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Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Presents "A Child’s Christmas in Wales"
(MADISON, NJ) -- After almost two years of darkness, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will light up its Main Stage again for the holidays. The company’s long-awaited return to indoor, in-person performances will kick off with an all-new production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, based on the classic story by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell. Performances begin December 8 and run through January 2 at the beautiful F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre on the campus of Drew University.
Pebble Players presents "Urinetown, The Musical"
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Pebble Players opens their season with URINETOWN, The Musical with performances across two weekends: November 5-7 and November 12-14. It is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.
Jersey City Theater Center Features Alexander Thomas’ Play “Schwarz Gemacht” on November 12
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents “Schwarz Gemacht, or How Klaus Found his Blackness,” a live-streamed performance from playwright and actor Alexander Thomas on Friday, November 12 at 7:00pm E.T. Part of JCTC’s Voices International Theatre Festival, “Schwarz Gemacht” examines universal questions of self and citizenship through the eyes of a patriotic Afrodeutscher (Afro-German) actor in 1938 Berlin. Proud to serve his country, he appears in propaganda films calling for the return of Germany’s former African colonies. An encounter with an African American musician and activist leads to hard questions about the treatment of people of color both in Germany and in America.
Centenary University’s Theatre Honor Society presents Halloween Cabaret On Saturday
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Join Centenary University’s APO Theatre Honor Society Saturday, October 30 as they present their Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret on the front lawn of Centenary University on at 2:00pm at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. This event is free to attend with donations welcome. In addition, APO will be collecting canned food for a food drive to benefit the community.
MPAC Presents "Friends: The Musical Parody" on November 9th
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Come spend some time with your friends at Mayo Performing Arts Center when it presents Friends! The Musical Parody on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30pm. This is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. Tickets range from $29-$59.
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Richard H. Blake To Direct “A Bronx Tale, The Musical” At AxelrodPAC
Richard H. Blake was one of the original stars of “A Bronx Tale, the Musical” when it opened on Broadway in 2016. He portrayed Lorenzo, a working class bus driver in the racially charged 1960s, trying to keep his 9-year-old son on the straight and narrow while living in an Italian-American neighborhood with a large Mafia presence.
REVIEW: "Songs for a New World" at Paper Mill Playhouse
Over 600 days have passed since Paper Mill Playhouse’s last opening night. Ironically, that opening was for a musical revue called “Unmasked.” Thrillingly, Paper Mill returns with a rousing new production of Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World.”
Brook Arts Center presents "Rent" November 12-21
(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- The Brook Arts Center presents Pulitzer Prize-winning 1996 Best Musical Tony Award winner, Rent. Written by Jonathan Larson and debuting on Broadway 25 years ago, Rent runs November 12-21, 2021. Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the early 1990s.
Chris O'Connor Talks About Mile Square Theatre and His Own Future
Chris O’Connor founded Mile Square Theatre (MST) in 2002 while he was pursuing his master’s degree at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He recently announced that he will be stepping down from his role as Artistic Director in January 2022.
The Day Has Come: Introducing Crossroads Festival Theatre
Live theatre is back and Crossroads Theatre Company is returning in a big way. Kicking off its season with the first Crossroads Festival Theatre, the company is taking over the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center with two main stage shows, community readings, and free family entertainment.
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