For over sixty years, The Villagers Theatre has been providing quality entertainment and community service to Franklin Township. Through our six-show Main Stage season, we try to appeal to a broad spectrum of the theater-going public. Productions on the Main Stage range from Classic “Chestnuts” of American Musical Theatre, such as Hello Dolly!, Showboat and West Side Story, to more recent shows, some just off their Broadway runs or National Tours. Five Guys Named Moe made its New Jersey community theatre debut on the Villager’s Main Stage. Other shows that have been presented on the Villager’s Main Stage include dramas such as One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest, and David Mamet’s Speed The Plow. Mysteries like Wait Until Dark and Agatha Christie’s The Spider Web have been presented. Classic comedies like Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues and Michael Frayn’s Noises Off are always popular, as are recent musicals like Into The Woods and The Who’s Tommy.
In addition to these well know shows, we have also presented new works well in advance of their general publication. Drop Dead by NJ playwrights Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore made it Community Theater Debut at the Villagers and Night of the Foolish Moon, by local playwright Luigi Jannuzzi made it’s World Premier on our stage.
The Villagers state-of-the Main Stage theatre seats 222 and is fully accessible.
West Side Story
Opens: 06/09/2023 – Closes: 06/18/2023
The Eleventh Hour
Opens: 05/05/2023 – Closes: 05/14/2023
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Opens: 03/24/2023 – Closes: 04/02/2023
Opens: 02/10/2023 – Closes: 02/19/2023
Opens: 11/04/2022 – Closes: 11/13/2022
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Opens: 09/09/2022 – Closes: 09/18/2022
Much Ado About Nothing
Opens: 09/10/2021 – Closes: 09/19/2021
Opens: 02/07/2020 – Closes: 02/23/2020
Opens: 11/08/2019 – Closes: 11/24/2019
Hand to God
Opens: 09/13/2019 – Closes: 09/22/2019