Lin-Manuel Miranda co. sponsors 2018 season at Vanguard

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Creating opportunities for diverse actors and audiences has been rewarded in a significant way as Vanguard Theater Company announced Jan. 18 that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TeeRico clothing line has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018 season. TeeRico is Miranda’s officially-licensed merchandise site, where every design benefits a cause and/or artist. Miranda […]

Local venues nominated for arts awards

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently opened the polls for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards. Celebrating the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse cultural community for 10 years, the contest invites arts lovers to lend their support for their favorite […]

Vanguard, that starts with V, and that rhymes with T, and that stands for ‘theater’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In unique ways, local families are coming together both onstage and off in the Vanguard Theater Company’s production of “The Music Man,” for two shows this weekend at South Orange Middle School on N. Ridgewood Road. The shows will be Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at […]

Vanguard to stage ‘The Music Man in Concert’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company recently announced that Kate Dawson and Juan Drigo Ricafort will join Vanguard’s upcoming production of “The Music Man in Concert” as Marian Paroo and Harold Hill. The show performs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, at the theater at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. […]

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

Maplewood theater company stages musical in Bloomfield about interracial love, music in the ’50s

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

BLOOMFIELD / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company returns to the stage with a dynamic lineup of young local talent and seasoned Broadway actors with their production of the popular Broadway musical “Memphis” at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College from July 13 to 16. ​Founded in 2015, Vanguard Theater Company, […]