In collaboration with Bergen Community College, the Black Box Performing Arts Center, based in Englewood, will host the Play On: Music and Shakespeare at the Park concert series every Sunday in August through Overpeck Park amphitheater.
Musical groups from Bergen County and the surrounding area will perform between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., featuring talent spanning a wide range of musical genres.
The concerts precede the modern Black Box PAC productions of As You Like It or Hamlet, which follow at 8 p.m.
The concert lineup includes local songwriters as well as bands performing in an “unplugged” acoustic format, including Dan Sheehan, Andy Krikun and Jeff Doctorow, Divinity Montijo and Daniel Lipata, Ginny Lackey and the Hi-Fi Band , Maurice Cobb, Melissa Cherie, Amanda Brite, Esti Mellul, Destino Rubiano and the group Hidden Figures, plus a special performance of “Englewood Idol” with Imina Adonri!
This is Shakespeare in the Park’s fourth year in Bergen County. Previously a touring series, this year’s free performances are in residence at the Overpeck County Park Amphitheater.
Entrance to all events is free. Participants must bring their own garden chairs and / or blankets.
Participants will receive coupons during shows for local restaurants to facilitate a “dinner, music and Shakespeare” experience.
The tentative schedule appears below – please check https://www.blackboxpac.com/ for calendar updates and set times. Larger performances will be reassigned during the 3pm slots on future dates or August 29th.
“If music is the food of love, keep going! – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
August 29 – rainy date
As You Like It follows most shows at 8 p.m., with Hamlet on August 8.
For the detailed program of Play On! concerts in Overpeck Park
Please Note: Schedule is subject to change due to rain and other factors – please check before performances for up to date changes.
Black Box PAC’s production of As You Like It follows most gigs at 8 p.m., with Hamlet premiering on August 8. Patrons of the concert will receive a 15% discount at Fontana Triton restaurant in Leonia to facilitate a concert / dinner / theater experience every Sunday.
1st of August:
4:00 p.m. Divinity and the FAM group (Pop / R & B)
5:00 p.m. Melissa Darling (singer composer)
4:00 p.m. Imina Adonri from Englewood Idols (soul / R & B)
4:30 p.m. Esti Mellul (singer composer)
5:00 p.m. Ginny Lackey and the Hi-Fi group (pop / rock / R & B)
August 15th :
4:00 p.m. Maurice Cobb (singer / songwriter, jazz, blues) PREFERRED
5:00 p.m. Hidden numbers (unplugged rock singer / songwriter)
4:00 p.m. Amanda brite (singer composer)
4:30 p.m. The Rise of the Seas by Dan Sheehan (singer / songwriter, topical rock)
5:15 p.m. Andy Krikun & Jeff Doctorow (singer composer)
Rain date for any performance previously postponed. Some concerts postponed in the rain could be scheduled for 3 p.m. on previous Sundays.