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Live TheaterLive theater is happening this weekend in a major way.  This is because we have 2 local performing arts theater productions plus 1 high school musical.  In case you’re wondering, I have to tell you that our high school theatrical productions are outstanding.

Although Bergen County is next to Manhattan’s Broadway Theater District, we have our own very active community theater presence.  You’ll also find strong support for youngsters wanting to learn every aspect of theatrical arts too.  You’ll also see more live theater as we move further into 2023 too.

There’s a lot going on in addition to live theater this weekend starting on Thursday so let’s get to it:

Closter Nature CenterPrimitive Technology

Come to an absolutely fascinating presentation at the Closter Nature Center at 7 pm on Thursday night.  Learn about the start of technology and see demonstrations too.  You’ll see and hear all about how our earliest ancestors created tools and learned how to work with fire in a very detailed way.

From what I can tell, this seems like a great idea if you have a teen in your home or know one.  Adults must accompany them of course.  Click on this link for all the information.  The pictures look like they’ve had it for Boy Scouts too.

Bedroom Farce Opens This WeekendBedroom Farce

The Players Guild of Leonia is presenting a new production that opens Friday day.  It’s Bedroom Farce written by the noted British playwright, Sir Alec Acykbourn.  While the title uses the work “farce”, this is really a crazy and hilarious comedy.  Once neurotic couple wreaks havoc in the bedrooms of 3 others in the course of one night.

If you want to laugh a lot and enjoy great community theater, get yourself tickets to this excellent production.  Since it’s on for the next 3 weekends, it’s easy to fit it into your schedule.  Tickts are only $25 adults and $22 for seniors and students.

the great christmas cookie bake offThe Great Christmas Cookie Bake Off Musical

The Great Christmas Cookie Bake Off is a hilarious spoof of what so many of us view om TV.  I don’t know about you but I have friends glued to their TV’s watching chef’s competing with each other.  This concept is what created The Great Christmas Cookie Bake Off.

Because it’s Christmas themed, the chefs are children.  Since it’s a musical, cookies and chefs are introduced by songs. Performances are Friday and Saturday night plus a Sunday matinee.  Buy your tickets online to this Porch Light Studio production where young thespians are fostered.

You Don’t Own Me  you don't own me

The Teaneck Community Chorus is putting on their Winter Concert this Sunday at 3 pm in Teaneck’s High School.  Lelie Gore’s song of female empowerment, You Don’t Own Me, sets the tone of this event.  When this song came out in 1963 it immediately became a big hit.

The poetry of Emily Dickinson and the writings of Langston Hughes are recreated into beautiful sogs among other musical pieces celebrating equality and diversity.  This is a very unique and beautiful live music concert experience.  Tickets are purchased online at $15 adults and $5 students.

bumper carsIce Bumper Cars at Winter Wonderland

I definitely made a mistake when I told you about Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland a few weeks ago.  What I didn’t realize is that there’s bumper cars too.  Winter Wonderland has them on ice!  Imagine how much fun this is!

If you’ve ever been to the Jersey Shore you’ll know what I’m talking about because bumper cars are a major boardwalk attraction.  How I wish they had this when my son was a youngster.  He would have had so much fun.  Winter Wonderland has them on ice!  This is in addition to their full program and Open Skate sessions.

Free Concert at the Englewood Public Library  Englewood Public Library

Everyone loves music but not all of us have the opportunity to hear it live and for free.  As a result you have a real treat this weekend.  The Englewood Public Library is hosting a free concert Sunday night by the All Seasons Chamber Players.  They are playing everything from classical music to contemporary.

Englewood’s Library is a very dynamic place with several events going on every week. Local librairies more active and busy than ever.  Check out what your local library has on it’s event calendar  I’m sure you’ll be happily surprised.

Open Mic2 Open Mike Events

Open Mic Events are fun.  You’ll be amazed at how much great talent is out there.  Both are monthly events and allow you to display your talents in all sorts of ways.

In Rutherford it’s at the John Williams Center from 7 to 9 and in Teaneck at the Ethical Culture Society from 8 to 10.  Both happen Saturday night so just click on the links for all the information.

Have a great weekend ahead with one or several of these activities.  All of them are budget friendly too!

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