Arts & Entertainment

Professional Theater Group Relocates to East Orange: Seeking New Talent


EAST ORANGE, NJ - Due in large measure to the foundation that has been laid by the many professional artists hailing from our city, East Orange is swiftly becoming a “Mecca” for the arts community. This upswing of activity hasn’t gone unnoticed by one of our newest art residents, Vincent E. Kee.

Kee (a close relative of the Gospel Superstar John P. Kee) has recently move his theatric and music production studio to Evergreen Place in East Orange. He explains to our TAPinto East Orange/Orange reporter, ‘I’m looking for a location with an intimate theater setting and enthusiastic patrons that support the arts. East Orange seemed to fit the bill on both accounts.’

Kee spoke of his many upcoming productions, including a Swing Dance audition and other opportunities for young people to participate and to learn; but his showcase project is Angie Jackson: The Musical. Angie Jackson is a live theatrical production written by Kee of a modern day fairy tale. It is an urban legend he created that tells the story of 14-year-old Angie, who is orphaned and has to make her own way in 1935-era Harlem. Throughout her journey she has many adventures and meets historical figures.

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Kee, who grew up in Jersey City and as a child frequently saw Broadway shows, says he always loved musicals. He says in creating Angie Jackson: The Musical, he was inspired by musicals like The Wizzard of Oz.

The show will feature 20 original songs and a cast of about 30. Auditions for cast and support staff are soon approaching.  All are welcomed to apply.

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