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Mother's Day Events Guide

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Happy Mother's Day
Tired of sending flowers? Give your mom the gift of the arts this Mother's Day!
Treat her to a performance, exhibition or another unique experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out the options below or search our complete Event Calendar for more ideas.
North Jersey
Northern Events
Central Jersey
Central Events
South Jersey
Southern Events
Northern Events

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn
April 10 - May 5
7:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 8:00 pm
$34-$89
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Thoroughly Modern Millie -- winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Musical -- is an effervescent musical romp that will have you dancing the Charleston.
Himself and Nora
Himself and Nora
UCPAC
Rahway
April 24 - May 12
8:00 pm
$30 (Wed & Thurs); $35 (Fri/Sat/Sun); $20 (Seniors)
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This passionate, bawdy, funny and uplifting new musical sings the true story of one of the great love affairs of the 20th century, which changed the face of literature forever.
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet
Peak Performances at Montclair State University
Montclair
May 10-11
7:30 pm; 8:00 pm
$15; MSU undergrads receive one ticket at no additional charge
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Artist/composer Laurie Anderson and the visionary Kronos Quartet premiere a new evening-length piece in their first collaboration. The piece will include spoken text, along with about a dozen new songs.

Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater
NJPAC
Newark
May 10-12
8:00 pm; 3:00 pm
$25-$90
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Elegant, electrifying, and marvelously athletic, NJPAC's Principal Resident Dance Company rolls into Newark with programs that blend their newest and boldest season premieres with classics.
Broadway
Give My Regards to Broadway
Bickford Theatre
Morristown
May 11
7:30 PM
$250 to $65
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Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza featuring some of Broadway's favorites performing showstoppers from all your favorite classics!
Joy Behar
Joy Behar
MPAC
Newark
May 11
8:00 pm
$49-$99
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From people in the news to politicians making news, Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of ABC's The View, has something to say -- and it's always hilarious. It's an evening of topical comedy from the opinionated, insightful and very funny Daytime Emmy-winner.



Central Events


2.5 Minute Ride
2.5 Minute Ride
Two River Theater Company
Red Bank
April 20 - May 12
8:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 3:00 pm
$20+
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This award-winning solo performance interweaves Lisa Kron's father's history as a child of the Holocaust with her family's annual trip to an amusement park in Ohio -- a poignant, funny, complex, and uplifting meditation on tragedy, grief, and family.
Two Gentlemen
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
New Brunswick
April 26 - May 12
8:00 pm
$25 (General); $20 (Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors); $15 (Students)
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Complete with Shakespeare's usual cross-gender dressing, interfering parents, and sojourns in the forest, this play also includes a pack of Monty-Python bandits and reconciliations so preposterous that they must be ironic.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods
McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton
May 3 - June 2
7:30 pm; 8:00 pm; 3:00 pm
$20-$77
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The forests are not always what they seem in Sondheim's spellbinding, romantic, and brilliant Into the Woods. Weaving everyone's favorite fairy tales together, this delightful and witty musical asks: what happens after happily ever after?

Grounds For Sculpture
Curator's Walk
Grounds For Sculpture
Hamilton
May 4
11:00 am; 1:00 pm
$15 (GFS members); $20 (Non-GFS members)
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Tour our beautiful park from the perspective of Tom Moran, our Chief Curator and Director of Artistic Development. This tour, full of fascinating details and behind-the-scenes stories, is sure to give you new insight.
Encuentros
Encuentros - An Intergenerational Dialogue
Crossroads Theatre Company
New Brunswick
May 5
3:00 pm
$20
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Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre's extended family of artists will come together on stage to share stories of their Flamenco journeys and dialogue through dance, music, and spoken word, revealing their passion and commitment to the art of Flamenco.
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank
May 12
8:00 pm
$35, $29.50, $25
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Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Amy is the creator, star and writer of Inside Amy, her Comedy Central television show which will premiere this spring.



Southern Events


Wheaton Glass
Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship Exhibition
WheatonArts
Millville
April 2 - Jan 5, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 (Adults); $9 (Senior Adults); $7 (Students); Children 5 and under free
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In celebration of the Creative Glass Center of America's 30th Anniversary, this invitational exhibit illustrates the wide variety of glass created by this diverse group of international artists, many of whom remain linked by their fellowship experience.
Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
Ritz Theatre Co.
Haddon Township
April 18 - May 18
7:30 pm; 8:00 pm
$20.50 - $33.50
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This Tony Award-winning musical within a play features 1920s-style song and dance numbers. A lonely musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable and the musical literally comes to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a Broadway starlet in her search to find, and keep, her true love.
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
The Road Theater Co.
@ The Grand Theatre

Williamstown
May 2-18
7:00 pm; 8:00 pm
$25 (Adults); $20 (Seniors); $15 (Students)
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Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, New Jersey's favorite wedding singer, is always the life of the party until his own fiance leaves him at the altar and then, shot through the heart, he sets out to make every wedding as disastrous as his own. That is until Julia, a winsome waitress, wins his affection.

Sleuth
Sleuth
Surflight Theatre
Beach Haven
May 7-19
2:00 pm; 8:00 pm
$45; Groups of 15+ $35
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This tantalizing mystery thriller is set in the English manor house of Andrew Wyke, who lures his wife's lover to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. Thatproposal sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher who dunnit!
The Creation
The Creation
Symphony in C
Camden
May 11
8:00 pm
$23, $34, $50 and $10 for students with a valid ID
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With the success of the Mozart Requiem last season, Symphony in C again joins forces with Mendelssohn Club to bring you Haydn's masterpiece "The Creation." This will be the only performance in South Jersey and also the grand closing event of our 60th anniversary season.
Absecon Lighthouse
Mother's Day - Moms Climb for Free
Absecon Lighthouse
Atlantic City
May 12
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$7 (Adults); $5 (Seniors); $4 (Children 4-12)
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Come bring your family and climb New Jersey's tallest lighthouse. Stop on by and work off that breakfast and brunch by climbing 228 steps to the top of the best 360 degree view in Atlantic City!


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