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Inspired by American Girl’s most iconic characters and their stories, American Girl Live is a premiere stage production produced by Mills Entertainment, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences, stops by Mayo Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Come along for a fun-filled adventure, where exciting tales of bravery and friendship come to life, LIVE and in-person! Join your favorite American Girl characters, and some brand-new friends, as they follow their hearts and share their dreams, in a journey across time. ©2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl.  Copyright Mills Entertainment 2018. All rights reserved. Tickets: $29 – $79

With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. The Color Purple, with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, is a stirring family chronicle following the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.  Contains adult themes. More info

truTV Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” Starring The Tenderloins will be at Borgata’s Event Center this August! Don’t miss this Brand New Live Show – “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour!” truTV’s Impractical Jokers are bringing their comedy to Borgata’s Event Center this August 23 – 24. Yes… Q, Murr, Joe and Sal – aka The Tenderloins – will be performing a brand new live show consisting of unseen videos, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. Impractical Jokers is in it’s 7th Season and can be found on truTV Thursdays at 10pm. Tour Merchandise Package – $175 Make your Impractical Jokers experience a memorable one with their Tour Merchandise Package! This package includes: One Premium Reserved Ticket Specially designed tour poster (exclusive to VIP package) Additional Impractical Jokers VIP merchandise pack (exclusive to VIP package) Please note, Meet & Greet is NOT included with Tour Merchandise Package Instructions for picking up Tour Merchandise Packages will be emailed to purchasers the week of the show. Murr Meet & Greet Package – $100 Elevate your Impractical Jokers experience by purchasing a Murr Meet & Greet package! This package includes: An autographed copy of Murr’s novel “AWAKENED” Meet & Greet with Murr Photo opportunity […]

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its third Main Stage production, Blithe Spirit. Veteran company member Victoria Mack, who was last seen on the Main Stage in this season’s Tartuffe, will make her STNJ directing debut. Company favorites Brent Harris, Tina Stafford, Ames Adamson, and Susan Maris will be joined by Kate MacCluggage of The 39 Steps fame in this delightful British comedy by Noël Coward. Performances begin August 15. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online atwww.ShakespeareNJ.org. When an eccentric medium is asked to conduct a séance as an evening’s entertainment at the country home of Charles and Ruth Condomine, their pristine English country house is turned upside down when Elvira, the stylish ghost of Charles’s past wife is conjured up. Hilarious mayhem ensues as the wife from the afterlife and the wife from this life battle over Charles’ affections. One of Coward’s most popular plays, it has not been presented at The Shakespeare Theatre in over 20 years. Previews: Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. Opening Night: Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. Captioned Performance: Sunday, […]

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present a bonus Meet the Artist new play reading on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm at the Oakes Center. The new play reading series is a chance for the audience to participate in the development of new works, both to hear the play read by professional actors and also to discuss the project with the playwright, director and actors afterward.  Feedback from these evenings helps the playwrights to further refine their scripts and also gives them a first-hand experience of how the audience will respond to the finished work. These evenings provide a fun and lively way to interact with the creative process, and to receive a preview of plays that may be performed on Dreamcatcher’s mainstage in the future. On August 15, Dreamcatcher will present David Lee White’s play Fixed, which was originally commissioned by the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – John Schreiber, President & CEO. It was presented at Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ, and has been revised for this reading. The play asks the question, what would you sacrifice for the people you love? […]

How does a fire captain find the words to eulogize the men he lost on 9/11? Join us for a staged reading of the show critics called, “A courageous and riveting… play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that’s both unsettling and healing.” More info

Beloved television actress Joyce DeWitt, best known as the sensible, football jersey wearing, brunette roommate Janet Wood from the classic television sitcom “Three’s Company,” stars in Nunsense! The winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including “Best Off Broadway Musical, “Nunsense is a hysterical musical comedy filled with fun and frolic! Featuring amusing songs, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, Nunsense has become an international phenomenon! The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters. In dire need of funds for the burials, the remaining delightfully wacky sisters decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show to raise the much needed funds. TICKET PRICING INCLUDES SHOW, TABLE-SERVED ENTRÉE, DESSERT BUFFET, COFFEE, HOT TEA, TAX AND GRATUITY INDIVIDUALS: Monday thru Saturday – Lunch Matinee – 11:30 am – $69.50 Saturday Dinner – 6:30 pm – $79.50 / Sunday Dinner – 2:30 pm – $79.50 GROUPS (20 OR MORE):  Monday thru Saturday – Lunch Matinee – 11:30 am – $63.50 Saturday Dinner – 6:30 pm – $72.50 / Sunday Dinner – 2:30 pm – $70.50


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