DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE, professional Theatre in Residence at the Baird Center in South Orange,visited several local groups and residences throughout the spring a part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival and Family Week at the Theatre,an annual statewide event that provides discounted and free theatre performances, workshops and events for the public throughout the month of March.

During the Stages Festival,Dreamcatcher performed free cabaret performances at the South Orange Library and the Charles Bierman Home in South Orange, and at the Vito A. Gallo Building and The Connection for Women and Families in Summit. Singers from the Dreamcatcher Company performed “The Fabulous Fifties,”a cabaret where audience members sang along using the lyric sheets provided for them.  The 45-minute cabaret performance was enthusiastically received by audiences at each venue.

The Stages Festival –which includes the 14th annual Family Week at the Theatre– is a statewide event offering free and discounted tickets to attendees of all ages at the states professional theatres, as well as in non-tradition venues like libraries, schools, senior centers and museums.  The program was developed to encourage families to attend professional theatre together by making the experience affordable, accessible and exciting.    Each year, the program enables Dreamcatcher to offer such services as discounted tickets to its mainstage performances, free classes for young people, and outreach performances that travel outside the theatre, such as the cabaret series.

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The New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the only state-wide service organization for profession theatres; it provides a wide variety of programs and services for the state’s professional theatres and the audiences who enjoy them. 

The Stages Festival and Family Week at the Theatre is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support comes from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest of NJ, The HMS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The Karma Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, McCarter & English Attorneys at Law,The George Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation, Prudential Foundation and The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.   Beyond the Stage programming is made possible by the support of Bank of America.

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For more information on Dreamcatcher’s outreach programs, or any of their performances, visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org, or call 973-378-7754 x2228 for information on their upcoming season.