“The Calling” tackles questions about the mercy of God

The New Jersey Repertory Co. in Long Branch kicks off its 2018 season with The Calling, a two-character one-act play that has, at its core, age-old...

“The Sound of Music” doesn’t quite climb every mountain

The Sound of Music is best remembered by many from the Julie Andrews movie version, which also starred Christopher Plummer and the spectacular Alps. Based...

“A Christmas Carol”: Dickens’ masterpiece returns to brighten the season

It’s a tradition of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton to present A Christmas Carol as its holiday offering, and it’s as welcome an...

 “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a different take on a classic...

Unsuccessful at the box office when first released, the Frank Capra classic film It’s a Wonderful Life has, by frequent showings on television, become a staple...

“An Act of God” is a lounge act, complete with drum...

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick has chosen for its holiday offering An Act of God, a ninety-minute visit with the Lord and Creator of the...

“Annie” provides seasonal joy from an old familiar story

The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has taken an old favorite, polished it up, and presented it as a glittery gift for this holiday...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a timeless parody of, and...

At the premiere of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895, one critic wrote, “What can a poor critic do with a play which...

“Bakersfield Mist” is an intense exploration of the nature of art

Stephen Sachs’ one-act play Bakersfield Mist is a gripping two-character work that deals with questions about art. What separates art from trash? Does a detached, intellectual...

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is an updated look...

George Street Playhouse is presenting us with two new items for our theatre-going pleasure. One is their new temporary space on Rutgers University’s Cook...

“Shakespeare in Love” is a fine translation from screen to stage

Shakespeare in Love, winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture, has been adapted for the stage by playwright Lee Hall into an entertaining...