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Spring! Theatre! In Nyack, Rockland and North Jersey

by Ashley Tedino

Too much drama in your life? Maybe it’s time to add some singing and dancing, too. Here’s a list of local productions on stage this Spring all within an hour’s drive of Nyack.

Smokey Joe's CafeSMOKY JOES CAFÉ: Elmwood Playhouse

MAY 16-JUNE 14 2014
Fridays and Saturdays 8p; Sundays 2p

Wear your dancing shoes to travel back to the days of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Tickets are selling out fast for Smoky Joes Café which includes a celebration of rock & roll and rhythm & blues. Some of your favorite songs will be brought back to life in this live performance such as, “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,”and “Yakety Yak.”Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students except Saturday. Buy tickets online or call (845) 353-1313. Elmwood Playhouse is located at 10 Park St, Nyack, NY.


May 16-JUNE 8 2014
Thursdays 7:30p; Fridays 8p; Saturdays 4p & 8p; Sundays 2p

This comedy showcases two sisters Mary and Margaret who get a knock on their door from a young evangelist. The sisters forget about their southern charm and try to come up with a way to get the evangelist to leave. You will be laughing as the sisters try to stick to their faith and their morals. For more information and tickets, visit The Penguin Rep Theatre is located at 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point ,NY.

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR: The Antrim Players

JUNE 6-JUNE 28 2014
Fridays and Saturdays 8p; Sundays 2p

You will be both laughing and crying during this show. We are taken into the lives of four mentally challenged men and are shown how they live their lives. These men each have busy lives whether starting a business or falling in love but they always have each other’s backs. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Buy tickets online or call the box office at (845) 354-9503. The Antrim Playhouse is located at 15 Spook Rock Rd. in Wesley Hills, NY.

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL: Bergen County Players Inc.

MAY 3-JUNE 1 2014
Fridays and Saturdays 8p; Sundays 2p

Judy’s third grade daughter Tina has it all – the looks, the moves, and the voice. Tina really wants the lead role in her school play and will get help from her talent agent in order to be the star. More laughs are in store when we are introduced to the school teacher and the personal assistant. Tickets are $22 for all shows. Buy tickets online or call the box office at (201) 261-4200. The Bergen County Players are located at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ.

SPRING AWAKENING: The Garage Theatre Group

MAY 22-JUNE 1 2014
Thursday-Saturday 8p; Sunday 3p

This Tony Award winning play focuses on the lives of several teenagers who are discovering their sexuality during the late 19th Century German culture. This play is recommended for adults, not for children. Tickets are $27.50 (+$2.37 fee) for adults and $24 (+$2.20 fee) for seniors and students with ID. Buy tickets online at The Becton Theatre is located on the Farleigh Dickinson University Campus at 960 River Rd. Teaneck, NJ.


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