MILLVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Pushcart Player’s production of “Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” on March 28 at WheatonArts. This event is part of the New Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival that provides discounted and free theatre performances, workshops and, events for all ages throughout the month of March.
The Stages Festival offers over 100 performances, workshops, classes and events at the states professional theatres, performing arts centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, museums, and other community venues. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun. Since its inception 18 years ago, the program has served over 90,000 people.
“Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” is described by the theater company as an enchanting musical collection of the classic tales: “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “All’s Well That Ends Well,” told with a contemporary spin. Innovative settings and sing-along songs provide the perfect opportunity for involvement and participation in this fun theatre-going experience.
Show time is 2 p.m. in the WheatonArts Event Center. Reservations are suggested. For more information about the show, or to make a reservation, call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, ext. 100, or visit wheatonarts.org. To learn more about the Pushcart Players visit pushcartplayers.org. To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival visitwww.stagesfestival.org.
WheatonArts resumes its six-day operating schedule on April 1. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. Free to shop and stroll except during outdoor special events. For more information about WheatonArts exhibitions, programs and events, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org.
WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events and programs accessible to all visitors. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation and audience development. The Alliance provides member theatres and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs, assists member theatres in their growth and development – as well as in the promotion of their programs – helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides a variety of services to enhance their theatre-going experience.
The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional program sponsors are Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, PSE&G Foundation, and The Smart Family Foundation.
Additional program support has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Prudential Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation, and The George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation.
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