‘Big River’ opens this weekend in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions presents the musical “Big River” this month at the Baird Center in South Orange. The cast and crew, led by director and set designer Nicholas J. Clarey, are thrilled to perform the musical version of Mark Twain’s timeless story about Huckleberry Finn for three weekends starting this Friday, […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]

‘Riverdance 20’ delights packed house at NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — “Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour” concluded a brief run at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark last weekend, thrilling audiences with a near-perfect blend of Irish-themed dancing, singing and stellar musicianship. Along with everything that made the original production so dazzling and memorable, this latest version boasts new costumes, lighting […]

What’s Beneath? 1978 shows you

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Drawing is an expansive art term, encompassing many styles, methods and media with one fairly consistent characteristic: drawing involves the direct hand of the artist. Objects created by the act of drawing are not necessarily limited to impressions made upon a surface. While the suggestion of the artist’s marks may be evident, […]

Maplewood Glee Club to put on extraordinary performance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The spring concert of the Maplewood Glee Club will be Saturday, April 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The glee club is led by musical director Greg Scime, with John Conte as accompanist. The Maplewood Glee Club portion of the program includes popular selections […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

SHU chorus performs spring choral celebration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall University Choral Program, under the direction of Jason C. Tramm, will perform works of Handel, Randall Thompson, Stephen Paulus, Ernani Aguiar, Moses Hogan and a complete performance of Ola Gjeilo’s “Sunrise Mass” with a string ensemble on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at SOPAC in South Orange. […]

Theater Project presents ‘The Groundling’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In Marc Palmieri’s comedy, ‘The Groundling,’ Long Island landscaper Bob Malone has been infected by the writing bug: After accidentally wandering into a low-rent production of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” he feels compelled to write his own verse play about his troubled marriage. He pays a desperate New York director to make […]