Bergen Date Night: Dinner And A Show
Pair an upcoming stage performance and a great meal for a perfect evening with your significant other or a group of friends.
If it’s been a while since you’ve done dinner and a show for date night (or just a fun evening out with friends), spring is the perfect time to start going out. And doing so need not be stressful: You can avoid big city traffic and long waits for dinner reservations by keeping plans local.
Most of Bergen County’s theaters and stages have reopened for in-person shows—comedies, dramas, fundraisers and more—and there’s never a shortage of dining options nearby. Below are some of our area venues with upcoming performances paired with some tried-and-true restaurants (be sure to check seating availability) that are just steps from the theater doors:
See It: Howdy Stranger Improv Comedy Show, April 23, 8 p.m. Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, Hackensack. The performance is completely made up on-the-spot, and it’s all inspired by audience suggestions.
See It: Crying on the Camino—A Special BCP Fundraiser, May 7, 8 p.m. Bergen County Players, Oradell. Actress Celeste Mancinelli’s funny and deeply moving one-woman show recounts her 200-mile walk on the Portuguese route to Santiago de Compostela.
See It: Follies, beginning May 6, 8 p.m. The Players Guild of Leonia. The show is based on the book by James Goldman featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
What are your favorite date night spots in Bergen County? Email your recommendations to editor Rita Guarna.