Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mile Square Theatre to present Eric Walton: Mentalist

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Mile Square Theatre proudly presents Eric Walton: Mentalist from international, award-winning theater artist and entertainer Eric Walton at Mile Square Theatre (located at 1400 Clinton Street) from Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13 at 8pm and Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm.  For more information, or to purchase tickets go to:  This show is suitable for ages 12 and older.

Eric Walton:  Mentalist is a fascinating theatrical foray into the realms of parapsychology, metaphysics, and anomalous cognition, led by the critically-acclaimed mentalist, showman, and raconteur, Eric Walton (“The sharpest knife in the drawer!” –  In this compelling and highly interactive 75-minute piece, audiences witness and participate in mystifying demonstrations of mind-reading and other feats of extra-sensory perception by a true master of the art of mentalism. Your thoughts are not your own in the presence of Eric Walton:  Mentalist.

Eric Walton has been a dedicated student of the conjuring arts since 1999 and has performed magic and mentalism throughout the United States and the U.K.  His first one-man show, Esoterica, enjoyed a six-month Off-Broadway run in New York City (“A charming mountebank.” – Variety); was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and was a Times of London Critic’s Pick, which called the show “a master class in mentalism.”

The show is directed by Nicholas A. Cotz whose rogerandtom at HERE in New York City was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.  Eric Walton: Mentalist is produced by Mile Square Theatre’s Joseph Gallo (It’s a Wonderful Life, The Magic Hour, Frog & Toad, Seventh Inning Stretch).

mst1Mile Square Theatre is located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken, and is accessible by car, PATH, New Jersey Transit Trains, NY Waterway Ferry, and New York City bus via the Port Authority (eight minutes door-to-door!).  Directions are available at:

Eric Walton:  Mentalist runs at Mile Square Theatre from Thursday, October 11 - Saturday October 13 at 8pm and Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm.  For more information, or to purchase tickets go to:  This show is suitable for ages 12 and older.

Holmdel Theatre Company Presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You

Oct 26, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

The Duncan Smith Theater, Holmdel, NJ

The Holmdel Theatre Company presents "You Can't Take It with You", one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Jake Oliver.

Ticket prices are $25 general public ($20 for seniors and $15 for students).


Written by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Directed by Jake Oliver

Show Dates:

OCT. 26, 27 NOV. 2, 3, 9, 10 @ 8 PM

OCT. 28, NOV. 4, 11 @ 2 PM

About The Show

"Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for banker's son Tony Kirby. But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof, hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys."

The Cast








All performances are at the Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 (The white barn in front of the Holmdel High School)


Two River Theater sets First Monday Masters series of master classes

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Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces this year’s initial lineup for its popular First Monday Masters series of  master classes led by artists affiliated with Two River Theater’s recent productions and current season.

Some master classes are for high-school students, some for adults, and some are for mixed ages. Teachers can use the classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. All of the classes are taught by actors, directors, playwrights and designers affiliated with the theater’s season. Classes take place in locations throughout the Two River Theater arts complex, on Monday evenings from 6pm-8pm.

To reserve a spot, visit or call 732.345.1400. The schedule of First Monday Masters for 2018/19 is as follows: 

October 1 – Kids in Show Business: Q&A with agent Nancy Carson and the star of Pamela’s First Musical, Sarah McKinley Austin, and her mom!

For young people and adults, limited to 30 participants, 6-8:00pm, $20 per person

Do you have dreams of acting on stage? As a parent, have you wondered how your child can juggle preparing material, going to auditions, rehearsing and school work? You’ve got questions? They’ve got answers! Nancy Carson—owner of the Carson-Adler Agency, whose former clients include Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Donald Faison, Lea Michele, and Cynthia Nixon—is internationally respected for high-quality representation of young performers. An expert in her field, Nancy has been interviewed often on international television and is sought after as a speaker at industry seminars throughout the U.S. She is on the Children’s Committees of the Actors Fund and Actors’ Equity, and is the author of Raising a Star, published by St. Martin’s Press. Nancy’s client Sarah McKinley Austin has toured the country playing the title role in Matilda the Musical and Ivanka in Once, and plays the title role in Two River Theater’s production of Pamela’s First Musical.

November 5 – Costume Design with Karen Perry

For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants, 6-8:00pm, $40 per person

Karen Perry is one of Two River’s favorite costume designers, and an incredibly engaging teacher. Karen previously designed August Wilson’s Jitney, Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars here, as well as Lives of Reason, Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Guadalupe in the Guest Room, Third and Trouble in Mind. This season, she will design King Hedley II and Oo-Bla-Dee. She has also designed costumes for Encores!, Dallas Theater Center, Second Stage, Signature Theatre, Goodman, and The Public Theater, to name just a few. Karen will walk the class through the costume design process from the page to the stage by discussing her work on new musicals and classic plays. This workshop will take place in Two River Theater’s Costume Shop!

December 3 – Adapting Shakespeare with Sara Holdren

For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants, 6-8:00pm, $40 per person

Back by popular demand! Sara Holdren, a director and teacher, is the Artistic Director/co-founder of Tiltyard theater company and lead theater critic for New York Magazine and This season, Sara is adapting and directing Two River’s A Little Shakespeare: Macbeth, after making her TRT debut with The Comedy of Errors last season. This master class is for anyone interested in how directors and designers approach producing Shakespeare for modern audiences. As a student from Sara’s last First Monday Masters class said, “You were right. Sara is a rock star—insightful, validating, artistically and creatively empowering.”

January 7, 2019 – The Physical Comedy and Clowning of Noises Off
For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants, 6-8:00pm, $40 per person
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off belongs on any list of the funniest plays ever written. Screwball antics, sight gags, pratfalls, misplaced props, slamming doors and flying sardines all combine in this celebrated, flawless farce-within-a-farce. A member of this production’s cast or creative team will teach a clowning workshop that will showcase how artists can combine their skills with language with their gifts for physical comedy.

February 4 – Everybody Sing! with Elliot Roth
For everyone ages 10 and up, $10 per person, 6-8:00pm

We all know that February is a cold, dark month. There’s no better way to kick it off than by singing a joyful song on the Rechnitz Theater stage! In this participatory master class, multi-talented Elliot Roth will teach new arrangement of an unlikely mashup with lots of harmonies. Hailed by the New York Times for his “silky smooth voice”, Elliott is the Musical Director for Two River’s Summer Intensives program. A Masters graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music jazz arts program, he has Broadway (Our Sinatra and A Christmas Carol) and Off-Broadway credits, and currently teaches voice, rock/pop audition technique and jazz/soul recording arts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. Come join the fun!

March 4 – Stage Combat with UnkleDave’s Fight-House
For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants, 6-8:00pm, $40 per person
Violence on stage has to look realistic while remaining completely safe for all involved. Founded by David Anzuelo, Unkle-Dave’s Fight-House is the stage combat team behind TRT’s productions of El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, Be More Chill, Seven Guitars, A Raisin in the Sun and this season’s upcoming production of King Hedley II. Combining his training as an actor, director, and martial artist, Anzuelo brings a unique approach to both fight-choreography and sexual content stage violence. His core team consists of Jesse Geguzis, Sean Griffin and Gerry Rodriguez. These amazing fight-directors/stage-combat teachers will discuss—and demonstrate—how violence fits into storytelling on stage.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Wizard of OZ kicks off The Growing Stage’s 37th Season on Oct. 5th

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The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong opens its 37th Main Stage season with THE WIZARD OF OZ.  The show runs October 5th through the 28th with performances Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM and a special Opening Night Performance, October 5th at 7:30PM followed by a post-show talkback and reception.

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, THE WIZARD OF OZ written by L. Frank Baum, with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard and Orchestration by Larry Wilcox, is based upon the Classic Warner Brothers Motion Picture. THE WIZARD OF OZ introduces us to Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry.  Dorothy dreams of escaping her mundane life, when suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz. Dorothy’s house has landed upon – and fatally stricken – the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins, now freed from the Wicked Witch of the East, celebrate and hail Dorothy as their new heroine. The celebration is interrupted as the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly appears, seeking vengeance. Unable to reclaim her sister’s ruby slippers, which are now on Dorothy’s feet, the Witch vows to return and disappears in a cloud of smoke. Dorothy, seeking a way back home to Kansas, sets off to see the Wizard of Oz and her classic adventure begins.  This production is under the direction of Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage’s Executive Director, with musical direction by Stephen Fox and choreography by Jillian Petrie.

THE WIZARD OF OZ features the talents of four professional equity performers in the cast.

Returning to the Palace are Growing Stage favorites: Nikole Rizzo (Cinderella – A Holiday Musical) of Newburyport, MA, as Glinda; Lori B. Lawrence (A Christmas Carol) of Hackettstown, NJ, as The Wicked Witch of the West; Davis Cameron Lemley (Madagascar, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast) of Cedar Grove, NJ, as Scarecrow and making his Growing Stage debut is Tait Ruppert of Union, NJ, as the Wizard.  Rounding out the cast are 26 performers (adults and young people) from all across the tri-state area including Jeorgi Smith of Green Township, NJ as Dorothy Gale.

Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for children.  To purchase tickets, please visit or call (973) 347-4946.  Group rates and Season Membership Plans are still available.  The Growing Stage’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.

THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.  Musical recording provided by The MT Pit L.L.C.

NJSO Beethoven’s Ninth | Oct 5–7 Hear the famous “Ode to Joy” choral finale!

Don’t miss Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony led by Music Director Xian Zhang. The NJSO is joined by the Montclair State University Chorale and singers from surrounding communities for what will be a memorable experience. Also hear Kate Whitley’s stirring and poignant piece Speak Out, which is based on Malala Yousafzai’s legendary speech to the United Nations advocating the right of every girl to have an education. George Walker’s Lyric for Strings will be performed in memory of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Montclair resident and friend of the NJSO.

Watch: Xian Zhang talks about the powerful messages of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Kate Whitley's Speak Out.

Experience these Opening Weekend concerts at NJPAC in Newark and State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. Get a great deal in New Brunswick with this Hot Ticket Deal.

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NJSO Accent Event: Join with other concertgoers and members of the massed choirs to sing at #ChoraleYou—a joyful “sing-in” of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” after the October 7 concert at NJPAC in Newark. More info and registration.

Seong-Jin Cho Plays Chopin | Oct 11–14

In his 20s, Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho is on a fast track to stardom!

The 2015 Chopin Competition winner’s performance of the composer’s spellbinding Second Piano Concerto is unmissable. A youthful affection inspired this concerto’s tender, passionate slow movement. Though Chopin’s infatuation was short-lived, the melody is eternal. Also featured on the program is Dvořák’s heartfelt and dramatic Seventh Symphony, reflecting the Czech composer’s ambition to write a piece that would “move the world.”

Enjoy these concerts at bergenPAC in Englewood, NJPAC in Newark and Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Get a great deal in Newark with this Hot Ticket Deal.

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Opening Night Celebration | Oct 5

The start of the NJSO’s 2018–19 season is only two weeks away, and we look forward to welcoming you at the magnificent opening-night concert on October 5 at NJPAC. Make a night of it and join us for a pre-concert cocktail party featuring bountiful hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Stay for the gala dinner afterwards for opportunities to meet and mingle with Xian, musicians and special guests. You’ll have an enchanting evening while supporting your NJSO.

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Katrina Ferguson as Julius Caesar!


For tickets, please visit or call the box office at 304-645-3838 x1.



Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival September 29th


The film finalists are selected, the big screen installed, and the award trophies made, for the inaugural Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival (Just Be You Festival for short). A youth driven event; featuring film screenings, a comedy show and theatrical performances. To be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018; at 12:00 p.m. at the historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

“The response from the performing arts community in support of this festival is tremendous. We are looking forward to putting on a great festival. This festival is for the community,” said Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke, founder/executive director.

Meet the film festival finalist:

After combing through over 800 submissions from filmmakers all around the world there are 42 finalist selected. Their films will be screened during the festival and range in diversity, genre and film style. One of the finalist is Jessica Robles, a filmmaker from Rahway, New Jersey. Robles submitted her short documentary “Of a 6-Year-Old-Girl” and was chosen out of the hundreds of documentaries submitted as a finalist. This marks her debut to showcase her film in a festival.

“At first, I was both delighted and shocked. After the initial shock wore off, I am happy, honored and humbled to have been nominated as a finalist for the Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival. It's a recognition of the hard work I've done so far and is evidence that there is interest in compelling, true stories, especially when those stories are about women, told by women," said Robles.

Just Be You Performing Arts is known for producing culturally diverse events. The festival will feature filmmakers of all nationalities. In addition to a unique talent competition titled Just Be You Performing Arts Triple-Threat Talent Competition. Contestants from across the country are coming to New Jersey to compete. There is also an international contestant competing remotely from the United Kingdom.

“As a parent and an artist, it is very important that I produce programs that celebrate diversity. I believe that children are inspired and encouraged most when they see diversity in the arts. Just Be You Performing Arts is happy to provide an all inclusive platform for youth to showcase their talents,” said Reynolds-Clarke.

The mission of the festival is to bring filmmakers, performing artists, and industry professionals together, to celebrate works that are relevant to today's youth. Thanks to the support of the festival’s sponsors they are able to achieve this goal. Minister Zakiyyah Clark-Green, founder/executive director of Beauty In Spirit, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Newark, New Jersey, is a proud sponsor of the festival.

“I decided to be a sponsor because I believe the arts are the heartbeat to our culture. I stand by the mission of Just Be You and wanted to be a blessing to the children in the community,” said Clark-Green.

Other festival sponsors include, Alison Jones, director of Uplifted and Talented Productions, based in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly, legendary hip-hop artists, and one of the founders of 211 Community Impact, a non-profit based in Newark, New Jersey. As well as, two creative and talented children, Danielle and Camille Jefferson, 7th and 4th grade students from Brooklyn, New York.

Special VIP Guest of Honor:

The festival is proud to have their VIP Guest of Honor, Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly, legendary hip-hop artist from the platinum selling group Lords of the Underground, attend the festival. He will deliver a motivational speech to the children in the audience. Kelly has successfully transitioned from a widely successful artist to a strong community leader in his home town of Newark, New Jersey.

“The festival and I share one of the same vision; and that is to make a greater investment into our youth, and this program does that by giving young people information that will propel them in the visual performing arts industry,” said Kelly.


Joining Kelly at the festival is an emerging artists that he mentors, Isabella “BellaStar” Cruz, an 8-year-old singer, dancer and model, from Newark, New Jersey. BellaStar will be performing live at the festival on the main stage. She has won 55 talent show awards in the past two years. Reynolds-Clarke believes other children will be inspired by BellaStar’s drive and dynamic stage presence.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the Just Be You Festival. I love performing and can’t wait to share my singing and dancing with the audience. They’ll be in for a real treat,” said Cruz.

After several months of planning and preparation, the production team working on the festival are looking forward to achieving their goal. Which is solely to inspire kids to pursue their dreams. They are still accepting sponsorship and donations towards the festival. For more information on becoming a sponsor or making a donation, visit their website: The website also features a complete list of the diverse films selected as finalist and semi-finalist.

“There will be a child in that theater on Saturday that will see other children’s dreams come to life, and believe they can do it too. For that to happen will make the festival a success in my eyes,” said Arthur Gregory Pugh, co-producer of the festival, and established actor, from Inglewood, New Jersey.

Tickets to the festival can be purchased in advanced online or at the door. Kids/student tickets are $10 and adult tickets are $15. There will be a variety of vendors at the festival with unique merchandise. To catch all the behind the scenes action follow them on Facebook:

Art House Productions full schedule of arts programming for 2018-19

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Art House Productions announces its full schedule of arts programming from September 2018 until June 2019.  Beginning in September, Art House presents its first Artist-in-Residence: Raven Taisce White. Raven is a trans woman from South Carolina and her company, BIRDHOUSE perform a reimagining of their piece Hot Winter. Hot Winter follows five humans as they struggle to understand one another, unifying in difference and falling apart in sameness and is a surrealistic look at the performers’ collective universe.

October: Art House’s largest visual art exhibition to date and Jersey City’s biggest visual arts event of the year, JCAST,  showcases the work of artists from all over Jersey City and beyond. In addition, from October 24th through October 27th, Art House partners with Surati for Performing Arts and Education to present Diwali: The Festival of Lights, also known as Deepavali. There will be a weeklong series of performances of Surati's original musical "Ramaavan" - the story of Prince Ram and King Ravan based on the epic tale The Ramayana (directed by Rimli Roy.) On October 27th, there will be an outdoor Diwali street fair followed by an indoor afterparty with drinks, dinner, and dancing.

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November: Art House in partnership with The Landmark Loews Theater presents the 9th annual Your Move Modern Dance Festival. Showtimes are November 2nd at 8pm, November 4th at 2pm, and November 4th at 5pm. Also in November, the Art House Gallery opens the Affordable Art Show. For the holidays there’s no better gift than a gift made by an artist!  Art House’s inaugural Affordable Art Show will exhibit works costing $500 or less.  Shop while enjoying holiday music and treats!

December: Art House produces Not Medea by Allison Gregory directed by Art House artistic associate, Adin Walker. In Gregory’s play, myth and magic meet searing truths about parenting, love, and desire in this story that begins as Medea - and ends as something else entirely. Not Medea runs December 6th through December 16th on Thursdays through Sundays.

January 2019: Art House presents its first NOMAD residency in which a theater company without an artistic home of their own is invited to take over Art House’s space and premiere an original work. The inaugural NOMAD resident company will be Third Space Theater with the premiere of Caveman Play by Savannah Reich and directed by Alex Tobey. Performances will be January 10th through January 13th. Third Space creates performances that react to the world at large by developing new works or re-imaginings. Founded in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon graduates, Third Space has produced Kragtar: An American Monster Musical at the West End Theater, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at The New Ohio, Fireface at The Brick, Good Girl Gone Bad at HERE Arts, and has produced over 30 episodes of the award-winning Blank My Life. Third Space has previously received residencies at The Brick, HERE Arts, Abrons Arts Center, Title:Point, NTSA, Theater Now New York, and The New Ohio. Also in January, Art House celebrates the 13th annual SnowBall gala.

February 2019: Art House presents its second Artist-in-Residence with LOVE, written and performed by Laura Gragtmans (Yale Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and others) and Vichet Chum (2018 recipient of the Princess Grace 2018 Playwriting Fellowship Award), directed by Emily Kitchens (Emm in Art House’s production of Grace, or the Art of Climbing), and designed by Aaron Johnson (Salty at Access Theater.) In LOVE we follow Lilly and Billy as they move through a full day. They will gloriously fumble, stumble and make a mess in their pursuits of love. Part storytelling event, part theatrical narrative - LOVE earnestly makes a case for connectivity. LOVE was originally presented as part of the Ice Factory Festival at the New Ohio Theatre by guest curator Second Generation Productions. Performances of LOVE will be February 8th, 9th, and 10th.

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Also in February the third Artist-in-Residence: Ogemdi Ude. Ude is a Harlem based Nigerian-American choreographer, director, community organizer, and performer. Her work is interdisciplinary, intertwining movement, sound, and visual art to investigate themes of blackness, culture, and memory. Her practice is grounded in her academic work in Afrofuturism and black performance theory. This extends to exploring performance as a liberatory and healing practice for black communities. She has worked and trained in Berlin, Vienna, and Melbourne and with choreographers including Maria Scaroni, Thomas DeFrantz, Melanie Lane, and Prue Lang and directors Lear deBessonet and Laurie Woolery. Her most recent work includes: Hiatus, commissioned by Elizabeth Streb’s SLAM Emerging Artist Commissioning Program and pace, commissioned by Princeton University. She also serves as Community Coordinator for the Public Works initiative at the Public Theater. Performances of Ogemdi’s work will be February 14th, 15th, and 16th.

March 2019: Art House produces Reid Farrington’s The Passion Project performed by Laura K. Nicoll. The Passion Project is a vibration between performance, film, and installation. Carl Th.Dreyer’s 1928 immortal masterpiece, “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is the main narrative along with the history behind the making of the film, a discussion with a Danish archivist, the story of making this project, as well as Joan’s own story -- her trial, torture, and execution. The Passion Project explodes the film into the three dimensions; placing the audience inside the film, sitting next to Joan, subjecting them to the relentless rhythm of 35 mm film projection. Claudia La Rocco of The New York Times has said about the production, “What Beauty there is in Mr. Farrington’s work. Like Dreyer’s film it is both luminous and cruel.” Audiences will also be invited to workshops and special talkbacks in which Farrington and Nicoll will be screening the source material and talking about the process of making this and other new media performance. In addition Reid Farrington and frequent collaborator Sara Farrington will be workshopping their new piece Brando Capote and will be holding open rehearsals and presentations. Exact dates and times for these performances, workshops, and process showings in March will be announced soon.

Also in March, Art House hosts its second NOMAD Residency with a Jersey City-based theater company. Submissions for the second NOMAD Residency will be open soon!

April 2019, Art House, in partnership with NJCU, workshops a new musical, The 88, written by Tony-nominated playwright, Reg E Gaines, with music by Grammy-award winner, Calvin Gaines.

On the festival front, Art House will continue presenting JC Fridays, a free citywide arts festival happening on September 7th, 2018, December 7th, 2018, March 1st, 2019 and June 7th, 2019. For more info go to

Monday, September 24, 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Continues at BBPAC

Teaneck, NJ – September 24, 2018: Following a stellar second season of professional theater and the inaugural summer of Shakespeare in the Park, Black Box Studios kicks off its third season with Dale Wasserman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, from the novel by Ken Kesey and presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, inc.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest opened at the Black Box Performing Arts Center on September 20. Check out photos from the first weekend:

Photos courtesy of Alaya Lynae

Matt Okin directs the play as you’ve never seen it before, with Allison Falkenstern as Assistant Director. The show features the talents of Julian Faust, Jake Geary, Matt Kiesling, Sebastian LaPointe, Stephan Marcellus, Samantha Quiles, Oscar Selby, Sarah Spring, and Laurence Wallace, along with Black Box Repertory members Allison Falkenstern, Jason Felix, Michael Gardiner, Samuel Hapner-Goldman, and Larissa Terese. Larissa Terese also serves as Production Stage Manager, with Samantha Quiles as Assistant Stage Manager, and Nimon Ibrahimaj and Samuel Hapner-Goldman as Technical Directors.

Heralded as "One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving play of recent times," (WPIX TV), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows criminal Randle P. McMurphy to a mental institution as he hopes to receive a lighter treatment than he would in prison. While institutionalized,  he clashes with the Head Nurse Ratched, befriends the presumed deaf and dumb Chief Bromden, and meets a whole host of other “crazy” characters.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest continues at BBPAC Thursday-Sunday until October 7.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest plays the following performance schedule:

Thursday 9/27 at 8pm

Friday 9/28 at 8pm

Saturday 9/29 at 8pm

Sunday 9/30 at 2pm and 8pm

Thursday 10/4 at 8pm

Friday 10/5 at 8pm

Saturday 10/6 at 8pm

Sunday 10/7 at 2pm and 8pm

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

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Auditions: Dancers this Saturday! Register today!

Dance Auditions for our upcoming Fall 2018 Production of


Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1 - 2 pm: 

We are seeking Dancers who sing for "Shepherds Dance" in Amahl and the Night Visitors. BOTH male and female dancers ages 14-25 are preferred. Wear clothes you are able to move/dance in. Please prepare short song [in English] that shows your range. (This audition has been rescheduled from September 7th).

Favorable consideration will be made to New Jersey residents and those with adequate transportation.

Auditions are open to REGISTERED dancers only

Please contact
to register for the above date, and include your head-shot, resume and home town.

Auditions will be held

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
140 S Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Accompanist will be provided.

Performances and Rehearsals will be in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Performance Dates:
AMAHL November 30 and December 1, 2018

For further information about audition requirements and roles, click on the "Learn More" button below.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

“Barnum” next week only at Skyline Theatre Company


Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County’s most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn, presents “Barnum” from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, only.

The biographical musical of showman P.T. Barnum – recently depicted in the popular 2017 musical film ‘The Greatest Showman’ starring Hugh Jackman – was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1980, in which Jim Dale won for Best Performance by a Leading Actor and Glenn Close received her first of four Tony Nominations.

Skyline Theatre Company’s professional theatrical production will be presented Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 30 at 2:00pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn. The show is directed by Skyline Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Sam Scalamoni.

With music by Cy Coleman, a book by Mark Bramble, and lyrics by Michael Stewart, “Barnum” tells the story of 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, his wife Charity, and of many of his circus star performers including Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and Jumbo the Elephant.

Chris Collins-Pisano is PT Barnum at Skyline Sept 28-30Professional actor Chris Collins-Pisano portrays P.T. Barnum in his Skyline debut. Most recently starring as Jimmy in Gateway Playhouse’s production of ‘Flashdance,’ Chris spent most of this past year Off-Broadway in ‘Friends! The Musical Parody.’ “Barnum” is choreographed by Skyline Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director Michael Whitney.

Individual tickets prices range from $20 to $29 and are on sale through Skyline’s online box office at and its in-person box office at 800-474-1299. For ticket reservations or for more information about Skyline go to All performances take place at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center in Fair Lawn, NJ. More information is also available via our social media platforms on Facebook at SkylineTheatreCo and on Twitter @SkylineBergen.

The remainder of Skyline Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season features the world premiere of “Singin’ the Holidays” in December 2018 and “Lombardi” in May 2019.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pirira next at Luna Stage in West Orange

October 4 - 28

Thursdays, 7:30PM | Fridays & Saturdays, 8PM | Sundays, 3PM

By J.Stephen Brantley
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Winner: New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere of a Play

As the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them, American aid workers, Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO. Half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist. This powerful new play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Please note: Due to the immersive nature of this performance, there will be no late seating.

The Friends of NJFO Overture Party the Sunday

Please join us for a Craft Beer Tasting & BBQ Fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the 36th season of NJ Festival Orchestra.

Local Craft Beer from Lions Roar Brewing Co.

Delicious BBQ food from Westfield Caterer, Maggie Cooks

50/50 raffle | Wine auction

Live music by Watson


241 E. Dudley Avenue, Westfield

$50 in advance | $60 at door

All proceeds to benefit New Jersey Festival Orchestra

and NJFO outreach programs



Little Shop Of Horrors next at Exit 82 Theatre

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop of Horrors was one of the longest running Off-Broadway productions, and for good reason! You will be sure to enjoy this tongue and cheek musical. ​
Friday, October 12th 8pm
Saturday, October 13th 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 14th 2pm
Friday, October 19th 8pm
Saturday, October 20th 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 21st 2pm
Thursday, October 25th 7pm
Friday, October 26th 8pm
Saturday, October 27th 8pm
Sunday, October 28th 2pm

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The Master Class: Audition Prep with Ryan Everett Wood is a 3-part series to prepare students for musical theatre and acting auditions. Students will receive one professionally retouched headshot and up to 50 untouched headshots by Rebel Darling Studio, resume review and guidance, and participation in mock auditions with feedback from the instructor.
Class is held on Saturday mornings:
October 6, 2018: 10am - 11:30am
October 13, 2018: headshots by appointment
October 20, 2018: 10am - 11:30am

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The Exit 82 Studio Theater is located at 73 Main Street in downtown Toms River. Parking is available on the street (free after 6pm) and in the free, public lots located on either Irons Street or Hyers Street.

Exit 82 Studio Theater
73 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Exit 82 Rehearsal Studio
34 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of the basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. Recipient of a 2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange Commission.
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Improv Comedy Classes for Adults & Teens at Dreamcatcher

Fall Improv Classes Starting Soon

2018-2019 Improv Comedy Classes for Adults & Teens

Fall Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, October 6 - November 10, 2018 (6 weeks)
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Dave Maulbeck)
Winter Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, January 19 - February 23, 2019 (6 weeks)
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
242074980.336.255LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Centenary Stage Company opens season with Bram Stoker’s Dracula


A potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel that is strongly faithful to the original, Centenary Stage Company opens the 2018 – 19 main stage theatrical season with Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey. The production opens October 12 and runs through October 28 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The cast features many returning Centenary Stage Company favorites, as well as, introduces several new faces to CSC audiences.

carlThe cast is led by Centenary Stage Company Artistic Director Carl Wallnau as Dr. Van Helsing (photo).  Wallnau’s recent acting credits include Dr. Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Mr. Mayhew in Witness for the Prosecution (Bristol Riverside). He has worked at numerous regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, The Arden Theatre, Second Stage (NYC), The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, and Orlando Shakespeare Company among many others including the first National Tour of Titanic. He has directed numerous productions at CSC including world, American and New Jersey premieres and has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of Springtime for Henry, Ladies Man and Quartermaine’s Terms among others. In addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, Mr. Wallnau serves as Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Communications and Fine Arts Department for Centenary University.

Returning to Centenary Stage Company as Reinfield is Gary Littman. CSC audiences will remember Littman from his turn as Jonathan Waxman in the CSC production of Poetry of Pizza. Littman’s other credits include extensive work in film, television and both NYC and regional Theatre. Film/Television work includes HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Show Me a Hero, as well as, work on STARZ Power and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Off-Broadway credits include work at The York Theatre, The Davenport Theatre and Jewish Repertory among many others. Regionally Mr. Littman has worked at such theaters including Portland Stage, Bickford Theatre, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse and many others.

chris youngCentenary Stage Company’s own Christopher John Young (photo) joins the cast as Jonathan Harker. CSC audiences will remember Young from such productions as Harvey, The Learned Ladies, The Nether, Start Down and The Liar. Additionally, Young spent two summer seasons as a company actor with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA and one season as a resident actor at the Oxford Shakespeare Festival in Oxford, MS. Other work includes productions with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, 12 Miles West, Alliance Repertory Theatre and Vampire Cowboys (NYC). Recent film credits include; My Dad and Bob Todd, Hunter’s Weekend, Hotel (winner Best Actor, Atlantic City Cinefest and streaming on Amazon Prime), Jess Archer Versus (streaming on Amazon Prime) and Star Crossed Lovers.

Fresh off of last season’s critically acclaimed Hitler’s Tasters, Emaline Williams joins the cast as Mina Harker. Recent credits include work at The Bickford Theatre, The Growing Stage, Alliance Repertory Theatre, Vampire Cowboys (NYC) and a summer season as a company actor with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA. Recent film credits include; Some Space, A Thousand Words, Hunter’s Weekend, Hotel (streaming on Amazon Prime), Jess Archer Versus (streaming on Amazon Prime) and Star Crossed Lovers.

Also returning to Centenary Stage Company as Dr. Seward is Nicholas Wilder. Centenary Stage Company audiences will remember Wilder from the 2016 production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (Professor Moriarty). Other credits include work at The Pearl Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse and many others.

New to Centenary Stage Company and taking on the title role of Dracula is Marc LeVasseur. LeVasseur’s extensive credits include work in film, television, as well as, on New York and regional stages. Film and television work includes work on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU, Comedy Central and Discovery. Off-Broadway work includes productions with the Metropolitan Playhouse, Red Bull Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, the Flea Theatre and TACT Saloon Series among others. Regional work includes work at Titan Theatre Company, Queens Theatre, Lantern Theatre, Peoples Light, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Peterborough Players and Aquila Theatre Company.

Peter Kendall and Haley Barna also join the principle cast as Arthur Holmwood and Lucy Westenra respectively. Both are new comers to the CSC stage. Kendall’s work includes film/television with regional theatre credits including, the Bickford Theatre, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Alliance Repertory Theatre, The Theatre Project and Shakespeare in the Valley. Barna is a recent graduate of Hofstra University holding a BFA in Theatre Performance. The ensemble cast is led by Charlotte Harvey as Mrs. Westenra and David H. Littleton as Coachman/Swales/Reporter et. El. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Ally Borgstrom, Kathryn Pedersen and Centenary University students Nick Bettens, Joseph Anselmo, Brianna Morris, and Julia Stibich.

The creative team behind Charles Morey’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula includes playwright and director Charles Morey, scenic designer Tim Golebiewski, lighting designer Ed Matthews, costume/make-up designer Ashleigh Poteat, sound/projection designer Chet Miller, special FX/fight choreographer Stephen Davis, dialect coach Julie Foh, stage manager Danielle Constance and company manager Sonya Thiel.

Tickets for Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey range from $25.00 to $29.50 for adults and vary by performance date. Performances will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on the campus of Centenary University. Performances are Fridays, October 12, 19 and 26 at 8PM; Saturdays, October 13, 20 and 27 at 8PM; Sundays, October 14, 21 and 28 at 2PM; Thursdays, October 18 and 25 at 7:30PM and Wednesdays, October 17 and 24 at 2PM. Thursday evening performances are a Buy One/Get One Rush Ticket Special when purchased in person at the Centenary Stage Company box office beginning at 5:30PM. BOGO offer not valid for advance ticket sales. Wednesday matinee performances CSC offers a buffet matinee for groups of 25 or more. Centenary Stage Company also offers discounted rates for groups, students, alumni, faculty and staff. Call the Centenary Stage Company box office directly for more information.

For tickets or more information visit or call the Centenary Stage Company at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Powerful Drama ‘Parade’ at Old Library Theatre


Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, proudly presents PARADE. Six performances only: October 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00pm and October 14 & 21 at 2:00pm.
Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Directed by Amy Calzone. Music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. Produced by Julie Galorenzo and Brendan Joel Bartlett.

PARADE tells the story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913, who is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Starring Scott Baird, Danielle Meola Valencia, Paul White, Jayden Declet, John Zisa, Frank Norek, Ryan Fogler, Shane Long, Greg Paradis, Anthony Wills, Fia Fusco, Sarah Lepre, Prema Maringanti, Fallon Goskowski, Rashad Davis, Rebecca Dolan, Nell White, Aaron Noriega, John Villa, Kenny Lee, Jackie Leibowitz, Matthew Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wallace, Alyssa Balderama, Allyson Cabreza, Paige Marian, Lawrence Laurente, and Eileen Karlson White.
Tickets are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (60+), and $12 for Children Under 12. Tickets are available for purchase online (, or to reserve by calling (973) OLT-4420

Holmdel Caberet Gala October First


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Comedy ‘Run From Your Wife’ at Huntington Hills Playhouse


Be sure to catch the WORLD PREMIER of the American Version of “Run For Your Wife,” onstage now until October 18, 2018, at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. This hilarious, world-famous farce by Ray Cooney revolves around a day in the life of hapless but lovable John Smith, a metro area taxi driver. Smith has two lives, complete with two very different wives, Mary and Barbara, and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. He manages to keep the sham alive without arousing suspicion because of his astonishing ability to adhere to exacting timetables. But on the day the play takes place, he gets caught up in a mugging which knocks his schedule askew by a couple of hours, leading to the brakes suddenly being applied on his slippery lifestyle. Add two ambitious detectives, a few helpful neighbors and an overeager reporter to the mix and you have a hilarious case of mistaken identity, sexual innuendo, and fast moving, side splitting comedy that aptly serves its purpose to entertain the audience from start to finish.

The brilliant cast includes Dario Caudana as John Smith. The two wives, Mary and Barbara, are played by Anna Laura Strider and Katie Leonard respectively. Greg Schweers plays Detective Porter, Joseph Ferraro plays the Newspaper Reporter, and the two neighbors are played by Patrick May as Stanley Gardner and Greg Driscoll as Bobby Franklin.

Onstage from September 6 – October 18, 2018 Matinee shows: Monday thru Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Saturday Evening show: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sunday Afternoon show: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

16422585_1311276568938338_1436879434182145945_oThe Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

88 Route 173 West

Hampton, NJ 08827


Premiere Stages to Present World Premiere of Liberty Live Commission Black Tom Island (October 11-21)



UNION, N.J. – Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Martin Casella’s Black Tom Island October 11-21 at Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). Originally commissioned over a two-year cycle through Premiere’s Liberty Live Commission, Black Tom Island will feature actors Damian Buzzerio, Mason Hensley, Jenna Krasowski and Bart Shatto. Producing artistic director John J. Wooten directs.

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack. The play is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Liberty Live Commission, a unique partnership between Premiere Stages and Liberty Hall Museum that supports the development of new plays that explore the rich and complex history of New Jersey. Over the course of two years, Garden State playwrights are given dramaturgical and artistic support, along with a $1,000 commission, to create an original play to be staged at Liberty Hall’s historic 1882 Carriage House. Past commissions have included plays by Deborah Brevoort, James Christy, and E. M. Lewis, showcasing New Jersey history from the American Revolution to the eve of World War II.

Martin Casella_color_1MBPlaywright Martin Casella is an actor and writer perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Marty Casey in the 1982 classic, Poltergeist. He served as director Steven Spielberg’s assistant on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and his writing for film and television includes projects for HBO, CBS, ABC, Disney, Universal, and Warner Brothers. Mr. Casella’s plays include The Report, Beautiful Dreamer, and the GLAAD-nominated The Irish Curse, published by Samuel French. He recently completed the teleplay for the film The Land of Sometimes, starring Ewan McGregor and Helena Bonham Carter.

As the founder and producing artistic director of Premiere Stages, John J. Wooten has developed and directed numerous new plays, including The Beautiful Dark, The Good Counselor and Follow Me to Nellie’s, all of which were honored by the American Theatre Critics Association. Earlier this season, Mr. Wooten directed the critically acclaimed premiere of Craig Garcia’s Linger, winner of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival.

“While the attack on Black Tom Island happened 100 years ago, the play’s subject matter is surprisingly topical,” stated Mr. Wooten. “And what makes Marty’s study of an immigrant couple’s acclimation to America all the more fascinating is that it is based on a true story, and is effectively dramatized against the backdrop of a lost New Jersey island.”

The accomplished cast includes Damian Buzzerio, previously seen at Premiere in By the Water, Sharyn Rothstein’s moving play about a family impacted by Hurricane Sandy; Mason Hensley, whose distinguished regional credits include the Sunset Theatre, North Carolina Symphony and Lincoln Center Education; Jenna Krasowski, whose recent projects include ms estrada at the Flea Theater and Across the Park with the Araca Group; and Bart Shatto, recently seen on Broadway in the Tony-nominated War Paint opposite two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone.

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Pamela's First Musical

Reg. $40 NOW $30!

Two River Theater
With a combined total of more than 20 Tony Award nominations and 6 wins, the team behind Pamela’s First Musical is bringing the theatrical event of the season to Two River Theater! It’s Pamela’s birthday and, to celebrate, her eccentric and fabulous Aunt Louise is taking her to the big city to experience her very first Broadway musical!
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Reg. $49 NOW $25!

Alliance Repertory Theatre Company
New Jersey Premiere
A charming story by Simon Stephens of two strangers, connecting at a crowded London train station. Georgie plants a kiss on Alex, a much older man. Thus begins a life-affirming mating dance between two  dissimilar people that will change both their lives forever.
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Buried Child

Reg. $50 NOW $24!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
This Pulitzer-Prize winning modern American classic marks the first time TSTNJ will present a play by Sam Shepard, who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child, is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong.
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Brick City

Reg. $30 NOW $22.50!

Premiere Stages at Kean University
2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange Commission
Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of the basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. As Darnell inches dangerously close to throwing away a lucrative college scholarship and Jessie a potential career as an artist, both discover that things aren't always as simple as they may seem.
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