Thursday, November 15, 2018

Big weekend of openings ahead of Thanksgiving

The cast of "NEWSIES" in rehearsal at the Grand Theatre (Williamstown,
N.J.). The production opens this Friday, Nov. 15, and stars Charlie Barney
as Jack and Karly Jeffers as Katherine.  Kyrus Keenan Westcott directs.

Hey everybody!

With Thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays) a week from today, we've got plenty to be thankful for on the South Jersey Rialto. This is going to be a huge weekend for show openings.

Mainstage premiers of "Newsies" at the Grand Theatre (Williamstown), "The Spitfire Grill" at the Eagle (Hammonton) and "Oliver!" at Cumberland County College compliment a youth production of "Once On This Island Jr." at Haddonfield Plays and Players, and the annual student-directed fall play "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at Woodstown High School.

Of note, Rowan University student Matthew Vesely will premier his newest piece "Those Who Love You" at Rowan's Lab Theatre this weekend. He made his premier as a playwright and songwriter with "Trigger Warning" last year at the aforementioned theater.

Here is your weekend round-up:


THOSE WHO LOVE YOU - Rowan University Lab Theatre at Bunce Hall (Glassboro, N.J.) Nov. 16 & 17 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. both nights; Tickets FREE.

NEWSIES - Road Company @ The Grand (Williamstown, N.J.); Nov. 15 - Dec. 8, 2018; Tickets $17-$25

THE SPITFIRE GRILL - The Eagle Theatre (Hammonton, N.J.); Nov. 16 - Dec. 16, 2018; Tickets $30.

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE - Woodstown High School; Nov. 15 & 16 at 7 p.m., Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. with post-show Q&A. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students 10 and under. Nov. 14 performance free to senior citizens at 2 p.m.

OLIVER! - Cumberland County College (Vineland, N.J.); Nov 15 - 18, 2018; Tickets $5-15

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (JUNIOR EDITION) - Haddonfield Plays & Players (Haddonfield, N.J.); Nov. 15-17; Tickets $10

Continuing & Closing:

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - OBSP @ The Levoy (Millville, N.J.); Nov. 15-18); Tickets $20-22.

THE HUNTCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Sketch Club Players (Woodbury, N.J.); Nov. 9-11; 16 & 17, 2018; Tickets $25.

KISS ME KATE - Broadway Theatre (Pitman, N.J.); Nov. 9 - 18, 2018; Tickets $35.

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY - South Camden Theatre Co. (Camden, N.J.); Nov. 9-18, 2018; Tickets $20 (Only $5 for Camden residents with proof of residency)

INTO THE WOODS - Ritz Theatre Co. (Oaklyn, N.J.); Nov. 9 - 18, 2018; Tickets $28-34



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