Theatre Through the Lens

The following blog will document my experiences as I photograph various theatre productions and music performances

October Photo Coverage

October 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Activities from October 2022

Following is a recap of the events that I photographed for the month of October


"5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche" at The Theater Project

The Theater Project presented 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at the Burgdorff Cultural Center. The play by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood takes place in 1956 when some "bachelor gals" refer themselves as widows to avoid embarrassing questions.

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"The Fields of Ambrosia" at Surflight Theatre

Surflight Theatre presented The Fields of Ambrosia. Based on the 1970 film The Travelling Executioner the time is 1918 and the place is rural Louisiana in the American deep South. Jonas is a former con-man and carnival hustler whose world is suddenly turned upside-down when he falls head-over-heels for the most alluring and beautiful woman he has ever met.

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"Vanities" at StageWorks

StageWorks presented Vanities at Studio 237. This bittersweet comedy is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls.

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"Thou Shalt Not" at Thinkery & Verse

Thinkery & Verse presented Thou Shalt Not in New Brunswick in Assembly Hall at St. John's. This is a stage-play that reimagines the unsolved Hall-Mills Double Homicide of 1922! Performances start up on the Centennial Anniversary of the tragedy. 

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"Forever Plaid" at The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre presented Forever Plaid. On the way to their gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a “guy group” specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Forever Plaid begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife.

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"School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play" at Dragonfly

Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center presented School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play at duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield. Beauty, ambition, and fierce humor combine in this comedy by Jocelyn Bioh loosely based on the movie Mean Girls. 

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"Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Music Mountain Theatre

Music Mountain Theatre revisited the wild and wooly Roaring 20s when Thoroughly Modern Millie comes to the stage.  Set in New York City in 1922, this tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself.

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"Once" at Kelsey Theatre

Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is kicking off Kelsey Theatre’s 2022-2023 season. 

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"Hair" at Phoenix Productions

Phoenix Productions presented Hair. This classic American tribal love rock musical celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. 

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Pat Guadagno & Small Change Paying Tribute to Tom Waits

Pat Guadagno, a Jersey Shore legend, along with some very special guests celebrated the music of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tom Waits at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre.

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"Soft Animals" at Vivid Stage

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, presented a world premiere production of Soft Animals by Erin Mallon. Soft Animals is a comedy with heart that asks, what would your life be like if you couldn’t feel physical pain? What if your body had a mind of its own? What if you never fell asleep? How about if you remembered every single thing you’ve ever felt, thought or experienced?

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8th Annual Rock the Farm Festival

The 8th Annual Rock the Farm Festival took place in Seaside Heights. This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and more. It includes performances by many of the area's top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone's favorite music.

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"Bonnie & Clyde" at StageWorks

StageWorks at Studio 237 is presented Bonnie & Clyde. Adrift in the Depression-era Southwest, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker embark on a life of crime. They mean no harm. They crave adventure -- and each other.

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John Posada is a New Jersey based freelance photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed productions for over 30 different theatres. including South Orange PAC (SOPAC), Axelrod PAC, Kelsey Theatre, Music Mountain Theatre, and Spring Lake Theatre to name just a few.

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Welcome to the World of Performance Photography

September 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

For the last 12+ years, I've photographed hundreds of bands and musicians. With the reduction of Covid, I observed that all the regional and community theatres were turning their attention back to live productions. It also turned out that the skills I aquired transferred quite nicely to live theatre.

Going forward, I'll be using this blog to bring you into a world that until recently, I didn't know existed.  Come join me.

 

John Posada is a New Jersey based freelance photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music performance where he mastered the necessary techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image.
 
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