Playhouse Show Brings 1960s Tunes to Life

'Leader of the Pack' comes to playhouse stage.

Classic rock music comes to the stage at , during performances of Leader of the Pack—a musical based on 1960's composer Ellie Greenwood.

And last week, that performance meant a visit from original Broadway cast member Annie Golden. While there’s no guarantee of a visit from a Broadway star, there is a guarantee for an entertaining and enjoyable time.

Here's what's happening this weekend:

Watchung Arts Center Artistry of Dance
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday at the Watchung Arts Center, 108 Stirling Road, Watchung. 
Why Go: Hot cha-cha! Enjoy championship dancers Sergei and Olga Bezrodnov, as they demonstrate the steps they'll be teaching in a new series of classes at the center.
Cost: Free.

When/Where: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To see the story of the story of the woman who wrote 1960s classics like Chapel of Love and Da Doo Ron Ron.
Cost: $17 adults; $15 seniors and students.

Saturday 10 a.m. at .
Why Go: Because your two to six year olds can listen to a story about the bears and make a craft to take home.
Cost: The program is free, but you’ll need to register by calling 908-369-2200, extension 14.

4-H Winter Train Show
 Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. at the  on Milltown Road.
Why Go: To watch trains move and celebrate the 4-H's train afficionados with the annual showcase.
Cost: $4 for adults, and $2 for children ages 12 and under.

Winter Craftacular
When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the  for children ages 3 through 8.
Why Go: To hear a story and create a craft while dressed in your warmest clothes to celebrate the winter months.
Cost: Free, though registration is required.

When/Where: Saturday, 1 p.m. at .
Why Go: To help BoroGreen, Hillsborough’s green group, find historical sites, green areas, biking corridors, and gems of the community in and around the Hillsborough area and map those points online.
Cost: Free.

"Cinderella, Cinderella"
 The Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co. will present its annual children's play at the , 32 S. Maple Ave., at three different times on Saturday; 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: A cool interactive play that lets your kids join in the play along with the rest of the cast.
Cost: Free, but pick up tickets in the children's library beforehand.

When/Where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at 
Why Go: To see over 20 color guards from throughout the state perform, including Hillsborough’s two teams.
Cost: Admission is $10, and you’ll want to bring extra money for food, programs and other items.

'The Wiz'
When/Where: Front & Center’s Junior and Senior Performing Arts Company will perform "The Wiz" on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at  Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Move on down the road to enjoy a rousing musical version of "The Wizard of Oz."
Cost: Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased online or at the door.

 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Bridgewater Sports Arena, Frontier Road, Bridgewater.
Why Go: To watch your local version of ice hockey, and make a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project for veterans through the Ridge Ice Hockey Association or Morristown Booster Club.
Cost: Gate fee of $4 for adults, $3 for students

Flapjack Fundraiser
 Sunday at 8 a.m. at  on Promenade Boulevard.
Why Go: To work with the  and Camp Bow Wow to raise money for Rawhide Rescue while enjoy a delicious meal of pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs.
Cost: $10, and all money will go to Rawhide Rescue.

Dog Adoption Day at Petsmart
 Sunday at 11 a.m. at  on Promenade Boulevard.
Why Go: To adopt your new best friend when you head over to the store for wonderful new puppy.
Cost: $0 to attend, just costs associated with the adoption of the dog.

Panel Discussion on Ethics
When/Where: 11 a.m. Sunday at Temple Har Shalom, 104 M.t Horeb Road, Warren.
Why Go: Thinking cap time: an indepth-discussion of bio-ethical and legal issues faced by professionals today. 
Cost: Free.

When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 304, 429 South Main Street, Manville.
Why Go: You can eat spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad, desserts, and enjoy light entertainment while helping the Manville High School Jazz, Concert and Marching Bands.
Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and kids younger than 10.

'The Bear Facts'
When/Where: On Sunday, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the  190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge. riday at 7:30 p.m. 
Why Go: Because we've had an awful lot of bear sightings in Bernards this past year — and a bear expert from the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife department will explain how people can share the local environment with bears when they visit populated neighborhoods.
Cost: Free


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