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First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre

123 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1240
+1 732-291-7552
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Worth the trip

This month's play was particularly wonderful It was Charlotte's Web a great children's book that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We had the opportunity to attend 'Charlottes Web' with friends and were blown away with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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Bringing Broadway Plays to the Jersey Shore. The Number One Dessert Theatre in Atlantic Highlands NJ. For over Twenty Eight 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. Please leave your reservation request on our 24 hours reservation line and you will call you back. 732-291-7552
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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123 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1240
+1 732-291-7552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This month's play was particularly wonderful It was Charlotte's Web a great children's book that is told in this play that brought back the same emotions & feelings as when I read the book as a small boy about fifty years ago. And while I...More

1  Thank GeoReview
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to attend 'Charlottes Web' with friends and were blown away with the professionalism of the actors, especially the young ones. The boy who plays Wilbur the pig was not only 'Humble, and Terrific', he was animated, expressive and very accomplished for...More

2  Thank Hogan2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to this theater for many, many years when they started across the street. Have not had one bad experience. Love the comedies. The wonderful dessert an extra bonus. Always try to get there early that I get to pick my favorite cake...More

Thank Bayridge66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Avenue continues to delight: this month they do so with the classic The Philadelphia Story, made famous by the movie with Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. The performances in this play are OUTSTANDING. First Avenue has a new play every month, and...More

Thank theresaandjohnd
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I've been going to the Dessert Theatre for over a decade. And it is always a treat. Although the show starts at 8:30pm, be sure to get there when doors open at 7;50 (Sunday matinees have different hours). Getting there early ensures you get a...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The theater maybe small and quaint but time and time again they produce first rate shows. The Philadelphia story, takes you back in time to the Main Line of Philadelphia and the Lord family. The large cast is filled with great talent. Lilyanne White as...More

1  Thank permoro
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Wow, after seeing these talented professionals present an incredible performance of "The Importance of Being Ernest" two months ago, they've done it again. Last night I thoroughly enjoyed the classic "The Philadelphia Story".. For those of you that know the story, just call and make...More

1  Thank NJJUDI
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Savannah Sipping Society - a great girls night out show, can be combined with a local dinner in one of the many restaurants in the Atlantic Highlands area and a walk in the beach. All four characters in the show are unique and very...More

Thank parasaru
S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! Audiences are having a great time with this show. In response to popular demand we have added two more performances of "Savannah Sipping Society" August 4 & 5. There's always something entertaining here at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert. Twelve...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

My friends and I really love this venue and we have enjoyed several plays at the First Avenue Playhouse and we all agreed that this one was one of the very best. It took poignant scenarios that were so relatable to each of us and...More

Thank rstardancer
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I have been here several times with friends. We go out to an early dinner and then head over for dessert and coffee. The plays are very entertaining and well acted. Always a good time.More

Thank Mary K
S-E P, Public Relations Manager at First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you back Atlantic Highlands for July's Hilarious comedy "The Savannah Sipping Society" By Jones,Hope & Wooten. Award Winning Director Barry Prag Four unique middle age Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines...More

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Response from aetius2016 | Reviewed this property |
Probably PG. There are innuendos in the July play called Jennys' house of Joy It is about a brothel in the old west. It is very funny and, at times, tender and sweet. We had senior citizens with us who were laughing out... More