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  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone

    Friday, September 20 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-09-20 19:53:37 GMT

    Lifestyle and media personality Valerie Smaldone loves to discover new hot spots for couples and families alike. Now, Valerie hosts a podcast focusing on the New Jersey lifestyle.  Hear Valerie's New Jersey for a fresh take on happenings in the Garden State.

    Lifestyle and media personality Valerie Smaldone loves to discover new hot spots for couples and families alike. Now, Valerie hosts a podcast focusing on the New Jersey lifestyle.  Hear Valerie's New Jersey for a fresh take on happenings in the Garden State.

A Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright's new play at New Jersey Repertory Theatre Company in Long Branch, New Jersey has just opened.

Acclaimed playwright Lee Blessing talks to me about the world premiere of A View of the Mountains, a sequel to his Broadway play, A Walk in the Woods, on this week's Valerie's New Jersey podcast.

Also, Valerie's New Jersey Pick of the Week is Amanti Vino, a wine store and vinoteca in Montclair.

In other theatre news around Jersey, Marry Harry, a musical comedy about family, food, love and finding one's path in life, presented by American Theater Group, is currently under way through May 11 at the beautiful new Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ.

www.americantheatergroup.org,

And you have until Sunday to see Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," a production presented by the Award-Winning Performing Arts Program at St Joseph's Regional High School in Montvale, NJ. Performances will take place on Thursday @ 7:30 PM, Friday @ 7:30 PM, Saturday@ 7:30 PM & Sunday @ 3 PM. Tix $17. The Friday & Saturday night performances offer a “ Dinner Theater Night “ with a three course meal with wine served before the show for an additional $20.

Brighton Beach Memoirs is directed by award winning actor and playwright Frank Ingrasciotta.

http://sjr-theater.squarespace.com/current-production


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  • Soap Opera Star Touches On "Soldier's Heart"

    Soap Opera Star Touches On "Soldier's Heart"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:17:22 GMT
    On this week's Valerie's New Jersey, soap opera lovers can see a fan favorite perform in a thought provoking play at New Jersey's Premiere Stages, through Sunday this weekend. "Soldier's Heart" features Kim Zimmer, known for her years on "Guiding Light," in this New Jersey world premiere drama written by Tammy Ryan and directed by John Wooten. Kim talks to Valerie Smaldone about the play, her career and her love for New Jersey on the podcast.
    On this week's Valerie's New Jersey, soap opera lovers can see a fan favorite perform in a thought provoking play at New Jersey's Premiere Stages, through Sunday this weekend. "Soldier's Heart" features Kim Zimmer, known for her years on "Guiding Light," in this New Jersey world premiere drama written by Tammy Ryan and directed by John Wooten. Kim talks to Valerie Smaldone about the play, her career and her love for New Jersey on the podcast.
  • Theatre Under The Stars

    Theatre Under The Stars

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:32:46 GMT
    On this edition of Valerie's New Jersey, Valerie uncovers a unique summer find incorporating entertainment with the outdoors. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents productions in their outdoor stage on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township each summer. You can picnic outdoors (hibachi, if you like!) and then see a fun, fast paced version of a classic piece of theatre.
    On this edition of Valerie's New Jersey, Valerie uncovers a unique summer find incorporating entertainment with the outdoors. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents productions in their outdoor stage on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township each summer. You can picnic outdoors (hibachi, if you like!) and then see a fun, fast paced version of a classic piece of theatre.
  • We Will Survive: One On One With Gloria Gaynor

    We Will Survive: One On One With Gloria Gaynor

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:26:38 GMT
    On this week's Valerie's New Jersey, Valerie Smaldone speaks with music diva Gloria Gaynor, known for her iconic song, "I Will Survive" about her new book "We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song." The book is a compilation of stories of inspiration and encouragement. Gaynor is a New Jersey native and resident and talks about her love for the state as well as the stories of inspiration contained in the book on this podcast.
    On this week's Valerie's New Jersey, Valerie Smaldone speaks with music diva Gloria Gaynor, known for her iconic song, "I Will Survive" about her new book "We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song." The book is a compilation of stories of inspiration and encouragement. Gaynor is a New Jersey native and resident and talks about her love for the state as well as the stories of inspiration contained in the book on this podcast.
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