New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Skyline presents original musical reading based on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt

(Bergen County, NJ) -- Skyline Theatre Company is presenting a unique theatre event and continuing to bring professional theatre to Bergen County. A reading of the original musical, Eleanor: An American Love Story will be performed on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00pm at the Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation.

This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival for 2011. STC was awarded generous support from the Theatre Alliance to fund this performance focused on bringing families into our New Jersey professional theatres.

The musical, originally conceived and successfully produced across the country with a large cast, is now being cleverly being re-imagined by its creators with a cast of nine. This will be the public premiere of this new version of the show. Author Jonathon Bolt, composer Thomas Tierney, and lyricist John Forester will all take part in a post show discussion with the audience.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Skyline and our audiences," said Sam Scalamoni, STC's Managing Artistic Director. "We are grateful to the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the writing team for their support in bringing this new and innovative work to the stage."

Skyline Theatre Company is Bergen County's newest professional theatre company. STC brings professional performers, designers, and staff from New York City and the surrounding area together to produce an exciting array of musicals and plays.

Look for other STC productions and events this season.  The annual "Broadway for the Arts" gala benefit is April 9, 2011, at the Saddlebrook Marriott Hotel.  In the spring, the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park will also be presented at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in Fair Lawn May 12-15, 2011.

Come and be a part of the creative process and bring your family out for an evening of musical theatre and history all rolled into one. Eleanor: An American Love Story, Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00pm at Fair Lawn Community Center's George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation (10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn).  There is a $5 suggested donation for this event and there are no reservations required. For more information about STC please call 1-800-474-1299 or visit