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By Tony Award winner Michael Frayn Directed by Sarna Lapine JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER Tony Award winner Michael Frayn’s Noises Off belongs on any list of the funniest plays ever written. Screwball antics, sight gags, pratfalls, misplaced props, slamming doors and flying sardines all combine in this celebrated, flawless farce-within-a-farce. Sarna Lapine, whose credits include the acclaimed recent Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, directs. More info

Adapted and Directed by Sara Holdren MARION HUBER THEATER For Everyone Ages 9+ Celebrating its 6th season as one of Two River’s most popular education programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard in a 75-minute adaptation performed by local high school students who work with professional theater artists. Sara Holdren, director of last season’s A Little Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors, adapts and directs the haunted tale of Macbeth, a soldier whose encounter with three mysterious witches begins a violent quest for power and the crown. More info

A fable of young love set against the backdrop of the exploding 1960s music scene – when England launched the little dust-up that became known as The British Invasion.  Based on the experiences of Peter Noone, who was just a teenager willing to sacrifice international stardom for the sake of girl he loves, and featuring more than two dozen chart-topping hits from all the best British bands of the era.  Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell choreographs and directs. More info

Patti Stanger, star and executive producer of “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” stops by Mayo Performing Arts Center Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. From MPAC: Patti Stanger relates stories from her days on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and what is was like to match the good, the bad, and the celebrity. Patti also offers advice about navigating the new world of dating and how to find love in the palm of your hand (Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, etc.). She’ll share her secrets about being a successful dater and how women can take back the upper hand in the modern dating world. Patti will pick lucky audience members searching for “the one” and show them how to make your handheld dating profile so good, you’ll never get a swipe left. $99 ticket includes Pre-Show Meet and Greet. An experienced third- generation matchmaker, Stanger founded her company, the Millionaire’s Club, in January 2000.  From the initial meeting through the marriage proposal, the Millionaire’s Club works with clients on an individual basis and coaches the particular member through each stage of the dating process by providing them with highly tailored feedback every step of the way.  Stanger and her highly trained staff personally match every member according […]

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical that puts a contemporary take on the classic tale. Don’t miss it Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. From Mayo PAC: This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes. Tickets start at $59.

‘Love Letters’ at Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Mayo PAC. From Mayo PAC: A.R. Gurney’s tender emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Love Letters is a tragi-comic and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities and deep closeness of two lifelong friends. Tickets start at $39.

From McCarter Theatre Center: McCarter Theatre Center will present Elevator Repair Service’s multi-award-winning play, Gatz, the critically-lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, for three performances, February 15 – 17 on the Berlind Stage. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break. Not just a retelling of the Gatsby story, Gatz is a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece, word for word. Including its acclaimed 2011 run at McCarter, this theatrical tour-de-force has enjoyed over twenty-five engagements world-wide since its premiere; and holds particular significance for the greater Princeton community given Fitzgerald’s artistic endeavors while enrolled at Princeton University. About the show One morning in the shabby office of a mysterious small business, an employee (Scott Shepherd) finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter on his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book, or the book is transforming him into its narrator. View a trailer for the production here. About the cast and company Gatz, created by multi award-winning ensemble […]

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