Theater, August-November 2020

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play review

JERRY DALIA

From left, Ryan Woods, Jonathan Finnegan and Connor Carew co-star in “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),” which runs through Aug. 4 at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown.

Aug. 1-2: “Sylvia” at Cape May Stage.
Aug. 1-2: “Romeo and Juliet” at Votee Park, Teaneck. Shakespeare in the Park series.

Aug. 1-3: “Footloose: The Musical,” Summer Stage Under the Stars presented by Playhouse 22, East Brunswick.

Aug. 1-4: “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown. (NJArts.net Review)
Aug. 1-4: “Mamma Mia!” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.
Aug. 1-4: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Hamilton Murray Theater at Princeton University. Princeton Summer Theater series.
Aug. 1-4: Crossing Borders Festival (Cruzando Fronteras): A Celebration of Plays and Music by Latinx Artists at Two River Theater, Red Bank.
Aug. 1-4: “The Government Inspector” at duCret School of Art, Plainfield. Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center.

Aug. 1-3 and 5-10: “The Addams Family” at Roosevelt Park, Edison. Plays in the Park series.

Aug. 1-3 and 8-10: “Brigadoon” at Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheater, Basking Ridge. Presented by Trilogy Repertory.

Aug. 1-4 and 18-11: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Aug. 1-4, 6-11 and 13-18: “The Rainmaker” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Aug. 1, 4, 6-10, 13-15, 17 and 20-24: “I Do! I Do!” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

Aug. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31: “The Rainmaker” at East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May. 

Aug. 2-4: “The Producers” at BergenPAC, Englewood. Presented by the Performing Arts School at BergenPAC.
Aug. 2-4: “Bring It On: The Musical” at Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes.
Aug. 2-4: “The Music Man” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.
Aug. 2-4: “Next to Normal” at Holmdel Theatre Company.
Aug. 2-4: “Legally Gray” at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Aug. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18: “The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Aug. 3-4: “Othello” at Votee Park, Teaneck. Shakespeare in the Park series.
Aug. 3-4: “The Tempest,” presented by The Penny Stinkards at Farmstead Arts, Basking Ridge.

Aug. 6-9: “Newsies” at Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City.

Aug. 6-11, 13-18 and 20-25: “Matilda” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Aug. 7 and 14: “Romeo and Juliet” at Englewood Library. Shakespeare in the Park series.

Aug. 7-Sept. 20: “Sidekicked” at Cape May Stage.

Aug. 8-11 and 15-18: “Topdog/Underdog” at Hamilton Murray Theater at Princeton University. Princeton Summer Theater series.

Aug. 9 and 11: “The Government Inspector” at Metuchen High School. Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center.

Aug. 9-18: “Mamma Mia!” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.
Aug. 9-18: “A Chorus Line” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Aug. 10: “The Actual Dance” at Hopewell Theater.

Aug. 14: “Verily, Madly, Thine,” presented by The Shrewd Mechanicals at Vail Mansion Lawn, Morristown. Scenes from and inspired by Shakespeare.

Aug. 15-Sept. 15: “Memoirs of a Forgotten Man” at NJ Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Aug. 21: “Othello” at Englewood Library. Shakespeare in the Park series.

Aug. 23-24: “Guys and Dolls Jr.” at Ocean City Music Pier.

Aug. 23-25 and 30-31 and Sept. 1: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville.

Aug. 27-31 and Sept. 1 and 3-8: “Ain’t Misbehavin’ “ at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Sept. 4, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-28: “The Breath of Life” at South Camden Theatre Company.

Sept. 5-15: “Frost Nixon” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Sept. 5-22: “Yasmina’s Necklace” at Bauer Boucher Theatre Center at Kean University, Union. Premiere Stages series.

Sept. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-21: “Into the Woods” at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.

Sept. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22: “Urinetown” at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Sept. 6-28: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at Barn Theatre, Montville.

Sept. 6-8, 10-15, 17-22 and 24-29 and Oct. 2-6: “Gloria: A Life” at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Sept. 10-Oct. 16: “Barefoot in the Park” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

Sept. 11-29: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Sept. 11-15 and 17-22: “Boynton Beach Club” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Sept. 12: “One Funny Mother,” featuring Dena Blizzard at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Sept. 12-29: “The Ghosts of Ravenswood Manor” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

Sept. 12-Oct. 6: “Pipeline” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

Sept. 13-22: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Sept. 13-Oct. 6: “The Pajama Game” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Sept. 15: . “David Engel’s Star Force Academy: A Madcap Star Wars Parody” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Sept. 18: “A Night With Janis Joplin” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Sept. 18-Oct. 12: “Arsenic and Old Lace” at East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May. 

Sept. 19. “A Night With Janis Joplin” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Sept. 19-22: “The Fantasticks” at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge.

Sept. 19-Oct. 13: “Gary” at Eagle Theatre, Hammonton.

Sept. 20: Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale” at Wellmont Theater, Montclair. 

Sept. 21-Oct. 13: “Cyrano” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Sept. 25-29: “Savannah Sipping Society” at Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven.

Sept. 25-Nov. 1: “The Taming” at Cape May Stage.

Sept. 26-Oct. 27: “Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

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

Oct. 4-6: “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Oct. 4-20: “The Ghost Train” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Oct. 5-20: “Mamma Mia!” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Oct. 8: “Doctor Faustus” at Kenilworth Public Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 9: “Doctor Faustus” at Westfield Memorial Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 10: “Doctor Faustus” at South River Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 10-26: “Saturday Night Fever” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Oct. 12-13: “Motherhood, the Musical” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 15-20, 23-27 and 31 and Nov. 1-3: “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Oct. 15-Nov. 10: “Last Days of Summer” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

Oct. 16-Nov. 17: “Romeo and Juliet” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Oct. 17: “Doctor Faustus” at Secaucus Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 18: “Doctor Faustus” at Hackensack Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 18-20: “Robey” staged reading at Liberty Hall Academic Center at Kean University, Union.

Oct. 18-20 and 25-27 and Nov. 1-3: “Biloxi Blues” at Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough.

Oct. 18-19 and 25-27 and Nov. 3: “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Chester Theatre Group.

Oct. 19: “Poe by Candlelight” at East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May. 

Oct. 20: “The Office! A Musical Parody” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Oct. 20: “Doctor Faustus” at Summit Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 21: “Doctor Faustus” at Fairfield Free Public Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 24: “Seven” at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Presented by L.A. Theatre Works.
Oct. 24: “Doctor Faustus” at Hoboken Library. Presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Oct. 24-27: “The Things They Carried” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.
Oct. 24-27: “Nunsense” at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge.

Oct. 24-Nov. 24: “Lily” at NJ Repertory Company, Long Branch.

Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2: “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” at East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May. 

Oct. 25-Nov. 17: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 30 and Nov. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and 22-23: “Stones in His Pockets” at South Camden Theatre Company.

Oct. 31-Nov. 4: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Oct. 31-Nov. 24: “The Wiz  at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

Nov. 1-17: “Guys and Dolls” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

Nov. 4-Dec. 21: “The Three Scrooges” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

Nov. 6-Dec. 29: “Murder for Two: The Holiday Edition” at Cape May Stage.

Nov. 7-10: “Cohan & Company” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Nov. 9-Dec. 1: “Love in Hate Nation” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Nov. 14-17: “Kvetches of 1932” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Nov. 14-Dec. 8: “Dogfight” at Eagle Theatre, Hammonton.

Nov. 15-24: “Mamma Mia!” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Nov. 16: “Taj Express” at State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Nov. 18: “The Diary of Anne Frank” at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Presented by National Players.

Nov. 19-Dec. 15: “My Life on a Diet” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

Nov. 20-Dec. 29: “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Nov. 21-Dec. 7: “Into the Woods” at Grand Theatre, Williamstown.

Nov. 22: “The Office! A Musical Parody” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Nov. 23: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)” at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Presented by Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Nov. 24: “Divalicious,” featuring Holly Faris at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 8 and 12-14: “The Great Tree and Other Tales by Zona Gale” at East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May.

Nov. 29-Dec. 15: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Nov. 30-Dec. 15: “Annie” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Dec. 4: “Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.

Dec. 4-29: “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University, Madison.

Dec. 5-29: “A Merry Little Christmas Carol” at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken.

Dec. 6-22: “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Dec. 10, 13-15, 19-24 and 26-29: “A Christmas Carol” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Dec. 14: “A Christmas Carol” at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Presented by Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

Dec. 18: “A Christmas Carol” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Jan. 9-Feb. 2: “Sweet Charity” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

Jan. 10-20: “American Rookie” at Luna Stage, West Orange.

Jan. 10-12, 14-19, 21-26 and 29-31 and Feb. 1-2 and 5-9: “Goodnight Nobody” at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Jan. 11-Feb. 2: “Twelfth Night” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

Jan. 14-15: “A Bronx Tale,” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Jan. 21-Feb. 16: “Midwives” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

Jan. 25: “The Mikado” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players and Orchestra at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Jan. 25-Feb. 1: “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Jan. 30-March 1: “Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

Feb. 6-10: “The Bachelorette” at Little Theatre at Centenary University, Hackettstown.

Feb. 6-March 1: “Pass Over” at Luna Stage, West Orange.

Feb. 7-8: “Rent” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Feb. 7-16: “9 to 5” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Feb. 14-March 1: “The Sunshine Boys” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.
Feb. 14-March 1: “Thinner Than Water” at Chester Theatre Group.

Feb. 13-14: “Rent” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Feb. 22-March 1: “A Few Good Men” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

Feb. 28-March 22: “She Loves Me” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Feb. 29-March 22: “Radio Golf” at Two River Theater, Red Bank..

March 3-29: “Conscience” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

March 4-5: “Finding Neverland” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

March 5-22: “The Lion in Winter” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

March 6-7: “Finding Neverland” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 10-15, 19-22 and 25-29: “Sleuth” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

March 10-April 30: “Sherlock Holmes Returns” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

March 17-18: “Bandstand” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 19-23: “Marisol” at Little Theatre at Centenary University, Hackettstown.

March 20-22: “The Boys in the Band” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

March 26-April 5: “Turning” at Kutz Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

March 27: “An Evening With Groucho Marx,” featuring Frank Ferrante at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

March 27-April 5: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

April 1-26: “Sister Act” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

April 4: “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

April 11-May 1-: “The Hombres” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

April 17-May 10: “Big River” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

April 21-May 17: “A Walk on the Moon” at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick.

April 24-May 4: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

April 27: “The Diary of Anne Frank” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 1-17: “Twelfth Night” at Chester Theatre Group.

May 2-17: “Hello, Dolly!” at Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan.

May 7-24: “Next to Normal” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

May 8-10, 12-17, 19-24 and 27-31 and June 3-7, 2020: “The Refuge Plays” at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

May 9: “Stomp” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

May 12-June 20: “I Left My Dignity in My Other Purse” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

May 28-June 28: “The Wanderer” at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn.

June 3-4: “Bandstand” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

June 6-28: “Lackawanna Blues” at Two River Theater, Red Bank.

June 12-13: “Chicago the Musical” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

July 9-Aug. 2, 2020: “Little Shop of Horrors” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

Aug. 7-16, 2020: “West Side Story” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Sept. 9-Oct. 17, 2020: “One Slight Hitch” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton.

Sept. 10-27, 2020: “The 39 Steps” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

Sept. 11-Oct. 4, 2020: “An American in Paris” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 9-11, 2020: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.

Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2020: “Cabaret” at Broadway Theatre of Pitman.

Oct. 29-Nov. 22, 2020: “In the Heights” at Ritz Theatre, Oaklyn.

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