Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sondheim Would Approve of Vanguard's Production of "Into the Woods"!


Reviewer Jay Lustig of NJ Arts wrote that "Sondheim, an ardent mentor of young artists throughout his life, would have approved."  He commended the performers, stating that "It wasn’t just that the actors got their lines right and sang the right notes and smoothly moved around the stage. The production made such a strong impression because they really made the characters their own and projected a strong sense of personality."


You have one weekend left to see this extraordinary production, which Lustig wrote: "serves as an effective advertisement for the quality of the training in the Dream VTC program — and the skill of the aspiring actors who are participating in it."  Vanguard has taken many measures to keep audiences and cast/team members safe, including augmenting air filtration and flow, requiring N95 and KN95 masks for audience members, testing the cast and team daily, vaccine and temperature checks, and more.  Please come see Into the Woods!




Broadway's own Dwayne Clark (The Color Purple, Spiderman, Tarzan, In the Heights, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and the upcoming Paradise Square) reprises his iconic role as Ray Charles in this tribute to the legendary performer. Two weekends only!



As we commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this month, and always, the struggle for voting rights is front and center—again. Take a moment to watch Vanguard Theater Company's video—with our VTC family, some familiar faces, and some very special guests, voicing the words of some of his speeches, interspersed with musical moments that are particularly relevant today.  It's about 60 minutes, so fill a cup, fill your screen, and take it in! 



Registration for our summer programs is OPEN and LIMITED! 
Please stay tuned for a special announcement about auditions!



Wishing you a healthy, happy end of January. Artistically yours, Janeece, Jessica, and the team at Vanguard Theater Company.