Playing in September: WORK - A Series of One Act Plays:
a collection of entertaining one act plays by The Grange Playwrights, about what we do with most of our day. Details below.

WORK by The Grange Playwrights

A collection of one acts about a variety of occupations including postal workers, bakers, animal shelter workers, accountants, administrative assistants, fast food workers, actors, and phone sex operators amongst others! 
In addition to the various playwrights, each one act show will be directed by it's own Director, giving the chance for each show to have it's own special nuance and imaginative, unique inspiration.  This should be a truly eclectic, very entertaining production.

WHERE:        The Grange Playhouse
                    4860 Rte. 9 South    Howell, NJ 07731

WHEN:           Fri. and Sat. Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20
                  and Sun. Sept. 14, 21

COST:            $18 / $15 Sr. & Students
                 (Includes beverage and    dessert)


The Grange Playhouse

4860 Rt. 9 South

Howell, NJ 07731


Also playing in September, The notorious THE HITMAN MURDER MYSTERY:
  Oy!  A Murder! by Jade Greene

"Oy ! A Murder !"-At 18, it has been a long road to his bar mitzvah for Seth O'Toole. He has Hebrew dyslexia : reads it from left to right. This joyous occasion quickly turns into the Bar Mitzvah from Hell when a member of the tribe is murdered. Rabbi Shulman trades his yarmulke for a deerstalker in this whodunnit!

For dates, locations & details on upcoming productions of "Oy!  A Murder!" please check back on this site on a regular basis...or, call reservation #:
Reservations required ! Call or text: (732)768-2709 

THE HITMAN MURDER MYSTERIES are interactive comedy/mystery shows where the audience plays along and gets to be an "actor for a day," as we all try to solve the Murder Mystery while laughing together at the intriguing characters, have dinner together and everyone gets a chance at guessing who the killer is!  Prize awarded to the winner!       


Details, Dates, Locations,Info &: Reservations: 

Call or text: (732)768­-2709



UPCOMING The Last Saturday of each month: 

New Grange Playhouse Improv Troupe - "Role With It!" - Our Troupe is Jammin'!!
Due to the tremendous success of our debut of our new improv comedy troupe, "Role With It" and our very own rock band, "Role Another One" combined with our fabulous Variety Show (which were held on June 14th & 21st), which included performances by audience members, we will be performing these audience-interactive Improv Show along with a musical variety/sitcom show on a regular basis, on the last Saturday of the month.  In addition to our performance, we will invite any audience member who has a special talent, to take the stage and perform live at The Grange Playhouse as part of our variety show.  So, if you have a special talent, be it singing, dancing, standup comedy, magic, gymnastics...any talent at all...if you'd like the chance to perform that talent for a live audience, come on out to a "Role With It" show and we will welcome you to the stage to entertain the audience!  Guaranteed fun and laughter for everyone!

WHEN:  Saturdays @ 8pm - (future dates upcoming, last Sat. of month)

:  The Grange Playhouse - 4860 Route 9 South -  Howell, NJ

TICKET PRICE- $18 for general admission - $15 for seniors/students.  Ticket price includes dessert & beverage.


Call or text : (732)768-2709


A quick update about the new, upcoming Improv Acting Troup!  We have a strong, eclectic group of actors ready to get the fun started!

If you are interested in joining this creative, original Troupe, but have not yet contacted us, see audition information in the audition info section of the website.   IMPORTANT: THIS IMPROV GROUP IS FOR ALL LEVELS OF ACTORS FROM BEGINNER/NOVICE TO EXPERIENCED/ESTABLISHED.  The fun & beauty of Improv is that it is unscripted, so, don't be shy...if you have longed to be on stage, this is the most incredible, most creative way to start!  Contact us ASAP.   To request an audition appointment, or simply to discuss the benefits of this opportunity, please contact Kerri Ann Lombardi @ 732-551-7355 or via email at

 For those of you who have already contacted us about joining our group, look for an email coming soon with a meeting date to get together, meet and review the 2014 rehearsal schedule.

Attention audience performers & fellow actors: 
If you are interested in performing your act at a "Role With It" show, or if you're interested in joining the "Role With It" improv group, please contact:
Kerri Ann Lombardi @ 732-551-7355 (cell/text) or email:

UPCOMING EVENTS - 2014 ******************************************
* The Grange Playhouse Children's Theatre starts again in July 2014.  See above details about the July production of children's theater show, "Kingdom."
The Grange Playhouse Children's Theatre 2014 Schedule
* Sept./Oct. - Interactive Rock 'n Roll Fairytale WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE HANSEL & GRETEL - Book & Lyrics by Jade Greene; Music & Lyrics by Ed Schilter

*Nov./Dec. - Interactive Rock 'n Roll Fairytale THE JAMMIN' MUSICIANS OF BREMEN - Book & Lyrics by Jade Greene; Music & Lyrics by Ed Schilter


Special Note:Call (732)768-2709 and please visit our website for all information about the many happenings at The Grange Playhouse!  We always welcome new talent from actors to tech/crew, to playwrights and anyone who is interested in being part of your local theatre community!  It's fun for all...and all ages...a guaranteed good time and a super way to enjoy yourself and share how special you are with the rest of our home-grown supporters!  Please join us!  Even if you've never been on the stage, we are always in need of people who have skills with a hammer, saw, lights and all the very tough and critical roles that are required to make any production a success!!!  Come on out and work hard. The fun and feeling of success will reward you.  We'll "catch the theatre bug!!!"




Ongoing - By appointment only:    Skyline Films Comedy Film

Auditions are by appointment. All types are needed. A headshot and resume are required for the film audition. If you have already auditioned for Skyline Films, there is no need to audition again. Sides will be provided when the appointment is set.
For an appointment write to : or call or text : (732)768-2709.     


    A Brand New Show is coming in August 2014.  Details will be posted during the last week of July. 
  • If you'd like further information about how/when to audition for any production at The Grange Playhouse, please contact us.

    WHERE:  The Grange Playhouse - 4860 Route 9 South -  Howell, NJ

  • We are holding auditions by appointment for actors (beginners or experienced) to join the upcoming Grange Playhouse Improv Group.  This will be a fun, creative, no-holds-barred comedy troupe that will be a truly original acting experience, guaranteed to deliver a new brand of "improv" for any actor or audience member who participates!  
    To request an audition, please contact:
  • Kerri Ann Lombardi (732) 551-7355           
  • Email:
  • Starting in July, we will be adding children's theatre (performed by all ages) on weekend afternoons.  More details to follow soon!
  • Interested in private theatre party or Murder Mystery party?  We can bring the show right to you!  Contact us now to book entertainment for your upcoming event!
  •  We will be holding auditions for upcoming shows regularly.  Auditions  are usually held on the Monday following the second weekend of the month.  Specific audition dates for scheduled shows will be posted soon.  Call or text Jade to confirm at (732)  768-2709 or email: 
  • Ongoing - By appointment only:    Skyline Films Comedy Film
    Auditions are by appointment. All types are needed. A headshot and resume are required for the film audition. If you have already auditioned for Skyline Films, there is no need to audition again. Sides will be provided when the appointment is set.
    For an appointment write to : or call or text : (732)768-2709.   
  • Interested in Private Acting or Singing Lessons?  A certified, trained and experienced professional from The Grange Theatre can provide private lessons to you...Available for all ages, one-on-one or group lessons available.  Contact or call/text 732-551-7355
  • Theatrical Product List:
    • The Hitman Murder Mysteries
    • Interactive Rock N' Roll Fairytale
    • Stage Plays
    • Improv Acting Troupe
    • Professional Acting, Vocal & Stage Performance Lessons Available
    • DJ Services
    • Playwright Club - meetings open to all writers of any experience level, as well as to actors who are interested in the writing process.
    • Benefit Shows for local individuals or organzations in need of non-profit, fund-raising entertainment.



4860 Route 9 South
 Howell, NJ 07731
             (732) 768-2709    


Rehearsing for "A Kind Heart" - from left to right: Stephanie Kelleher, Danielle Whittman, Brian Lodato, Bonnie Palmer, Rick Pfaff, Jade Greene (on floor)
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