Culture in brief: ‘Peter Cratchit, Esq.’ coming to St. James Players

St. James Players will present the reading of a new play, “Peter Cratchit, Esq.,” on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. at St. James Church, 581 Valley Road. The play is a sequel to Charles...

Folding napkins and singing: Christine Lavin comes to Montclair

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere’s more than one way to fold a napkin.Singer-songwriter Christine Lavin offers napkin-folding workshops at her concert intermissions.“Come for the napkin folding! Stay for the music!” she says. People do come and...

Due process for the merchant at Montclair’s Peak Performances: Ruth Bader Ginsburg roundtable

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on a roundtable panel today at MSU to discuss 'The Merchant of Venice.'

Tierney’s Tavern’s 4th annual music festival Saturday is ‘lean and mean’

Tierney's Tavern Fourth Annual Music Festival Tierney’s Tavern parking lot and upstairs, 136-138 Valley RoadSaturday, June 3, noon- 1 a.m.Featuring: School of Rock, 94 Proof, Watchung Mountain Riders, Dead Dog’s Eye, The Fabulous Flemtones ...

Finding roots onstage: Montclair’s Penny Paul is at home at NLT

'Regrets Only' By Paul RudnickJune 9-24 NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutleynutleylittletheatre.comBy GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsGrowing up in New York City, Penny Paul never even knew there was such a thing as community theater.“It was Broadway...

Review: Nobody wins in ‘Merchant of Venice’

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

SVPA’s ‘Chicago: High School Edition’ is a sign of the times

Montclair High's SVPA opens "Chicago: High School Edition" on Friday, May 4.

Montclair theater review: ‘Butler’ feels freshly subversive

Joe Orton's 50-year old farce 'What the Butler Saw' feels brand new, and funny.

#TimesUp at ‘Measure for Measure’

The play is centuries old. Its story? Hashtag-timely.
A scene from "Razorhurst."

Theater review: ‘Razorhurst’ is a battle beyond the death

The prosecution and the defense for "Razorhurst," a new musical about two female criminals.