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Christmas in Wisconsin Tales by Zona Gale

Christmas in Wisconsin: Tales by Zona Gale

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
November 28 - December 13, 2014
“I wished I knew someone to have a Christmas tree with.  I didn’t say for. There’s a difference somehow.  And I hate to box Christmas up in a church,” said Calliope Marsh, the main storyteller in Zona Gale’s delightful books, who will be brought to life by Gayle Stahlhuth. 
Christmas in Wisconsin Tales by Zona Gale

Christmas in Wisconsin: Tales by Zona Gale

East Lynne Theater Company
Cape May County
November 28 - December 13, 2014
“I wished I knew someone to have a Christmas tree with.  I didn’t say for. There’s a difference somehow.  And I hate to box Christmas up in a church,” said Calliope Marsh, the main storyteller in Zona Gale’s delightful books, who will be brought to life by Gayle Stahlhuth. 

"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.  
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.
A Very Special Holiday Special

A Very Special Holiday Special

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Union County
December 12 - December 13, 2014
Join the Dreamcatcher crew for an uproarious evening of improv, music and sketch comedy to usher in the holiday season.  We salute and spoof the TV holiday specials of yesteryear using original material and familiar tunes. An enjoyable evening for the whole family!
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. 
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
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. 
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.
Talleys Folly

Talley's Folly

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
Morris County
April 9 - April 26, 2015
A funny, sweet and heart-warming play is about finding love when you've nearly given up looking. 
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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!
Bluff

Bluff

Alliance Repertory Theatre Company
Union County
November 4 - November 23, 2014
Nominated for Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Script, BLUFF is an off-beat boy-meets-girl comedy. Mr Sweet's play alternates between farce and drama as it breaks down traditional conventions to expose the underbelly of family relationships and the inherent difference in how men and women view th

Back Porch Swing

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Union County
November 21 - November 23, 2014
A musical evening that will set your toes 'a tappin'! Arranged for five voices that have been called "The Manhattan Transfer for the new Millennium," Marquee Five's new show will transport you to a simpler time by visiting greats like George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and more.
Social Security

Social Security

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
Morris County
November 20 - December 7, 2014
Comedy about an old Jewish mother whom love has brought from a "walker" to a "swinger."
Camelot

Camelot

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
November 15 - December 14, 2014
A modern take on one of the greatest musicals in the American musical theater canon.

Elf

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

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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

Two River Theater
Monmouth County
December 19 - December 22, 2014
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle: The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloudand The Very Hungry Caterpillarare retold on stage through the magic of evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry. An imaginative and delightful hour-long production for our youngest audiences!

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

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.

Six Degrees of Separation

George Street Playhouse
Middlesex County
April 14 - May 10, 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.

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