Arts & Entertainment

May 30, 2020

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 4 p.m., the SOMA community will join in a different kind of parade to raise money to provide food and other essential materials to over 500 SOMA families in need. To take part, create and display a “message of hope” artwork on your ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee announced during last night's Township Committee meeting that the tennis courts in Maplewood and South Orange will reopen as of May 22. The two towns are making the move after Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order allowing the reopening of private tennis ...

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4th Annual 24 Hours of Music Jamboree Launches New Approach to Address Our Social Distancing World. Continuing its commitment to the live music community, the Annual 24 Hours of Music Jamboree will open on Noon Sat May 30 with the final performance ending Noon Sunday, May 31. This year’s event is ...

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THEATRE COMES TO YOU! SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEK’S STREAMING EVENTS MILLBURN, NJ (May 11, 2020) – The theater comes to you! Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced ...

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SOMA Film Festival continues to bring excellent international films in these trying times, and this week they bring you Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi from Poland, and filmmaker Jan Komasa was nominated for "Best International Film" at the 2020 Academy Awards and is now available for the first ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the performances of Matilda were stopping during its March run, the cast celebrated the musical by putting together and posting a performance of the song "When I Grow Up." CHS parent LuAnne Osterhoudt Kleppe posted the following on the SOMA Lounge Facebook group: "We ...

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  MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the Maplewood Library is closed by state mandate, the staff has been busy working to meet the current and future needs of their patrons. Looking ahead, they’re discussing how they can create phased-in service once the state’s emergency order is lifted, and they have ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ben Collins-Siegel, a student at Maplewood Middle School, has been profiled in the May-June edition of Jersey Jazz magazine for his performance at the Charles Mingus Festival & High School Competition. Collins-Siegel, a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz Orchestra ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Carriage House Restaurant, located in the F.M. Kirby Carriage House at Paper Mill Playhouse, proves that the culinary show must go on. Although the theater is dark, Carriage House and Chef Holly Guber are offering curbside pickup for dinners every Wednesday through Sunday, and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ  – Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts have announced a live streaming event from the annual New Voices Concert, the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, beginning with the New Voices ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 17th annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival has been postponed until the weekend of Oct. 3-4. It was originally scheduled for July 11-12. In making the decision, both the coronavirus lockdown and its effect on the local economy were taken into consideration, said Tom ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Lee “Boz” Boswell-May of South Orange, retired hearing officer at New York State Public Service Commission and wife of musician Earl May, has died at age 74. She was a lifelong resident of South Orange, and an advocate for human rights, evidenced when she and her family helped ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Now that coronavirus has closed down most of the public places in South Orange, the staff at the South Orange Public Library is doing what they can to help residents read and stay connected. “We’re trying to do anything we can virtually,” said Nancy Chiller Janow, senior library ...

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Go Outside but Stay at Home First off, we hope you all are doing well in these trying time. We will get through this, and be better people on ...

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TUNE-IN TONIGHT, APRIL 9 AT 7:00PM LIVE STREAMING EVENT  “STRAIGHT FROM THE PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE VAULT”  A LOOK BACK AT PAST HUMANTIES SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMS  EVERY THURSDAY EVENING MILLBURN, NJ (April 9, 2020) -- Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing ...

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Millburn, NJ (April 8, 2020) – In response to the Coronavirus National Emergency and statewide and global shutdowns, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director), has announced the launch of online classes from our Theater School.  Classes ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director), has announced the cancelation of the in-person 2020 Rising Star Awards. Paper Mill will instead host a virtual celebration honoring the passion and talent of New Jersey high school ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Kaminsky family of Maplewood was featured on yesterday’s episode of The Crystal Maze, a new game show on Nickelodeon. “We had an absolutely amazing time,” said Jan Kaminsky, who along with her wife, Samantha, and children Asher, Ezra, and Talya, had a family experience she ...

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SOUTH ORANGE — The South Orange Public Library will hold virtual discussion this Friday, March 27, at 1 p.m. The topic is what everyone is reading while at home socially distancing or out-and-out quarantined.  Join here: https://zoom.us/j/395843189 or call 929-205-6099, or download Zoom Cloud ...

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PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON CLUE THE SOUND OF MUSIC ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE’S AIDA THE WANDERER (World Premiere) BRUCE (World Premiere) SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW MILLBURN, NJ (March 24, 2020) — Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S.

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Paper Mill Playhouse has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it might affect the scheduled performances of the final two shows of the 2019-2020 Season, and the safety of the patrons. At this time, due to the ban issued for gatherings of 50 or more people by Governor ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a case of technology helping social distancing during this winter-into-spring pandemic, the community theater troupe The Strollers will be conducting its audition process for its spring production by video. The spring production is The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote. It will ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ – The South Orange Performing Arts Center and Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn are among the 21 winners of the 2020 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. The annual contest of ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, now in its ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Film Festival announced today that it will postpone its 5th annual event; it was to take place from March 18-22 at The Woodland.    "We have been monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and in light of recommendations regarding public gatherings, and in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Following our traditional practice of having a contest to have the public guess the names of the five productions scheduled for the 2020-2021 Season, we are please to present this image representing the five titles:   Paper Mill will provide an image explanation following our ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber brought his good friend Glenn Close to see his new show at Paper Mill Playhouse, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Following the Saturday, Feb. 22 performance, the two celebrities went backstage with Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill’s ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals generally have fans humming the tunes on the way out of the theater, and “Unmasked” is no different; Paper Mill Playhouse patrons will be hard-pressed to choose which tune to sing as they leave at the end of each performance. The difference at this ...

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The Classic Maplewood Concert Series returns to The Woodland on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. with a free open-to-the-public concert titled A Celebration of Composers of African Descent. In honor of Black History Month the special selection of inspiring music spans 250 years. Featured pieces from ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library is excited to announce the creation of two new book groups to complement our Fourth Monday of the Month Evening Book Discussion Group which has run successfully for 20 years. Literary Bites: A Culinary Book Group will meet the third Monday of ...

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ORANGE, NJ — ValleyArts announces the opening of "Faces from Zimbabwe: A collection of recent Shona sculpture." This exhibit highlights the work of eight sculptors from Zimbabwe; they are young members of the Shona people working in their native stone in a unique aethestic that blends African ...

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