Eagle Theatre Nominated for 2018 Jerseyarts.com People's Choice Awards

Eagle Theatre Nominated for 2018 Jerseyarts.com People's Choice Awards

Eagle Theatre is pleased to announce its nomination for "Favorite Small Theatre" in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards.

Now in its tenth year, the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey's vital, vibrant, and diverse arts organizations. With the ballots now prepped, it's time for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite local arts organizations: www.JerseyArts.com/Vote

"Eagle Theatre is incredibly grateful for this nomination as Favorite Small Theatre," said Jim Donio, Managing Director of Eagle Theatre. "We're honored to be recognized by our fellow colleagues, and to be a part of such a strong arts community that drives one another to thrive. We hope our patrons will also support us by voting in this year's Awards."

Eagle Theatre and the other contenders in the 2018 People's Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of arts groups across the state. Now, 11 arts districts and 116 organizations will compete in 18 categories, including favorite music festival, art gallery, small theatre, ballet company and more.

"Fans of the N.J. arts scene are passionate and loyal, and for good reason," said Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. "This program has grown beyond our expectations, and that's a direct result of the distinctive, thriving arts industry in this state offering high quality experiences all year round."

Public voting began January 8, 2018 at noon and runs through February 20, 2018 at www.JerseyArts.com/Vote. Last year, nearly 18,000 ballots were cast, and even more are expected during this milestone year.

"Our state is rich with cultural and artistic opportunities," said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, which cosponsors the Discover Jersey Arts program with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. "The People's Choice Awards provides an opportunity to showcase the abundance of creativity across N.J., celebrating both winners and nominees with spirit and passion."

For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit www.JerseyArts.com/Vote.

"We are elated to share this wonderful news, just two weeks away from the debut of our epic 2018 Mainstage Season opener, Little Women: The Musical," states Ted Wioncek III, Co-Artistic Director of Eagle Theatre. "Upon hearing of the nomination, one of the musicals inspiring lyrics sprung to mind, 'Sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true!'

Eagle Theatre opens Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women: The Musical, on January 24th, 2018.


JerseyArts.com and Discover Jersey Arts JerseyArts.com is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural events calendar and arts directory; feature stories on Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and the Jersey Arts Podcast; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state's cultural community.

Eagle Theatre, South Jersey's only year-round Professional Equity Theatre, is dedicated to redefining regional theatre. The theatre produces more than 160 live performances each year, including full-scale Broadway caliber World Premieres and re-conceptualized revivals; New Works Development Series play readings; a traveling Theatre for Youth Audiences program, specializing in providing arts education to schools in under served communities; an Annual Fringe Festival, a 3-day street fair and theatrical marathon, featuring multiple eclectic productions, a beer and wine garden, pop-up art, food, live music, and street performers; and Eagle Theatre Conservatory, a year-round tuition based theatrical institute for all ages and levels of professionalism.

This award-winning culturally diverse epicenter boasts state of the art technical equipment, a free double parking lot, Sharrott Winery's on-site Wine Lounge, and is located within walking distance of several boutiques and acclaimed dining destinations in beautifully revitalized Downtown Hammonton, serving patrons from New Jersey, Philadelphia, and beyond.

Eagle Theatre originally opened its doors in 1914 as a silent movie theatre. The theatre was restored in 2009 to serve as a performing arts center. Since the reopening, Eagle Theatre has quickly grown into a nationally recognized non-profit producing organization.

Photo Credit: Brian Morris

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