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Looking for last minute weekend plans? For New Yorkers,  Newark nor New Brunswick would not be the first destinations to come to mind. Throw in Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Conner and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, however  and you might find yourselves at Penn Station waiting to hop a train to Newark’s NJPAC tonight, Feb. 7th at 8 PM , or New Brunswick’s State Theater, tomm, Feb. 8th at 3 PM

Under the baton of critically acclaimed conductor Constanine Kitsopoulous, the orchestra (hailed by the Wall Street Journal as  a “vital, artistically significant musical organization”) will perform the entire score while the classic film is shown above them on the big screen.

While the freezing cold, snow, slush, and grey skies continue to hover over us and dampen our spirits, the perfect antidote can be found just across the river.  If you seen the film before, you’ve never seen it quite like this. If you’ve never seen it, be prepared for a jolt of sheer joy and happiness. You’ll soon understand why the American Film Institute has proclaimed it as the fifth top American movie ever made and the number one musical film ever made!

Tickets for both shows at both venues are available at www.njsymphony.org or by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

 

Photo courtesy of Gene Kelly Image Trust.
Photo courtesy of Gene Kelly Image Trust.