‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions will presents its annual musical revue benefit “interACT Sings!” at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood this Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.. Each year offers a new theme, and this year’s gala, “Stay Tuned,” celebrates music in television. Broadway star Brandi […]

Exhibit shows that art is a family affair for W.O.’s Cardens

Cardens display a century of family art at WOAC show

Exhibit shows that art is a family affair for W.O.’s Cardens

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most family members have a lot in common — a striking resemblance, similar mannerisms, a distinctive laugh — but Jan and Jann Carden’s familial connection goes much deeper. Indeed, the West Orange husband and wife both come from long lines of talented artists who left behind a rich history of paintings, […]

Town teen to appear in Paper Mill’s ‘New Voices’

Town teen to appear in Paper Mill’s ‘New Voices’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bloomfield resident Ellie Kallay, 16, will again be performing in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of “New Voices.” The annual midsummer show, which is the culmination of the summer musical-theater conservatory program at the Paper Mill, features the singing and dancing ability of 120 performers, ages 10 to 18. The theme of the […]

Local teen to appear in ‘New Voices’ at Paper Mill

Local teen to appear in ‘New Voices’ at Paper Mill

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School senior Stephen Hoebee-Elardo will be performing in his seventh consecutive “New Voices,” at the Paper Mill Playhouse later this month. “I love musical theater,” Stephen said in a recent interview. “I love the ability and the chance to get up in front of people and sing and dance.” […]

NJPAC gets a dynamic double shot of David Cassidy

Former Essex County resident-turned-pop star delivers good music and great memories

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It’s Saturday night inside the intimate Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark, and the audience is clearly enjoying themselves. “New Jersey loves you, David!” shouts a trio of overly excited middle-aged ladies in unison. “I love you too!” responds the delighted entertainer, who is smiling and […]

SOMA students to perform with Broadway professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students will perform in Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret on Sunday, May 22, at South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret will also showcase Broadway professionals from shows including “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “School of Rock” and “The Color Purple,” among others, who, through Vanguard’s […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016 Rising Star Award nominations

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill […]