OCTOBER EVENTS GUIDE
Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer
Oct 17 & 18 These singer/ songwriters come
together for a fall national tour, stopping at
Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on October
17 (6: 30 pm; $39.50-$45) and Mayo PAC in
Morristown on October 18 ( 7 pm; $59-$125).
( starlandballroom.com, mayoarts.org).
Oct 21 The Grammy-winning trumpeter heats
up the stage with his fusion of jazz and pop. 8
pm; $20-$99.50. Wellmont Theater, Montclair
Oct 22 The “Come to My Window” rocker
releases her latest studio album, MEmphis Rock
and Soul, this month. 8 pm; $62-$112. Mayo
PAC, Morristown ( mayoarts.org).
Oct 26 Original members Michael Nesmith,
Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork released their
first album in two decades, Good Times!, in
May. Now the group (sans Nesmith, who is finishing a book) hits the tour circuit to celebrate
its 50th anniversary. 8 pm; $45-$85. State Theatre, New Brunswick ( statetheatrenj.org).
Oct 30 The “Un-break My Heart” R&B singer
plans to release Love, Marriage & Divorce Pt. II,
a collaboration with Babyface, by next year. 8
pm; $45-$125. State Theatre, New Brunswick
I Stage I
Oct 5-Nov 6 “Now is the winter of our discontent...” This famous line begins Shakespeare’s
second longest play (after Hamlet), where
Richard III, a power-hungry hunchback and
Duke of Gloucester, plots to take the throne by
murder and deceit. Times and prices vary. FM
Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Madison
Masters of Illusion
Oct 6 There are no camera tricks in this live
touring magic stage show. 8 pm; $39.50-$79.50.
Wellmont Theater, Montclair
Murder on the Nile
Oct 8 In one of Agatha Christie’s classics set
in the 1940s, newlyweds embark on a romantic
cruise down the Nile until one of them is murdered and the other is left with a pile of money.
7: 30 pm; $7-$43. Stockton PAC, Galloway
The Price is Right Live
Oct 8 & 21 “Come on down” at the interactive
stage version of the hit television game show at
the State Theatre in New Brunswick on October
8 ( 8 pm; $35-$55) and Mayo PAC in Morristown
on October 21 ( 8 pm; $49-$69). (statetheatrenj.
Bathing in Moonlight
Thru Oct 9 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Nilo Cruz tells the story of a young, struggling,
Cuban-American woman and a local priest
who shows her kindness. The pair contend with
the opposing pulls of passion and responsibil-
ity. Times and prices vary. McCarter Theatre,
Princeton ( mccarter.org).
Thru Oct 9 This influential work by Pulitzer
Prize-winner August Wilson looks into the exploitation of African-American recording artists
by the 1920s music industry. Times and prices
vary. Two River Theater, Red Bank ( trtc.org).
The How and the Why
Thru Oct 9 A promising evolutionary biologist is
put to the test by a leader in her field and faced
with questions and choices for which scientific
evidence is not enough. Times and prices vary.
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oct 13 The American Repertory Ballet performs
one of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies set in a
magical forest rules by fairies. 8 pm; ticket prices
TBA. State Theatre, New Bruns wick
Jesus Hopped the A Train
Oct 14-22 Two inmates in the maximum-securi-ty section of Riker’s Island prison debate crime
and punishment. Times and prices vary. Zella
Fry Theatre, Union ( keanstages.com).
Oct 22-30 The Roxey Ballet gives a futuristic
performance about artificial intelligence based
on Mary Shelley’s gothic work. Times vary; $37-
$42. Canal Studio Theater, Lambertville
Oct 28 & 30 The Atlantic City Ballet performs
their annual rendition of Bram Stoker’s classic
at the Strand Theater in Lakewood on October
28 and the Caesars Circus Maximus Theater in
Atlantic City on October 30. Read the behind-the-scenes story, Blood-Thirsty Ballerinas, on
page 46. ( acballet.org).
I Comedy I
Oct 5 & 13 The humor writer visits Mayo PAC in
Morristown on October 5 ( 8 pm; $39-$69) and
the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on October
13 ( 8 pm; $25-$69.50). ( mayoarts.org,
Atlantic City Comedy Festival
Oct 8 -9 This annual laugh fest hosts comedians
Mike Epps, Sheryl Under wood, Arnez J, Rickey
Smiley and others. 8 pm; $49-$125. Boardwalk
Hall, Atlantic City ( boardwalkhall.com).
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
Oct 15 The improvisational duo behind Whose
Line Is It Any way? take their act to the live stage. 8
pm; $25.50-$65. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank
Oct 28 The 30 Rock star visits Red Bank for
back-to-back show on his Picking Up the Pieces
tours. 7 & 9: 30 pm; $29-49. Count Basie Theatre
I Benefits I
EDITED BY BREANNE McCARTHY
Valley Goes Pink
Oct 1 Valley National Bank will
be kicking off Breast Cancer
Awareness Month with its
annual breast cancer walk that
raises funds for the Cure Breast
Cancer Foundation (CBCF).
The event will feature prize
drawings, a 50/50 raffle, free
food and beverages. 9 am. 1460
Valley Road, Wayne (
Heroes For Children 5K
Oct 1 The Heroes For Children
5K and Family Fun Run/ Walk
raises funds for children’s
advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams in all 21 New
Jersey counties. The event
includes activities for kids like
face painting, balloon art, crafts
and a $5 admission to the Turtle
Back Zoo, Codey Arena and
miniGOLF Safari on the day
of the event. 7: 30 am. South
Mountain Recreation Complex,
West Orange ( njcainc.org).
Oct 9 Clean Water Action’s
7th annual Autumn Toast to a
Healthy Environment will raise
funds to support the nonprofit’s
efforts to keep New Jersey’s
lakes, rivers, streams and ocean
free of pollution. The event will
include a wine-and-chocolate
tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a charity
auction, live jazz and more. 1 pm.
Pine Barrens Golf Course,
Jackson ( cleanwateraction.org).
Dancing With Survivors
Oct 15 Join others in a night
filled with music, dancing, food
and cocktails to celebrate a nationwide community of breast
cancer survivors while helping
those who are still in treatment
by raising money for the Pink
Fund. Breast cancer survivors
paired with professionally
trained dancers will ballroom
dance the night of the event.
7 pm. Beyer Ford, Morristown
Oct 23 Creature Comfort Pet
Therapy (CCPT) is a nonprofit
with the goal of providing a
network of dependable, caring
volunteers dedicated to sharing
their pets’ love by visiting people
in need of comfort or therapy.
Last year CCP T completed
3,000 pet-therapy visits. This
year’s event includes a champagne reception, silent auction,
raffle and brunch. 11 am- 2 pm.
Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park ( ccpettherapy.org).
Oct 27 Held every five years,
the 35th annual Ovation Gala
will bring together more than
350 artists, business leaders and
government representatives to
celebrate New Jersey theater
while raising funds for the
New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
6 pm reception. Pleasantdale
Chateau, West Orange