Friends of Loew’s present a weekend of outstanding performance STAGEfest 2013
Presented by the Friends of the Loew’s.
3 days running from March 22nd to March 24th featuring 20 hours of live performances within the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City.
A vibrant and diverse weekend of theatrical and musical performances, celebrating the arts in this reqion and performed throughout the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre.
Â Â Â Â Â The Playâ€™s the Thing at STAGEfest 2013, the Loewâ€™s Jersey Theatreâ€™s First Play Festival
By Sally Deering
In her prime, she was a real looker. Decked out in red velvet and adorned in crystal and gold, the Loewâ€™s Jersey Theatre was a glamorous show palace when it opened in 1929. Today, the Loewâ€™s is a New Jersey Registered Historic Site owned by Jersey City and after many years of restoration by the volunteer group Friends of the Loewâ€™s, the movie palace has â€˜come back to lifeâ€™. Like an aging Ziegfeld showgirl with gorgeous gams. the Loewâ€™s is a grandly vintage venue for film festivals, film retrospectives â€“ even weddings â€“ and for the first time this month, the Loewâ€™s will host its first every performing arts festival, STAGEfest 2013.Â Â
â€œThis marks the return to live theatre â€“ in addition to classic film and concerts,â€ says Colin Egan, Executive Director of Loewâ€™s Jersey Theatre. Â â€œWe always said we wanted theatre to be part of the Loew’s, but with all the work of renovating it and running the other shows here, we kept putting it off. So STAGEfest is the first of an annual (and maybe more frequent) theatre festival the Loew’s will host.â€
Coordinating the event with Egan and the Friends of the Loewâ€™s volunteers are Christine Goodman, Founder of Art House Productions in Jersey City, and David Zimmerman, Executive Director of the DeBaun Center for Performing Arts at Stevenâ€™s Institute of Technology in Hoboken.Â Zimmerman knows his way around play festivals; DeBaun formerly hosted the Hudson County One Act Play Festival. Continue reading Curtain Up! STAGEfest 2013 in Jersey City→