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Newsies, The Musical @ Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Newsies features a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein. On stage November 24 through December 10.
A Christmas Story @ Algonquin Arts, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts - an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 movie that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. On stage from November 25 through December 10.
An Act Of God @ George Street Playhouse, 103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick
Following Her recent sold-out Broadway run, God arrives in New Brunswick — and she looks a lot like Kathleen Turner! Called “deliriously funny” by The New York Times, God takes human form in Act of God and doesn’t hold back about what He’s seen and heard. In this hilarious comedy by Emmy Award-winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), God, along with two archangels, answers many of the deepest (and not so deep) questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. On stage November 28 through December 23.
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison
A group of actors and technicians gather in a 1940’s radio station at holiday time to perform a live broadcast of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Replete with Foley sound effects, commercials from the era, and sprinkled throughout with a generous dose of music and humor, this charming piece brings the famous story to life in a new way and fills the theatre with the inspiring spirit of the holidays. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was adapted by Joe Landry and is directed by Doug West. It is on stage from November 30 through December 31.
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American Theater Group's "Small Town Story" Premieres at SOPACCan the power of theatre convince a small town to overcome its prejudices? That’s what’s at the heart of “Small Town Story,” American Theater Group’s new musical based on actual events. Making its premiere at South Orange Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 10, this show explores the power of theatre, the inherent dangers of silence and the potential of young people to change the world. Join Jesse and Dave at rehearsal and find out more from the team behind this meaningful show.
An Interview With Stephen Larsen About "My Old Friend" - The Final Meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Holmdel Theatre Company will present a reading of Stephen Larsen's play My Old Friend on Monday, June 4th at 7:00pm. The play is about a little-known final meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This is the first public reading of the play. Admission is free and coffee is served.
Good Friends Bring "Turning Off The Morning News" To The StageMark Twain once observed, “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.”
One of America’s funniest playwrights, Christopher Durang, is proof. His plays are absurd, comical, and, almost always, very dark.
Who In The World Is Artemisia Gentileschi?You know of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gough and Picasso. And, if you’ve ever been to elementary school, you’ve probably been taught about Georgia O’Keeffe.
But what about Artemisia Gentileschi?