SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

‘Cain’t say no’ to seeing ‘Oklahoma!’ this weekend

SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Oklahoma!” is undoubtedly one of the most significant plays in the history of American theater. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic — the duo’s debut collaboration — was among the first productions to incorporate song and dance into a coherent story when it opened on Broadway in 1943. Since then the show […]

WOHS to perform ‘The Little Mermaid’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s West Orange High School spring musical is the wildly popular, family-friendly “The Little Mermaid.” Performances begin March 23 and continue through March 26. The 1989 Disney blockbuster was loosely based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. This fun-filled show tells the story of Ariel, a […]

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

Actress playing actress enjoys stage time near SO home

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

MILLBURN, NJ — Jill Paice did not have to think twice before joining the cast of “A Comedy of Tenors” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. For one, the Millburn venue is close to the Broadway veteran’s home in South Orange, making it possible for her to walk her dogs between shows. But above all, it […]

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in teacher William Farley’s choir classes got a special visit from actor Warner Miller on Jan. 12. Miller co-starred in “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington and most recently appeared as “Tone” in the Netflix series, “Luke Cage.” Students listened intently as Miller recounted his journey into acting and a career […]

South Orange PAC partners with American Theater Group

Theater to read Maplewood woman’s play

South Orange PAC partners with American Theater Group

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center has entered into a partnership with American Theater Group, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in producing new and overlooked American plays, establishing the group as SOPAC’s official theater-in-residence. As part of the agreement, American Theater Group will present four readings in the SOPAC Loft […]

Tony winner Benanti lends her skills to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I Like Musicals,” an original song penned by Tony winner and multiple Tony nominee Laura Benanti, will be a featured musical piece at the West Orange High School holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, and the trip from Broadway to West Orange is one of friendship and camaraderie that spans decades. […]

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Strollers theater group couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 85th season than with its staged production of “Cole,” a musical revue celebrating the life and work of Cole Porter, the renowned composer and lyricist whose songs are still performed on Broadway, more than 50 years after his death. […]

SOMSD students experience NYU music program

NEW YORK CITY — On Sunday, Oct. 2, students from the South Orange-Maplewood School District participated in a series of masterclasses, lectures and performances at New York University’s Steinhardt. Students from Maplewood Middle School, South Orange Middle School and Columbia High School attended the NYU woodwind department’s “A Day in the Life,” an event which […]

ReelAbilities to play in Montclair and West Orange

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — ReelAbilities is the largest disability film festival in the country and will be hosted from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 at Montclair State University and at JCC MetroWest in West Orange. The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of and […]

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