Black Tie Optional Gala features Players

NAVESINK, NJ - If you are looking for a fantastic way to share a romantic evening with your special amour this Valentine season, The Stone Church Players have the perfect answer!   The group opens its 2012 season with A Valentine Cabaret at the Parish House of All Saints' Church, in Navesink, on Saturday evening, February 11th.  The Black Tie Optional affair begins with a sumptuous array of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and festive Valentine beverages  at 7:15 p.m., and the splendid evening continues with songs exploring the many facets of love performed by the talented Stone Church Players. 

Composers whose work will be featured include Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Joss Whedon, Joe Raposo, Richard Rodgers  and Brian Wilson in songs like “Begin the Beguine,” “Unworthy of Your Love,”  “God Only Knows,”  “My Funny Valentine” and “Simple Little Things” from our upcoming production of 110 In the Shade.

The Stone Church Players season continues in June with the musical 110 in the Shade, based on The Rainmaker, followed by A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room in September, and concludes with Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors in December. 

Seating is limited, and your reservation, each being  $75.00, must be paid in advance via the following options:  Please call the All Saints' Office  at 732-291-0214 or email at www.allsaintsnavesink.org to receive a reservation form  by mail to be mailed back with your check  to All Saints' by February 6th.  Alternately, you may drop by the All Saints Office in the Parish House during regular office hours (Mondays and Fridays 12:30 pm to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30) to pick up and pay for your reservations.  Reservations will also be available for sale on Saturday, February 4, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Parish House of All Saints', , in the Navesink section of . 

All Saints’ is an example of English Gothic Revival architecture in .  Its architect, Richard Upjohn, was a leading exponent of this architectural style and also the designer of , located on Wall Street in .  The cornerstone for All Saints’ was laid on October 7, 1863, and the church was consecrated in 1864. A parish house was built in 1865-6, a rectory in 1869-1870, and carriage sheds at the turn of the century.  The church was officially made a National Historic Site in 1974, and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1988.