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(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Aspire Performing Arts Company, an award-winning performing arts company based in Wayne, NJ, will present Spring Awakening January 17 through 19, 2020 at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center. The musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Vanguard Theater Company will present Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, for four performances only on January 17-19 at the American Theater for Actors in New York City. Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. ... READ ON

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage presents the World Premiere of American Rookie written and performed by Dipti Bramhandkar and directed by Padraic Lillis. Part coming-of-age tale, part social commentary, and part comedy, this one-woman show explores what it means to be an immigrant at a time when the country can... 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

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Studio Players’ kicks off 2020 with Terrance McNally’s It’s Only a Play.  Performances run Thursdays to Sundays, January 10 – 25 at 8:00pm, except 3:00pm on Sundays. It’s the opening night of the play “The Golden Egg” on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. ... READ ON

(WESTFIELD, NJ) -- Westfield Community Players continues its 2019-2020 season with the mystery-drama, The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, directed by Steve Lemenille. It is produced by Linda Viel and stage managed by Taylor Lyons. Production dates are: January 11, 18, 24, 25, 2020 at 8:00pm and January 19 at 2:00pm.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Pebble Players present Seussical, Jr. from January 17-19 and January 24-26 at the Oakes Center. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box Performing Arts Center will kick off 202 with a new production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. This is the play that inspired the hit Broadway musical My Fair Lady, but in this version Eliza Doolittle is nobody’s lady. This production, which runs January 9 through 26, will give you a closer look at Henry Higgins’ wild experiment than you’ve ever seen before.... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- The life of a young man hangs in the balance and rests in the hands of 12 jurors in a seemingly open-and-shut case. However, can they set aside personal prejudices and preconceptions in the name of justice? That is the question for 12 Angry Men, presented by Forté Dramatic Productions Jan. 17-26 at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre.  Performances take place weekends from January 17 through January 26.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box Performing Arts Center will kick off 2020 with a new production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. This is the play that inspired the hit Broadway musical My Fair Lady, but in this version Eliza Doolittle is nobody’s lady. This production, which runs from January 9 through 26, will give you a closer look at Henry Higgins’ wild experiment than you’ve ever seen before.... READ ON

(MONTVILLE, NJ)  -- The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting The Foreigner by Larry Shue and directed by Joe Guardara of Boonton, weekends from January 10 to February 1st. The play takes us to a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. British demolitions expert Froggy LeSuer is here on one of his frequent visits--but this time, he has brought along a friend, the pathologically shy Charlie. ... READ ON

(ORADELL, NJ) --  Bergen County Players, one of America’s longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. ... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater will kick off the new year with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Sara Holdren with original songs composed by the band/theater collective The Lobbyists. Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 11 and continue through Sunday, February 2. ... READ ON

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Company presents Sweet Charity from January 9 - February 2. This is a newly imagined production of this high-energy, comedic musical with dancing inspired by the late, great Bob Fosse!... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds’ play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren... READ ON

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