Music and Theater: 2017

Rich and varied, music in Northwest New Jersey is just the ticket for evenings that end on high notes. Your musical destination is never very far away and often the price can't be beat.


Tuesday, October 17 • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished career-driven journalist, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, October 19 • LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS. Rich vocal harmonies and arresting original songs The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, October 20 • BABYLON. Puppets bring to life seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Saturday, October 21 • PETER ROWAN. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Tuesday, October 24 • THE OTHER MOZART. The true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, October 26 • JAKE SHIMABUKURO. Ukulele virtuoso has redefined how people think of the instrument Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Thursday, October 26-29 • SONG & DANCE MEN. Tunes by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and the dance stylings of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and many more. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, October 28 • HAL KETCHUM. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, October 28 • THE TILLIE WALK. Narrated historical walk investigates Hackettstown 1886 murder Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, October 28 • THE CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Saturday, November 4 • LORRIE MORGAN. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, November 4-5 • NEW JERSEY BALLET. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, November 5 • MUTTS GONE NUTS!. A canine comedy stunt show like no other, featuring high-flying frisbee dogs, tightrope dogs, dancing dogs and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog! Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Thursday, November 9-12 • SEEGER: A MULTIMEDIA SOLO SHOW. Randy Noojin resurrects Pete Seeger, vocalizing a brilliant script, and projecting mesmerizing visuals. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, November 11 • JOAN OSBORNE. Songs of Bob Dylan Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, November 11-12 • CRANKIE STORYTELLING. A variety of shadow puppet crankies based on songs and tales. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Sunday, November 12 • GRANT STEWART AND 3 DIVAS. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Sunday, November 12 • THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Thursday, November 16-19 • MY NAME IS GIDEON: IM PROBABLY GOING TO DIE EVENTUALLY. With his banjo Rossana under his arms, Gideon invites you into his own living room on the stage. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Friday, November 17 • ROOMFUL OF BLUES. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Sunday, November 19 • NOBUNTO. A cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Saturday, November 25 • CELTIC THUNDER SYMPHONY TOUR . Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Tuesday, November 28 • THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM. This intimate solo piece is about living with Tourette's Syndrome. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, November 30 • TIM FARRELL. Fingerstyle guitar. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Saturday, December 2 • CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, December 2 • THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED). Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Sunday, December 3 • CHRISTMAS WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Tuesday, December 5 • IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, December 8 • THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, December 8-10 • NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Sunday, December 10 • HOUSTON PERSON WITH THE DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Sunday, December 10 • A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Nebraska Theatre Caravan The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Sunday, January 21 • BILL CHARLAP & PETER WASHINGTON. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Sunday, March 25 • HENDRIK MEURKENS QUARTET. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Sunday, April 22 • TONY DESARE. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138

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