Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Broadway Stars to Perform at Vanguard Theater on Tuesday, December 7

Exposure Therapy
WHEN: One night only on Tuesday, December 7, 8 PM
Vanguard Theater is located at 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. The theater is on the second floor and walking upstairs is required.
$30 a person at cafe tables for two or four, and food and drink will be available for purchase.
Tickets at

As part of Vanguard Theater’s Broadway on Bloomfield series, Broadway stars Elena Ricardo (Beautiful on Broadway, Mamma Mia), and Paul A. Schaefer (Phantom of the Opera), will perform their show. Here’s a sneak peek! 

Paul A. Schaefer and Elena Ricardo love to sing just as much as they love each other. Paul regularly performs the title role in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera. Elena played featured roles in both Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Mama Mia. However, the thought of having an undeniably talented partner sitting out there and watching you conjures up all sorts of insecurities for the talented duo.

Ditch the couch and throw out the pills. These lovebirds are throwing themselves into the very thing that keeps them up at night—and all in front of you dear audience! Paul and Elena will be singing songs from shows they've done and shows they’ve wanted to do, all in the name of conquering their fear and LOVE!

December 7th’s show is a special collaboration with the Montclair Local!

Proof of vaccine or PCR test within 72 hours is required. The theater is outfitted with a state-of-the-art air filtration system, and all surfaces and facilities are sanitized before every performance. For more information, email

Founded in 2015, Vanguard Theater Company is a unique 501(c)(3) committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship. Contact us at, and or look for us on social media @vtcnj and #dreamVTC .