To A Muse @ Central Elemenary School
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
To A Muse @ Central Elemenary School | East Hanover | New Jersey | United States

During a school field trip to the local museum, students learn the tradition of artists asking the Muses for aid in their creations. Then the class teacher reminds the students of their upcoming final project.

Poor Theodore! He lacks a creative spark, and jokingly prays to the Muses for inspiration. To his surprise (and great distress!) the nine Muses actually emerge from a painting in the museum and come to Theodore’s aid, following him back to school. He wishes them away, but by custom they cannot leave until they have inspired Theodore.

Will the Muses succeed in inspiring Theordore, or simply in driving him crazy?

It Takes A Rainbow @ Central Elementary School
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Annual production by the Second Grade of It Takes A Rainbow!

Fresh from its exciting NYC debut last summer, a new crop of youngsters will bring this musical to life. (Although the presenting school is Frank J. Smith, the performance is held at Central Elementary School in East Hanover, NJ.)

WAR OF THE WORDS June 13 @ Central Elementary School
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Here is the flier for the upcoming production of WAR OF THE WORDS, June 13 at 6:30 pm. (EDIT: The show will start at 7pm, despite what the flier says!)  The musical is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

The show is being presented by the 4th Grade Student Actors League of Arts and Drama (“SALAD”) of Central Elementary School, East Hanover, NJ. If you would like to attend, the street address is 400 Ridgedale Avenue. (Drop us a note and we can set you up.)

This is the fourth production of the show, and Thompson and Russell have identified two spots where a new song is needed. The team is hard at work getting everything prepared!

Cupid’s Bow @ Central Elementary School
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cupid's Bow @ Central Elementary School | East Hanover | New Jersey | United States

The Fifth Grade class of Central School in East Hanover, NJ, presents CUPID’S BOW.

Click here to read more about the show!

It Takes A Rainbow @ Central Elementary School
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It Takes A Rainbow @ Central Elementary School | East Hanover | New Jersey | United States

Join the Frank J. Smith 2nd Grade class in its annual production of the award-winning IT TAKES A RAINBOW.

Click here to learn more about the show!

Winner Takes All! @ Central Elementary School
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Winner Takes All! @ Central Elementary School | East Hanover | New Jersey | United States

The Central Elementary 4th Grade presents the “updated Shakespeare” musical, WINNER TAKES ALL!

Learn more about this show by clicking here!

“A Knight at the Round Table” returns February 20 @ Central Elementary School
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Fifth Grade Student Actors’ League of Arts and Drama (SALAD) proudly presents an encore presentation of “A Knight at the Round Table.”

As Gwen and her friends dig deeper into the realm of Camelot, they discover fascinating parallels to the lives they are living today.

It Takes A Rainbow NEW DATE is April 30, 2020 @ Central Elementary School
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Apologies for the inconvenience, but due to a scheduling conflict IT TAKES A RAINBOW has been moved to an earlier date: APRIL 30 at 7pm. May 2020 IT TAKES A RAINBOW is the fan-favorite, aware-winning musical that has made it all the way to New York City in 2017. Presented by the Frank J, Smith School 2nd Grade class. The show is about 50 minutes long and the kids are always a treat; all are invited! Click to see the show’s website to learn more about the show.

MOVED to NEW DATE (It Takes A Rainbow) @ Central Elementary School
May 7 all-day

Originally scheduled for May 7, 2020, IT TAKES A RAINBOW was moved a week earlier to April 30, 2020.
The location is the same; only the date has changed.
Please contact with any questions or concerns.

“Katrina, the Shrew” coming up June 10, 2020 @ Central Elementary School
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Based on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, this crowd favorite is always good for a lot of laughs. Fun fact: This was the first show Thompson & Russell wrote together! See the Katrina, The Shrew page for more information!

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