Mystic Vision Players of Linden becomes first UCACT grant recipient

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen has announced its first Union County Advancing Community Theater grant program award recipient, Mystic Vision Players of Linden. The grant has been awarded for their March, 2015 production of Dreamgirls 

“We are proud to see UCACT off to such a great start, and happy to give such talented people the opportunity to bring their craft to the Mainstage,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Jalloh.

Mystic Vision Players, created in 1992,  is the resident theater company of the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee and has consistently received critical & audience acclaim and nominations as “Outstanding” in areas of Choreography, Acting, Music, and Overall Productions by the NJ Association of Community Theaters.

Dreamgirls, a groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, is set to run at the UCPAC’s Mainstage, March 6,7,13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and March 8 and 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 with discounted rates for students and seniors, and are available at UCPAC.org.

Through UCACT, the Freeholders plan is to sponsor and promote five or more Union County theater events at UCPAC. The program, which grants funding to cover the hard costs associated with putting up at production at the Arts Center, builds on the recent success of Rent — a pilot of this program that was initiated in November through a partnership with the UCPAC that sold over 2000 tickets.

Grant applications are still being accepted for 2015 and can be downloaded at ucnj.org/ucact.  For additional information, contact Victoria Durbin Drake, Chief of Staff, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at 908-558-2278.

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