Category: Entertainment

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

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