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An Original Concept : The Grange Playhouse

A meeting at the Southard Grange Hall produced a unique concept in community theatres. In November, 2010, the 19th century schoolhouse, home of a collective of organic farmers, also became the home of a collective of producers, writers, directors, actors, musicians, and designers. The Grange Playhouse produces a new show  to run for the second and third weekends of the month. All shows are original works or classics in the public domain that are being produced in a new way, i.e., modernizing Shakespeare.

The Grange Playhouse , located at 4860 Highway 9 South, Howell, NJ 07731, is a charming old schoolhouse whose auditorium has a stage and seats for just under 100 guests when set theatre-style (40 with our cafe set-up). In December of that year, the Playhouse offered the original musical, A ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS CAROL by Jade Greene and Ed Schilter, a rock musical version of the Dickens' classic.

Anyone interested in bringing a production to the stage or getting involved with the group is encouraged to submit their ideas, scripts, questions, etc. to : cafetheatrenj@gmail.com or call/text Jade : (732)768-2709.



 


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Coming up at The Grange Playhouse in 2015:



                                       THE GRANGE PLAYHOUSE 2015 SCHEDULE
NOTE: ALL scheduling is subject to change, so please call, text, or email to confirm. Call or text: (732)768-2709      Email: cafetheatrenj@gmail.com

 January 9                               ROLE WITH IT !

                                               Dessert Show 

                            Improvisational troupe and variety show.

          

           17          The Hitman Murder Mysteries: OY ! A MURDER ! by Jade Greene       

                                            Interactive murder mystery dinner show

  

February    7                             ROLE WITH IT !

                                                Dessert Show

                              Improvisational troupe and variety show.

                 28              The Hitman Murder Mysteries:
                              COFFEEHOUSE BLUES by Jade Greene

                             Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

  1. Taking place in the spring of 1958 at Coffeehouse Blue, a hangout for artsy beatniks, the trampy, married, drunken artist currently showing her work, is murdered in full view of the audience by her much younger poet boyfriend. But did he really do it ? Gypsy psychic, Crystal Ball, is called in to investigate.

    Wear your beatnik best and be prepared to snap your fingers like the cool cats and chicks you are, while you help catch a killer !

  

March 13-22         ALICE IN WONDER HOW I CAN GET A JOB LAND by Cole DeNardo

                                                          Dessert Show

                                 Comical fantasy about today's job market...or lack thereof.

  

              28               The Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA

                              Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show 

  

April 12-19                           PETER PAN"S DEATH by Sami DeSocio  

                                                           Dessert Show  

                Peter follows Wendy back to London where he ages, but still fails to grow up.

                

            25                 The Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA

                              Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show 

 

May 2                                      ROLE WITH IT !
                                              Dessert Show
                                       Impov troupe and variety show
                              
          8-17
             ABANDONMENT ISSUES by Diana Rissetto

                                               Dessert Show  

                         Dramedy about a young woman with issues...abandonment issues.

 

           30                  The Hitman Murder Mysteries:
                  criminal MIND, dead BODY, evil SPIRIT by Jade Greene

                               Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show 

June 13-14    InTentCity: Homilies for the Homeless
                                          Dessert Show
Musical and theatrical mash-up fundraiser for homeless charities.

  

July 10-19        SHAKESPEARE'S SOLSTICES by William Shakespeare and Jade Greene

                                                            Dessert Show

Reworked and updated with modern English, THE WINTER'S TALE takes place in 1960's Sicily and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM takes place in modern-day New Orleans.

 

            25                  The Hitman Murder Mysteries:

                  criminal MIND, dead BODY, evil SPIRIT by Jade Greene

                               Interactive Murder Mystery DiAugustShow

 

August 7-16                           HOMETOWN PREMIERE by  Carol Hollenbeck 

                                                           Dessert Show

Small town girl makes it big in 1960's Hollywood and returns home for the movie's premiere.

  

            29                 The Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA

                               Interactive  Murder Mystery Dinner Show  

Sept. 11-20                  SECOND CHANCES by Ashley Nicole Audette                                                                             Dessert Show

                                  Family drama about a young man's life after rehab.
            
              26            The  Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA
                                Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

 
Oct. 9-18                 THE RIGHT HAND OF JUSTICE by Gloria Moro

                                                            Dessert Show

        Small town serenity broken by the mysterious disappearance of a young 
        woman.

  

             24                 The  Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA 

                                Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show     

Nov. 13-22                                OTTO'S FORTUNE by Ed Lataro 

                                                             Dessert Show

                      Comedy about a compulsive gambler's get rich quick schemes. 

 

             28                  The  Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA 

                                Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show 
    
Dec. 11-20                        FAMILY MATTERS by The Grange Playwrights
                                                              Dessert Show
                                         Collection of one acts about family dynamics.                                            
            31                      The  Hitman Murder Mysteries: TBA
               Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show and New Year's Eve Party   
 

  

  

  



Info &: Reservations:             Call or text: (732)768 ­2709

Email:          cafetheatrenj@gmail.com

Website:       thegrangeplayhouse.com

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  The Hitman Murder Mysteries:

by Jade Greene

Click on our link on our site's Menu Board to Murder Mystery Shows for full details

FUN-FILLED PERFORMANCES INCLUDING DINNER - BYOB

For information about our year-round variety of stage plays (comedies, musicals, dramas) & other entertainment genres,

RESERVATION INFO:
Call or text 732-768-2709 or Email cafetheatrenj@gmail.com

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(732)768-2709 and please visit our website www.thegrangeplayhouse.com for all information about the many happenings at The Grange Playhouse!  We always welcome new talent from actors to tech/crew, to playwrights and anyone who is interested in being part of your local theatre community!  It's fun for all...and all ages...a guaranteed good time and a super way to enjoy yourself and share how special you are with the rest of our home-grown supporters!  Please join us!  Even if you've never been on the stage, we are always in need of people who have skills with a hammer, saw, lights and all the very tough and critical roles that are required to make any production a success!!!  Come on out and work hard. The fun and feeling of success will reward you.  We promise...you'll "catch the theatre bug!!!"

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OTHER EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GRANGE PLAYHOUSE - SEE DETAILS AT www.thegrangeplayhouse.com:

- NEW IMPROV ACTING TROUPE
-BOOK PRIVATE ENTERTAINMENT
- UPCOMING STAGE SHOWS & AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES
- UPCOMING ROCK OPERAS
- CHILDREN'S THEATRE
- PRIVATE OR GROUP SINGING, ACTING, MUSICAL THEATER LESSONS

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON ANY PRODUCTION OFFERED BY CAFE THEATRE, THE GRANGE PLAYHOUSE, THE HITMAN MURDER MYSTERIES, OR ANY ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE, PLEASE CONTACT:

Cafetheatrenj@gmail.com or call/text (732) 768-2709
                           
    



 


 

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