‘Small Town Story’ at SOPAC for just one more weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Opening minds and hearts through song is the overarching goal of the show as the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts American Theater Group’s latest world premiere musical, “Small Town Story,” running through Sunday, June 10. The musical’s storyline, inspired by real events, tells the story of a small southern town […]

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ comes to the Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Let the good times roll with the cast of “Five Guys Named Moe.” Directed and choreographed by Maplewood’s Gregory Omar Osborne and musical direction by Victor Burks, this duo celebrates the musical stylings of Louis Jordan and takes the audience back to a simpler time. The show will be performed at the […]

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of Broadway’s brightest stars will return to the place where everybody knows their names for Interfaith Hospitality Network’s “At Home on Stage,” the cabaret and comedy fundraising event on Monday, June 4, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and opportunity […]

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Anne Hathaway, Laura Benanti, Nikki M. James and more. […]

Liberty students take audience down the rabbit hole

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” on May 3 and 4 was a carefree, spirited interpretation of the Disney classic movie that had enough giggles, laughs and inside jokes to entertain its audience of all ages. “‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a timeless classic,” Director Lissette Villalobos said. “It […]

‘Legally Blonde’ staged by interACT this month

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — This month, interACT Theatre Productions presents “Legally Blonde The Musical.” The show runs through Saturday, May 19, at the Baird Theatre on Three, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinees begin at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online […]

Liberty Middle to present ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will present its spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the school, located at 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The classic Lewis Carroll tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland comes to life with a […]

Tony Award-winning composer to be honored at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group, the professional theater company in-residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, will honor Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood composer Stephen Schwartz at its gala benefit on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at the SOPAC Loft, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Schwartz’s accomplishments include award-winning Broadway shows […]