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Wise Kraken Saturday, June 18

Join the talented cast of Wise Kraken! Do you like Whose Line is it Anyway? Then you will love Wise Kraken comedy improv by the people who brought you the New Jersey Renaissance Faire. Comedy without a net or a script. Every show is different and join us every month for a completely unscripted improvisational comedy show.  You never know what could happen. Tickets cost $8 in advance via the button below and cost $10 at the door.

Shakespeare ’70 and Open Arts Stage Present Hedda Gabler

Feb. 26, 2016 — Open Arts Stage and Shakespeare ’70 are pleased to present Hedda Gabler.

What can a 19th-century Norwegian tragedy tell us about contemporary American society? This modern adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz answers that question. Through Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Baitz explores our greatest concerns – and exposes our greatest fears. Can true, selfless love really exist? What does it mean to be a part of society, and how can all of our actions, however slight, oppress our fellow human beings? Is it ultimately possible to achieve anything of significance?

Featuring Kayla McLaughlin of Pennington, NJ, Frank Falisi of Freehold, NJ, Susan Blair of Philadelphia, PA, Heather Duncan of Hamilton, NJ, Damian Gaeta of Hamilton, NJ, Ray Fallon of Collingswood, NJ, and Jaclyn Wasneski of Hightstown, NJ.

WHAT: Hedda Gabler

WHO: Open Arts Stage

WHEN:
Friday, March 4 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS:
General Admission: $16 online/$18 at the door
Seniors (65+ with valid ID): $13 online/$15 at the door
Shakespeare ’70 Members: $13 online/$15 at the door
Students (with valid ID): $8 online/$10 at the door

Purchase tickets online at: http://bit.ly/heddatickets

Open Arts Stage Theatre Co. Troupe Presents Dave Auburn’s Proof

Feb. 9, 2016 — Open Arts Stage is pleased to announce the debut of the Open Arts Stage Theatre Co. Troupe with their performance of Dave Auburn’s Proof, Feb. 26-28 at Open Arts Stage.

In Proof, Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert. When he dies she has more than grief to deal with: there’s her estranged sister, Claire, and Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind. And a further problem: how much of her father’s madness — or genius — will Catherine inherit?

Featuring Michelle Wood of Hamilton, NJ as Catherine, Alysia Toscano of Hamilton, NJ as Claire, Rupert Hinton of Princeton, NJ as Robert and Jon Cintron of Trenton, NJ as Harold (Hal) Dobbs. Directed by Jon Cintron and Deena Jiles of Trenton, NJ.

WHAT: Proof

WHO: Open Arts Stage

WHEN:
Friday, February 26 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 28 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: General Admission: $18 online plus processing fees. Purchase tickets online at: http://bit.ly/proof-tix

 

Make Storytelling Sing by Finding Your Own Authentic Voice with Renowned Storyteller Larry Johnson at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ

 

 

August 12, 2015 — Calling all storytellers and anyone interested in the art of storytelling!

Join Larry Johnson for a remarkable, one-of-a-kind storytelling performance and workshop focusing on how to develop personal stories and infuse folk and literary tales with authentic voice. Larry will share from his repertoire of stories, including one folktale which captures his personal “voice,” one personal experience story, and one story that focuses on his heavy, and highly unique, use of music, particularly that of “found instruments” — which might otherwise be languishing in a landfill!

Larry Johnson, a storyteller, educator, and Vietnam-era veteran from Minnesota, uses storytelling to make the world a better place through environmental education, as well as efforts to support veterans and advocate for the prevention of unnecessary warfare.

A lifetime member of the National Storytellers League, Larry introduced World Storytelling Day to the Unite States, used a storytelling model to start the first participatory, pediatric patient TV channel in the country, and has spent over 20 years as a Minneapolis schools specialist — teaching storytelling, video, and environment. In March of this year, Larry led a workshop at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and currently facilitates school storytelling residencies and a program, using storytelling and humor, to help adults with mental illness to live better.

Bring your questions, as well as your ability to listen intensely and think deeply about your own storytelling or desire to use it. Larry will be happy to answer any questions.

WHAT: Make Storytelling Sing by Finding Your Own Authentic Voice with Larry Johnson

WHO: Open Arts Stage & New Jersey Storytelling Network

WHEN: Sat., August 29, 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: $10 (not including online fees and taxes). Purchase tickets online at: http://bit.ly/authentic-voice-aug-29

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Henderson, Marketing/Social Media Manager, (609) 424-3058 • [email protected]

 

Randy Now’s Man Cave presents Al Stewart with Dave Nachmanoff at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ

 

March 23, 2015 — Al Stewart, the folk-rock musician best known for his 1976 hit single “Year of the Cat,” will perform with special guest Dave Nachmanoff on Fri., April 10 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. All ages are welcome to attend.

Al Stewart and Dave Nachmanoff released a live album together, Uncorked, in 2009.

Al Stewart got his start as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of characters and events from history. Stewart has released sixteen studio and three live albums, and continues to tour extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dave Nachmanoff saw Al Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1985 and in 2006 came back and performed with him. As a side player (guitar, piano, bass, accordion and more) he’s worked with Stewart on a regular basis as well as many others at hundreds of venues.

Randy Now (Randy Ellis) is the owner of Randy Now’s Man Cave, located at 134 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown, New Jersey. Randy got his start as DJ Randy Now in the 1970s at City Gardens in Trenton, NJ. He went on to work as a club promoter at City Gardens booking over 4,000 musical artists.

WHAT: Al Stewart with Dave Nachmanoff

WHO: Open Arts Stage & Randy Now’s Man Cave

WHEN: Fri., April 10, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: $30 in advance (not including online fees and taxes), $35 at the door. Purchase tickets online at: openartsstage.com/event/melanie

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Henderson, Marketing/Social Media Manager, (609) 424-3058 • [email protected]

 

New Jersey Renaissance Faire Debuts Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ

 

March 4, 2015 — Join New Jersey Renaissance Faire and Open Arts Stage for the debut performance of Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Brought to you by the people behind the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, the cast of Wise Kraken performs comedy without a net or a script, and every show is different.

Wise Kraken is directed by Katie Horahan and T.J. Miller, and features cast members Frank Breitweiser, Kristen Clay, Liz Nowrey, Emy Rothenberger, “Jersey” Jim Teesdale, Frank Vespe, John Williams, and Tom Zadoyko. Wise Kraken will perform at Open Arts Stage monthly, on the last Wednesday of each month.

WHAT: Debut Performance of Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe

WHO: Open Arts Stage and Wise Kraken Improv Comedy Troupe

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at door (Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/-wise-kraken-3-25-15.)

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Henderson, Marketing Manager, (609) 424-3058 • [email protected]

 

Randy Now’s Man Cave Presents The Dickies with Special Guests The Droogettes and Soraia at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ

 

December 4, 2014 — The Dickies will perform live at Open Arts Stage with special guests The Droogettes and Soraia on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). All ages show.

Randy Now (Randy Ellis) is the owner of Randy Now’s Man Cave, located at 134 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown, New Jersey. Randy got his start as DJ Randy Now in the 1970s at City Gardens in Trenton, NJ. He went on to work as a club promoter at City Gardens booking over 4,000 musical artists.

WHAT: The Dickies with Special Guests The Droogettes and Soraia Perform Live at Open Arts Stage

WHO: Open Arts Stage & Randy Now’s Man Cave

WHEN: Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: $22.50 (not including online ticketing fees and taxes)

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Henderson, Marketing/Social Media Manager, (609) 424-3058 • [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Now’s Man Cave presents Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ

 

 

November 12, 2014 — Peter Tork of the Monkees will perform with his blues band Shoe Suede Blues at Open Arts Stage on Saturday, November 29 at 8 p.m.

Long before Peter Tork became a legendary part of the prefab phenomenon known as the The Monkees in 1966, he was a well-respected musician/artist in the burgeoning New York folk and blues scene. Peter has continued his solo career through the years, performing with his own bands, writing and recording and also making numerous guest appearances on a variety of TV programs.

Randy Now (Randy Ellis) is the owner of Randy Now’s Man Cave, located at 134 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown, New Jersey. Randy got his start as DJ Randy Now in the 1970s at City Gardens in Trenton, NJ. He went on to work as a club promoter at City Gardens booking over 4,000 musical artists.

WHAT: Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues Perform Live at Open Arts Stage

WHO: Open Arts Stage & Randy Now’s Man Cave

WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)

WHERE: Open Arts Stage, 146 U.S. 130, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505

TICKETS: $27.50 (not including online ticketing fees and taxes)

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Henderson, Marketing/Social Media Manager, (609) 424-3058 • [email protected]