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(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is enjoying another "Thankful Thursday" at Cold Spring Brewery on March 8 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Like ELTC's special Thursday last March, there will be free snacks, and the brewery will give ELTC a percentage of the receipts, but this year, there's also live music. The location is 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, at Historic Cold Spring Village.... READ ON

(PEAPACK, NJ) --- New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents staged readings from plays written by five playwrights in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program, which empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. The readings will be presented on Saturday, March 3 from 3:00pm-4:30pm at the Robert Schonhorn Arts Center on the Matheny campus.  This event, titled “Plays by People,” is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March. ... READ ON

(EWING, NJ) -- Theater To Go continues its staged reading series at the 1867 Sanctuary in February 2018 with a classic play about the African American experience, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun, about one family's journey to home ownership.  The reading, which includes actor students from Trenton Central HS Visual and Performing Arts Academy as performers, will be presented on Saturday February 24 at 3:00pm  at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.... READ ON

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) sponsors the seventh annual 50/50 Applause Award, celebrating theatres who achieve gender equity for playwrights in their 2017-2018 Season.  The nomination window for the 2017-2018 theatrical season is open now through March 15th.... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre Conservatory, a year-round theatrical institute for all ages and levels of professionalism, has announced new plans for their spring and summer offerings.... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ)  -- Paper Mill Playhouse will present the world premiere of Unmasked, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its 2018-2019 season. Unmasked will be a funny and warm musical portrait drawing from Andrew’s extensive body of work, with intimate and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs, rediscovered gems and some new material specially written for this production. ... READ ON

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company will round out its 2018 Season with the mature comedy, Assisted Living, by Michael Tucker (The M Spot).  The production will run from August 9 – September 9, 2018. In this World Premiere play, three couples in their golden years, are gathered at Sunny and Jer’s farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions (Meredith Burns, Executive Director) will present the spring mainstage theater production of Grace, or The Art of Climbing by L M Feldman from March 15th - April 1st. Making its east coast premiere, Grace will be directed by Adin Walker. The play follows the journey of Emm, who faced with a painful chapter in her life and fighting the inertia of depression, decides to enter the world of competitive rock-climbing. Her quest through the rugged and humorous terrain of physical training and personal relationships charts the journey of a young woman suspended between muscularity and vulnerability, falling and climbing, parents and children, and the ardor and grace of being human.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- The Centenary Stage Company, a professional not for profit theater in residency on the Campus of Centenary University, will be holding, non-equity open auditions for the 2018 summer stock production ofHAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock musical.  Featuring a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermott. Set in the East Village, Hair tells the story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace, love, and the freedom of choice, during the shadow of the Vietnam War.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) and its partners and funders are pleased to present the 21st annual Stages Festival (“Stages”), a statewide, month-long festival of theatre offering over 90 theatre performances and programs for children and adults free of charge or at significantly discounted rates. Events will take place at theatres, arts centers, libraries, schools, and other community venues throughout the state during the month of March.... READ ON

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