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August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 13, 2022


The 2ND Annual THEATER IN THE PARK event sponsored by the city of Newark and the Mayor’s office, produced by the event founder TaNisha Fordham.

This year we’re back and better than ever with a NEW MUSICAL sure to help you SNATCH YO FREE.

“TANISHA FORDHAM THE EGOT” is the saga of one girl’s epic journey to snatch her free. And, this ain’t no regular musical. Told through hip-hop, funk, HBCU big band, and jersey club music, as well as spoken word artistry, dance and storytelling THIS IS A MUSICAL EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY sure to keep you dancing in (and out of) your seat.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 6:00PM and the show begins at 7:00PM. Feel free to bring your own comfy seat/blanket or — plan to sit in the chairs provided. There will be food vendors on site.

TANISHA FORDHAM THE EGOT is adapted from the poetic narrative novel by the same name. Available June 12, 2022, the novel will also be available on site (as well as through online book selling platforms).

The whole community is welcome — BRING THE WHOLE CREW. The production is appropriate for children. Pets are welcomed, too.

Snatch yo tickets at the eventbrite link posted below. Tickets are not needed for attendance but they help us plan for the appropriate sized crowd. 


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