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Star-Studded Line-up for "Celebrity Readings" on November 4 Presented by South Orange-Maplewood Adult School


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is presenting an evening of storytelling, with great short stories 'performed' by celebrated Broadway players on Monday, November 4 at 7:30pm at the South Orange Middle School.  

This Celebrity Readings event will feature Tony Award-winning actors Norbert Leo Butz and Faith Prince, as well as Michele Federer from the original cast of Wicked.

Maplewood local Norbert Leo Butz has won Tony Awards for his work in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can.  He is currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of Big Fish, knows the power of storytelling.

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"Big Fish is about how stories never die. Once they are told they live on in the memories of the living,” Butz said.  “I'm thrilled to be part of Celebrity Readings! By listening to the stories, the audience becomes the conduit that keeps them alive."  

Michelle Federer, Butz's real-life partner, played the role of Nessarose in the original Broadway production of Wicked and had a recurring role on the NBC series Smash.  

The multi-talented Faith Prince may be best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in Guys and Dolls, but she has also received Tony nominations for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Bells are Ringing and A Catered Affair.  She is currently playing the role of Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of Annie.  

Tickets for Celebrity Readings are $50 in advance and $55 at the door.  Buy tickets here: or by calling (973) 378-7620.

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