Over the Rainbow Productions, Inc was founded as a sole proprietorship in February 1996 by Debby Schwartz. Soon after, a home for the theater was founded at The Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, NJ, where two very successful productions were done: Steel Magnolias & Twelve Angry Women. All rehearsals were done at Debby's house in Holmdel until Tech Week where then sets, & props, along with the actors were moved into the place. Unfortunately, The Lakeside Manor was no longer able to house us, so off we went in search of another home.
Finally on January 3rd, 2000 Eatontown Township approved a variance for us to put live entertainment into a storefront at the Tower Market Shopping Center. Two & a half months later we finally had a home of our own. No one could cancel us out of a performance or rent the space out from under us. This is our space. We built it nail by nail, beam by beam & wall by wall. We are looking for a long & prosperous stay here. As Dorothy once said, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home!"