Happenings

Thursday, May 17

Margate, Free music lecture, "The Listener Owns It," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., free. 609-822-4700 or

Hammonton, Downtown Hammonton's Third Thursday, "Remember When: A Retro Look at Fashion, Food, and Art," 6 to 9 p.m., throughout business district, special events at Noyes Museum and Hammonton Arts Center. 609-567-9014.

Friday, May 18

Cape May, History lecture series, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., all programs free, seating limited, advance registration required. 609-884-5404, ext. 112. May 18: "Physick Family History," 10:45 a.m.; "Victorian Social History," 12:30 p.m.; May 21: "Cape May History, Parts I and II," 9:45 a.m.

Millville, Third Friday in Glasstown Arts District, 6 to 9 p.m., live music, dining and shopping specials, gallery exhibits, Artists Alley. 856-293-0556 or www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Ocean City, Mom's Night Out, 7 to 9 p.m., Kidz Creations, 811 Asbury Ave., decorate a wine glass, light refreshments served, raffle prizes, space limited, $7. 609-399-9922.

Saturday, May 19

Atlantic City, Classic Car Shows, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, on the Boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino Hotel, Rollin Rods of South Jersey, live entertainment, free to spectators. Go to

Atlantic City, Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Trump Plaza's Beach Bar, preliminary to Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.

Buena, Springtime Home-Garden & Craftsmen Expo 2012, 10 a.m .to 5 p.m., May 19, 20, Buena Vista Camping Resort, 775 Harding Highway, free admission and parking. 856-765-0118.

Cape May, Clam-A-Rama, clamshell pitching tournament, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the beach in front of Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., rain or shine, $20 registration, live entertainment, fresh clam specials all day at Rusty Nail.

Galloway Township, Mayfest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, 20, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, crafters, food court, live music, children's activities, free admission. 609-748-8999.

Lower Township, Armed Forces Day program, 11 a.m., World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial, Sunset Boulevard, near Cape May Point, dedication of new All Veterans Memorial, salute to U.S. Coast Guard in World War II, free tours of Tower 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 609-884-5404, ext. 134.

Ocean City, Unwind by the Bay, charity event for Cape Shore Chorale, 6 p.m., 121 Waterway Road, featuring art by Kim Weiland, reservation $35. 609-399-4027.

Sea Isle City, Community Day, day-long events, activities, Gillian's Funland Amusement Park, 42nd Place, $10 wristband promotion noon to 5 p.m. 609-263-4461, ext. 245.

Ventnor, 3rd Annual Walk for Williams Syndrome, 10 a.m., registration 9 a.m., gazebo at Newport Avenue and Boardwalk, $20 individual/$50 family up to four, light refreshments served, benefits Williams Syndrome Association and Downbeach Film Festival.

Wildwood, Centennial opening ceremonies and Family Beach Party, kickoff noon, The Wildwoods sign, Boardwalk and Rio Grande Avenue; 1 to 6 p.m. family games and activities on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, 7:30 to 10 p.m. bonfire and DJ on the beach, 10 p.m. fireworks. 609-846-2046.

Sunday, May 20

Atlantic City, Pirate Activity Day and Jolly Roger Cruise, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Philadelphia Fight Ensemble buccaneer show 1 p.m., family entertainment, crafts, games, lighthouse climb, scavenger hunt, goodie bag, snacks, dress as your favorite pirate, first 120 visitors treated to Jolly Roger Cruise out of Gardner's Basin at 3 p.m., $6 adults, $12 children. 609-449-1360 or call

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, 2 p.m., family crafts projects, Public Library, Tennessee Avenue, free, children nine years or younger must be accompanied by adult, 609-345-2269, ext. 3050; May 20: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month program, Hmong Embroidery Pattern; May 27: Peace Signs, Mixed Media Mosaics; June 3: Filipino Parol for Festival of Lights; June 10: Origami Money Shirt; June 17: Father's Day Mosaic Picture Frame; June 24: Summer Solstice Sun Sculptures.

Buena Vista Township, Springtime Home-Garden & Craftsmen Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19-20, Little Miss Springtime pageant, 2 p.m. May 20, Buena Vista Camping Resort, 775 Harding Highway, free parking/admission. Go to

Cape May, Free community open house to "Meet the Mezzanine," noon to 2 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, guided tours, complimentary refreshments, door prizes, two-for-one coupons for any Uncle Jacques' Symphony performance. 609- 884-1341 or go to www.capemaystage.org

Sea Isle City, 14th Annual Turtle Party, 6 to 10 p.m., Lobster Loft Restaurant, 42nd Place and the Bay, dinner, music, dancing, door prizes, $20, limited tickets available, benefits summer programs by Environmental Commission. 609-263-9643.

Little Egg Harbor Township, Bike MS "Coast the Coast" Ride, 6:30 a.m., Pinelands Regional School, 590 Nugentown Road, to Cape May, benefits MS research, register 732-660-1005 or www.nationalmssociety.org

Tuesday, May 22

Northfield, Beach Ball, annual fundraiser for Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 5 to 8 p.m., Atlantic City Country Club, 900 Shore Road, samplings from area restaurants, entertainment, auction, $100 per person. 609-383-8843.

Wednesday, May 23

Atlantic City, MBCA Annual Scholarship Foundation Awards Luncheon, noon, Swan Ballroom, Tropicana Casino and Resort, keynote speaker Dr. Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, $45. 609-348-1903 or www.acmetbiz.com

Ocean City, Operafest, 7 p.m., Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road, entertainment, chocolate dessert buffet, $30 adults advance, $35 door; $15 children 12 and younger. 609-399-7291 or www.foxvocalarts.com

Thursday, May 24

Atlantic City, Twilight Cruise Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m., Atlantic City Cruises, Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., buffet, DJ, auction, cash bar, benefits Youth Advocate Programs Inc., $35. 609-345-7333.

Kids

Friday, May 18

Ocean County College, "Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef," sky show, 7 p.m. Fridays, through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended ages 10 and younger, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or go to www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Saturday, May 19

Ocean County College, "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," sky show, 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended ages 7 and younger, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or go to www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Margate, Masquerade dance, 7 to 9:30 p.m., for grades 4th-6th, Katz JCC, 501 North Jerome Ave., $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 159.

Ocean City, Free movie, "The Muppets," 2 p.m., Public Library, main lecture hall, 17 Street and Simpson Avenue. 609-399-2434, ext. 5231.

Music

Thursday, May 17

Atlantic City, Spring Jazz Concerts, 7:30 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursdays through June 28, Top of the Trop in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Brighton Avenue and Boardwalk, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Camp. 609-841-6897 or 609-441-9064 or www.chickenbonebeach.org

Friday, May 18

Northfield, Hawkins Road Trio, Tony Mart Concert@the Cafe, 7 to 10 p.m., Formica Brothers Bakery Cafe, 200 North Tilton Road, $6. 609-653-6069.

Saturday, May 19

Atlantic City, Dante Hall Jazz Series, Sonny Fortune birthday concert, 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Richard Stockton College - Dante Hall Theater Center for the Performing Arts, 10 North Mississippi Ave., Sonny Fortune Quartet and Marc Cary Quartet, birthday cake with light refreshment follows concert, $30. 609-347-2167.

Sunday, May 20

Cape May, Jazz vespers, 3 p.m., bassist Andy Lalasis, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation, limited free parking. 609-884-0680 or go to www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Philadelphia, Ocean City POPS, 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 21st and Walnut streets, free. Go to www.oceancitypops.com

Vineland, Frank Hartman sings the American Songbook, dinner show, 5 p.m., Neptune Restaurant, 1554 S. Delsea Drive, opening act comedian Ken Camp, $44.95. Reservations 856-692-2800.

Saturday, May 26

Brigantine, Free concert series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Education and Recreation, North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans Boulevards, May 26: Atlantic Brass Band; June 21: Bob Ferris Big Band. 609-266-3323.

Cape May, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, 8 p.m., grand opening concert of Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, ticket includes concert plus complimentary glass of champagne and commemorative program, street parking available, free round-trip trolley service from Cape May Elementary School, Lafayette Street. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563 or go to

Sunday, May 27

Wildwood, Celebration of Heroes Benefit Concert, 8 p.m., Oceanfront Arena, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Joe Piscopo, Lee Greenwood, Michael Longoria, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, American Idol finalists Michael Sarver and Haley Scarnato, $25 to $50.

Monday, May 28

Cape May, Atlantic Brass Band, kickoff 23rd Annual Cape May Music Festival, 7 p.m., free outdoor concert, Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette Street and Lyle Lane. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Tuesday, May 29

Cape May, New York Chamber Ensemble, "Music By the Numbers," 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, a Cape May Music Festival event, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Wednesday, May 30

Cape May, Bach's Lunch, Bay-Atlantic Symphony mini concert and tea luncheon, 12:30 p.m., May 30, June 6, 13, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $30, limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Ocean County College, Randy Reinhart "The Man with the Mellow Horn," 8 p.m., Midweek Jazz Series, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or go to

Thursday, May 31

Cape May, Masters of the Celtic Harp, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton, a Cape May Music Festival event, free. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Saturday, June 2

Elmer, Arts and Music Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, two stages of live music, advance through May 18: $40 adult, $35 seniors/students/military families; to June 1: $45 adult, $40 seniors/students/military families; gate: $50/$45; children 3-12: $5; parking $5. www.appelfarm.org

Little Egg Harbor Township, Sean Smith Jazz Trio, 2 p.m., Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Road, free. Register by calling 609-294-1197 or go to

Ocean County College, Real Diamond: Neal Diamond Tribute Band, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $28 adults, $25 seniors. 732-255-0500 or go to

Sunday, June 3

Cape May, Music Festival concert, tribute to jazz pianist George Mesterhazy, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue and Stockton, $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. 609-884-9565.

Theater

Thursday, May 17

Cape May, "Uncle Jacques' Symphony," 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, to June 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 3 p.m. Sundays June 4-15, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. May 27: half-price senior matinee. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Monday, May 21

Cape May, Flywheel, Shyster, & Flywheel, The Marx Brothers' Lost Radio Show, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., $20. 609-884-1341 or go to

Saturday, May 26

Beach Haven, "All I Ask of You - A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," 8 p.m. May 26, 29, 31, June 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16; 2 p.m. May 27, 29, 30, 31, June 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Monday, June 11

Cape May, "At Wit's End," 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, June 15

Hammonton, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m. June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; 3 p.m. June 17, 24, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, June 19

Barnegat, "Man of LaMancha," starring John Davidson, 8 p.m. June 19-23, 26-30, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7; 2 p.m. June 21, 24, 26, 28, July 1, 3, 5, 8; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Annie," 2 p.m. June 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20; 8 p.m. June 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or go to

Wednesday, June 20

Cape May, "God of Carnage," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, June 20-Aug. 3, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. June 20: half-price preview performance; July 8: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Monday, July 2

Barnegat, "Snow White," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 2, 5; Aug. 22, 23; 10 a.m. July 7, Aug. 25; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May, "Storybook Theater: Old Fables with a New Twist," 8 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company's student workshop production, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., free. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Wednesday, July 11

Barnegat, "Titanic, The Musical," 8 p.m. July 11-14, 17-22, 24-28; 2 p.m. July 12, 15, 17, 24, 29; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, July 13

Vineland, Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. July 15, 22, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard, $15. 856-692-5626 or cumberlandplayers.com

Wednesday, July 18

Barnegat, "Cinderella," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 18, 19, Aug. 30; 10 a.m. July 21, Sept. 1; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Tuesday, July 24

Beach Haven, "The Sound of Music," 2 p.m. July 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24; 8 p.m. July 24, 26. 27, 28, 31, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, July 25

Barnegat, "101 Dalmations," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 25, 26; Aug. 1, 2; 10 a.m. July 28, Aug. 4; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Barnegat, "Gypsy," 8 p.m. Aug. 1-5, Aug. 7-12, Aug. 14-18; 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 7, 14, 19; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Barnegat, "The Wizard of Oz," children's theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16; 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 18; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May, "The 39 Steps," 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, Aug. 8-Sept. 7, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. Aug. 8: half-price preview performance; Aug. 24: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Aug. 10

Hammonton, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 11, 15, 17, 23, 24, 25; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 19, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Barnegat, Ring of Fire - Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m. Aug. 21-26, Aug.28, 30, 31, Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 26, 28, 29, 30; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Beach Haven, "Once Upon A Time in New Jersey," musical comedy, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 29, 30, Sept. 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16; 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 30, 31, Sept. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Friday, Sept. 7

Hammonton, Completely Hollywood Abridged, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Vineland, Getting to Know ... Cinderella, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Barnegat, I Left My Heart - Music of Tony Bennett, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 12, 13; 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; Sept.12-Oct. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 12: half-price preview performance; Sept. 28: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Beach Haven, "Steel Magnolias," 2 p.m. Sept. 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, Oct. 3, 4, 6, 7; 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 6; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Friday, Oct. 5

Hammonton, "The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Beach Haven, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21; 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Cape May, "The Belle of Amherst," based on the life of Emily Dickinson, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays,Sundays, Oct. 17-27; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 17: half-price preview performance; Oct. 21: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Barnegat, The Poe Mysteries, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25; 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Barefoot in the Park," 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, Nov. 1, 3, 4; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Cape May, "Poe, Times Two," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Oct. 31-Nov.16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 31: half-price preview performance; Nov. 10: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Nov. 2

Hammonton, "Urinetown," 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., 609-704-5012.

Friday, Nov. 9

Vineland, The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Friday, Nov. 23

Beach Haven, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nov. 23 to Dec. 21, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 9: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Dec. 7

Stafford Township, "Home for the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13, 14; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, OceanFirst Theatre, Main Street, Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, Dec. 14

Vineland, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

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