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Franklin Middle School Presents ‘Guys And Dolls’

The Franklin Middle School Theatre Arts program will present “Guys and Dolls” March 21-23 in the school auditorium, 415 Francis St. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. March 23. The Tony Award-winning show is based on short stories by author Damon Runyon. The Middle School production is directed by Ellen […]

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Photographer’s Journal: Cuba, Farms And Food

Photographer’s Journal: Cuba, Farms And Food

Words and Pictures by Barbara Lawrence. Farms and farmers are a part of the Cuban experiment to expand their economy through small business. The first set of pictures come from a visit to a very small farm. Our group stopped to photograph a  viewpoint. I spotted the farm and walked back down the road.  Farmers […]

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Auditions Scheduled For Villagers’ ‘Emma And The Lost Unicorns’

Auditions Scheduled For Villagers’ ‘Emma And The Lost Unicorns’

The Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, will hold auditions for its March performances of “Emma and the Lost Unicorns” on Jan. 13 and 14. Callbacks as necessary will be held Jan. 16. The show will be directed by Jerome John, produced by Marie Fiorello and staged managed by Laura Christine. According to the Villagers’ […]

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Young Poets Receive Township Council Commendations

Five young local poets were honored at the Nov. 26 Township Council meeting. The five participated in the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council’s Young Poets Forum, held Nov. 9. The five students were Diya Arya, Angelica Corella, Ashley Jankowski, Hannah Sawyerr and Kendra Singh. Corella and Jankowski were on hand at the council meeting to […]

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Photographer’s Journal: John Abbott’s ‘Perfect Alibi Quintet’ at Pagano’s, Bradley Beach

Photographer’s Journal: John Abbott’s ‘Perfect Alibi Quintet’ at Pagano’s, Bradley Beach

Words and Pictures by Joe Valencia I had the pleasure of seeing The Perfect Alibi Quintet perform at Pagano’s UVA Restaurant and Wine Bar in Bradley Beach on Nov. 15. I am friends with the guitar player and manager, John Abbott, and have been wanting to see them perform for a while and finally got […]

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‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ Set For High School Production

‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ Set For High School Production

The comedy “Arsenic & Old Lace” will be presented at the Theatre at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave., Nov. 22 and 23. Written by Joseph Kesserling in 1939, the show is about a drama critic who on his wedding day learns that his aunts are murderers, and that his family is insane. The high […]

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Villagers Theatre Auditioning for ‘The Last Five Years’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Villagers Theatre Auditioning for ‘The Last Five Years’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Auditions for the musicals “The Last Five Years” and “Little Shop of Horrors” are set for Nov. 16 through Nov. 21 at the Villagers Theatre, DeMott Lane (near the municipal complex), Somerset. Auditions for “The Last Five Years” are set for 3-6 p.m. Nov. 16, with potential callbacks 3-6 p.m. Nov. 23. The show will […]

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Somerset Residents Hit the Catwalk for George Street Playhouse Benefit

Three Somerset residents will hit the catwalk 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Heldrich Hotel, Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, in the “Broadway Legends Fashion Show” fundraiser for the George Street Playhouse. Sophia Schwartzman, Robin Suydam and Gabrielle Vajtay of Somerset will join other area residents in modeling costumes from such Broadway hits as Evita, […]

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Franklin Township Artists Display Work in Somerville

Franklin Township Artists Display Work in Somerville

An exhibit of township artists’ works is on display through Dec. 6 in the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery in the county administration building, 20 Grove St., Somerville. Entitled, “Bringing Our Community Together Through the Arts,” the exhibit is open from 8:30 a. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. The artists are […]

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Auditions Tonight for Villagers’ Holiday Offering

Auditions Tonight for Villagers’ Holiday Offering

Auditions for the Villagers Theatre KidsVill holiday show, “Crystal and the Christmas Snowman,” continue at 7 p.m. at the Villagers Theatre, DeMott Lane. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Oct. 24. The characters are as follows: Josh- 9-11 years old Jessica-11-13 years old Lauren- 13-15 years old Stan the Weather Man- 25+ Father/Foster the Snowman- […]

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