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​Our policy on show cancellations during inclement weather cannot be set in stone as there are many considerations to juggle and the weather is, at best, unpredictable despite the weatherman's predictions. That said, here's what we try to do:

We do not cancel any show due to the anticipation of inclement weather. Depending upon the length of a show, we can sometimes "hold" the curtain until as late as 8:15PM and so if the situation is one of "isolated" or "scattered" rainfall we will try to wait until the last possible minute.  Anything heavier than a mist can ruin thousands of dollars of sound and lighting equipment, as well as the musician's instruments. Heavy downpours are dangerous to fleeing patrons and actors who slip on the wet stage while dancing.

In situations where the rain has been steady all day and the Doppler shows more to come, we will be forced to cancel. Unfortunately there is no reliable means on getting the information on a cancelled show to the public, so if you are coming a good distance, we suggest waiting until the predication is favorable.

Bottom line --- we will wait as long as we can to cancel, but we simply cannot predict the weather. We work off the same weather reports as you - watch the same computerized Doppler and are not privy to any insider information. If you are truly concerned about the weather, try and schedule your visit when clear skies are predicted.

Official Rainouts

The following dates were official rainouts. If you have a ticket stub from any performances listed below, you may use them by exchanging the stub at the box office for a new ticket.  Rain checks/cancelled shows are valid up to one year from the date of issue and can be used for any of our summer performances. 

The Rain Check Line will open 3 minutes after the Box Office line opens. Only one chair is allowed for each Rain Check stub.

*Please Note - rainchecks for the 2019 dates below can be exchanged through the end of our 2021 season*


Raincheck Policy:
Should it rain during a performance, the show will need to be cancelled due to the musicians and electrical equipment, as well as your safety. However, if you save your rain stub from your ticket, you may use it to attend at no additional charge any future summer performance up to a year later. And you don't have to wait in the ticket buyers line; there will be a special window or table set up where you can immediately exchange your stub for a new ticket on the night you decide to revisit us. The ticket stub is only good for the summer shows ---not good for the children's musicals or "JOSEPH".

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Stephen J. Capestro Theater
1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ 08837
Mailing Address:
PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone - (732) 548-2884
Fax - (732) 548-1484
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