4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
2016-17: 4th Wall's 20th Anniversary Season!

A Season of Comedies!

Off The Wall Production:
GUYS & DOLLS in Concert

This show ran September 30 - October 2, 2016.
​MID Stage Production
(Musicals In Development Series):

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jeff Ward
directed by Nancy Robillard
music directed by Markus Grae-Hauck

March 3-5, 2017
Westminster Arts Center
at Bloomfield College

Take One is the story of the disastrous first versions of three great things. It’s a history-spanning musical comedy that explores the struggles that come with the act of creation, even for the gods. In our MID Stage Series, 4th Wall produces fully staged, fully memorized, small-budget shows that have not yet had other formal presentations before a public audience.​ As part of the experience of being in the show's first audience, you will have the opportunity to respond to the show during talkbacks with the director, writer, and actors after each performance.

WRITER’S BIO: Jeff Ward is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He wrote jokes for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” from mid-Colin Quinn through mid-Tina Fey, and writes music and comedy for National Public Radio and the comedy group Euphobia. This fall he appeared in Nico: Underground at Theatre for the New City. His short stories are published in May Contain Nuts (Harper Perennial), Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit (Crown), and The Lowbrow Reader Reader. A collection of his plays from NPR, The Union Signal Radio Theatre Collection, has recently been released by Blackstone Audio.
Main Stage Musical:

Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi

June 2-11, 2017
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

directed by Kate Swan
​music directed by Markus Grae-Hauck

In the history of totally insane wedding days, this one takes the cake. It's the Steinberg wedding. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets are exposed - and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone with parents.

This new musical ran on Broadway in 2015, directed by David Hyde Pierce and starring Tyne Daly.


​​for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf 
by Ntozake Shange
​directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer

​This show ran February 16 and 17, 2017.

NJ Musical Theatre Composers Showcase, 2nd Edition
Saturday, April 1, 2017

​Our first Showcase in 2014 was a big success, so we are extremely excited and proud to present more of New Jersey's best and brightest new Musical Theatre composers. Their songs, both stand-alone pieces and songs from their complete musicals, will be performed by instrumentalists and singers from Broadway and from the 4th Wall family. Best of all, you will get to hear a couple of new musical "pitches," in which composing teams will present a segment of one of their latest new works-in-progress, and you will get to be among the first audiences to respond with your feedback! More information to come.