SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has been awarded a grant from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement that will enable the company to present a series of eight cabaret performances for area seniors.

Dreamcatcher has been bringing seniors original programming for decades, from music to poetry to dramatic performances, its performers providing entertainment for seniors at residences, facilities and public venues throughout the year. A unique, interactive feature of the cabaret is that the company provides lyric sheets to the hosts so that audience members can either follow and sing along throughout the show.

Dreamcatcher singers Laura Ekstrand, Vanessa Parvin and Daaimah Talley will be accompanied by Dan Crisci on piano in a cabaret of songs from the Great American Songbook that include such favorites as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Accentuate the Positive and It Had to be You. 

Upcoming public performances include a Monday, July 29 (1 p.m.), performance at the Elizabeth Public Library. The cabaret will also be performed at Cranford Senior Housing, the Daughters of Israel in West Orange, The Village Apartments in South Orange, the Jewish Federation Plaza in West Orange, and the YM-YWHA in Union, among other locations.