by Stephen Sondheim
WHERE: Vanguard Theater Company, 180 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair (2nd floor; there is no elevator)
TICKETS: available at bit.ly/ticketsVTC, or at https://www.vanguardtheatercompany.org.
Vanguard has transformed its theater into a woodsy glen (left), with a production that showcases the company’s most talented teens and young adults as part of DREAM VTC, a selective training program, providing a professional rehearsal process for pre-professionals, who hope to one day become professional performers.
Pursuant to the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s “Opening Night, Opening Right,” pledge, Vanguard also requires audience members to present proof of vaccination and wear N95 or equivalent masks throughout the performance. All audience members will also be temperature checked upon entering.
“When we opened our theater in June 2021, our mantra was “We built it, now please come,” Clark recalls. We have done everything we can to assure our participants and audiences that their health and safety is our top priority. One of the most beautiful songs in Into the Woods, is 'No one is Alone.' What better place to hear this message than by experiencing “Into the Woods” together? As Oscar Wilde once said, 'I regard theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.'”
ABOUT VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY
Vanguard Theater Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit producing original, collaborative and re-imagined works of theater. Committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship, Vanguard is committed to color-conscious casting, and professional artistic mentorship. Vanguard Theater Company's year-round programming is made possible through generous support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Investors Bank, collaborations with Montclair Film and other community partners, and the generosity of many individual donors.
For more information about Vanguard Theater Company and its programs, please visit www.VanguardTheaterCompany.org or call 973.632.2523. For the most up-to-date news and information, follow @VTCNJ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.