New Jersey has become an important role in the history of the United States. Even before the European settlers came, the place where the city now stands has long been inhabited by Native Americans. In fact, studies suggest that there have been Native American settlements in the area as far back as 2,800 years ago. With such a long history, it is not surprising that the place has played an important role in the birth and development of the American nation.
Even today the importance of the state can still be felt in many ways. It is one of the smallest yet at the same time it is also one of the most populous states in the country. That means a lot of people are flocking to its cities. The state is also an important cultural centre. There are many theatre and dance companies within the state and if you are the kind of person who enjoys theatre productions then you would find a visit there to be quite interesting.
New Jersey has both benefited and lost a lot in terms of its reputation as a place for theatregoers because of its proximity to New York City. So some people don’t know that there is a thriving theatre scene there. There are many performances there that you might want to check out. It would be a step outside the typical path for a fan of the stage.
If you would like to explore this option, here are some of the upcoming theatre productions in New Jersey:
Room 17B by Parallel Exit – This isn’t exactly the kind of dish that you would expect from Broadway, but if you’re after humour then this is a good bet. The performance combines the physical humour of the silent with the dry and spare British style of comedy.
A Year with frog and Toad – This tale follows the adventures of the two friends Frog and Toad as they go through with discoveries in life. You can catch this at the Centenary Theatre.
Under a Montana Moon – If you are into the Avant-garde then this production should be included in your list. This is a presentation of the award winning silent play, a collection of stories all acted out in silence, under western skies. Catch it at the Lackland Centre.
The Nutcracker by The New jersey Civic Youth Ballet – Catch the yearly presentation of the timeless classic at the Lackland Centre. The cast is comprised of 60 talented young dancers from three counties.