Love is in the Air -- Happy February!

Hello Friends, Theaters, and Members:


I can’t believe we’re in February already — love is in the air!  I feel like we just had our Ceremony last week, not 4 months ago.  With that in mind, we are getting closer to the end of June (bring on the sunshine and warmth!), so theater representatives, please be connecting with your reviewers to make sure that they have done their TWO REVIEWS EACH. Remember this is to keep both the reviewers and their theaters in good standing to get nominations and awards!  That being said, please remember if you are reviewing, please get it in asap as they are due within two weeks.  Also, when signing up for a show please don’t go for a show you audition for, or have worked at theater that season on the production staff of a show, know someone that is either family or friends, or will be doing that show later in the reviewer season.  I understand that sometimes you will sign up for a show not realizing you know someone in the show.  It is hard not to know someone in it!  Please be fair to the show and production staff.  Also keep in mind the weather.  We are in the part of the year where our weather has often been unpredictable.  Theaters and reviewers – if this happens, keep us posted on your plans. If we hear a show is closing or a reviewer has to cancel, we will let you know. 

Don’t forget to nominate your stage managers or individuals for our other specialty awards: Lifetime Achievement, Community Theater of the Year, and the David P. McMenemie awards.  I know I sound like a broken record, but this is important.   I like to have people recognized by their peers for all of their hard work.  So get them in!

I hope all is well.  I am proud of our organization and our state. Happy February!!


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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