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(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage will present a benefit performance of Ami Brabson’s newest cabaret A Change is Gonna Come on Saturday, December 14th. Doors open at 6:30pm for wine and mingling. Brabson’s performance at 7:30pm will be followed by live music, dessert, drinks, and coffee. ... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- "Here in Friendship Village, we give out time and time again that Christmas isn... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts presents The Christmas Caper at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center December 6-8 and December 13-14. This is a two-act ninety-minute seasonal fantasy saga of Santa's stolen sleigh. A terribly despondent Santa announces that no toys can be delivered to all the children because his transportation has been maliciously ripped off by terrible villains; the vicious Count Evo, his three goofy sidekicks, Patch, Itch and Maxie... READ ON

(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works presents And My True Love Gave To Me - an original holiday comedy by Luigi Jannuzzi - on December 13-14 at 7:30pm. This is a magical holiday comedy for the entire family that includes Santa, elves, french hens, geese, cats, princes, magical birds, frogs, princesses, and beautiful swans.  Tickets are $15.  Attendees are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item for the Good Shepard Lutheran Food Kitchen.... READ ON

​​​​​​​(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Annual Family Holiday Spectacular returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! The production runs from November 29 to December 15 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University. Step into the enchanted world of Disney... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Renée Taylor’s award-winning autobiographical comedy My Life On A Diet will arrive at George Street Playhouse next month, with performances running November 19 through December 15 in the Arthur Laurents Theater at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.... READ ON

(WEST ORANGE, NJ)--  Luna Stage hosts a special limited engagement of Ami Brabson’s newest cabaret A Change is Gonna Come, for two weeks only December 6-15.  Watch actor-singer-writer Brabson take us on a journey through life’s transitions, big and small.  It... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s 2019/2020 professional theatre series continues with its Annual Family Holiday Spectacular, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The production runs from November 29 to December 15 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University. Step into the enchanted world of this Broadway modern classic and international sensation that has been produced in over 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the delightful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Playhouse presents Madeline’s Christmas across two weekends in December.  The musical featuring Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, and Music by Shirley Mier, is based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans. "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! Two weekends... READ ON

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Celebrate the holidays Broadway style as the OCC Repertory Theatre Company presents “Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue,” in the Black Box Theater of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts from December 5-15. ... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- interACT Theatre Productions will present FROZEN Jr., the local company’s 8th annual children’s production, from December 6-15 at South Orange Middle School. Based on the Disney film, Frozen Jr. follows the adventures of two sisters as they discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. ... READ ON

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- The Premier Theatre Company will present the shore holiday musical classic, Scrooge! December 7 -15, at the Henderson Theater, located on the campus of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. With book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, the beloved musical version of Scrooge! is closely adapted from 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney. ... READ ON

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre presents A Christmas Carol weekends from November 29 to December 15 with performanceas Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.  A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Annual Family Holiday Spectacular Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continues its run in the Lackland Performing Arts Center now through December 15. Step into the enchanted world of Disney... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players Dessert Theater presents a production of the family-friendly musical, “A Year with Frog and Toad” from December 6-15 at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold.... READ ON

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Exit 82 Theatre Company will kick off the holiday season withr their annual production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play! This holiday classic will be performed in Exit 82’s immersive studio theater and comes to life with the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage as a charming 1940s radio broadcast. With live sound effects, a trio band and some caroling, It’s A Wonderful Life will be sure to spark the audiences’ Christmas spirit. Performances run across two weekends this holiday season: December 13 - December 15th and December 19 - December 21. ... READ ON

(BERGEN COUNTY, NJ) -- Dance Art Creative Center, winner of the 2019 Teaneck Chamber of Commerce’s Cultural Arts Award, is proud to announce presentations of the uproariously funny You’ve Got Hate Mail. A hilarious broadband comedy of errors, this play takes an hysterical look at the world on on-line hook-ups and break-ups.  Four performances will take place from December 6-21 in Teaneck and Englewood.... READ ON

(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong kicks off the holiday season with ELF The Musical.  Running weekends from November 29 through December 22, ELF the Musical, based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit and introduces us to Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions will present a limited engagement of Reid Farrington... READ ON

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- This Christmas, the Ritz Theatre Company enters a new era, presenting a “revitalized and reimagined” take on its annual holiday production of Scrooge: The Musical, a celebrated tradition that spans more than two decades. The production runs December 12th through December 22nd and is directed by Matthew Weil.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists and proudly presents the Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows. The 2019/2020 winter productions include: Anything Goes, George M, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The productions will run from December 14 through December 22. All shows will take place in the Little Theatre, located on the campus of Centenary University at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Tickets price at $12.50 for Adults and $10.00 for Children under 12.... READ ON

(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Playhouse 22 will be presenting its annual production of A Christmas Carol to run December 13 - 22.  Directed by Ken Paris and adapted by Tony Adase, A Christmas Carol is based on the Charles Dickens... READ ON

(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) -- The Somerset Valley Players’ 2019 holiday show has all the ingredients necessary for heartwarming family entertainment:  eight adorable orphans, a charming folk singer, a message of love, and, well, a bus! When The Christmas Bus was selected to be SVP’s holiday presentation, Director Ed Hayden had a challenge on his hands.  How to depict the story of orphans who go on an adventure in a beaten up old bus?... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The productions runs from Wednesday, November 20, 2019 through Sunday, December 29, 2019.  Directed by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill’s Beauty and the Beast), the cast features a mix of Broadway veterans and a few actors previously seen on the Paper Mill stage.  ... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) --Ushering in the holiday season at Cape May Stage is Murder for Two: The Holiday Edition, featuring Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. In this hilarious musical murder mystery, everyone is a suspect, but there’s a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the suspects and they both play the piano! The production runs from November 6 through December 29.... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) --  Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, presents A Merry Little Christmas Carol adapted and directed by Mark Shanahan. This is a Dickens of a tale, told many times and many ways, but never before like this. Mile Square Theatre’s new production features five actors who take on all the classic characters from the beloved Dickens story, reimagined in a delightful new adaptation by Mark Shanahan. Audiences will delight in quick-change artistry, puppetry, traditional music and the warmth, laughter and tears of this beloved holiday classic.  Performances run weekends from December 5 through December 29.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center presents A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr, from December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center’s production of Charles Dickens’ timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) concludes its 57th season with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by longtime company member Brian B. Crowe. The production runs December 4 through December 29, 2019.... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) --A British theatre company will be entertaining audiences in New York this Christmas when a classic comedy opens Off-Broadway. Absurd Person Singular, by award-winning English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, will inject a pinch of British humour when it takes to the stage at Theatre Row, 42nd Street, from December 11-29. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday.... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- "You counted up yesterday how many there... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story on January 23, 2020. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including "Mrs Robinson", "Cecilia", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Homeward Bound" and many more. **NOTE: this show was originally scheduled for January 30, 2019 but had to be postponed due to a winter storm. Tickets for the original date will be honored on January 23, 2020. For those unable to make the new date, refunds will be honored at the original point of purchase through August 1, 2019.... READ ON

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