Friday, December 14, 2012
The market will feature a myriad of local crafts and artwork.
The New Brunswick Community Arts Council will present its first ever Holiday Market on Dec. 14, a bazaar of artists and merchants from the tri-state area selling their goods. From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the George Street Playhouse, shoppers can peruse holiday crafts, clothing and jewelry, pottery and artwork. Free hot chocolate and hot apple cider from The Fresh Grocer will be served, and professional singing groups will perform holiday carols. "The idea for the Holiday Market came about from creative brainstorming by the Arts Council on how we could support local artisans," said community arts council chair Susan Painter. "We know many talented people who simply need an outlet for their work." Painter said the council has "taken care" to…
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sponsored by the George Street Playhouse, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
According to Bristol-Myers Squibb, diabetes affects about 26 million people in the U.S. alone. 7 million of those people are undiagnosed with the disease, and an additional 79 million Americans are pre-diabetic, meaning their current lifestyle choices are potentially leading them to the illness. As a country, our health is not in great shape. In order to address these issues of obesity, healthy eating, accessibility of fresh and wholesome food and proper exercise, the George Street Playhouse hosted a conference on Wednesday - "Spotlight on Childhood Obesity and Wellness". Free to parents, educators and health professionals, the conference featured a premiere performance of the Playhouse's new touring production of "Austin the Unstoppable…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Get an inside look at the set design of George Street Playhouse's "The Nutcracker and I."
The George Street Playhouse is currently running "The Nutcracker and I," a fantastical re-imagining of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker." The show runs through Dec. 31 at the Playhouse. In this feature, production manager Christopher J. Bailey gives a tour of some of the moving scenery used in the show. For more information on "The Nutcracker and I" visit www.georgestreetplayhouse.org.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
New comedic romp features a mix of talented actors of old, new, borrowed (but not blue).
The George Street Playhouse has opened their newest feature, "It Shoulda Been You," an original musical comedy that is billed as a show for "Anyone with parents." The premise of the show is simple - it is a wedding day. The mother of the bride is Jewish. The mother of the groom is Catholic. The sister of the bride is outshined by her sister, in their mother's eyes. An ex-boyfriend decides to show up, and from there it's off. Despite being a premise that's been done before, director David Hyde Pierce (best known for his role on TV's "Frasier") has put together a show that contains a lot of humor, both subtle and laugh out loud, and puts a lot of twists into the plotline, which runs about two hours long. It's hard to say who shines brightest…