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Tempest

Hudson Shakespeare Company’s ‘Tempest’ reveals new slant

Prospera is a queen, in every way, in Hudson Shakespeare Company's "Tempest."

Diving right in to ‘Anything Goes’

"Anything Goes" is from 1934, but the women have all the power, says senior Alexa Racioppi.
Brantley

Culture in brief: ‘Pirira’ opens Luna Stage 2018-2019 season

“Pirira,” by J.Stephen Brantley, opens the 2018-2019 season of Luna Stage, on Oct. 4. It will be directed by Montclairite Ari Laura Kreith,

A community in theater: Apricot Sky presents ‘Couples Therapy’

Onstage relationships reflect the community in Apricot Sky's 'Couples Therapy.'

Turning 30, growing up, in Montclair Operetta Club’s ‘tick, tick… BOOM!’

'tick, tick... BOOM!,' by Jonathan Larson, presented by Montclair Operetta Club through Sunday, Nov. 12: about the difficulty of turning 30.
NEA

Montclair arts groups speak out for the NEA

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen Jazz House Kids first presented a Montclair Jazz Festival, “we were on a raised grass and rock platform in Nishuane park,” said Melissa Walker, founder and president of the festival’s producing...

Theater review: politics is an inside joke

Political satire needs to be up-to-the-minute. "The Outsider," though sometimes funny, is predictable.
Heartland

Culture in brief: Luna Stage opens ‘Heartland’

"Heartland," by Gabriel Jason Dean, begins performances at Luna Stage on Saturday, April 6, and runs through Sunday, April 28.

Culture in brief: playreading at Cornerstone Montclair

On Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Cornerstone Montclair is hosting a reading of Montclair playwright Nadine Bernard’s new play, “Seize the Day After,” directed by Jane Mandel, founding artistic director emerita of Luna...
Holiday Inn

Theater review: Shake off the blues with ‘Holiday Inn’

"Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" at Paper Mill Playhouse is sure to lift the spirits, like seeing a sparkling snowflake hanging from a town lampost.