Main Stage

If you are interested in a group or Main Stage Matinee, you can email us at or call (973) 347-4946.

 Our 2014 – 2015 MAIN STAGE Season:



October 3 – 26, 2014

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
In a magical kingdom under the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to live in the world above.  Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved tale, with music by eight-time academy Award-winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.  Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID will capture your heart with irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Running time: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission

Age recommendation: ENTIRE FAMILY

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November 21 – December 21, 2014

Fridays:  7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday:  4:00pm

Book by Stephen L. Fredericks & Perry Arthur Kroeger; Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Adapted from the ballet created by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Growing Stage’s original adaptation transforms the classic holiday ballet into a fully formed theatrical production laced with the music of Tchaikovsky.  The mysterious Uncle Drosselmeir brings his niece, Clara, a very special gift, a Nutcracker.  After the family has gone to bed, Clara sneaks downstairs to see her gift.  As the clock chimes twelve, the adventure begins!  Clara and the Nutcracker, who is really a prince, journey through the Land of Sweets, battle an army of mice, sail on the Lemonade Sea, rescue the Sugar Plum Fairie and finally reclaim the Prince’s crown from the Dowager Mouse Queen and her inept son.  It’s a delicious holiday treat for the entire family!

Running time: 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Age recommendation: ENTIRE FAMILY

Final Show Dec 21st is sold out!


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World Premiere NEW PLAY

March 6 – 29, 2015

Book by Emily Freeman
This beautiful play is inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who formed a pair bond, built a nest, and were so determined to be parents that they incubated a rock. When given an orphaned egg, the pair successfully raised a baby fledgling. At the penguin exhibit, Lily, a young visitor to the zoo, learns to understand the consequences of doing what she believes is right when faced with a public outcry about Roy and Silo’s same-sex pair bond. Dance, storytelling and music are interwoven in a play that celebrates families of all shapes and sizes.

Running Time: 75 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up


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April 17 – May 10, 2015

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by  Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Original Broadway Version
Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s Tony-nominated musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.  Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.  The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

Running time: 75 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Age Recommendation: 4 and up