|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 (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.
Nicori Studios & Productions
New Jersey Cabaret Festival
|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.
NiCori Studios and Productions
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.
Montclair Operetta Club
|Fri||April 21st 8pm|
|Sat||April 22rd 8pm|
|Sun||April 23th 2pm|
|Fri||April 28th 8pm|
|Sat||April 29th 8pm|
|Sun||April 30th 2pm|
Directed by Bob Cline
Musically Directed: Gonzalo Valencia
With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars
4th Wall Theater
It Shoulda Been You
|Fri||June 2nd 8pm|
|Sat||June 3rd 8pm|
|Sun||June 4th 3pm|
|Fri||June 9th 8pm|
|Sat||June 10th 8pm|
|Sun||June 11th 3pm|
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
In the history of totally insane wedding days, this one takes the cake. It's the Steinberg wedding. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets are exposed - and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone with parents.
This new musical ran on Broadway in 2015, directed by David Hyde Pierce and starring Tyne Daly.