Music and Theater: 2018

Rich and varied, music in Northwest New Jersey is just the ticket for evenings that end on high notes. Your musical destination is never very far away and often the price can't be beat.


Saturday, March 16 • KAT WRIGHT. with special guests The Outcrops Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, March 16 • US ARMY FIELD BAND: THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS. The United States Army's premier big band featuring a diverse repertoire of big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz and so much more. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, March 16-24 • MAMMA MIA!. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. Country Gate Players, Belvidere • 908/475-1104


Sunday, March 17 • JERRY WELDON QUARTET. Internationally renowned veteran sax man Jerry Weldon, has been a player on the jazz scene for more than 35 years. With eight CD’s as a leader and more sideman sides than even he can count. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894 x338


Friday, March 22 • SWINGADELIC FEATURING ROB PAPAROZZI. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Friday, March 22 • COMEDY NIGHT AT BROOK HOLLOW WINERY. Bring your own dinner and make a night of it with three great comedians from NYC. Brook Hollow Winery, Columbia • 908/496-8200


Saturday, March 23 • CEILIDH: AN EVENING OF IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE. Since 1998, the Bessie Award nominated company Darrah Carr has brought a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. The programs feature live music and champion Irish step dancers who have garnered awards at numerous competitions on both the national and international circuit. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Friday, March 29 • STEVE FORBERT. with special guest Jesse Bardwell Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Thursday, April 4 • RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Friday, April 5 • THE NATIONAL RESERVE. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Friday, April 5 • GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, April 5-14 • INTO THE WOODS. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. Dover Little Theater, Dover • 973/328-9202


Saturday, April 6 • CITIZENS BAND RADIO. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, April 6 • INTRODUCING: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG. Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's hit, Jersey Boys. Young's latest concert is a celebration of classic hits from the '50s and '60s presenting in the authentic acoustic style of original rock 'n' roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, April 7 • RONNY WHYTE TRIO SINGS SINATRA. Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894 x338


Sunday, April 7 • BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Monday, April 8 • RIO CLEMENTE AND FRIENDS. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown • 973/971-3700


Friday, April 12 • SCOTT SHARRARD REDUX. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, April 13 • MOE-TION DANCE THEATER. Established in 2007, moe-tion dance theater is a contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey. Known for their diverse repertory and site-specific work, moe-tion dance theater has performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, April 13 • RODNEY ATKINS. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Friday, April 19 • THE ROMEROS. Three generations of one family of guitarists is unprecedented in classical music. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Thursday, April 25 • PILOBOLUS. In this brand new repertory show, come back to your senses and explore the connection between the human body and the analog world around us. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Friday, April 26 • UPROOTED BAND WITH MICHAEL GLABICKI OF RUSTED ROOT. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Sunday, April 28 • NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Xian Conducts Mozart Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Thursday, May 2 • THE EARLY MAYS. With Appalachian-inspired harmonies and a sweet, old-time sound, the Early Mays have captivated both regional and national audiences with songs that range from traditional to modern in style, and from contemplative to barn raising in spirit. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, May 2-5 • MY SON, THE WAITER,  A JEWISH TRAGEDY. Actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman in his hybrid play that weaves a bittersweet tale of one man’s struggle in New York City. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown • 973/971-3700


Friday, May 3-5 • TWELVE ANGRY JURORS. Anonymous jurors in a murder trial must compromise in order to determine whether the given evidence requires them to acquit the young suspect or condemn him to the death penalty. Country Gate Players, Belvidere • 908/475-1104


Saturday, May 4 • NEW JERSEY BALLET. Ballet with a Latin Beat Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Saturday, May 4 • GREAT MASTERS: ROBERT SCHUMANN & ELLIOTT CARTER. Internationally-renowned festival favorites the Horzowski Trio return to the Raritan River Music Festival for an evening of masterworks by Romantic legend Robert Schumann – from their critically-acclaimed new CD – and by Elliott Carter, among America’s greatest composers throughout the entire 20th century The Thirtieth Raritan River Music Festival, Stewartsville • 908/213-1100


Monday, May 6 • STEPHANIE TRICK AND PAOLO ALDERIGHI. Husband and wife team play classic jazz piano. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown • 973/971-3700


Friday, May 10 • STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, May 11 • EILEEN IVERS. Beyond the Bog Road: A Celebration of Americana Music and its Irish Roots. Celtic Fiddle, with Connecting the Roots Band: Accordion, Whistles, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Vocals The Thirtieth Raritan River Music Festival, Clinton • 908/213-1100


Thursday, May 16 • BLACK VIOLIN. Classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Friday, May 17-19 • ACOUSTIC GETAWAY. A three-day musical mini-vacation featuring three concerts, forty workshops & endless jamming. Performers include Frank Vignola, The Slambovian, Underground , David Roth and many more. The Folk Project, Stony Point, NY • www.folkproject.com


Saturday, May 18 • GRAND CANYON ENSEMBLE. The ensemble returns to Raritan River with special guest performers for a program that will highlight music by young composers from the Navajo and Hopi Nations, plus music by Black, Hoover, and others inspired by natural beauty. Harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio and award-winning flutist Clare Hoffman have dazzled audiences throughout the country. The Thirtieth Raritan River Music Festival, Stockton • 908/213-1100


Thursday, May 23 • NEVILLE DICKIE AND THE MIDIRI BROTHERS. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown • 973/971-3700


Saturday, May 25 • NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. New Music of the Americas: Compositions from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, & USA. America’s foremost guitar duo is joined by young Brazilian musical wizards Clarice Assad and João Luiz for a very special festival finale of hot music from throughout the Americas. The Thirtieth Raritan River Music Festival, Stanton • 908/213-1100


Sunday, May 26 • NA'BODACH, THE BAND. Six fabulous celtic musicians, plus electricity. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB. Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard, Milford • 908/864-7277


Friday, May 31-2 • CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. MVA Productions, Augusta • 973/948-5500


Friday, May 31-9 • THE CRUCIBLE. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, Arthur Miller’s play brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. Dover Little Theater, Dover • 973/328-9202


Saturday, June 15 • JAKE SHIMABUKURO. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Thursday, June 20 • JEFFERSON STARSHIP. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, June 29-30 • ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Rock, Ribs and Ridges, Augusta • 973/882-8240


Saturday, July 13-21 • NEWSIES. Country Gate Players, Belvidere • 908/475-1104


Saturday, July 27 • NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn, Columbia • 908/475-5352


Friday, August 16 • TAB BENOIT. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, August 23-24 • UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. The Folk Project, Whippany • 973/370-4UKE (4853)


Saturday, September 28-6 • SWEENEY TODD. Country Gate Players, Belvidere • 908/475-1104


Saturday, December 14-22 • A CHRISTMAS STORY. Country Gate Players, Belvidere • 908/475-1104

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