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12 Miles West Theatre Company
562 Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Founded in 1992, 12 Miles West is recognized as one of NJ's premiere professional theatre companies. Each season includes new or lesser-known award winning plays and innovative presentations of classics. playwrights, directors and theatre educators dedicated to fostering long-term relationships within the theatrical community as a whole.

4th Wall Musical Theatre, Inc.
Westminster Arts Center
Bloomfield NJ
973-748-9000  ext 279 for reservations
4th Wall Musical Theatre, Inc. performs at the Westminster Arts Center at the corner of Franklin & Fremont Streets, Bloomfield, NJ.  From its inception, 4th Wall has set the highest standards of excellence in producing diverse and seldom-performed musicals.  4th Wall strives to bridge the gap between the non union and professional worlds, fostering a positive live theatre experience for our audiences and artists. 

The Academy Theatre
146 Route 130
Bordentown, NJ 08505
A semi-professional theatre located next to the infamous Mastoris Diner in Bordentown, NJ. Producing both large and small scale musicals, plays, and children's theatre. Also available for rental.

All Children's Theatre
1180 Route 46 West, Parsippany
973-335-5328 (same # for fax)
All Children's Theatre (ACT) provides children from 4 to 17 with experiences in comedy, creative dramatics and musical theatre. Programs are supervised by state certified teachers with experience in children's theatre.  ACT operates year-round from its air-conditioned Parsippany Theatre, which seats 70-80, and is a non-profit, tax-exempt arts organization established in 1983. The facility is equipped with a stage, piano, curtain, stage and special effects lights, backstage area, microphones and amplification system. All Children's Theatre has put on over 200 productions with nearly 5,200 children from approximately 250 communities in New Jersey. It is currently self-supporting, but donations are always welcomed. 

Alliance Repertory Theatre Co
70 Cianci St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
Alliance Repertory is a nonprofit 501-c3 company founded in 1999. We are dedicated to producing distinctive, challenging, thought-provoking and engaging theater and to providing a forum for local actors, directors and writers to display and expand their talents. In November 2002 we were granted associate membership in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the consortium of New Jersey professional theaters.

American Stage Company
Fairleigh Dickinson University
River Road and Rt. 4, Teaneck
201-692-7744 . 201-692-7720

African Globe Theatre Works
1028 Broad Street, Newark
973- 624-1584 . fax: 973-624-6333
African Globe Theatre Works is a new, professional, independent theatre company established to produce an annual season of plays by and about people of African descent. The goal, according to Kabu Okai-Davies, founder and executive producer, is to cultivate the diverse interests of a multi-cultural American audience by sharing and experiencing the cultural, artistic and literary heritage of people of African descent.

The Attic Ensemble
The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City
Jersey City's only theater company recently celebrated their 100th show. They are a non profit, all volunteer regional/community theatre that has been producing plays and musicals for 29 years.  They pride themselves on producing one original work each season, preferably by a NJ writer. They have won the RECT award for best play (Ah, Wilderness!) in 1999 and several other technical awards in the past few years. The 70 seat theatre houses 4 productions per year, one musical and 3 plays of various types. General concession snack are available. The box office automated answering service is available 24 hours per day.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ 07723
Box Office: 732-531-9100 ext. 142
The Axelrod is a 520 seat state of the art theater in Deal, NJ. The theater's mission is foster artistic excellence by showcasing varied and distinct cultural programs which enrich the imaginative, intellectual and creative soul, and cultivate an appreciation for our diverse communities through the pursuit of the arts.

The Barn Theatre
Skyline Drive, Montville
973- 334-9320
Established in 1927, The Barn Theatre is New Jersey's oldest continuously operating community theatre.

Bergen County Players, Inc.
The Little Firehouse Theatre
298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell
201- 261-4200
The Bergen County Players (BCP) all volunteer group has been presenting quality theatrical productions since 1932. Dedication to the stage for 68 years has made the (BCP) one of the most successful community theatres in the country.They are proud to count over 350 members as part of the BCP family. With three shows in rehearsal at one time, plus workshops being prepared, as well as classes, construction and numerous meetings, they make good use of their facility and creative talent. The BCP's ability to function entirely through self-support is clearly the product of it's frequently sold-out performances. The audiences that fill the theatre for those performances are, in turn the result of the reputation for quality that the members of The Bergen County Players are dedicated to upholding. Their box office is open Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30pm, Friday 7:30 to 10pm, Saturday from 2 to 10pm (6pm on non-performance days) and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. 

Bergen County Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC formerly the John Harms Center for the Arts)
30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Office: 201-816-8160 . Box Office: 201-227-1030

The Bickford Theatre
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
973-538-0454 . 973-538-8069 . fax: 973-538-7945

Bridge Players Theatre Company
PO Box 193
Palmyra / Burlington City
The Bridge Players Theatre Company is a community theater group dedicated to presenting high quality, affordable theatrical productions to the community. They offer opportunities, both on and off stage, by encouraging an active and diverse membership. They invite people of all ages and from all backgrounds to celebrate their individual talents and their mutual passion for live theater.

Brundage Park Playhouse
Brundage Park
Carrell Road, Randolph
Brundage Park Playhouse is an intimate 100 seat community theater filled with excitement as its 22nd season approaches. As well as producing two shows annually that are completely performed by children and for children, Brundage Park Playhouse has several educational options for young actors. Their season is very diverse to accommodate all tastes. They usually produce two children's productions, two musicals, a few contemporary comedies and dramas, and a classic piece. They offer improvisational comedy classes for teens 13-17 beginning in January, and their Summer Stages camp is a big hit every year! They are always looking for new people to get involved, whether it be on stage or behind the scenes, and of course, audience members too. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages are available.

Burlington County Footlighters, Inc.
808 Pomona Road at Wood Park, Cinnaminson
856- 829-7144
A non-profit organization founded in 1938 presenting quality community theatre to Southern New Jersey for over 60 exciting years. Their box office is open 2 weeks prior to show opening, Tuesday through Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and during performances to accept your ticket order.

Cabaret Theatre at Rutgers University
Nichol Avenue & Suydam Street, New Brunswick
A non-profit student run theatre on the Douglas Campus of Rutgers University. The performances normally include Avant-Garde, cutting edge and original works, as well as more popular works. They also offer workshops in acting, writing and directing for students. Performances run Wed-Sat nights at 8 pm and Sat at 2 pm during show runs. Most mainstage productions have 2 week runs, and most special projects have 1 week runs. A renowned Improv Troupe usually has 1 week of performances per semester. The theatre can seat anywhere from 60-200+ people per show, depending on the seating and scenic arrangements. Refreshments are usually served for free during intermission. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $8 for non-students. Reservations are available online and by leaving a message at 732-846-2134.

Cape May Stage
The Welcome Center
405 Lafayette Street, Cape May
A performance-oriented theatre company that places emphasis on acting, directing and playwriting excellence. The company performs from June through December in the Renaissance Revival (c. 1880) Cape May Welcome Center, an intimate 75-seat setting in the heart of the National Historic District of Cape May, New Jersey. Play choices are predominantly contemporary or new scripts but sometimes speak to the historical nature of Cape May County. Cape May Stage participates in educational programs in college and high school settings; contributes benefit performances to local churches and social service agencies; and plays a lively role in community events offered by its home town, its home county and its neighboring business partners. It is both the mission and privilege of Cape May Stage to be the professional theatre company with the spirit of community

Celtic Theatre Company
Seton Hall University, South Orange Ave., South Orange
The Celtic Theatre Company is a non-profit organization in residence at Seton Hall University. They are dedicated to fostering the appreciation of Irish culture by producing and presenting Irish and Irish-American theatrical and musical productions.

Centenary Stage Company
Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown
908-979-0900 . fax: 908-979-4297
Centenary Stage Company is a professional not-for-profit theatre dedicated to bringing the performing arts to the Warren, Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon county areas. Their actors are a part of the Actors Equity Association, the professional union for actors. They are an associate member of the New Jersey Theatre Group. The Centenary Performing Arts Guild is their producing organization. Not only do they offer the professional plays of their Stage Company but also a wide variety of professional and high quality musical and dance events throughout the year. You will find that all are presented at very affordable prices. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 2- 5pm and two hours prior to each performance.

Center Players
The Center Playhouse
35 South Street, Freehold
A resident theater company relocating to the New Center Playhouse which is scheduled for a February 2001 opening. The new playhouse will provide a box office, performance space, dessert bar and seating for fifty patrons. 

Chatham Community Players
23 North Passaic Avenue
A community theater, active since 1922. Dedicated to providing quality, sophisticated theater to the community. Comprised of three divisions: The Chatham Players is our mainstage wing, Fantasy Theater is our Children's/Family wing and Jersey Voices, our annual Summer One-Act Play Festival by New Jersey Playwrights. Volunteers are always welcome!

Chester Theatre Group
Black River Playhouse
Grove Street, Chester
908- 879-7304
A community theater, active since 1950, dedicated to providing quality, entertainment to the community.

Collingswood Community Theatre
315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 858-9275
A community theatre that stages 4-5 productions per year. Productions are staged in 3 venues in town - the Community Center, the Grand Ballroom and the Scottish Rite Auditorium, a 75 year old theater that seats 1,050. All facilities are handicapped accessible.

Community Theatre of Morristown
100 South Street, Morristown
973-539-8008 . fax: 973-455-1607
The Community Theatre was built in 1937 by Walter Reade. The theatre changed hands several times over the years until it was purchased by a local developer in 1986. It sat empty and in disrepair until 1994. On September 29, 1994, the Community Theatre reopened to a sell-out crowd. Shortly after, a small dedicated group established the South Street Theatre Company as a non-profit corporation to purchase and restore the theatre and continue performances. Volunteer activities continue on the renovation and operation of the theatre. The theatre seats 1200 on its orchestra and balcony levels and is available to rent. Tickets are available online, through Ticketmaster, by mail or fax, by calling 973-539-8008 or at their box office Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. They accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
The Count Basie Theatre, originally The Carlton Theatre, was built as a vaudeville and movie house which opened on November 11, 1926. The Theatre was unable to compete and went dark in 1970. In 1973, the Monmouth County Arts Council acquired the theatre.  It was renamed the Count Basie Theatre in 1984 after the death of William James "Count" Basie, a native of Red Bank, who recorded "The Red Bank Boogie" and "The Kid From Red Bank." Since taking over the theatre they have been providing a diverse venue utilizing both promoters as well as funding its own presentations. Past performances include BB King, the Neville Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Additionally the theatre has been funded for many children's programs, including a Shakespeare series, Family series, and Theatre Works for Children. The not-for-profit member groups utilize the theatre for their operas, dance programs, and equity plays and musicals. Eventually, the entire theatre will be renovated and an intimate theatre will be built adjacent to it. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at their box office Monday through Friday from 12pm-6pm The Box Office is also open one hour prior to the curtain time on most productions. 

Crossroads Theatre Company
7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
732- 249-5560
Crossroads Theatre Company, the recipient of the 1999 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, is the nation's premiere African American theatre. Founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L. Kenneth Richardson, Crossroads launched its twenty-first season in October 1998. Crossroads has broken ground through the development, production and touring of its new works from throughout the African Diaspora, and its positive imaging of African American life, history and culture. These honest theatrical portraits of a people have helped move the consciousness of the nation forward and into the twenty-first century by building bridges of dialogue, understanding and veracity between people of all backgrounds in this society and the world.

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