Join us at our upcoming fundraiser “An Unforgettable Cabaret”



The Theater League of Clifton will sponsor a musical fund-raiser, the “Nat King Cole Revue” featuring Thos Shipley and his trio, with performances on Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.

Tickets can be reserved online, by phone or by regular mail. To reserve tickets, call (973) 928-7668, or visit the theater league’s website ( Tickets for the musical revue are priced at $45 per person, which includes a hot and cold appetizer buffet, wine, beer and soda.

A resident of Roselle Park, Shipley performed the role of John in the Original Broadway Cast of Miss Saigon and is a five-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist.” He studied acting, dance and theater at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York. Shipley has performed at venues in Atlantic City and the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.

Nat King Cole (1919-1965) was a legendary American vocalist and jazz pianist. Famous for his smooth baritone voice, his beloved hit songs during the 1950s and 1960s included “Unforgettable,” “Misty,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young,” and “Ramblin’ Rose.” Shipley will bring these songs and other selections to life during his Clifton performance.

Founded in 2005, The Theater League of Clifton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the arts through theatrical performances, while providing quality entertainment for all ages. The theater league welcomes volunteers in all aspects of performance and production. Mark Peterson is the president of the organization.

“The Odd Couple” comes to the TLC Stage this November!

odd couple fullThe Theater League of Clifton Presents, “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at the Theresa Aprea Theater, 199 Scoles Ave., Clifton.

Ticket prices for adults are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For students and seniors, prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available.

“The Odd Couple” premiered on Broadway in 1965 and in 1970 it became a popular TV situation comedy. The Tony Award-winning show focuses on the farcical relationship and zany exploits of two hopelessly mismatched New York City roommates: Oscar Madison, the coarse slob; and Felix Unger, the neurotic neat freak.

Cast members include Vincent Bivona of New York City and Zach Abraham of Highland Park in the lead roles of Oscar and Felix; Steve Adubato of Belleville as Roy; Frank Favata of North Arlington as Murray; Rebecca Shuster of Little Falls as Cecily; Tara Moran of Montclair as Gwendolyn; Tarek Salib of Rutherford as Vinnie; and Mike Purdy of Clifton as Speed.

Get Your Folk On…. A Reunion Concert , sponsored by TLC

Come Join us September 28th for….


A tradition for a decade between the mid 1960’s and 1970’s, Clifton, NJ folk concerts were held to celebrate student musical creativity. Initiated by Frank Rainey and his several singing ensembles, these events were enjoyed by students, parents and patrons alike. From classic folk tunes to – at the time – current acoustic hits, these concerts covered it all.

It was a special time for these performers and their mentors, and we want to do it again! This time, we’ll be joined by current student artists and pulling together featured performers from those formative years.

Come celebrate with us on September 28, 7pm at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Courtyard in Clifton!
$8 in Advance – $10 at the door
Advance tickets available on our tickets tab

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