CDC production “The Music Man” wins for Best Musical

CRANFORD — With ten nominations in nine categories, the CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave., Cranford, was honored Sept. 22 with the NJACT Perry Award for Best Production of a Musical for the 2012-2013 season. The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters is dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. The NJACT Perry Awards, New […]

Dreamcatcher presents New Jersey premiere of The Other Place

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place. This haunting drama appeared on Broadway last season, and earned Laurie Metcalf a Tony nominee for Best Actress. The Other Place plays Oct. 3 through 20, with talkbacks […]

Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform ‘Mostly Motown’

SPRINGFIELD — Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform “Mostly Motown” on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. “Mostly Motown” is a review of the classic rhythm and blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s. You’ll hear songs made famous by artists such […]

NJCU students shine at CDC Theatre production

CRANFORD — The talented denizens of Skid Row have been rehearsing for the upcoming CDC Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menkin. A down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, played by Zach Mazouat, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious […]

Public art adds interest to downtown Rahway landscape

RAHWAY — Rahway Arts District celebrates new public art by local artists. Arts Guild New Jersey, the train station plaza, and a former public service building on Irving Street are brightened with sculpture and murals. Other sculptures can be seen in front of, and inside, UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage, and by the Union County Performing Arts […]

Westfield ensemble seeks musicians

WESTFIELD — Experienced adult musicians, who play the violin, viola, cello and string bass, can join the Wednesday Morning Strings ensemble at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts. The musical group meets from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., from September until June, at NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad St. in Westfield. The ensemble, which […]

Enlow Hall to host Herbie Hancock on opening night

UNION — Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will open its 2013-2014 season with an unforgettable opening night concert by a true icon of modern music — legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Throughout his explorations, Hancock — a 14-time Grammy Award winner — has […]