It's Almost Thanksgiving! Happy November!

Hello NJ Community Theater members!

I can’t believe we are one month after the 2023 Perry Awards and just weeks away from Thanksgiving!  How did this happen?  Time certainly flies when you are having fun! I am still reeling from a great ceremony at the Strand.  I am happy to have shared this event with great family, friends, and fellow NJ thespians!   

With one event in the rearview mirror, the Board is already working on the 2024 Perry Awards.  The board never stops!  November and December are busy months; between holidays, vacations, and parties, there is a lot going on.  With this there are still shows being put up.  A Christmas present for me would be to have all these shows reviewed so we aren’t going crazy to find coverage for it or have to ask for videos.  Please share this holiday season with a friend to see a show.  It is a free gift for you and your friend.  Who doesn’t like a free gift?  If it is free it is for me! The plea has already gone out for November and December shows, so theaters please post your shows ASAP and reviews please sign up for them!

We are not only getting shows reviewed for this new season, but we are also already asking for submissions for the nominations for stage managers, Community Theater of the year, Lifetime Achievement, and the David P. McMenemie Award.  While doing a show or just finishing a show, please send in your nomination for stage manager.   Please send in as soon as possible so you remember all of the wonderful things they did and can be put on that submission.

I am happy to see shows getting reviewed, nominations coming in, and getting ready for the next ceremony!  Also, look out for updates of what NJACT is doing for additional events.  I hope all of you have a happy and safe holiday season this year.


With much love and appreciation,

PJ Campacci
President, New Jersey Association of Community Theaters

The 2023 NJACT Perry Awards Ceremony

We are SO excited to announce that the 2023 NJACT Perry Awards will be held at the Strand Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 1st at 7pm. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm.
This year we will be introducing a new ticket tier to make the event accessible for all of our membership.  Those wishing to attend our cocktail hour will purchase a VIP ticket! This will allow you entrance to our VIP lounge with the refreshments we all know and love.   Purchase for VIP tickets will end on September 15, 2023.  Coming from a show or dinner and have no time for cocktail hour? Never fear! Our doors will be open at 6:30pm and you can select a regular ticket price for entrance.  Bars will be located within the VIP lounge and in the lobby of the theater.
Early Bird Special:  Until September 1st, 2023, you can purchase a regular ticket for $45.00 and a VIP ticket at $60.00.
Once our Early Bird Special ends on September 1st, you can purchase a regular ticket for $50.00 and VIP ticket for $65.00.  Be advised, VIP ticket purchases will end on September 15th, but you can purchase a regular ticket at the door.
You can purchase tickets here.

Questions? Please email us at!


Congratulations to all who contributed to a fabulous season – and enjoy the evening!

Getting to Know You with PJ Campacci

NJACT Perry Awards is pleased to present Episode 6 of “Getting to Know You with PJ Campacci” — a monthly show where our President will interview member theaters to discuss their experiences in NJ theater. This month’s episode features Rob Michael Lasky from The MTM Players.

Check out previous episodes and other videos may be found on our NJACT Videos YouTube channel!

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