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“Gem in Rahway”

Union County Performing Art Center
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Rahway
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to the Hamilton Theater in Rahway on New Year's Eve, to see Karp and Foley perform. They were a terrific blues act, playing in an intimate venue. The theater is fairly small, all the seats are perfect, and the sound is phenomenal. We met the director of UCPAC, Larry McCullogh, and we were struck by his warmth, charisma, and professionalism. Everyone should experience a performance, a play or concert or any other show at this beautiful stage, or at the larger theater on Main St. I'm looking forward to returning there soon!

Thank Gary and Paula H
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Recently discovered a totally unknown (to us) theater venue in Rahway called The Hamilton Stage, on (you guessed it) Hamilton St just blocks from the Union County PAC. We went there for the Bullet Theater group's production of Assassins, an American history musical by Stephen Sondheim. The Hamilton Stage is a beautiful theater! Terrific stage. We went to four performances (because our son Dave was in the cast) and did not have a bad seat. Speaking of sitting, very comfortable seating. Nice bathrooms and a spacious lobby featuring red and white wine for sale. Terrific overall experience. It all felt brand new. We couldn't believe it. It is well hidden on a residential street, several blocks in from St Georges Avenue. Do yourself a favor if you like local theater. Go and see this place for yourself.

Thank thseamon
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great place in the heart of Rahway. I saw Jay Black there. It is a small theater, very clean and the seats are well placed for good viewing.
The venues are well managed and exciting. It was nice as afterwards you can meet the stars and get autographs. There is plenty of parking nearby. I recommend this theater!

Thank SmilingNJGirl
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

if you are in the area, check and see what or who is playing here. A beautiful theatre built in 1928 that has been refurbished to its golden days. The theatre also has 2 smaller stages, the Hamilton Stage and The Loft. Top name celberties such as Kenny Rodgers, Vicki Kawrence, Engelbert Humperdink, Dickie Betts, and Pat Benatar are just a couple who have been on this stage. Dont miss this gem, a freindly staff and a terrific theatre.

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