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JerseyArts.com Women's History Month Guide

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Celebrate Women's History Month this March with a variety of
performances and exhibitions for, by, and about women.

Check out our selection of events below and visit the calendar for even more options all year long.

Northern Events
Northern Events
Central Events
Central Events
Southern Events
Southern Events
Northern Events

A Night at the Opera: La Traviata
New Jersey Festival Orchestra (Westfield)
Mar 4-5 | 7:00 PM, 3:00 PM | Event Details

Prepare to have your heart transformed in a way that only great opera can do with a full presentation of Verdi's La Traviata. Metropolitan Opera's soprano Jessica Sandidge makes her NJFO debut.


English Vinglish
Kean Stage International Film Series (Union)
Mar 18 | 3:00 PM | Event Details

In a society where mastering English is important, an Indian woman who doesn't speak English is made to feel insecure. Now, she is determined to teach the world a lesson on self-transformation.


Judy Kuhn: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel
NJPAC (Newark)
Mar 18 | 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM | Event Details

A new show by four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home) celebrates a century of American Song from one family: Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers, and her son, Adam Guettel.


Ann Wilson of Heart
MPAC (Morristown)
Mar 25 | 8:00 PM | Event Details

Ann Wilson's force-of-nature vocals are considered to be among the best in rock history. Her solo tour will feature a mix of songs that have powered her life, as well as the unforgettable songs of Heart.


MOE-TION Dance Theater
Centenary Stage Company (Hackettstown)
Mar 26 | 4:00 PM | Event Details

Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is known for their diverse repertory and site-specific work.


An Alternate Approach:
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Kean Stage (Union)
Mar 26 | 4:00 PM | Event Details

Considered a feminist classic, this first-person narrative is about a woman's struggle as she is subjected to a "rest cure" to treat depression.


Menopause the Musical
bergenPAC (Englewood)
Mar 30 | 8:00 PM | Event Details

This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s, and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!





Central Events

Women in the World: A Visual Perspective
Monmouth University (West Long Branch)
Now - March 24 | Times vary | Event Details

This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey-based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic.


The Merry Wives of Windsor
Two River Theater Company (Red Bank)
Now - March 26 | 8:00 PM, 3:00 PM | Event Details

One of Shakespeare's most delightful and rowdy comedies! Sir John Falstaff conjures a plan to seduce the wives of two of Windsor's wealthiest men, but he's no match for the wives' cunning and trickery.


#5WomenArtists
Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick)
Mar 1-31 | Times vary | Event Details

The Zimmerli participates in this social media campaign launched by the National Museum of Women in the Arts that challenges users with the question: "Can you name five women artists?"


A Dream Play
Lewis Center for the Arts @ McCarter Theatre (Princeton)
Mar 3-11 | 8:00 PM | Event Details

Caryl Churchill's darkly comedic adaptation of August Strindberg's surrealist masterpiece follows Agnes, the daughter of the gods, as she journeys through human life in all its pain and beauty.


The Heidi Chronicles
Open Arts PAC (Bordentown)
Mar 3-12 | 7:00 PM, 3:00 PM | Event Details

A feminist art historian and her friends – male and female, gay and straight – mature from the 1960s to the 1980s as they search for political, professional, and personal fulfillment, in Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.


Multiple Family Dwelling
NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch)
Mar 9 - Apr 9 | 8:00 PM | Event Details

Secrets from long ago, best left buried, are revealed when Kelly's friend from childhood rents the upstairs apartment that Kelly and her husband own. The two couples find themselves entangled in multiple deceits and betrayals, past and present.


Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank)
Mar 10 | 8:00 PM | Event Details

Betty Buckley is a true legend. She won a Tony for her portrayal of Grizabella in the original Broadway cast of Cats and has appeared in many shows both in London's West End and on Broadway.


Masters of Dance and Music
American Repertory Ballet (Branchburg)
Mar 11 | 3:00 PM | Event Details

A collection of some of the most spirited and bold dance, Masters of Dance and Music features a world premiere by American Repertory Ballet Resident Choreographer Mary Barton.


Women's History Month Film Festival
Monmouth University (West Long Branch)
Apr 3 | 7:30 PM | Event Details

This year's fest will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity and will include a panel of speakers on this topic.




Southern Events

To Kill a Mockingbird
Ritz Theatre Company (Haddon Township)
Mar 2-19 | Times vary | Event Details

Young Scout learns that "growing up" often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. Based on Harper Lee's stunning novel, Mockingbird is an American masterpiece about the power of morality, integrity, and love.


The Miss Firecracker Contest
South Camden Theatre Company (Camden)
Mar 10-26 | 8:00 PM, 2:00 PM | Event Details

In this Southern Gothic comedy, heroine Carnelle is an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody.


John and Jen
The Eagle Theatre (Hammonton)
Mar 10 - Apr 9 | Times vary | Event Details

Set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this truly original musical sheds a heart-warming light on the power of family.


The 39 Steps
The Road Company Theater (Williamstown)
Mar 16-26 | Times vary | Event Details

A man with a boring life meets a girl who says she's a spy. He takes her home, she gets murdered, and, before he knows it, an organization called The 39 Steps is hot on his trail. This show is sure to bring you an evening of unforgettable, pure pleasure.


Sherlock Holmes and the
Case of the Discarded Woman
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (Cape May)
Mar 17-19 | Times vary | Event Details

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes and gifts.


Schnittke and Brahms
Bay Atlantic Symphony @ Stockton PAC (Galloway)
Mar 19 | 2:00 PM | Event Details

St. Petersburg native Lydia Frumkin brings her tremendous pianism and deep commitment to this harrowing work of beauty and dissidence.






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