The Stages Festival is a statewide event offering free and discounted tickets to performances, workshops, classes and events at the states professional theatres, partner performing arts centers, as well as in non-tradition venues like libraries, schools, senior centers and museums. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey's residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun.
All across the state, patrons will receive free and discounted tickets to over 100 performances and special events, including classes, and workshops for all ages. Since its inception in 1998, the program has served over 80,000 people.
While most of these events are offered free of charge, there may be a low-priced admission charge for adults, and reservations are necessary for most events. For more information, or to make a reservation for 7.5 Wondrous Act(s) of True Love, patrons can call (973-313-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office and supply the code STAGES13 or order online: (https://www.vendini.com/ticketsoftware.html?t=tix&e=5af37ffaeccef816c769eac4514364f6.) The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon-6PM and two hours prior to any performance.
To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival, visit www.stagesfestival.org.
With perhaps more professional theater artists than any suburb of NYC, Maplewood/South Orange (NJ) is "where Broadway comes home to sleep." MDR, a theatre company created by and for these NJ-based artists, develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community. www.midtowndirectrep.org.
Midtown Direct Rep company members include two- time Tony Winner, Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Nominee, Christiane Noll, and "Law & Order; SVU" regular, Joel de la Fuente, among others. The Company is managed by Co-Artistic Directors Sandy Rustin and Jeremy Dobrish, Managing Director Jeffrey Shubart, and Producing Director Evan Fleischer.