Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Ruth Kliwinski, a newcomer to the Nutley Little Theatre, will appear at that venue in the upcoming production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The comedy, about a group of discontented bridesmaids during a Knoxville, Tenn. wedding reception, is by Alan Ball, the screenwriter for “American Beauty” and creator of […]

Crazed comedian Vic DiBitetto’s rants draw rave reviews at NJPAC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Comedian Vic DiBitetto is onstage and he is clearly upset about something. And fans who have packed the house at the first of his two recent New Jersey Performing Arts Center shows wouldn’t have it any other way. The Brooklyn-born former garbageman-turned Staten Island bus driver-turned-YouTube comedy sensation entered the cozy, nearly sold […]

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A theater troupe from the George Street Playhouse came to Watsessing Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 1. Four performers and a stage manager/sound engineer presented an age-appropriate musical comedy, “Austin the Unstoppable.” This was a 45-minute show about the importance of making healthy eating and recreational decisions. The troupe has been touring the […]

Chasing the bright lights of Little Theatre

Chasing the bright lights of Little Theatre

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Two Bloomfield actors serious about community theater are currently preparing their latest roles in Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox in the Fairway,” to be presented at the Nutley Little Theatre in Nutley. Township residents Nelson Valentin and Jim Simpson have appeared numerous times at this well-known local theater. For Valentin, in his debut at […]

John Cleese unleashes ‘Python’ on receptive NJPAC audience

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — John Cleese is completely engrossed in a heartfelt and thought-provoking discussion lamenting the constantly negative and depressive tone of the current evening news. All the while, a mangled, freshly used tissue is unpleasantly dangling from the side of his cheek. It’s awkward yet undeniably silly. Classic Cleese. As co-founder of the groundbreaking […]

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program Wednesday, April 19, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This event is held each year to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed so much at a young age. […]

Mt. Pleasant fifth-grader to appear on ‘Chopped Jr.’ April 11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary School fifth-grader Megan Hackett will appear on “Chopped Jr.,” the popular cooking show on the Food Network, on April 11 at 8 p.m. Megan has always enjoyed cooking, taking several cooking classes before deciding to audition for “Chopped Jr.” The contest pits four chefs against each other for […]