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‘Sound Stage’ Concert Is Coming To JCC of Middlesex County

Singer Jacqueline Novikov (sister of JLNJ editor Elizabeth Kratz) and pianist Judy Pang will take seniors on a musical tour filled with Hollywood glamour at the JCC of Middlesex County on Tuesday, March 24. The show is called “Sound Stage” and will be performed at 1:30 p.m. at the JCC on 1775 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820.

The show will include a sparkling mix of songs from the silent film era to today, with Broadway tunes and opera selections that uncover the humor, tragedy and off-the-wall world of celebrity culture and film-making.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the sounds of Hollywood to the senior community at the JCC. Audience members will be delighted with our smart song selection and engaging musical trivia that bring lesser-known musical gems to light alongside beloved Broadway hits,” Novikov said.

Seniors will enjoy selections from well-known Broadway shows, including Sunset Boulevard and Grease, and discover masterpieces from lesser-known musicals, such as Chaplin: The Musical, Grand Hotel and My Favorite Year.

Singer, recording artist and vocal performance instructor Jacqueline Novikov specializes in creating witty, themed concerts and lecture-recitals for audiences at retirement communities, fundraisers, milestone family events and community centers. Her eclectic performance style often reminds people of the bygone era of big-band singers. Her performances include casual song trivia, peppy selections from Broadway, opera, jazz, Disney and popular music in witty, fast-paced programs.

Novikov has been a voice teacher in the Boston area for over 10 years and has been the primary voice major instructor at the Orthodox Union/NCSY’s Camp Maor (a performing arts summer program for girls), located in the Pocono Mountains, since 2014. Novikov received her professional training at the Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she’s currently training to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique. Learn more about Jacqueline Novikov and her creative concerts at jacquelinenovikov.com.

Pianist Judy Pang is in demand as an inventive solo and chamber musician with an eclectic repertoire. Her numerous performances have taken her as far afield as the U.S., U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Australia and China. Pang’s solo appearances in New York have taken place at Steinway Hall, Yamaha Piano Salon, Greenfield Hall, Staller Recital Hall and Bargemusic. She is a member of the Elsewhere Ensemble—a New York-based group of musicians, actors and writers from a range of different countries. Pang has obtained degrees from the University of Melbourne (B.M.), the Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) and Stony Brook University (D.M.A.). Pang is an enthusiastic teacher of students both young and old. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the company Ji.He in her native Shanghai, which produces annual lecture-recitals, master classes and recitals.

For more information, contact Sue Horwitz of the JCC of Middlesex County at 732-494-3232. To book Novikov for performances contact 617-513-3613.

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