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(UNION, NJ) –– Kean Stage and Premiere Stages continue their outdoor programming this summer with an evening concert series and a daytime family series on the Lawn of Enlow Hall on the east campus of Kean University in Hillside, New Jersey. Both series will begin on Saturday July 17, 2021 and will take place over three consecutive weekends.
Kean Stage launches its evening concert series featuring three unique musical artists, featuring: The John Scofield trio with Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform on Saturday July 17 at 6.30 p.m. (rainy date: Sunday July 18 at 6.30 p.m.). In addition to being a leading innovator in modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a three-time Grammy Award-winning artist with over 40 recordings to his name. Scofield has spoken in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music, jam band style and orchestral ensembles with ease. and enthusiasm.
Michael mayo will perform on Saturday July 24 at 6.30 p.m. (rainy date: Sunday July 25 at 6.30 p.m.). A jazz singer, songwriter and arranger in the making, Michael Mayo’s voice is an elegant balance of charisma, confidence and an accessible vulnerability that draws audiences in. Mayo’s talents can draw the jazz purist and the curious novice to one place.
Judith Hill will perform on Saturday July 31 at 6.30 p.m. (rainy date: Sunday August 1 at 6.30 p.m.). Judith Hill is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, acclaimed by Rolling stone for her “voice of stellar power.” His new studio album Baby, I’m Hollywood! is a vibrant and provocative personal statement, an in-depth excursion into the annals of black music: past, present and future.
Premiere Stages, in partnership with Kean Stage, will present three days of family fun including: The Sleeping Beauty, from the Yates’ Musical Theater, which will be performed on Saturday July 17 at 11:00 a.m. (rain date: Sunday July 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.). The Sleeping Beauty is the captivating story of a princess charmed by a somewhat frightening witch. Discover the adventures of the court jester, king, queen and pages in this sparkling musical fantasy from The Sleeping Beauty.
The Yates Musical Theater production of Pinocchio will be played on Saturday July 24 at 11:00 a.m. (rainy date: Sunday July 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.). Who could resist the beloved story of the little wooden puppet whose dearest wish is to become a real boy? Told with love, this timeless tale is woven with catchy music and comedic fun.
Galumpha will perform on Saturday July 31 at 11:00 a.m. (rain date: Sunday August 1 at 1:00 p.m.). Combining breathtaking acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and cheerfulness.
Kean Stage and Premiere Stages closely monitor Kean University’s guidelines for hosting outdoor events. Chairs will be provided and the seats will be arranged in cradles with a distance between the groups.
Kean scene at Kean University educates, entertains and challenges audiences by presenting high quality programs that reflect the diversity of the region and the arts. These cultural offerings complement the intellectual life of the classroom for our students, increase opportunities for community engagement, and provide affordable access to the arts for New Jersey residents. Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy a wide range of professional plays, Broadway tours, dance performances, concerts, international films and family shows. In addition, Kean Stage encourages university students to attend events and provides several opportunities to explore the performing arts through master classes, workshops, lectures and employment opportunities as ushers, technicians in backstage and ticket office staff.
Created in 2004, Premiere scenes is the Equity Professional Theater in Residence at Kean University. Through its unique partnership with Kean, Premiere’s game development programs, educational initiatives and professional development opportunities actively integrate the university’s academic curriculum while expanding the reach, accessibility and prestige of programming. professional on campus.
Founded in 1855, Kean University is one of the largest metropolitan higher education institutions in the region, with a highly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in teacher training and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving more than 16,000 students. The University’s six undergraduate colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees in a full range of academic subjects. Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers six doctoral programs and more than 80 graduate options leading to master’s degrees, professional degrees, or certifications. With campuses in Union, Toms River, Jefferson and Manahawkin, New Jersey, and Wenzhou, China, Kean University continues its mission of providing affordable and accessible world-class education.