We just wrapped up our 2015 Stages Festival, and what an incredible month it was! Thank you to all of our venues, theatres, and funders for bringing over 120 performances, events, and workshops to people across the state!
In it's 18th year, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival offers free and discounted performances, workshops, play readings and behind-the-scenes events for all ages every March. Events are presented by professional Equity theatres; some take place at their theatres, and some take place in libraries, community centers, performing arts houses, senior centers and more.
Join us, and bring your family and your friends, to experience the quality, inspiration and richness that New Jersey's professional theatres have to offer.
The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional program sponsors are Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, PSEG Foundation, and The Smart Family Foundation.
The Stages Festival was a truly great experience -- one very unique to my life.
-Patron, Elenora B., Sussex, NJ
The kids love the shows and can't wait for another.
-Patron, Ann G. Morris Plains, NJ
A wonderful performance and cultural experience.
-Laura Mellor, Hillsborough Public Library
The mission of the Giggles Children's Theater is to help improve the attitudes and outcomes of underserved pediatric patients at St. Joesph's Children's Hosptial. With its superior quality productions, The Stages Festival is an integral annual partner in helping us fulfill this mission which not only brightens the spirits of sick children, but also brings excellent in theater to the city of Paterson.
-Marie Caliendo, Giggles Children's Theater @ St. Joseph's Children's Hospital