleader who dreams of leading her squad to victory at a National competition. The story focuses on the world of competitive cheerleading and the intense rivalries it creates. Campbell’s future is secure: handsome boyfriend, a killer squad, and the newly awarded title of cheer captain. Suddenly, however, she is mysteriously reassigned to another school: the inner-city Jackson High, where she knows hardly anyone and worse, they don’t have a cheerleading squad! Despite the challenges of fitting in at a new school, Campbell befriends some tough girls on the dance squad and helps them become a powerhouse competitor for the National Cheerleading Championships.

This 70-minute musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages.