TGS Announces New Managing Director

The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong is proud to announce the appointment of Stephanie Kingsbury as the organization’s new Managing Director. Previously, Stephanie served as The Growing Stage’s Business Manager since 2019. Executive Director/Founder, Stephen Fredericks states, “Coming home to New Jersey in 2019 from the Pioneer Performing Arts Center in Reno, Nevada, Stephanie assumed the role of Business Manager and was quickly tossed a major challenge in the spring of 2020 with the onset of COVID, which she handled with diligence and commitment to the organization, our artists and our patron family. Stephanie has been a tremendous addition and instrumental in assisting the organization as we navigated the pandemic.”

Stephanie is no stranger to The Growing Stage, having begun her journey as an 11 year old performer on our stage. As a young person, Stephanie held several positions at The Growing Stage over the years including performer, camp counselor, and popcorn maker, all of which helped instill her lifelong love of theatre.  From there she went on to receive the June V. Hinds Scholarship as a High School senior moving on to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Management.

Professionally, Stephanie has over 11 years of arts administrative experience working in performing arts centers throughout the country.  Prior to her return to The Growing Stage, she spent five years at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada, first as the Box Office Manager and then as Events Director. Stephanie’s worked at other venues such as the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

Stephanie is thrilled to be back home at the Historic Palace Theatre.  She has a passion for sharing this love of theatre with others and using her abilities to exceed all expectations and create amazing experiences for all.  

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 boxoffice@growingstage.com 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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