Theater & Shows in West Orange

Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!" at Prudential Center on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!"

Prudential Center

$35.90 $18

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

Comedy Show for Two or Four with Wings or Mozzarella Sticks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's (Up to 54% Off)

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's

Springfield

$48.95 $25

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical" at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (Up to 55% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE!"

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

$49.95 $26

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Adapted from beloved children's books, the show teaches kids valuable lessons through fun songs and dances before postshow meet and greet

“Body Worlds: Pulse” Human-Anatomy Exhibit at Discovery Times Square (Up to 46% Off)

"Body Worlds"

Discovery Times Square

$23.41 $13

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Exquisitely preserved specimens show the inner workings of human anatomy, letting guests gaze at real muscles, nerves, and blood vessels

"Mamma Mia!" at Broadhurst Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

"Mamma Mia!"

Broadhurst Theatre

$99 $49

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me"

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos at Brick NYC on August 31 at 9 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$23.25 $12

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" at The Gene Frankel Theatre on August 29–September 6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"

The Gene Frankel Theatre

$19.98 $10

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Frank McGuinness drama weaves dark humor into the tale of three hostages—an Englishman, an Irishman, and an American—struggling to survive

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 52% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 2

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

$80.95 $39

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Christmas starts in August as the world-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new setpiece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

Standup for Two at Comic Strip Live (Up to 79% Off)

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

"Revolution In the Elbow," August 12–September 20 (Up to 55% Off)

"Revolution In the Elbow"

Minetta Lane Theatre

$77.80 $35

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Icelandic concept album with sweeping rock anthems becomes a lauded Off-Broadway production

"Stomp" at Orpheum Theater on August 16–September 21 (Up to 48% Off)

"Stomp"

Orpheum Theatre

$86.95 $45

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through September 28 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

$101.95 $66.50

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

"Drunk Shakespeare" at Quinn's Bar on August 14–September 26 (Up to 41% Off)

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Quinn's Bar

$37 $22

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One actor gets hammered while the rest stay mostly sober through whirlwind renditions of Shakespeare's plays

Unlock the Psychology of Dating with a Pair of Experts

Psychology of Dating Seminar

Upper West Side

$40 $40

Dating expert Nancy Slotnick and psychotherapist Dan Aferiat explain the science behind dating over drinks in a chic boutique

"This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, September 29-October 31 (Up to 33% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

$133.50 $89

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, September 24-October 31.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

$85 $49

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Parody of the bestselling "Fifty Shades of Grey" see original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on August 8–January 4 (Up to 51% Off).

"Wayra: Fuerza Bruta"

Daryl Roth Theatre

$99 $49

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

"Dead Sexy Burlesque" Admission and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Times Scare NYC (Up to 55% Off)

"Dead Sexy Burlesque"

Clinton

$40 $20

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Neo-burlesque performers put on titillating performances themed around monsters, zombies, and death

"702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical" for Two or Four at Broadway Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical

St. Luke's Theatre

$119 $49

Jackie Mason's daughter stars in comic musical about her parents' affair, her birth, and the subsequent paternity suit

Show and Drinks for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Tribeca Comedy Lounge (Up to 94% Off)

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

$50 $4

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Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

$16 for Two to See an Eight Is Never Enough Improv Show on Saturday at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ($40 Value)

Eight is NEVER Enough Improv

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Brazilian Dinner and Dancing for Two or Four at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) (Up to 65% Off)

S.O.B.'s ( Sounds of Brazil )

SoHo

$170 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

The Awesome '80s Prom for One Ticket at 42West (Up to 46% Off) 

The Awesome 80s Prom

42West

$55.98 $30

Audience members interact with a cast of 80s movie-based characters while partying to a soundtrack of 80s hit tunes

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on October 1–31 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

$76.99 $45

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

Magic Show for Two at Broadway Comedy Club (Up to 54% Off)

Magic Show

Broadway Comedy Club

$63 $29

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The magic show may include mind-reading tricks inside a lauded comedy club

Standup Comedy at Levity Live Comedy Club (Up to 81% Off)

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

$100 $20

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

Exotic Mediterranean Dinner, Belly-Dancing Show & Belly-Dance Class at Drom ($69 Value)

Drom

Drom

$69 $29

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Exotic belly dancers seduce a hip venue

Wednesday Night at EastVille: "Anya Yovich Presents" at EastVille Comedy Club on August 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Wednesday Night at EastVille: 'Anya Yovich Presents'

EastVille Comedy Club

$40 $20

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Up-and-coming comic showcases a roster of similarly skilled standup performers

"Pippin" at Music Box Theatre, August 19-31 (Up to 39% Off)

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

$69 $49

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

"Donkey Punch" at SoHo Playhouse on August 15–31 (Up to 36% Off)

Donkey Punch

SoHo Playhouse

$49.75 $32

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Two best friends, one prudish and the other more adventurous, give each other's romantic philosophy a whirl

ComedyJuice Standup for Two, Four, or Six at Gotham Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

ComedyJuice

Gotham Comedy Club

$40.66 $21

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Upcoming comics have been seen on such national platforms as Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central

10th Emerging Trends Runway Show During NY Fashion Week at Holy Apostles Ballroom on September 4 (Up to 42% Off)

Emerging Trends During NY Fashion Week 2014

Holy Apostles Ballroom

$37.67 $22

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Up-and-coming designers from Dubai, Nigeria, London, Paris, and the United States showcase their unique looks

"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center on Friday–Wednesday Through November 23 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

$83.25 $37

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

$68.25 $30

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The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

$44 $10

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

$30 $15

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll & Hyde Pub (Up to 53% Off)

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $50

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

The BLAME Game: Original Sin" by The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 51% Off)

"The BLAME Game: Original Sin"

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet

$80 $39

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The H+ annual summer exhibition features both the repertory company and Summer Intensive students from the community

$29 for a Cabaret Outing for Two with Four Drinks at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret ($86 Value)

The Duplex

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

Admission for Two to Every 2014 Show at Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 90% Off)

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$500 $50

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Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$15 $7

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

Tango Lovers Company Show at Queens Theatre on October 14–15 at 8 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

Queens Theatre

$47 $37

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

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Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.

357 Broad St
Bloomfield,
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The Maplewood Theatre's name hovers above the marquee in an art-deco script over a row of lights, conjuring up nostalgia of the classic cinemas of yesteryear. But the retro-style facade doesn't mean that the movies are also throwbacks. Instead, the modern movie screens flicker with first-run films. The theater's 3D capabilities allow patrons to slip on glasses that make them feel as if they're in the middle of the action or to protect their eyes when they accidentally dunk their faces into 3-D popcorns.

155 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood,
NJ
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JCDA has been in business for over 35 years. The school provides the atmosphere and training that will nurture both the potential artist and the recreational dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards of self-discipline, confidence, physical fitness and a greater appreciation of movement and music.

107 W Side Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
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Whether coaching students as individuals or in a group setting, the certified instructors at the Westfield School of Dance draw from years of teaching and performance experience in their chosen styles. All are specialized in one to three disciplines of dance, and pass on their knowledge through a progressive syllabus in a range of classes. They organize students by skill level, coaching them in tap, jazz, modern dance, Russian ballet, and musical-theatre performance. For more experienced dancers and aspiring professionals, they also conduct work-study programs and student-teacher training. These experiences allow students to work alongside their teachers as well as guest artists to learn new choreography, develop teaching techniques, and uncover the mystery of what really happened that fateful night at Swan Lake.

Throughout the year, students are given the chance to showcase what they've learned in two venues. In the more minimalistic setting of the Black Box, beginner-level students perform original choreographed dance concerts. The annual spring Main Stage show folds novice through advanced dancers into a full-scale production, complete with live musicians, costumes, scenery, and props.

137 Central Ave
Westfield,
NJ
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Starry Night Dance Studio hosts a never-ending dance party atop its polished wood floors, inviting all to join and even offering free classes for beginners. Instructors wear the shoes of multiple ballroom styles to teach the centuries-old waltz alongside West Coast swing and merengue, a two-step dance outstripped in simplicity only by the one-step known as walking. Aerobic Zumba workouts and belly-dance classes loosen students’ hips while building muscle tone and cardio endurance. Additionally, Starry Night’s experienced dancers choreograph dances for special events such as weddings, quinceañeras, mortgage signings, and bar mitzvahs, and happily help students to prepare for landmark celebrations.

246 North Ave
Garwood,
NJ
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Jacqueline and Kerry Donelli know the ins and outs of breaking into the acting world. The actors and screenwriters of the award-winning Titillating Steven have worked on both sides of the stage and screen, giving them insight into the inner workings of the entertainment industry. They share their knowledge at The Actors Corner NYC, where they lead classes and private coaching sessions that focus on practical skills. The Donellis help prepare their students for every aspect of an audition, from entering a room with confidence to exiting with roses from an adoring public.

312 W 36th St
New York,
NY
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