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Kelsey Theatre Presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"
(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre continues to bring merriment to area families in December with ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This musical adaption of the famous poem runs Friday, December 2, 2022 through Monday, December 5, 2022. and is sure to delight. “Toys for Tots” gifts will be collected after the December 2 performance, and children will be able to take pictures with Santa after all performances.
Audition Registration Open for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory
(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and Musical Theater Technique Intensive for 2023 on Saturday, January 21, 2023 and Sunday, January 29, 2034 at Montclair State University, College of the Arts/Life Hall, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
"My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home For The Holidays!" comes to Monmouth University
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home For The Holidays! comes to Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4:00pm. After last season’s sell-out, it’s another laugh-filled evening of family chaos from the award-winning writer and comedian Steve Solomon. Steve is back with more wild and hilarious stories – including holiday dinner at Grandma’s, where if you’re under 55, you STILL sit at the children’s table. A time of peace – a time of joy – a time of remembering why you left home in the first place!
More CHAOS Inc. Presents "A Christmas Carol In The Making"
(JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- More CHAOS Inc. presents A Christmas Carol in the Making across four performances from December 9-11 at Jackson Liberty High School. The show is a colorful blend of the original musical along with the Play that Goes Wrong undertone. More CHAOS Inc, realizes how difficult it is when a child is sick; hoping for a change. That’s why they are performing their show to help raise funds for the children of The Taylor’s Hope Foundation, which helps children battling Histiocytosis, a rare form of cancer.
Lantern Theater Company presents "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Lantern Theater Company continues its 2022/23 season with a remount of its original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, commissioned and developed through the Lantern’s New Play Program and co-created by Philadelphia theater artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver. In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Dickens’ beloved novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life with drama and frankness, in a manner Dickens himself would recognize from his dramatic readings during his own lifetime.
PHOTOS from "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at Mile Square Theatre
(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol with a four-week limited engagement at Mile Square Theatre from December 1-24. Directed by Jenn Haltman, this clever and dark retelling of the Dickens classic has Jacob Marley tasked with helping to redeem his old business partner’s soul and undergoes his own transformation. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
PHOTOS from "A Christmas Carol" at Music Mountain Theatre
(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting A Christmas Carol with performances weekends through December 11th. In this classic story, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than happiness. But, on Christmas Eve, he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts lead him through his past, present and future. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Shakespeare Theatre of NJ presents "Twelfth Night"
(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) concludes its 60th Anniversary Season with its final Main Stage production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Last seen at STNJ in 2009, Jason King Jones directs one of the Bard’s most celebrated comedies just in time for the holidays. Veteran company members Jon Barker, Jeffrey M. Bender, and Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli are among a diverse cast of 14 actors. Twelfth Night will be on the Main Stage from December 7, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
The Million Dollar Quartet Is Joined by Santa for a 1950s Rock 'N Roll Blast
On December 4, 1956, music producer Sam Phillips, head of Sun Records in Memphis, got singers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins into his studio for a jam session. He recorded the session and played it for visitors for years. It was finally turned into a Broadway musical, The Million Dollar Quartet, in 2010. The smash musical has now pulled Santa in from his sleigh and become The Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. The play opened Friday, November 18 at the Bucks County Playhouse, across the Delaware River from New Jersey in New Hope, Pennsylvania and will run through January 1, 2023.
PHOTOS from "American Son" at The Barn Theatre
(MONTVILLE, NJ) -- The Barn Theatre is presenting American Son from November 18th through December 4th. In the play, an estranged interracial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.