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Sweet Sounds Downtown
0 miles from Rialto
Various Westfield Street Corners
Free Jazz and Pop sponsored by Downtown Westfield corporation. Performances are visible and/or audible from a number of restaurant sidewalks. Or just pull up your camp chair!

 

Rialto Theatre
0 miles from Rialto
250 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
(908)-232-1288
Built in the 1920's, "saved" in 1997, and totally renovated in 2009, the Rialto has morphed from a single screen to a triplex to a 6-plex, but retains the small town small theater charm.

 

Westfield Symphony Orchestra
0.1 miles from Rialto
224 East Broad St. Suite 6 Westfield NJ 07090
(908)232-9400
http://www.westfieldsymphony.org/
Founded in 1983, New Jersey's second largest professional orchestra performs in Westfield at the Presbyterian Church, at Union County Performing Art Center in Rahway, and at Carnegie Hall.

 

Mindowaskin Park Summer Concerts
0.1 miles from Rialto
Mindowaskin Park Westfield Summer
Thursdays 7:30 Summer Thursdays 7:30. Community Concert Band, and the Westfield Swing Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show!

 

Coffee with a Conscience
0.1 miles from Rialto
Methodist Church. 1 E Broad St, Westfield
(908)412-9105
http://www.coffeewithconscience.com/
One Saturday a month, 10 months a year, this series presents mainly folky acts, in coffee house atmosphere. Proceeds to a different charitable cause at each show.

 

Oratorio Singers
0.1 miles from Rialto
Methodist Church. 1 E Broad St, Westfield
(908)233-4211
www.fumcwestfield.org/music/oratorio.htm
Led by Julliard trained Trent Johnson who is also an acclaimed organist, the Oratorio Singer perform in Westfield and beyond, including Carnegie Hall, and frequently collaborate with Westfield Symphony Orchestra.

 

Westfield Community Players
0.2 miles from Rialto
1000 North Avenue West Westfield, NJ 07090
(908)232-1221
http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/
Coming in 2009-2010 Woody allen's Don't Drink the Water, The Second Time Around, Dal M for Murder, and Caught in the Net.

 

Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. 
Classes, camps, workshops and theatre productions for children
539 Hort St.
(908) 578-0756
hedgehogandfeather@yahoo.com

 

Westfield HS Theater
0.2 miles from Rialto
550 Dorian Road Westfield, NJ 07090
(908)789-4500
http://www.westfieldnjk12.org/
The superbly directed fall play and spring musical are consistently a superior entertainment value. Orchestras play very well, and leading players tend to be exemplary to astonishingly talented and proficient.

 

Westfield Library
0.2 miles from Rialto
550 E Broad St Westfield, NJ
(908)789-4090
http://www.wmlnj.org/
Film Showings, Lectures, Alphorn Ensembles, Storytimes, and fabulous lending collection of DVDs and CDs, mostly free.

 

Miller-Cory House Museum
0.7 miles from Rialto
614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield NJ
(908) 232-1776

http://www.millercoryhouse.org/
The Miller-cory house was built mainly by the Samuel Miller between 1740 and 1782, when it passed into possession of the Cory's. It is a registered as a state and national historic site, and today works as a "living museum" with costumed docents giving Sunday tours of the skills of colonial New Jersey.

 

Crossroads at Garwood
1.6 miles from Rialto
78 North Ave Garwood, NJ 07027
(908) 232-5666
http://www.crossroadsatgarwood.com/
Cajun cuisine and eclectic schedule of blues, rock, pop and world bands. Jazz jams on Tuesdays!

 

Union County Music Fest
1.9 miles from Rialto
Oak Ridge Park, Clark
(908)558-4079
www.ucnj.org/parks/musicfest.html

 

Trailside Museum
2 miles from Rialto
Watchung Reservation New Providence Rd Mountainside, NJ
(908) 789-3670

 

Union County Summer Arts Festival
2.2 miles from Rialto
Echo Lake Park, Westfield
(908)558-4079
www.ucnj.org/parks/summerarts.html
The superbly directed fall play and spring musical are consistently a superior entertainment value. Orchestras play very well, and leading players tend to be exemplary to astonishingly talented and proficient. The material is of the quality that always deserves to be done one more time, and this is a great economical way to introduce your brood to the pleasures of Cole Porter, Kaufman & Hart and their ilk.

 

The Theater Project at UCC
2.5 miles from Rialto
1033 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7000
http://www.thetheaterproject.org/
Get your Guare, Durang, wasserstein and Busch right here in the suburbs, performed by professional casts. Free readings and $10 student tickets, too.

 

Cranford Historical Society
2.9 miles from Rialto
38 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ
(908) 276-0082
www.cranford.com/history/society.asp

 

Osborn Cannonball House Museum
3 miles from Rialto
1840 Front St Scotch Plains, NJ
(908) 889-4137‎

 

CDC Theatre
3.5 miles from Rialto
8 Winans Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
(908)276-7611
www.cdctheatre.org/contact.html
From La Cage aux Folles, to The Complete Works of Shakepeare (Abridged) with a little Light in the Piazza thrown in, a steady and popular community theater. Children's theater too. Producing since 1919.

 

Union County R&B by the Brook
4.5 miles from Rialto
Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield
(908)558-4079
www.ucnj.org/parks/rhythmandblues.html
Last year featured Ashford and Simpson, Grandmaster Flash and Joe Taino

 

Union County Performing Arts Center
4.7 miles from Rialto
1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065
(732)499-8226
http://www.ucpac.org/
Really varied, mostly one-off performances, such as BYU Ballroom Dance Compay, Oldies Revue, Dickie Betts, Dionne Warwick

 

Paper Mill Playhouse
5.6 miles from Rialto
Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 07041
(973)376-4343
http://www.papermill.org/
1938 Multiple Tony Award®, Academy Award®, and Golden Globe Award® winner José Ferrer performs in Flight Into China.   Eva Le Gallienne and Rex O'Malley appear in Noel Coward's Private Lives. Multiple Tony Award®, Academy Award®, and Golden Globe Award® winner José Ferrer performs in Flight Into China.   Eva Le Gallienne and Rex O'Malley appear in Noel Coward's Private Lives. In September, Paper Mill Playhouse opens its 70th Anniversary Season! classes, summer conservatory, community outreach, youth theater Rising Star Awards Musicals and Plays Regional Professiona Theater.

 

Drake House Museum
5.6 miles from Rialto
602 W Front St, Plainfield, NJ
(908)755-5831

 

Plays in the Park
7.3 miles from Rialto
Roosevelt Park, Edison NJ 08817
(732)548-2884
http://www.playsinthepark.com/
Players from all over New Jersey and a few from NYC vie to appear in the highly produced outdoor musicals, with considerable live orchestra. This years line up includes "company", "all shook up", singin in the Rain and a Dance Fest. County sponsored, tickets are around $3. bring your own lawn chairs and line up for tickets, which are sold at 5, then set up your chairs 1st come 1st serve. go over to menlo mall for dinner or have a picnic, and come back to your chairs at dark when the show starts.

 

Wilkins Theatre, Kean University
7.4 miles from Rialto
1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
(908)737-7469
http://www.keanstage.com/
The largest of 5 theaters on the Kean campus, 15 minutes from Westfield. A number of visiting artists also stopped at NJPAC. From Proof to 1776 to Doc Severinsen and alborada Dance Theater, there is a deep culture vein to be mined here.

 

The Chatham Playhouse
9.6 miles from Rialto
23 North Passaic Avenue Chatham NJ
(973)635-7363
http://www.chathamplayers.org/
They do a great job on a range of comedies and musicals, but really famous for their biennial "A Christmas Carol"

 

NJPAC
11.2 miles from Rialto
36 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102
(888)GO-NJPAC
http://www.njpac.org/
The 2750 Seat Prudential Hall, 514 seat Victoria Theater, and The Chase Room Cabaret, host short stands by national and international music, dance, theater and Broadway , touring productions. Alvin Ailey, Pilobulos, Tchaikovsky Ballet, Keith Jarrett, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar,A Prairie Home Companion, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal. An Evening with Rita Moreno,The Color Purple, Barbara Cook, New York Philharmonic, Itzhak Perlman, conductor and violin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra NJPAC also hosts NJYT summer musical program, extensive other youth and outreach programs.

 

Crossroads Theatre Company
12.1 miles from Rialto
7 Livingston Av New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-8100
http://www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org/
1999 Tony for Outstanding Redional Theater, 20 plus years dedicated to professional African American Theater.

 

George Street Playhouse
12.1 miles from Rialto
9 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 846-2895
http://www.gsponline.org/
Established regional producer unveils a half dozen plays and musicals per season, and has sent it's share on to Tony and Pulitzer winning New York productions, including The Spitfire Grill and Proof.

 

Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Etc.
20.3 miles from Rialto
New York, New York
Take a train or a carload to the Apple, considered by many the cultural center of the universe.

 

McCarter Theatre Center
26.9 miles from Rialto
91 University Place Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)258-6500
http://www.mccarter.org/
It's a 50 minute hike from Westfield

     
     

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