Monday, March 18, 2024

Classics for Kids! Returns in 2024 @ STNJ



Classics for Kids! Returns in 2024


This new family series features classic works of children's literature presented on the Main Stage at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. A perfect way to introduce all ages to the joys of live theatre and great stories!


Stick around to chat with the artists after the shows.




A Tanglewood Marionettes Production

Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and each marionette is manipulated with precision and grace by their talented puppeteers. This telling is based on the original beloved tale, but with a few new surprises! A classic fairy tale told with wit and style, Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages.


April 13 @ 11:00 am


Recommended: pre-K and up

Running Time: 45 minutes



The Velveteen Rabbit

By Margery Williams

A Scripts-in-Hand Presentation

 “Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” Long before there was Toy Story, there was Margery Williams’ timeless classic, The Velveteen Rabbit.  Join us for a beautiful retelling of the story of a toy rabbit who desperately wants to be real; a gift that can only be granted through the true love of the child who cares for them. Meet Hugsy, Mugsy, Bugsy, and all the rest in this beloved childhood classic; perfect for dreamers, believers, (and rabbits) of all ages.

June 1 @ 11:00 am

Recommended: pre-K and up 


Running Time: 45 minutes



Arabian Adventure

A Tanglewood Marionettes Production

An exciting swashbuckling tale, An Arabian Adventure tells the story of a prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must use his wits to escape his prison, defeat the diabolical Vizier, and save the princess from a tragic fate. Replete with clever stage illusions and lighting effects, An Arabian Adventure is a fast-paced, action-packed drama that is especially good for older children.

September 21 @ 11:00 am


Appropriate for ages 6 and up

Best for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 40 minutes



For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 973-408-5600.