Culture in Brief: ‘The Force of Things’ at Peak Performances

Peak Performances presents the American premiere of Ashley Fure’s “The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects,” Oct. 6 through Oct. 8 at Alexander Kasser Theater at MSU, as part of its 2017-18 season,...
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Studio Players explore the heart in ‘Almost, Maine’

The company of "Almost, Maine" look inside themselves for their vignettes.
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Montclair Theater Project: Summer stock, meet pop up

Montclair Theater Project, a new initiative, aims to blend summer stock and pop up events and give SVPA alums a chance to work professionally.

Review: Nobody wins in ‘Merchant of Venice’

'The Merchant of Venice' By William Shakespeare Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Through June 4 F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre 36 Madison Ave., Madison ShakespeareNJ.org, 973-408-5600 By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news The role of Shylock towers. It’s up there in the...

Montclair Theater Review: ‘Annie” is a Gift

"Annie" at Paper Mill Playhouse not only IS optimistic, it INSPIRES optimism. Happy Days will be here again.
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Theater review: Tartuffe seduces and amuses

Tartuffe By Molière Through June 10 Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 36 Madison Ave., Madison Shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600 By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal Should Tartuffe be sexy? Yes, apparently. It is a brilliant choice of Bonnie J. Monte, director of Molière’s play...

It’s community, it’s challenging: Montclairites at Nutley Little Theatre

One reason professional actors choose to do community theater: unusual, challenging play selections. Three Montclairites in Nutley Little Theatre's 'A New Brain' discuss the musical they love.

English words, Spanish hearts: Crossing cultures at NLT

In Nilo Cruz' "Anna in the Tropics," Cuban-Americans listen to Russian literature, speak in English, and love in Spanish.
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Montclair students shine in Paper Mill’s New Voices

Students from Montclair shine in Paper Mill's Summer Musical Conservatory program. The New Voices concert will take place on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28.
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Montclair’s Peak Performances hosts string quartet festival this weekend

Four string quartets will perform at Peak Performances’ “All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4” from Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. The...