Theater, October 2022-December 2023

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JORDAN COHEN

Thinkery & Verse presents “Thou Shalt Not” at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in New Brunswick through Oct. 14.

Oct. 1-2: “The Bisley Boy” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.
Oct. 1-2: “The Lifespan of a Fact” at Cape May Stage.
Oct. 1-2: “Forever Plaid” at Barn Theatre, Montville.
Oct. 1-2: 10 Minute Play Festival at Hudston Theatre Works, Weehawken.
Oct. 1-2: “Jake Jackson’s Shakespeare Revue” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.
Oct. 1-2: “Bright Star” at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 1-2 and 4-9: “The Caretaker” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Oct. 1-2 and 5-9: “Murder on the Orient Express” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Oct. 1-2 and 6-9: “Soft Animals” at Vivid Stage, Summit.
Oct. 1-2 and 6-9: “Bonnie & Clyde” at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.

Oct. 1-2 and 7-9: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.
Oct. 1-2 and 7-9: “Almost, Maine,” presented by Fool Moon Theatre Co. at Margate Community Church, Margate City.

Oct. 1, 6-8 and 13-14: “Thou Shalt Not,” presented by Thinkery & Verse at Assembly Hall at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, New Brunswick. (NJArts.net Review)

Oct. 1-4 and 8-15: “Possessing Harriet,” presented by East Lynne Theater Company at Cape May Presbyterian Church.

Oct. 1-2, 7-9 and 14-15: “Ragtime: The Musical” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

Oct. 1-2, 4-9 and 11-16: “The Wolves” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Oct. 1-2, 5-9 and 12-16: “Berta, Berta” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken. (NJArts.net Review)

Oct. 1, 15 and 29 and Nov. 12 and 19: “Golden Girls Murder Mystery” at Resorts, Atlantic City.

Oct. 3: “Just Another Day” (reading) at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Oct. 6-9, 13-16 and 20-22: “Spring Awakening” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Oct. 6, 8-9, 13, 16, 21 and 23: “Cherry Hill” at Black Box Performing Arts Center, Englewood.

Oct. 7-9: “Our Town” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Oct. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23: “God of Carnage” at Pegasus Theatre Company, Bordentown.

Oct. 7, 9, 14-16, 20 and 22-23: “Woyzeck” at Black Box Performing Arts Center, Englewood.

Oct. 7-9, 12-16, 19-22 and 26-30 and Nov. 2-6: “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Oct. 8: “Shattering” at Newark Symphony Hall.

Oct. 11-16, 19-23 and 26-30: “Her Portmanteau,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Oct. 13-16: “The Artist Will Be With You in a Moment,” presented by Parallel Exit at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown. Part of Fringe Festival.

Oct. 13-16 amd 20-23: “Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family” at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, Union.

Oct. 13-16, 21-23 and 28-30: “Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson,” presented by Passage Theatre Company at Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton.

Oct. 14-16: “The Bridges of Madison County,” presented by Stone Church Players at All Saints’ Memorial Church, Atlantic Highlands.

Oct. 14-16 and 20-23: “Inspecting Carol,” presented by Chatham Community Players at Chatham Playhouse.

Oct. 14-16 and 21-23: “The Man of La Mancha” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
Oct. 14-16 and 21-23: “Clue” at Exit 82 Studio Theater, Toms River.
Oct. 14-16 and 21-23: “Rabbit Hole” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29: “The SpongeBob Musical” at Spring Lake Community House Theatre.

Oct. 14-16, 21, 23 and 28-30: “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical” at Star Royale Theatre, Pompton Lakes.

Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Oct. 15-16, 19-23 and 26-30 and Nov. 2-6: “Wine in the Wilderness” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Oct. 20: “The Show: A Cancer Survivor’s Story” at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Oct. 20-23 and 27-30: “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown. Part of Fringe Festival.

Oct. 20-24 and 27-30 and Nov. 3-6, 10-13 and 17-Nov. 20: “Eden Prairie, 1971” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Oct. 21: “Somebody’s Daughter,” at Hopewell Theater.

Oct. 21-22: “Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of Norwood Builder,” presented by East Lynne Theater Company at Cape May Presbyterian Church.

Oct. 21-23 and 26-29: “The Antipodes” at Berrie Center at Ramapo College, Mahwah.

Oct. 21-23 and 28-29: “Godspell” at Investors Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna.

Oct. 21-23 and 28-30: “Leading Ladies” at Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge.

Oct. 21-Nov. 5: “Sense & Sensibility” at Summit Playhouse.

Oct. 21-Nov. 6: “Peter & the Starcatcher” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

Oct. 21-23 and 28-30 and Nov. 4-6: “Bad Seed” at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Oct. 26-Nov. 13: Two One-Acts by Alice Childress at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Oct. 28-29: “Evil Dead the Musical” at The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Oct. 28-29: “The Rocky Horror Show” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 3-5: “The Crucible” at Ender Hall Lab Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

Oct. 28-Nov. 13: “The Book of Will” at Chester Theater Group.

Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6 and 11-13: “Incorruptible” at South Camden Theatre Company.

Oct. 28-Nov. 20: “Something Rotten!” at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 29: “Poe by Candelight,” presented by East Lynne Theater Company at Cape May Presbyterian Church.

Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-19: “Clue” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

Nov. 2-5: The O’Neill: A Celebration of Writers at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Scenes and monologues by playwrights who where discovered through the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference.
Nov. 3-6: “Sweeney Todd” at Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University, Wayne.

Nov. 3-5: “Murdered by Merlot” (with dinner buffet included) at Avenel Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 3-7: “Living Dead in Denmark,” presented by NEXTstage Rep at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Nov. 3-20: “The Spitfire Grill” at Vanguard Theater, Montclair.

Nov. 4-5: “In the Field of Blood” at Jersey City Theater Center Studios.

Nov. 4-6: “Tootsie” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Nov. 4-6: “i am the utterance of my name: Divining Mary Magdalene” at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, Morris Township.

Nov. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-19: “The Play That Goes Wrong” at Dover Little Theatre.

Nov. 4-6, 10-13 and 17-20: “Avenue Q” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

Nov. 6: “Finding My Voice” featuring Kathleen Turner at Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway.
Nov. 6: “A Bronx Tale” featuring Chazz Palminteri at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
Nov. 6: “Assisted Living: The Musical” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Nov. 11-13 and 16-19: “Marisol” at Berrie Center at Ramapo College, Mahwah.

Nov. 11-20: “Holiday Inn” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Nov. 11-13 and 18-20: ” ‘Tis the Wind and Nothing More” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Nov. 12: “My Big Gay Italian Funeral” at Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Nov. 12: “A Long Way from Homely” at Jersey City Theater Center Studios.

Nov. 16-Dec. 30: “One Christmas Carol” (one-man “A Christmas Carol”) at Cape May Stage.

Nov. 17-Dec. 3: “Red” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Nov. 18-20: “A Christmas Carol” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Nov. 18-Dec. 4: “American Son” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

Nov 19: “Fences,” presented by National Players at Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway.

Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 4 and 8-10: “Christmas Presents From the Past” featuring Gayle Stahlhuth, presented by East Lynne Theater Company at Cape May Presbyterian Church.

Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-4 and 9-11: “A Christmas Carol” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Nov. 28-29: “Hairspray” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Dec. 1-4: “Tragedy: A Tragedy” at Chester Theater Group.

Dec. 1-4, 9-11 and 15-18: “Scrooge” at Spring Lake Community House Theatre.

Dec. 1-24: “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

Dec. 2-3: “Stomp” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Dec. 2-3 and 8-10: “Rumors” at Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

Dec. 2-4 and 9-11: “A Christmas Carol” at Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook.

Dec. 2-11: “Beauty and the Beast” at Summit Playhouse.

Dec. 2-18: “She Loves Me” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

Dec. 2-23: “Murray the Elf, and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe” at Pegasus Theatre Company, Bordentown.

Dec. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18: “A Wicked Christmas Carol” at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Dec. 2-Jan. 1: “The Sound of Music” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Dec. 3-18: “A Christmas Story, The Musical” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Dec. 3-4, 6, 8-11 and 14-18: “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Dec. 7-24: “A Christmas Carol” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 7-30: “JOY,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Dec. 7-Jan. 1: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Dec. 9-18: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Dec. 9-11 and 16-18: “Broadway for the Holidays 2” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Dec. 9-21: “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Chatham Community Players at Chatham Playhouse.

Dec. 10: “Somebody’s Daughter” at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair.

Dec. 18: “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Virginia Rep at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Dec. 18: “The Calamari Sisters’ Christmas Carol” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Dec. 22: “Thank Yule for Being a Friend: A Golden Girls Holiday Musical Adventure,” presented by The Golden Gays at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Jan. 7: “Stomp” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Jan. 12-Feb. 5: “Popcorn Falls” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Jan. 13-29: “Camelot” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

Jan. 14-15: “The Realistic Joneses” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

Jan. 20-21: “Joey and Mary’s Irish-Italian Wedding” at Avenel Performing Arts Center.

Jan. 20-29: “Broadway Bound” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Jan. 20-Feb. 5: “Clue” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

Jan. 26-Feb. 11: “Kinky Boots” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Jan. 27-29: “My Fair Lady” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Jan. 28-Feb. 26: “Living and Breathing” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Jan. 31-Feb. 12: “Between Two Knees” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Jan. 31-Feb. 19: “Clyde’s,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Feb. 2: “Menopause the Musical” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 2-6: “Macbeth,” presented by NEXTstage Rep at Little Theatre at Centeneary University, Hackettstown.

Feb. 3-4 and 10-11: “Clue” at Spring Lake Community House Theatre.

Feb. 9-12: “The Night Falls,” choreographed by Troy Schumacher, at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Part of the Peak Performances series.

Feb. 9-March 12: “Disney’s Hercules” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Feb. 10-26: “The Color Purple” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

Feb. 16-March 5: “Passing Strange” at Vanguard Theater, Montclair.

Feb. 17-19: “Once on This Island” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Feb. 17-18 and 23-25 and March 2-4: “The World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb” at Ender Hall Lab Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

Feb. 17-March 5: “Marjorie Prime” at Pegasus Theatre Company, Bordentown.
Feb. 17-March 5: “The Father: A Tragic Farce” at Chester Theater Group.
Feb. 17-March 5: “The Ladykillers” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Feb. 18-26: “Wait Until Dark” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Feb. 18-March 11: “The Play That Goes Wrong” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

Feb. 23-March 5: “Only Human: Stories of Connection” at Vivid Stage, Summit.

Feb. 23-March 12: “Wuthering Heights” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 24-March 11: “The Old Settler” at Summit Playhouse.

Feb. 24-March 12: “Raisin” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

March 1-26: “Quarter Rican” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

March 3-4 and 10-11: “The House of Blue Leaves” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

March 3-12: “The Flick,” presented by Chatham Community Players at Chatham Playhouse.

March 10-12: “Riverdance: 25th Anniversary Show” at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
March 10-12: “Cats” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 11-12: “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: A Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

March 14-April 9: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

March 16: “Menopause the Musical” at BergenPAC, Englewood.

March 16-26: “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

March 17-April 2: “Macbeth” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.
March 17-April 2: “Other Desert Cities” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

March 23-26: “Ombres Portées,” presented by Cie L’Oublié(e) at Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Part of Peak Performances series.

March 23-April 2: “Off the Map” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

March 24-April 2: “Kinky Boots” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

March 25-April 22: “Barbecue” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

March 25: “Who Hijacked My Fairytale” with Kelly Swanson at Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway.

March 29-31 and April 1: “Sweat” at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

March 30: Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!” at Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City.

March 30-April 9: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.

March 31 and April 1 and 6-8: “Radium Girls” at Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

April 8-30: “Romeo and Juliet” (modern verse translation by Hansol Jung) at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

April 12-15: “And Then There Were None” at Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway.
April 12-15: “Everyman/Everywoman” at Welpe Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

April 12-May 7: “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

April 13-14: “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

April 13-16: “101 Humiliating Stories” at Vivid Stage, Summit.

April 13-30: “Cabaret” at Vanguard Theater, Montclair.

April 15-16: “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 18: “Friends! The Musical Parody” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

April 20-23: “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” at Vivid Stage, Summit.

April 20-30: “The Addams Family,” presented by NEXTstage Rep at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

April 21-23 and 28-30: “The Taming of the Shrew” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

April 25-May 21: “Tales From the Guttenberg Bible,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

April 26-May 21: “Balloonacy” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

April 27-30: “Harry Clarke” at Vivid Stage, Summit.

April 27-May 13: “Beehive: The ’60s Musical” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

April 27-May 28: “ESSPY” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

April 28: “NEWSical the Musical” at Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Galloway.

April 28-30: “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

April 28-May 13: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at Summit Playhouse.

May 5-7: “Guys and Dolls” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

May 5-14: “The Lifespan of a Fact,” presented by Chatham Community Players at Chatham Playhouse.

May 5-21: “The Prom” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.
May 5-21: “Pride & Prejudice” at Chester Theater Group.

May 6-21: “Helly, Dolly!” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

May 6-28: “Bulrusher” at Berlind Theater at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 6-June 3: “It Shoulda Been You” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

May 11-21: “Fun Home” at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.

May 12-13 and 19-21: “Steel Magnolias” at Investors Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna.

May 12-28: “School of Rock” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

May 19-June 4: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

May 31-June 25: “Rent” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

June 3-25: “Two Sisters and a Piano” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

June 9-11: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
June 9-11: “From Screen to Stage” at Bergen County Players, Oradell.

June 9-25: “I Hate Hamlet” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.

June 15-July 2: “Spring Awakening” at Vanguard Theater, Montclair.

July 14-30: “The SpongeBob Musical” at Ritz Theatre, Haddon Township.]

July 21-23: “One-Act Jamboree” at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.

July 27-Aug. 27: “A Tailor Near Me” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Aug. 24-Sept. 3: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.

Sept. 28-Oct. 29, 2023: “Welcome to Matteson” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Oct. 19-29, 2023: “A Chorus Line” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Nov. 3-19, 2023: “Sunday in the Park With George” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2023: “Big, the Musical” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

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