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Villagers’ Senior Performing Arts Festival Set, Yellow Brick Road Campaign Fundraiser

Villagers’ Senior Performing Arts Festival Set, Yellow Brick Road Campaign Fundraiser

The second annual Villagers Senior Performing Arts Festival is set for July 2 and 3. The festival is a fundraiser for the Villagers Theatres’ “Yellow Brick Road” campaign, through which money is being raised for improvements to the theater. The show features a variety of acts whose performers are aged 55 and over. The show […]

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‘Mary Poppins’ Flying In As FHS Spring Musical

‘Mary Poppins’ Flying In As FHS Spring Musical

Franklin High School Productions will present “Mary Poppins” as its Spring musical in April. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. April 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. April 10 and 17. Tickets are available at http://fhsmp.brownpapertickets.com/. All performances will be held at the Franklin High School Theatre at 500 Elizabeth Ave. Actors in the musical […]

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Updated: SGS Players Extend ‘Lion King Jr.’ Run By One Weekend

Updated: SGS Players Extend ‘Lion King Jr.’ Run By One Weekend

Update: The Sampson G. Smith Players have extended its run of “The Lion King, Jr.” by one weekend. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13 at the school. Tickets are $8. Original Story: If you want to see the Sampson G. Smith Players’ production of “Lion King Jr.,” you’d better get […]

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Big Apple Circus Returns To TD Bank Ballpark

Big Apple Circus Returns To TD Bank Ballpark

Bridgewater, NJ- Big Apple Circus returns to Bridgewater, New Jersey for the company’s 38th season with the New Jersey Premiere of The Grand Tour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from February 12 – March 13, 2016 under the Big Top at TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park (GPS: 860 East Main Street) […]

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SGS Theatre Troupe Gets A Taste Of Broadway

SGS Theatre Troupe Gets A Taste Of Broadway

Cast members of the upcoming Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School production of “The Lion King” got a rare treat Dec. 2 when a member of the Broadway production’s crew cmd for a visit. Douglas Hamilton, the professional production’s dresser, visited the school to talk about what it’s like to work backstage in a Broadway show. Hamilton […]

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Photos: FHS Players Set ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ For Weekend Performances

Photos: FHS Players Set ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ For Weekend Performances

The Fall drama presentation at Franklin High School is the children’s fantasy, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” One of the seven “Chroniclas of Narnia” stories written by C.S. Lewis, the story is about four siblings – two brothers and two sisters – in World War II England who find passageway to a magical […]

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Updated: ‘Where Is Jonah Now?’ Slated For FHS Performance

Updated: ‘Where Is Jonah Now?’ Slated For FHS Performance

Update: An encore performance of the show has been set for 7 p.m., Oct. 24 at Franklin High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door.   An original musical written by a township resident will have its debut Sept. 19 at Franklin High School on Elizabeth Avenue. The show, “Where Is Jonah Now?” is written […]

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Unity Bank Hosts Exhibit Of Township Artists

Unity Bank Hosts Exhibit Of Township Artists

The work of eight township artists is on display through October at Unity Bank, 120 Cedar Grove Lane. The bank is hosting the exhibit of paintings and photographs in conjunction with the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council. The exhibit, which is open during branch lobby operating hours, features work from members of the council’s visual […]

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Updated: Township Native Advances On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Updated: Township Native Advances On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

  Contributed by Terrence J. Ladd. Update: Vachal is now a member of Adam Levine’s team, after being picked at the conclusion of the Oct. 26 round. Original story: A township native has advanced to the next round of competition on NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition. Amy Vachal, a 2007 graduate of Rutgers Preparatory School, […]

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Jazz Concert Set For Villagers, To Benefit Fundraising Drive

Jazz Concert Set For Villagers, To Benefit Fundraising Drive

Jazz vocalist Carrie Jackson will appear at the Villagers Theatre Oct. 16 for a one-night concert to benefit the theater’s “Yellow Brick Road” campaign. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Jackson has appeared in such venues as New York City’s Birdland and the Irridium. All proceeds from the event go toward […]

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