The NJ Stage Awards were create to promote places to experience the arts throughout the state. Initial voting takes place October 1-14 when the public gets the chance to vote on the full list of nominees. From there we tally the votes and create 10 finalists per category, based on a mix of the public vote and NJ Stage staff picks. The public then votes on the finalists for the final 2 weeks of October.
Here are the 2017 winners:
"The beauty of these awards is that they are simply based on getting the word out via social media, email lists, or phone calls," explained Gary Wien, publisher of New Jersey Stage. "Even the smallest organization can win. So set your calendar for September and make sure your organization is on our radar and be sure to get out the vote in October!"