RAHWAY — Sharing the stage with some of the region’s top performers for the Saturday, Sept. 22, opening of Rahway’s Hamilton Stage will be 12-year-old Saje’da Cupido, who competed among contestants of all ages for the privilege of being the very first to sing at the new theater’s official opening. She will perform the National Anthem.
Cupido, from Bloomfield, has been singing since the age of two and performing since the age of seven. Twice a year she sings for the National Federation of the Blind. A panel of three judges from the Hello Hamilton staff selected Cupido from other contestants for her unique style and impressive vocal ability.
Hello Hamilton! is the very first performance in Rahway’s new 199-seat theater and will be hosted by Suzzanne Douglas and Chesney Snow. Opening night festivities will include a special appearance by Broadway’s Liz Callaway and performances by the theater’s Artistic Affiliates: American Theater Group, American Repertory Ballet, Vital Theatre Company, StrangeDog Theatre Co., Ballets with a Twist and the Good Music Mostly Classical music series.
A post-performance cocktail party will follow for patrons to mingle with the artists and celebrate the newest performing arts facility in the region. Tickets for Performance and Party: $100, Party Only: $25 (age 21+). All tickets can be purchased at the UC PAC box office at 1601 Irving Street, online at ucpac.org, or by calling the box office at 1-732-499-8226.
Hamilton Stage is part of the Union County Performing Arts Center Campus and is located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway, NJ. For more information on Hamilton Stage, Artistic Affiliates, or to become a member, visit www.ucpac.org or call the UC PAC/Hamilton Stage Box Office at 732-499-8226.