Write Your Own Story

Upcoming Shows

 

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
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Thurs Feb 16th 7:30pm
Fri Feb 17th 7:30pm
   
 

 


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
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Price: 22$ Adult, 18$ Seniors, 15$ Student
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Montclair Operetta Club

Dream Girls

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.