Arts At The Beach, the Bradley Beach Arts Council, is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to foster the arts in the different disciplines: performing arts, visual arts and literary arts. The aspiration is to enrich our community’s quality of life through the arts, with events that inspire and educate.
A new website for artsatthebeach.org is currently under construction and 2013 events will be announced soon.
Julia Rand, Chair
Nanci Bachmann, Vice-Chair Tim Broege
Bill Barrett, Secretary Jacklyn Schneider
Visit us at www.artsatthebeach.org
Contact us at: email@example.com
If you are interested in being appointed to the arts council, or volunteering, kindly fill out the attached questionnaire and mail it to Borough Hall, 701 Main St, Bradley Beach NJ 07720, attn: Arts Council, or scan your completed questionnaire and email it to the email address shown above.
Upcoming free events for Summer 2012
Visual Arts Event
Thursday July 12th, 7pm to 9pm
Carmen Biase Center, 719 Main St
“THE LATEST AND GREATEST”
Bradley Beach Arts Council has invited Monmouth County artists to submit their most recent and best artworks in the LATEST AND GREATEST ART SHOW exhibition. This exhibition will feature the artists’ self-chosen latest or greatest artwork. Only framed, two-dimensional works will be exhibited. Artists will have the option of offering the works for sale to public as part of the exhibition. This exhibit is being curated by Bradley Beach artists Roger Tucker and Alexis Cuozzo.
Thursday July 26th at 7PM
Carmen Biase Center, 719 Main St
THE JOHN GRONERT JAZZ TRIO
The John Gronert Jazz Trio was formed in 2006 and since then has appeared in concerts, clubs, private parties, and church services throughout the shore area. The trio specializes in renditions of jazz classics and originals. John Gronert studied with the legendary Joe Morello, for many years the drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet. A regular with local orchestras and jazz groups, Bob Marriner performs on both “stand-up” acoustic and electric bass. For many years he has played bass with the famous doo-wop group, The Duprees. Composer/pianist Tim Broege has played all over the U.S. His jazz concerto, No Sun, No Shadow — Elegy for Charlie Mingus has been recorded and released on CD by Albany Records.
THE BARD COMES TO BRADLEY
Shakespeare at the Beach
Romeo and Juliet
Saturday August 4th and Saturday August 11th at 7PM
Outdoors at the Fifth Avenue gazebo on the boardwalk
Summer 2011 Shakespeare at the Beach presented scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest,” and the Bard made his debut at the gazebo in Bradley Beach. It was a magical evening on the boardwalk enjoyed by visitors, residents and particularly children who seemed quietly charmed and happy. People strolling by became mesmerized and watched surprised that they were not at the Old Globe in London but viewing the Bard at Bradley. This year Julia Sandra Rand will co- direct “Romeo and Juliet” and play the role of Juliet’s Nurse. We welcome back three actors from our 2011 debut troupe: Juliet. Julianna Stanford Nagy; Romeo, Ruben Nagy and Friar Lawrence, Jason Piskiel.
Darrell Painter will join us playing the role of Lady Capulet. She and her husband Brookman summer in Bradley and winter in Tampa. The roles of Paris, Balthasar and Friar John will be announced in June. Jacklyn Schneider, our music director, will choose selections from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev and co-direct this production as well.
As you will note this year we have two performances scheduled. As Shakespeare at The Beach grows, our goal is to offer more free performances along with more than one play in repertory. We need grants and donations to accomplish this goal as the minimal production costs and sound equipment necessary for outdoors is high even without sets and costumes. We look forward to your continued support.
Friday August 24th at 7PM
Bradley Beach Firehouse, 815 Main St, rear (Use of banquet hall courtesy of United Engine and Truck Co)
Jacklyn Schneider, voice teacher and opera singer, will present a vocal concert featuring young professional singers and a pianist from NYC in a variety of musical theatre and opera works. Dr. Schneider performed Tosca, her signature role, with the Opera Company of Boston, Kentucky Opera, on tour with Boris Goldovsky and Opera Northeast. She sang leading roles at the San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera Studio to name a few. Jacklyn holds an earned doctorate in music (DMA) from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and has been on the voice faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC for 20 years. Her students appear on Broadway, in regional theatres, TV and the concert stage. Mezzo-Soprano Kelsey Robertson, from Point Pleasant, graduated this month from Oberlin College Conservatory. She performed in our inaugural vocal concert summer of 2011 and will sing on this program. This fall Kelsey will begin graduate studies in voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Thursday August 30 at 7PM
Bradley Beach Firehouse, 815 Main St rear (Use of banquet hall courtesy of United Engine and Truck Co)
Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish folk songs. Musical guests Greg (vocals, guitar) and Liz (Bodhran) Ryan will offer the music and song of the Emerald Isle. Actress Julia Sandra Rand and poet Bill Barrett will perform dramatic readings from Irish poets, authors and playwrights. Come join the Irish festival fare that includes dancing, singing and refreshments. This event is the first in a series that Arts At The Beach has planned for special events. Throughout the year we hope to celebrate different countries culture in music and literature with song, dance and drama. It’s free, educational and fun for all!
–”There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.” John Millington Synge
–”An Irishman’s heart is nothing but his imagination.” George Bernard Shaw
–”All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” Sean O’Casey