Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Christmas Cabaret at The Women's Theater Company

On Saturday December 17 at 8:00PM and Sunday December 18 at 4:00pm The Women's Theater Company will present a holiday musical show,Faces of The Women's Theater Company..past...present...and yet to come. A Christmas Cabaret.  Tickets $25, or 2 for $40,


The holiday show stars familiar company faces such as Kathleen Clancy*, Annette Coviello, Grayce Coviello*, Marc G. Dalio*, Joe Elefante*, Lynn Hart, Andrea Helms*, Stearns Matthews, and Claudia Metz, with Warren Helms on piano and Tim Metz on bass. 
It is staged by Lauren Moran Mills.  Boasting a collection of old and new holiday favorites that will warm your heart, put a smile on your face and ensure that you will...Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
For reservations and further information, please call 973 316-3033.
The Women's Theater Company                                        
Parsippany Playhouse
1130 Knoll Road Parsippany NJ

*Actor's Equity performers
Funding has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area thro

The Best of Broadway in Livingston December 4

If you love Broadway shows and show music, you might be interested in this program sponsored by Temple B’nai Abraham’s Prime Time group:
smallBest of Broadway 12-4-11

Across the Hudson Discount Opportunity

Don't miss the best part of winter in New York!
Great seats to Broadway's longest-running
musical ever – at incredible savings.
CALL 212-239-6200 or BRING this offer to the
ShubertMajestic Theatre box office, 247 W. 44th St.
Offer valid on select orchestra and mezzanine seats from January 9 through March 10, 2012. Orchestra and front mezzanine seats: Mon-Thurs $75, Friday and Saturday matinee $85. Rear mezzanine seats rows A-E: Mon-Thurs $49, Friday and Saturday matinee $59. Rear mezzanine seats rows F-J: Mon-Thurs $39. Rear mezzanine seats rows K-L: Mon-Thurs $26.50. Rear mezzanine seats rows F-L: Friday and Saturday matinee $49. Offer not valid for Saturday evening performances or on February 14, 2012 or February 20, 2012. Other blackout dates may apply. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. No exchanges or refunds. All prices include a $1.50 theatre restoration fee. Offer expires Sat., December 24 at 11:59 pm but may be revoked at any time.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Full schedule at Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performer’s Workshop Winter Festival

The Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performer’s Workshop Winter Festival culminates in a festival of musical family favorites.  This year’s selections will include Narnia: The Musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, and the tap extravaganza Count to Ten.  The Winter Festival of Shows will run December 10th through the 18th at the Centenary Little Theatre in Hackettstown.

Narnia the Musical, based on the beloved C.S. Lewis novel, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, is the first and most famous story of The Chronicles of NarniaNarnia follows the four Penvensie children as they escape World War Two London and enter into a magical land of talking animals and mythical creatures.  The children join Aslan, the true king, in his battle to free Narnia and its inhabitants from the evil White Witch, who has brought an endless winter where it’s “always winter and never Christmas”.  

Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. The story follows the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and showing how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I'm with You and A Day in New York

Cast of Count To Ten

In Count to Ten, a tap-dancing writer's Broadway ambitions are thwarted because his new musical lacks a real love story. Forced to develop the show at a performing arts camp full of spoiled, rich, and in some cases neglected stars of tomorrow, he finds he can no longer tap-dance around his issues and succumbs to the true call of his heart. Count to Ten is a cross-generational, dance-filled, which was an official selection of the 2009 New York  Musical Theatre Festival.

Scrooge with YPW performers

In continuing the tradition of CSC’s 2010’s musical production of Oliver!,  the Centenary Stage Company production of A Christmas Carol celebrates all the theatre programs of the Centenary Stage and will include a number of Young Performers in its production, including YPW performer Andrew Nussbaum as Tiny Tim.  “A tonic for adults and children…a transfixing journey,” hails the New York Times about the show that ran in Madison Square Garden for ten years.  It features a cast of 65 local and professional actors.

Tickets to A Christmas Carol and the Winter Festival of Shows may be purchased online at or by calling (908) 979-0900Narnia The Musical will perform Sunday Dec 10 @1pm, Dec. 11 @7:30pm, Dec. 17th @4pm and Dec. 18 @1pm.  Meet Me In St. Louis will perform Dec. 10@ 4pm, Dec. 16 @8pm, Dec. 17 @1pm and Dec. 18@4pm.  Count to Ten runs December 11@5pm, December 17@8pm and December 18@7pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.  A Christmas Carol performances run Thursdays at 7:30pm,  Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm , Sundays  at 2 PM, with Wednesday Matinees on Nov 30 at 2 pm and Dec 7 at 10 am (School Matinee).   Prices range between $22.50 and $27.50.  Thursday Nights are Family Night performances and tickets may be purchased Buy One, Get One Free one hour before performance at the box office.   

The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year.   Programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts and The Blanche and Irving  Laurie Foundation. CSC Premium sponsors Heath Village, Skylands Community Bank, Silver Sponsors Marriot Residence Inn and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and CSC Members and sponsors. 

YPW CAST: Amanda Ackerman(Hackettstown), Christy Ackerman(Hackettstown), Ellie Baker(Long Valley), Mikaela Bauer(Long Valley), Cydney Black(Hackettstown), Jenna Black(Hackettstown), Emma Bovair( Hopatcong), Taylor Brady(Sparta), Andy Calderone(Blairstown), Julianne Cawood, Seok-ran Cho(Hackettstown),  Zack Clark(Hackettstown),   Madison Colfax(Sparta), Jared Cowley(Washington), McKenzie Custin(Bethlehem, PA), Raegan Davies(Hackettstown), Chloe DeCleene(Bloomsbury), Jessica DeFort(Washington), Emily Devine(Hackettstown), Savannah Doelfel(Hackettstown), Paris Doherty(Great Meadows), Gracelyn Donovan(Blairstown), Tyler Donovan(Blairstown), Izac Donovan Cruz(Blairstown), Zoë Durst(Long Valley), Amanda Eberle(Long Valley), Kori Engle(Washington), Kyli Engle(Washington), Alex Evans(Hackettstown), Anabeth Fernandez(Hackettstown), Isabelle Fernandez(Hackettstown), Jacqueline Fernandez(Hackettstown), Olivia Foster(Washington), Caitlin Gilby(Long Valley), Courtney Ginsberg(Hackettstown), Gabriella Gonzalez(Califon), Neil Ianniello(Lebanon), Gabrielle Kaczynski (Bloomsbury), Libby Kallins(Califon), Leah Kelly(Phillipsburg), Elizabeth Kent(Long Valley), Aree Kim(Pine Brook), Henry Kudish(Hackettstown), Gillian Kudish(Hackettstown), Rachel Lee(Flanders), Sarah Lee(Flanders), Priscilla Liguori(Stewartsville), Jaclyn Lutz(Hackettstown), Olivia Mancuso(Port Murray), Daniel Marion(Newton), Montana Marsilio(Long Valley), Erin Martire(Hackettstown), Mia McClain(Andover), Julianne McNamara, Rachael Merola(Hackettstown), Lillian Mikulski(Califon), Lexie Miller, Laura Mocker(Annandale), Erica Murphy(Newton), Andrew Nussbaum(Long Valley), Suzanna Nussbaum(Long Valley), Quinn O’Hara(Hackettstown), James O’Rourke(Glen Rock), Thomas O’Rourke(Glen Rock), Raphael Pelczmann(Morristown), Sydney Phythian(Oxford), Victoria Pulido(Hackettstown), Patrick Remick(Hackettstown), Samantha Rizzuto(Long Valley), Alani Rose(Long Valley), Hanna Rose(Blairstown), Alexis Rowe(Long Valley), Hannah Schroeder(Long Valley), Jakob Shortell(Hackettstown), Nicholas Sica(Sparta), Anthony Sica(Sparta), April Sigler(Stanhope), Kristina Silva(Hopatcong), Julia Slaman(Great Meadows), Hayden Smith(Hackettstown), Christina Stanton(Hackettstown), Casey Stone(Hackettstown), Julliane Ullman(Newton), Lillian Vaz(Califon), Sydney Wall(LongVally), Kevin Wehrhahn(Long Valley), Brittany Weinstein(Hackettstown), Michaela Yanosy(Hackettstown), Katherine Yarussi, (Hackettstown) Meghan Yarussi(Hackettstown), Anthony Zas(Hackettstown), Anna Zockoll, Dennis Zuravlev(Hackettstown)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Auditions: The Ride Down Mt. Morgan at Circle Players

PISCATAWAY -- Circle Players will hold auditions for “The Ride Down Mount Morgan” by Arthur Miller. The play made its world premiere in 1991 and opened on Broadway in 2000. It was nominated for a Tony award and a Drama Desk award.

Auditions will held be at Circle Players, 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Todd W. Jones will direct, and requests that those auditioning bring a headshot and resume if possible. Selections from the script will be provided at auditions. It would be helpful for those who audition to be familiar with the script.
A car wreck on the slopes of Mt. Morgan lands poet/insurance tycoon Lyman Felt in the hospital. While he recovers, two women meet in the hospital to discover that they are both married to him. Lyman tries to justify himself to the two women--the prim, cultured Theo and the restless, ambitious Leah -- at the same time hoping to convince himself that he is blameless.

Moving between broad farce and delicate tragedy, “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan” addresses the struggle between honesty with others and honesty with oneself. 

Character breakdown: Lyman Felt, mid- to late-50s, energetic, passionate, with an insatiable lust for life; Theo, his first wife, late 40s to early 50s, proper and reserved, artistic and refined manner; Leah, his second wife, mid-30s to early 40s, adventurous risk taker who knows how to have fun, but also a fierce competitor; Nurse Logan (African-American, age flexible), Lyman’s caretaker; Bessie, early 20s, Lyman’s daughter; and Tom, late 40s to early 50s, lawyer and Lyman’s friend.

The play will run weekends March 2-18.

For more information, email

Last Weekend to see The Wedding Singer

Only One More Weekend to Catch: The Wedding Singer
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy.
Directed by Erin Gilgur, with Musical Direction by Jack Bender, and Choreography by Desiree Caro.
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party - until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
‘The Wedding Singer’ features Allie Acquafredda (of Lodi), Victoria Barth (of Sayreville), Claudine Boucher (of Lincoln Park), Jill Cappuccino (of Morris Plains), Philip Casale (of Nutley), Lyle Dungee (of Plainfield), Michal Efron (of Summit), Laura Fraenkel (of Springfield), Joe Guadara (of Boonton), Fran Leonardis (of Ringwood), Shannon Ludlum, Daniel Mages (of South Amboy), Brian Merrill, Tom Morrissey (of Rockaway), Carrie Nagy (of Clifton), Shauna Schopper (of Andover), Alan Van Antwerp (of Little Falls), Esteban Vasquez (of Rockaway), and AJ Velez (of Matawan).
Final Performances run December 2 and 3 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20. For tickets call (973) 334-9320 or visit our box office Saturdays, 4-7 PM.

The Barn Theatre's Holiday Extravaganza!
One beautiful winter weekend, three fun holiday shows...
Directed by: Marilyn Schilke
Featuring (subject to change): Fred Halperin, Rich Maloy, Beatriz Estaban Messina, Jay Mills, Greg Moran, Larry Sanders, Les Stolarz
Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 at 8:00pm; Tickets are $10.00, General Admission
Saturday Night’s Performance will be broadcast LIVE on HomeGrownRadioNJ -
Children's Show:
"THE TROLLS WHO STOLE THE NORTH POLE"                                      By: Art Shulman                                                                              Directed by Lionel Ruland
Cast: Frankie the Troll-Kathy Biehl; Gritz the Troll-Knight Velour; Santa Claus-Ron Mulligan; Stripey Elf-Brittany Goodwin; Amelia Fairheart-Jessica Phelan; Mrs. Claus-Adrienne Reuss, Ethel Elf-Anna McCabe; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer-Janine Papio; Patricia Penguin-Rachel Persenaire; Sheriff Tip-Ron Mulligan
Saturday, December 10 at 11:00am & 2:00pm; Sunday, December 11 at 12:00 Noon; Tickets are $5.00, General Admission
And, back by popular demand …
Sunday, December 11 at 3:00pm; Tickets are $10.00, General Admission
Advance, discount tickets for our Holiday Extravaganza are also available – all three wonderful events for only $20.00! This exclusive, limited-time offer is available for sale only during intermission of ‘The Wedding Singer.’ Please see the box office.

Saturday Box Office Hours
The Barn Theatre Box Office is open Saturdays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Call 973-334-9320 or stop by during box office hours.

  The Barn Theatre  |  32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ 07045

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review: A Christmas Carol-the musical at The Centenary Stage Company

Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a cast of over 60 performers are currently on stage at the very comfortable Sitnik Theatre in Hackettstown in the The Centenary Stage Company's delightful production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. This is the same musical production from the Broadway team of  Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens with the story by Mike Okrent and Lynn Ahrens that played  every December for ten years in Madison Square Garden. Their creation is a 90 minute condensed version of the standard non-musical Dicken's story, not as dark as the original with bright joyful music...Scrooge and company should not frighten any young people, while the tuneful music and spirited cast of seasoned lead actors and an energetic ensemble of students from the Centenary drama program and the CSC's Young Performers Workshop will please all but a modern day Ebenezer. Bottom will leave the theatre with the proper joyous holiday spirit.

One of the musical highlights is the visit of the ghost of Jacob Marley (Dave Scheffler) to Scrooge's bed chamber. It becomes a large-scale musical production number ("Link By Link"), featuring a half-dozen singing, dancing spirits presented with various levels of makeup and special effects. Scrooge's big number is "Nothing to Do With Me", when he first encounters the three ghosts of Christmas in their real-world guises as a lamplighter (Past), a sandwichboard man (Present), and a blind beggar woman (Future).

Michael Bevins, Program Director of the Young Performers Workshop, is both the director and choreographer of this charming production. Leading Bevins' cast are; Broadway veteran Osborn Focht as Scrooge, he was Bill Sykes in the CSC's Oliver! last season. Focht makes a perfect Scrooge with the bonus of a fine singing voice.
Scrooge and the Ghosts

He is supported by an impressive group of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania talent led by James Nester as Bob Cratchit, Dave Scheffler as Marley, Steven Bidwell as the Ghost of Christmas Present, the always excellent Lea Antolini (Professor of theatre and dance) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, part of the family of CSC staffers who are in the show: Carl Wallnau, the CSC Artistic Director as the Beadle, General Manager Catherine Rust as Scrooge's housekeeper Mrs. Mops, Alycia Kunkle as Mrs. Cratchit, and the versatile Maria Brodeur as Granny Pickwick, the Charwoman and the Wealthy Person. Maria demonstrated her acting versatility also last season when she shined in three very different Centenary Stage productions; Oliver, How To Pray and Prisoner of Second Avenue.

Also in the cast; Andy Nussbaum as Tiny Tim, Nick Ardito as the Poulterer, plus, Stephanie Lucy Reyes, Megan Corcoran, John Schrum, Caitlin White, Christine DeFrece, Katherine de Koninck, Virginia Erianne, Erik Gaden, Deborah Heagen, Jeremy William Hilgert, Sarah Lichty, Amanda Maxfield, and Alex Maxwell. A dancing standout is a Centenary student, Saquan Williams, who serves as the Dance Captain.

Here are the cast members from CSC's Young Performers Workshop: Christy Ackerman, Jenna Black, Cydney Black, Andy Calderone, Zack Clark, Jared Cowley, McKenzie Custin, Jessica DeFort, Emily Devine, Zoe Durst, Alex Evans, Neil Ianniello, Daniel Marion, Montana Marsilio, Erin Martire, Lexie Miller, Erica Murphy, Andrew Nussbaum (Tiny Tim), Suzannah Nussbaum (Martha Cratchit), Raphael Pelczmann, Victoria Pulido, Hannah Schroeder, Anthony Sica, Christina Stanton, and Brittany Weinstein, Anthony Zas, and Dennis Zuravlev.

Key production credits: Carl Wallnau and Catherine Rust Producers, Alex Maxwell Associate Director, Julia Sharp costumes, Ed Matthews Light Design, and Jackie Mariani Production Stage Manager. James Russo and Christopher Prechtl as Assistant Stage Managers.

Music/Orchestra: Kevin Lynch Musical Director with Chris Connolly, Dan Traglia, Joseph Mankin, Kaitlyn Fay, Sarah Culp, Shire Feingold, Stacey McCaffery and Sue On.

Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, is running through Dec 11 in the Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol  may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (908)979-0900.    Performances for A Christmas Carol  are Thursdays at 7:30pm (“Family Night”, with 2/1 “rush” ticket prices available at the door) , Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2 PM,  Wednesday, Nov 30  @2pm and Wed. Dec 7 at 10 am (school matinee). Prices range between $22.50 and $27.50 with discounts for seniors and students.    

The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year.

Programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,   CSC Premium sponsors Heath Village and Fulton Bank (formerly Skylands Community Bank),  as well as sponsors Marriot Residence Inn and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Mama’s and Café Baci and CSC’s supporting members.

Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball
Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim and ensemble

A Christmas Carol- the Musical at The Centenary Stage Company


Friday, November 25, 2011

Broadway getting too expensive?

Today in the New York Times there is an article on ticket prices on Broadway. (See our comment below)

"The producers of Hugh Jackman’s song-and-dance-and-bump-and-grind show on Broadway were so bullish about his popularity that, even before the first performance last month, they raised prices from $155 to $175 on dozens of orchestra seats for the 10-week run. The bet is now paying off handsomely, so much so that the producers are increasing premium prices for the best seats in the house: what were $250 tickets are now going for $275, $325 or even $350, depending on the demand at particular performances."

"Mr. Jackman’s show edged out the weekly take for the hottest musical of the year, “The Book of Mormon.” And those two hits are still short of Broadway’s blockbusters, the long-running “Wicked” and “The Lion King.”
All four shows are making huge sums because of dynamic pricing, a supply-and-demand strategy that is a primary reason why Broadway has weathered the economic downturn unusually well.

It was ticket demand for the 2001 musical “The Producers” that persuaded Broadway executives they could charge the then-staggering sum of $480 for the best seats. Such premium pricing has since caught on, especially for limited-run shows, and has even reached Off Broadway." 


Paper Mill Playhouse
See live professional theatre with Broadway credit performers at a New Jersey theatre near you for as little as $10*! Less than a movie!

* Check out the Centenary Stage Company's Thursday night policy...$20 for two tickets at the door!


White Christmas at the Paper Mill
Over The River... Bickford
Ain't Misbehavin at The Crossroads
Crimes of the Heart at The Women's Theater of NJ

Thursday, November 24, 2011

News from the Kelsey and Maurer Productions OnStage

OnStage News And Notes | The newsletter of Maurer Productions OnStage, producers of live theatrical productions | Kelsey Theatre | Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
 November, 2011 
For Kelsey Theatre Tickets Call 1-800-570-3333 
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Live Radio On Stage Show | December 2-4 | Kelsey Theatre | For Tickets Click or Call 609-570-3333
'Twas the Night Before Christmas... 2011 | December 9-11 | Kelsey Theatre | For Tickets Click or Call 609-570-3333
The Pirates of Penzance | January 13-22 | Kelsey Theatre | For Tickets Click or Call 609-570-3333
Laughter on the 23rd Floor | January 27 - February 5 | Kelsey Theatre | For Tickets Click or Call 609-570-3333

AidaAfter three and a half months of hard work, the cast and crew of Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA were met with standing ovations and wide-eye amazement as they stunned audiences with an epic production not seen on the Kelsey Theatre stage in many years. The talented cast of 25 actors, singers and dancers was led by break out performances from the trio of principle performers that included Tom (TC) Coppolecchia as Egyptian Captain Radames, and Kimberly Suskind as Princess Amneris. But audiences were totally blown away and literally lept to their feet each night for the show’s star, Meera Mohan, who brought the role of Aida to life. (MORE...)

Meera Mohan and Kimberly Suskind, the leading ladies from Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, both blew audiences away with their talent and stage presence during the opening weekend of performances (MORE...)
Maurer Productions OnStage is pleased to announce the cast for its production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor, opening at Kelsey Theatre on January 27, 2012. MORE...)
Now that we've closed the Kelsey Theatre survey and tallied the numbers, we have a better idea of who's coming to see shows and what they are looking for.(MORE...)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NJ Professional Theater Current and Upcoming Events

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
Terri Sturtevant, Michael Bernardi, Ed Schiff and Nancy Lee Ryan in Over the River and through the Woods. Photo by Warren Westura
Terri Sturtevant, Michael Bernardi, Ed Schiff and Nancy Lee Ryan in Over the River and through the Woods. Photo by Warren Westura
Over the River and Through the Woods
By Joe DiPietro
Now through December 4

Nick is a bachelor who spends every Sunday with his Italian-American grandparents. But that's about to change since he's been offered a dream job in Seattle. They're not ready to let him go so they create a scheme to keep him around - with hilarious results. An endearing family comedy filled with love, laughter and lasagna.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (973) 971-3706

Visit the Bickford Theatre's website

Cape May Stage, Cape May
Roy Steinberg and RJ Barnett of Cape May Stage's Red.
Roy Steinberg and RJ Barnett of Cape May Stage's Red.
By John Logan
Final performances this weekend! (New Jersey Premiere)

Expressionist Mark Rothko lands the biggest commission in the history of modern art, but faces the possibility that this achievement could also be his demise. Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

And opening after Thanksgiving ...
This Wonderful Life
By Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock
November 25 - December 31

Share the hope and humor of Frank Capra’s adored Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life in this delightful stage adaptation. One amazing actor portrays George Bailey, Clarence the Angel, Mary, Old Man Potter, and twenty more of Bedford Falls’ finest citizens in this heartwarming family show.
For more information, or to purchase tickets: (609) 884-1341
Visit the Cape May Stage website

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown
The cast of A Christmas Carol
The cast of A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
By Alan Mencken and Lynn Ahrens
November 25 - December 11

The New York Times called this adaptation “a tonic for adults and children…a transfixing journey.” This spectacular musical extravaganza based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (908) 979-0900
Visit Centenary Stage Company's website

East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May
Gayle Stahluth in Christmas Presents from the Past
Gayle Stahluth in Christmas Presents from the Past
Christmas Presents from the Past
By Gayle Stahlhuth, adapted from stories by Louisa May Alcott, O.Henry and Mark Twain
November 25 - December 10

Christmas stories by famous American authors come to life in storytelling fashion — an East Lynne Theater Company holiday tradition, and a treat for the whole family.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (609) 884-5898
Visit East Lynne Theater Company's website

The Growing Stage, Netcong
Babes in ToylandBook by Perrry Arthur Kroeger, music by Victor Herbert; lyrics by Geln Macdonough and Perry Arthur Kroeger; conceived by Perry Arthur Kroeger and Stephen L. Fredericks
November 25 - December 18

Something is amiss in the Land of Make Believe. Barnaby is threatening Mother Goose with eviction unless her daughter, Bo Peep, marries him. Who could possibly save the day? This original Growing Stage adaptation is loosely based on the Victor Herbert operetta and the classic Laurel & Hardy film.
For more information, or to purchase tickets: (973) 347-4946
Visit The Growing Stage's website

Luna Stage Company, West Orange
Mi Casa, Tu Casa
December 2 - 18

Mi Casa, Tu Casa is a bilingual holiday celebration for the entire family. Luna Stage is having a party at their casa and you’re invited! This production features a five-member band and a pair of host storytellers who guide their guests through an engaging line-up of Latino folksongs and fables, seasonal poems, holiday musical favorites, and personal anecdotes of family traditions. Even audience members become part of the fiesta in this unique interactive experience.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (973) 395-5551
Visit Luna Stage Company's website

McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens; adaptation by David Thompson
December 4 - 24

Celebrate the season with McCarter's critically acclaimed production of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future, and experience the show that embodies the peace and goodwill of the season.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (609) 258-2787

Visit McCarter Theatre Center's website

New Jersey Repertory Company
Linda S. Nelson and John FitzGibbon in Bakersfield Mist. Photo by SuzAnne Barabas.
Linda S. Nelson and John FitzGibbon in Bakersfield Mist. Photo by SuzAnne Barabas.
Bakersfield Mist
By Stephen Sachs
December 1 - January 22 (New Jersey Premiere)

Inspired by a true story, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park buys a painting for $3 that might be a Jackson Pollack worth millions. The only thing that stands in her way is the pompous former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art who must determine whether the painting is authentic or not.
For more information, or to purchase tickets: (732) 229-3166

Visit New Jersey Repertory Company's website

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn
White Christmas
Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin; book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Now through December 17

Based on the beloved film, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, Vermont inn — and end up finding love under the mistletoe. With laughter, crazy plot turns, Broadway-size production numbers and the unforgettable music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, White Christmas is a brightly wrapped holiday gift.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (973) 376-4343

Visit Paper Mill Playhouse's website

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett from the story by Charles Dickens
December 1 - January 1
This inventive adaption is ingenious in its approach to this timeless holiday tale, and profoundly captures the true essence of the original novel. With a cast of nine actors playing more than 50 roles, this production features a new visual landscape which conjures up this delightful, funny, haunted and haunting morality tale that, in the end, is always beautifully touching.
For more information, or to purchase tickets: (973) 408-5600
Visit the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's website

Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven
Plaid Tidings
By Stuart Ross
November 25 - December 23

Encouraged by a heavenly phone call from Rosemary Clooney, the high-spirited boys of Forever Plaid — Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge — stage a nostalgic holiday extravaganza that is truly heaven-sent.

For more information, or to purchase tickets: (609) 492-9477

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