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