Beast

Theater review: Lumiere lights up ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Gavin Lee's charming Lumiere is the best thing about "Beauty and the Beast" at Paper Mill Playhouse, running through June 30.
spelling

Culture in brief: MHS senior directs ‘Spelling Bee’

Montclair High School seniors Aidan Joyce and Daniel Mathis,present  “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend, at the First Lutheran Church.
Democracy

Performance review: Provocative ‘Democracy’ at Peak Performances

Romeo Castelluci's "Democracy in America" was often thrillin, but some gratuitous nudity in the all-female cast undercut its power.
CARMICHAEL

Culture in brief: Montclair’s Clark Carmichael directs at Dreamcatcher

Montclair's Clark Scott Carmichael directs the new play "String Around My Finger," which runs through May 12 at Dreamcatcher Reprtory Theatre.
Oliver

SVPA presents ‘Oliver!’ on many levels

Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts' production of "Oliver!" presents a multi-leveled challenge to the cast and, especially, to the crew.
initiative

MHS ’12 Angry Women’ joins initiative

MHS sophomore Alicia Godsil talks to junior Mirit Skeen about her presentation of a reading of "12 Angry Women" and the 12,000 Voices initiative.
Joon

Theater review: Sweet, slight, ‘Benny & Joon’

"Benny & Joon" at Paper Mill Playhouse is sweet if predictable. The musical, based on the 1993 movie, is making its East Coast premiere.
Heartland

Theater review: ‘Heartland’ succeeds with emotion

Gabriel Jason Dean's play "Heartland," at Luna Stage through April 28, succeeds with its characters (in Afghanistan and Nebrask) more than its issues.
blonde

Power to the people: girl and boy power in ‘Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.’

"Legally Blonde The Musical Jr." at Buzz Aldrin Middle School has a message of girl power, and boy power. Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12.
yesterday

Theater review: ‘Born Yesterday,’ right now

Billie Dawn, as played by Julie Anne Nolan, is woke (and her corrupt boyfriend is worried), in Garson Kanin's 1946 Washington satire "Born Yesterday."