Saturday, February 9, 2013

Made In Guasmo... in Union City

(Union City, NJ)  The Union City Performing Arts Center in conjunction with Procreart, Inc. are pleased to present the Comedy Company of Cecill Villar in a play by the Ecuadorian writer Felix Andres Martines "Made in Guasmo" on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, New Jersey.  Admission is free.

If there is a "Made in USA", "Made in France", "Made in Italy" why not ... a "Made in Guasmo"...?  This comedy sensation takes a look at another side of our community, however the situation may take place anywhere, even in some other country. It is a hilarious comedy with a hint of social criticism, aiming to reflect what takes place in a poor neighborhood where people try to survive life's deficiencies. A typical poor family trying to prove otherwise and thinking that by marrying their daughter to a millionaire "gringo" will solve their problems. A dominant mother, a not very skilled father, a daughter with no personality, and the classic maid who likes to criticize… The situation makes for great fun and an intoxicating comic cocktail. Come laugh from start to finish with this comedy and its leading characters played with comic precision by Edison Carrera, Franco Galecio, Stalin Cando, Paola Myerstone, and Jesus Martinez.

The play is directed by Cecill Villar; Scenery and Production Assistant, Edison Carrera; and Director of Art Design, Franco Galecio

"Made In Guasmo"
Saturday, March 2, 2013
7:00 PM
Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd. Union City, NJ 07087

Free Admission
Free Parking
Play is presented completely in Spanish

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

V-Day in Union City

V-Day Hudson County celebrates the power of women with performances of "The Vagina Monologues" in February

UNION CITY, NJ (January 15, 2013)  The City of Union City in conjunction with the Office of the Poet Laureate, Ben "BrokenEnglish" Figueroa present a production of The Vagina Monologues, an award-winning play by Eve Ensler.  Performances will take place on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 PM, and and on Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, located at 420 - 15th Street, Union City.

The world-renowned play consists of colorful performances by an all-female cast, with monologues that address women’s issues. The goal of V-Day Hudson County aligns with the goal of the global V-Day campaign: to bring attention to the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.
“This is one of the most critical movements of all generations; past, present and future,” The Vagina Monologues: Hudson County Director Yenexis Quintana said. “This play creates the opportunity for all to listen to and speak about the stigmas surrounding women, their sexuality and to break out of the silence surrounding rape and abuse. It is a poignant outlet for expression and all emotions surrounding the beauty and strength that is a woman.”

Ticket prices for all performances are $25, or $20 with a student ID. Reserve tickets by contacting Yenexis Quintana at 201-936-3162 or at Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the performances.  All proceeds will be donated to Women Rising Inc. of Jersey City and the global V-Day campaign.

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits. V-Day's newest campaign is ONE BILLION RISING which will culminate on 02/14/13 with a global action worldwide.

To learn more about V‑Day Hudson County, call (201) 936-3162 or e-mail the organization at To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Rising Star Concert Series I

The Union City Performing  Arts Center in conjunction with The Union City Philharmonic Orchestra present "The Rising Star Concert Series I" on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ.  The concert features selected great musicians such as winners of 2012 Union City Young Artist Competition and Professional Opera Singers which will perform beautiful a varied and beautiful repertoire. Admission is free.

Union City Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Jahye Kim & Yedeun Park, Directors

"Live On Stage" is growing!!!

"Live On Stage"… the TV show artists are talking about!!! This month the show features an interview and performance by John Jay Hebert of Union City Opera.

Our TV show is growing!!!  Beginning in March the show will also be on Queens Public Television (QPTV) serving the residents of the borough of Queens, New York. QPTV airs on (Channels 34, 35, 56, 57 on Time Warner Cable, 82, 83, 84, 85 on RCN and 34, 35, 36, 37 on Verizon FIOS) on the cable TV systems for Queens. 

Catch the show in the following channels and times:

- In Hudson County, NJ on CABLEVISION Channel 19
Sundays @ 10:00 PM 

- In Jersey City, NJ on ComCast Channel 51
Tuesdays @ 10:30 PM

- In other parts of NJ on CABLEVISION Channel 76
Thursdays @ 10:00 PM 

- In NYC - Wednesday night at 12:30 AM on:
Time Warner Cable - Channel 67
RCN Cable - Channel 85
Verizon FiOS - Channel 36

We are currently working out other syndication deals.  "Live On Stage" will soon be reaching millions of people world-wide.

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Amore, a Valentine's Day Celebration

The Union City Performing Arts Center proudly presents Union City Opera's "Amore, a Valentine's Day Celebration” on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, New Jersey.  

The concert will feature performances by Jacqueline Thompson, Jessica Renfro, John Jay Hebert, David Maiullo, and a special poetry presentation by actor, poet, and journalist Premier Solis;  as well as other special guests. Lucio Fernandez will serve as master of ceremony.  Admission is free and parking is available at the 23rd Street Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit & Kerrigan Avenues.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this wonderful musical event. 

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Union City Opera Company, John Jay Hebert, Artistic Director.