New Jersey Stage

Friday, August 23, 2013


(Newton, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre's second anniversary as a performing arts venue will be celebrated with a live performance by comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer on Saturday, September 7th. Those attending the show should plan to arrive early to enjoy a piece of Anniversary cake and participate in the festivities. 

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. For most of its history it was operated as a movie theater. Two years ago new co-owners, Jonathan Peirce and Paul Larena, fully renovated it into a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. In September 2011 The Newton Theatre opened it's doors for a sold-out performance by Todd Rundgren! 

Since then the theatre has been rocked by bands such as Blues Traveler, the Gin Blossoms, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Bacon Brothers, Graham Parker, the Winery Dogs, Kansas, and the Wallflowers. Many other memorable artists have graced the stage including Judy Collins, Joan Osborne, Christopher Cross, Richard Marx and Lyle Lovett. Various other types of shows have included comedy, the Irish Rovers and school and family events. 

The Newton Theatre continues to book new and diverse acts like the upcoming world renowned psychic Sylvia Browne, the funk / soul / rock band Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Celtic Tenors, up and coming country star Sarah Darling, the return of Southern rock greats the Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws, top comedians like Paula Poundstone and Ralphie May, a fun family show with The Pop Ups, the greatest big band of all time The Glenn Miller Orchestra and a celebration of the 100th birthday of the acclaimed Woody Guthrie by his son, legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie. 

In celebration of these past performances and in anticipation of the exciting future ahead the Newton Theatre's anniversary fete with Jim Breuer will be an awesome night out for those who attend. Cake, ticket giveaways and other surprises will be in store before the show begins. 

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today's top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. Purchase tickets by visiting or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700. 

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at .