(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage will reopen its MainStage with Bernardo Cubría’s comedy The Giant Void In My Soul, directed by Rajesh Bose and starring Jesse Castellanos, Darin F. Earl II, John P. Keller and Valerie Terranova. The production will run April 28-May 22. Inspired by Don Quixote and Waiting for Godot, with a good dose of Abbott and Costello thrown in for good measure, The Giant Void In My Soul invites audiences to celebrate the return of live theatre with an existential adventure.
(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre presents the Mel Brooks’ hit musical, The Producers, on weekends from April 29 - May 22. The most Tony Award winning musical of all time, The Producers sees Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom come up with a surefire scheme to make their fortune on Broadway: raise money from backers (little old ladies), hire a director, produce the worst flop in history, and then run off with all of the money when the show closes on opening night. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
(TRENTON, NJ) -- Passage Theatre Company will present the world premiere of the new musical Group! from May 5-22 at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton. The musical explores the lives of six women who meet during therapy sessions. The show, with lyrics by Eloise Govedare, music by Aleksandra M. Weil, and a book by Julia B. Rosenblatt, examines moments of fear, celebration, and everything in between as these women grapple with their mental health in the face of sobriety.
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- The Arden Theatre Company is preparing for the regional premiere of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, a buoyant and biting comedy that explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Directed by Amina Robinson (the Arden’s 74 Seconds…To Judgment.), the play will run at the Arden’s Arcadia Stage from May 5 through June 5, 2022.
(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works presents Pulitzer Prize winning author Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class from May 5-22 at Theatre at the Wilson School in Weehawken. Shepard's deeply unsettling, darkly funny family melodrama centers on a family in a dire financial and emotional state, the play highlights the darker elements in the pursuit of the American dream. Note: this play is recommended for mature audiences.
(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players continues its return to live theater with a production of Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimes of the Heart. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Anthony Marinelli of Manalapan, the production will run from May 6th - 22nd at Center Playhouse (35 South Street) in Freehold. The tragicomedy tells the story of the three Magrath sisters (Lenny, Meg, and Babe) in Hazlehurst, MS (circa 1974) who reunite at their grandfather’s home as he convalesces in the hospital while the youngest sister, Babe, awaits trial for shooting her husband.
(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong presents the main stage production of Go Dog. Go! The show runs May 6-22 with performances Saturdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. The will be a special Opening Night Performance, May 6 at 7:30pm. Based on the book by P.D. Eastman, Go Dog. Go! is adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory with music by Michael Koerner. This production is directed by Lori B. Lawrence, TGS’s Director of Educational Programming with Musical Direction by Laura Petrie and Choreography by Jillian Petrie.
(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Into the Woods. The musical will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, May 22. It is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales set in a musical format.
(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box PAC's 2022 Save Our Stages season continues with the world premiere production of Exposed, a new play by Beth Henley. The show runs at The Black Box Performing Arts Center from May 7-28. This fast-moving, poignant comedy follows five interconnected individuals on the Winter Solstice as they try to escape the pervasive loneliness of late 1990's Los Angeles.
(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Acting is all about human connection. So is life. With Circle Mirror Transformation, a powerful and insightful early work by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker, Eagle Theatre will present a night of unforgettable theatre that skillfully proves why the ability to connect and emphasize with others is more vital than ever, through the story of five individuals whose community center theatre classes change their lives forever. Circle Mirror Transformation will run May 12-29 at the Eagle’s historic downtown Hammonton venue.