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First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre

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Address: 123 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1240
Phone Number: +1 732-291-7552
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Fri - Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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Bringing Broadway Plays to the Jersey Shore. The Number One Dessert Theatre...

Bringing Broadway Plays to the Jersey Shore. The Number One Dessert Theatre in Atlantic Highlands NJ. For over Twenty Five Years! We present Comedies, Dramas, Mysteries,Musicals. The price includes Cake,Coffee or Tea A half hour before the show and soda at intermission. Reservations Required. Please call 24/7 and we will return your call. A new production is presented each month.

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Jenny's house of joy

Great show. The story line was interesting and funny and the dessert and coffee was a plus after the dinner at a local restaurant.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
sally b
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Roselle Park
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Middletown, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We always enjoy our night out at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre. Always friendly and comfortable. The monthly shows have variety and there is always a mix of new and familiar actors onstage. A real gem.

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S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this review

Come back and visit us this month for our November musical revue.....Break A Leg On Broadway. Thanks for the review. We look forward to your next visit to our intimate venue. More 

Roselle Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great show. The story line was interesting and funny and the dessert and coffee was a plus after the dinner at a local restaurant.

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Thank sally b
S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed the play. We hope you'll come back and see us soon. Thanks for the great review! We're glad you had an enjoyable time. Every month there is a new production. When one play is onstage another is in rehearsal. Onstage in August "Adam's Eve" by Matthew Carlin Directed by Dave Mc... More 

Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My husband and i did a date night last month and saw our first play at the First Avenue Theater. We both weren't sure what to expect. We were happily surprised. The play was great....had a good story line, was very funny and the ladies put on an excellent performance. Everyone was super nice... including the performers, who we got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have been to First Avenue Playhouse many time over the last few years and have always had a good time. They perform mostly comedies that are enjoyable. No where else in Central NJ can you see a good show and get a tasty desert for less than $25. The tables are a bit small for the number of customers,... More 

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S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're always happy to see you at our intimate venue. Onstage in August "Adam's Eve" by Matthew Carlin Directed by Dave Mc Grath will surely tickle you! In September "Cheaper By The Dozen" by Frank and Earnestine Gilbreth, will be directed by Gina Shuster. This entertaining play tells the true story of a dad, his... More 

Clark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been going to this theatre for years. A cozy community theatre with coffee and cake-what could be better. While the performances are not always Broadway caliber, they are usually very good. The theatre leans towards comedies but occasionally branches out. They put on a new show every month and we have seen most of them. You get a... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Recently went to First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre and saw Jenny's House of Joy. We couldn't stop laughing. The performances were outstanding, especially the dialogue between the characters Anita & Frances. Great job by all!

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful evening! The play was so great and the performances were all fantastic. We had front row seats and I enjoyed my cake and tea. I especially enjoyed Anita's character. She was incredible and she brought me to tears in the one scene.... Very moving .... I can't wait to go back again !!

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Well, first let me speak about First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre in general since that'll wind up being dramatically more relevant long term. The play itself will be gone by the end of the month…sadly. What you can expect after entering the building: - The absolute friendliest, kindest, happiest employees you'll ever see - A smaller room with a bunch... More 

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S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're so glad your a fan. "Jenny's House of Joy" by Norm Foster was cast and directed by Barry Prag. Each month we have a new play and a new director. They each bring their own creativity to the productions. The tables seat 6 which gives you the opportunity to chat with your friends or make... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've been going to First Avenue Playhouse since it opened over 25 years ago! I have seen many wonderful shows there, as well as directing and acting in over a dozen of their shows over the years. Comedies, farces, mysteries, and even the occasional drama and small musical - First Avenue has a new show every month presented by talented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I recently went to see Jenny's House of Joy at First Avenue Playhouse. This show was hilarious! The ladies put on an amazing performance and nailed the timing of jokes and quips. I couldn't stop laughing the entire time! This is my third show at the dessert theater and I've enjoyed myself immensely every time. The staff is super friendly,... More 

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S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! For 27 years we've been presenting a new production each month. Each production differers too since there is a new director each month as well. They each bring there own creativity to the production. This month Barry Prag directed Norm Foster's "Jenny's House of Joy." The casting, set design and costume selection are all part of... More 

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