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(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Shakespeare, desperation, romance and a little cross dressing abound when Maurer Productions OnStage presents the Ken Ludwig comedy Leading Ladies at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre.  The play is described as a cross between Some Like It Hot and Twelfth Night and is another hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. Performances run weekends from September 27 to October 6.... READ ON

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Experience the British theater on Ocean County College’s 41st Annual Theatre in London Seminar/Trip: January 8-19, 2020. Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school. OCC students will be enrolled in THTR 296 for three college credits. A number of scholarships are available for students. The registration deadline is September 20, 2019.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley spins her tale of love, horror, power, and unholy experimentation. This visceral new adaptation from Lookingglass Theatre Company brings together inventive staging, acrobatics, and a unique in-the-round experience to McCarter’s Matthews Stage.... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Ever wonder how actors living in New York City end up performing at East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May?  What does it take to rehearsal a show and bring it to life before an audience?  Where are the actors performing after "Arsenic and Old Lace" closes?  The next opportunity for the ELTC audience to ask these and other questions, is at the after-show talk-back on Friday, September 27.    ... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) --Two River Theater will launch its 2019-20 Season with Cyrano by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers, adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, directed by Meredith McDonough in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 21 and continue through Sunday, October 13. ... READ ON

(FAIR LAWN, NJ) --  Old Library Theatre presents a contemporary spin on Shakespeare in its Reader’s Theatre production of Julius Caesar. Directed by Evan T. Charpentier and produced by Brendan Joel Bartlett, the productions casts Julius Caesar as a very familiar, very orange American leader. Performances run September 20-22 in the Fair Lawn Community Center Teen Room.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The cast of the North American tour—including a stop at State Theatre New Jersey—for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has been announced. Also, due to popular demand a fifth show has been added for Sunday, November 10 at 7:00pm. The State Theatre performances of Beautiful are Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm; Saturday, November 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.  With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.  Tickets range from $40-$98.... READ ON

Parenting is a puzzle.  The intention is do well by your child by all means.  And those intentions start with a firm foundation of communication. Dominique Morisseau's play Pipeline explores the repercussions of parenting, race, education, marriage, and communication.  The play – running at Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre– is a gripping drama.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is kicking off its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Lucky Ones by Lia Romeo. This dramedy has been developed in New York and New Jersey theatres over the last several years and was a part of Dreamcatcher’s “Meet the Artist” series last spring. The Lucky Ones runs September 26 through October 13, 2019.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --  Art House Productions (Meredith Burns, Executive Director and Andrea McKenna, Gallery Director) has announced the 2019-2020 season of bold theatrical productions, exciting gallery exhibitions, and the return of Jersey City’s favorite festivals—including Your Move Modern Dance Festival, JC Fridays, and the Jersey City Comedy Festival (formally 6BCF). ... READ ON

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