Center Players of Freehold

Center Players of Freehold

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What did we publish yesterday?

THEATRE - Stony Hill Players presents "Unnecessary Farce"; Hudson Theatre Works' PlayWorks Festival of New Play Readings Takes Part During Stages Festival; Black Box Performing Arts Center Presents NJ Premiere of Paul Schrader's "The Cleopatra Club"; Center Players of Freehold Presents World Premiere of "A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx"

MUSIC - The latest column by Danny Coleman; Conductor Rossen Milanov To Lead Symphony in C on March 12th

FILM - Trenton Film Society presents Oscar-Nominated Short Films; 2022 Garden State Film Festival to Screen Over 200 Films March 23-27 in-person and March 28 - April 3 online

DANCE - Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents "The Awakening"; Italy Whitehead Named State Champion at the 2022 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Finals; In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color hosts and OpenRoad Poetry Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on Sunday; livestream available

COMMUNITY - Art House Productions Announces Snow Ball Gala Entertainment & Festivities

KIDS - Kids Help Solve the Mystery When "Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective" Comes to the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer

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Center Players of Freehold presents the world premiere of Gary Morgenstein’s A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx, a multi-generational comedy/drama set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s. Directed by Bernice Garfield-Szita, the production runs from April 1-10, 2022.
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What did we publish over the weekend?

THEATRE - Center Players of Freehold presents "The Bishop's Wife" radio play; Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Troupe presents "A Christmas Carol" in Historic Smithville; Two River Theater announces the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars Program

MUSIC - Mayo Performing Arts Center - MPAC presents Sara Evans: Blue Christmas Tour on December 10th; photos and a recap of The Temptations and Four Tops at State Theatre New Jersey; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's never-released "The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts" is finally available; The Smithereens to perform at opening of new Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center; recap and photos of Gladys Knight at State Theatre; the Makin Waves Song of the Week was by The Successful Failures; The Hollies (Official) to celebrate 60th anniversary with tour that includes stops in Morristown and NYC

DANCE - Christmas must be on the way - the Nutcrackers are back; Ocean County Library to host performance by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre; Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents "The Nutcracker Rocks"

ART - Inside and Outside - Yongshin Cho’s Solo Art Exhibition; Climate Artists and Scientists from Mongolia Attempt to Communicate What Others Have Not

COMMUNITY - Top 10 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage for week of November 14-20; Vineland to hold a Chanukak Menorah Lighting on November 28 and hosts an Olde Fashioned Christmas on the Ave December 3-5 Main Street Vineland; Carteret Business Partnership Raises $1.75M in Donations For the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center

BOOKS - Ocean County Library to welcome A.S. King to "Dive Into YA" author series on December 9th

RADIO - Links to the Radio Jersey... All Jersey All the Time! shows for the past week

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What did we publish yesterday?

THEATRE - Playhouse 22 presents "Harvey"; Center Players of Freehold presents Neil Simon's "California Suite"; Skyline Theatre Company presents "Little Women, the Broadway Musical"; Black Box Performing Arts Center presents "1+1" by Eric Bogosian; Theater League Of Clifton holds successful production of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding"

MUSIC - Metuchen Arts Council and New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) October Education Program: A look at six influential baritone saxophonists; Outpost in the Burbs presents the Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr Duo; The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts presents Sentimental Journey Big Band on October 17th; Talasiamusic releases "Rejoice"; The View From Here release video for "ever//onward"

FILM - Garden State Film Festival accepting entries, deadline November 12th; "Swim to Steven" plays the New Jersey Film Festival on October 8th

ART - Arts Council of Princeton holds Ceramic Scavenger Hunt on Saturday; Douglass Residential College and Mason Gross School of the Arts partner to welcome Kameelah Janan Rasheed as resident artist

FOOD - The 2021 Grand Harvest Wine Festival takes place October 9-10 in Morristown

COMMUNITY - TV Explorer and Adventurer Joshua Gates discusses spooky tales at Mayo Performing Arts Center - MPAC on October 16th

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What did we publish over the weekend?

THEATRE - Deadline for applications to Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop is WEDNESDAY; Exit 82 Theatre Company presents "Julia Caesar: A Play for Unprecedented Times" this week

MUSIC - the Makin Waves Song of the Week is by Taylor Tote Music; Center Players of Freehold and Freehold Township Heritage Society presents "An Afternoon of Song" on September 18th; NJ slowcore duo Joyer releases "Worst Thing" video; Light Opera of New Jersey presents "Light Night 2021"

FILM - New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2021 Virtual and Live screenings have begun - "Into Schrodinger's Box" to screen on Friday; "Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath" film now available online Monmouth County Government

ART - Princeton Makes Artist Cooperative holds grand opening on Saturday

COMMUNITY - Top 10 most read stories at New Jersey Stage for week of September 5-11; Monmouth County Commissioners host 20th anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announces 45 grants awarded through its 2021-22 ArtsCONNECT Touring Program; Monmouth County Park System to hold Wind & Sea Festival on Saturday; Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District announces ACTIVATE THE COAST series of events; Arts Ed NJ debuts video: Beyond the Boundaries: Arts Education through a Pandemic"; coLAB Arts seeks artists for Nine-Month residencies in Somerset County, applications due September 30

RADIO - Radio Jersey... All Jersey All the Time! shows for week ending 9/11/21

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Opening tonight! Prelude to a Kiss — presented by Center Players of Freehold — is a charming story about a whirlwind courtship and storybook wedding, during which an elderly man congratulates the bride with a kiss and miraculously switches souls with her. Can the newlyweds’ marriage endure the greatest test of all?

When: July 16–24, Friday and Saturday, July 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 18th at 6:30pm
Where: Kirk Tibbett Stage at Lake Topanemus Park in Freehold
Tickets: Specially priced at $10 and are available online at www.centerplayers.org
What did we publish over the weekend?

THEATRE - Centenary Stage Company season subscription and flex pass packages for 2021-22 season now on sale; An unflinching reimagining of "12 Angry Men" coming to Newark's Theater in the Park; Center Players of Freehold presents "Prelude to a Kiss"; Centenary Stage Company extends deadline for Young Performers Workshop to July 9th; Two River Theater kicks off new Plaza Players series; "Dear Edwina Jr." presented at The Summit Playhouse

MUSIC - A look at "The Fine Print" by Amanda Rose Riley; Debra Devi to perform at Transparent Clinch Gallery on July 11; Five Songs That Define Your Life: Bob Malone; The Ocean City Music Pier presents Paula Cole on August 10th; FRND CRCL releases "Complications"; Makin Waves Song of the Week is "Seasick" by Turnpike Gates; Sherman Irby and Marcus Printup bring their small groups to Morris Museum; a look at 2021 Monmouth County Fair music lineup

FILM - 2021 FilmOneFest to take place on July 17 in Atlantic Highlands

COMMUNITY - Inside 2021-22 season for PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University; New Jersey doubles funding commitment to innovative effort to save local news and information Free Press Action

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What did we publish yesterday?

THEATRE - Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwright Series returns for 29th season; Dreamcatcher Rep to release web series "Together Apart" beginning April 6; Luna Stage receives $20,000 grant in support of covid-safe reopening, in-person theatre/filmmaking camp; Center Players of Freehold presents "Meet The Oakleys" online April 10th

MUSIC - An interview with Dennis Tufano, original lead singer of The Buckinghams; Count Basie Center for the Arts announces an outdoor concert series in Eatontown this summer

ART - Raritan Valley Community College to showcase Part I of Virtual Art Exhibition of Student Work

COMMUNITY - Mayo Performing Arts Center - MPAC presents free virtual Earth Day National Geographic Live lecture by Andy Mann on April 22; Middlesex County NJ Government Board of County Commissioners issue a statement regarding the passing of Deputy Directory Kenneth Armwood; South Orange Performing Arts Center presents a virtual conversation with Chris Wallace on May 4th

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Thanks to Freehold's Center Players for streaming a live performance of "Charlotte's Web" for our third graders!
Center Players of Freehold
What did we publish yesterday?

THEATRE - Kean University Theatre Conservatory presents "The Misadventures of Romeo and Juliet"; South Camden Theatre Company to stream "Pipeline" by Dominque Morisseau in April; "Turning" opens at Centenary Stage Company

MUSIC - South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Jazz in virtual concert TONIGHT

FILM - Center Players of Freehold presents an evening of short films online March 12

ART - Art House Productions, along with Hudson County Community College and Seton Hall University present Art+Feminism lecture on March 24

COMMUNITY - Rutgers University—Newark celebrates Women's History Month honoring women in healthcare; New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Justin Willman Magic for Humans online March 13

BOOKS - The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts presents Temple Grandin, Ph.D on March 13

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VOTED ONE OF THE BEST COMMUNITY THEATERS by the Asbury Park Press! The official page of Freehold's award-winning resident theater company promising another decade of theatrical excellence!

03/06/2022

A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx
April 1-10
Meet the Cast!
Today we feature Lou Mastro, who plays Sammy Abrams. Lou has been doing community theater for 30 years with many theater companies in Middlesex/Monmouth counties, predominantly performing in musicals. He is thrilled for this opportunity to utilize different skills to bring a character to life and tell a story. He'd like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support. Come see Lou and the rest of the terrific cast; tickets are limited - get yours today! https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

03/04/2022

A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx
April 1-10th
Meet the Cast!
Today we feature Tracy Howard (Eleanor Abrams). This show marks Tracy’s first performance with Center Players. She began her career as a dancer, appearing in films, such as Center Stage and performing at Radio City Music Hall. She has performed in theatre, soap operas and small roles in TV and Film. Some of her favorite stage roles were in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Chicago and A Chorus Line. Her first love will forever be acting. She has worked as an audience coordinator, producer and is currently a researcher for a long-running Court TV Show. Come see Tracy and the terrific cast -- seating is limited. Get your tickets here: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

03/02/2022

A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx: Meet The Cast
April 1-10th

Today we introduce Andrea Bell Wolff (Gladys Simms), a comic actress and singer with an esteemed show business history. She appeared in the National tour of Hello Dolly starring Carol Channing playing Ermengarde, and the National tour playing Minnie Fay with Dorothy Lamour. She also appeared in the Broadway productions with Ethel Merman and Phyllis Diller, and performed in the Imaginary Invalid at Walnut Street Theater, with Tammy Grimes, E.G Marshall and Ruby Dee. Other credits include tour of George M! (Josie Cohan), Goodspeed Opera House and Lil Abner, (Mammy Yokum) Sacramento Music Theater. Grease with Linda Pearl and Desi Arnaz Jr. Mickey Rooney Theater Grease with Andrea McArdle. Ed Sullivan Theater with Your Fathers Mustache. She is also a member of the Cabaret community, starring in NYC night spots such as The Cutting Room. Tickets are limited; order today! https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

02/28/2022

Meet the Cast of "A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx!" Today we're featuring Jackie Kusher who plays Harry Simms. Jackie is a professional actor/singer/songwriter who recently appeared in Joyland an episodic pilot, co-written by playwright Gary Morgenstein. He made his professional debut Off-Broadway at 19, had a record released by RCA Studios at 23, and went on to appear in films such as Bullets Over Broadway and Radio Days, TV shows including Kate & Allie, Guiding Light, and appeared in many nightclubs in NYC and Los Angeles, most recently at The Friars Club. Love made him decide to pursue the “American Dream” of marriage, house, and children of which he is most proud. After 30 plus years of occasional community theater, he's thrilled to be back on stage -- and we're thrilled to have him! Performances run April 1-10th. Seating is limited -- get your tickets now! https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

02/09/2022

Tickets on sale now for our next production, opening April 1st! Don't miss this new work, a multi-generational comedy/drama set against the backdrop of the tumultuous late 1960s. It is a poignant glimpse of a Jewish working-class family trying to adjust to the changes in the world around them and their own family conflicts. Tickets here: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

Center Players To Hold Auditions For "Crimes Of The Heart" 01/25/2022

Center Players To Hold Auditions For "Crimes Of The Heart"

https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles2/2022/01/25/center-players-to-hold-auditions-for-crimes-of-the-heart
Reminder! Auditions start Sat. Feb 5th!
Complete details here: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/

Center Players To Hold Auditions For "Crimes Of The Heart" (FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players will hold auditions for an upcoming production of “Crimes of the Heart” at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold, NJ. The play was written by Beth Henley and will be directed by Anthony Marinelli. Auditions will beheld on Saturday, February 5th from...

01/18/2022

Audition Notice!
Sat. Feb. 5th 12-2pm
Wed. Feb. 9th 7-9pm
This Pulitzer-Prize winning tragicomedy directed by Anthony Marinelli centers on the three Magrath sisters who are reunited in Hazelhurst, MS (circa 1974) as they await the news of their ailing grandfather while also dealing with an attempted murder. Complete details, including roles being cast and performance dates, available at: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/

12/20/2021

Casting Two Actors!
For world premiere of "A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx"
Performances Feb 11-27th
Seeking a female to play a ditzy, comedic and warm-hearted, 20- something realtor, and a male in his early 40s; a street-smart guy with a huge heart. Complete details here: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/
Contact director Bernice Garfield-Szita if interested: [email protected]

12/16/2021

Audition Reminder!
Friday, December 17th, 7-9pm
For World Premiere of "A Tomato Can't Grow In The Bronx"

This multi-generational comedy/drama is set against the backdrop of the tumultuous late 1960s. It is a poignant glimpse of a Jewish working-class family trying to adjust to the changes in the world around them and their own family conflicts.
Complete details, including performance dates and character descriptions, here: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/

12/09/2021

Final Performances this Friday & Sunday!
The Bishop's Wife Radio Play
Don't miss your last chances to see this heartwarming holiday radio play based on the beloved novel and film -- Friday @8pm and Sunday @2pm. Seating is limited and all tickets are specially priced at $18. Order yours now! https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

BISHOPS WIFE Promo 12/02/2021

BISHOPS WIFE Promo

Enjoy this short promo for "The Bishop's Wife" opening this Sunday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ2-09M9rPw
Tickets here: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

BISHOPS WIFE Promo

11/30/2021

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11/21/2021

Thanks NJ Stage for spreading the word about our next production, running Dec. 3-12th. https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles/2021/11/20/center-players-presents-the-bishops-wife-radio-play/ Get your specially-priced holiday tickets here: https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

11/07/2021

Auditions Tonight 7-9pm!
The Bishop's Wife Radio Play
Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold
Weekend Performances Dec 3-12
Directed by Dave McGrath
Complete details here: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/

11/05/2021

California Suite Final Weekend!
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm

Don’t miss your last chances to see this hilarious, heartwarming Neil Simon play. Seating is limited-get your tickets here: https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

11/03/2021

Auditions this Sunday!
The Bishop’s Wife Radio Play
November 7, 2021 7-9pm
Center Playhouse
35 South Street, Freehold

Performances weekends Dec 3-12. Directed by Dave McGrath. Full details here: https://centerplayers.org/auditions/

10/27/2021

California Suite Continues Friday!
Special Saturday 2 for 1 ticket sale!

Opening weekend was a big success -- audiences loved returning to the Playhouse for this classic Neil Simon play. Performances continue Fri & Sat @8pm and Sun at 2pm. We're offering a special "2 for 1" ticket sale for the Saturday show. No code needed -- must order online. Just select seats and ticket type (adult/senior/student) and discount will appear at check-out. https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

10/22/2021

It's Opening Night of Neil Simon's "California Suite" and the reopening of Center Playhouse after 19 months! Weekend performances run through Sun. Nov. 7th. Masks and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 48 hrs) are required. Seating is limited! Get your tickets here: https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

10/20/2021

Just three days until Opening Night of Neil Simon's "California Suite" and our return to live theater at Center Playhouse! Seating is limited - and masks and proof of full vaccination or negative Covid test (within 48 hrs) are required. Get your tickets here! https://centerplayers.org/tickets/
pictured: Merle Barnett and Sheldon Fallon

10/16/2021

Thanks News-Transcipt for spreading the word about our return to live, indoor theater at Center Playhouse! https://centraljersey.com/2021/10/06/center-players-return-with-live-performances-in-freehold-borough/
Seating is limited; get your tickets here: https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

Photos from Center Players of Freehold's post 10/09/2021

Rehearsals are underway for our upcoming production of "California Suite!" Center Players' favorites Precious Pia and Michael Gonzalez are shown here rehearsing their segment, "The Visitors from Philadelphia." Running Oct. 22-Nov. 7th. Don't miss out - get your tickets today: https://centerplayers.org/tickets/

Center Players Presents Neil Simon's "California Suite" 10/05/2021

Center Players Presents Neil Simon's "California Suite"

Thanks New Jersey Stage for helping promote our return to Center Playhouse! Tickets on sale now: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/CenterPlayers/395

Center Players Presents Neil Simon's "California Suite" (FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players returns to live theater with a production of Neil Simon’s California Suite at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold, from October 22nd-November 7th. This classic 1976 play focuses on four couples who arrive in turn from New York, Philadelphia, London and Chic...

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============================================ CENTER PLAYERS Freehold's Award-Winning Resident Dessert Theater Company finishes off their 2013-14 SEASON with ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller June 6th – 29th, 2014 During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. Directed by Anthony Greco ============================================

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