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


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World Premiere NEW PLAY

March 7 – 29, 2015

Play by Emily Freeman

Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM

No performance on Friday, March 6th!

This beautiful play tells the story of a 10 year old girl, Lily that forms a friendship with the zookeeper of the penguin exhibit at the Central Park Zoo after participating in a summer enrichment program. Together they experience the reaction of the community when two male penguins establish a bond to hatch an unclaimed egg. Inspired by a true story, AND THEN CAME TANGO is a tender story that celebrates both tolerance and the inherent desire of one generation to foster the growth of the next. The production is a non-musical that is enhanced through modern dance in bringing the penguins to life.


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

Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM

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.

Running time: 75 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Age Recommendation: 4 and up