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Events

Apr
24
Tue
Todrick Hall American @ iPlay America's Event Center
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Todrick Hall American @ iPlay America's Event Center | Freehold | New Jersey | United States

Todrick Hall, Youtube Star and Dancer who appeared in Beyonce’s “Lemonade” music video and served as one of the choreographers of Taylor Swifts music video, “Look What You Made Me Do,” is coming to iPlay America. The Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner kicks off his new world tour “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” The tour features a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes and production.

 

Apr
29
Sun
Madame Butterfly @ Algonquin Theater
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Madame Butterfly @ Algonquin Theater  | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The grandeur of opera returns to the Algonquin stage! Witness Puccini’s score in an engaging and educational setting, as Father Alphonse shares his insight on key moments.

May
1
Tue
Heroes In Chinese History @ Mary Jacobs Memorial Library
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Heroes In Chinese History @ Mary Jacobs Memorial Library | Rocky Hill | New Jersey | United States

Good Good Study (GGS) Learning School provides an interactive presentation on famous figures in Chinese culture. There will be acting, food, crafts, and more.

May
3
Thu
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood @ Count Basie Theater
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood @ Count Basie Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com.

My Father’s Dragon @ Count Basie Theatre
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
My Father's Dragon @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

May
4
Fri
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest @ Center Players, Freehold, NJ's Resident Theatre Company
May 4 – Jun 3 all-day

Come to the Center Playhouse this May and in early June for showings of the classic play “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Written by Dale Wasserman and Directed by Dave McGrath. It is based on the novel by Ken Kesey, and is about the main character Randall Patrick McMurphy who gets transferred from a Prison Farm to a Mental Institution. He comes to discover that the institution is actually a more restrictive and cruel environment to live in, in many ways…

Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Brianna, a charming and curious girl, hops into an ‘adventure-through-the-seasons’ in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A colorful cast of characters create the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life!

An Evening Of Shining Stars @ Union County Performing Arts Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening Of Shining Stars @ Union County Performing Arts Center | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

Shining Stars Network — a  non profit which shines the light on the special needs community — will present their 7th annual Talent Show — featuring special needs students and their high school “buddies” from around Union County. This year’s showcase will feature “Music Through the Decades” — with amazing singing and dancing that will take your breath away! We are confident you’ll go away happy after watching our passionate and inspiring talent take the UCPAC stage for the very

Performing Arts Academy Dance Showcase @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Dance Showcase @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

OCVTS Performing Arts Academy Dance Showcase

May
5
Sat
Wizard of Oz @ State Theatre New Jersey
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wizard of Oz @ State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs.

May
6
Sun
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

May
11
Fri
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

May
13
Sun
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a play about five unmarried sisters living on the coast of Ireland in 1936. In 1992 it won the Tony award for best new play.

May
14
Mon
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a play about five unmarried sisters living on the coast of Ireland in 1936. In 1992 it won the Tony award for best new play.

May
18
Fri
Cabaret @ State Theatre New Jersey
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cabaret @ State Theatre New Jersey  | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at Cabaret—John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

The Producers @ Algonquin Theater
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

May
19
Sat
TEDxAsburyPark: Passion Theme @ Paramount Theatre
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TEDxAsburyPark: Passion Theme @ Paramount Theatre | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

TEDxAsburyPark is an annual Jersey Shore-based conference dedicated to community, education, and innovation. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The goal of TEDxAsburyPark is to bring world-leading TEDx talks to the “Jersey Shore” in an all-day event that inspires us to learn and think about the future of our home at the Shore.

The Gruffalo @ South Orange Performing Arts Center
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Gruffalo @ South Orange Performing Arts Center  | South Orange | New Jersey | United States

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured the world!

Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs @ Count Basie Theater
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bach’s Complete Brandenburgs @ Count Basie Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Surrender to the irresistible charm and propulsive energy of the beloved Brandenburgs. By turns exuberant, grave, tender and resolute, each of the six works reveals a different facet of Bach’s genius. As in the composer’s day, concertmaster Eric Wyrick leads with his bow.

Cabaret @ State Theatre New Jersey
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cabaret @ State Theatre New Jersey  | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at Cabaret—John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

The Producers @ Algonquin Theater
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

May
20
Sun
Cendrillon (Encore) @ Pollack Theatre
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cendrillon (Encore) @ Pollack Theatre  | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella @ Mayo Performing Arts Center  | Morristown | NJ | United States

The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story.

For nearly sixty years, NJB has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet, giving hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspiring in many a lifelong love of the arts. New Jersey Ballet has also taken the best of New Jersey arts to audiences in other parts of the country and set records on international tours to Bermuda, India, Italy, Russia and Taiwan.

The Producers @ Algonquin Theater
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

May
23
Wed
My Heart in a Suitcase @ Algonquin Arts Theatre
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
My Heart in a Suitcase @ Algonquin Arts Theatre | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The story of Anne Lehman and her family will touch hearts an inspire audiences to read and learn more about the Holocaust.