Friday, November 18, 2011

Song and Dance All Around Town-Pre Thanksgiving Weekend

Song and Dance All Around Town

Singers and Dancers Perform Various Shows Locally This Weekend

Credit South Orange Performing Arts Center

The opportunities to indulge your love of music and dance abound locally this weekend. From the music of the Beatles, to love song and ballads, to chorales and symphonies, your favorite genre is sure to be represented. Dance enthusiasts will enjoy the Dance Theatre of Harlem or the Broadway production numbers of White Christmas. Read on for the details of these events and others and feel free to add your own suggestions for weekend entertainment in the Comments section.

Jay Dougherty Ballads & Love Songs

Spend an evening enjoying the songs of Sinatra, Martin and Gershwin when local favorite Jay Dougherty performs at Highland Place. The steaks and chops are prepared over a wood fire, so plan to stay for dinner, too! Free admission; Friday at 8 p.m.; Maplewood

White Christmas

Based on the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye movie, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a delightful musical about two singer/dancers performing a show in snowy Vermont, while falling in love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. Holiday magic, song, dance and comedy all wrapped up in one merry show. $25-$80; Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.; Millburn

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble

Sixteen young dancers trained at the Dance Theatre of Harlem will delight the audience with a show for all ages at SOPAC. Young dancers and those interested in learning more about dance will find this interactive performance fascinating. $30-$40; Sunday at 3 p.m.; South Orange

Drew the Dramatic Fool

In the tradition of Vaudeville, royal jesters, clowns, silent films and animated cartoons, Drew the Dramatic Fool offers laughs for imperfect humans, taking the audience through a range of emotions from joy to fear to despair and back to joy again. $15; Sunday at 11 a.m.; South Orange

Beatlemania Now

The Maplewood First Aid Squad presents “Beatlemania Now” as a fundraiser to help the Squad with operating expenses such as medical supplies and emergency vehicle maintenance. The show tells the story of the Beatles from 1964 to 1969, with authentic costuming and 30 classic hit songs, with all the spirit of the original Fab Four. $16; Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Maplewood

South Orange Symphony Concert

Stay after the show for a reception with Maestro Helmacy and Orchestra. Free; Saturday at 8 p.m.; South Orange

Yoga, Breakfast and Bling

Yoga is by donation only; Saturday at 8 a.m.; Millburn

The Friends of Maplewood Library’s Fall Book Sale

Free admission; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Maplewood

Summit Chorale Concert

Free; Saturday at 8 p.m.; Maplewood

Mark Slade
Keller Williams

For More details: Maplewood Patch

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