5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: May 18 - 24

There's lots of theater and events going on around the area this week for the whole family to enjoy!

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Spotlight Kids Company presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Friday, May 18, 7 pm, Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 at 2 & 7 pm

Step Right Up Studio, 29 Main Street, Madison

Join Charlie Brown and the gang as they sing through some of their favorites, and reflect on life, the way only Charlie Brown & his pals can!

$10 General Admission


The Gruffalo

South Orange Performing Arts Center

One SOPAC Way, South Orange

Saturday, May 19th, 2 pm

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured the world!

Tickets $20 & $25


Maplewood MayFest

Sunday, May 20, 11 am - 5 pm

Springfield Ave & May Street

Enjoy a fun day in Maplewood at this fair, featuring over 150 artists, crafters and vendors, plus activities, local bands, a DJ and dance performances.

Free admission and parking.



New Jersey Ballet: Cinderella

Mayo Performing Arts Center

100 South Street, Morristown

Sunday, May 20, 1:30 & 4:30 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center presents the classic fairy tale, performed by the New Jersey Ballet. The production's original storyteller narration, along with lavish sets and costumes, create a magical performance that little ones can follow along.

Tickets $15-$25


Upcycle Sunday: Self-Watering Plastic Bottle Planter

Sunday, May 20, 2 - 4 pm

Historic Speedwell

333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown

Get the most out of your things, just like in days of old. Upcycle plastic water bottles into self-watering planters, and keep them out of the landfill.

Cost: $3 - $5