Seasons Archives: 2013-2014 Season

Not Your Mother’s Black Box – Dog Days of Summer

Your Host: Dan Bocchino

has been performing stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy in various forms for over 10 years. What began as a 5 minute open mic spot in the back room of a small bar in Bloomfield, NJ has blossomed into 10 minute spots in clubs just outside of Bloomfield, NJ.

He has performed at clubs across NJ, NYC, and Boston.

In addition to his solo stand-up work, Dan was a founding member of the Boston, MA sketch comedy troupe Slow Children at Play and a former member of the Montclair, NJ improv group Lunatic Fringe.

He is also an avid playwright, having written and produced one-act shows at festivals in both New York City and New Jersey. Dan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and middle-aged Shih Tzu.


Jessica Sager

is a reluctant New York City comedian and road warrior who enjoys pie, whiskey, action movies, Street Fighter and naps. She’s a featured contributor and humor writer for numerous outlets, including the New York Post, because she’s accustomed to being told to keep her day job.

 

 

 

 

 


Alex Csedrik

has been a stand-up comic since 2011. He’s performed all over the tri-state area and was selected to participate in the 2013 Cape May Comedy Festival and 2014 Black Box Festival in Atlanta, GA.

He hosts and produces WOW Comedy every third Wednesday of the month at The Shannon in Hoboken, NJ and every first Saturday of the month at The Brightside Tavern in Jersey City, NJ. Alex was awarded his MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 


Grant Gordon

is an NYC-based comedian and writer. He is a regular at the major clubs in NY and co-hosts the popular weekly alt show Sack Magic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He performs at clubs and colleges across the nation, and for his cat at home.

 

 

 


The Mike and Brian Project

is the latest collaboration between long-time friends and musical partners Mike Saulnier and Brian Clayton. The acoustic duo features a guitarist (Mike) and a lead vocalist/percussionist (Brian) performing popular cover tunes from the last five decades

Having met in college in the early nineties, Mike and Brian have been performing together in a variety of formats for more than 20 years. In stage performances, vocal ensembles, full bands, and their current duo, they have entertained crowds throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania with their harmonious voices and skilled musicianship.

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Theatre Rock

Theater Rock is a collection of the best songs from the best rock musicals performed live. It combines songs from contemporary Broadway presented by talented musicians and singers from a variety of musical paths, demonstrating an amalgam that can make for a unique night of aural entertainment and sheer enjoyment.

The ensemble showcases the talents of some of the most dynamic vocalists in the tri-state area. Backed by a powerful band that delivers an animated performance with high musicianship, Theater Rock provides moving tribute and deep meaning to the rock musical theater genre.

Come out and enjoy musical selections from Broadway show favorites: Godspell, Chell, Movin’ Out, Aida, Tommy, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, RENT, Saturday Night Fever, Children of Eden, Jekyll and Hyde . . . and many more!

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POP TWO

Join us for an evening of POP music at the Villagers, again! This year’s POP concert will span our most recent decade (2000 – Now!). Come for a nigh of great voices, memorable hits and a few surprises! 

Hear songs from Panic! At The Disco, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Taylor Swift and many more! 

Featuring.. 
Jessica Zorn
Jared Picone 
Tyler Picone
JIllian Kimberlin
Francois Suhr 
Ryan Aiello
Casey Kulik 
Kristen Seggio
Peter Klein 

All tickets $15; General Admission, Villagers Main Stage. Visit our website at villagerstheatre.com, email our Box Office at boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call us at 732-873-2710. All proceeds supporting the Villagers General Operating Fund.

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The Pavlovian Dog Show presents: A Great Night for the Whig Party!

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High School Musical 2

Sponsored by CAFE AMICI

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The Last 5 Years

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Not Your Mother’s Black Box – Special Victims

Jerrold Benford, Dan Bocchino, Sarah Goldbloom and Shahryar highlight the evening.


Jerrold Benford

Jerrold is establishing himself as a fixture on the eastern comedy circuit.  Born and raised in Virginia, Jerrold began his career in New Jersey, where he quickly made a name for himself and performed at NJ and NYC’s finest clubs, including:  Rascals, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, and the renowned Caroline’s on Broadway.

Within two years of his stand-up debut, Jerrold has featured and headlined clubs, colleges, and private functions all over the tri-state area. His distinctive perspective on dating and marriage topics combines with a high energy, friendly delivery to create wickedly clever content and a wildly funny act.


Dan Bocchino

Dan has been performing stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy in various forms for over 10 years. What began as a 5 minute open mic spot in the back room of a small bar in Bloomfield, NJ has blossomed into 10 minute spots in clubs just outside of Bloomfield, NJ.

​He has performed at clubs across NJ, NYC, and Boston.

In addition to his solo stand-up work, Dan was a founding member of the Boston, MA sketch comedy troupe Slow Children at Play and a former member of the Montclair, NJ improv group Lunatic Fringe.

He is also an avid playwright, having written and produced one-act shows at festivals in both New York City and New Jersey. Dan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and middle-aged Shih Tzu.


Sarah Goldbloom

Sarah is a local singer/songwriter who has been playing music and singing since her early childhood. Her unique style and hopeful lyrics will captivate any audience.

Sarah loves music that tells a story and connecting with her audience is what she sets out to do at each of her shows. She believes there is nothing better than bringing a group of people together from all different backgrounds and experiences and uniting them with one song.


Shahryar

Shahryar is a stand-up comedian out of Washington, DC. His topics include his work as a federal employee, his life at home, and everyday things he’s observed.

He’s been featured in the Washington Post and Voice of America. He’s a regular at the DC Improv and other comedy venues. He was invited  to perform at the 2013 Great American Comedy Festival.

His website is http://shahryar.net and you can also check him out on YouTube/shahryar.

 

 

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Fame The Musical

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Shrek The Musical

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