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NJYT, in collaboration with the Morris Museum Bickford Theater and Centenary Stage Company, revives the critically acclaimed, musical masterpiece, West Side Story, originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Authur Laurents.
New Jersey Youth Theatre gratefully acknowledges the New Jersey Cultural Trust's generous $40,000 grant. This major contribution will enable us to establish a liquidity reserve fund to help safeguard our financial stability and growth.
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NJYT Rocks the NJPAC
by Danielle Ellliott
The New Jersey Youth Theater rocked the NJPAC on Friday evening, bringing the audience to its feet on opening night of "Rent." To the blind eye, there was no indication this was an amateur performance.
The show is a hybrid of the professional and the student versions of the world-famous Broadway musical. While it is slightly toned-down from the original, it is definitely still geared towards a teen-and-older crowd.
The Garden State's greatest stage performers
by Peter Filichia/For The Star-Ledger
June 13, 2010
While the New York theater scene offers all sorts of awards to the actors and actresses who toil there - Tonys for Broadway, the Obies for off-Broadway, and the Theatre World Awards for first-time performers - the Garden State offers no such prizes.
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Watch a great clip from New Jersey Youth Theatre's 2009 production of Sweeney Todd:
Star-Ledger Theater Critic Peter Filichia's June 7, 2009 article says "if there were Tony Awards for New Jersey's theaters, here's who would shine":
A New Jersey Obie, for off-Broadway achievement, would go to:
* Cynthia Meryl, for once again taking a group of teens (and people barely out of teens) and making everyone seem to be a seasoned pro in "1776" at New Jersey Youth Theatre in Newark.
The Theatre World Awards are bestowed on those making significant Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. This season in New Jersey, they'd go to: