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Past Shows 2016

4th Wall Theatre presents:

Guys and Dolls (as a fully staged concert)

Fri           August 30, 8pm

Sat          Oct. 1st,  8pm

Sun        Oct. 2nd, 3pm

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, is an oddball romantic comedy which is set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City.  Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
Price: 25$ Adult, 22$ Seniors, 18$ Student
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Bloomfield College & REH presents:

Platanos & Collard Greens

Tue        Oct. 4th 8pm

This original show,  is the hilarious romantic tale which asks if love between Blacks and Latinos can survivePlatanos Y Collard Greens is the story of two college students…strangers from different cultures…who fall in love at first sight…until her Mom finds out and as a heart attack!  Forced to confront & overcome prejudices while defending their bond from family and friends.

From Joe Cuba to Fat Joe, from Felipe Luciano and the Young Lords to Afrika Bambaataa, from Latin Boogalo to Hip Hop, from Barack Obama to Sonia Sotomayor, this play has something for everyone.

This hugely successful show has enchanted audiences of over 200,000 people both Off-Broadway, at performing arts venues in other cities, including the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida and The Forum performing arts venue in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and on tour at more than 250 colleges in more than 30 states across the country.

Now in its tenth season the show continues to have audiences falling out of their seats laughing and standing up and cheering.  Platanos will remind you of your family, your loves, your life.  It is guaranteed to make you laugh, inspire you and make you think

 

Ticket Prices: 15$ General, 10$ BC Fac/Staff/Alumni (w/ID), Free BC Students (w/ID)

Purchase Tickets: REH offices (1st floor Franklin Hall) or at the Door.

 
 

Montclair Operetta Club (MOC) presents:
A Chorus Line
       
Fri.  Nov. 4th, 8pm
Sat   Nov. 5th 8pm
Sun  Nov. 6th 2pm
Fri   Nov. 11th 8pm
Sat   Nov. 12th 8pm
Sun Nov. 13th 2pm
 
A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
 
Ticket Prices: 25$ General. 22$ Seniors, 15$ Student(w/college ID), 4$ BC student (with BCPASS ID)

Bloomfield High School’s Thespian Society presents:
Servant of Two Masters
Thu Nov. 17th, 7:00pm
Fri  Nov. 18th, 7:00pm
Sat  Nov. 19th, 7:00pm
 
Bloomfield High School’s Thespian Society
Ticket Prices: $10 General
Purchase Tickets at the door
 
 
 
 
 

Mosiac Dance presents
Tales from the Arabian Nights
Sat   Dec. 3rd 8pm
Sun Dec. 4th  3pm
 
A selection of stories from the Arabian Nights danced and put to music with live narration.
 
Mosaic Dance, Theater Company
Ticket Prices: Free to the Public, Reservations recommended.
or call 1-800-838-3006
 
 

NiCori Studios & Productions:
Winter Gala 2016
Fri  Dec. 16th, 8pm
   
NiCori Studios and Productions announces it’s First Annual Winter Gala.
Please join our stellar cast of Broadway, Cabaret, and Singer Songwriter stars including, Beth Fowler, DC Anderson, Kelli Rabke, Corinna Sowers Adler, Ilene Angel, and Stearns Matthews, as well as featured performances by NiCori voice and theatre students as we highlight the projects coming up in our next season.
Help to ensure that no student is ever turned away due to financial hardship.
Hosted by Gerry Mastrolia. 
Performers Subject to Change.
 
 
 
NiCori Studios:
Tickets Price: $60 VIP w/ Reception, $40 General

New Jersey School for the Dramatic Arts (NJSDA) presents

Spring Awakening

Fri Jan 6th, 8:00pm
Sat Jan 7th, 8:00pm
Sun Jan. 8th, 8:00pm

 

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century.

It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each other’s’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

New Jersey School for the Dramatic  Arts
www.njactors.org
Ticket Price:


Debut Management

Discover Me NJ

Sat Jan 21st 7pm

Talent Show case with the opportunity to win cash prizes and a Grand Prize of a sit down with an Atlantic Records representative.

 

 

 


NiCori Studios & Productions:

James and the Giant Peach

Fri Jan. 27th, 8pm
Sat Jan. 28th, 2pm
Sat Jan. 28th, 8pm
Sun Jan. 29th, 2pm

Directed by Corinna Sowers Adler | Musically Directed by Deborah Martin

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure!

NiCori Studios:
Tickets Price: TBA
 

 
Aspire Performing Arts
 
Mary Poppins (Junior)
Fri Feb 3rd
Sat Feb 4th
   
   
Aspire Performing Arts Company is thrilled to partner with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics on a very special pilot production of Mary Poppins Jr. Based on Mary Poppins, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that delighted audiences for more than 2,500 performances, Mary Poppins Jr. tells the story of everyone’s favorite nanny, who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.” Aspire PAC will be one of the first theatre companies to produce Mary Poppins Jr. in order to assist MTI and iTheatrics as they fine-tune the script and music for future release.
 
Director: Randi Seffinger
Co-Director/Choreographer: Lisa Beth Vettoso
Music Director: Kristen Dziuba
Stage Manager: Katherine Dickey
Producer: Lisa Beth Vettoso
 
Since 2011, Aspire Performing Arts Company (Wayne, NJ) has provided children and teens with opportunities to participate in theatrical productions, master classes, and Broadway trips, gaining a strong reputation along the way.
 
For more information, you can find Aspire PAC online at www.aspirepac.comas well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
Aspire Performing Arts Company
Tickets:  General Presale 15$  General Door 20$. BCPass Students 4$
Purchase: www.aspirepac.com Phone: (201) 220-4933
 

4th Wall Theater
 
for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (staged reading)
 
Thurs Feb 16th 7:30pm
Fri Feb 17th 7:30pm
   
   

4th Wall Theatre will celebrate Black History Month with a Two night only, play reading of:
"for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf"
by Ntozake Shange, and ​directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer

A black woman explores seven facets of herself and emerges a stronger person in Ntozake Shange's "choreo-poem."​ The piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. Shange wrote for colored girls.... in a way that mimicked how real women spoke so she could draw her readers' focus to the experience of reading and listening. The show was nominated for a Tony Award in 1976.

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/

Price: General 15$
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4th Wall Theater (MID stage series)

Take One (Musicals In Development)

Fri March 3rd 8pm
Sat March 4th 8pm
Sun March 5th 8pm
 

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jeff Ward

Take One is the story of the disastrous first versions of three great things. It’s a history-spanning musical comedy that explores the struggles that come with the act of creation, even for the gods. In our MID Stage Series, 4th Wall produces fully staged, fully memorized, small-budget shows that have not yet had other formal presentations before a public audience.​ As part of the experience of being in the show's first audience, you will have the opportunity to respond to the show during talkbacks with the director, writer, and actors after each performance.

WRITER’S BIO: Jeff Ward is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He wrote jokes for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” from mid-Colin Quinn through mid-Tina Fey, and writes music and comedy for National Public Radio and the comedy group Euphobia. This fall he appeared in Nico: Underground at Theatre for the New City. His short stories are published in May Contain Nuts (Harper Perennial), Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit (Crown), and The Lowbrow Reader Reader. A collection of his plays from NPR, The Union Signal Radio Theatre Collection, has recently been released by Blackstone Audio.                                                                                             

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
Price: 22$ Adult, 18$ Seniors, 15$ Student
Order Tickets: Squareup.com
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Nicori Studios & Productions

New Jersey Cabaret Festival

Wed

 

March 8th 7:00pm
Thurs March 9th 7:00pm
   
   

NiCori Studios is Producing it's Frist New Jersey Cabaret Festival, which will be a two night affair.  The Opening Night will be hosted by Corinna Sowers Adlers at 7pm.  The Second NIght  "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" will be hosted by the one and only Stearns Matthews.  Come join us for two nights of established New Jersey Cabaret Singers.

Ticketing/Boxoffice:
NiCori Studios and Productions
www.NiCoriStudios.com

 


4th Wall Theater

NJ Composers Showcase

 

Sat.  April 1st 7:30pm
   

Our first Showcase in 2014 was a big success, so we are extremely excited and proud to present more of New Jersey's best and brightest new Musical Theatre composers. Their songs, both stand-alone pieces and songs from their complete musicals, will be performed by instrumentalists and singers from Broadway and from the 4th Wall family. Best of all, you will get to hear a couple of new musical "pitches," in which composing teams will present a segment of one of their latest new works-in-progress, and you will get to be among the first audiences to respond with your feedback! More information to come. 

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
Price: 22$ Adult, 18$ Seniors, 15$ Student
Order Tickets: Squareup.com
https://squareup.com/market/4th-wall-theatre-inc/

Aspire Performing Arts
 
Mary Poppins (Junior)
Fri Feb 3rd
Sat Feb 4th
   
   
Aspire Performing Arts Company is thrilled to partner with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics on a very special pilot production of Mary Poppins Jr. Based on Mary Poppins, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that delighted audiences for more than 2,500 performances, Mary Poppins Jr. tells the story of everyone’s favorite nanny, who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.” Aspire PAC will be one of the first theatre companies to produce Mary Poppins Jr. in order to assist MTI and iTheatrics as they fine-tune the script and music for future release.
 
Director: Randi Seffinger
Co-Director/Choreographer: Lisa Beth Vettoso
Music Director: Kristen Dziuba
Stage Manager: Katherine Dickey
Producer: Lisa Beth Vettoso
 
Since 2011, Aspire Performing Arts Company (Wayne, NJ) has provided children and teens with opportunities to participate in theatrical productions, master classes, and Broadway trips, gaining a strong reputation along the way.
 
For more information, you can find Aspire PAC online at www.aspirepac.comas well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
Aspire Performing Arts Company
Tickets:  General Presale 15$  General Door 20$. BCPass Students 4$
Purchase: www.aspirepac.com Phone: (201) 220-4933

4th Wall Theater
 
for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (staged reading)
 
Thurs Feb 16th 7:30pm
Fri Feb 17th 7:30pm
   
   

4th Wall Theatre will celebrate Black History Month with a Two night only, play reading of:
"for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf"
by Ntozake Shange, and ​directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer

A black woman explores seven facets of herself and emerges a stronger person in Ntozake Shange's "choreo-poem."​ The piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. Shange wrote for colored girls.... in a way that mimicked how real women spoke so she could draw her readers' focus to the experience of reading and listening. The show was nominated for a Tony Award in 1976.

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/

Price: General 15$
Order Tickets: Squareup.com
https://squareup.com/market/4th-wall-theatre-inc/

   
   
   
   

4th Wall Theater (MID stage series)

Take One (Musicals In Development)

Fri March 3rd 8pm
Sat March 4th 8pm
Sun March 5th 8pm
 

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jeff Ward

Take One is the story of the disastrous first versions of three great things. It’s a history-spanning musical comedy that explores the struggles that come with the act of creation, even for the gods. In our MID Stage Series, 4th Wall produces fully staged, fully memorized, small-budget shows that have not yet had other formal presentations before a public audience.​ As part of the experience of being in the show's first audience, you will have the opportunity to respond to the show during talkbacks with the director, writer, and actors after each performance.

WRITER’S BIO: Jeff Ward is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He wrote jokes for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” from mid-Colin Quinn through mid-Tina Fey, and writes music and comedy for National Public Radio and the comedy group Euphobia. This fall he appeared in Nico: Underground at Theatre for the New City. His short stories are published in May Contain Nuts (Harper Perennial), Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit (Crown), and The Lowbrow Reader Reader. A collection of his plays from NPR, The Union Signal Radio Theatre Collection, has recently been released by Blackstone Audio.                                                                                             

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
Price: 22$ Adult, 18$ Seniors, 15$ Student
Order Tickets: Squareup.com
https://squareup.com/market/4th-wall-theatre-inc/


 

Nicori Studios & Productions

New Jersey Cabaret Festival

Wed

 

March 8th 7:00pm
Thurs March 9th 7:00pm
   
   

NiCori Studios is Producing it's Frist New Jersey Cabaret Festival, which will be a two night affair.  The Opening Night will be hosted by Corinna Sowers Adlers at 7pm.  The Second NIght  "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" will be hosted by the one and only Stearns Matthews.  Come join us for two nights of established New Jersey Cabaret Singers.

Ticketing/Boxoffice:
NiCori Studios and Productions
www.NiCoriStudios.com


4th Wall Theater

NJ Composers Showcase

Sat.  April 1st 7:30pm
   

Our first Showcase in 2014 was a big success, so we are extremely excited and proud to present more of New Jersey's best and brightest new Musical Theatre composers. Their songs, both stand-alone pieces and songs from their complete musicals, will be performed by instrumentalists and singers from Broadway and from the 4th Wall family. Best of all, you will get to hear a couple of new musical "pitches," in which composing teams will present a segment of one of their latest new works-in-progress, and you will get to be among the first audiences to respond with your feedback! More information to come. 

4th Wall Theater
http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
Price: 22$ Adult, 18$ Seniors, 15$ Student
Order Tickets: Squareup.com
https://squareup.com/market/4th-wall-theatre-inc/