Friday, March 22, 2013
From amateur elementary school performances to music competitions at NJPAC, lots to choose from around the county.
Broadway Barely Legal Today, 7:30 p.m. 4th Wall Theatre 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield $25 The show features “coming of age” songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals of the last two decades. The one-night-only performance has become a highly anticipated part of 4th Wall’s season each year, and it will again feature members of the 4th Wall family of performers from the past and present. The evening will include a live auction and a post-performance reception. All proceeds will go toward future productions. Shana Farr Headlines March Music at the Mansion Sunday, 3 p.m. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield $10 NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Risque titled show offers coming of age songs for all audiences.
On March 22, Bloomfield's 4th Wall Theatre will put on “Broadway Barely Legal: Are You Even Old Enough To Sing That?” The musical production features “coming of age” songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals of the last two decades. The one-night-only performance has become a highly anticipated part of 4th Wall’s season each year, and it will again feature members of the 4th Wall family of performers from the past and present. According to an announcement by the theater, the evening will include a live auction and a post-performance reception. All proceeds will go toward future productions
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Audiences can expect professional caliber sets, musicians and performers.
Bloomield adults and children alike are already buzzing about the Bloomfield High Winter Musical musical Beauty and the Beast. Grown-ups are looking forward to the talent on display on and behind the stage, as the ambitious production boasts elaborate sights and sounds. Children, meanwhile, are excited to see Belle and Lumière in real life. Bloomfield High English teacher and director Cormac McGowan has drummed up excitement in the play by touring members of his ensemble to township elementary schools. Seeing the performers appear in costumes from the Disney-film based play has stirred delighted anticipation among the grade school set. And that’s all by design. McGowan said that for his seventeenth time directing the musical, he wanted to …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Millburn playhouse was voted the best theater in New Jersey to see a musical.
Theater-goers have voted, and the Paper Mill Playhouse was picked as a favorite in New Jersey by a landslide. In the Fifth-Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards, the Millburn theater was voted New Jersey's Favorite Theater to See a Musical, garnering 3,122 votes out of a possible 4,200 public votes cast. "Paper Mill Playhouse is both humbled and honored to receive the 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite Place to see a Musical," Paper Mill Playhouse Managing Director Todd Schmidt said. "These awards are a gift from the audiences and students we serve throughout the state of New Jersey." In the last few years Paper Mill has produced some of the most successful musicals, having the 25th Anniversary of 'Les Misérables' produced at…
Monday, November 19, 2012
A look at what's on the calendar this week in Bloomfield
Check out more of the events going on in Bloomfield this week. To see all the area events, or to add your own, click on events at the top of this page. Council meeting Monday, 6 p.m. Town Hall, Bloomfield There will be a conference meeting at 6 p.m., with a regular meeting following. Jubilee Park Flea Market & Collectible Show Sunday, 9 a.m. 915 Allwood Road, Clifton This flew market offers something for everyone and you can start your holiday shopping early. There will be a collection of unique items for sale. A…My Name is Allice Sunday, 2 p.m. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center 240 Belleville Ave. NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center proudly announce three benefit performances of A...MY…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Cast, alumni of "A Chorus Line" pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on opening night at Millburn's playhouse.
The bright lights of prime-time show business stretched from downtown Millburn all the way to Brookside Drive Sunday night, where Paper Mill Playhouse premiered its 2012-13 season in grand style. Following the press opening of its splashy revival of “A Chorus Line,” about 50 former cast members from the legendary Broadway production joined the current cast onstage for a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch, who wrote the musical’s memorable score, died in August. In addition to a high-kicking reprise of “One,” the capacity crowd was treated to some moving personal tributes, including a speech from Mitzi Hamilton, who inspired one of the show’s characters and is directing “A Chorus Line” here, as she has done some three dozen times…
Monday, December 12, 2011
"Great Songs from Bad Shows" is the winning ticket for the local theater company's 15th season show
Local theater company, 4th Wall, got a boost in fundraising with “Flop of Ages," a one-night-only show put together to help keep alive the company’s mission to expose their audience to interesting and challenging theater. According to artistic director, Kate Swan, the group has a fundraising goal of $15,000 for their 15th season. Swan said they are already two-thirds of the way to that goal with half the season to go. According to 4th Wall Business Manager Bruce McCandless, the concept for “Flop of Ages” was to rediscover (or in most cases discover) great music from unsuccessful musicals. He was inspired by the “Lost in Boston” music recording series which features songs that were cut from various musicals. “Flop of Ages” was split into …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Shakespeare opportunities for the weekend
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears ….” While Hamlet is not one of the plays being performed locally this weekend, several other Shakespearean works will be in the vicinity. Love’s Labour’s Lost will be performed outdoors in the gardens of the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, while A Midsummer Night's Dream can be enjoyed in a traditional setting at the Greek amphitheater at the College of St. Elizabeth. The lesser known Timon of Athens will be revived in Madison at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. These plays have been popular for more than 200 years, for “Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.” –Othello (Act II Scene III). Love’s Labour’s Lost Where/When: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave…
Monday, June 13, 2011
A Man of No Importance plays at the Westminster Arts Center this June.
When superheroes have saturated the movie theaters and have even started swinging in and spinning webs on Broadway, where can one turn to find an alternative to typical summer fare? The 4th Wall Theater company answers that question and sates the hunger of New Jersey’s theater-goers with its production of “A Man of No Importance”. Playing until June 18th, this one is not to be missed. However, that recommendation comes with a caveat. This is not a “light” musical. If you are familiar with this play then you already know that it is an emotional mix of humor, pathos, and the bittersweet mess that is life. If you are not familiar with the story then I will try not to give away the twists and turns that stunned me upon my first viewing. In a …