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12 Miles West Theatre
562 Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Founded in 1992, 12 Miles West is recognized as one of NJ's premiere
professional theatre companies. Each season includes new or lesser-known
award winning plays and innovative presentations of classics. playwrights,
directors and theatre educators dedicated to fostering long-term
relationships within the theatrical community as a whole.
Wall Musical Theatre, Inc.
Westminster Arts Center
973-748-9000 ext 279 for reservations
4th Wall Musical Theatre, Inc. performs at the Westminster Arts Center at the corner of Franklin & Fremont Streets, Bloomfield, NJ. From its inception, 4th Wall has set the highest standards of excellence in producing diverse and seldom-performed musicals. 4th Wall strives to bridge the gap between the non union and professional worlds, fostering a positive live theatre experience for our audiences and artists.
The Academy Theatre
146 Route 130
Bordentown, NJ 08505
A semi-professional theatre located next to the infamous Mastoris Diner in Bordentown, NJ. Producing both large and small scale musicals, plays, and children's theatre. Also available for rental.
All Children's Theatre
1180 Route 46 West,
973-335-5328 (same # for fax)
All Children's Theatre (ACT) provides children from 4 to 17
with experiences in comedy, creative dramatics and musical theatre.
Programs are supervised by state certified teachers with experience
in children's theatre. ACT operates year-round from its air-conditioned
Parsippany Theatre, which seats 70-80, and is a non-profit, tax-exempt
arts organization established in 1983. The facility is equipped
with a stage, piano, curtain, stage and special effects lights,
backstage area, microphones and amplification system. All Children's
Theatre has put on over 200 productions with nearly 5,200 children
from approximately 250 communities in New Jersey. It is currently
self-supporting, but donations are always welcomed.
Alliance Repertory Theatre Co
70 Cianci St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
Alliance Repertory is a nonprofit 501-c3 company founded in 1999. We are dedicated to producing distinctive, challenging, thought-provoking and engaging theater and to providing a forum for local actors, directors and writers to display and expand their talents. In November 2002 we were granted associate membership in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the consortium of New Jersey professional theaters.
American Stage Company
River Road and Rt. 4, Teaneck
201-692-7744 . 201-692-7720
Globe Theatre Works
1028 Broad Street, Newark
973- 624-1584 . fax: 973-624-6333
African Globe Theatre Works is a new, professional, independent
theatre company established to produce an annual season of plays
by and about people of African descent. The goal, according to Kabu
Okai-Davies, founder and executive producer, is to cultivate the
diverse interests of a multi-cultural American audience by sharing
and experiencing the cultural, artistic and literary heritage of
people of African descent.
The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne
Street, Jersey City
Jersey City's only theater company recently celebrated their
100th show. They are a non profit, all volunteer regional/community
theatre that has been producing plays and musicals for 29 years.
They pride themselves on producing one original work each season,
preferably by a NJ writer. They have won the RECT award for best
play (Ah, Wilderness!) in 1999 and several other technical
awards in the past few years. The 70 seat theatre houses 4 productions
per year, one musical and 3 plays of various types. General concession
snack are available. The box office automated answering service
is available 24 hours per day.
Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ 07723
Box Office: 732-531-9100 ext. 142
The Axelrod is a 520 seat state of the art theater in Deal, NJ.
The theater's mission is foster artistic excellence by showcasing
varied and distinct cultural programs which enrich the imaginative,
intellectual and creative soul, and cultivate an appreciation for
our diverse communities through the pursuit of the arts.
The Barn Theatre
Skyline Drive, Montville
Established in 1927, The Barn Theatre is New Jersey's oldest continuously
operating community theatre.
County Players, Inc.
The Little Firehouse Theatre
298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell
The Bergen County Players (BCP) all volunteer group has been
presenting quality theatrical productions since 1932. Dedication
to the stage for 68 years has made the (BCP) one of the most successful
community theatres in the country.They are proud to count over
350 members as part of the BCP family. With three shows in rehearsal
at one time, plus workshops being prepared, as well as classes,
construction and numerous meetings, they make good use of their
facility and creative talent. The BCP's ability to function entirely
through self-support is clearly the product of it's frequently
sold-out performances. The audiences that fill the theatre for
those performances are, in turn the result of the reputation for
quality that the members of The Bergen County Players are dedicated
to upholding. Their box office is open Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30pm,
Friday 7:30 to 10pm, Saturday from 2 to 10pm (6pm on non-performance
days) and Sunday from 1 to 4pm.
County Performing Arts Center
(bergenPAC formerly the John
Harms Center for the Arts)
30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Office: 201-816-8160 . Box Office: 201-227-1030
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
973-538-0454 . 973-538-8069 . fax: 973-538-7945
Players Theatre Company
PO Box 193
Palmyra / Burlington City
The Bridge Players Theatre Company is a community theater group
dedicated to presenting high quality, affordable theatrical productions
to the community. They offer opportunities, both on and off stage,
by encouraging an active and diverse membership. They invite people
of all ages and from all backgrounds to celebrate their individual
talents and their mutual passion for live theater.
Carrell Road, Randolph
Brundage Park Playhouse is an intimate 100 seat community theater
filled with excitement as its 22nd season approaches. As well as
producing two shows annually that are completely performed by children
and for children, Brundage Park Playhouse has several educational
options for young actors. Their season is very diverse to accommodate
all tastes. They usually produce two children's productions, two
musicals, a few contemporary comedies and dramas, and a classic
piece. They offer improvisational comedy classes for teens 13-17
beginning in January, and their Summer Stages camp is a big hit
every year! They are always looking for new people to get involved,
whether it be on stage or behind the scenes, and of course, audience
members too. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages are available.
County Footlighters, Inc.
808 Pomona Road at Wood
A non-profit organization founded in 1938 presenting quality community
theatre to Southern New Jersey for over 60 exciting years. Their
box office is open 2 weeks prior to show opening, Tuesday through
Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and during performances to accept your ticket
Theatre at Rutgers University
Nichol Avenue &
Suydam Street, New Brunswick
A non-profit student run theatre on the Douglas Campus of Rutgers
University. The performances normally include Avant-Garde, cutting
edge and original works, as well as more popular works. They also
offer workshops in acting, writing and directing for students. Performances
run Wed-Sat nights at 8 pm and Sat at 2 pm during show runs. Most
mainstage productions have 2 week runs, and most special projects
have 1 week runs. A renowned Improv Troupe usually has 1 week of
performances per semester. The theatre can seat anywhere from 60-200+
people per show, depending on the seating and scenic arrangements.
Refreshments are usually served for free during intermission. Ticket
prices are $5 for students and $8 for non-students. Reservations
are available online and by leaving a message at 732-846-2134.
The Welcome Center
405 Lafayette Street, Cape May
A performance-oriented theatre company that places emphasis on acting,
directing and playwriting excellence. The company performs from
June through December in the Renaissance Revival (c. 1880) Cape
May Welcome Center, an intimate 75-seat setting in the heart of
the National Historic District of Cape May, New Jersey. Play choices
are predominantly contemporary or new scripts but sometimes speak
to the historical nature of Cape May County. Cape May Stage participates
in educational programs in college and high school settings; contributes
benefit performances to local churches and social service agencies;
and plays a lively role in community events offered by its home
town, its home county and its neighboring business partners. It
is both the mission and privilege of Cape May Stage to be the professional
theatre company with the spirit of community
Seton Hall University, South Orange Ave., South Orange
The Celtic Theatre Company is a non-profit organization in residence
at Seton Hall University. They are dedicated to fostering the appreciation
of Irish culture by producing and presenting Irish and Irish-American
theatrical and musical productions.
400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown
908-979-0900 . fax: 908-979-4297
Centenary Stage Company is a professional not-for-profit theatre
dedicated to bringing the performing arts to the Warren, Sussex,
Morris and Hunterdon county areas. Their actors are a part of the
Actors Equity Association, the professional union for actors. They
are an associate member of the New Jersey Theatre Group. The Centenary
Performing Arts Guild is their producing organization. Not only
do they offer the professional plays of their Stage Company but
also a wide variety of professional and high quality musical and
dance events throughout the year. You will find that all are presented
at very affordable prices. The box office is open Monday through
Friday from 2- 5pm and two hours prior to each performance.
The Center Playhouse
35 South Street, Freehold
A resident theater company relocating to the New Center Playhouse
which is scheduled for a February 2001 opening. The new playhouse
will provide a box office, performance space, dessert bar and seating
for fifty patrons.
23 North Passaic Avenue
A community theater, active since 1922. Dedicated to providing quality,
sophisticated theater to the community. Comprised of three divisions:
The Chatham Players is our mainstage wing, Fantasy Theater is our
Children's/Family wing and Jersey Voices, our annual Summer One-Act
Play Festival by New Jersey Playwrights. Volunteers are always welcome!
Black River Playhouse
Grove Street, Chester
A community theater, active since 1950, dedicated to providing quality,
entertainment to the community.
Collingswood Community Theatre
315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ 08108
A community theatre that stages 4-5 productions per year. Productions are staged in 3 venues in town - the Community Center, the Grand Ballroom and the Scottish Rite Auditorium, a 75 year old theater that seats 1,050. All facilities are handicapped accessible.
Theatre of Morristown
100 South Street, Morristown
973-539-8008 . fax: 973-455-1607
The Community Theatre was built in 1937 by
Walter Reade. The theatre changed hands several times over the years
until it was purchased by a local developer in 1986. It sat empty
and in disrepair until 1994. On September 29, 1994, the Community
Theatre reopened to a sell-out crowd. Shortly after, a small dedicated
group established the South Street Theatre Company as a non-profit
corporation to purchase and restore the theatre and continue performances.
Volunteer activities continue on the renovation and operation of
the theatre. The theatre seats 1200 on its orchestra and balcony
levels and is available to rent. Tickets are available online, through
Ticketmaster, by mail or fax, by calling 973-539-8008
or at their box office Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00
PM. They accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
99 Monmouth Street, Red
The Count Basie Theatre, originally The Carlton Theatre, was built
as a vaudeville and movie house which opened on November 11, 1926.
The Theatre was unable to compete and went dark in 1970. In 1973,
the Monmouth County Arts Council acquired the theatre. It
was renamed the Count Basie Theatre in 1984 after the death of William
James "Count" Basie, a native of Red Bank, who recorded "The Red
Bank Boogie" and "The Kid From Red Bank." Since taking over the
theatre they have been providing a diverse venue utilizing both
promoters as well as funding its own presentations. Past performances
include BB King, the Neville Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi,
and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Additionally the theatre has been
funded for many children's programs, including a Shakespeare series,
Family series, and Theatre Works for Children. The not-for-profit
member groups utilize the theatre for their operas, dance programs,
and equity plays and musicals. Eventually, the entire theatre will
be renovated and an intimate theatre will be built adjacent to it.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at their box office
Monday through Friday from 12pm-6pm The Box Office is also open
one hour prior to the curtain time on most productions.
7 Livingston Avenue, New
Crossroads Theatre Company, the recipient of the 1999 Tony Award
for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, is the nation's premiere
African American theatre. Founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L.
Kenneth Richardson, Crossroads launched its twenty-first season
in October 1998. Crossroads has broken ground through the development,
production and touring of its new works from throughout the African
Diaspora, and its positive imaging of African American life, history
and culture. These honest theatrical portraits of a people have
helped move the consciousness of the nation forward and into the
twenty-first century by building bridges of dialogue, understanding
and veracity between people of all backgrounds in this society and