Newton Theatre celebrates its first anniversary

| 04 Sep 2012 | 05:09

— Time flies when you’re having fun! The Newton Theatre has already been rockin’ for a full year. In celebration of Newton Theatre’s first anniversary, the public is invited to a free night of music, refreshments and a chance to win tickets to upcoming shows, on Monday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Last year, things kicked off on Sept. 9, 2011 when Todd Rundgren took the stage and the revival of the historic Newton Theatre was under way. Over the past year, the theatre has hosted top musical talent, the best of New York City’s comics, children’s shows and family events. The house was rocked by legendary performers such as Dave Mason, Timothy B Schmidt, 10,000 Maniacs, the Gin Blossoms, Jefferson Starship, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes and many more.
And that’s just the beginning. The schedule of upcoming events includes the Outlaws, Big Apple Comedy Club, John Waite, Blackberry Smoke, Christopher Cross, Bruce in the USA, the Smithereens, Blues Traveler, Blue Oyster Cult, Bobby Collins, Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir, The Marshall Tucker Band, A John Denver Christmas and Rush tribute - Lotus Land. Also in the line-up are children’s shows for school field trips.
This first year celebration will coincide with A Taste of Newton on Spring St., an annual event hosted by the Newton Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome. This is an opportunity for those who have enjoyed a show at the Newton Theatre to share in the festivities, and an opportunity for those who have yet to experience the revitalized theatre to come take a look at the changes.
The entertainment will feature Geoff Doubleday on acoustic guitar, a 17-year-old musician from Sparta. His songwriting is meant to relate to listeners young and old from all walks of life. He's shared the stage with members of Railroad Earth, String Cheese Incident, New Monsoon, and Furthur. He currently plays in an acoustic duo known as "Geoff and Jeff" and plays lead guitar for "From Good Homes" drummer Patrick Fitzsimmons.
Newton Theatre is located at 234 Spring St. in Newton. Founded in 1924 as Sussex County’s premier entertainment venue, The historic Newton Theatre presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. For more information about The Newton Theatre,call 973-383-3700 or visit