2018-19 Season

 

Kean Stage is thrilled to share a sneak peek of its upcoming season! Join our email list for when tickets go on sale.

 

 

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Season Opening

Bebe Neuwirth

Stories with Piano

Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.

Best known for her Emmy Award‐winning role as Lilith Sternin Crane on the television series Cheers, this Jersey girl has also conquered Broadway, winning Tony Awards for her roles in Sweet Charity and Chicago. Join her for an intimate evening of songs and stories.

 

 

 

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photo by John Abbott

 

The Manhattan
Transfer

Enlow Hall (EH)

Sunday, Sept. 30

3 p.m.

The members of The Manhattan Transfer, including Kean alum Alan Paul ‘71, formed as a vocal quartet in 1972 and logged their first Top 20 hit shortly after. Their four‐part harmonies led to eight Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories and a career still going strong after more than 45 years.

 

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photo by Kirstine Walton

 

Southside Johnny
& The Asbury Jukes

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Saturday, Oct. 13

8 p.m.

More than 40 years after releasing their first album, it’s still a party every time the Jukes perform. Their rhythm and horns, paired with gospel‐charged vocals and catchy choruses, have secured their status as a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene and beyond.

 

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photo by Spencer Selvidge

 

Gina Chavez

Enlow Hall (EH)

Sunday, Oct. 21

3 p.m.

Take a journey through the Americas, with a passionate collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and folk. Singer‐songwriter Gina Chavez is a nine‐time recipient of the Austin Music Award.

 

 
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photo by Karel Suster

 

Prague Philharmonic
Children’s Choir

Calling the Sun

Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, Oct. 27

7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1932, the Choir has recorded more than 50 albums and has become a unique institution throughout Europe. The naturalness of the children’s voices, their purity and polish, are immediately captivating.

 

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Velvet Caravan

Gypsy Swing

Enlow Hall (EH)

Sunday, Nov. 4

3 p.m.

This acoustic‐based quintet has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. Gypsy jazz is the root of their style, but they have been described as everything from a gypsy‐tonk‐Latin‐swing band to a European redneck band with a classical twist.

 

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photo by Michael Venn

 

Family Series

Rainbow Fish

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Saturday, Dec. 1

11 a.m.

Rainbow Fish tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. Using blacklight and enchanting puppetry skills, the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings Marcus Pfister’s best-selling book to life in a production that teaches a valuable lesson about sharing.

 

 

 

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photo by Andi Arida

 

D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D

with Heidi Latsky Dance

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Friday, Dec. 7

7:30 p.m.

D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D is an immersive experience that combines dance, fashion and performance art, transforming the theater into a unique gallery space. It addresses the need for representation and celebration of individuals varying in age, size, disability, race and gender in a work that is both energizing and deeply emotional.

 

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photo by Mark Shelby Perry

 

Family Series

Snowkus Pocus

A Cirque-tacular
Holiday Show

In association with DCA Productions

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Sunday, Dec. 9

3 p.m.

Young Brianna is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters that inhabit this magical world. A charming tale told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet and incredible acrobatics that will inspire imagination and melt hearts.

 

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Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, Dec. 15

7:30 p.m.

 

 
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photo by Jeremy Daniel

 

Family Series

Pete the Cat

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Sunday, Jan. 27 *

3 p.m.

Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how his family’s new houseguest, a groovy blue cat named Pete, is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out.

 

*A Relaxed Performance.

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Eva Noblezada

Girl No More

Enlow Hall (EH)

Friday, Feb. 1

7:30 p.m.

Noblezada landed the starring role of Kim in the London revival of Miss Saigon in 2013, shortly after graduating from high school. The performance catapulted her to stardom and, after portraying Éponine in Les Misérables at London’s Queen’s Theatre, she stepped into Kim’s shoes once again on Broadway, and received a Tony Award nomination.

 

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photo by Scott Chernis

 

David Sanborn
Quintet

Enlow Hall (EH)

Sunday, Feb. 10

3 p.m.

This six‐time Grammy Award‐winning saxophonist is best known for his signature blend of jazz, instrumental pop and R&B. He has inspired countless other musicians and has now assembled a stunning program of straight‐ahead jazz tunes for his new quintet, featuring saxophone, trombone, keyboards, bass and drums.

 

 
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photo by Soda Studios/OG Photography

 

Love Letters

with Meredith Baxter
and Michael Gross

Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, Feb. 16

7:30 p.m.

Steven and Elyse Keaton from the popular 1980s sitcom Family Ties are back together again, this time in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. This Pulitzer Prize‐nominated play is a tender, tragi‐comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and the deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.

 

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Murphy’s
Celtic Legacy

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Saturday, Mar. 16

7:30 p.m.

This invigorating performance of traditional Irish dance with dark cinematic undertones creates a show like no other. It is an inspiring tale of courage and loss created by Chris Hannon, a former male lead in Lord of the Dance.

 

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Someone wonderful is coming!

Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, Mar. 23

7:30 p.m.

 

 
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Sharon Isbin

with special guest
Romero Lubambo

Enlow Hall (EH)

Friday, Apr. 5

7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism and technique, this two‐time Grammy Award winner has been hailed as “the pre‐eminent guitarist of our time.” Her catalog of recordings includes baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th century to crossover and jazz‐fusion. She will be joined by jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo.

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photo by Richard Termine

 

Family Series

Pinkalicious,
The Musical

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Sunday, Apr. 7 *

3 p.m.

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes and ends up turning pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

*A Relaxed Performance.

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The Doo Wop
Project

Wilkins Theatre (WT)

Sunday, Apr. 14

3 p.m.

This group, featuring stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and A Bronx Tale, traces the evolution of doo wop — five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner — and reimagines some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Season Closing

It's going to surprise you!

Enlow Hall (EH)

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.