Events in New Jersey: Calendar

ENGLEWOOD Bergen Performing Arts Center Ron White, stand-up comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. March 6 at 8 p.m. $39 to $99. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street. (201) 227-1030; www.bergenpac.org.

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Bananas Comedy Club Robert Kelly, stand-up. Friday and March 1. $20. Bananas Comedy Club, 283 Route 17 South. (201) 727-1090; www.bananascomedyclub.com.

NEW BRUNSWICK State Theater Bill Cosby, stand-up. Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $25 to $60. State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue. (732) 246-7469; www.statetheatrenj.org.

FILM

RED BANK Count Basie Theater “Take Nine at the Basie: Nine Decades of Film Classics,” free screenings: “Casablanca,” directed by Michael Curtiz. Tuesday at 5 p.m. Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth Street. (732) 842-9000; www.countbasietheatre.org.

FOR CHILDREN

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS First Avenue Playhouse “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by the Paper Moon Puppet Theater. Through March 22. $9. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Avenue. (732) 291-7552; www.firstavenueplayhouse.com.

BRANCHBURG The Theatre, Raritan Valley Community College The Theatre’s Sampler Series: “Peter and the Wolf/Beauty and the Beast,” a performance by the New Jersey Ballet Company. Ages 4 and up. March 2 at 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10. Theater at Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch. (908) 725-3420; www.rvccarts.org.

CAPE MAY Emlen Physick Estate “Cape May Family Treasure Hunt,” self-guided family tours; continuing. $5. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. (800) 275-4278; www.capemaymac.org.

HACKENSACK Edward Williams Building Auditorium, Fairleigh Dickinson University “Schumann’s World,” a concert featuring four selections from the works of Bach, Brahms and Schumann. March 9 at 3 p.m. Free. Edward Williams Building Auditorium, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 150 Kotte Place. (201) 692-7028.

MADISON Museum of Early Trades and Crafts “Happy Birthday Widget,” a birthday party to honor the mascot Widget the Beaver. Ages 2 to 6. Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. $3. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main Street. (973) 377-2982; www.rosenet.org/metc.

MARLTON Borders “Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly,” stories and activities. Monday at 10 a.m. Free. Borders, 515 Route 73 South. (856) 985-5080.

MONTCLAIR Luna Stage “Rapunzel,” musical comedy presented by Running Rabbit Family Theater. Through March 9. $14. Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Avenue. (973) 744-3309.

NEW PROVIDENCE Suburban Community Music Center “Meet the Brass.” Children will be introduced to a wide variety of brass instruments; interactive performances by members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony will follow. Ages 3 to 8. Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. $5. Suburban Community Music Center, 570 Central Avenue. (908) 790-0700; www.scmcmusic.org.

TOMS RIVER Ocean County Library “Mother Goose on the Loose.” Rhymes and songs for babies up to 23 months. Through Thursday. Free; registration required. Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. (732) 349-6200; www.oceancounty.lib.nj.us.

WEST WINDSOR Kelsey Theater, West Windsor Campus, Mercer County Community College “Stone Soup,” a musical based on a classic fairy tale, presented by the Children’s Theater. March 8 at 2 and 4 p.m. $10 to $16. Kelsey Theater, West Windsor Campus, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (609) 570-3333; www.kelseyatmccc.org.

MUSIC AND DANCE

ENGLEWOOD Bergen Performing Arts Center Dionne Warwick, pop. March 1 at 8 p.m. $27 to $97. The Beach Boys, pop. March 2 at 7 p.m. $37 to $110. “Too Hip for the Room Cabaret Series,” with performance by singer-songwriter Kate Taylor. March 6 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $50. The Chieftains, traditional Irish music. March 8 at 8 p.m. $35 to $97. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street. (201) 227-1030; http://www.bergenpac.org.

FAIR LAWN Fair Lawn Community Center Modern Man and guest Abbie Gardner, folk. March 1 at 8 p.m. $17 and $20. Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street. (201) 384-1325.

LAWRENCEVILLE Jacobs Music Recital Hall Joanna Chao, pianist, will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Pesson and Smetana. Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. $15. Alex Ruvinstein, pianist, will perform works by Bach, Chopin and Ravel. March 9 at 3 p.m. $8 and $15. Jacobs Music Recital Hall, 2540 Brunswick Pike. (609) 434-0222; www.jacobsmusic.com.

MILLBURN St. Stephen’s Church John Charles Schucker, organist, performing selections from German and French organ works. Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. $10. St. Stephen’s Church, 119 Main Street. (973) 376-0688.

MORRISTOWN Morristown United Methodist Church “Abendmusik,” performance by the Albers Trio. March 8 at 7:30 p.m. $12 and $15. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place. (973) 538-2132.

NEWARK New Jersey Performing Arts Center New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Through Feb. 24. $20 to $78. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. March 1 at 8 p.m. $20 to $78. Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” by the Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra. March 2 at 4 p.m. $21 to $79. Jill Scott, soul/R&B. March 5 and 6. $45 to $85. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street. (888) 466-5722; www.njpac.org.

RED BANK Count Basie Theater “Love, Janis,” a musical portraying the life of Janis Joplin. March 6 at 8 p.m. $20 to $49.50. The Irish Rovers, Celtic. March 8 at 8 p.m. $19.50 to $40. B.B. King, blues. March 9 at 7 p.m. $38 to $175. Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth Street. (732) 842-9000; http://www.countbasietheatre.org.

SOUTH ORANGE South Orange Performing Arts Center “Discover ‘The Four Seasons,’ ” a demonstration of the score and a performance of the concertos. Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. $32 and $40. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 Sopac Way. (973) 313-2787; www.sopacnow.org.

SUMMIT Summit High School The Summit Symphony Orchestra, works by von Weber, Bruch and Mendelssohn. March 9 at 3 p.m. Free. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Boulevard. (908) 273-1494.

TOMS RIVER Ocean County Library “Garden State Philharmonic: Exploring American Genius,” a celebration of African-American composers and musicians and their influence on American music today. Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Free. Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. (732) 349-6200; http://www.oceancounty.lib.nj.us.

WAYNE Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University Jazz Room Concert Series: Vincent Herring and his quintet, swing. Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. $8 to $15. Shea Center for the Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road. (973) 720-2371; www.wpunj.edu.

OUTDOORS

CAPE MAY Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts “Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour,” a guided tour of Cape May. Through March 22. $5 and $10. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington Street. (609) 884-5404; http://www.capemaymac.org.

SPOKEN WORD

LAKEWOOD Lakewood Municipal Building “A Walk Down Memory Lane,” an oral history told by a panel of guests from the African-American community. Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Free. Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street.

PRINCETON McCarter Theater Center “In Their Own Voices,” writers and composers reading and performing excerpts from their own works in progress. Monday to March 3. Free. McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place. (609) 258-2787; www.mccarter.org.

THEATER

CHESTER Black River Playhouse “The Sisters Rosensweig,” by Wendy Wasserstein, presented by the Chester Theater Group. Friday to March 15. $18. Black River Playhouse, Grove Street and Maple Avenue. (908) 879-7304.

HACKENSACK Bergen County Academies Auditorium “The Secret Garden,” musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett book. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $10 and $12. Bergen County Academies Auditorium, 200 Hackensack Avenue. (201) 837-1980.

HADDONFIELD Haddonfield Plays and Players Theater “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” drama by Dale Wasserman. Through March 8. $14 and $16. Haddonfield Plays and Players Theater, 957 East Atlantic Avenue. (856) 429-8139.

MILLBURN Paper Mill Playhouse “The Miracle Worker,” drama by William Gibson. Through Feb. 24. $25 to $92. “Steel Magnolias,” drama by Robert Harling. March 5 through April 6. $29.25 to $88.25. Paper Mill Playhouse, 3 Brookside Drive. (973) 376-4343; www.papermill.org.

NEW BRUNSWICK George Street Playhouse “The Scene,” comedy by Theresa Rebeck. Tuesday to March 23. $28 to $62. George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue. (732) 246-7717; www.georgestplayhouse.org.

NEW BRUNSWICK State Theater “Three Ways to Get a Husband,” drama presented by I’m Ready Productions. Wednesday at 8 p.m. $29.50 to $44.50. State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue. (732) 246-7469; http://www.statetheatrenj.org.

NEW HYDE PARK Herricks Community Center “The Rimers of Eldritch,” mystery play. Through Feb. 24. Free. Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road. (516) 877-4010.

OAKLYN Ritz Theater “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” musical. Through Friday. $20 to $30. Ritz Theater, 915 White Horse Pike. (856) 858-5230; www.ritztheatreco.org.

ORADELL Little Firehouse Theater “Angel Street,” presented by the Bergen County Players. Through March 8. $5 to $19. Little Firehouse Theater, 298 Kinderkamack Road. (201) 261-4200.

PARAMUS Bergen Community College “Proof,” drama by David Auburn. Through March 2. $5 and $10. Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road. (201) 447-7428.

PERRYVILLE Hunterdon Hills Playhouse “Barefoot in the Park,” comedy by Neil Simon. Through March 18. $53 to $61.50. Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West. (800) 447-7313; www.hhplayhouse.com.

PRINCETON McCarter Theater Center “Eclipsed,” drama by Danai Gurira. March 6 at 7:30 p.m. “The Mad 7,” musical written and performed by Yehuda Hyman. Through March 9. $12. McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place. (609) 258-2787; http://www.mccarter.org.

SOMERSET Villagers Theatre “Little Women,” musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, with music by Jason Howland. Through Friday. $18. Villagers Theater, 415 DeMott Lane. (732) 873-2710; www.villagerstheatre.com.

SOUTH ORANGE South Orange Performing Arts Center “The Merchant of Venice,” by William Shakespeare, directed by James McGlone. Friday at 7:30 p.m. $8 to $15. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 Sopac Way. (973) 313-2787; http://www.sopacnow.org.

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