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New Jersey Playwrights Contest presents

Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

Micro Shrimp
Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
April 8-11, 15-17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Hunziker Black Box Theatre


Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.


This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.


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The Lizard of Oz

Bugs and Balloons presents

The Lizard of Oz

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 12:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $12.00 • Children $10.00


Journey to see The Lizard of Oz – an interactive land of balloon creations and sculptural costumes – with the singing/dancing Tornado, Yellow Brick Road, the Witch's Castle and, of course, the great and powerful Lizard of Oz!

Bugs and Balloons


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Skippyjon Jones

Theater for Children with Autism

Theatreworks USA presents

Skippyjon Jones
Based on the book by Judy Schachner

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:30 am

Shea Center for Performing Arts

General Admission: $8.00
Appropriate for Pre K-4


Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams, who pretends to be anything BUT a Siamese cat! This is enchanting musical is about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. This production is adapted specifically and exclusively for children on the autism spectrum.

Please note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children with autism. Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

Theatreworks USA


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Food, the Musical

New Jersey Playwrights Contest presents

Staged Readings of the Finalists from the
Twelfth Annual NJPC - Musical Series

Sunday, April 19, 2015
12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Hunziker Black Box Theatre


FREE Admission


Get your toes tapping and fingers snapping as you enjoy staged readings of three NEW musicals from up-and-coming composers, lyricists and book writers. The three finalists from the NJPC Musical Series will each get one chance to wow the audience – come to one or all three (they’re FREE!). Stay after the performances to meet the author(s) and provide valuable feedback to the judges. The winning musical will receive a full production in April 2016.