A Portrait of Ray

By Vanguard Theater Company (other events)

8 Dates Through Mar 06, 2022

"A Portrait of Ray,"a tribute to the great Ray Charles, stars the supremely talented Dwayne Clark, a Broadway veteran featured in THE COLOR PURPLE, SPIDERMAN, IN THE HEIGHTS, RENT, and the upcoming PARADISE SQUARE. 

Dwayne Clark embodies Ray Charles so convincingly it’ll give you chills. An orchestra will perform some of Ray Charles‘ greatest hits, together with his "Raelettes." Cocktail table seating allows you to sit with your pod in our theater, which we have outfitted for COVID safety.

Doors open one hour before curtain.  Come hungry, as Chef June Williams has created an incredible menu of Southern Soul Food and desserts!  The menu is in our Gallery.

On Saturday, February 26, we salute Covenant House NJ and the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, to their efforts to provide 24/7 shelter, sanctuary, and support to youth overcoming homelessness!

On Friday, March 4, we will honor the 40th Anniversary of Toni's Kitchen, and on Saturday, March 5, Montclair Brewery will be on hand with tastings of their fabulous craft beers.

Seating is assigned on the night of the show by our Maitre d’.  To see a seating chart, please visit our Portrait of Ray Gallery. 

Please note that there is a dance studio located right above our theater.  We do our best to incorporate their class schedules into the ambiance of our shows, to varying degrees of success.


. Come hungry, as Chef June Williams has created an incredible menu of Southern Soul Food and desserts!  The menu is in our Gallery.

. Please leave plenty of time to arrive at the theater.  There is onstreet parking, and parking is also available in the Lackawanna Plaza parking lot behind TD Bank, just up the street.  Our COVID safety protocols are as follows:

* anyone entering Vanguard Theater will be temperature checked, and must show proof of vaccination (please contact us regarding medical exceptions). 

* to minimize virus transmission, all patrons and staff must wear masks in the theater unless actively eating or drinking.  

* we have increased air filtration by purchasing an industrial air scrubber and several powerful HEPA air purifiers;

* all actors and staff will rapid-test within four hours of each rehearsal and performance.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us keep one another as healthy as possible!

Mailing Address

PO Box 409 Montclair, NJ 07042