Theater, December 2023-December 2024

by JAY LUSTIG
nj theater listings

Jordan Gelber stars in “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Paper Mill Playhouse from Dec. 6 to Jan. 7.

Dec. 1: “Dearest Pawel” (reading) at Art House Productions, Jersey City.

Dec. 1-2: “Big, the Musical” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.
Dec. 1-2: “Chris-Mystery: Suspicion at the Elf-Help Center at Avenel Performing Arts Center.

Dec. 1-3: “Beehive: The ’60s Musical” at Barn Theatre, Montville.
Dec. 1-3: “Parfumerie” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

Dec. 1-2 and 7-9: “Man of La Mancha” at Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

Dec. 1-3 and 7-10: “Trich” at Luna Stage, West Orange.
Dec. 1-3 and 7-10: “Always … Patsy Cline,” presented by Asbury Park Theater Company at Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove.

Dec. 1-3 and 8-10: “A Christmas Carol” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Dec. 1-3, 6-10 and 13-17: “Having Our Say,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Dec. 1-3, 7-10 and 14-17: “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” at Vanguard Theater, Montclair.

Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Dec. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 and 20-23: “The Christmas Tree Farm” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

Dec. 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-23 and 27-30: “A Tuna Christmas” at Cape May Stage.

Dec. 2-3: “Love Letters” at duCret School of Art, Plainfield.

Dec. 2-3, 5, 7-10 and 13-17: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Dec. 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17: “Elf the Musical” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Dec. 4: “A Christmas Carol” performed by Gerald Charles Dickens at The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Dec. 4: “An America Tree” (reading), presented by American Theater Group at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.

Dec. 6: “The Play About the Baby” (reading), presented by Black Box Performing Arts Center at Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck.

Dec. 6-10, 15-17 and 20-24: “A Christmas Carol” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 6-10, 12-17, 19-23 and 27-31: “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Dec. 6-10, 13-17, 19-23, 26-31 and Jan. 3-7: “Fiddler on the Roof” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Dec. 7-10: “On Beckett: Exploring the Works of Samuel Beckett,” conceived and performed by Bill Irwin at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Dec. 8-9: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!),” presented by interACT Theatre Productions at The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts, Maplewood.

Dec. 8-10: “Marvin’s Room” at Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn.

Dec. 8-10 and 15-17: “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Readington Community Theatre at Three Bridges Banquet Hall.
Dec. 8-10 and 15-17: “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play” at Studio Playhouse, Montclair.

Dec. 8-10 and 15-17: “Who’s Holiday!” at South Camden Theatre Company.

Dec. 8-10, 15-17 and 28-30: “Kinky Boots” at Dover Little Theatre.

Dec. 9: “A Dickens of a Murder” at Resorts, Atlantic City.

Dec. 9-10: “Dante’s Renaissance” at Jersey City Theater Center.
Dec. 9-10: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (radio play) at Basie Center Cinemas, Red Bank.

Dec. 13: “Working,” presented by Kean Theatre Conservatory at Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, Hillside.

Dec. 14: “The Ultimate Christmas Show,” presented by Reduced Shakespeare Company at Berlind Theater at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 15: “A Christmas Carol” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Dec. 20-22: “Ella: A Musical Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Featuring Freda Payne,” presented by Crossroads Theatre Company at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Dec. 15-17: “It’s a Wonderful Life” radio play at Exit 82 Theatre Company, Toms River.

Dec. 16: “My Big Gay Italian Christmas” at Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Dec. 17: “The Calamari Sisters’ Feast of Seven Fishes” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Jan. 5-7: “Come From Away” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Jan. 5-7: “Half Moon” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

Jan. 5-14: “Ride the Cyclone” at StageWorks, Pompton Lakes.

Jan. 6-14: “Eleemosynary” at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.

Jan. 11-13: “I’m Not a Comedian … I’m Lenny Bruce” at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Jan. 12-14: “Fat Pig,” presented by Chatham Players at Chatham Playhouse.

Jan. 12-28: “Working” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.
Jan. 12-28: “Lend Me a Tenor” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Jan. 13-14, 20 and 26-27: “God of Carnage” at Westfield Community Players.

Jan. 16-Feb. 4: “Ibsen’s Ghost,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Jan. 19-21: “Into the Woods” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

Jan. 19-28: “Deathtrap” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
Jan. 19-28: “Ride the Cyclone” at Villagers Theatre, Somerset.

Jan. 19-Feb. 4: “Superior Donuts” at Barn Theatre, Montville.
Jan. 19-Feb. 4: “Broadway Bound,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Jan. 24: “Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life” featuring Keith Alessi at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Jan. 25-28: “Farce of Nature” at StageWorks, Pompton Lakes.

Jan. 25-Feb. 10: “Escape to Margaritaville” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Jan. 26-27: “Hairspray” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-4: “All My Sons,” presented by Shakespeare 70 at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

Jan. 31-Feb. 25: “After Midnight” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Feb. 1: “All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Feb. 1: “Rhapsody in Black” at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Feb. 2-4: “Annie” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 2-17: “A Comedy of Tenors” at Village Playbox, Haddon Heights.

Feb. 2-18: “Dancing Mad,” presented by Center Players at Center Playhouse, Freehold.
Feb. 2-18: “City of Angels” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Feb. 3-25: “The Scarlet Letter” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Feb. 8-12: “Romeo & Juliet,” presented by NEXTstage Repertory at Little Theatre at Centenary University, Hackettstown.

Feb. 8-March 3: “RIFT, or white lies” at Luna Stage, West Orange.

Feb. 9-11: “The Cher Show” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
Feb. 9-11: “Love Song for Miss Lydia” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.
Feb. 9-11: “Once on This Island” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Feb. 9-10 and 16-17: “You Can’t Take It With You” at Spring Lake Theatre.

Feb. 9-18: “Twelfth Night” at Villagers Theatre, Somerset.

Feb. 9-25: “She Kills Monsters” at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.

Feb. 15: “Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’ “ at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Feb. 16-24: “Once on This Island,” presented by Kean Theatre Conservatory at Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union.

Feb. 16-25: “Rabbit Hole,” presented by OCC at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

Feb. 16-March 3: “Tartuffe” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.
Feb. 16-March 3: “Fiddler on the Roof” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.

Feb. 17-March 3: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at Chester Theatre Group.

Feb. 22-March 3: “Gone Missing,” presented by Vivid Stage at Oakes Center, Summit.

Feb. 22-March 17: “Esspy” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Feb. 23-24 and 29 and March 1-2: “She Kills Monsters” at Ender Hall Lab Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

Feb. 23-March 9: “Agnes of God” at Summit Playhouse.

Feb. 23-March 10: “Fun Home” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Feb. 24-March 3: “Misery” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Feb. 25: “38 Krushna Villa” at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Feb. 27-March 17: “The Club,” presented by George Street Playhouse at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

March 1-3: “Ragtime” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
March 1-3: “Black Girl Magic” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

March 1-16: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” presented by Chatham Players at Chatham Playhouse.

March 2: “A Weekend With Pablo Picasso” at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.

March 6-31: “Rabbit Summer” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

March 8-17: “A Trojan Woman” at Luna Stage, West Orange.

March 8-24: “Sunday in the Park With George” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.
March 8-24: “Murder on the Orient Express,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

March 9-17: “Check Please” at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.

March 6-24: “Dreamgirls” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 14-24: “The Mountaintop” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

March 15-16: “Cobb” at Village Playbox, Haddon Heights.

March 15-17 and 22-24: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

March 15-April 7: “Hello, Dolly!” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

March 16-17, 23-24 and 29-30: “An Inspector Calls” at Westfield Community Players.

March 20-24: Genesis Festival of New Plays, presented by Crossroads Theatre Company at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
March 20-24: “The Minutes,” presented by Shakespeare 70 at Don Evans Black Box Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing.

March 22-April 7: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

March 39-30 and April 4-6: “Grapes of Wrath” at Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, Paramus.

April 2-May 4: “Beehive: The ’60s Musical” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

April 4-14: “Backwards, Forwards, Back” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

April 4-May 5: “Gun & Powder” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

April 5-14: “Arsenic & Old Lace” at Villagers Theatre, Somerset.

April 5-7 and 12-14: “Rent” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

April 5-21: “Murder on the Nile” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.

April 6-21: “Fiddler on the Roof” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

April 6-28: “A Thousand Maids” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

April 10 and 12-14: “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” at The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

April 10, 17 and 24: Women Playwright Series readings at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

April 12-14 and 19-21: “The Importance of Being Earnest,” presented by OCC Repertory Theatre Company at Black Box Theater Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

April 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27: “HMS Pinafore” at Spring Lake Theatre.

April 12-28: “Steel Magnolias” at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.
April 12-28: “Murder on the Orient Express” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

April 16: “Menopause the Musical” at Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City.

April 18-28: “Kodachrome,” presented by Vivid Stage at Oakes Center, Summit.
April 18-28: “Grease,” presented by NEXTstage Repertory at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

April 18-May 12: “The Two-Hander” at New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch.

April 19-May 5: “Ripcord,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

April 20: “A Bronx Tale,” one-man show featuring Chazz Palminteri at Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

April 23: “The Works of Langston Hughes” at Black Box Theater at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

April 19-21 and 26-28 and May 4-5: “Nunsense” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

April 23-May 19: “Tick, Tick… Boom!” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

April 25-May 11: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

April 25-May 19: “Queen of the Night at Luna Stage, West Orange.

April 26-May 11: “Is He Dead?” at Summit Playhouse.

April 27-28: “Clue” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

May 3-4: “The Kite Runner” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
May 3-4: “The Prom,” presented by Phoenix Productions at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

May 3-18: “Nine” at Chatham Playhouse.
May 3-18: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Village Playbox, Haddon Heights.

May 3-19: “Tuck Everlasting” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

May 4: “A Bronx Tale” starring Chazz Palminteri at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 4-5, 11-12 and 17-18: “See How They Run” at Westfield Community Players.

May 4-19: “Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson — Apt. 2B” at Chester Theatre Group.

May 8-June 2: “Choice” at Berlind Theater at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 10: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, “The Pirates of Penzance” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 10-19: “Grease” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.
May 10-19: “Guard Bitches” at Villagers Theatre, Somerset.

May 10-26: “Heathers the Musical” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.

May 11-12: “Mean Girls” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

May 17-June 2: “Something Rotten!” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

May 24-June 9: “Sweet Charity” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

May 29-June 9: “Fences, presented by Crossroads Theatre Company at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

May 30-June 16: “Million Dollar Quartet” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

May 31 and June 1-2 and 7-9: “Bright Star” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

June 4-9: “Echoes of Freedom: Miriam Makeba & Hugh Masekela’s Jazz Heritage,” presented by Crossroads Theatre Company at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

June 5-6: “Menopause the Musical 2” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

June 5-30: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

June 7-16: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at Villagers Theatre, Somerset.

June 7-23: “Memphis” at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.
June 7-23: “Kong’s Night Out,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.
June 7-23: “Gint” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.

June 8-20: “Gem of the Ocean” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

June 14-15: “7th Inning Stretch” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

June 14-16 and 21-23: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

June 14-30: “Hair” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

June 19-July 7: “South Pacific” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

June 28-30 and July 5-7: “The Sound of Music” at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

July 5-21: “Anything Goes” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

July 9-28: “Footloose” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

July 12-14 and 20-21: “School of Rock at Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor.

July 12-28: “West Side Story” at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Heights.

July 26-Aug. 18: “The King and I” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

July 30-Aug. 18: “Titanic the Musical” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Aug. 20-Sept. 1: “Heave Over Heels” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Aug. 23-Sept. 8: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Sept. 6-22: “Becky’s New Car,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Sept. 12-22: “My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Sept. 13-Oct. 6: “Beauty and the Beast” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Sept 18-29: “The Great American Trailer Park” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Oct. 2-6: “Steel Magnolias” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Oct. 3-6: “The Diary of Anne Frank” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Oct. 9-13: “Daddy Long Legs” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Oct. 17-Nov. 2: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Oct. 18-Nov. 3: “Miss Holmes,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Nov. 1-17: “White Christmas” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Nov. 15-24: “Hello, Dolly!” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Nov. 21-Dec. 7: “Legends: A Cabaret” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Nov. 22-Dec. 15: “A Christmas Carol” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Nov. 30-Dec. 15, 2024: “Miracle on 34th Street” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Dec. 6-22, 2024: “Annie,” presented by Somerset Valley Players at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

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