Villagers Theatre

Villagers Theatre
475 Demott Lane
732-873-2710

Mission Statement :
The Villagers Theatre was founded in 1960 by twenty people who dedicated their organization to bringing ongoing cultural enrichment to the Central New Jersey Area. For over forty years, the Villagers Theater has been providing quality entertainment and community service to Franklin Township. We constantly strive to provide a diversity of theater styles and encourage the participation of a broad spectrum of the population. There are numerous opportunities to participate at the Villagers, either as part of the audience, part of the productions or as part of our business operations and we hope to see you at the Villagers soon.

History:
The Villagers Theatre was founded in 1960 by twenty people who dedicated their organization to bringing ongoing cultural enrichment to the Central New Jersey Area. For over forty years, the Villagers Theater has been providing quality entertainment and community service to FranklinTownship.

The Villagers presented their first production in October of 1960 in the Van Middlesworth barn behind what is currently Oconners Restaurant.   By January 1961 the group swelled to over one hundred people as the Villagers became involved in plays, musicals, children’s theatre, puppet shows, variety shows, playwriting and art contests.  The Villagers used the Van Middlesworth’s barn until 1979 when the property was sold and the building converted to commercial use.

Rather than search for a new home, the Villagers, at that time lead by Ron Schapow, decided to build their own.  They convinced to township to lease them a piece of swampy ground in the back corner of what would eventually become the Municipal Complex.   It was on this spot that the Villagers erected NJ’s first purpose built community theater in the history of the state.

The new theater, a prefabricated metal barn, opened in 1980.  This “new barn” was the Villagers home for the next seven years, until changing fire code and access laws forced the Villagers to close their building.  Rather than give up and move, the Villagers rallied the township residents and raised over $250,000 to renovate and expand the Villagers theatre into the facility that it is today.  The renovated Villagers Barn Theatre opened its doors in September 1988.  The main theater seats 222 people and the Black Box Theater holds 100 spectators.  The building is both air-conditioned and fully accessible for the disabled.


Upcoming Events at Villagers Theatre

Performance - Hand to God

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
The Villagers Theatre
Somerset, NJ
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Performance - Hand to God

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Villagers Theatre
Somerset, NJ
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Performance - Hand to God

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Villagers Theatre
Somerset, NJ
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Performance - Hand to God

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
The Villagers Theatre
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 12:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Into the Woods, Jr

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:00pm
Somerset, NJ
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Recent News

Villagers Theatre 2019-2020 Season Brochure!

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Villagers Theatre Announcing Our 2019 - 2020 Season

MAIN STAGEHand to Godby Robert AskinsDirected by Mark KaletOpening Date: 09/13/2019Closing Date: 09/22/2019After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious,…

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Villagers Theatre Announces Auditions for 'Pippin'

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Roger O. HirsonOriginally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart OstrowDirected on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse2013 Broadway Revival Directed by Diane PaulusOrchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry…

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Auditions for Shrek, the Musical

Shrek, the MusicalMusic by Jeanine TesoriBook & Lyrics by David Lindsey-AbaireBased on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, 'Shrek: The Musical' brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the…

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2019 Summer Theatre Arts Program for Grades 2-7 or 7-11 at Villagers Theatre

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KidsVill Once On This Island Jr. opens this Saturday, March 9

Authors/Playwrights: Lynn AhrensLyrics By: Lynn AhrensMusic By: Stephen FlahertyONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans…

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Villagers Theatre New Playwrights Series 2019

New Playwrights Series 2019Produced by Lluana JonesThe New Playwrights Series is staged readings of original works.  Performances will be held one Monday every month at Villagers Theatre from March until June.  Here are this year's…

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Villagers Theatre: Additional Night of Auditions

There will be one additional night of auditions for "The Diary of Anne Frank"Wednesday, December 197:00-9:00pmAdult roles only!  See below for detailsThe Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert HackettDirected by Joyce…

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One Warm Coat Drive at the Villagers Theatre

Our Annual One Warm Coat DriveGet TicketsWinter Coat DriveNovember 30 - December 18Villagers Theatre Will Be Hosting a Coat Drive For All Winter Productions!Villagers One Warm Coat DrivePlease join the Villagers Family in helping those in need this…

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Audition Announcement in Speed the Plow

Villagers Theatre is proud to announce Auditions for Speed the Plow by David MametDirected by Gerry AppelAudition DatesFriday, November 16 at 7pm Tuesday, November 20 at 7pmPerformance DatesJanuary 18 through 27Friday and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at…

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2019 - 2020 Season Submissions

The Villagers Board of Trustees, and the Production Selection Committee, is seeking potential Directors for our 2019-2020 season. Please forward this to those whom may be interested.Initially, Directors are asked to submit a simple list of the…

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Villagers Theatre Calling All Playwrights!

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES 2019See your work performed in a live staged reading!Villagers Theatre in Somerset, Franklin Township NJ is now accepting submissions for the 2019 New Playwrights Series. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in…

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New Playwrights Series 2019

See your work performed in a live staged reading!Villagers Theatre in Somerset, Franklin Township NJ is now accepting submissions for the 2019 New Playwrights Series. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in the Zaidi Black Box Theatre…

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Villagers Theatre is Proud to Announce Auditions for A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol

Villagers Theatre is excited to announce open auditions for the 2018 holiday Kidsvill production of the "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol", by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 12:00 noon and…

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Villagers Theatre News: September 7, 2018

Our TownAuthor:  Thornton WilderNo curtain. No scenery. No props. Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" explores daily life in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire in the early 20th century. This pulitzer prize winning meta-theatrical play, comes to life…

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Villagers MMM Fall 2018 Registration

Saturday WorkshopMiniature Musical MakersFall 2018 - Grades 4-8Disney's NewsiesDirected by Corey RubelNovember 30, December 1 & 2, 2018 For online registration information visithttps://goo.gl/forms/RQDZXm152zZx9zhY2 Production…

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Auditions - Alice in Wonderland Jr. 2018

Villagers Theatre is proud to announce Auditions for Alice in Wonderland Jr.Directed by Devin Massih Audition DatesSunday, August 12th from 6-9pm Monday, August 13th from 6:30-9pmCallbacks Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30-9pm Please prepare an upbeat…

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Wedding Singer Auditions Villagers

Villagers Theatre is excited to announce open auditions for a fall 2018 production of the The Wedding Singer, a musical by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, and Tim Herlihy, based on the 1998 film of the same name.Performances are scheduled for Friday…

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Auditions - Our Town 2018

Villagers Theatre is proud to announce Auditions for Our Town by Thornton Wilder 1901 to 1913. Grover's Corners, New Hampshire near Massachusetts. Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the…

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Auditions - TeensVill 2018

American IdiotBook and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong Book by Michael MayerLyrics and Music by Green Day The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly…

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All Shook Up Presented by Villagers Teen Ensemble

Book by Joe DePietroProduction Crew:Program Director: Corey RubelDirector/Choreographer: Devin MassihAsst. Director: Jess KimberlinMusical Director: Adam GoodShow Description:Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It's 1955, and into…

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Submissions for the Villagers Theatre 2018 New Playwrights Series

The Villagers Theatre in Franklin Township, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2018 New Playwrights Series. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in the Zaidi Black Box Theatre March - June 2018.  The selected playwrights are…

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Villagers Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season

Main Stage: Equus - October 6-22 directed by Jonathan WierzbickiAvenue Q - November 3-19 director by Christopher GuellPeter and the Starcatcher - February 2-18 directed by Nicholas WainwrightGuess Who's Coming to Dinner - March 23-April 15th…

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AUDITIONS - HEATHERS THE MUSICAL School Edition

Villagers Theatre is proud to announce auditions for their summer TeensVill production of "Heathers: The Musical - High School Edition" Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful…

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3 One Act Plays by Christopher Durang

Authors/Playwrights: Christopher DurangThe Actor’s NightmareHaving casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what…

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Auditions for Equus for June 11-12, 2017

AUDITION DATES:Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 pmMonday, June 12 - 7:00 pm  CALLBACK DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -7:00 pm Callbacks by invitation only PRODUCER: Marie Fiorello DIRECTOR:  Jonathan Wierzbicki STAGE MANAGER:  Francine Mondi  PRODUCTION…

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Performance - Anything Goes

MINIATURE MUSICAL MAKERS presents ANYTHING GOES DECEMBER 2, 3 & 4, 2016 Directed by Corey RubelMusically Directed by Francois SuhrChoreographed by Jillian Kimberlin Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The…

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Performance - Seussical the Musical

VILLAGERS TEEN ENSEMBLE  presents SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL DECEMBER 9, 10 & 11, 2016 Directed by Corey RubelAssistant Directed by Devin MassihMusically Directed by Francois Suhr   The plot of the show mirrors that of Horton Hears a Who!,…

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YBR Committee Meeting and Fundraiser September 22, 2016

For nearly sixty years, The Villagers have offered actors, artistic staff, and technical staff the opportunity to practice their craft.  Unlike other theaters that require membership or insurance fees, we have never asked you to pay anything to be…

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Villagers Theatre is Seeking Volunteers As Box Office Staff or Assistant Producers

Villagers Theatre is seeking dependable individuals to volunteer their time for two key positions:Box Office Staff - Serve in the Box Office during performances selling tickets and serving as our customer service representativeAssistant Producers -…

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Villagers Theatre is Seeking Daytime Volunteers to Help Build Sets

Our Master Carpenter Guy Suabedissen, has been doing a fantastic job coordinating and supervising our set building process, for the majority of our productions.His team works tirelessly during daytime hours, to finish the design, construction and…

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Villagers Theatre Is Seeking Daytime Volunteers To Help Build Sets

Our Master Carpenter Guy Suabedissen, has been doing a fantastic job coordinating and supervising our set building process, for the majority of our productions.His team works tirelessly during daytime hours, to finish the design, construction and…

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Performance: Bring It On the Musical

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VILLAGERS THEATRE The Villagers Theatre proudly presents Bring It On the Musical, July 29 through August 14, 2016.  This production is produced by Donna Kimberlin (North Brunswick) and Jaime Moritz (North Brunswick), directed…

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This Weekend Only: Villagers Senior Performing Arts Festival

Lively variety show starring seniors aged 55+. Musical numbers include "My Way," "Bring Him Home," "Old Man River," and "Coming to America." Dance routines by the Franklin High Steppers and the Hillsborough Rockettes and Rocket.  Returning singers…

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Villagers Theatre Presents: Young Frankenstein

Playwrights:Mel Brooks, Thomas MeehanMusic and Lyrics By:Mel BrooksDescription: It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick…

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Summer Theatre Arts at Villagers Theatre

VILLAGERS SUMMER THEATRE ARTS 2016 is looking forward to an amazing summer! THEATRE ARTS MINI-WEEK June 27 - July 1  All ages welcome — 6-16 Come for a day or stay for the whole week, think of it as camp BEFORE camp! Every day will have…

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Villagers Theatre Yellow Brick Road

Our Yellow Brick Road Fund Raising CampaignNeeds Your Support Now   Our Goal................ $ 250,000   Raised to Date....... $   14,000   Still Needed........... $ 236,000        Your $125 personalized yellow brick purchase will help…

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Villagers Theatre’s Survey Feud

Enjoy one of your favorite TV game shows! Albeit with a different format and name... Villagers Theatre's SURVEY FEUD!Our Feud Hosts, will select audience members at random, to become members of each Family Team (not necessarily related - all team…

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Comedyvill Comedy Show

Join Villagers Theatre as we host three of the funniest people in New Jersey for this Special Comedy Event! We promise you'll laugh your (insert body part) off! After the show enjoy a cheesy wine reception.Joan Weisblatt (host) - Joan left the…

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Villagers Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season

MAINSTAGE:September 2016BAREFOOT IN THE PARKDirected by Matt LafargueNovember 2016TITANICDirected by Matt MuccigrossiFebruary 2017ALTAR BOYZDirected by Khy GarnerApril 2017AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTYDirected by Courtney KingJune 2017THE WIZARD OF OZDirected…

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Standing Ovations Continue for Blood Brothers at Villagers Theatre - Final Weekend!

Come and experience why!Final weekend!Other audience comments:Superb! Awesome! Amazing! Terrific Cast!Heartbreaking!Performance Dates/Times:Opens: Feb 5 2016Closes: Feb 21 2016Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 2pmTicket Prices:Reserved seating - $20 Adult$18…

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Villagers Theatre Seeking A Mid-Teens Actor To Play 'Bomber' In Theproduction Of 'Picnic'

Picnic production at Villagers Theatre, is seeking a mid teens actor to play the role of BomberOur show Picnic is cast, with the exception of a male mid teens actor to play the role of "Bomber". The role has about 15 lines at the beginning of the…

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Villagers Theatre is seeking a Prop Master/Coordinator for Picnic

Production Crew is listed at: http://www.villagerstheatre.com/viewproductions/2016-picnic/We still have a need for a Prop Master/Coordinator.No experience necessary - but it certainly helps to have back stage experience!The Prop Master (or…

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Villagers Theatre Adds a Performance of 'Fences'

Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues, now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his…

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Audition Notice for Dear Edwina, Jr.

Reading/Song Requirements:Come in with ANY upbeat Broadway song! (A verse and a chorus). Show us your personality and have fun!Rehearsal Dates/Times:January 24th through March 2nd 2016, starting at 7pm. Sundays through Wednesdays (specific cast…

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Villagers Theatre is Seeking Directors for their 2016-2017 Season

The Villagers Board of Trustees, and the Production Selection Committee, is seeking potential Directors for our 2016-2017 season. Please forward this to those whom may be interested.Initially, Directors are asked to submit a simple list of the…

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‘Picnic’ at Villagers in Feb/Mar/Apr 2016 - Seeks Additional Crew

We have 3 nights of auditions January 26, 27 and 28th 2016. We need a few people to act as monitors (helping to coordinate the auditions and forms/pictures/process) - no experience necessary. I also need a few people to help "read" from the script…

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A Tuna Christmas - Fundraising Special Event

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual…

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Les Miserables, School Edition

VILLAGERS THEATRE is proud to present Les Misérables School Edition Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg  Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer  Original French text by Alain Boublil       and Jean-Marc…

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Mary Poppins Jr. presented by Villagers Theatre

VILLAGERS THEATRE is proud to present MARY POPPINS JR. In collaboration with Disney Theatrical Group Presented through special arrangements with       Music Theatre International Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M.…

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Volunteer Open House at Villagers Theater

Come join us at our Volunteer Open House and see how you can become involved in our exciting and fun organization - Villagers Theatre! Meet new people and learn new skills!Learn what it's like to:- Sell tickets in the Box Office- Sell food/drink in…

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Villagers Theatre

An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage…

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Villagers Theatre Presents A VIP Series Production: Spike Heels

Pygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three Back Bay types: a writer, a…

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Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids Benefit

presented byVillagers TheatreCast of The Who's Tommy!BROADWAY BACKWARDSSunday, August 2, 2015 - 7:00pmOne Night Only - All tickets $10Join us for a fun evening at the Villagers as we host the 7th Annual cabaret to raise money for Broadway Cares…

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Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids Benefit

presented byVillagers TheatreCast of The Who's Tommy!BROADWAY BACKWARDSSunday, August 2, 2015 - 7:00pmOne Night Only - All tickets $10Join us for a fun evening at the Villagers as we host the 7th Annual cabaret to raise money for Broadway Cares…

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Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids Benefit at Villagers Theatre

presented byVillagers TheatreCast of The Who's Tommy!BROADWAY BACKWARDSSunday, August 2, 2015 - 7:00pmOne Night Only - All tickets $10Join us for a fun evening at the Villagers as we host the 7th Annual cabaret to raise money for Broadway Cares…

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Villagers Theatre presents The Who's Tommy, A Rock Musical

The Who's Tommy, A Rock Musical Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon    July 24 –…

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Villagers Theatre Announcing Our 2015-2016 Season!

Main Stage The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940Playwright - John Bishop Opens 09/11/15 - Closes 09/27/15 Directed by Judi Parrish An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking…

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Show - The Who's Tommy

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and…

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Edges, The Musical Final Weekend

EDGES is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting new show about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul-2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients-in their sophomore year at the University…

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Villagers Theatre Announces New Season 2015-2016

Villagers Theatre Announces their 2015-2016 Season!!Well...sort of...We want you to guess the season!!And we'll even give you a prize if you do! Visit www.villagerstheatre.com/game to playThe official announcement of Villagers 2015-2016 Season will…

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Performance - Inherit The Wind

Directed by: Guy SuabedissenA gripping drama based on the Scopes “Monkey Trial”, the clash of earnest fundamental beliefs with evolutionary science and freedom of thought, not just the ideas but the flesh and blood people embroiled in the…

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Villagers Theatre News - March 20, 2015

INHERIT THE WINDOpens 3/27/15 - Closes 4/19/15A gripping drama based on the Scopes "Monkey Trial", the clash of earnest fundamental beliefs with evolutionary science and freedom of thought, not just the ideas but the flesh and blood people embroiled…

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Seeking Ensemble for Cast of Inherit The Wind on the Mainstage at Villagers Theatre

Ensemble Actors immediately needed for Inherit the WindVillagers Theatre in Somerset is looking for ensemble actors for its upcoming production of "Inherit the Wind." No monkey business!Director Guy Suabedissen is looking for a total five ensemble…

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Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd! at Villagers Theatre

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th…

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Volunteers Needed for KidsVill Pale Pink Dragon

Costume and Props help needed for Pale Pink DragonVillagers is seeking volunteers to assist with costumes and props for our upcoming KidsVill show Pale Pink Dragon. If interested please…

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Villagers Audition Notice - Sweeney Todd

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th…

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150 Central Concert - 'Hearts on Fire'

150Central is a Contemporary Christian band that began its roots in ministry at the Catholic Community of St. Matthias, Somerset, NJ. The band brings you a two-hour, multimedia experience featuring a diverse selection of original compositions as…

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Performance - Anything Goes

Launch a quirky boy-meets-girl romance aboard an ocean liner sailing from New York to London in the 1930s and Anything Goes. This musical comedy, with a stateroom-full of slapstick, tap dancing and forbidden flirtation, follows lovesick stowaway,…

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Pavlovian Dog Show Presents: A Great Night for the Whig Party

The Pavlovian Dog Show is a trio of New Jersey performers who have come together to write silly, smart, and original comedy sketches guaranteed to have you rolling. From Batman to Star Wars, from ancient Rome to your high school reunion, there’s…

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Gypsy Auditions - Open Call For Teensvill 2014

The Villagers Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the TeensVill 2014 Production of "GYPSY"! This production is directed by Corey Rubel, musical directed by François Suhr, and choreographed by Jillian Kimberlin. GYPSY is a musical fable with…

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Villagers Theatre Presents High School Musical 2

MINATURE MUSICAL MAKERS presents HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 Book by  David Simpatico Songs by  Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts and Bryan…

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Asian Actor Needed for Staged Reading

For Villagers staged reading of "Scapegoat" written by Leroy Barry and directed by Danielle Barry Male RoleCommander Hashimoto: Asian Strict and curious Rehearsals Thursday April 10, Saturday April 19Performance Date Monday April 21 Please send…

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Villagers New Playwrights Series Seeking Actors

Villagers New Playwrights Series is seeking actors for May 19th staged reading of "Her Dream, My Nightmare" by Tiffany L. Wilson. Production is light commitment - only one performance (Monday May 19th) and minimal rehearsal. If interested please…

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Villagers Audition Notice - Anything Goes

Villagers Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for their final musical of the 2013-2014 season, Anything Goes!Audition Dates: Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 6:00PM Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 7:00PM Callback Date: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at…

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Villagers is Seeking Ticket Booth Attendees

Villagers Theatre is seeking new volunteers to be ticket booth attendees on some weekends. This may include some Fridays/Saturdays 6:30pm to about 8:30pm and some Sundays 12:30pm to about 2:30pm. You would get to pick the days that you are…

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Performance - Emma and the Lost Unicorn

Rainey, a unicorn, is really a bewitched prince who has been banished to the Fabled Forest by the warlock, Kodak. The prince can only return home if someone solves more riddles than the warlock and discovers Kodak's secret weakness. A surprise twist…

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Villagers is Seeking a Stage Manager for Falsettos

Villagers Theatre is seeking a Stage Manager for its Black Box production of "Falsettos". Ideally the SM will be experienced.Producer: Joe BuzDirector: Darren NyeMusical Director: Rory Chalcraft (also MD for LSH)If you are interested, please contact…

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Performance - Falsettos

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the jaunty tale of Marvin who leaves his wife and…

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Villagers Audition Notice - Triple Play

Villagers Theate and 624 Productions - Triple Play One, Two, Three strikes you're dead. Villagers Theater in conjunction with 624 productions is having open auditions for Triple Play, an original murder mystery written by Tom Baldinger. The play…

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Villagers Audition Notice for Wrong Window

Villagers Theatre are pleased to announce auditions for our production of Van Zandt and Milmore's hilarious Hitchcock spoof "Wrong Window". This madcap production will require much physical comedy. Be warned...Director/Producer: Directed by: Eric…

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The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) A musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell premiered off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre. Musical of Musicals centers on a simple plot about an ingénue who can’t pay her rent, an evil landlord and…

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Show: Not Your Mother's Black Box

Special Event - Special Victims Join us for a night of comedy and music at The Villagers Theater. Stand-up comedy performances by various artists. Warning - this is Not Your [family friendly] Mother's Black Box show! Jerrold Benford, Dan Bocchino,…

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Little Shop of Horrors

Based on the 1960s cult film, this doo-wop musical follows hapless Seymour, a nerdy assistant florist, hopelessly longing for Audrey, his "dream girl," and an escape from Skid Row. Then he stumbles upon an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for…

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Show: The Last 5 Years

The Last Five Years charts the five-year relationship of Jamie and Cathy, two 20-something New Yorkers who fall head over heels in love. But in a city where professional and personal passions collide, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can…

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Villagers Teen Ensemble Fame the Musical!

The Villagers Teen Ensemble presents FAME, from the hit motion pictures, television series, and international stage success, FAME is nothing short of a global phenomenon.  Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the…

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Crystal and the Christmas Snowman

Here is a wonderful little show for our young audiences! Give your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews the gift of live theatre this Holiday Season! A delightful story guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. Sponsored by Cafe Amici on…

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Auditions For The Musical Of Musicals, The Musical

A musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric RockwellProduced by Joe BuzDirection/Musical Direction by Judi ParrishTHE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five…

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Volunteer Opportunities at Villagers Theatre A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line opens at Villagers Theatre on November 8, 2013.  We are in need of a few people to round out our production crew.  Needed is a spot operator for three Friday nights.  Also needed are two crew members to be on deck to…

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Submissions to Villagers 2014 New Playwrights Series

The Villagers Theatre in Franklin Township, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2014 New Playwrights Series. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in the Zaidi Black Box Theatre February - May 2014.  The selected playwrights are…

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Performance - Agnes of God

A play by John PielmeierProducer: Joe BuzDirector: Judi ParrishDr. Martha Livingstone: late 30's/early 40's; a woman in her child bearing years; chain smoker, intellectually passionate, very strong willed, questioning and persistent. Must be…

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Not Your Mother's Black Box Comedy Show

All proceeds for the special event will go toward the Villagers' General Operating fund for the upkeep of our facility.  Join us for a night of comedy and music at The Villagers Theater. Stand-up comedy performances by various artists. Warning…

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Villagers Theatre New Playwrights Series

Villagers New Playwrights Series closes its season with two staged readings: In Another Place Written by Laine Sutton Johnson Directed by Daniel Pino (in the Black Box) andWhere We Always Go Written by Brad Baron Directed by Arlene…

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Villagers Theatre Announces Reading Of Dustin Lance Black's New Play '8'

Villagers Theatre with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition…

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Seeking Sound Operator for The Lion in Winter

Villagers Theatre is seeking a sound operator for its production of The Lion in Winter, which opens on Friday, April 5, 2013.  The ideal candidate will be available for tech week and three weekends of performances ending on Sunday, April…

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Contemporary Sounds: A Night of Up and Coming Talent

Hosted by the Villagers Theatre Produced by Donna KimberlinDirected by Corey RubelMusical Direction by Carl PhillipsStage Managed by Jack Tomy Contemporary Sounds is a cabaret showcasing the talents of our local youth performers with all proceeds to…

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Cruise Into 2013! – New Year’s Eve Celebration

Directed by Patrick McGloneThis year, the Villagers will be setting sail on a fun-packed cruise into 2013! Ring in the New Year with our fun, and wacky, cruise staff as they present an action-packed show that rivals what you see on a cruise…

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Performance - Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr

Author and Playwrights: Doug WrightMusic by: Alan MenkenLyrics by: Howard Ashman and Glenn SlaterPlease join the Villagers Theatre and go "Under The Sea" as Miniature Musical Makers presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr !MMM, as you may…

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Villagers Theatre - Volunteer Day!

How? By becoming a Villagers Theatre volunteer.   Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Theatre and we would welcome you to join our family. What to do next?  Join us at Volunteers Day at Villagers Theatre!  Meet our Board members…

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Villagers Theatre and Playhouse 22 - Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Theater productions are usually performed in 1, 2, or 3 Acts.This weekend we would like you to help us perform Acts of Kindness as well. Villagers Theater and Playhouse 22 are reaching out to you who can make a difference the lives of those who…

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Now Accepting Submissions - New Playwright's Series 2013!

Attention New Playwrights and Directors! The Villagers Theatre, in Franklin Township, NJ, is accepting submissions for the 2013 New Playwrights Series. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in the Zaidi Black Box Theatre in 2013. …

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'Shadowlands' Auditions at Villagers Theatre"

Produced by Joe BuzDirected by Marie FiorelloBased on the true story of British philosopher and highly successful author of children's fantasies (The Chronicles of Narnia), C.S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, devout Anglican and reserved Oxford don,…

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'Into The Woods' Auditions at Villagers Theatre

Villagers Theatre will hold auditions for their November production of Into The Woods on Monday August 20th and Wednesday August 22nd at 7 pm. Callbacks, as needed, will be held Thursday, August 23rdOnce upon a time…Stephen Sondheim spun this Tony…

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