Growing Stage NJ Studio Series

All youth productions featuring new, experimental works to engage our artists & patrons alike


The Growing Stage Studio Series

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The Studio Series was initiated in the fall of 2009 and has succeeded in engaging both young, developing artists as well as our patrons. While targeted for specific-aged audiences the Studio Series offers the creative opportunity to “try out” experimental works under the direction of emerging professionals in theatre, music and dance.

Sing Down the Moon (2020)

The Growing Stage Studio Series program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Studio Series All Youth Production

Midsummer Night's Dream TGS

Adapted by Stephen L. Fredericks

Featuring young performers, ages 12-20, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will be performed live, in-person at the Historic Palace Theatre for three performances only, and a recording will also be available for streaming at home!

This abridged version of William Shakespeare’s comedic classic introduces us to Oberon, king of the fairies, who’s quarreling with his queen, Titania. Oberon sends his mischievous servant, Puck, to get a flower whose juice, when placed on the eyelid while asleep, has the power to make people fall in love with the first creature they see. Meanwhile, Puck stumbles upon some of the town’s local artisans rehearsing a play in the woods and decides to play a hilarious trick on them. But when the power of the magical flower thwarts Oberon’s plan, hi-jinks ensue.

Age Recommendation: Entire Family

Please Note: Face masks are mandatory for all patrons and staff regardless of vaccination status. Many of our patrons and performers are under the age of 12 and not yet eligible for vaccination. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for them to enjoy with their families.

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.

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