Fall Theater
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Head to one of these local stages to catch a fall theater performance the kids will never forget.

ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE

60 Abe Voorhees Dr., Manasquan
732-528-9211

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
Oct. 26, 11 am
Little Blue Engine’s always had big dreams to leave the only train yard she’s ever known and pull big cars on the main track. One problem—she has to convince Big Silver she’s ready to be a main line engine. $10-15 per person.

BERGENPAC

30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
201-227-1030

Mutts Gone Nuts
Nov. 10, 1 pm
Comedy and canines come together for a show featuring four-legged cuties that’ll have your whole family wagging their tails. $19-29 per person.

HOPEWELL THEATER

5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell
609-466-1964

Family Matinee Halloween Edition: Casper
Oct. 26, 2:30 pm
Casper the friendly ghost haunts a mansion in Maine. When he meets Kat, he introduces her to a world of spirited adventures and antics. $6 per person.

JAY AND LINDA GRUNIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

1 College Dr., Toms River
732-255-0500

Pinkalicious: The Musical
Oct. 12, 1 pm
Despite her parents’ protests, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. The bad news? She’s pink from head to toe with Pinkititis! Now, she’s got to find a cure for her pink-loving ailment. $15-20 per person.

McCARTER THEATRE CENTER

91 University Pl., Princeton
609-258-2787

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Oct. 15-Nov. 3, times vary
Get your crew into the Halloween spirit by seeing Frankenstein come to life. It’s not quite spooky season until you hear Mary Shelley’s infamous story of power, experimentation and humanity. $25-80 per person.

Harlem 100
Nov. 6, 7:30 pm
The Harlem Renaissance brought legendary artists like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to the forefront of music. Now, 100 years later, learn about and listen to the sounds of these music legends. $25-55 per person.

MPAC

100 South St., Morristown
973-539-8008

Disney Junior Holiday Party On Tour!
Nov. 9, noon and 4 pm
Kids can sing and dance to Disney Junior songs and holiday classics with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plus see a special guest: Santa Claus! $39-59 per person.

NJPAC

1 Center St., Newark
1-888-466-5722

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
Oct. 4-6, times vary
Join Elmo, magician extraordinaire Justin and their friends as they put on a magic show for the neighborhood. But there’s one problem—Elmo doesn’t know how to use magic! $26-131 per person.

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, times vary
It’s all about pirates in Adventure Bay. After discovering a secret treasure map, Ryder and the PAW Patrol gang travel to rescue Cap’n Turbot. $23-79 per person.

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
908-725-3420

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Nov. 23, 8 pm
This abridged and revised version of Shakespeare’s works features all 37 plays in 97 minutes. Three men in tights will work their way through his comedies and tragedies—plus whatever else ensues. $30-40 per person.

SHEA CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
973-720-2371

The Wolves
Oct. 22-27, times vary
Follow an all-American indoor soccer team of young women as they bond over shared experiences and tough questions. $10-15 per person.

SOPAC

1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
973-313-2787

Rumpelstiltskin
Nov. 16, 2 pm
When the king learns of a young girl who can spin straw into gold, he locks her in a room and demands she keep spinning for him. Find out what happens when a strange man shows up, claiming he can do the impossible—for a price. $20 per person.

STATE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY

15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
732-246-7469

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
Oct. 26, 3 and 7 pm
Original host Joel Hodgson and robots Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy will screen the 1986 martial arts film No Retreat, No Surrender as the matinee, then Circus of Horrors for the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. $29-55 per person.

The SpongeBob Musical
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, times vary
This iconic yellow sponge is bringing comedy, along with square pants and a cast of pals including Patrick Squidward and Sandy to NJ. $40-98 per person.

STUDIO PLAYERS

14 Alvin Pl., Upper, Montclair
973-744-9752

Into The Woods
Weekends Nov. 2-17, 8 pm Fri.-Sat., 3 pm Sun.
What happens when children listen to classic fairy tales? This librarian aims to find out, along with Cinderella, Rapunzel and other classic characters in this reinvention of the original show. $25 per person.

TWO RIVER THEATER

21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400

Love in Hate Nation
Nov. 9-Dec. 1, times vary
When 16-year-old Savannah is sent to National Reformatory School for Girls in the ’60s, she meets Sheila and attempts to break free of social norms with music. $28-58 per person.

UCPAC

1601 Irving St., Rahway
732-499-8226

Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate
Nov. 10, 11:30 am and 4 pm
Bring your kids to this Nick Jr. show to learn about the power of sibling bonds. Tickets include a meet and greet. $12 per person.