2024-2025 Theatre Series

The 2024-2025 Theatre Series includes a gravity-defying spectacle, an engrossing true story from Moisés Kaufman and the legendary Tectonic Theater Project, two comedies making their New Jersey premiere, and a much-anticipated, world-premiere musical based on the cult classic film
Empire Records.

5 Play Subscriptions start at $170 based on your choice of day of the week and seating locations. 




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Empire Records: The Musical

A world-premiere musical adaptation of the ‘90’s cult-classic film of the same name with an original rock score by Zoe Sarnak and book by original screenwriter Carol Heikkinen. Overflowing with optimism, rooftop dancing, and the spirit of punk rock, Empire Records tells the story of a band of idealist misfits fighting to save their beloved record store from a corporate takeover. 


OCTOBER 9 - 13, 2024

Duel Reality

An all-ages epic, gravity-defying spectacle from the acclaimed cirque company The 7 Fingers (Water for Elephants, Pippin). Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, two feuding families engage in a battle of skill, each competition more daring than the last – while a pair of star-crossed lovers struggles to escape the showdown.



Here There Are Blueberries

A celebrated new production from Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project (The Laramie Project). Based on real events, Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of newly discovered historical photographs and the shocking truth behind them—what they reveal about the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and our own humanity.


MARCH 20 - APRIL 6, 2025

Legacy of Light

In Princeton, New Jersey, a brilliant astrophysicist tries to become a mother. Meanwhile—300 years earlier, in France—a mathematician, scientist, and lover to Voltaire finds out she’s about to become one. From the writer of Native Gardens and Destiny of Desire comes a bright and funny new play about life, the universe, and parenthood.



MAY 8 - 25, 2025

Primary Trust

An absorbing and open-hearted comedy about new beginnings, NY Times Critic’s Pick, Primary Trust explores the inner and outer lives of Kenneth, a dedicated loner with a passion for drinking Mai Tais on weeknights. When he begins to face a world he’s long avoided, will he have the courage to embrace a new start in life?



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