‘Side Man’ jazzes up Nutley Little Theatre

Capturing the golden age of jazz at Nutley Little Theatre are Nick Pascarella, Jim Simpson, Anne Kenny Simpson and Pat Little.


Nutley Little Theatre will open its next production, “Side Man,” an award-winning drama by Warren Leight, on Friday, Nov. 4, at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place.

Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, “Side Man” is a personal-memory play about the turmoil in the family of a jazz musician as his career crumbles at the dawn of the age of rock ‘n roll. This play contains adult language and themes and is not suitable for children.

Evening performances of “Side Man” will be at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 13 and 19.

Tickets are $15, with a $2 discount for senior citizens and students. Patrons can order tickets by calling 1-877-238-5596, or online through the NLT web site at www.nutleylittletheatre.com (click on the “Click for Tix” icon).

The opening night performance is a benefit for Franklin Reformed Church of Nutley.

Directed by Penny Potenz Winship of Montclair, the cast includes Marie Blado of Bloomfield, Frank Blaeuer of Hewitt, Patrick Little of  Montclair, Nick Pascarella of Ho-Ho-Kus, Anne Kenny Simpson of Bloomfield, Jim Simpson of Bloomfield and William Vonroth III of Nutley.

The NLT Barn is located off Brookfield Ave. (one block east of Franklin Ave.) in the heart of the Erie Place Historic District. For directions, please see www.nutleylittletheatre.com.

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