1. CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY @ The Lackland Performing Arts Center –
LOCATION: 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-1113
PHONE: 908 979 0900
Centenary Stage Company produces full-scale productions with its mainstage Equity Company and with the Young Performers Workshop, as well as offering concerts and special events in the new state of the art Lackland Center featuring a 485-seat theatre and a 120-seat Black Box space for smaller productions.
2. DuBOIS THEATRE @ Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts – Blair Academy
LOCATION: 2 Park Place, Blairstown NJ, 07825
PHONE: 908 362 6126
Blair’s lively arts scene features student concerts and theatrical productions, professional art exhibits in the Romano Gallery, annual Bartow Series performances and workshops, and more. Our community celebrates the arts, and we encourage everyone to experience and participate in our many on-campus arts events.
3. HOPEWELL THEATER https://hopewelltheater.com/
LOCATION: 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525-2019
PHONE: 609 466 1964
Hopewell Theater is a 180-seat theater we feature independent films, live music, comedy and performances. With flexible seating options, from intimate banquette table seating to traditional fixed theater seats, as well as a balcony
4. NEWTON THEATRE “The Newt” –
LOCATION: 234 Spring Street, Newton NJ, 07860
PHONE: 973 940-NEWT
The Newton Theatre is a beautifully restored 600 seat performing arts center in the heart of Sussex County, presenting diverse programming, including world-renowned music acts, comedians, family shows and much more, in an intimate setting. Iconic performers such as Judy Collins, Lyle Lovett, Kansas, Arlo Guthrie, Jon Anders. on, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra have all graced the stage.
5. PAX AMICUS CASTLE THEATRE – http://www.paxamicus.com/about.htm
LOCATION: 23 Lake Shore Road
Bud Lake, NJ 07828
PHONE: 973 691-2100
Pax Amicus is a first-rate community theatre specializing in contemporary comedies, dramas, and musicals for the public with cast-calls open to all adults over the age of 16.
6. ROY’S HALL – https://royshall.org
LOCATION: PO Box 548, 30 Main Street,
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Roy’s Hall is a forum for artists who best exemplify world traditions, reflect contemporary trends and explore artistic frontiers, and by nurturing the artistic and cultural life of its own community in and around the Skylands region of New Jersey.
7. RUTHERFURD HALL – https://rutherfurdhall.org/event/spring-arts-festival/
LOCATION: 1686 Country Road 517
Hackettstown, NJ 0784
PHONE: 908 280-3654
Rutherfurd Hall is a cultural center and museum owned and managed by the Allamuchy Township Board of Education. For ten years it has provided educational and enrichment programs to the public. Information regarding Rutherfurd Hall consort series and theatrical performances please see our calendar.
8. SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE – https://www.shawneeplayhouse.org
LOCATION: 552 River Road,
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
PHONE: 570 421-5093
The Shawnee Players, consisting mainly of local actors and actresses, performed here to enthusiastic audiences from 1904 to World War II. In 1943, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians began to broadcast their famous radio programs from the Hall.
9. THE SHERMAN THEATER https://shermantheater.com/
LOCATION: 524 Main Street,
PHONE: 570 420-2808
The Sherman Theater first debuted on January 7th, 1929; exposing the Stroudsburg area to newfound cultural beginnings on opening night with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Through the decades, the theater became the central point of the community. The Sherman Theater is proud to have served our community by featuring demanded artists, assisting in the betterment of the community, and always having our doors open for the public!
10. THE STANHOPE HOUSE https://stanhopehousenj.com/
LOCATION: 45 Main St,
Stanhope, NJ 07874-2626
PHONE: 973 347 7777
The Stanhope House is a small venue located in a quiet New Jersey town. In the past, it focused on blues music, but now shows range from rap to pop punk and folk. Be sure to check out the beer garden during the warmer months!
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
My name is Marybeth Journe, I feel blessed to be living in this part of New Jersey. I have enjoyed this community taking advantage of the lakes and woods. Always supporting the local businesses that make this my home. As a local artist myself, I know many of our residence if not by name, at least by sight. I feel comfortable interviewing others. I have worked for The Paulinskill Valley Chronical where I provided articles, photographs and billing. I consider myself an artist, journalist, naturalist, gardener and a teacher for the YMCA Camp Mason. I look forward to the work ahead