Below is a roundup of arts events taking place across the state as of July 6.
• Per year, New Jersey Shakespeare Theater Summer performances are held at St. Elizabeth’s University’s amphitheater in Florham Park.This year’s exhibition will be “Shipwreck! Entertainment – The Bizarre Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (narrated by himself)” Preview starts July 5th, officially opens July 12th, and runs until July 30th
According to STNJ, the 2007 play by Donald Margulies is “a hilarious 95-minute journey that takes viewers from the streets of 19th-century London, to the high seas, to Australia Indigenous wilderness, and back, on a non-stop, exciting world tour. Its surprising ending…raises questions of fact versus fiction, and how far some people are willing to go to make their mark in the world, and The extent to which they believed their own fabrications.”
The series will star Bruce Comer as Louise de Rougemont, with Jabari Carter, Paul Henry and Aurea Tomeschi playing various other characters. It will feature live simulacra—sound effects developed for use in radio dramas.
• 1978 Burlesque ‘It’s not misconduct’ – Songs written or co-written by Fats Waller (such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Jitterbug Waltz” and the title track), along with other pop and jazz standards, will be featured on playing in the park Series will be held July 5-8 and July 10-15 at 8 p.m. at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater in Edison Roosevelt Park
• Korean group twice Will be the first all-female K-pop group to hit the headlines MetLife Stadium July 6th at 7:30pm in East Rutherford for the Ready to Be Tour (black pink will be the second when it performs at the Meadowlands venue on August 11-12).
• July 4th Free “Freedom Festival” At Wiggins Park in Camden, pop reggae group UB40 will perform at 8 p.m., followed by singer Tara Hendricks at 6 p.m. and the Tri-County Symphony at 5 p.m., followed by 9 p.m. :30 Fireworks show
• as part of National Day celebrations Cedar Creek Park 3pm concert in Plainfield celebrating 50 years of hip-hop music featuring DJ Chuck Chillout, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio (Flash & Furious Five), Nice & Smooth, DJ Grand G, DJ Cheese, DJ Storm Norm, DJ Tacktics, DJ Bookeem and Cutmaster Cool V, hosted by WXBK-FM (94.7 the Block) DJ Miss Jones. There will also be a parade, food trucks and vendors, and a fireworks display in the evening.
• Steve Forbert Cranston Dean to start freerolls songwriter on the beach The series airs July 6 on Bradley Beach at 7 p.m. on Lyncroft’s Brookdale Public Radio (WBJB-FM, 90.5 the Night). Other performers on the series include Pete Francis (formerly Dispatch) and Dave Vargo, July 13; Mediocrity and Buchan, July 20; and Brian Dunne and Spirit Fox, July 27; Purr and The dt’s, August 3; Ari Hest, Mike Montali and Joseph Alton Miller, August 10; and Matthew Smith and Mike Pellegrino, August 17.
• singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos — released her first album since 2017, ocean to oceanlate 2021 — will take her Ocean to Ocean tour to Count Basie Arts Center Tow’rs opens July 2nd at 7:30pm in Red Bank. Amos will be supported by bassist Jon Evans and drummer Ash Thorne.
“It’s a record of your losses and how you deal with them,” Amos said. ocean to ocean. “Thankfully, when you live long enough, you realize that you don’t feel like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be. I realized that to change that, you You have to write from where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, that’s where you write — and you’ve done it before.”
• Frankie ValliRock and Roll Hall of Famer, New Jersey native make news this week Remarried at 89, will be with the current version of his band The Four Seasons Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena July 1, 7 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
• Barbara Harris and the toys — best known for the mid-60s Top 20 hits “A Lover’s Concerto” and “Attack!” Messer Avenue Park Springfield, July 4th from 8pm to 5pm will also feature food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, DJ music, and more, followed by fireworks after the toys show.
• Stephanie Barton Brand CompanySBB currently living in art garden In FrenchTown, the firm is developing “Coup D’espace,” which the firm describes as “an immersive piece that enables us as a collective to examine what drives us to overthrow/transform a space.” At work, nine immersive spaces foster group and individual creative exploration, opportunities to anticipate new futures.” The residency will culminate with a performance on July 3 at 6 p.m.
“rent” At the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. (as of July 2)
“Comal and Melamed: Lessons from History” Zimmerley Museum of Art, New Brunswick. (as of July 16)
“New Jersey and Me: Imperfect Together” Drawing Room in Jersey City. Alan Ostroski, Anne Perkoko, Anne Trauben, Dorie Dahlberg, Doug Madill, Erin Ferrara, Edward Fausty, James Works by Pustorino, Jean-Paul Picard, Jessica Basil, John T. Meehan III, Kevin McCaffrey, Lauren H. Adams, Sue Allen Smith, Tim Daly, Tim Hines. (as of July 29)
“One Person, One Teach: Preserving a Legacy Forever” Morris Township Morris Museum. (as of August 27)
“Where is the smoke” Created by Lance Weiler, located at the ArtYard in Frenchtown. (as of October 1)
Spiral Q: Parade Hamilton Sculpture Garden. (as of January 7)
“Local Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits” Hamilton Sculpture Garden. (as of January 7)
“George Innes: Dreamscapes” At the Montclair Museum of Art. (as of June 30, 2024)
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