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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents the Tony Award®-winning show, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I on Friday, December 14 at 8:00pm and Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets range from $35-$98. ... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Marking the halfway point in its commitment to present all 10 plays of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Two River Theater announces the complete cast and creative team for its production of Wilson’s “exhilarating” (The New York Times) and incendiary drama King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. For the first time, the theater will be presenting one of Wilson’s plays in its intimate 110-seat Marion Huber Theater, with performances beginning on November 10 and continuing for an extended five-week run through Sunday, December 16. ... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre’s upcoming musical centers around a “small town with big heart,” claims Caitlin Geisser, Director of The Spitfire Grill – The Musical. The play, which runs from November 16 through December 16, follows a feisty parolee who moves to a small town, based on a page from an old travel book, and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests raffling it off. ... READ ON

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) --  A family musical that’s perfect for the holiday season, “Peter Pan” is flying onto the Axelrod stage December 8-16. Axelrod’s award-winning Rising Stars Youth Performing Arts program presents one of Broadway’s timeless classics in a fully staged production directed by Lisa Goldfarb with musical direction by Randy Hurst and choreography by Wendy Roman.  ... READ ON








(HOLMDEL, NJ) – The Holmdel Theatre Company (HTC) will present 6 performances of Yasmina Reza’s ‘ART’  from December 7th through December 16th. Translated from French by Christopher Hampton, the play tells the story of what happens when Serge buys an expensive painting, and the reactions of his two closest friends, Marc and Yvan, to his purchase. As what begins as a discussion about the quality of the painting that Serge has purchased quickly devolves into petty jabs and personal attacks, the three men border on destroying their friendships.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. Toward the end of the second act, the show begins to follow a more linear narrative as Jesus is betrayed by Judas and eventually crucified. Performances are Sunday, December 9 at 5:00pm; Saturday, December 15 at 8pm and Sunday, December 16 at 7:30pm.... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) --  Center Players Dessert Theater will present a family-friendly production of “The Emperor’s New Duds” at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold, NJ from December 7 – 16. A musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s the “Emperor’s New Clothes,” the play was written by Bernice Garfield-Szita, who co-directed the production with Enid Bush.... READ ON

(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works presents And My True Love Gave To Me - an original holiday comedy by Luigi Jannuzzi - from December 13-16.  It's a magical holiday comedy for the entire family featuring Santa, elves, french hens, geese, cats, princes, magical birds, frogs, princesses and beautiful swans.  In honor of the holiday season, the theatre is collecting food for the Good Shepard Lutheran Food Kitchen.  They encourage attendees to bring one non-perishable food item to the show.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions presents its winter mainstage production of Allison Gregory’s Not Medea, directed by Adin Walker. Performances run, December 6,7,8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00pm, and Sundays, December 9 and 16 at 3:00pm for a total of eight performances, with ASL and Audio Interpretation at the Friday, December 14th performance. In Not Medea, An exhausted working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and encounters a play she desperately doesn't want to watch. ... READ ON

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- The Premier Theatre Company will present Scrooge! from December 8-16, at the Henderson Theatre, located on the campus of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Scrooge! will be live on stage, for 5 performances only. With book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Scrooge! is closely adapted from 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- A Charlie Brown Christmas, the childhood holiday classic, by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson (stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson) comes to Montclair Studio Playhouse. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm and 3:30pm from December 8 to 16.... READ ON

(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) --- Playhouse 22 will be presenting its annual production of A Christmas Carol from December 7 - 16.  Directed and adapted by Tony Adase, A Christmas Carol at Playhouse 22 is based on the Charles Dickens' piece by the same name.  It is the story of a miserable miser who learns to keep Christmas in his heart with the help of several ghostly visitations.  A show for the whole family, the Playhouse 22 production is celebrating its 23rd annual year at the theater.  ... READ ON

(PARSIPPANY, NJ) -- The Women’s Theater Company, a professional theater company in Parsippany, NJ, presents Carol Channeling, Caroling starring Maggie Graham with Music Direction by Seth Weinstein on December 15 and 16 Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Carol Channeling returns to the Parsippany Playhouse with her band of merry impersonations for 2 performances only.... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Holiday fun is on the schedule at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre with two special events in December: Dance Connection's family version of “The Nutcracker” ballet December 14 to 16 and an interactive live radio show, “Snow Day,” presented by MPOnstage December 22.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The hit comedy A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, nominated for eight Tony Awards during its 2017 Broadway run, will premiere at George Street Playhouse’s current venue, 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, NJ, featuring Kellie Overbey (Broadway’s The Coast of Utopia) in the leading role of Nora Helmer.  She is joined by Andrew Garman (Broadway’s Salome, alongside Al Pacino), Ann McDonough (known for the 1987 film Moonstruck and Broadway’s Dinner at Eight), and Lily Santiago (The Public Theater’s Othello). Performances run Nov. 27 thru Dec. 23 with Opening Night set for Nov. 30—kicking off the holiday season.... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) --  Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, revives its beloved production of It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play by Joe Landry. Mile Square Theatre becomes a live recording studio in the golden age of radio, and MST theatre goers become the studio audience as WMST “goes on air” to broadcast Frank Capra’s popular holiday story. The production begins performances on Thursday, November 29 and runs till Sunday, December 23.  ... READ ON

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Co. will present its annual holiday classic Scrooge, The Musical from December 7th through December 23rd.  This show is a tradition for families across our region, and is fun for all ages. Led by Producing Artistic Director Bruce A. Curless, Bruce plays the title character of Ebenezer Scrooge. This will be the twenty-third year and final year that Bruce dons the wool cap and is chased through visions of his life by three famous ghosts!... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May Stage provides a fresh take on Dickens’s timeless A Christmas Carol with their production of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol from November 14-December 30. It tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, an actor drained of artistic passion after having played the character of Scrooge one too many times, which leads to Pendleton encountering three ghosts of his own. A cast of 4 actors plays 17 different characters in this hilarious new look at a classic that reminds us that the most jaded among us can find magic in the holiday season- and in the theater as well! ... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s concludes its 56th season with its sixth and final Main Stage production, The Winter's Tale. Last seen at The Shakespeare Theatre in 2008, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte directs this production of Shakespeare’s tragicomedic romance. Veteran company members Jacqueline Antaramian, Jon Barker, Erin Partin, John Keabler, Raphael Nash Thompson,Seamus Mulcahy, Patrick Toon, and Ames Adamson are among a cast of 20 actors. Performances run from December 5 to December 30. ... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, moves its hit world premiere production of The Net Will Appearto the Off-Broadway venue 59E59 Theater, in a co-production with The Collective NY. The Net Will Appear is a heartwarming comedy of an unlikely friendship between the feisty 9-year-old Rory and her septuagenarian neighbor Bernard, played by film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur.  The run will go from December 5 through December 30.... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is receiving $12,600.00 from the Cooperative Marketing Grant sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State: Division of Travel and Tourism. The award was given based on the scores of an independent evaluation and funding review committee that studied ELTC's application and marketing plan.... READ ON



















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