There’s something peaceful about empty theaters. The stage lights darkened (save for a solitary bulb), the curtain still, the seats empty, the props and costumes neatly tucked away.There’s also a haunting quality to them. Many people will tell you that has a simple explanation — ghosts. More: Seances, cemetery tours: 25 historically spooky NJ happenings Whether attributed to the spirits of actors and stagehands past or just the mishaps and miscues of a busy production, spooky and unexplained happenings seem inextricably tied to theaters, from the biggest houses on Broadway to the single-room shops spread out in communities across the world.New Jersey’s theaters are no exception. Check out stories from a few of the state’s regional and community theaters that will leave you whistling a spooky tune.Playhouse 22, East BrunswickSome folks are so dedicated to the theater that they never leave.Mel Boyd, former house manager of Playhouse 22 in East Brunswick, reportedly is one of them.Adam Neary, executive producer and vice president of the playhouse, writes, “As a retired guy, he would go to the theater often during the day to paint something, build something, put new toilet paper in the bathrooms, whatever. That’s what he was doing the day he died. He had gone… Read full this story
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