Meet the team dedicated to making wonderful memories for you and your family at The Growing Stage. 

Stephen L. Fredericks

Stephen L. Fredericks

Founder/Executive Director

Lori B. Lawrence

Lori B. Lawrence

Director of Educational Programming

Stephanie Kingsbury

Stephanie Kingsbury

Managing Director

Danny Campos

Danny Campos

Director of Marketing

Matthew Fralley

Production Manager

Board of Trustees

Belinda Perez, President (Jersey City Public Schools)
Casey Christopher Vice President (KeyBank)
Marcia Geltman, Treasurer (Nisvoccia LLC, Retired)
David Spellman, Secretary (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
David O’Neill, Immediate Past President (Art Director & Illustrator)

Cheryl Abato, Joe Andreacchi, Paula Brueckner, , Rachel Evans, Manny Fernandes, Denise Finizio, Laurie Kane, Michael Kochan, Jenna Madden, Rashi Rai, Theresa Scarpone, Karen Weintraub

Board of Advisors

Laura Zagoren Baron (Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation)
Laurie Brueckner (Brueckner Family Foundation)
Richard Claffey (Madison Square Garden Company, Retired)
Salvatore Constantino (Mendham Township Schools)
Jen Davies (All Access)
Guy Gregg (Impact NJ)
Thomas J. Romano (TGS Managing Director, Retired)

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Want to learn more about The Growing Stage of NJ, including our mission, our vision and our history? Read more.

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The Growing Stage is a proud member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, dedicated to uniting, promoting and cultivating New Jersey’s professional theaters. Learn more here.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

Please fill out this form to receive more information or call 973-347-4946

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