New Jersey Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at The Ritz Theatre is Worth the Buzz BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at The Ritz Theatre is Worth the Buzz
by Amber Kusching - May 24, 2018

Ritz Theatre Company's production of '25th Annual Putnman Country Spelling Bee' had its final curtain call this past weekend, but prooved musical comedy is as entertaining as ever BEEfore!... (more...)
BWW Review: TARTUFFE at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Intrigues with Humor and Verve BWW Review: TARTUFFE at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Intrigues with Humor and Verve
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opens their 2018 season with a bold, bright, and brilliant production of Moliere's classic French comedy Tartuffe. Translated by Richard Wilbur and superbly directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte, the show features an outstanding cast.... (more...)
BWW Review: TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS at McCarter Theatre Center is On BWW Review: TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS at McCarter Theatre Center is On
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - May 15, 2018

Christopher Durang's world premiere of TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS at McCarter Theatre Center is a bold dark comedy for today's anxieties. A stellar cast and memorable characters offer a trip into the absurd reality of life.... (more...)
BWW Review: Six New Jersey Playwrights Are CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre BWW Review: Six New Jersey Playwrights Are CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
by Michael Vest - May 11, 2018

This collection of six short plays wants to be immediate, relevant, and thought-provoking. The question is, what's the best way to go about writing shows like that?... (more...)
BWW Review: The NJSO Performs MENDELSSOHN & SIBELIUS at Bergen PAC BWW Review: The NJSO Performs MENDELSSOHN & SIBELIUS at Bergen PAC
by Peter Danish - May 09, 2018

The well-worn, and well-loved Mendelssohn Violin concerto lead off the first half of the program, as Violinist Ning Feng brought great energy and virtuosity to what must be just about the most-performed violin concerto of all time. Mendelssohn broke tradition by introducing the solo instrument right... (more...)
BWW Review: InterACT Theatre Productions presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL at The Baird Theatre BWW Review: InterACT Theatre Productions presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL at The Baird Theatre
by Gina Zenyuch - May 08, 2018

InterACT Theatre Productions presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL at The Baird Theatre... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at The Chatham Playhouse BWW Review: GREASE at The Chatham Playhouse
by Gina Zenyuch - May 07, 2018

In their 96th season, The Chatham Players presents 'Grease' with Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Directed by James Mosser and Produced by Bob Lukasik, this musical includes some of the songs that we all know and love from the 1978 film, with a few added songs in the mix.... (more...)
BWW Review:  MADAGASCAR-THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage is Sheer Delight BWW Review: MADAGASCAR-THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage is Sheer Delight
by Marina Kennedy - May 04, 2018

There's a wonderful and whimsical adventure that you don't want to miss happening now at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. MADAGASCAR - A Musical Adventure is a show for the entire family.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NERD at George Street Playhouse is Laugh Out Loud Fun BWW Review: THE NERD at George Street Playhouse is Laugh Out Loud Fun
by Marina Kennedy - April 29, 2018

Everybody needs a good laugh, and that's just what you will get when you attend The Nerd, now being performed at George Street Playhouse (GSP) through May 20. Written by Larry Shue and superbly directed by Kevin Cahoon, the play has an awesome cast that channels Shue's comic genius into 2 hours of s... (more...)
BWW Review:  ISSEI, HE SAY at NJ Rep is an Important Play Wonderfully Performed BWW Review: ISSEI, HE SAY at NJ Rep is an Important Play Wonderfully Performed
by Marina Kennedy - April 25, 2018

NJ Rep is now presenting the world premiere of 'Issei, He Say (Or the Myth of the First)' through May 20. Written by Chloe Hung and directed by Lisa James, the play has superb staging and an excellent cast. It reveals many of the challenges faced by first generation immigrants.... (more...)
VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil at the Meadowlands is Spectacular VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil at the Meadowlands is Spectacular
by Marina Kennedy - April 24, 2018

Get your tickets, get excited, and experience VOLTA, the stunning Cirque du Soleil production being performed under the big top at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford through Sunday, May 6. This is a show that will please people of all ages with captivating staging and of course, the troupe's unpara... (more...)
BWW Review: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at TRT is Theatre at its Best BWW Review: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at TRT is Theatre at its Best
by Marina Kennedy - April 23, 2018

Dancing at Lughnasa is being performed at Two River Theater through May 13. The 1992 Tony Award winning play is written by Brian Friel and directed by Jessica Stone. This is theatre at its very best with stirring dialogue, the finest staging, and a remarkable cast. You will be swept away by this hum... (more...)
BWW Review: MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS at EAGLE THEATRE BWW Review: MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS at EAGLE THEATRE
by Amber Kusching - April 20, 2018

3 men, 5 days, peanuts, bananas, and Gone with the Wind? This odd assemblage is the foundation of Eagle Theatre's production of Moonlight and Magnolias, Ron Hutchinson's comedic play and behind-the scenes look into the making of the beloved film classic Gone with the Wind.... (more...)
BWW Review: A DOG STORY at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum BWW Review: A DOG STORY at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - April 16, 2018

The power of the cute companion is center to the very entertaining A Dog Story currently playing at Bickford Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS at Nutley Little Theatre BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS at Nutley Little Theatre
by Gina Zenyuch - April 15, 2018

Nutley Little Theatre presents "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress."... (more...)
BWW Review: THE STING at Paper Mill Playhouse-An Exhilarating World Premiere Musical BWW Review: THE STING at Paper Mill Playhouse-An Exhilarating World Premiere Musical
by Marina Kennedy - April 09, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting 'The Sting,' an exhilarating world premiere musical. Directed by John Rando with choreography by Warren Carlyle and musical direction by Fred Lassen, the show is Broadway bound and it's easy to see why. This wonderfully staged production has a great plot, a fab... (more...)
BWW Review:  MAMMA MIA by Dream Theatre Productions Now Thrilling Audiences at UCPAC BWW Review: MAMMA MIA by Dream Theatre Productions Now Thrilling Audiences at UCPAC
by Marina Kennedy - March 24, 2018

Mamma Mia brought the audience to their feet at the opening night performance on Friday at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC). Produced by Dream Theatre Productions, the lavish performance of the hit Broadway musical is one of the best you will see with its stunningly talented cast. ... (more...)
BWW Review: TRYING at George Street Playhouse is a Must-See Play that Brings Together History and Humanity BWW Review: TRYING at George Street Playhouse is a Must-See Play that Brings Together History and Humanity
by Marina Kennedy - March 20, 2018

George Street Playhouse (GSP) is now presenting Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass through April 8. Directed by Jim Jack, the show stars Philip Goodwin and Carly Zien. This is a two-hander like no other. Exquisitely written, creatively staged, and with superb acting, Trying makes a lasting impression... (more...)
BWW Review:  BOY SEES FLYING SAUCER at The Growing Stage Where Your Imagination Will Take Flight BWW Review: BOY SEES FLYING SAUCER at The Growing Stage Where Your Imagination Will Take Flight
by Marina Kennedy - March 16, 2018

Boy Sees Flying Saucer, a world premiere new play is now being performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey through Sunday, March 25. Written by Mike Czuba, the show is based on the true and original story Brian Dorscht. It enjoys inspired direction by Danny Campos and featur... (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Ritz Theatre Company is Anything but Tragic BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Ritz Theatre Company is Anything but Tragic
by Amber Kusching - March 13, 2018

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet plays through March 25th at Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.ritztheatreco.org/show/shakespeares-romeo-and-juliet/... (more...)
BWW Review:  See WILD HORSES at NJ Rep for a Charming and Compelling Show BWW Review: See WILD HORSES at NJ Rep for a Charming and Compelling Show
by Marina Kennedy - March 08, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is now presenting Allison Gregory's 'Wild Horses' through March 25. This stunning, original one-woman show stars Estelle Bajou and is directed by NJ Rep's Artistic Director, SuzAnne Barabas. Wonderfully performed and cleverly staged, it is a spirited coming of age story ... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL at Axelrod Performing Arts Center BWW Review: RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Michael T. Mooney - March 07, 2018

It's hard to imagine a better location for a production of RAGTIME than Deal, New Jersey. The predominantly Jewish community is adjacent to the largely African American population of Asbury Park (a city known for 'New Music') and connected by the millionaire mansions of Ocean Avenue: RAGTIME in micr... (more...)
BWW Review: NJ SYMPHONY PERFORMS BRAHMS AND MAHLER at Bergen PAC BWW Review: NJ SYMPHONY PERFORMS BRAHMS AND MAHLER at Bergen PAC
by Peter Danish - March 06, 2018

BWW Review: NJ SYMPHONY PERFORMS BRAHMS AND MAHLER at Bergen PAC... (more...)
BWW Review:  I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE at Hamilton Stage is Poignant and Humorous BWW Review: I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE at Hamilton Stage is Poignant and Humorous
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2018

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' is being performed on the Hamilton Stage of Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) through March 11th. The poignant, yet hilarious musical comedy has a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The show is directed and produced by Brian... (more...)
BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at The Summit Playhouse BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at The Summit Playhouse
by Gina Zenyuch - March 05, 2018

The Summit Playhouse Presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Set in 1960s Paris, Boeing Boeing is a non-stop, high flying farce which tells the story of Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees who are all airline stewardesses. Bernard... (more...)