Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Area theater lovers can see two shows by the legendary composer in the coming weeks
The works of Stephen Sondheim are among the most challenging in theater, but the great composer obviously isn't intimidating area theater groups. Dover Little Theater is currently staging "Company," Sondheim's groundbreaking 1970 classic about a single man in three relationships. The show is known as one of the first that deals with realistic adult themes, and features such songs as "Being Alive." Meanwhile, The Barn Theatre will present "Assassins," with a run opening May 18. The 1990 musical is about the men and women who either assassinated, or tried to assassinate, presidents of the United States. And even if you don't like Sondheim, there's bound to be something for everyone on a stage near you, from "Cabaret," to "Southern Comforts" …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Celebrate Valentines Day with a concert or a show.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a night at the theater? You get into the spirit of love with upcoming concerts at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, the Barn Theatre and Pax Amicus Castle Theatre. If it’s a show you’re looking for, you can see “The Sound of Music” at Brundage Park Playhouse, “The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Villagers and “Boeing Boeing” at Paper Mill. Performers can audition for “Cabaret” or “The Crucible,” and if you’ve always wanted to get involved in theater and have no experience, now’s your chance as the Chatham Community Players see volunteers for its upcoming production of “Grapes of Wrath.” ON STAGE SCOOP: Gladys Knight Tickets on Sale Feb. 10: Tickets…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Bridgewater housewife showcases her comedy stylings at Parsippany's Mount Halloran Towne Tavern Wednesday.
For more than 17 years, Robin Fox was a housewife with a dream: She wanted to be a stand-up comedian. "I'd wanted to do comedy for more than 20 years, but that vanished when I got married and had a baby at 30," Fox recalls over the phone from her home in Bridgewater. "I was the mom cracking jokes at the PTO." By taking a gamble, Fox made that dream come true. Now, the Cranford native performs at clubs in New York, entertaining crowds on the lucrative corporate comedy circuit and bringing the funny at bridal and baby showers. And Wednesday, the in-demand jokester will make a stop at the Mount Halloran Towne Tavern in Parsippany's Lake Hiawatha on Wednesday night. Usually, weekly comedy nights at the Towne Tavern feature comedians just …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The SNL alum and Morris County resident performs Aug. 27 at The Community Theatre.
For many, road trips tend to be measured in hours, or perhaps the number of states driven through. For comedian Jim Breuer, many were measured by the heavy metal albums he listened to on the way. In his 2010 book I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), he notes a trip to Washington, D.C., was measured "in two [Queensryche] Operation: Mindcrimes' and one [Metallica] ... And Justice For All." "I was a huge Queensryche fan," Breuer said, noting his disappointment he was unable to see them perform locally at The Community Theatre on Aug. 3, because he was going to be performing in Germany. "Operation: Mindcrime, I listened to it 10,000 times," he said. The Long Island native …
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
In the mood to laugh? Whether you like blue-collar comedy or Adam Sandler-style silliness, you'll want to read on to this week's On Stage Scoop. But the theater scene in August isn't all about comedy; you'll find chances to rock out with Queensryche, to get cultured with Indian Song and Dance, to experience classics like "Tom Sawyer" and "The Wizard of Oz" and to experience the brilliance of the legendary Gypsy Kings. Check back each Tuesday for the latest from the local theater scene, in the On Stage Scoop. ON STAGE SCOOP Brothers in Music: The Gipsy Kings are coming to The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Aug. 2 for an 8 p.m. concert. The world-famous band consists of two bands of brothers, who grew up in southern France. The…