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RARE CHINA-Shen Yun 2012 presents 5,000 years of Chinese Culture at Lincoln Center – 5 Nights Only!

 

By Sally Deering

 It may seem like an adventurous task – presenting 5,000 years of Chinese culture in one show – and that’s exactly what Shen Yun 2012 sets out to do on Wednesday Jan. 11th –to – Sun, Jan. 15th, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Prepare to be dazzled!

 Told through dance, music and song and performed in more than 100 cities around the world, Shen Yun is a collection of short performance pieces that interpret the legends of Chinese culture’s creation and history over 5,000 years.

One of the writers and Master of Ceremonies is Leeshai Lemish, who has been with the Shen Yun Performing Arts troupe, based in Orange County, New York, since its inception in 2006. Lemish has emceed more than 400 Shen Yun performances in English and Chinese, has traveled with the show all over the world and calls Jersey City home.

 “We have 90 performers and that includes a dance company – 40 to 50 dancers – a full orchestra, vocalists, technical crew and we have three companies that size that tour at the same time in the states and all over the world, ” Lemish says. Continue reading RARE CHINA-Shen Yun 2012 presents 5,000 years of Chinese Culture at Lincoln Center – 5 Nights Only!

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS CELEBRATES 250th Performance Co-stars Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard


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Photo by Daniel Mc Bride

Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard in her Tony nominated performance as Heddy La Rue  (Right side: in orange dress, red hair in 3rd row)  seen in photo taken November 5th with cast including; Daniel Radcliffe  as  J. Pierrepont Finch, 2011 Tony Award winner John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway  in her Broadway debut as Radcliffe’s onstage romantic interest  Rosemary Pilkington, Christopher J. Hanke ,as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as  Twimble/Wally Womper,Mary Faber  as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones,  2011 Emmy  Award winner Michael Park  as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator, in a cast of  30.

 Al Hirschfield Theater 302 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Source  http://broadwayworld.com/article/FREEZE-FRAME-HOW-TO-SUCCEED-Celebrates-250th-Performance-20111105#ixzz1cxWefGfw

 

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Hudson County Resident Donna Bostany in One Act Play Series

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PLAYWRIGHT’S WORKSHOP III

will present workshop performances of short works by Polaris North member playwrights, directed by PN members, and performed by PN member actors and special guest.

Polaris North is located at 245 W. 29th Street, 4th Floor, between 7th and 8th  Avenues, NYC.  

This evening of One-Acts runs one weekend only:  March 11, 12, at 8:00pm and March 13 at 7:00pm. 

There will be a reception after each show. This is a free event but donations will be happily received at the door.

 The program will be: 

       The Sole Connection  by Walter Thinnes 

 Directed by Pamela Wilson

                 Featuring Carla Torgrimson and Bruce Barton

 

Darcey and Duke

by Gabriella Fox

Directed by Phillip Filiato

Featuring

                                 Donna Bostany and Thomas Moran                               

Frisky

By Walter Thinnes

Directed by Pamela Wilson

Featuring

Kaitlin Monte   Greg Cohan   Lena Gilbert

 

The Garden Club

by Philip Filiato

Directed by Pamela Wilson

Featuring

Nina Rochelle   Greg Cohan   Thomas Moran

 

 All about Evelyn

by Laurel Lockhart

Directed by Leslie Lynn Meeker

Featuring

Diane Tyler and Eve Sorel

 

For reservations please call 646.938.4538  Bring a friend!!!!

www.polarisnorth.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare and the Sixth Annual International Park(ing) Day on Jersey City Waterfront

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Actors Shakespeare Company of New Jersey City University

“To Park or not to Park”

Hudson Transportation Management Association’s Joins Salute to World Parks in Newport Waterfront Area in Jersey City, NJ

What’s the saying… “All the worlds a stage.” On Friday September 17th in the Newport  waterfront section in downtown Jersey City, the Hudson Transportation Management Association used two parking spaces to prove that point.

 Joing a world salute to parks, the HTMA , placed the Actors Shakespeare Company of New Jersey City University pictured above between two parking spaces on Town Square Place  and Pavonia area to show that land used for parking is actually valuable real estate that could be used for public theater, parks, community uses and other events.

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Sam Shephard’s “True West” presented by Jersey City’s Attic Ensemble

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Directed by CHRISTINE DALZELL   Featuring:

JAMIE EFFROS
J MICHAEL POLICASTRO
PAULINE WALSH
BRANAN WHITEHEAD
 

  Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday September 30th at 7 pm.

In this American classic, sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has already sold when Lee, his demented petty thief brother, drops in. “A masterwork – tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a genius.” -New York Post
This play contains adult themes and language.

$20.00 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Group rates are also available.
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COVER STORY-Leading The Kennedy Dancers

Diane Dragone (still) has the Dancer in Her Soul

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by Sally Deering 

 In the 1920s, when Shirley Temple tapped into America’s hearts with her bouncing ringlets, ruffled crinolines and shiny black tap shoes, mothers from Canarsie to Kenosha trundled their daughters off to their local dance school dreaming of their baby girl’s name in lights. Nowadays, child stars go by first names like Britney, but the local dance school still thrives as the only training ground for kids who dream of a dancing career.

 One local dance pioneer who has kept the stage lights burning in her neighborhood dance studio for the past 34 years is Diane Dragone, Artistic Director of The Kennedy Dancers, a professional dance company and dance school that stands in the wings of New York City.  Through her school and with her years as a teacher and choreographer, Dragone has trained and enriched the lives of thousands of inner-city kids – some who became professional dancers — and she has brought modern and classical dance performances to the multi-cultural and economically-diverse Hudson community. Continue reading COVER STORY-Leading The Kennedy Dancers

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Attic Ensemble Presents WORKING

River View Observer “Best Pick”

Local Theater Performance

April 23-May 9

WORKING  FEATURIN:
LY BEATTY / JENNY FERSCH / MARK DUNN
ERIN FLANAGAN ES E. SPLOND

 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm;  Thursdays, April 29 and May 6 at 7pm. ms, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of “common” men and women should be so compelling and moving will  surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.  Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American  workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world  so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the  waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the  housewife, just to name a few. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget.
 
Charge tickets Online. Cash and checks are accepted at the box office.  NJ Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing.     The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request; please call one week in advance to arrange for a large print program. Assisted listening devices will be available for the Thursday May 6th 7 p.m. performance. Please call one week in advance to reserve a device.

The Attic Ensemble Inc

 

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WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP

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 The Theater Company (TTC) and Art House Productions (AHP) are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month and to prepare and present new voices in the local music scene with cabaret performances and a free workshop March 12 & 13, 2010. Continue reading WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP

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Pillowman at Attic Ensemble Begining February 19th- 28th

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A vicious comedy by
 
Martin McDonagh

 Directed by

 Billy Mitchell 
This plays contains extreme language and themes that are not suitable for children

 

 Featuring:
William Allgood       Eddie Capuano
          Bill Graber         Benjamin Holmes
 
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm,

Sundays at 3 pm
 Thursday, February 25th at 7pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission

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