Tuesday, September 14, 2021

STNJ New Fall Outdoor Concert Series!


Coming soon to our

Back Yard Stage...



Autumn Night Music

An Outdoor Concert Series this October


Three of The Shakespeare Theatre’s Most Luminous Alums

Presenting Three Very Different Nights of Song and Sounds

at Three Vreeland Road!




October 8, 2021

7:30 PM

Elena Shaddow

Ms. Shaddow will be performing songs from some of her favorite Broadway musicals, both old and new, as well as a selection of music from her many concert appearances. Elena was last seen on Broadway in Terence McNally’s The Visit. Other Broadway appearances include the revival of La Cage Aux Folles, The Woman in White, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, and Les Misérables. On television, she was featured as Sister Sophia in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood. She has appeared at The Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, and has performed in three productions at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey including Illyria. Elena has performed in numerous concert venues including NYC's 54 Below and The Metropolitan Room, The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, New Brunswick's State Theater, the Newport Performing Arts Center, and many, many others.



Benjamin Eakeley

Mr. Eakeley will present his “Best of the Songbook” series, with material from his Broadway Swinger Vol. 1, Broadway Swinger Vol. 2 cabarets as well as an upcoming concert that he is developing for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. Time Out named the Broadway Swinger series a Critics’ Pick and “One of the Best Cabarets in NYC.” Joining Ben on stage is a wonderful jazz trio led by Music Director James Olmstead on piano. Ben has performed in four Broadway musicals and has taught voice in Yale University’s Shen Curriculum for Musical Theatre. He also maintains a private voice studio in NYC. Ben has performed in many productions at STNJ over the years, most recently turning in a beautiful performance in Bonnie J. Monte’s production of The Rainmaker in 2019.



October 9, 2021

7:30 PM





October 15, 2021

7:30 PM

Kate Baldwin

Ms. Baldwin was last seen at STNJ’s Backyard Stage last Fall in two concert performances titled “A Kind of September: An Evening with Kate Baldwin”. She has also performed at STNJ in Shakespeare’s Henry V and performed in the company’s Annual Gala Cabaret. She will be accompanied by her long-time friend and collaborator, Georgia Stitt. Ms. Baldwin will perform signature songs from her rich repertoire that has evolved over the length of her acclaimed career. Hailed as “the redheaded firecracker” by Stephen Holden of The New York Times, the performance will include gorgeous music and expert storytelling from songwriters like Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Ms. Stitt. “We suppose there are some things that Baldwin cannot do, but over the past decade we have yet to see her be anything but superb,” said Steven Suskin of Playbill.







Current Subscribers — $40

Regular Ticket Buyers (festival seating) — $45

VIP (cabaret-table seating) — $80


October 2021

 3 Vreeland Road

Florham Park, NJ 07932


Photo by Nina Westervelt for The New York Times