Category: Entertainment

Best Bottle Night?

By Bob Sacks When you have friends who are so oeno-centric that they devote enormous amounts of time, talk, and effort in an unending search for great wines, it is...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Brooklyn

By Joan Ellis See “Brooklyn” when you’re feeling peaceful. This flawless, quiet movie breaks all the usual rules and washes gently over any audience. Don’t expect the usual fare of...

December 5, 2015 | comments

Scene on Stage: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

By Phil Dorian No one was more skeptical than I when Two River Theater announced an all-male “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy...

November 24, 2015 | comments

Musicals and Miracles From 34th Street to the Jersey Shore

By Mary Ann Bourbeau MANASQUAN – If the songs in “Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical” sound familiar, there’s an easy explanation. They were written by playwright and composer Meredith...

November 24, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Suffragette

‘Suffragette’  Rated PG-13 By Joan Ellis It’s dark, intense, and horrifying. That’s Suffragette, and if you think you’ll be watching a piece of history involving women marching peacefully for the right to...

November 18, 2015 | comments

TV and Film: Celebration of Bad

Television and film watchers develop a habit of comparing people in their own lives to those depicted on the screen. Whether it’s the belief that Elaine Benes is your spirit...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Theater Review: Peter Pan

By Phil Dorian Phoenix Productions’ “Peter Pan” is the first Count Basie Theatre show following the announcement of the venue’s ambitious expansion plans. Uplifted – literally and figuratively – by...

November 18, 2015 | comments

RBC Performs Award-Winning Playwright’s New Material

RED BANK – Red Bank Catholic will present “A Night with Christopher Durang,” a performance of six one-act plays, including the debut of new material, written by Tony Award-winning American...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Stars & Stripes at Twin Lights

By Mary Ann Bourbeau HIGHLANDS – Where else can you tour a museum with millions of dollars in artifacts, get a U.S. history lesson and a phenomenal view of Sandy...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Holiday Express Tunes Up for Another Season

Story and photos by Madelynne Kislovsky A unique kind of holiday spirit jingled through the air on a Monday night as Holiday Express began their first rehearsal of the season. The...

November 13, 2015 | comments

Music Review: In Full Flight

By Chris Spiewak The Red Bank area boasts a large contingent of performers, with some relocating to the Two River area to take advantage of the bustling music scene. There...

November 13, 2015 | comments

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Two River Theater

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Michael Urie never expected to have a thriving Broadway and television career. It was only by chance that he even ended up on...

November 12, 2015 | comments

Film Review: ‘Truth’

By Joan Ellis Truth. Rated R It would be easy to describe “Truth” as the story of the high profile downfall of newsman Dan Rather.  As a young man Rather had drawn...

November 12, 2015 | comments

Dance Fever Comes to Red Bank

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – It’s time for the Fourth Annual Dance for Kindness in downtown Red Bank, and organizers are hoping it will be bigger and better...

November 6, 2015 | comments

Galactic Goodies

By John Croddick There may have been a struggle of universal proportions between the Empire and the Rebels a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but...

November 2, 2015 | comments

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