Outdoor Theatre and Plays in the Park (Central NJ)

Looking to enjoy some alfresco entertainment? Bring your family to see a play in open-air settings.

*Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Bernards Township Parks & Recreation
Pleasant Valley Park amphitheater, Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-204-3003. 8pm. Rain Location: Ridge High School. Free, donations appreciated. Bring your own seating, bug spray and flashlight.
July 13-15, 20-22: Jesus Christ Superstar.
July 28-29, Aug 3-5: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble
On the Lawn at Larrison Hall, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, 732-224-2411. Free performances Thurs.-Sun. at 7pm. If raining, performance will be inside BPAC.
July 13-16, 20-23: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hudson Shakespeare Company
Free summer performances in New Jersey parks, libraries and other locations. Most performances begin at 7pm. Visit website for complete schedule. 973-449-7443.
Romeo & Juliet
July 13 at 7pm: South River Library, 55 Appleby Ave., South River, NJ 08882
Aug 3 at 7pm: Somerset County Public Library, 1 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Rt. 1S (1 block south of Menlo Park Mall), Edison, 732-745-3900. Bring your own low-back chairs for these popular performances presented by the Middlesex County Dept. of Parks & Recreation. Box office opens at 5:30pm, performance at 8:00pm. Tickets available on day of performance only, no advance sales. No performances on Sun. Adults $7, srs. 60 and over $5, 12 & under free, cash only for summer shows.
June 21-July 1: Legally Blonde
July 12-22: West Side Story
Aug 2-12: Mary Poppins

Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre
455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, 267-885-9857. Performances Fri., Sat. and Sun. June through Aug. Tickets available at box office one half hour prior to show.
Children’s Theatre
Performances Fri. & Sat. at 11am, Sun. at 4pm. Tickets $5.
June 17-18: The Little Mermaid
June 23-25, June 30-July 2: Disney’s Cinderella Kids
July 7-9, 14-16: Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Mainstage Theatre
Performances are Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm. After Labor Day, shows begin at 7pm. Adults $15, 12 & under $10.
June 16-18, 23-25: Footloose the Musical
June 30-July 2: Stars ‘n Stripes
July 7-9, 14-16: Bonnie & Clyde
July 21-23, 28-30: Hair
Aug 4-6, 11-13, 18-20: The Wizard of Oz

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