Theater & Shows in South Orange, NJ

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 11—23)

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

Make memories with the world-famous Rockettes, a production featuring the high-kicking dance troupe and other holiday showstoppers

$75.80 $45

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


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

$48.95 $25

Matilda The Musical through November 20

"Matilda the Musical"

Shubert Theatre

A precocious young girl surrounded by verbally abusive adults finds her only joy in books—and wreaking havoc with her telekinesis

$88.50 $59

"90210: The Musical"

Theatre 80

Theatre 80

$35.50 $8

"Sistas: The Musical" Through February 26, 2017

"Sistas the Musical"

Multiple Locations

Women reminisce on family and cultural history as they sing and perform landmark songs from “Oh, Happy Day” to “Single Ladies”

$77.50 $35

Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar (Up to 49% Off)

Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar

West Village

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

$106.85 $59

"Ajax" & "Squash"

The Flea Theater


$40 $25.25

<i>Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic</i> (Save Up to 29%)

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

State Theatre

Behind each door lies a world of grand illusions and your favorite Disney and Pixar stars—and your imagination is the key to unlocking them

$35.05 $28

"Avenue Q" (Through February 26)

"Avenue Q"

New World Stages

Mature musical follows a hybrid of puppets and humans as they look for love and purpose in New York City

$103.50 $45

Gazillion Bubble Show (Through February 26)

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

A family that’s honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers countless dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

$83 $45

"Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway (September 6–November 20)

"Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway

Broadway Theatre

The beloved Tony-winning musical tells the tale of a rustic Jewish village through songs such as “Matchmaker”

$88.50 $69

David Caserta's "Haunted Illusions" on October 30 at 4 p.m.

David Caserta's Haunted Illusions

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Halloween-themed magic show features physics-defying feats, spooky effects, and a working guillotine that goes down on one lucky fan

$23.95 $12

"Perfect Crime" at The Theater Center Through April 30, 2017 (Up to 56% Off)

Perfect Crime

The Anne L. Bernstein Theater

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

$68.75 $30

Miles Thorn, Master Illusionist, October 9–November 5

Miles Thorn - Master Illusionist

The Elektra Theatre

New York’s Got Talent-winning illusionist dazzles with feats of magic

$49 $24

Breakfast With Santa & Elfprov

Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

$25 $16

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Screening on Friday, October 28, at 9 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

St. George Theatre

Interactive screening of the camp horror/sci-fi musical accompanied by a pre-show concert by zombie punk cabaret outfit The Flesh Zombies

$33.10 $20

"Frankenstein" Musical (October 28–November 13)


The Players Theatre

Victor Frankenstein and his hideous creation speak of obsession and ambition in this steampunk musical take on Shelley’s classic

$52 $29

Apollo Theater Presents "The First Noel" on December 13–15

"The First Noel"

Apollo Theater

New holiday musical about a Harlem family dealing with loss and looking for redemption includes gospel- and soul-infused Christmas carols

$43.05 $21.50

"Murdered By the Mob" — Interactive Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater and Dancing on Select Saturdays Through November 19

The New York Mob Show: "Murdered by The Mob"

Arno Dinner Theater

Bullets fly and mobsters dance over a hearty three-course dinner in an interactive murder mystery

$114 $69

"WaistWatchers The Musical!" (October 5–November 12)

"WaistWatchers: The Musical!"

Forum Theatre

Broadway standards and Top 40 singles get a gut-busting parody treatment in a musical about four women bonding in a weight-loss program

$71 $49

"The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" Through December 31

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

St. Lukes Theatre

Stage adaptation of the first Chronicles of Narnia tale whisks audiences into C.S. Lewis’s world of fantasy

$47.50 $25

Comic Mystery: "Shear Madness"

"Shear Madness"

Davenport Theatre

The longest-running play in the U.S., a mystery-farce, serves up laughs and twists in equal measure in its first New York run

$87.50 $49

"The LIC One-Act Festival"

The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

$18 $12.50

Hunk-O-Mania Male Revue Show at 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays from October 20–December 29


XL Nightclub

All-male interactive dance revue stars models, fitness pros, actors, and dancers taking it off for bachelorette parties and ladies’ nights

$25 $18

A Wasabassco Halloween: Costume Party & Burlesque on Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m.

A Wasabassco Halloween: Costume Party & Burlesque

City Winery

Hailed as one of the top burlesque shows in the world, Wasabassco celebrates Halloween during a night packed with costumed numbers

$24.20 $15

Dr. Mehmet Oz: "How We Can Achieve The Good Life" on November 17 at 8 p.m.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Star of The Dr. Oz Show and America’s de facto medical expert ruminates on health and wellness during a live speaking engagement

$74 $37

Odd Squad LIVE! on October 29 or 30

Odd Squad LIVE!

NYU Skirball Center

Agents from the Emmy-winning PBS series transform the theater into their HQ while trying to solve mysteries during this interactive show

$33 $23

Rhythm of the Night feat. El DeBarge, Tank, and Troop on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m.

Rhythm of the Night: El DeBarge, Tank, Troop

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

The falsetto singer behind DeBarge hits such as “Rhythm of the Night” teams up with R&B hitmakers behind “Under” and “Sweet November”

$50 $25

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (Through November 27)

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

The Lynn Redgrave Theater

Comedian seen on Broad City presents a stage comedy about depression, suicide, alcoholism, and “the other funniest parts of life”

$53.25 $25

"Arthur and Esther"

Access Theatre - Black Box

Civic Center

$15 $10.50

Select Local Merchants

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center
    Locals know the best theater in South Orange is located at The South Orange Performing Arts Center. If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This theater also has a fabulous restaurant. The perfect place to take the kids, this theater won't cost you a sitter. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    South Orange, NJ US
  • Maplewood Theater
    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.
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    Maplewood, NJ US
  • Strollers Of Maplewood
    When all you need is a night of sobs or laughs, Maplewood's Strollers of Maplewood is there with theater for you. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Maplewood, NJ US
  • Paper Mill Playhouse
    Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up. Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant. With its kid-friendly vibe, this club is a great spot for families. The club fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out. Looking for quick and easy parking options? Paper Mill Playhouse is close to a parking lot where valet is also an option. Paper Mill Playhouse makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
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    Millburn, NJ US
  • Unique Performance Arts Center
    West Orange is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Unique Performance Arts Center. Looking for a bite to eat? This theater also has an awesome restaurant. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this theater. Expert dancers and amateurs alike can move and groove to the classes at Unique Performance Arts Center. Unique Performance Arts Center's customers can make use of nearby parking lots.
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    West Orange, NJ US
  • Susie Karlik's Dance Sensation
    Everything's coming up roses at Union's best theater, Susie Karlik's Dance Sensation. Move, groove, and shake it at one of Susie Karlik's Dance Sensation's top-notch dance classes. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Union, NJ US