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On December 20 and 21, Franklin Theatre Works brings to stage a seasonal story you may not have heard before. "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" recounts the events of Christmas Eve and Day during World War I when the German and the Allied soldiers called a cease-fire and celebrate Christmas together, sharing what little they had with song and fraternity. Join Jesse and Dave at rehearsal in Flemington to find out more about this moving holiday musical. ... 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

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Due to a serious automobile accident with the touring company’s bus, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s performance of A Christmas Carol, scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, has been cancelled.... 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

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, presents a reading of A Sherlock Carol, a new play by Mark Shanahan (The Dingdong, A Merry Little Christmas Carol) on December 17th. Moriarty was dead, to begin with. And Sherlock Holmes is a haunted man. But when a grown up Tiny Tim asks Holmes to investigate the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a Christmas mystery!  Six actors take on the beloved characters of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens in this heartwarming and highly theatrical holiday treat for all ages!... READ ON

(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) -- The Somerset Valley Players’ 2019 holiday show has all the ingredients necessary for heartwarming family entertainment:  eight adorable orphans, a charming folk singer, a message of love, and, well, a bus! When The Christmas Bus was selected to be SVP’s holiday presentation, Director Ed Hayden had a challenge on his hands.  How to depict the story of orphans who go on an adventure in a beaten up old bus?... READ ON

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is offering two presentations for children and their families in January. The productions, part of its School-Time series that’s open to the public, offer wonderful educational opportunities for home-schooled children. Shows include Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science on January 15 and Wilde Creatures on January 28.... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis.  Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse.   ... READ ON

(WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents Santa... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) --A British theatre company will be entertaining audiences in New York this Christmas when a classic comedy opens Off-Broadway. Absurd Person Singular, by award-winning English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, will inject a pinch of British humour when it takes to the stage at Theatre Row, 42nd Street, from December 11-29. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday.... READ ON

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