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June 27, 2013

Mile Square Theatre Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the Waterfront June 28 – July14

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Here is the latest event being produced by the Mile Square Theater in Hoboken. Performances start tomorrow night at 8pm …

Mile Square Theatre Returns to the Hudson River Waterfront

with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night June 28 – July 14th

MST 12th Night Shakespeare in Hoboken June July 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare’s beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love.

Directed by MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor, the cast will feature MST audience favorites, with Matthew Lawler (God of Carnage, The Pavilion) as the puritanical Malvolio, Charlie Kevin (God of Carnage, It’s a Wonderful Life) as Sir Toby Belch, John Keller (It’s a Wonderful Life, Banner Yet Wave) is Orsino, and Jen Ring (Rikki Tikki Tavi, Flare) as Fabiana. Rounding out the cast is NYC actor and circus performer Peter Daniel Straus (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus) as Feste the Clown. Twelfth Night will feature original music composed by MST resident composer Sean Hagerty (A Christmas Carol, The Pavilion).

FREE and open to the public, Mile Square Theatre’s riverfront productions are a great way to cool off on a hot summer evening, and Frank Sinatra Park’s amphitheater is a spectacular venue for summer theatre. With beautiful scenery, costumes, and lighting created by Mile Square Theatre’s resident design team, and set against a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, the show promises to be a delightful and entertaining evening of theatre.

Twelfth Night plays from June 28 till July 14. Performance nights are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm. Sinatra Park is located at the corner of 4th Street and Sinatra Park Drive in Hoboken.

Local restaurateur Anthony Pino (Anthony David’s, Bin 14) will serve fresh-made American-style summer fare at the Frank Sinatra Café. The menu will include lobster rolls, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, seared tuna nicoise salad, pulled pork, and beer and wine.

Twelfth Night is supported by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken, Bijou Properties, Ironstate, Hoboken Family Alliance, Mason Family Civic League, Party With Purpose, Pearson Foundation, The Rockefeller Group, and the Monroe Center for the Arts.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of state, a partner agency of the National endowment for the arts and by funds from the national endowment for the arts, administered by the Hudson county office of cultural & heritage affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

About Mile Square Theatre:

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor, MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

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June 6, 2013

Mile Square Theatre Returns to the Hudson River Waterfront with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night June 28 – July 14 at 8pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Mile Square Theater,Theater — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 7:55 AM

Free Shakespeare in the park, some of the things to love about Hoboken this summer….

Mile Square Theatre Returns to the Hudson River Waterfront with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Twelth Night Hoboken Summer 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare’s beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love.

Directed by MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor, the cast will feature MST audience favorites, with Matthew Lawler (God of Carnage, The Pavilion) as the puritanical Malvolio, Charlie Kevin (God of Carnage, It’s a Wonderful Life) as Sir Toby Belch, John Keller (It’s a Wonderful Life, Banner Yet Wave) is Orsino, and Jen Ring (Rikki Tikki Tavi, Flare) as Fabiana. Rounding out the cast is NYC actor and circus performer Peter Daniel Straus (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus) as Feste the Clown. Twelfth Night will feature original music composed by MST resident composer Sean Hagerty (A Christmas Carol, The Pavilion).

Free and open to the public, Mile Square Theatre’s riverfront productions are a great way to cool off on a hot summer evening, and Frank Sinatra Park’s amphitheater is a spectacular venue for summer theatre. With beautiful scenery, costumes, and lighting created by Mile Square Theatre’s resident design team, and set against a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, the show promises to be a delightful and entertaining evening of theatre.

Twelfth Night plays from June 28 till July 14. Performance nights are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm. Sinatra Park is located at the corner of 4th Street and Sinatra Park Drive in Hoboken.

Local restaurateur Anthony Pino (Anthony David’s, Bin 14) will serve fresh-made American-style summer fare at the Frank Sinatra Café. The menu will include lobster rolls, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, seared tuna nicoise salad, pulled pork, and beer and wine.

Twelfth Night is supported by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken, Bijou Properties, Ironstate, Hoboken Family Alliance, Mason Family Civic League, Party With Purpose, Pearson Foundation, Pisco Porton, The Rockefeller Group, and the Monroe Center for the Arts.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

About Mile Square Theatre:

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor, MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

Twelfth Night Company Bios:

John Keller (Orsino) John recently appeared in Banner Yet Wave in the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. He played George Bailey in MST’s 2011 production of It’s a Wonderful Life. NYC credits include world premieres of Summer by Martin Zuckerman, You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase and JH3AM with Theater 167 as well as the 2012 off-Broadway revival of The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg. Recently he appeared in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Winter Rep Season playing Roderigo in Othello and Edward in Sense and Sensibility. Other Regional credits include Cohn in the Contemporary American Theater Festival production of Captors directed by Ed Herendeen, Jonathan Harker in Dracula with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Bart in Inspecting Carol at George Street Playhouse, Bottom in Midsummer with New Brunswick Theater Festival, as well as performing the roles of Banquo in Macbeth, Don Pedro in Much Ado and Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night all with the Worcester Shakespeare Festival. He has also performed internationally at the Balinese International Arts Festival in the original piece Mimpi conceived and directed by Lyn Kremer. John also has taught acting at Rutgers University and at Rider University. Additionally he sits on the Leadership Board of coLAB Arts in New Brunswick and is founder and director of the coLAB Arts Theater Education Initiative. John is also a board member of the Town Clock Community Development Corporation in New Brunswick, dedicated to building permanent supportive housing for women and children escaping domestic violence. John holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Charlie Kevin (Sir Toby Belch) MST: God of Carnage and It’s a Wonderful Life. Charlie just appeared as Moss in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross. Broadway: Take Me Out (Tour, dir. Joe Mantello). Off Broadway: Irish Arts Center, Actors Studio, National Black Theatre of Harlem, Rattlestick. Regional Theatre: Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Rep., Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep., The Old Globe, Florida Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, Portland Stage, American Stage, Playhouse on the Square, Missouri Rep. Film and Television: Law and Order: SVU, One Life to Live, The Sopranos, Outloud.

Matthew Lawler (Malvolio) co-founded rUDE mECHANICALS theater company (Harold Clurman Award, Outstanding Ensemble) and has appeared in Largo DeSolotoEndgameValparaiso (NY premiere), and The Flu Season (US premiere). Other NY theater includes DETROIT (Playwrights Horizons) The Three Sisters  (Broadway-Roundabout); HurlyburlyAbigail`s Party, and One Arm (The New Group); Rough Sketch (59e59); and Louis Slotin Sonata (EST). Associate Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre, he has performed in Rounding Third, God of Carnage, and The Pavilion, directed It`s A Wonderful Life and My Italy Story and written In the Box (7th Inning Stretch). Film: Knight and Day, Anything But Love, Slippery SlopeThe Jimmy ShowThe Good StudentFilmic Achievement. TV includes:  Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Law &Order, Law&Order SVU, The Americans. MFA, American Conservatory Theater. Matt lives in Hoboken with his wife Mara and daughters Lily and Matilda.

Jen Ring (Fabiana) last appeared at MST in Edith Freni’s Flare for the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. Jen played Chuchu the Muskrat in The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Recent NY/NJ credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Brunswick Theater Festival), Yippie! (Beggar’s Group), and New York One-Minute Plays. Jen has worked with numerous regional companies, including DC’s Woolly Mammoth and Infinite Stage. She teaches acting at Westminster Choir College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Colab-Arts high school residencies and MST’s Drama Camp. Jen attended New World School of the Arts, received an MFA from Rutgers University, and learned how to be a person from her amazing parents.

Peter Daniel Strauss (Feste) has acted and performed comedy around the world. He’s has toured America as a clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and loves being a clown-doctor with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care program. He’s been a featured comedian and fire juggler at the Metropolitan Opera, acted in regional theatres like the Denver Center Theatre Company, and was featured as the White Rabbit in Alice i Eventyrland at the National Theatre of Norway. Peter has had many appearances on TV, including several featured spots on The Late Show with David Letterman. Peter recently appeared in the critically acclaimed play June and Nancy at the New York Fringe Festival. Wearing another hat, Peter directs and consults for theatre productions and variety performers.  www.peterdanielstraus.com

Chris O’Connor (Director) Chris founded Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2002. He conceived and produces the annual 10-minute play festival 7th Inning Stretch. His MST directing credits include Charlie Peter’s Striking Out the Babe, Warren Leight’s The Love of the Game, Jenny Levison’s Homefield Advantage, Cyrano, The Scams of Scapin (co-directed with Jeff Steitzer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi, God of Carnage, and The Pavilion. Most recently he directed the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s Squeeze Play for the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. As an actor, Chris has been associated with 12 Miles West, A Contemporary Theatre, The Culture Project, Hudson Stage Company, Soho Rep, the 78th Street Theatre Lab, Target Margin, Gloucester Stage, Book-It Repertory, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Provisional Theatre of Los Angeles, The Bathhouse, Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others. Recent TV: Magic City (Starz) and Burn Notice (USA Network). His plays for young people have been produced at The Seattle Children’s Theatre and in schools in the Puget Sound area. His play The Mascots is published in Smith & Kraus’s 2011 Best 10-Minute Plays. A voiceover artist, Chris can be heard on museum audio tours across the country. He has taught theatre at Colgate University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, SUNY Purchase, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University, MFA in Directing from Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

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May 29, 2013

Hudson Theater Group in Hoboken Presents Jack and the Beanstalk at Hudson School June 1st, 2nd and 9th

Filed under: Hoboken,Theater — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 9:30 AM

The Hudson Theater Group presents their latest Silly on Sixth production:

Jack and the Beanstalk

by Chris Stiles A Zany Adaptation!

“Your group is such a treasure for Hoboken.  You always put on such fantastic productions!” —Geri Fallo, Director of Cultural Affairs for City of Hoboken

Jack and the Beanstalk Hudson Theater June 20136 Performances only:

  • Saturday June 1, 2013 at 11 AM & 1PM
  • Sunday June 2, 2013 at 11 AM & 1 PM
  • Sunday June 9, 2013 at 11 AM & 1 PM

Show Length: Show runs about 40 minutes

Location: Hudson School Performance Space at  601 Park Ave Hoboken, NJ 07030

Prices: $7 for Kids; $10 for Adults

For reservations, call or email: 201-377-7014 or reservations@HudsonTheatreEnsemble.com

And if your child has a June birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth and  Jack and the Beanstalk  into your birthday plans!  The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child, your group has a wonderful time seeing Jack and the Beanstalk, the kids meet the actors after the show, and then off you go to one of Hoboken’s many family-friendly eateries to continue the festivities.  Just call Florence for details at 201-377-7014!   Jack and the Beanstalk and its all-adult cast will delight children ages 3 to 10 while entertaining their families in the 13th season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children’s Series Silly on Sixth.  Our beautiful, child-friendly, ground-floor, air-conditioned theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.

Here’s what the audience says:  “We can’t wait for the next children’s show. Our family has seen every one of them!”  “Knowing you are in Hoboken is such a big boon. It was a thrill to me that my 5-year old loved her first real introduction to theatre!”  “The shows are hysterically funny & the kids really love them. We definitely will be visiting you again!”  “I am once again looking forward to a great time. My daughter LOVES these shows.”  “We go to every Silly on Sixth show and the kids as well as parents really enjoy them.”  “We loved the show and the kids could not stop talking about it.”

The Gold Sponsor for Jack and the Beanstalk is the practice of Drs. Brescia, Migliaccio, Tully, Chinn, Moon & Safi, Obstetrics & Gynecology,  Hoboken, NJ.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Cast:  Laura DiCerto, Gregory Nye, Howard Richman, Nora Ryan Taylor, Thomas Tyburski and ballerina, Grace Raterman, of Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Producer/Artistic Director:  Diana London;   Director of Development:  Florence Pape   Director: Howard Richman;   Stage Manager:  Donna Gearhardt Healey; Set & Lighting Design:  Howard Richman; Sound & Lighting Technician:  Donna Gearhardt Healey;  Stagehand: Harriet Tainsky;  Playbill:  Donna Gearhardt Healey;   Graphics/Webmaster:  Susan Newman Design, Inc.;   Photographer: John Crittenden/Show Me Your Faces;  Videographer:  Michael DiCerto;   House Manager: Alan Welner;   Box Office:  Pamela Campbell, Helena Hopenshaw,  Peter Shappe

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May 9, 2013

Mile Square Theater Presents 7th Inning Stretch – 7 mini plays about Baseball May 17-19

Here is a reminder for the yearly version of 7th Inning Stretch by the folks at the Mile Square Theater. Now in  its 11th year the 7th Inning Stretch is 7 10 minute sketches about baseball. Hoboken is purportedly the site of the first organized game of baseball so it seems a logical choice for this production would be located here in the Mile Square. Details below…

Mile Square Theater Presents The 11th Annual

7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball

Tickets On Sale Now

MST 7th Inning Stretch May 2013 in Hoboken NJPerformances:

  • May 17 @ 8pm
  • May 18 @ 7pm (Triple Play Party)
  • May 19 @ 3pm

Location: Monroe Theatrespace -At the Monroe Center for the Arts
Address: 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor

FREE PARKING!

Prices:

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors/Students: $18
  • Triple Play Party: $50 (Triple Play Party includes drinks and food from Hoboken’s best restaurants)

New work by playwrights:
Brooke Berman, Eric Conger, Edith Freni, Jay Koepke, Neil LaBute, Jon Marans, and Mat Smart

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May 2, 2013

Hudson Productions Presents the Play Oz May 10-18, 2013

Filed under: Hoboken,Theater — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:00 AM

Here is another promising production from the creative folks at the Hudson School…

THE HUDSON SCHOOL IN HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY PRESENTS

OZ

Oz- Hudson Productions May 2013 in Hoboken Hudson School 

Hudson Productions presents an all-school production of Oz, based on Frank Baum’s classic novel and inspired by the film The Wizard of Oz. This fantastical interpretation of the classic story features all of the beloved original songs interpreted through a new, mixed genre lens, with influences from hip-hop to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Directed by Gabriel Hernandez and Anne-Marie Marcazzo, the cast includes, from Hoboken, Ava Faccenda-Dunnery, Julia Falcao, Blake Faucher, Sophia Florida, Amelia Forman, Ali Gilman, Itamar Greenfield, Erica Grosso, Edward Horan, Jaskeerat Mann, Eric Olah-Reiken, Benji Park-Kouh, Jaeli Rose, Robert Stark, and Harper Van Doorn; from Jersey City, Seana Chambers, Damini Kohli, Charle Kraft, and Nicole Smith; from Weehawken, Ana Diez and Rainni Moran; from Montclair, Nicole Stein and Grace Melville; from North Bergen, Youssif Hassan; and from Maplewood, Matthew McGowan.

Oz at Hudson School Hoboken May 2013 smaller

Oz will be presented at The Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ. Performances include Friday, May 10 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm, Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm, Friday, May 17 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm, and Saturday, May 18 at 8 pm.

Tickets are $15.00 general admission and $10.00 for students/seniors. For reservations, contact Gabriel Hernandez at ghernandez@thehudsonschool.org

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at (201)-659-8335.

 

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April 20, 2013

Mile Square Theater Presents the 11th Annual 7th Inning Stretch May 17-19 – Tickets on Sale Now

Mile Square Theater 7th Inning Stretch Hoboken May 2013

The 11th Annual  7th Inning Stretch:  7 10-minute plays about baseball is coming back to the Monroe Center in Hoboken for the following dates:

  • May 17 @ 8pm
  • May 18 @ 7pm (Triple Play Party)
  • May 19 @ 3pm

The location is the Monroe Theatrespace 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor At the Monroe Center for the Arts. Please note that there is free parking!

Ticket Prices (
ON SALE NOW!):

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors/Students: $18
  • Triple Play Party: $50 (Triple Play Party includes drinks and food from Hoboken’s best restaurants)

New work by playwrights: Brooke Berman, Eric Conger, Edith Freni, Jay Koepke, Neil LaBute, Jon Marans, and Mat Smart

TICKETS ON SALE!

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April 14, 2013

“One Love” Hudson School Performance Celebrating Africa, The Caribbean And The Americas April 20, 2013 2pm-5pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Music,Theater — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:40 PM

The production of “One Love” by the students of the Hudson School is coming back to Hoboken back!

One Love Festival Hudson School 4-20-2013

The entire school community is invited to enjoy energizing, interactive entertainment on Saturday, April 20th at The Hudson School’s one and only One Love Festival: Celebrating Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Come and experience the music, dance, and artistry of professional and student performances of West African Drum, Stilts, Reggae, Hip Hop, Steel Pan, Capoeira and more. Exotic Face Art, Door Prizes and Surprises.

Sample Caribbean and Southern cuisine such as Patties, Coco Bread, Codfish Fritters, Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas, BBQ, tropical beverages and Rum Raisin Cheesecake which will be available for purchase ($5-$10).

Video Preview of “One Love”

Details for event:

Date And Time: April 20, 2013 2pm-5pm
Location: The Rue Building
Address: 301 Garden & 3rd Streets Hoboken, NJ 07030

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March 22, 2013

Hudson Theater Ensemble Presents “The Great Gatsby” April 5th – April 14th at Hudson School Performance Space

Filed under: Hoboken,Theater — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:35 AM

Here is the latest theatrical offering from the well reviewed Hudson Theater Ensemble…..

 Hudson Theater Ensemble The Great Gatsby April 2013

   “The Great Gatsby” -   It is 1922 when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession!

The Hudson Theatre Ensemble of Hoboken, NJ is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of award-winning playwright Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Authorized and Granted Exclusive Rights by The Fitzgerald Estate.  Set on Long Island in 1922 at a time when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession, there is no question that Levy’s remarkable stage adaptation of the Great American Novel has all the elements of Great Theater.   Levy’s adaptation has provoked historic excitement and is nothing less than magnificent in its powerful realization of the acclaimed novel’s Roaring Twenties, Jazz Age world of Prohibition, wealth, privilege, social worlds colliding, and the irreconcilable contradictions within the American Dream and ultimately about the ideal quest itself.

This production of The Great Gatsby is absolutely worth seeing even for those not familiar with the novel.   Though the book most definitely deserves reading, think of this play and our New Jersey premiere as joyfully demonstrating the strengths that the stage brings to storytelling, even and especially to a masterwork like Fitzgerald’s novel.   The Great Gatsby is not easily forgotten.

Great Gatsby photo HTE in Hoboken April 2013

“The Hudson Theatre Ensemble is such a treasure for Hoboken. You always put on such fantastic productions.”  

- Geri Fallo, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Hoboken 

Location & Directions:

Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Avenue (6th & Park) Hoboken, NJ   07030
http://www.hudsontheatreensemble.com/directions.html

Their beautiful ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free and accessible to persons with disabilities.

Tickets & Reservations:

$20  General Admission;   $15 Seniors/Students

Info/Reservations:  201-377-7014 or reservations@hudsontheatreensemble.com

Dates & Times:

  • Fridays @ 8PM: April 5 and April 12, 2013
  • Saturdays @ 8PM: April 6 and April 13, 2013
  • Sunday Matinees @ 3PM: April 7 and April 14, 2013

Cast: Peter James, Lou Martino, Stephen Powell, Jeff Riberdy II, Jessica Sherr, Adriana Spizuoco, Nora Ryan Taylor, Amanda Hart Walker, Steve Yates, Doug Schneider

Production Staff:

  • Producer/Artistic Director:  Diana London
  • Director of Development/Publicity:  Florence Pape
  • Director:  Laurie Brongo
  • Production Manager:  Donna Gearhardt Healey
  • Stage Manager: Chrislie Francois
  • Lighting Design:  Howard Richman
  • Sound & Lighting Technician:  Donna Gearhardt Healey 
  • Graphics/Webmaster:  Susan Newman Design, Inc.
  • Playbill:  Donna Gearhardt Healey
  • Photographer:  John Crittenden/Show Me Your Faces
  • House Manager:  Alan Welner
  • Assistant House Manager:  Harriet Tainsky
  • Printing:  The Office

Their Gold Sponsor for The Great Gatsby is Hudson Psychiatric

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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March 12, 2013

Hudson Theater Works Presents John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men April 6-21 in Union City

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IF you want an excuse to step out Hoboken and see a classic play from New Jersey’s newest equity theatre company you can check out this performance of John Steinbeck’s “of Mice and Men” coming in April. There are many shows and Union City is not very far at all.

 HUDSON THEATRE WORKS, STAGES ITS FIRST PRODUCTION,

JOHN STEINBECK’S OF MICE AND MEN,

AT THE PARK PERFORMING ARTS CENTERIN UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY

Of Mice and Men Frank Licato

Hudson Theatre Works, New Jersey’s newest Equity theatre company will begin its inaugural season with John Steinbeck’s classic tale of friendship and compassion, Of Mice and Men.  It is scheduled to run Thursdays thru Sundays, April 5th – 21st, at the historic Park Performing Arts Center (www.parkpac.org), 560 32nd Street, Union City, New Jersey, evenings at 8PM and matinees at 2PM. Tickets are $25 each with senior and student discounts available.

The production is directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Frank Licato. Mr. Licato (director of the Off-Broadway productions of Requiem for a Heavyweight, Lamppost Reunion, and Michael Puzzo’s Spirits of Exit Eleven) is the winner of a Perry Award for Best Director for his production of Grapes of Wrath, as well as an Applause Award from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Actors, Randy Noojin (Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains) and Gregory Erbach (On The Waterfront, The Shannon Doyle Incident) will lead a cast of ten.  Both veterans of stage, film, and television, they will co-star as the play’s iconic leads, George and Lennie. Randy Noojin’s theatre credits include Hard Travelin’ with Woody and America Hurrah Revisited. Gregory Erbach is a multi-talented theatre artist who played Terry Malloy in the Northeast premier of Waterfront at the Renegade Theatre and he also starred in Glenn Alterman’s God in Bed.  Also in the cast as Candy is Stuart Rudin (Stake Land, Silence of the Lambs).  His theatre credits inlcude Rimers Of Eldrich at Second Stage and Measure for Measure at NY Shakespeare Festival.

Nobel Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 and its themes still ring true today.  Based on Steinbeck’s own experiences as a migrant worker in the 1920s, the play tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two down-on-their-luck ranch workers traveling together in California during the Great Depression.  The play speaks to many different audiences through its treatment of economic inequality and racism, as well as friendship and compassion.  The play remains, after 75 years, an American classic.

Other members of the creative team include actors Kevin Huelbig, Keith Chambers, Darci Smith, Frank Blaeuer, Ian McGonigle, Victor Gallo and Jeff Foote. Production team is stage manager D. D’Arrigo, scenic/lighting designer John C. Shimrock, costume designer Anne Lowe, and sound designer Donald Stark. Hudson Theatre Works was founded by New Jersey residents Frank Licato, Gregory Erbach, and Karen Brady. The company first produced its PlayWorks series, which is a developmental series for new plays.

Hudson Theatre Works is committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community.  It is dedicated to a “rugged” aesthetic and will seek to tell stories both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today.  Hudson Theatre Works’ primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of Hudson and greater North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts education.

For tickets please call: 1-800-838-3006

or visit:  http://hudsontheatreworks.bpt.me or www.hudsontheatreworks.org

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March 11, 2013

Hudson School Presents “Girl’s Life” March 15 and 16 at 8pm

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The Hudson School in Hoboken presents their latest play “Girls’ Life” this coming weekend.  Red below for details…..

On Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at 8pm, a group of brave young women will be getting on stage at The Hudson School Performance Space to share a glimpse into the life of teen girls today. Their performance is based on the book “I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE” by Eve Ensler.

The show also includes much of performers’ own poetry, music and dance. The girls hope to shed light on what many adolescent girls struggle with and how with support and awareness girls can help one another thrive and not just survive during these years.

Girls Life Cast - Hudson School Hoboken
Cast Photo, photo credit: Justin McCormick, The Hudson School

The students appearing in this performance are Seun Akande, Sereba Diakite, and Joyelle Gaines of Newark, Grace Castillo of East Newark, Truce Jack of Jersey City, Aissa Maiga of Union City, Lily Johnson of West Orange, Maia Kamil, Erica Rivera, Tova Silverberg-Urian and Mia Wong of Montclair, Luisa Garbowit of Short Hills, Aliana Kilmer-Setrakian of Towaco and Francesca Valdez of North Bergen.

Admission is $10.00 for all seats. For reservations, contact lwittner@thehudsonschool.org

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman at (201) 659-8335 ext. 107.

More information about the admissions process can be found at http://www.thehudsonschool.org

The Hudson School

Address: 601 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-659-8335
Website: www.thehudsonschool.org

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