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(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casting and the creative team for the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher).  My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. The production runs from January 31 to March 3, 2019.... READ ON

(UNION NJ) -- Snowkus Pocus, a charming tale of a young girl experiencing winter for the first time, is coming to Kean Stage on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00pm. The story is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet and incredible acrobatics.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey and the Tony Award®-winning Crossroads Theatre Company present Common Ground – A Holiday Musical Celebration of Community on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm. Featuring star Shanice Williams from NBC's broadcast of The Wiz Live. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, and $5 for children.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s family holiday spectacular, Annie heads into its final weekend in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." ... 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

(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

(ELIZABETH, NJ) -- United Youth of New Jersey (UYNJ) will present “Harlem Renaissance: Another Black Wall Street,” the ninth in the nonprofit’s series of acclaimed plays detailing pivotal moments in African American history, on February 2, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Ritz Theater located at 1148 E Jersey St. in Elizabeth.... READ ON

(GLEN RIDGE, NJ) -- Gas Lamp Players presents its annual Main Stage production A Christmas Carol: the Musical, a family friendly holiday musical adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens story. The production features a multi-generational cast of 105 adults, teens and children from Essex County.  Four performances will take place from December 7 through December 9.... 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

(NEW YORK, NY) -- One of the first things you notice when you go to a lot of plays is that it's rare to see young people in the audience.  Sam Maher and YesBroadway hope to change that with their new influencer marketing agency. The company is already making waves in the industry with multiple clients. YesBroadway started two years ago as a media company with one simple goal: get more 25-40 year olds seeing more theater. YesBroadway will continue to accomplish that goal, now via influencer marketing as well.... READ ON


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