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Friday, October 7, 2011

Coming up at NJ's Professional Theatres (Oct. 7-13)

Here is our latest list of the New Jersey professional theater companies performing this coming week;

ASBURY PARK ReVision Theatre,"Little Shop of Horrors," musical revolving around a human-eating plant, Carousel House, 700 Ocean Ave.Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m., $15-$55. Call (732) 455-3059.

BEACH HAVEN Surflight Theatre, "An Evening with Lucille Ball: 'Thank You for Asking'," one-woman play performed by Suzanne LaRusch, Engleside and Beach avenues. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m.;
Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m., $31-$49. Call (609) 492-9477.

EDISON Alliance Repertory Theater Company, "Something in the Air," black comedy of love and greed, Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., $15-$22. Call (732) 499-8226.

Light Up The Sky
HACKETTSTOWN Centenary Stage Company, "Light up the Sky," New York theater folks go through their paces with gusto as their play moves from hit to flop to who knows what; Centenary College, Sitnik Theatre, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., $15-$37.50. Calt'(908) 979-0900.  READ OUR REVIEW

HOBOKEN "God of Carnage," a pair of parents meet to discuss a fight between their sons, Mile Square Theatre, 720 Monroe St Friday and Thursday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m., $15-$25. Call (201) 683-7014.

LONG BRANCH New Jersey Repertory Company, "Jericho," world premiere by Jack Canfora that explores how people cope with tragedy, 179 Broadway. Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m., $25-$40. Call (732) 229-3166.

MADISON Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, "To Kill a Mockingbird," stage version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a racially tinged trial, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m., $32-$48. Call (973) 408-5600.   TO BE REVIEWED OCT. 15

Newsies
MILLBURN Paper Mill Playhouse, "Newsies," newsboy leads orphans and runaways on a job action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other newspaper publishers, 22 Brookside Drive. Friday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Thursday, 1:30 and 7 p.m., $25-$96. Call (973) 376-4343.  READ OUR REVIEW

MORRIS TWP. Bickford Theatre,"The Last Days of Mickey and Jean," comedy about a fugitive mobster from Boston forced into early retirement in Paris, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., $20-$40. Call (973) 971-3706.  READ OUR REVIEW

NEW BRUNSWICK "Ain't Misbehavin'," musical featuring songs from noted jazz man Fats Waller, Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m.;Sunday, 3 and 8 p.m., $50. Call (732) 545-8100. TO BE REVIEWED SAT. OCT.8

NEW BRUNSWICK "It Shoulda Been You," musical comedy starring Tyne Daly, George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m., $33-$62. Call (732) 246-7717. TO BE REVIEWED OCT. 14

NEWTON "The Passion of Dracula," tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Bram Stoker novel, Sussex County Community College, Performing Arts Center, 1 College Hill Road. Thursday, $20-$28. Call (973) 300-2116.

Romance Romance
PARSIPPANY Women's Theater Company, "Romance, Romance," two acts linked by the common theme of love and a particular song, Parsippany Playhouse, 1130 Knoll Road. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m., $20. Call (973)
316-3033.   READ OUR REVIEW

PRINCETON "Ten Cents a Dance," new production putting a twist on the Rodgers and Hart songbook with a cast that doubles as the orchestra, McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., $20-$70. Call (609) 258-2787.      READ OUR REVIEW

WEST ORANGE "The Dangers of Electric Lighting," world premiere by Ben Clawson concerning Thomas Edison,
Nikola Tesla and the electriclight, Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road. Thursday, 7:30-7:30 p.m., $20-$35. Call (973) 395-5551. REVIEW DATE PENDING

The Theater Project, "Fully Committed," comedy with Jenelle Sosa portraying nearly 40 characters, New Jersey Arts Incubator, Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect Ave.Thursday, 8 p.m., $10-$25. Call (908) 809-8865.
God of Carnage    Mile Square

Ten Cents A Dance   McCarter

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