Fair Lawn Community Center
George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation

Arts, Theater and Events

Upcoming Events

The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation located at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ is proud to announce the following Upcoming Performance/Event listings for October - December 2017  

“Catch Me If You Can” presented by Old Library Theatre
October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2017
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure.  With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams.  When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.  For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit

Winter Holiday Cabaret: A Celebration of Dances From Around the World
The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 pm 

An Evening With MELANIE
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 pm
Information and ticket sales 201-384-1325                                 

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” presented by St. Anne Stages
November 10-12, 2017
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 3 pm
In this gripping classic of the 1960s, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" questions not only the definitions of mental illness and humane treatment, but the perennial theme of man vs. authority. Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, back by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will.  Tickets $25.  For ticket sales visit www.showtix4u.comIntended for mature audiences.  Inappropriate for children 13 and under.

“Iolanthe” presented by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3 pm
Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri, is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert.  In the opera, the fairy Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this forbidden by fairy law.  Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery.  All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis.  When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman, she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies.  The opera satirizes many aspects of British government, law and society.  The confrontation between the fairies and the peers is a version of one of Gilbert’s favorite themes: a tranquil civilization of women is disrupted by a male-dominated world through the discovery of mortal love.  For information and ticket sales visit

“A Holiday Spectacular” presented by North Jersey Concert Band
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8 pm
Please join us as we perform a variety of Christmas and Hanukkah selections from traditional to contemporary, classical to pop and music compilations from around the world.  All tickets: $10.  Tickets available at or at the box office the evening of the performance.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton with Eli Smith
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Information and ticket sales 201-384-1325

“Bridges of Madison County” presented by Old Library Theatre
December 8-10, 2017
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee
war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair.  When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.  For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit

“The SantaLand Diaries” presented by Skyline Theatre Company
A funny and quirky look at the holidays…
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3 pm
“A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy’s.  Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle.  Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing” - NY Times.  Adapted by Joe Mantello.  Directed by David C. Neal.  For information and ticket reservations call 800-474-1299 or visit      

General Note: All programming subject to change. Doors to the theater open one hour before show time and any available tickets can be purchased at the Theater Box Office at that time. For further information and upcoming event listings please check the Community Center website at or and click on the Community Center.

We welcome and continue to take both private and corporate bookings for use of our Theater, Atrium Lobby and conference room facilities. For rental information please call the Office of Corporate and Cultural Planning at 201-794-5346 or email us at

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Business Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Excluding holidays)

Community Center Hours:

Mon. through Fri. - 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office of Corporate & Cultural Planning
Name: Robin Schamach 
Title: Corporate & Cultural Planner
Address: Fair Lawn Municipal Building
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410

Phone: 201-794-5346 
Fax: 201-703-4257


Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  
Monday to Friday


Personalized Theater Seats

Donation: $100

Have your name, family name, business or organization displayed on a seat in our state of the art theater.

You supply the inscription and we will design the theater seat plaque.

For information please call (201) 794-5372