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Villagers Theatre Plans Special Events For ‘Yellow Brick Road’ Campaign

Villagers Theatre Plans Special Events For ‘Yellow Brick Road’ Campaign

Villagers Theatre, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset, is continuing its Yellow Brick Road fundraising efforts with two special programs in October. Filling in the Blanks, a new play written and directed by Khy Garner, runs from October 7 to 9. Shows are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday with tickets at […]

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Township Artists Featured In Cultural Arts Council Art Gallery

Township Artists Featured In Cultural Arts Council Art Gallery

As a boy growing up in Korea, Taehoon “Ted” Kwalk was repeatedly told by his teachers that he had a natural talent for drawing and painting. He pursued the hobby through elementary and high school, but then dropped his pens and brushes when he came to the United States, more than 40 years ago. It […]

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Franklin High School Alumni Theatre Troupe To Perform In International Festival

Franklin High School Alumni Theatre Troupe To Perform In International Festival

A theater troupe founded by Franklin High School alumni is about to get some major exposure. Strength Out of Shadows Theatre Company’s original production of “Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence” is slated to be performed at the New York International Fringe Festival later this month. The Fringe Festival NYC – one of seven cities […]

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Villagers’ Theatre In National Spotlight For 30-Year-Old Donation From Donald Trump

Villagers’ Theatre In National Spotlight For 30-Year-Old Donation From Donald Trump

A $500 donation made by Donald Trump to the Villagers Theatre during a 1987 fundraising campaign has garnered some national attention in the form of a July 13 Washington Post story. The story, headlined, “We found something that a charity named in honor of Donald Trump. It is a chair,” was spurred by the Post’s ongoing […]

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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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