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MIDDLETOWN: The Stone Church Players and Monmouth Players once again warm up autumn audiences in their landmark performance venues.
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ON THE GREEN: TWO TICKETS ON THE AISLE
Red Bank's Phoenix Productions goes "Into the Woods" at the Basie...and Middletown's Monmouth Players go "Moon Over Buffalo" at Navesink Arts...as the fall stage season heats up on the greater Green.
MIDDLETOWN: BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE
MIDDLETOWN: The Monmouth Players warm up for a new season with a sampler of soliloquies 'n such by Shakespeare.
MIDDLETOWN: DAZE OF THEIR ‘PRIVATE LIVES’
MIDDLETOWN: Monmouth Players stage an elegantly acid-tipped Coward comedy, plus a sober spoken-word Holocaust remembrance.
MIDDLETOWN: DURANG, IN SMALL DOSES
MIDDLETOWN: The Monmouth Players serve up a weekend's worth of short plays by the modern absurdist Christopher Durang.
MIDDLETOWN: PLAYERS DISH UP FINE ‘DINING’
MIDDLETOWN: Monmouth Players take it into A.R. Gurney's engagingly experimental ensemble comedy 'The Dining Room" for six performances.
MIDDLETOWN: A WILDER WAY TO HOLIDAY
MIDDLETOWN: Monmouth Players serve up some more Thornton Wilder, plus dessert, with "A Long Christmas Dinner."
MIDDLETOWN: The Monmouth Players continue a Season of Classics with no less than DEATH OF A SALESMAN, beginning Saturday night.
ON THE GREEN: BIG THEATER ON SMALL STAGES
ON THE GREEN: The musical GYPSY highlights a weekend of new stage shows from Phoenix Productions, Monmouth Players and Stone Church Players.
MIDDLETOWN: WILDER TIME TO BE HAD BY ALL
MIDDLETOWN: The Monmouth Players serve up an appetizer for their forthcoming season, with an intimate program of one-acts by the great Thornton Wilder.
MIDDLETOWN: THE PLAY’S THE ‘STING’
The Monmouth Players cap a Season of Suspense at Navesink Arts Center, with the satirical British murder plot A STING IN THE TALE.
MIDDLETOWN: SOMETHING’S NOT NORMYLE
The creepy janitor (Bill Normyle) has a proposition for sweet and innocent Rhoda (Anna Cibrian) as the Monmouth Players present the 1950’s suspenser ‘The Bad Seed,’ starting Saturday at Navesink Arts.Continue reading "MIDDLETOWN: SOMETHING’S NOT NORMYLE"
MIDDLETOWN: TELL LAURA WE LOVE HER
Kelly Cibrian, Jeff Caplan and Bill Lee star, as the Monmouth Players continue their Season of Suspense with the classic mystery of LAURA. A murdered woman of mystery, who mayContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: TELL LAURA WE LOVE HER"
RED BANK: TRAGIC DIVAS, COMIC THRILLERS
Rehearsals proceed at Phoenix Productions’ new Chestnut Street headquarters for EVITA, going up this weekend on the Count Basie stage with Kelliann De Carlo in the title role. (Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: TRAGIC DIVAS, COMIC THRILLERS"
NAVESINK: PLAYERS WRAP UP A ‘PRESENT’
Eric McDonough (center) and his fellow Monmouth Players serve up Noel Coward’s PRESENT LAUGHTER at the Navesink Arts Center. Way back in 1953, a fledgling theatrical troupe by the nameContinue reading "NAVESINK: PLAYERS WRAP UP A ‘PRESENT’"
NAVESINK: MONMOUTH PLAYERS BESEECH THEE
AJ Melnick heads a youthful cast as Jesus, as the Monmouth Players present their production of GODSPELL inside the Navesink Arts Center. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth Players) The 2014-2015 seasonContinue reading "NAVESINK: MONMOUTH PLAYERS BESEECH THEE"
MIDDLETOWN: A ‘RABBIT’ RUN IN NAVESINK
David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer winning drama RABBIT HOLE makes its local debut this weekend in a staging by the Middletown-based Monmouth Players. As the area’s longest continuously operating theatrical troupe —Continue reading "MIDDLETOWN: A ‘RABBIT’ RUN IN NAVESINK"
NAVESINK: BRIT FARCE, SCOTTISH PLAY
The venerable venues of the Navesink Arts Center (long ago, the original Middletown Library) and the “Old Stone Church” at All Saints are the scene for a new season ofContinue reading "NAVESINK: BRIT FARCE, SCOTTISH PLAY"
NAVESINK: SUDDENLY, THIS SUMMER
The short plays of the late great Tennessee Williams are explored by the Monmouth Players, in a special two-weekend presentation at the troupe’s Navesink Arts Center homestage. When last weContinue reading "NAVESINK: SUDDENLY, THIS SUMMER"
NAVESINK: SIGNS OF SUMMER LIFE
Samantha Ambler, Grace Modla and Ronnie Marvald are among the cast of VITAL SIGNS, the “suite of theatrical miniatures” that extends the Monmouth Players’ 2014 schedule into A/C season, beginningContinue reading "NAVESINK: SIGNS OF SUMMER LIFE"
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.