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Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

McCarter Theatre Center
Mercer County
January 16 - February 15, 2015
To stay above the water, Sizwe Banzi might just have to put himself below the ground. John Kani 
The BauerBoucher Kean StudentAlumni Reading

The Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading

Premiere Stages
Union County
January 26, 2015
Named for longtime Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, the Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading showcases the work of gifted Kean University students or alumni playwrights. Free!
Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
Morris County
January 29 - February 15, 2015
Suspense thriller about lies, murder and deception that build to a shattering climax when the playing field is leveled as all are plunged into darkness. 
A Perfect Ganesh

A Perfect Ganesh

Luna Stage Company
Essex County
January 29 - February 22, 2015
In this revival of Terrence McNally's A Perfect Ganesh, a quest for meaning in their lives leads two outwardly unremarkable middle-aged women on a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within. Faced w
LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY

LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY

The Garage Theatre Group
Bergen County
February 12 - March 1, 2015
LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, John Guare's vibrant and unsettling poetic portrait of the untold American experience, follows the turbulent journey of single mother Betty as she navigates raising a child and rebuilding her own identity on the seediest street of New York City's Greenwich Village circa 1974.
The Most Deserving

The Most Deserving

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Union County
February 12 - March 1, 2015
The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. This recent Off-Braodway hit was called a “Frisky new comedy!” by The New York Times and “Smart, HILARIOUS, RIVETING!” by The New Yorker. A New Jersey premie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Paper Mill Playhouse
Essex County
March 4 - April 5, 2015
Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel and the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater.
And Then Came Tango

And Then Came Tango

The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Morris County
March 6 - March 29, 2015
This beautiful play is inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who formed a pair bond, built a nest, and were so determined to be parents that they incubated a rock. 
Ken Ludwigs Baskerville A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

McCarter Theatre Center
Mercer County
March 10 - March 29, 2015
Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles
th Annual Spring Reading Series

11th Annual Spring Reading Series

Premiere Stages
Union County
March 19 - March 22, 2015
Join Premiere Stages for our 11th Annual Spring Reading Series, featuring free readings by professional actors of the four finalists for the 2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival.
Holmes and Carter Mysteries

Holmes and Carter Mysteries

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
March 20 - March 21, 2015
ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style show, with live sound effects and commercials, now with two great detectives! Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter!   Say "Stages Festival sent me" to receive 2X4X1 tickets at the box office.
Our American Cousin  staged reading

Our American Cousin - staged reading

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
March 22, 2015
A staged reading of the comedy President and Mrs. Lincoln was watching 150 years ago at Ford's Theater.  Part of NJTA Stages Festival.  Admision Free - Donationa accepted.
As American as Apple Pie

As American as Apple Pie

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
March 28, 2015
A chat with ELTC’s Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth about the importance of the company's mission, and the relevance of plays from the past that speak to today's audiences. Admission-free, donations accepted.  Part of NJTA's Stages Festival.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
March 31, 2015
Sudents from West Cape May Elementary School, after 10 days of rehearsals with ELTC artists-in-residence, perform this Mark Twain classic.  Location: West Cape May Elementary School 301 Moore St., West Cape May, NJ 08204. 7:00 curtain. Admission-free. A NJTA Stages Festival event.
Talleys Folly

Talley's Folly

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
Morris County
April 9 - April 26, 2015
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, a funny, sweet and heart-warming play about finding love when you've nearly given up looking. 
Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Luna Stage Company
Essex County
April 9 - May 9, 2015
This world premiere by Tammy Ryan is set in July 1977. Son of Sam is on the loose and New York City is in the midst of a brutal heat wave. Sixteen year old Mary Claire and her best friend Mary Francis start that day sunning themselves on the roof of an Ozone Park row house. Younger sister Reenie is searching
Rapture Blister Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Union County
April 16 - May 3, 2015
After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs -- the prize being Gwen's husband. A New Jersey premiere.
A Year With Frog and Toad

A Year With Frog and Toad

The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Morris County
April 17 - May 10, 2015
Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s Tony-nominated musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD.   This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.
Five Mile Lake

Five Mile Lake

McCarter Theatre Center
Mercer County
May 1 - May 31, 2015
Five Mile Lake paints a moving portrait of a group of young people yearning to make the right choices—and facing the choices they have already made—as they journey into their 30s in a rapidly transforming world. Don’t miss this funny, heart-wrenching play about those who stay, and those who go away. 
Multiple Personality Disorder  Spring

Multiple Personality Disorder - Spring

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Union County
May 9, 2015
Dreamcatcher's improvisational comedy troupe brings the audience's ideas to life right before their eyes in this hilarious, unique evening of entertainment.
Ever After

Ever After

Paper Mill Playhouse
Essex County
May 21 - June 21, 2015
The world premiere of a sparkling new musical based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston.
Mr Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
June 17 - July 25, 2015
April 14,1865, the President is watching 'Our American Cousin" at Ford’s Theater. As John Wilkes Booth aims a pistol at his head, Lincoln's life flashes before him. Selected to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, the play was originally on Broadway in 1980. 
Staged Reading of the  Play Festival RunnerUp

Staged Reading of the 2015 Play Festival Runner-Up

Premiere Stages
Union County
June 19 - June 21, 2015
Get a firsthand look at the new play development process by attending this free staged reading of the Runner-Up in the 2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival! A talkback with the playwright will follow the reading.
Ubu Roi

Ubu Roi

The Garage Theatre Group
Bergen County
June 25 - July 12, 2015
The premiere performance of Alfred Jarry’s “Ubu Roi”, which took place in Paris in 1896, is legendary. As the lead character—the fat, flatulent, childish, disgusting, indecent, pathetic, monsterous and occasionally sexy Father Ubu—delivered “Shit!” as the opening line, the audience began to shou
 Premiere Stages Play Festival Winner

2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival Winner

Premiere Stages
Union County
July 16 - August 2, 2015
World Premiere! Join us for a full Equity production of the 2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival Winner, our annual competition for unproduced scripts by writers born or residing in the greater metropolitan area.
Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
July 29 - September 5, 2015
A world premiere based on the Mark Twain classic in which a young boy and a slave set sail on the Mississippi. 
Collaborative Premiere

Collaborative Premiere

Premiere Stages
Union County
September 10 - September 27, 2015
Join us for our 2015 Collaborative Premiere, a play new to New Jersey audiences and tackling contemporary issues. Post-show discussions with guest speakers and community partners follow select matinee performances.
Strictly Dishonorable

Strictly Dishonorable

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
September 23 - October 17, 2015
A Broadway comedy by Preston Sturges from 1929 set in a Manhattan speakeasy where a  Southern belle and her fiancé from West Orange, NJ, encounter a witty judge, an opera singer, and several outgoing Italians. By the end of 1929, Sturges was writing for Paramount, and soon after also directing his own film
Detectives Holmes and Carter

Detectives Holmes and Carter

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
November 6 - November 7, 2015
ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound effects and commercials, with two NEW mysteries back-to-back on the same night: "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Red-Headed League" and "Nick Carter and the Voice of Crime." 
Liberty Live

Liberty Live

Premiere Stages
Union County
November 13 - November 15, 2015
A unique partnership between Premiere Stages and the Liberty Hall Museum that celebrates New Jersey history with professional theatrical productions, museum tours, interactive displays, workshops for children, and talk-backs with local historians. Free!
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
November 27 - December 12, 2015
Based on the L. Frank Baum story, it answers such questions as how Claus was raised, when did he make his first toy, and where he obtained flying reindeer. Adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth. When performed in 2010, it was designated an “American Masterpiece” as part of the NEA Masterpieces Series
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Morris County
December 3 - December 28, 2014
The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant  war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick.  Renowned Stratford Festival artist Scott Wentworth plays Benedick opposite his real-life wife, Marion Adler, who will portray Beatrice.

"Merry Melodies: A Holiday Celebration"

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
November 28 - December 28, 2014
Celebrate the holidays at CMS with a brand new musical revue, filled with all your favorite holiday songs and carols. "Merry Melodies" is a delightful way for families to take a break from the usual hustle and bustle and spend time together celebrating love, warmth, and all that makes the season sparkle.
The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
November 29 - December 30, 2014
A struggling young writer takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in New York City, and offers a sardonic, witty, irreverent accounting of elf training, bad Santas, abusive customers, and humiliating conditions.  

Absurd Person Singular

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
January 10 - February 1, 2015
A laugh-out-loud comedy and satirical look at how three English couples deal with their relationships, social standings and the pressures of three successive holiday gatherings. A welcome return to the work of Sir Alan Ayckbourn, who wrote our hit production ofMy Wonderful Day.

The Whipping Man

George Street Playhouse
Middlesex County
January 20 - February 15, 2015
After the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns to the ruins of his family home--abandoned except for two slaves also raised in the faith.  The men share an improvised Seder to mark Passover and discover that, they still share their faith, history and long-buried secrets. 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Paper Mill Playhouse
Essex County
January 21 - February 15, 2015
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play! Outrageously funny! The master of comedy, Christopher Durang, mixes four distinct characters and dishes up a hilarious stew. “Will Vanya and Sonia ever find happiness?  Will Masha sell the Bucks County farmhouse out from under them?  And will Spike ever put his

Repairing A Nation

Crossroads Theatre Company
Middlesex County
January 31 - March 8, 2015
In 2001, B.O. (Before Obama)  The Davis family meets for what should be a text-book Christmas holiday season in their native Tulsa, OK. Old family wounds are ripped open and we discover that the government isn’t the only one being asked to apologize. 

Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
February 14 - March 15, 2015
This beautiful new play introduces us to Guadalupe Castillo, a Mexican woman whose daughter’s untimely death leaves her struggling to connect with her American son-in-law and a country whose language she barely speaks.

Buyer and Cellar

George Street Playhouse
Middlesex County
March 3 - March 29, 2015
Alex More is an underemployed actor who is hired for the oddest of odd jobs -- toiling in the basement "mall" of a famous actress.  Buyer and Cellar is a hilarious examination of the pressures of fame, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as, "Hilarious!  Beyond Brilliant. This show will go down 'like buttah!'"

Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
April 11 - May 3, 2015
Zeke is a “walking outburst”. Judith is a “seeker of knowledge.” As their worlds collide, they discover the true meaning of history, sacrifice, and legacy. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings us a provocative, daring, and immensely powerful world-premiere drama.

Lost In History

The Garage Theatre Group
Bergen County
April 16 - May 3, 2015
The World Premier of LOST IN HISTORY by Adam Siegel provides a deeply memorable and heartfelt portrait of a father and son who are struggling to find a way to connect with each other despite the huge differences that exist between them.

Autumn

Crossroads Theatre Company
Middlesex County
April 16 - May 3, 2015
Franklyn Longley, a veteran big-city Mayor who is line to become the first black Governor of his State suddenly finds his place in history threatened when his party decides to throw its nomination behind a dynamic young politician who is also Black and just so happens to be the Mayor’s protege.

Six Degrees of Separation

George Street Playhouse
Middlesex County
April 21 - May 17, 2015
A man with a famous father turns up injured and penniless at the home of the Kittredges. They are drawn to his charming ways, home-cooked gourmet meals and tales of Hollywood royalty.  As their involvement takes unexpected twists and turns, they begin to question not only his identity, but their own.

A Little Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
April 23 - May 1, 2015
One of Shakespeare’s most famous, magical, and romantic comedies­­—performed in just 90­­ minutes by a cast of local high school students.

"Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins"

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
May 20 - June 12, 2015
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE. The unsinkable Molly Ivins, Austin's no-holds-barred newspaper columnist and best-selling author, tells it like it is in this side-splittingly funny play.

Be More Chill

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
May 30 - June 21, 2015
Jeremy is just your average dork trying to survive life in his suburban NJ high school. When he swallows a pill-sized supercomputer called The Squip that promises to bring him everything he desires most, he is transformed from complete geek to the coolest guy in class.  

Mary Mary

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
June 17 - July 24, 2015
A warm and witty portrayal of a marriage gone hilariously awry. Sparks fly all over again in this Broadway hit comedy by Jean Kerr.

Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
July 29 - September 4, 2015
Trudy, a bag lady, takes us, along with a group of intergalactic visitors, on a magical journey of discovery. Known as Lily Tomlin's one-woman tour-de-force, this award-winning comedy features thirteen characters and eight brilliantly interwoven stories revealing our society at its best and its worst.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
September 9 - October 9, 2015
When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased café patron. Her quiet life is turned upside-down as she’s thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals, and the potential for true love.

Trying

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
October 14 - November 15, 2015
A cross-generational tour-de-force ensues when Sarah, a young secretary from the Canadian prairie, finds herself working for the aging Francis Biddle. This intimate and inspiring story, based on the playwright’s own experience, has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in the United States and Canada.

A Cape May Christmas

Cape May Stage
Cape May County
November 27 - January 2, 2016
This world premiere holidayproduction, combining fireside storytelling with the holiday classics.  Intertwining tales of Saint Nicholas and Cape May’s historic hero Captain Mey.

A Christmas Carol

McCarter Theatre Center
Mercer County
December 5 - December 28, 2014
Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol

Elf

Paper Mill Playhouse
Essex County
November 26 - January 4, 2015
Elf
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