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NJAI Announces Its Summer Lineup at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange

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Lisa Coppola and Victoria Palagy. Credits: Linda Rowe
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Credits: Slight Imperfection
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Credits: Test Pattern
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Credits: Atomic Mary
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WEST ORANGE, NJ  - The New Jersey Arts Incubator (NJAI) has announced the lineup of performances and events at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC).  Events will begin this Friday, June 21, with the Summer Solstice Celebration, and culminate on September 28 with a fund raiser for the 2014 season.

Each event has a suggested donation of $5 for adults for free events, and donations are always greatly appreciated. The community can also contribute or become a member of NJAI by visiting the NJA website at  www.njai.org.  Here's the schedule of events for the summer, so get out your calendar to mark off the ones that of interest to you and your family - OSPAC is always a family friendly place.

Friday June 21

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Summer Solstice Celebration

Gates Open 6:30PM;  Show starts 7:30PM

FREE

Thursday, July 11

"Tribute Bands of July"

Queens of Heart Band, featuring Lisa Coppola (Ann) and Victoria Palagy (Nancy), is the premier Heart copy band in the United States.  If you love Heart, don't miss this show!

Gates Open 7PM; Show starts 8PM

FREE

www.queensofheartband.com

Friday,  July 12 

Slight Imperfection Duo  - Slight Imperfection is Odarka and Redentor (a.k.a. Red), a singer/song-writing Celtic Harp and guitar duo blending musical genre of traditional Celtic, folk, rock and roll and all in-between. 

Gates Open 7PM; Show starts 8PM

FREE

www.slightimperfection.com

Sunday, July 14

Arts Play Day

Sponsored by the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, ArtsPlay Day is an inclusive day filled gwith activities and workshops for families with children and young adults with special needs. 

10AM – 3PM

FREE with reservation

Saturday, July 20

NJAI Adult Community Theater presents "Into The Woods". 

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The show premiered on Broadway in 1987, and featured Bernadette Peters as the Witch and Joanna Gleason (Tony award winner) as the Baker's Wife.  The show also won Tony awards for Best Score and Best Book.

The musical appeals to young and old with a plot that features characters from several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them and the consequences of their wishes and adventures. Most prominent are characters from "Little Red Riding Hood, "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella."  An original story component featuring a baker and his wife thread the characters together.

Gates Open 7PM; Show starts 8PM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Sunday, July 21

NJAI Children’s Theater presents a storybook celebration.  Go Into The Woods with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and all your favorite characters.  Bring your children and adults ages 2 – 102 for a child’s eye view of storybook fun!

Gates Open 10AM Show starts 11AM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Sunday July 21th

NJAI Adult Community Theater presents Into The Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Gates Open 6PM Show starts 7PM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Thursday, July 25th

"Tribute Bands of July"

Atomic Mary -  Atomic Mary is a Long Island/Tri-State band dedicated to the most influential music of MTV's first generation.

Gates Open 7PM; Show starts 8PM

FREE

Friday,  July 26th

NJAI Adult Community Theater presents Into The Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Gates Open 7PM Show starts 8PM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Saturday, July 27

NJAI Adult Community Theater presents Into The Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Gates Open 7PM; Show starts 8PM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Sunday July 28

NJAI Children’s Theater presents a storybook celebration.  Go Into The Woods with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and all your favorite characters.  Bring your children and adults ages 2 – 102 for a child’s eye view of storybook fun!

Gates Open 10AM; Show starts 11AM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Sunday July 28

NJAI Adult Community Theater presents Into The Woods with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Gates Open 6PM; Show starts 7PM

Adults $5, Kids FREE

Tickets sold at the gate

Thursday, August 8

Family Movie Night

Gates open 7PM

Movie at 8PM

FREE

Thursday, August 15

Family Movie Night

Gates open 7PM

Movie at 8PM

FREE

Friday, August 16 

Test Pattern Band - Test Pattern is Karen Rosen, Alex Silberman,Hannah Harel and Yuergen Renner.  The band plays rock and roll, including Led Zeppelin.

Gates Open 7PM Show ;starts 8PM

FREE

www.testpatternmusic.com

Thursday, August 22

Family Movie Night

Gates open 7PM

Movie at 8PM

FREE

Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8

Special Surprise Event

Noon to 10PM

Stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, September 28

West Orange Alter Egos

West Orange Performers from across the performing arts spectrum perform to raise funds for the 2014 NJAI@OSPAC season.

Featuring Performing Arts Students from West Orange High School

Pre show cocktail reception 6PM-7:30 PM Tickets $50

Gates Open 7:30PM

Show FREE with suggested donation.

 

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