American Theater Group's home is the new intimate new 199-seat Hamilton Stage at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway New Jersey. Hamilton Stage is governed and operated by the Union County Performing Arts Center. Tickets to all American Theater Group events can be purchased at the UC PAC Box Office.

American Theater Group is New Jersey’s newest professional theater company that offers new and classic American musicals and plays, as well as inspiring theater education programs.

Co-Founders and Co-Producing Artistic Directors - James N. Vagias, Rick Sordelet, and Joe Mancuso.

Steven Schwartz, Artistic Advisor of ATG’s New American Musical Reading Series - “I am delighted that American Theater Group will use its resources to help nurture new musicals for the theater. I look forward to helping them and working with Jim Vagias in their efforts to insure the continued health of this vital American art form."


American Theater Group produces new and classic works, primarily by American playwrights, with an emphasis on the development of new works and the rediscovery of undeservedly neglected older ones. ATG engages audiences by making theater’s glorious possibilities accessible to the diverse community in which we live, through remarkable performances as well as quality arts-in-education programming.

James Vagias, Co-Founder; Rick Sordelet, Co-Founder; Joe Mancuso, Co-Founder






In Love. In-Laws. In Trouble.

Marry Harry is the love story of two adults on the verge of thirty in desperate need of a sharp pair of scissors to snip the parental ties that choke and bind them. Little Harry, stuck as cook at his dad’s (Big Harry) failing bistro, dreams of becoming a real chef on his own. Sherri, the landlord’s (Francine) daughter, spent her twenties being pushed by mom into a series of botched engagements and is now back home, single and unmoored. When Francine threatens eviction, Little Harry asks Sherri out, hoping to save the restaurant. Their courtship of convenience unexpectedly blossoms into true love – and then implodes. Then … well, you’ll have to come to the performance to find out how their story ends. With humor and heart Marry Harry explores ideas about family loyalty, marriage, love, and finding one’s path in life.

Performance Dates & Times:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 1, 2014 8:00 PM
Friday, May 2, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:00 PM
Friday, May 9, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 3:00 PM