Fair Moon Stages was founded on April 10, 2015 under the name Dream Theater Productions, with the primary focus of providing young actors with a place to enhance their craft while building their professional resumes. Quickly the focus expanded to ensure theatrical entertainment was available, and accessible to anyone who wished to spend an evening at the theater.
Dream Theater Productions made its debut at the inaugural BroadwayCon in New York City on January 22, 2016, with just a small booth and an informational video.
Later that year Dream Theater produced the first of two evenings at the prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below. The first event was Monster Makers by Stephen Dolginoff. This was a staged reading of an original musical featuring Broadway’s Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys) and Leo Ash Evens (Jesus Christ Superstar, Shuffle Along and School of Rock) performing alongside Mr. Dolginoff.
The following July we returned with a sold out event entitled Red, White and Broadway, a review of patriotic songs from well-known musicals. Between events in New York City the company produced its first fully staged review, A Broadway Christmas at The Forum Theater in Metuchen, NJ. Both reviews were conceived and directed by Dream Theater Productions Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Bernard Solomon.
On June 1, 2017 Dream Theater Productions announced a partnership with The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. This announcement also included the titles for our inaugural season of full-scale musical productions: High School Musical, Legally Blonde and Sister Act. Our first two shows demonstrated our commitment to quality and professional entertainment. After our second production we were awarded the unique opportunity to present the NJ Premier of the international hit Mamma Mia!, and we enthusiastically replaced our planned production of Sister Act, preserving that popular title for a future engagement.
Our inaugural season at UCPAC showed a 37% increase in ticket sales and a 40% increase in revenue, breaking all box office records at the venue.
The season also included notable Broadway performers including Willy Falk, Jennifer Cody, Eric Van Tielen and Michael Hunsaker.
Following the close of our first season, Dream Theater Productions officially changed its name to Fair Moon Stages to avoid confusion with a progressive heavy metal rock band.
Fair Moon Stages has become a trusted name throughout Union County and New Jersey for providing quality, professional entertainment that is affordable and accessible.