West Orange Film Team Earns Two Awards; Heads to National Competition

April 25, 2018

BURLINGTON, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) recently took first place in the New Jersey 10-Day Film Challenge with awards for Best Overall Film and Best Performances for the original film entitled "Deadlines." Students in Wendy Mapes’ Acting Principles class received their award on April 13 in Burlington, and will head to the National Competition in Philadelphia on June ...

"Willy Wonka Jr." Presents a Sweet Surprise at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Edison Middle School Drama Club presented "Willy Wonka Jr." over the weekend, and the musical was deemed a family-friendly sweet treat not to miss.

The West Orange School District is committed to the Arts: voice, music, and dance, and the community should be proud to know that middle school students take their craft very seriously. Following on heels of the ...

West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom Unites Young and Old

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Senior citizens from across West Orange enjoyed a free evening of dining and dancing that included performances by the girls and boys step teams, vocal performances and lots of laughs at the annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom last week.

The annual event is coordinated by the student council, National Honor Society, and West Orange Township. Live music was ...

West Orange District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

West Orange High School Brings “In the Heights” to Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 680 tickets, or about 84 percent of the seats in the West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, were sold for the final WOHS performance of its spring musical “In the Heights” on Saturday night, boosting the overall ticket sales to more than 1,839 over the course of four nights.

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, ...

Liberty Middle School to Present "Alice in Wonderland Jr."

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Liberty Middle School will present its spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on May 3 and May 4 at 7 p.m. at Liberty, located at 1 Kelly Drive.

The Lewis Carroll tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland comes to life with a lively musical score and all the characters you could expect to see, from the White Rabbit to the Queen of Hearts. Once Alice ...

Last Call for West Orange High School Musical Ticket Giveaway from TAPinto West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Lin Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway smash, “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony for Best Musical, will be performed at West Orange High School April 12-15.

Miranda’s book and lyrics tell the stories of residents of "The Heights,” an affectionate term for the Washington Heights area of Manhattan that many Latinos call home. Set ...

Roosevelt Middle School to Present “Once on This Island Jr.”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, will present its spring musical, “Once on This Island Jr.,” from April 27-29.

Patrick McLaughlin directs and choreographs; Tracy Gordon produces, and set and scenery is by Janis Oliver.

“Once on This Island Jr.” is an original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s ...

West Orange Alumnus Featured in NBC Performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar"

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mike Evariste, former West Orange resident and a product of West Orange Public Schools, was featured in the live April 1 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on NBC from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, NY.

Evariste was part of the ensemble cast in the production, which had an estimated 10 million-plus viewers.

He and his family lived in West Orange ...

West Orange Actor Stars Alongside Harry Connick Jr. in Paper Mill Production

MILLBURN, NJ — A 1970s television playboy will be trading acting chops alongside crooner Harry Connick Jr. in a sold-out show at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

West Orange resident Richard Kline, most remembered as the lovable lothario Larry Dallas on "Three's Company," is hitting the stage once again, but this time in the role of a conman.

The Paper Mill production of ...

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