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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



  • 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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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 (

  • 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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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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April 11, 2013

Stevens Dramatic Society Presents Urinetown The Musical April 11 – April 13

Stevens Urine Town 4-11 - 4-13-2013

Come one, come all to the Stevens Dramatic Society production of Urinetown ! This exciting dystopian musical will have you rolling over with laughter because, with it’s multiple Tony awards and nominations, this show is guaranteed to please. Tickets can be bought in advance at DeBaun Auditorium’s website for the inexplicably small rate of $1 for students and $5 for the community at large. The fist performance is tonight April 11 at 9pm. Final performance Saturday April 13th at 8pm.

Link to buy tickets: http://ugstudentlife.stevens.edu/org/debauncenter/Tickets

The complete list of performances is:

  • April 11th at 9PM
  • April 12th at 8PM
  • April  13th at 2PM and 8PM

The Debaun Auditorium is located on 5th Street in Hoboken by the little League Field and Stevens Park.


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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

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

Filed under: Theater,Union City — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:50 AM

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.




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

Filed under: Hoboken,Theater — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:15 AM

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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January 30, 2013

RENT The Musical at Hoboken High School February 8th -10th

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken High School,Theater — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:00 AM

RENT the musical will be performed in February 2013 at the Hoboken High School on the following dates and times this winter:

  • February 8th 7pm
  • February 9th 2pm
  • February 9th 7pm
  • February 10th 2pm

Ticket Prices:

  • $7 general admission
  • $5 students
  • $3 seniors
  • New: $15 family pack: parents and siblings of performers only may pay $15.00 to attend all three shows. These must be purchased in advance.

Rent The Musical Hoboken High School 2013

Danielle Miller, Director, discusses RENT :

Hoboken High School’s Musical will be RENT School Edition . The characters are a group of young people who are trying to find their place in the world. Rent is about forming a community of people around you whom you trust and who can help you better understand yourself as an individual. These characters are looking for that “connection in an isolated age”. Based on “La Boheme,” the Opera by Giacomo Puccini, Larson took the idea of being a struggling artist and used this concept to write about his own struggles with life and love.

The theme of RENT , in my opinion, is not about sexual orientation or coping with AIDS but rather about accepting each person’s differences through love; and that it does not matter how long you are on Earth but what you do with your time while you are here that matters most. It was not just the appeal of this message, however, that attracted the kids, but how closely many of the characters and their struggles mirrored those of the students in our high school.

After Superstorm Sandy, which left all of Hoboken flooded, thousands of residents homeless, and many students displaced, I feel now more than ever it is important to embrace what is really important in life and that is family, friendships, and love. These are things that can never be taken away from you. It was amazing to watch a town come together and support each other. Seeing residents who had just lost their entire homes including every possession they ever owned receiving hugs, laughter, smiles, and warm meals from complete strangers, puts the meaning of life into perspective. Rent , with its themes of struggle and hope, is exactly the type of musical this town needs in a time when we are focusing on rebuilding our schools and community.

The Hoboken High School is located at 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

The Hoboken High School thanks you for your support!

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December 5, 2012

HCT presents Broadway in Hoboken – A concert to Benefit Rebuild Hoboken January 20th 2013 7pm

Here is another Theater performance in Hoboken with proceeds going to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund…

The Hoboken Children’s Theater presents Broadway in Hoboken –

A concert to Benefit Rebuild Hoboken January 20th 2013

Broadway stars will be in Hoboken to give a concert with proceeds going to aid Hoboken residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.On January 20, 2013, at 7:00 pm at Monroe Theatrespace, an impressive collection of Broadway performers will come together in Hoboken for an incredible evening of song and dance.Performers scheduled to appear include Don Brewer (Les Miserables, The Will Rogers Follies, Mamma Mia!), Lisa Capps (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Tommy), Cara Cooper (Jersey Boys, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde), Jesse Johnson (Wicked, Altar Boys, The Glorious Ones), David Josefsberg (The Wedding Singer, Les Miserables, Grease), Kevin Kern (Wicked, Les Miserables, The Wedding Singer), Mayumi Miguel (Contact, Jesus Christ Superstar, South Pacific), Brian Noonan (Phantom Of The Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables) and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables, A Little Night Music, Rebecca).

Tickets are $100 — click the Brown Paper Tickets link right  to purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/301749

The Monroe Theatrespace is located at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken, near the 9th Street light-rail stop. Parking in rear of building.

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