Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Franklin Township High School student-produced and performed anti-bullying production will be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morristown High School.
The suicide of Morristown High School freshman Lennon Baldwin earlier this year rocked the community, and brought back into the forefront the question of what can be perceived as bullying and how far some may go to end it. The connection between that tragedy and the Thursday showing of "Shadows," an anti-bullying program created by students and faculty at Franklin Township High School in Somerset County, is not lost on Greg DiGioacchino, dean of students for Morristown High School. But, bullying goes beyond just one person or situation—it is persistent. "We're looking to keep this kind of stuff on the forefront," DiGioacchino said of the program, which was created by Franklin Township High School's Applied Theatre program based on 700 …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Annual event to feature Tony Award-nominee, American Idol-finalist Constantine Maroulis, among others.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Bickford Theatre, at The Morris Museum, will hold its annual Bickford Theatre Guild fundraiser on June 9, when it presents "Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Broadway's Greatest Villains, Thieves and Ladies of the Evening." The press release is below. Something wicked this way comes to the Bickford Theatre as Tony Award-nominee and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) joins nearly a dozen Broadway favorites to salute the sinister side of Broadway in the benefit evening Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Broadway’s Greatest Villains, Thieves and Ladies of the Evening on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 8 pm, at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, in [Morris Township.] This annual Bickford Theatre Guild …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here's your weekly On Stage Scoop with the latest news about area performances and auditions.
What do you want to do this week? Laugh? Cry? Make other people laugh? There are plenty of plays to see in the area, from serious dramas to side-splitting comedies. You could take in a light romance like “Cactus Flower” or a musical about a man-eating plant. And if you’ve got the performing bug, you can try everything from dancing it up in “Footloose” to doing your best zombie movies for a fun staging of “Night of the Living Dead.” Always wanted to give standup comedy at try? There’s a class for that, along with educational opportunities for young performers and writers. Just check out On Stage Scoop for everything you need to get the most out the local performing scene. ON STAGE SCOOP Aarrgghh, Matey: Villagers Theatre in Somerset is …
The Barn Theatre is staging Arthur Miller's classic drama about corruption and the American dream.
Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” is more than 60 years old, but it’s just as timely today as it’s ever been. It’s a story of war profiteering, about a man who disregarded his morals to make money—and the son who knows of his father’s long-held secret. It’s nearly impossible to not see parallels to today’s world, not only in terms of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the greed that was prevalent in the stories of Bernie Madoff and the mortgage crisis. The play, which is on stage at The Barn Theatre in Montville through Oct. 1, is set during World War II and is about the Keller family. Patriarch Joe is in his 60s. He and his wife Kate lost a son Larry in the war, something Kate hasn’t fully accepted. Their younger son, Chris (who has his …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
There's comedy and tragedy, and everything in between, coming to a venue near you.
The 2010-11 theater season is on. While a few area venues are active during the summer, autumn is when the action really picks up. And there’s no shortage of choices of plays and musicals to see in the coming weeks. Want to see a brand-new musical? Then head to Paper Mill Playhouse for the premiere of the Disney musical “Newsies.” Looking for a classic drama? Check out “All My Sons” at the Barn Theatre. You can also see serious Shakespeare, funny Shakespeare, love stories, pirates, and even a blood-thirsty plant. Check out the On Stage Scoop each Tuesday for news about shows, auditions, theater classes and more. ON STAGE SCOOP Shakespeare Theatre Looking for Young Actor: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison is seeking a young, …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Past favorites will be revisited.
The following information was provided by the Bickford Theatre: Eric Hafen, Artistic Director, is proud to announce the Bickford Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season–and his own tenth year with the theatre–with four exciting and entertaining plays by authors whose works have previously graced the Bickford stage. Here are five reasons to purchase a subscription: All “A La Carte Series” presentations begin at 2 p.m. Main Stage Series performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m, with select Thursday Matinees at 2 p.m. Subscriptions are now on sale and range from $115 to $150. Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2011. The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum and offers free …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Several auditions coming up for area theaters
Ever been bitten by the theater bug? The folks who take part in local community theaters can tell you—it's an addictive hobby. You make great friends, get to flex your artistic muscles and develop talents you never knew you had. If that sounds appealing, check out the On Stage Scoop below. Coming up are auditions for several plays, including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Cocktail Hour," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "On Golden Pond." You'll also find there are classes and workshops for those just starting out, or for those who want to take their talents to a new level. But if you're more comfortable in a theater's seat than on its stage, don't worry—we've got everything from Shakespeare to Marie Osmond to "Goatboy" coming up. Read on for …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Osmond will perform at The Community Theatre at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Marie Osmond, known for being a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, will prove she’s all that and more when she brings her “eclectic, evening with”-style show to the Mayo Performing Arts Center at The Community Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The multi-talented mom of eight, who began performing at the age of three with her famous siblings, is taking a cue from fans and adding their requests to her set list, the 51-year old said. As Osmond pointed out, her career has spanned nearly five decades and her admirers, many of whom follow her on Facebook and Twitter (she has nicknamed these her “Twitter Tots,” an homage to her award-winning dolls named “Tiny Tots”), vary widely in age. “A lot of younger people have recently …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Don't worry, he's the cuddly, honey-loving kind.
Feeling theatrical? Well, if you've got the theater bug, there's plenty of chances to get involved in local shows—you can direct children's theater, learn to write a play, or audition for one of the most moving popular dramas to hit the stage in recent years. But this week's On Stage Scoop isn't only for the performers—theater-goers will find plenty to like (particularly if they like music). Read on to see what's happening On Stage. ON STAGE SCOOP Director Needed for “Winnie the Pooh:” Pax Amicus Castle Theatre in Budd Lake is seeking a director for its upcoming production of “Winnie the Pooh,” auditioning Sept. 7 and 10, and playing Oct. 22 through Nov. 12. As the show is part of the theater’s “Generation Next” program, in which all …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Performances scheduled for July 28 and 29.
Students from the summer theatre program in Morris Plains will hit the stage with their production of Godspell on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Borough School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door and cost $5 per person, a bargain price for a family evening out. Maggie Slawinski, a member of the recreation commission who oversees theater programs, said that the students have been hard at work for about five weeks. They range in age from incoming fourth-graders to those starting senior year in high school. "This is probably the seventh year, Slawinski said. "We started with eight participants. This year, there are 45 kids in the show." The program, according to Slawinski, is a wonderful mentoring opportunity. "You have the …