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(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre’s upcoming riotous and raucous production, ROCK OF AGES, running January 20th - February 19th, has the onstage talent taking their skill set to a new and healthier level. Pole Fitness Trainer, Christina Laschuck-Roche digs beyond the earth-shattering guitar solos and mullets, giving this blockbuster musical something to sweat about.... READ ON

(CLIFTON, NJ) -- The Theater League of Clifton will present "Dealt a Deadly Hand – Murder at the Royale Casino" at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, on Feb. 24, 25, 26 and March 3, 4, 5. The mystery theater show spoofs the movie “Casablanca” and the American Dream of winning the jackpot. The audience will meet crafty Native Americans, sneaky senior citizens, a snake-wielding Australian Croc Chaser, a two-faced lawyer, a kid with two left feet, a gambling casino owner with a Humphrey Bogart complex, and a gold-digging ex-wife.... READ ON

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) — Have you ever seen a car take a curtain call? You will if you see The Jag at New Jersey Repertory Company, and the curtain call is definitely earned. While the cast of three actors does a superb job telling the story, it is the car (a 1967 Jaguar) that plays the role of the character who is not seen that ties the story together.... READ ON

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Obie Award winner Nikkole Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Stage Exchange. Indian Head opens to previews on Thursday February 2nd and runs Thursdays through Sundays until March 5th. ... READ ON

(PISCATAWAY, NJ) -- Circle Players of Piscataway will participate in ‘The Ghostlight Project’, a nationwide project linking theaters across the country in a shared commitment to greater inclusion, participation, and compassion in our theaters and our communities. At 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 19th, along with all other participating Ghostlight organizations, Circle will hold a ceremony at their theater, which is located at 416 Victoria Avenue, Piscataway. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- British stage and screen actor Allan Corduner will star as Detective Hercule Poirot in the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 – April 2, 2017 at McCarter Theatre Center.... READ ON

That which was once old always becomes new again. This is particularly true of the classic plays “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan,” staged by the wickedly fresh theater company, Bedlam, at McCarter Theatre in Princeton starting January 13. The company, just five years old, has found massive success off-Broadway, giving vibrant life to classic works with a minimalist take, and has now begun to perform around the country.... READ ON

(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) -- Welcome to Shoofly, a new musical by Justin Anthony Long and Jonny Lee Jr., two actors/writers from Bergen County, NJ, was one of 5 chosen for the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop. The workshop, which gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique, takes place February 1-2 in Beverly Hills.... READ ON

(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works, a member of the New Jersey Theater Alliance, whose production of “A Steady Rain” was chosen as one of the best productions in New Jersey, for 2016 by the Star Ledger and who was nominated for a New Jersey Stage Award as one of the "Best Places to See a World Premiere”, is currently accepting submissions for its acclaimed reading series PlayWorks.... READ ON

(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) -- Welcome to Shoofly, a new musical by Joanna Burns and Amanda Duncan, two musicians/writers from New Jersey, was one of 5 chosen for the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop. The workshop, which gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique, takes place February 1-2 in Beverly Hills.... READ ON


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theatre Calendar

Two River Theater
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 5:00pm
Red Bank

Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Upper Montclair

The Ritz Theatre
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Haddon Twp

Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Upper Montclair

Wayne Hills High School
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Wayne

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 10:00am
Bloomfield

Wayne Hills High School
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 3:00pm
Wayne

The Ritz Theatre
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Haddon Twp

Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Upper Montclair

Phoenix Productions
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 1:00pm
Red Bank


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