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Monday, January 30, 2023

In “A Christmas Carol,” less is not more

McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton is presenting, for the 41st time in 43 years, its annual holiday offering, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in...

“The Sound of Music” is still solid family entertainment

You can’t go wrong this holiday season at Paper Mill Playhouse The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has mounted a new production of The Sound...

“Tina” is simply the best

The tale of Tina Turner's life is poetically portrayed in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural...

“Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” is a lively addition to seasonal shows

Playhouse brings a welcome contrast to the vast majority of holiday-themed productions Are you tired of “traditional” theatre fare over the holidays? Have you had...

“Avenue Q” is still a nice place to visit

Axelrod production is a charmingly cheerful time at the theatre The Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal has an ambitious season planned for this year,...

“Florence” and “Mojo” show two different aspects of the Black experience

Emotionally powerful and funny, and they will lift your spirits at Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey presents two one-act...

“Wine in the Wilderness” is a heady night in the theater

This talented cast brings Childress’ characters to amazing life Alice Childress (1916 - 1994) was a prolific novelist and playwright. She is the only African-American...

“Eden Prairie, 1971” explores a deep divide in the country

Smart has managed to recreate the world of 1971 The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch has done it again. They have mounted a...

“Blues in My Soul” recalls a lost jazz legend at Passage...

Rediscovering the jazz pioneer Lonnie Johnson and his music Trenton’s Passage Theatre Company kicks off its 2022-2023 season with a semi-musical fictionalized account of the...

“Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family” shines a light...

Portrays interpersonal and inter-generational conflicts with truth and warmth Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union finishes up its Liberty Live Commission series of plays...