Past Shows 2017-18

Vanguard Theater Company presents:

Memphis: The Musical

Thu* Jul 13* 8 pm*
Fri Jul 14 8 pm
Sat Jul 15 2 pm
Sat Jul 15 8 pm
Sun Jul 16 3 pm


From the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes this hot new musical filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, it tells the story of a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun who falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell. Experience the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. This winner of four Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock and roll.


Tickets: or call 800-838-3006

25$ General, 20$ Student, group rates available.

*Special preview performance call for more info.


NiCori Studios & Productions presents:

Teen Performance Ensemble in,

Into The Woods

Fri Aug 4 8pm
Sat Aug 5 2pm
Sat Aug 5 8pm
Sun Aug 6 2pm

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
One of Sondheim’s most popular works,

Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

15$/20$* General Admission (Advance / Door*), 12$/15$* Student and Senior (Advance / Door*)  CASH ONLY at door.

*CASH only at door

New Jersey Tap Fest presents:

Tap 'N Time!

Sat Aug 12 7:30pm

The Annual Tap 'N Time! is back as the conclusion of New Jersey Tap Fest nears it's conclusion.  The final performance includes many guest artists and ensembles who participated in Tap Fest Week.  Open to the public.

General Admission: 25$
Students/Seniors: 20$

4th Wall Theatre presents

Ragtime (in Concert)

Fri Sep 22 8pm
Sat Sep 23 8pm
Sun Sep 24 3pm


Performed in Concert

musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. The music includes marchescakewalksgospel and ragtime.


Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. DoctorowRagtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.

4th Wall Theater


Price: 25$ Adult, 22$ Seniors, 18$ Student
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Aspire Performing Arts Presents:

Newsies Jr.

Fri Oct 13 8pm
Sat Oct 14 3pm
Sun* Oct 15* 3pm*


*NOTE: Sunday October 15th 3pm Performance is TBA, check back here when it is confirmed.


Aspire Performing Arts Company is thrilled to once again partner with Music Theatre International (MTI) and Disney Theatrical Group on a very special pilot production of Newsies JR.  Based on the 1992 movie and the hit Broadway musical, Newsies JR. features a script by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and a book by four-time Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies JR. tells the story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy an leader of a ragged band of newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.


15$ General pre-sale, 20$ General Door, 4$ BCPass

Freespace Dance presents

A Women's Movement

Fri Oct 27 8pm

Freespace Dance is a contemporary modern dance company renowned for creating emotionally driven work with a bold athletic signature style. Comprised of exceptionally strong performers, this vibrant company uses controlled abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering. Artistic Director, Donna Scro Samori, a former principal dancer with the Nikolais/Louis Dance Company, and a founding member of Sean Curran Company, has been described by Robert Johnson of the Star Ledger as, “a dancemaker that seizes an audience’s attention and pulls viewers into her space with works that can be gentle or physically aggressive, but are always profoundly sexy.”

Freespace Dance

General: 20$, Student/Senior 15$ 

Montclair Operetta Club (MOC) presents:

tick, tick... BOOM!


Fri Nov 3 8pm
Sat Nov 4 8pm
Sun Nov 5 2pm
Fri Nov 10 8pm
Sat Nov 11 8pm
Sun Nov 12 2pm

"tick, tick... BOOM!" is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical Rent. Tick, Tick... Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson's father.

Montclair Operetta Club:
Ticket Prices: 25$ General. 22$ Seniors, 15$ Student(w/college ID), 4$ BC student (with BCPASS ID)
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Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents

Laramie Project - Ten Years later

Thu Nov 16 7 pm
Fri Nov 17 7 pm
Sat Nov 18 7 pm


On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

General: 10$ at door

NiCori Studios presents

NiCori Winter Gala

Fri Dec 1 7pm

Fri Dec 1st, 7pm

NiCori Studios and Productions announce the second annual Winter Gala!

Please join us at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College for a stellar cast of Broadway and Cabaret stars as well as featured performances by NiCori voice and theatre students as we highlight the projects coming up in our next season.

Help us insure that no NiCori student is ever turned away due to financial hardship.
Scheduled to appear are Christiane Noll (Tony Award Nominee – Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde), Liz McCartney (Sunday In The Park With George, Annie, The Phantom Of The Opera, South Pacific, Mamma Mia, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Les Miserables), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll & Hyde), Corey Wachala  (Composer, Musical Director), Ami Brabson (Law & Order SVU, Homicide: Life on the Street, Damages), Kevin Dozier (MAC, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Awarded singer), Michele McConnell (Phantom of the Opera).  All performers are subject to change.

Hosted by NiCori Students – Nayale Quimis and Alex DiFilippo

The VIP reception will be held directly after the performance at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.

NiCori Studios:


Tickets Price: Door 45$, Advance 40$
VIP Door 70$, VIP Advanced 65$,
Group (10)(Performance Only) 350$

Mosaic Dance Theater Company presents:


The Music of Maurice Chedid

Sat Dec 2 8 pm*
Sun Dec 3 3 pm*


*At 7:15pm, and 2:15pm a special preshow discussion will take place MDTC about the art of Mediterranean and Arabic dance, It's forms, functions and place in culture.  


Founded in 2003 by Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Producing Artistic Director, MDTC evolved out of the dance and theater productions originally developed by Ms. Varricchio for New York Performing Artist Company. These programs began touring in 1992, and are now part of MDTC's repertory. Samara Adell, MDTC’s Choreographer and Artistic Director for Dance, began her collaboration with Ms. Varricchio in 2000, and since MDTC’s inception, the Company has premiered its original works to critical acclaim. MDTC tours nationally to performing arts venues,schools and universities, and is on the roster of arts-in-education artists for Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist series, Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, and Hartford Performs (Ct.). MDTC is the recipient of the 2013 Sunshine Award for its contribution to the performing arts.

MDTC is known for its artistry and authenticity, not only in creating the original works that comprise its repertoire, but also in faithfully researching their origins to ensure cultural integrity. In a world engulfed by popular culture, MDTC embraces the historical treasures of the past, the ways of tradition, and the sensibilities of the present in its goal to celebrate the remarkable varieties and similarities of the Mediterranean cultures.

Mosaic Dance Theater Company
Tickets: Free to Public (reservations recommended)