Happenings

Thursday, Feb. 28

Atlantic City, South Jersey’s Men R’ Cookin’ fundraiser, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Pool at Harrah’s Casino Hotel, guest chefs, entertainment, silent auction, benefits Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City’s youth development programs in Atlantic City and Pleasantville, $70, includes admission and cookbook of recipes. 609-347-2697 or www.acbgc.org

Friday, March 1

Cape May, Roller skating, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, through April 7, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526 or www.capemayrecreation.org

Saturday, March 2

Atlantic City, Running of the Leprechauns, St. Patty’s Day themed pub crawl, registration 8 to 9 p.m., Hooters in The Marketplace, run 10 p.m. from Boardwalk to The Quarter, Tropicana Casino And Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, entertainment, drink specials, $15 advance, $20 day of, portion of proceeds donated to Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation. www.runningofthesantas.com

Cape May Court House, Gardening for Wildlife workshops, with Pat Sutton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 2, 3, 9, 16, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, handouts, question & answer sessions, working lunches, discussions, site visits, registration required, $35 each New Jersey Audubon members, $45 nonmembers; all five workshops $125 members, $150 nonmembers. 609-898-8848.

Sunday, March 3

Atlantic City, Bliss Bridal Expo, noon to 4 p.m., The Quarter, Tropicana Casino & Resort, bridal fashion show, exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations,  free. BlissBridalExpo.com

Cape May, Sunday “Sports Talk” open forum, 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 3, April 21, 28, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., live audience interaction with professional sports journalists, for all ages, $5. 609-884-9525 or www.capemaycity.org

Linwood, Empty Bowls, anti-hunger event, noon to 3 p.m., Seaview Elementary School, 2015 Wabash Ave., purchase handmade ceramic bowl, free soup, minimum donation $10, benefits Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Wildwood, Cheer Tech National Cheerleading Championships, starts 9 a.m. March 3, 9, 10, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, $15 adult spectators, $10 age 10 and younger. 866-52-CHEER or www.SpiritBrands.org

Monday, March 4

Cape May, Free juggling class with James Rana, 7 to 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company residence, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., for all ages, reservations appreciated. 609-884-5898.

Tuesday, March 5

Ocean City, Art on Asbury free movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, March 5: “Julie and Julia;” April 2: “Searching for Bobby Fischer;” May 7: “Finding Neverland;” June 11: “Good Night, and Good Luck.” 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434.

Friday, March 8

Atlantic City, New Jersey Home & Garden Show, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8;  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10; Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., free seminars, complimentary wine tasting,  Kid’s Zone, live plant sale, special presentations by celebrity guest Roger Hazard, $8.50 adults, $5 seniors, retired military, free with ID for active duty military, free age 16 and younger, discount coupons at www.showtechnology.com and area Home Depot; parking $10 for first four hours.

Saturday March 9

Atlantic City, View and discuss “Skyfall,” 1 p.m., Atlantic City Library Film Society, One N. Tennessee Ave., rated PG-13, open to adult library members. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, or www.acfpl.org

Somers Point, Dinner Dance and Silent Auction, Somers Point Foundation for Education, 6 to 11 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, $75. 609-927-2053.

Sunday, March 10

Atlantic City, Quick Flix, short films and three-course meal, 1 to 4 p.m., doors open at noon, The Palm, in The Quarter at Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., benefits Atlantic City Cinefest and Metropolitan Business and Civic Association Scholarship Fund, $100. 609-344-0483 or downbeachfilmfestival.org

Somers Point, Somers Point Jazz Society Jazz Master Award program, 5 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, awarded in memoriam to George Mesterhazy, jazz performance follows program, free. 609-927-6677.

Monday, March 11

Little Egg Harbor Township, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, 609-294-1197 or bayatlantic.org

Tuesday, March 12

Ocean City, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., 609-399-2434 or bayatlantic.org

Thursday, March 14

Atlantic City, Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, 6:30 p.m., Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, food, live music, dessert reception, proceeds benefit student scholarships at Academy of Culinary Arts, $225. 609-463-4672 or www.atlantic.edu/gala

Friday, March 15

Cape May, P.A.L. Comedy Night Fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, three headline comedians, $35 advance, $45 door. 609-884-9563 or www.capemaypal.com

Saturday, March 16

Margate, St. Patrick’s Day Run, 10 mile and 5 K, 10 a.m., Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave., $25 advance registration to March 10, $30 race day; students $20 advance, $25 race day, proceeds benefit Donny Fund and South Jersey Field of Dreams. 609-641-8666 or www.active.com

Sea Isle City, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, 3:30 p.m., along Landis Avenue between 93rd and 63rd streets. 609-263-4461, ext.1230 or www.kixmcnutleys.com

Monday, March 18

Vineland, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Event Room, Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., 856-794-4244 or bayatlantic.org

Thursday, March 21

Margate, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., 609-822-4700 or bayatlantic.org

 

March 29

Richard Stockton College, 2nd Annual S.T.A.R talent show, 7 to 10 p.m., H.O.P.E organization, campus theater, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 856-426-8987.

Saturday, March 30

Ocean City, Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk, prizes awarded, $5 entry fee benefits Ocean City Humane Society. 609-525-9300.

Ocean City, Great Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m., from 11th to 14th streets on the beach, rain date April 8. 609-525-9300.

Ocean City, Easter Fashion Promenade, 1 p.m., in front of Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrance and Boardwalk. 609-525-9300.

Friday April 5

Atlantic City, Gala Dinner Dance, Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association, 6:30 p.m., Royal Swan Ballroom, Tropicana,  609-345-8910.

Atlantic City, “The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival,” 7 to 11 p.m. April 5, noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. April 6, Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., culinary demonstrations, beer seminars, vendors, activities, must be 21, $56 per session door, $51 advance; designated drivers $11. ticketmaster.com

Saturday, April 6

Millville, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling: Who’s New, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., three comedians, live taping, $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Saturday, April 13

Cape May, Green Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, environmental displays, eco-friendly fashion show, live music, children’s activities, free. www.capemaycity.org

Sunday, April 14

Galloway Township, Penny Angel Beagle Rescue Spring Fundraiser, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., JD’s Pub and Grill, Smithville Town Center, Route 9 and Smithville Boulevard, food, desserts, music, slide show, raffle, auction, $15 adults, $8 ages 6 to 10 years. 609- 965-9476.

Wednesday, April 17

Vineland, Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame induction dinner, 6:30 p.m., Merighi’s Savoy Inn, $50. 856-825-5929.

Saturday, April 27

Ocean County College, Comedy Tonight! – Comedian Jeff Norris, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Saturday, May 4

Hammonton, 5K Run For Fun, 9:15 a.m., Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Drive, 1-Mile Family Walk, 8:30 a.m., proceeds benefit Hammonton Youth Recreation and Hammonton Parks and Recreation Department, $35 advance run registration by April 14, $40 race day; family walk $10 per person or $35 family. 609-561-1989 or www.hammontonmothersclub.com

Thursday, June 20

Atlantic City, Chefs at the Shore, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Historic Gardner’s Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue, signature dishes from area restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live music, beer, wine, proceeds benefit Professional Chefs Association scholarships for culinary students and for educational programming at Atlantic City Aquarium, $50 before June 1, $60 to date. 609-348-2880, ext. 25.

Kids

Saturday, March 2

Atlantic City, Cat in the Hat Live Diver Reader Show, 11 a.m., Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic Gardner’s Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, included in admission, aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4-12, coupons for discounted admission available on website. 609-348-2880 or www.acaquarium.com

Sunday, March 3

Vineland, Cuentos del Arbol (Tree Tales), bilingual musical, 2 p.m., Pushcart Players, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $5 adult, free age 14 and younger with paying adult, reservations required. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Thursday, March 7

Atlantic CIty, Seussology,10:30 a.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave.,  interactive children’s program, for ages 4 to 8, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Friday, March 15

Vineland, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., musical, 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16; 2 p.m. March 17, Landis Youth Theater Production, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $13 adult, $10 children. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Saturday, March 23

Atlantic City, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Atlantic City Aquarium, 8:30 to 10 a.m., 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger, photos with Easter Bunny and Seaweed, complimentary gift, full day admission to aquarium, $17.95 adults, $14.95 ages 2 to 12, advanced reservations and deposit required by March 16. 609-348-2880, ext. 25, or www.acaquarium.com

Sunday, March 24

Vineland, The Berenstain Bears Live! In Family Matters, The Musical, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Sunday, April 14

Vineland, Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Sunday, April 21

Ocean County College, “Beauty and the Beast,” Ballet for Young Audiences, 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Wednesday, July 10

Cape May, “Winnie the Pooh,” 10:30 a.m., Stockton Children’s Summer Playhouse series, Convention Center, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, $10. 855-708-9699  or www.capemaycity.com. July 17: “Jack & the Beanstalk”; July 24: “Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland”; July 31: “Rapunzel”; Aug. 7: “Überboy:  The Story of a Hero.”

Music

Friday, March 1

Millville, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m., Levoy Theater, 126 N. High St., $39.50, $44.50. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Vineland, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m., Apple Farm at the Landis, Landis Theatre, 830 E. Landis Ave., $40, $48. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheatre.com

Saturday, March 2

Ocean County College, “The Men in Black: A Salute to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison & Elvis Presley,” 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Vineland, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, 8 p.m., Apple Farm at the Landis, Landis Theatre, 830 E. Landis Ave., $30/$35, $60. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheatre.com

Sunday, March 3

Galloway Township, Afternoon Acoustics, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, showcases one of four local bands each week, with museum admission, museum open noon to 5 p.m., $5 adults, $4 students, seniors. 609-652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org

Thursday, March 7

Mays Landing, “An Evening of Art and Music,” benefit concert, art gallery, craft show, 5 p.m., concert 7 p.m., George L. Hess Educational Complex, 700 Babcock Road, free admission, donations accepted to benefit Superstorm Sandy relief, area school choirs, special guest Miss New Jersey 2012 Lindsey Petrosh. 609-625-6600, ext. 1013.

Sunday, March 10

Cape May, Atlantic City Jazz Band, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, $15 members Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-675-0175 or www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com

 Mauricetown, Maurice River Music salon concert, 2:30 p.m., pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Ocean City, Paul Jost, Denise Montana, Gina Roche, “The Jazz Vocalist … From Melody to Scatting,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Public Library, 17th and Simpson streets, Somers Point Jazz Society Education Series, free. www.spjazz.org

Ocean County College, The Irish Songbird: Carmel Quinn, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Somers Point, Barry Miles Trio, 6 p.m., Somers Point Jazz Society Winter Series, preceded at 5 p.m. with 2013 Jazz Master Award Reception, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, free, donations accepted. 609-927-6677 or www.spjazz.org

 Sunday, March 13

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Saturday, March 16

Ocean County College, Danny V’s 52nd Street Band: Best of Billy Joel Hits, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Sunday, March 17

Cape May, Mick Moloney, 4 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, traditional Irish music, $26. 609-884-9563.

Cape May, Gina Roche, Jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation. 609-884-0680 or www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Friday, March 22

Cape May, Singer-Songwriter showcase and conference, March 22, 23, Congress Hall and 18 area stages, music business panels, workshops, musician mentoring, live showcase performances after 7 p.m. nightly, free; keynote performers: Tracy Grammer, 8 p.m., March 22, Grand Ballroom, Congress Hall, $10; Ellis Paul, 8 p.m., March 23, Grand Ballroom, Congress Hall, $10. www.sscapemay.com

Saturday, March 23

Vineland, Lauren Fox, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $22.50/ $30, $50. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Thursday, March 28

Ocean City, Open Mic Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Meeting Room N116, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., performers scheduled on first-come-first play basis, free. 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, April 3

Ocean County College, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adult, $15 senior adults, April 3: “Midiri Brothers: Back Once More;” May 15: Bucky Pizzarelli; June 5: Baby Soda Band; June 19: Fête Manouche. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 5

Vineland, Samuel Hernandez, 7 pm. April 5, 6, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $20. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Saturday, April 6

Richard Stockton College, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 8 p.m., rescheduled from Oct. 28, tickets from cancelled concert honored, pre-concert “Conversation with the Maestro” 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $25. 609-652-9000 or www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

 Thursday, April 11

Millville, Dave Mason Unplugged, Acoustic Duo, 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $29, $34, $39. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Somers Point, Cape Bank Jazz @ The Point 2013, four-day jazz festival, April 11: Words and Music, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mission Point Church, 900 W. New York Ave.; John Colianni Trio, 9 to 10:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Ballroom, 908 Shore Road, both events free; April 12: Tom Guarna Quintet, 8 and 10 p.m., Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road; Jim Ridl Quartet, 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road; Kate Davis Trio, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Dining Room, 908 Shore Road, $30 advance (by April 11), or $40 door, includes all venues; April 13: Danny Walsh Quintet, 8 and 10 p.m, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road; Pat Martino Trio, 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road; Ayako Shirasaki/Noriko Ueda Duo, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Dining Room, 908 Shore Road, $30 advance (by April 11), or $40 door, includes all venues; April 14: U-DIG! Fuze-muzik, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar. 900 Shore Road; Rhenda Fearrington Sextet, 4 and 6 p.m.,   Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road, $20 advance (by April 11), or $30 door, includes all venues; all-event weekend pass $60 advance (by April 11) or $80 door. 609-927-6677 or Somers Point Jazz Society at www.spjazz.org

Friday, April 12

Vineland, David Bromberg Quartet, 8 p.m, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $30/$35, $60. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Sunday, April 14

Millville, Renaissance, 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $34.50, $39.50. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Sunday, April 21

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, violist Roger Chase and pianist Michiko Otaki, 2:30 p.m.,  at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Sunday, April 24

Cape May, Lower Cape May Regional High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation. 609-884-0680 or www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Thursday, April 25

Millville, Kutless with Ashes, Remain and Luminate, 7 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $35, $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Sunday, May 5

Millville, Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $25. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Saturday, May 11

Ocean County College, “Music of the Final Frontier,” OCC Concert Band, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $20 adult, $17 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, June 14

Millville, Josh Thompson, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Monday, July 8

Cape May, John Ford Coley, with special guest Robbie Dupree & The Yacht Rock Revue, 8 p.m., Stockton Goes to the Beach Concert Series, Convention Hall, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, $35. 855-708-9699 or www.capemaycity.com. July 15: Chad & Jeremy; July 22: Helen Reddy; July 29: Ronnie Spector; Aug. 5: Christopher Cross; Aug. 12: Peter Noone.

Theater

Thursday, Feb. 28

Rowan University, “Who Will Carry The Word?” Holocaust drama, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 2; 3 p.m. March 3; Black Box Theatre, first floor Westby Hall, main campus, Route 322, Glassboro, $15, $10 seniors, non-Rowan students/alumni/staff, Rowan students free with ID, seating limited, advance tickets recommended. 856-256-4545 or rowan.tix.com

Friday, March 1

Hammonton, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” comedy, 8 p.m. March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; 3 p.m. March 10, 17; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012 or www.theeagletheatre.com

Wednesday, March 6

Richard Stockton College, Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, vocalists, step-dancers, $25, $40. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Friday, March 8

Beach Haven, “The Last Five Years,” musical, 7 p.m. March, 8, 9; 2 p.m. March 10, Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12. 609-597-0553 or www.ourgang.org

Wednesday, March 13

Millville, Golden Dragon  Acrobats: Cirque Ziva, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m., Levoy  Theater, 126 N. High St., afternoon: $24.50-$29.50 adults; $18 students, seniors; evening: $40. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Saturday, March 16

Atlantic City, Peter and The Wolf, children’s performance, Atlantic City Ballet, 2 p.m., Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $12 adult, children $10. 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org

Seaville, Auditions for Brigadoon, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Youth Opera of South Jersey, Inc., Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 South Shore Road, ages 8 to 18. 609-425-8080.

Wednesday, March 13

West Cape May, “Rip Van Winkle,” 7 p.m., West Cape May  Elementary School, 301 Moore St., performed by elementary students under direction of East Lynne Theater Company’s Gayle  Stahlhuth, free admission, donation of paper products for The  Food Closet accepted. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Friday, April 5

Beach Haven, “Carousel,” musical, 7 p.m. April 5, 6; 2 p.m. April 7, Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 age 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or www.ourgang.org  

Thursday, April 11

Ocean County College, Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7:30 p.m. preview performance, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $10. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 12

Ocean County College, Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7:30 p.m. April 12, 19; 8 p.m. April 13, 20; 2 p.m. April 14, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 19

Hammonton, “Hair,” rock musical, 8 p.m. April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; 3 p.m. April 28, May 5, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012 or www.theeagletheatre.com

Tuesday, April 23

Beach Haven, “Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA,” musica, April 23-May 4, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45, group rates, dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Tuesday, May 7

Beach Haven, Broadway at the Beach summer series, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, “Sleuth,” May 7-19; “The Boyfriend,” May 24-June 16; “George M!” June 19-July 17; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” July 10-28; “Les Miserables,” July 31-Aug. 18; “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Aug. 21-Sept. 8; “Our Town,” Sept. 25-Oct. 6; “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” Dec. 3-22; $45. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Friday, Sept. 6

Millville, Les Miserables, Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

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