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Entertainment

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Josephine Baker: "I Listen to Music and Do What It Tells Me"

Tuesday, January 30 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Born to abject poverty, her eccentric dancing led to stardom in the nightclubs of Paris.  She smashed racial barriers, infuriated bigots and fought the Nazis.  Rare photos and film clips are featured in this look back at her glamorous career and stormy personal life.  Sponsored by the Westfield Foundation.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Rat Pack Favorites

Wednesday, January 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Gifted vocalist Van Martin, who has appeared in the showrooms of the most prestigious casinos in Vegas and Atlantic City, treats us to Rat Pack favorites.  Sponsored by Jerry and Diane Forman in honor of Helen Forman's birthday.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

There is Always Another Side to the Story with Storyteller and Musician Sandy Schuman

Monday, February 12 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this live performance by Sandy Schuman, a storyteller and musician who tells stories about songs, songwriters, personal adventures, stories in the Jewish storytelling tradition and more.  Sandy was winner of the Jewish Storytelling Contest at the 2015 St. Louis Jam.  Sponsored by A Place for Mom.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

American Songbook Broadway Favorites with Amy Toporek

Wednesday, February 14 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Amy, who played Tracy in a national tour of Hairspray and who starred in a one-woman show, Once in Love, will delight you with her performance and range.  Sponsored by Susan Klein in honor of Peter Klein's birthday.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Hamilton: The Man, The Musical, The Cultural Phenomenon

Tuesday, February 27 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
How did the life story of America's most controversial founding father become the basis for one of the most acclaimed Broadway musicals of the 21st century?  Sponsored by the Union County HEART Grant.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Musical Theater and Film with Professor John Kenrick
Mel Brooks: It's Good to Be the King

Tuesday, March 27 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Brooklyn native, Mel Brooks, became one of the most influential comic writers and filmmakers of our time.  A humorous look at the life and career of our time.  A humorous look at the life and career of a man who discovered how to offend and amuse generations of admirers.
Price: $7, Member Price: Free
Stay for lunch - Price: $8, Senior Price: $4.25 • reservations are needed three days in advance; contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Series at NJPAC in Newark
Special Senior Subscriber Series

Thursdays • 1:30 p.m. • includes roundtrip luxury coach bus

Tickets can be purchased by individual show if available.
Contact Terry Campbell, NJSO Group Sales at tcampbell@njsymphony.org or 973-735-1717.

Series includes:

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Xian Zhang, conductor
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mozart's Requiem
Xian Zhang, conductor
Thursday, March 15, 2017

Bach's Complete Brandenburgs
Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shaham Plays Brahms
Xian Zhang, conductor • Gil Shaham, violin
Thursday, June 7, 2018

JCC Jamz

We're getting the band together!  If you're an adult musician who wants to play more and jam with others, come hang out at the J and meet fellow musicians.  We’ll help musicians with like musical styles and interests form bands, and we will provide the days, times and space for practices.  You take it from there!  All bands will get to perform at a community concert at the J on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the JCC.   For questions or to register, contact Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 x253 or rzucker@jccnj.org.

 

 

 

 

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