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(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage Company launched a new era on July 1, when it welcomed Ari Laura Kreith as Artistic Director and Miriam Gardin as Managing Director. The new team has announced a MainStage season featuring four new plays set in locations ranging from Malawi to Manhattan. They are committed to developing work that inspires empathy, provokes dialogue, catalyzes action, and reflects local voices as well as national and international conversations. ... READ ON

(GLEN RIDGE, NJ) -- The Gas Lamp Teen will have two performances of Footloose on Friday, July 27th at 7:00pm and Saturday, July 28th at 1:00pm at Ridgewood Avenue School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Thirty-seven young actors from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Nutley, Rutherford, Verona, as well as from Arizona and New York, grades 7-12, will take the stage to tell the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago, who moves with his mother to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. ... READ ON

​​​​​​​(PISCATAWAY, NJ) -- Circle Players and director Jessica Damrow Sherman will hold auditions for the second production in their 2018-2019 season, “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare. Auditions will take place at Circle Players on Thursday, August 16  at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 19 at 5:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30pm.The production runs November 16 through December 2, 2018.... READ ON

(CRANFORD, NJ) -- Spanish-language theatre is alive and well in New Jersey.  For the second straight year, the CDC Theatre in Cranford NJ will feature its Hispanic Theatre Festival, its Festival de Teatro Hispanico, for four performances July 26-28.... READ ON








As we make our way down Toms River NJ’s historic Washington Street towards Main Street this gorgeous summer evening, we can palpably feel the excitement of a downtown which is revitalizing itself from the inside out.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“The Alliance”) announced that Linda Kinsey, former Partner at Michael Graves Design Group, and Marshall Jones III, Producing Artistic Director of Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, have joined its board of trustees. The Alliance is a service organization for the 33 non-profit, professional theatres in New Jersey, supporting them and the theatre-going public with a wide array of services and programs.... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Murder!  Mayhem!  Madcap fun!  Meet the Brewsters!  The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" from July 25 through September 1, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, where ELTC is in residence.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theate presents the 8th annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival of Latinx play readings and celebration of work by Latinx theater artists from August 2-5.  The festival includes free readings of new plays, live music, and conversations with artists. Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) is sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- In 2015, Eagle Theatre orchestrated a gathering between local businesses, artists, and street vendors, to discuss the concept of a statewide arts festival in Downtown Hammonton, New Jersey. The initial idea was inspired by the Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival. In Hammonton, each year this one-day festival affords teens from Atlantic County the opportunity to display their talent, meet with professionals in the field and attend hands-on workshops or master classes.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the Broadway Princess Party with Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed on Saturday, September 15 at 7:00pm. It's time to polish your tiara and unleash your inner princess at this magical musical theater event featuring Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine! Tickets range from $59 to $79.... READ ON


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