Sondheim fairy-tale mash-up. 3 pm; $49-$89.
Mayo PAC, Morristown ( mayoarts.org).
La Cage Aux Folles
Thru Feb 5 This Tony Award-winning musical
follows a gay couple, the owner and the star
of a drag nightclub in Saint-Tropez, who must
gain the approval of their ultra-conservative
newly extended family. The 1996 film The
Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan
Lane, is the South Beach version of this
French farce. Fri & Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm; $28.
The Broadway Theatre, Pitman
Feb 7-26 In this play exploring race, gender
and policing, an estranged couple meets at a
police station after their son is pulled over under
mysterious circumstances. Times and prices
vary. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick
Feb 9-10 This spoken-word group blends
hip-hop, theater and comedy. 10 am & 12: 30
pm; $5-$8. Victoria Theater, NJPAC, Newark
Thru Feb 12 The New Jersey Repertory
Company presents the world premiere of this
play about the drama that ensues when a family decides to repair and sell their prized 1967
Jaguar. Thurs-Fri, 8 pm; Sat, 3 & 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm;
$46-$50. Long Branch ( njrep.org).
Bedlam: Hamlet & Saint Joan
Thru Feb 12 Four actors from Bedlam, a New
York City-based theater company, perform
Shakespeare’s Hamlet and George Bernard
Shaw’s Saint Joan in a rotating schedule over
the course of a month. Times and prices vary.
McCarter Theater, Princeton ( mccarter.org).
Thru Feb 12 Set in Red Bank, this comedy
by Madeleine George finds laughs in climate
change. Diane, an ancient god masquerading as
an earthly gardener, sets out to convince four
New Jersey housewives to use her eco-friendly
landscape designs. Times and prices vary. Two
River Theater, Red Bank ( trtc.org).
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Feb 16-March 5 This play, subtitled The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by
Himself), is based on the real-life lies told by
an 18th-century traveler who claimed to have
ridden a giant turtle, discovered gold in New
Guinea, seen flying wombats and more. Fri-Sat,
8 pm; Sun, 2 pm; $20-$35. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center, Summit
Feb 17-March 5 The Centenary Stage Company
presents the world premiere of this O’Neill National Play wrights Conference finalist exploring
the meaning of family and a test of friendship.
Times vary; $27.50-$17.50. Sitnik Theater of the
Lackland PAC, Hackettstown
Feb 19-27 Adapted from Virginia Woolf’s
gender-bending novel, Orlando: A Biography, this
play follows an unaging hero-turned-heroine
who lives from the 16th to the 20th centuries as
a young man and then a woman. The performance on February 23 will be followed by a
Q&A. Times vary; $10-$15. Zella Fry Theatre,
Kean University ( keanstage.com).
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Feb 25-March 26 The Shakespearean comedy
features the bumbling courting exploits of Sir
John Falstaff, an over weight knight who also appears in both parts of Henry IV. Times and prices
vary. Two River Theater, Red Bank ( trtc.org).
I Comedy I
Feb 4 The former SNL cast member and current host of Late Night With Seth Meyers visits
Morristown as part of Drew University’s speaker
series. 8 pm; $45. Mayo PAC ( mayoarts.org).
Feb 9 The Livingston native and Hoboken
resident brings his hilarious anecdotes to Montclair. 8 pm; $39.50-$99.50. Wellmont Theater,
Montclair ( wellmonttheater.com).
Feb 9, 10 & 17 This Italian-American stand-up
comic was recently featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s
web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
7 & 9: 30 pm; $53.75-$83.75. NJPAC, Newark
Uncle Floyd Valentine’s Day Show
Feb 14 The Uncle Floyd Show aired from 1974
to 1998, featuring slapstick comedy and a
ventriloquist puppet named Oogie. Paterson
native Floyd Vivino visits Stanhope for a special
holiday edition. 6 pm; $15. Stanhope House
Feb 17 The Emmy Award-winning red-haired
comedian and talk-show host gives her biting
take on pop culture. 8 pm; $45-$65. Event Center at the Borgata, Atlantic City
Feb 17 & 18 Born in Asbury Park, Wendy Williams has hosted her own talk show since 2008.
In 2014, she also started performing stand-up
comedy. She visits the Borgata in Atlantic City
on February 17 ( 9 pm; $39.50-$45) and the State
Theatre in New Brunswick on February 18 ( 8 pm;
$45-$125). ( theborgata.com,
Feb 24 The Chester resident and former
Saturday Night Live actor known for his “Goat
Boy” sketches cracks jokes at the Count Basie
Theatre. 8 pm; $20-$35. Red Bank
Feb 25 The always-angry comedian visits the
State Theatre to offer his slant on current
events and pop culture. 8 pm; $35-$75. New
Brunswick ( statetheatrenj.org).
I Festivals I
Glimmerdark: The Mid winter Revel
Feb 3-7 Don your finest wings and sparkly one-sies for this special faerie festival. Embrace all
aspects of fae culture and folklore with special
events including a mead tasting, an Endless Tea
Party, Wild Rumpus Dragon Dance and Drum
Circle, knighting ceremonies, Q&A panels and
more. Adult 3-day pass, $65-$70; ages 10-17,
$25-$30; ages 9 and younger are free with paid
parent or guardian. Hyatt Regency, Princeton
Meadowlands Great Beer Expo
Feb 4 The seventh annual Great Beer Expo
features more than 150 beers from around the
world. Session 1, 12: 30-4 pm; Session 2, 5: 30-9
pm; $45; designated driver, $10. Meadowlands
Exposition Center, Secaucus
Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction
Feb 10-12 This annual three-day event auctions
more than 400 cars. Fri & Sat, 9 am- 7 pm; Sun,
9 am- 5 pm; $5-$25. Atlantic City Convention
Center ( acclassiccars.com).
Chocolate & Wine Trail Weekend
Feb 11-12 Visit participating wineries across the
state to sample paired chocolates and wines for
a special Valentine’s Day-themed treat. Times
and prices vary. ( newjerseywines.com).
Morristown Armory Antiques Show
Feb 25-26 Browse over 100 vendor booths
featuring furniture, art, pottery, rugs, books,
clothes, trunks, linens and more. Sat, 10 am- 6
pm; Sun, 11 am- 5 pm; $10. Morristown Armory
New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2017
Thru March 5 The Rutgers Film Co-op and the
New Jersey Media Arts Center present independent film screenings, filmmaking workshops,
special guest appearances by screenwriters and
more. Voorhees Hall film programs begin at 7
pm, and Ruth Adams Building programs begin at
6 pm. $9-$12. New Brunswick ( njfilmfest.com).
I Lectures I
Art Now Talk: Tracking Transience
Feb 21 After artist Hasan Elahi was
U. S. General Martin Dempsey
mistakenly interrogated for months by the
FBI in 2002, he created the ongoing project
Tracking Transience to explore themes of
identity politics, state surveillance and
immigration. 4: 30 pm. Wilson Auditorium,
Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Feb 23 Born in Jersey City, Dempsey retired
from his position as the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff for the Obama administration in
2015. Prior to that position, he was Chief of Staff
for the United States Army. 8 pm; tickets only
available as part of NJPAC’s Speaker Series.
NJPAC, Newark ( njpac.org).