Village Apartments to host free Broadway cabaret show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to “Broadway in South Orange Village” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., featuring singer and actor Carla Stickler. Stickler, who starred as Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway and on the national tour, has performed around the world; she will be accompanied by Nick Wilders, who was […]

Maplewood Glee Club to bring holiday harmony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Be a part of North Jersey’s grandest, long-running, sweet-sounding holiday tradition on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., when the Maplewood Glee Club holds its annual family-friendly holiday show at St. Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The concert, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” will feature songs about “wonder,” […]

Broadway stars, community leaders to attend Vanguard gala on Nov. 3

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company will celebrate its mission of DREAM — diversity, reciprocity, education, awareness and mentorship — with TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Montclair Film, GrassROOTS Community Foundation, First Congregational Church and Nassan’s Place at a gala on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at The Loft, 8 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. This […]

‘Broadway Night’ concert returns to WOHS on Oct. 17

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Glee Choir will hold its second “Broadway Night” concert on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the WOHS Tarnoff Cafeteria. Last year’s inaugural program received rave reviews from all who attended, and this year’s concert will offer more exciting performances from the talented students in […]

Vanguard to present ‘Lion King Experience’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company recently announced an all-star team of instructors for “The Lion King Experience,” including workshops in African drumming, dance and mask-making. Beginning rehearsal on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Montclair Cooperative School, Vanguard’s workshop seeks to bring its DREAM mission of diversity, reciprocity, education, awareness and mentorship to young students […]

Vanguard announces grants from NJSCA and Tee Rico

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company announced the award of a significant grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts for Vanguard’s educational program, DREAM VTC. In addition, Vanguard announced that Tee Rico by Lin Manuel Miranda has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018-19 season. The New Jersey State Council on the […]

Four Rising Star Awards go to Essex County schools

MILLBURN, NJ — On Monday, June 4, the 23rd annual Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards were presented for outstanding achievement by students and educators in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence. The Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards were created in 1996 to encourage and reward exceptional […]

‘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 […]