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Maurer Productions OnStage to Present "Matilda the Musical" at Kelsey Theatre
(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Now in its 20th year, Maurer Productions OnStage will bring Roald Dahl's Tony Award-winning "Matilda the Musical" to the stage of Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre from October 6-15, 2023 on MCCC's West Windsor campus. Prepare to be spellbound as you join Matilda, a brilliant little girl with a big heart and even bigger dreams, on her extraordinary journey of self-discovery. Packed with laughter, heartwarming moments, and unforgettable songs, this spectacular musical adaptation brings Dahl's beloved classic to life like never before.
Hudson Theatre Works to Offer Fall Theatre Classes
(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken offers an array of children and adult classes for professionals and novices alike which begin in October 2023. Taught by their company members, classes include acting, scene study, improv, children's theatre, and playwriting. Some courses are taught in both English and Spanish
The Summit Playhouse presents "The Minutes"
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Summit Playhouse presents The Minutes by Tracy Letts from October 13-28, 2023. This scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power, from the author of August: Osage County, exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history's losers.
Center Players to Open Season with "Steel Magnolias"
(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players will begin its 2023-24 season with a Signature Series production of the enduringly popular Steel Magnolias. The comedic drama will run weekends from October 13 to November 5, 2023 at Center Playhouse at 35 South Street in downtown Freehold.
Bordentown Regional High School presents "Trap"
(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- The suspense thriller Trap by Stephen Gregg will be presented on October 20th and 21st at 7:30pm at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center. The play, which will be performed by the award-winning theatre students of Bordentown Regional High School, takes place in Menachap, California, an incomprehensible event occurs: every person in the audience of a play falls unconscious--every person but one.
Phoenix Productions presents "In The Heights"
(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions presents Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights from September 22-24 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. From the creator and star of Hamilton comes this first love-letter to the community in upper Manhattan where Miranda still lives. In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
REVIEW: Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp through the Cotton Patch
Now showing at the Music Box Theatre in New York City, Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp through the Cotton Patch is poised for a Broadway triumph. A revival of Ossie Davis's 1961 pre-Civil Rights era play, Purlie Victorious is a comedy tour-de-force that packs a punch in our conflicted times.
Pioneer Productions presents "Lost In Yonkers" by Neil Simon
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Pioneer Productions is bringing Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning comedy, Lost in Yonkers to the stage at Fellowship Hall in the Morristown Methodist Church in downtown Morristown, NJ. The show will have six performances between October 27 and November 5, 2023. Pioneer co-founder Daniel Peter Vissers of Sparta directs this beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1942 in Yonkers, New York.
Premiere Stages Brings New Relevancy to 'Selling Kabul'
Premiere Stages at Kean is now running the New Jersey Premiere of Selling Kabul. Written by Sylvia Khoury, the play runs through September 24 at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center on the campus of Kean University, Union, NJ. With direction by Taylor Reynolds, the show is intense and thought provoking and it is one that will stay with you for a long time. If you are a person who values family, you may feel sadness as you watch what is going on to people and how it is splitting the citizens of Kabul apart. But this is one that should not be missed.
Vivid Stage presents the World Premiere of "Grief at High Tide"
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present the world premiere of Grief at High Tide by Richard Willett from October 5-15, 2023. When struggling New York photographer Jennifer Evers tells her husband Christopher that the photo she took of him by his mother's deathbed — the one he never gave her permission to take and asked her not to show anyone — was secretly entered in a very prestigious competition, it doesn’t go well. To try to investigate the role that art plays in real-life relationships, Jennifer goes out on assignment to California, to create a piece on a Pulitzer Prize−winning photograph, Grief at High Tide, which changed the lives of everyone involved.
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