New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

WheatonArts hosts the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival on March 23 at 2 p.m. with a special production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, presented by Surflight Theatre. FREE and open to the public, this show is appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

In this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular book, Alexander's rather trying life is set to music and brings to the stage one of America's most spirited characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that everybody has bad days sometimes.

Admission is FREE, part of the WheatonArts “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. To register for your free seats to the show, click here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4716455

To learn more about The New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the Stages Festival, visit the following links: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org


Ragtime: The Musical

It’s the turn of the century; everything is changing and anything is possible. Brimming with unforgettable melodies and a deeply compelling story of love and loss, Ragtime paints a powerful portrait of the American Dream that awakens the heart and captivates the soul. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, three distinct American stories are woven together—a determined Jewish immigrant, a daring Harlem musician and an upper-class mother, united by their courage, compassion and belief in a better tomorrow. Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, this triumphant must-see musical masterpiece is bursting with show-stopping splendor and unbridled passion. Prepare yourself to be swept away as Eagle Theatre lands you in a reinvented version of this boundless classic.


Opera On a Winter's Night: Favorite Arias

The John F. Peto Studio Museum and the Garden State Philharmonic present an evening of opera favorites featuring soprano soloist, Claire Leyden, tenor soloist, Tom Mulder, and pianist, Craig Ketter. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. DINNER DISCOUNT: Show your concert ticket to receive a 15% discount on dinner at Serenity Café and Teresa’s Osaka, starting at 5:00 p.m. Valid on 1/26/19 only.


THE SPITFIRE GRILL

A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town, based on a page from an old travel book, and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill. Filled with an abundance of warmth, spirit, and some of the most infectious melodies to hit the stage in decades!


Thomas Dolby: An Evening of Music and Storytelling

An Evening of Music and Storytelling is a solo show in which Thomas deconstructs half a dozen of his best-known songs, telling the story behind their creation while breaking down the beats, chords, keyboard parts, and synth sounds, looping and layering them until he has recreated the entire song. In this intimate setting with the use of visual accompaniment, Thomas invites us in and lets us see 'under the hood’ while he performs each piece.


East Lynne Theater Company presents ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

“Hey Big Spender,” and “I’m in the Mood for Love” are just two of many popular songs with lyrics written by the incomparable Dorothy Fields. The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is presenting a world premiere musical revue, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title taken from another Field's hit.

The idea for this exciting production celebrating Dorothy Fields came from Charles Gilbert, who arranged the luscious tunes and is accompanying the cast of four. He headed the Musical Theater Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia from its inception in 1990 until 2008 and served from 2008 to 2013 as Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at UArts. He is a two-time Barrymore Award nominee for his music direction at the Arden Theater.
Another Barrymore Award nominee, Karen Cleighton, is the choreographer. She currently teaches at Chartertech High School for The Performing Arts in Somers Point, NJ.

The director is Gayle Stahlhuth, who has produced over 100 shows since becoming ELTC’s artistic director in 1999.

The exceptional cast-of four includes Joilet F. Harris, Scott Harrison, Annemarie Rosano, and Melissa Zimmerman. Harris had the recurring role of Detective Massey in "The Wire." Harrison has performed in a variety of regional theaters in shows including "Cabaret." Rosano is a founding member of "America's Sweethearts," an ensemble specializing in musical vintage entertainment. Zimmerman’s television appearances include "Royal Pains."

During her almost 50-year career, Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics for more than 400 songs, worked on 15 Broadway musicals, and almost 30 Hollywood films. Her film music with Jerome Kern included them winning the Academy Award for Best Song in 1936 for “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time.

Please note that the location is THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CAPE MAY, 500 HUGHES ST., CAPE MAY, NJ 08204.  New York is listed as the location because there is no listing for anywhere in the state of NJ.


New Work Development Series: Bottle Fly

 

Third installment of the Eagle Theatre's New Work Development Series focusing on the voice of women writing for professional regional theatre today. A one night only staged reading of Bottle Fly by Jacqueline Goldfinger features a talk back Q&A with the playwright, director, audience and cast.


MTC Presents "Broadway Kids III."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Broadway Kids III" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

August 23 at 7 PM

August 24 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM

August 25 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC’s fourth all-pre-teen summer cast will present a new musical revue highlighting songs from such favorite musicals as "Hamilton", "Moana", "Anastasia", and "Guys And Dolls", among others.

Come and see MTC's cast of children bring this original musical revue to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "West Side Story: School Edition"

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents the Delaware Valley Premiere of "West Side Story: School Edition" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

August 16 at 7 PM

August 17 at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM

August 18 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC’s sixth all-teen cast will present the stage version of the 1961 Hollywood movie that still holds the record for most Oscars by a movie musical with 10. Our teens will bring this modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet to life as ‘Tony’ and ‘Maria’ and their ‘Jets’ and ‘Sharks’ gangs sing and dance their way into your hearts.

Come and see MTC's cast of 63 teens (including 21 boys!) bring this PG-13 musical to life. (We are using this rating due to the death and violence that occurs in this musical.) All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "Willy Wonka, Jr."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Willy Wonka, Jr." at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

Wednesday, August 2 at 7 PM

Thursday, August 3 at 10 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM

Friday, August 4 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC will present the Roald Dahl musical that features such beloved characters as ‘Augustus Gloop’, ‘Veruca Salt’, ‘Violet Beauregard’, ‘Mike Teevee’, ‘Charlie Bucket’, the ‘Oompa-Loompas’, and, of course, the title character. The six-to-17-year-old cast will sing such favorites as “The Candy Man”, “Cheer Up, Charlie”, “Think Positive”, “(I’ve Got A) Golden Ticket”, “I Want It Now”, and “Pure Imagination”.

Come and see MTC’s cast of children bring this musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.