Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 12/27/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at the Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, NJ

Happy Birthday ELVIS A Tribute by Richie Santa
Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30PM
Elvis Presley is the reason Brooklyn born Richie Santa became an entertainer and has made a career as a Tribute Artist. The resemblance is amazing, then add the power of Richie's voice and the transformation is complete! Come join us celebrate the Birthday of the 'King of Rock and Roll' with Elvis Tribute Artist RICHIE SANTA and a LIVE 10 piece band! AND John Pizzi, one of the hottest rising comics in the entertainment industry, with his unique brand of comedy, will start the night off with some laughs! Tickets are $55 VIP Meet & Greet with Premium Seating, $45, $35 and $25. (Plus $5 fee per ticket).

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Mission Dance Party
Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00PM
Mission Dance boasts a reputation as one of the tri-state’s best high-energy party bands! In addition to performing many current pop music hits, the band’s repertoire includes a wide selection of classic R & B, Motown, Rock, Disco, Oldies, Fifties, Sinatra, Swing/Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Latin, Ethnic, and Broadway. Tailoring their set lists to the audience and the occasion, Mission Dance seamlessly weaves these styles together, performing the kind of continuous music that makes people want to get up and dance. Tickets are FREE, but required.

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/mission-dance-winter-dance-party
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TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Original Musical Lineup
15 West 28th St.
3rd Fl.
New York, NY

The Gumball Gang Crime-Solving Kids
January 22 - February 15
Join the Gumball Gang as they try to solve the case of the missing masterpiece

Up to You
April 16 - May 22
Who will be elected to the student council? The cheerleader? The jock? The band geek? It's up to you. Follow a tale of blackmail, media corruption, and political scandal that takes place in a high school. It's Mean Girls meets High School Musical but its 1977.

Adventures from Ezra Jack Keats
July 9 - August 3
Skates 
This is a dance theater piece about two friends that almost give up their efforts to learn to roller skate until the need to help someone comes along
Maggie and the Pirate
There's this girl, Maggie who lives in a bus, has a pet cricket, an older sister and friend. One day her cricket is gone, and in her place is a sign," The Pirate was here," Who's the Pirate? Where's the cricket? Will they find her?
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Circus Now and Big Apple Circus
In Association With
Jonathan S. Cerullo | JSCTheatricals
present
The 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus
Evolving Circus Honoree: Bill Irwin
with David Shiner presenting the award
featuring Emcee Thom Wall
January 5, 2016 at 8pm at Lincoln Center

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation, and will feature Emcee Thom Wall, with performances from a variety of breath-taking acts.  Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.circusnow.org/CELEBRATE2016. ********************************************************************************************
News from O & M Co.

CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION”
CULMINATES WITH
 TAYLOR MAC’S
“A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1776-1836”
IN TWO PARTS

SIX PERFORMANCE ENGAGEMENT
AT THE CURRAN
BEGINS THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

SIX-HOUR MARATHON
OF PARTS I AND II
TO BE PRESENTED AT
FINAL PERFORMANCE

The Curran is proud to present Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1776 - 1836 as part of “Curran: Under Construction,” the ground-breaking series of intimate and non-traditional programming curated by Carole Shorenstein Hays.  The six-performance limited engagement will begin Thursday, January 21 at the Curran (445 Geary St).   As recently announced, “Curran: Under Construction” kicks-off a new era for the historic theatre, which is undergoing a major renovation and will reopen as a full-sized venue in early 2017. Throughout “Curran: Under Construction,” audiences will enter through the Curran’s stage door alleyway and be seated on stage alongside the action.

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1776 - 1836 will be presented in two parts -- Part I: 1776-1806 on January 21-23, and Part II: 1806-1836 on January 26-27.  A six-hour marathon of both parts I and II will be presented at the final performance on January 30.
Taylor Mac is embarking on an ambitious, highly entertaining and stirring project called A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, a durational performance art concert and a subjective history of the past 240 years in America. This highly anticipated project incorporates over 30 different performance art concerts, a number of co-commissioners from around the world, and will culminate in a one-time only 24-hour event. He will be performing mini-marathons of 3 and 6 hour excerpts of the piece, both as developmental workshops prior to the 24 hour piece, and touring after the “premiere.”   The Curran is proud to co-commission this ambitious work and present the first six decades beginning with the birth of the nation in 1776, here in the city that inspired him to create it: San Francisco.

Mac is a legendary downtown New York theater artist, originally from Northern California, with a large and dedicated audience in the Bay Area. He is a playwright, actor, singer/songwriter who has performed internationally from the Public Theater in New York to Sydney Opera House. He is currently an artist in residence at the Park Avenue Armory and the Sundance Institute’s Theater Lab at for summer 2015. He is this year’s recently named recipient of the Herb Alpert Award for theater.

Tickets for Taylor Mac are priced at $50, with marathon tickets priced at $75, and can be purchased exclusively via Eventbrite by visitingSFCURRAN.COM, where you can also find all the latest information about “Curran: Under Construction” and plans for the new Curran theatre.
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