‘The Hammersteins’ in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III will hold a discussion of his book “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family” on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. For additional information, call 888-816-8527.

Wouldn’t it be loverly to see ‘My Fair Lady’ on Broadway

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is offering early-bird discount tickets to “My Fair Lady,” the classic musical that is returning to Broadway after 25 years! Orchestra tickets to the Friday, May 11, 2018, show at 8 p.m. cost $137. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 15. Bartlett Sher, the […]

Broadway Buddies season comes to end on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 1, 25 Broadway actors performed with their mentees in the culmination of Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship program. Alan Rickman once said: “Actors are agents of change. … A piece of theater can make the difference. It can change the world.” In the span of several months, Broadway […]

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. […]

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