Kean Stage is known for bringing and presenting cultures through musical productions. This year is no different as Kean Stage has an array of upcoming performances for the spring semester. Students can look forward to seven unique acts throughout the semester.
Canadian Brass will be showcased on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Performing in Enlow Recital Hall, students can expect to see the following five members performing with their own brass instruments:
- Chuck Daellenbach - Tuba
- Brandon Ridenour - Trumpet
- Caleb Hudson - Trumpet
- Achilles Liarmakopoulos - Trombone
- Jeff Nelsen - Horn
Music lovers should mark their calendars for Saturday, February 18 in order to see Los Lobos at Wilkins Theatre. The Grammy Award-winning band is known for its variety of genres including rock, Mexican folk music and more. The Kean community shouldn’t miss this 7:30 p.m. performance, as the Los Lobos live performances never disappoint.
“Godspell presents a series of parables and songs based loosely on the Gospel of Matthew, where a disparate group of individuals find themselves thrown together, learning love, acceptance, and the value of community,” said Kean Stage on their official website.
Godspell will be showing in Kean’s Bauer Boucher Theatre Center on Friday, February 17 through Saturday, February 25. This show is perfect for all age groups and it is even offered as a school time performance.
On Friday, March 3, Cherish the Ladies will be performing in the Enlow Recital Hall. This Grammy Award-nominated Irish-American group began in 1985 and formed to celebrate women in a male-dominated music scene. Cherish the Ladies has performed at the White House, the Olympics, and on PBS.
The second performance in March is from The Kingdom Choir. Composed of individual singers and performers from London, England, this choir has performed for over 20 years through the leadership of Choir Conductor Karen Gibson. Those interested in hearing the beauty of British gospel music should visit Enlow Recital Hall on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
“Animal Farm tells the story of a group of farm animals who rise up against the powers that be, hoping to create a society of equality and justice where the animals can be happy and free. But some are not as they appear,” said Kean Stage on their official website.
Adapted by Ian Woolridge and directed by Nehprii Amenii, Animal Farm is sure to make audiences question the life they live and the roles they play in society. The show will be running from Friday, March 24 to Saturday, April 1 in the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center.
Lastly, Tony Award-winner Ali Stroker will be coming to Kean on Saturday, April 1. In the Enlow Recital Hall, the actress and author will demonstrate and share her talents with the Kean audience. Students who’d like to see her performance should be there by 7:30 p.m.
For students looking to attend any of the Kean Stage events, they are free to visit the Kean Stage website.