Friday, May 24, 2013
Friday is opening night for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'
More than 70 local youths will be performing in Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Center first original production: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Andrew Lloyd Webber's famed musical. The kids have been rehearsing for weeks for this weekend's performances, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Check out the videos to see interviews with Parsippany Hills High School ninth-grader Justin Chinoff, who plays one of the brothers; Alexander Hamilton third-grader Sarah Crossford, who is in the children’s chorus; and LaGuardia High School ninth-grader Montana Byrne, who is one of the narrators. Click here to see the cast list. “Auditions were in February and we started rehearsing in March,” …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Parsippany Playhouse is alive through June 2 with the sounds of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Parsippany's Women’s Theater Company presents the final show of its 20th season, the Rodgers and Hammerstein revue “A Grand Night for Singing.” Performances run on the weekends now through June 2. The production, what the company calls a celebration of "timeless masterpieces from the music of Richard Rodgers and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II," is produced by Barbara Krajkowski with musical direction from Warren Helms and staging by Lauren Moran Mills. The two act musical revue was conceived by Broadway legend Walter Bobbie, who compiled 34 Broadway gems from the R&H canon. It includes fresh takes on songs from popular and historic musicals such as "Oklahoma!", "The Sound of Music," "The King and I," "South Pacific," and even the recent …
Fans of sci-fi classic turn out for newest entry in long-running TV and film series.
Offerings include the new "Star Trek" and last week's box office superhero, "Iron Man 3."
Trekkers rejoice! Filmmaker J.J. Abrams debuts his "Star Trek Into Darkness" this week, setting up an epic battle againt reining champ "Iron Man 3" for box office supremacy. Parsippany's Clearview Cinemas 12 is the place to find these and other films. Here's the full list of what's showing this week, along with showtimes. (Use the Moviefone widget to check out showings in theaters in other towns if you're going to be traveling.) THIS WEEK'S FILMS Last week, it was reported that Clearview Cinemas' owner Cablevision is selling most of its tri-state properties, including the Clearview Cinemas 12, to Connecticut-based Bow Tie Cinemas. Due to the sale, according to Cablevision's website, the weekly Clearview free Tuesday screenings will end…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Performers Farewell Luna, Angelo DePuma and I Am Fighting helped raised funds to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
A fantastic night featuring musical acts by Farewell Luna, Angelo DePuma and I Am Fighting took place last Friday at Parsippany High School. All proceeds from the concert went to benefit those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Video on the Go captured the show. For more about the bands: http://angelodepuma.bandcamp.com/ http://farewellluna.bandcamp.com/ http://iamfighting.com/
Thursday, May 9, 2013
'A Grand Night for Singing' is theater company's next offering.
It's been quite a ride for Parsippany's Women's Theater Company. For 20 years, the thespian group housed within the Parsippany Community Center's Parsippany Playhouse has kept live theater alive in the township. Just in the last year, the WTC has delighted audiences with plays such as "Southern Comforts" and the recent "A Person of Interest" and musical shows like "Carol Channeling." The next Parsippany Playhouse presentation will in fact be a musical revue: "A Grand Night for Singing" features the classic songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Thinking of the company's milestone, we thought this was the perfect time to shine the Parsippany Spotlight on a township treasure. WTC Executive Director (and producer of "A Grand Night for Singing…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Re-enactors give a glimpse into life 200 years ago
With the welcome warmth and beauty of spring, the Livingston Benedict House was opened to the public with re-enactors and crafters to bring history alive. Julia Dutton and Robert Peterson reside in the Livingston Benedict House and have since 2004. The house has been in Julia's family since 1857. Saturday and Sunday, visitors were welcomed to stories of the past from explorers and soldiers, weavers and candlemakers. The chance to see early farm implements and how they worked took place in the barn.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Debbie Gibson, Jerry Lawler, Patty Duke among stars at annual Chiller Theater event.
The Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany played host to all sorts of creatures, musicians and celebrities in the annual Chiller Theater event this weekend. A constant flow of attendees from all over the area came to meet, be photographed with and get autographs from stars of television, movies and video. Also on hand were numerous vendors selling everything from T-shirts to voodoo dolls to jewelry. Some guests also dressed in costumes to share in the experience.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Offerings include the Mark Wahlberg-The Rock flick "Pain and Gain" and the ensemble rom-com "The Big Wedding."
Looking for something to do this weekend? As the weather gets warmer, expect the films to get funnier and more, um, explosive. (Yeah, we're waiting for the next Iron Man and Wolverine sequels—action, claws and stuff blowing up—and a new one in the "Hangover" comedy franchise that isn't about a forgotten bender.) At the local movie houses, it certainly looks like spring: The beautiful baseball biopic "42" continues (bring a hankie; you've been warned), as does Tom Cruise's sci-fi action flick "Oblivion." And new this week, there are "Pain and Gain" (which sounds like action and big, bulging muscular guys are involved) and Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Robert DeNiro, Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace in "The Big Wedding" (what's spring …
NYC-style comedy comes to Parsippany to benefit Temple Beth Am.
If you don't have plans yet for Saturday night, consider spending the evening laughing yourself silly at the Temple Beth Am Comedy Night at 8 p.m. in Parsippany. Bringing together three of the funniest comics working today, the temple's annual fundraiser promises a night of laughs, fun, cocktails and snacks. On the bill is headliner Johnny Rizzo from Connecticut. One of the stars of "Night of a Thousand Guidos," Rizzo has been one of the premier acts working around the country for over 25 years. As physically funny as he is witty, you will have tears in your eyes watching him contort and twist every inch of his body and face. The evening also presents Montclair's Pat Ceasar, seen on television shows such as "Law & Order" and on stages all …