Kean Stage Announces 2013-14 Performances

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UNION — Kean Stage’s 2013-2014 performing arts season boasts an impressive lineup of performances all across its campus.

The Wilkins Theatre season this year features the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ralph Stanley in his “Farewell” Tour, Jersey’s-own Sleepy Man Banjo Boys and Broadway vocalists Betty Buckley, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince.

Dance enthusiasts will enjoy the “Romeo and Juliet” of Chinese folklore performed by the Shanghai Ballet and ballet classics like Swan Lake performed by Moscow Festival Ballet, New Jersey Ballet’s Ballet on Broadway and New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s The Nutcracker.

The Gene and Shelly Enlow Recital Hall opens the 2013-2014 season on October 5 with the legendary Herbie Hancock. The line-up also features leading musicians and legends of our time in classical, jazz, pop and world music including classical pianist, Emanuel Ax, sitarist, Anoushka Shankar, the blues of Taj Majal, Sutton Foster and a holiday show by Wilson Phillips. New this season, our resident chamber ensemble, Arco will present Concert & Café, two concerts followed by light refreshments in Yumba Café where the musicians will be available to discuss the performance.

Returning again this year is our International Film Series featuring award-winning modern foreign cinema on Sunday afternoons in the Jules Irving Schwartz Lecture Hall in the new STEM building.

The Kean University main campus is located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union and the address for the East Campus where Enlow Recital Hall is located is 215 North Avenue in Hillside.

Tickets are available at the Wilkins Theatre Box Office on campus, by calling  908-737-7469, and online at

The complete lineup is as follows:

10/5/13 7:30 p.m. Herbie Hancock
10/12/13 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ralph Stanley & Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
10/18/13 7:30 p.m. The Shanghai Ballet – The Butterfly Lovers
10/19/13 7:30 p.m. The Lone Bellow
10/20/13 3 p.m. The Accordion Pops Orchestra
10/27/13 3 p.m. Arco Ensemble-Stewart Robertson Concert & Café
11/10/13 3 p.m. World Blues-Taj Majal
11/17/13 3 p.m. Anoushka Shankar
12/14/13 7:30 p.m. Wilson Phillips Christmas in Harmony
12/14–15/13   The Nutcracker – NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble
1/19/14 3 p.m. The Intouchables – Film
1/26/14 3 p.m. Leonie – Film
2/2/14 3 p.m. The Rule – Film
2/2/14 4 p.m. Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
2/2/14 3 p.m. Blind Boys of Alabama
2/22/14 7:30 p.m. Avery Sharpe Jazz Sextet
3/2/14 3 p.m. Emanuel Ax
3/9/14 3 p.m. An Afternoon with Betty Buckley
3/15/14 7:30 p.m. Moscow Festival Ballet – Swan Lake
3/22/14 8 p.m. NJ Ballet – Ballet on Broadway
3/23/14 2 p.m. NJ Ballet – Cinderella
3/23/14 3 p.m. Arco Ensemble-Joseph Rescigno-Concert & Café
3/30/14 3 p.m. Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard
4/5/14 7:30 p.m. Sutton Foster
4/6/14 3 p.m. Kon Tiki – Film
4/6/14 3 p.m. 4 Girls 4 featuring Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donnie McKechnie and Faith Prince
4/13/14 3 p.m. Stories We Tell – Film
4/13/14 3 p.m. Balli Primavera – NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble
4/24/14 7:30 p.m. Ars Vitalis: The New Music Consortium
4/27/14 3 p.m. Tommy Tune in Taps, Tunes  and Tall Tales
5/4/14 3 p.m. The Arts of Two Piano Playing

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