Studio Players: All aboard for the Twentieth Century

Adapted by Ken Ludwig from on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, based on the unproduced play “Napoleon of Broadway” by Charles B. MillhollandStudio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place June 2-17Studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752By GWEN...

Eyes right: Montclair Public Library’s Open Book/Open Mind presents ‘Watched’

'Watched' Presented by the Montclair Public Library and the MPL Foundation Open Book/Open Mind Performed by Theatre 167 Friday, May 19, 7-9 p.m. Montclair High School Little Theatre 141 Park St.Author Marina Budhos in conversation with Arun Venugopal and Imam...
chrous

SVPA’s ‘weird path’ in ‘A Chorus Line’

'A Chorus Line' Montclair High School’s SVPA The Little Theater, 141 Park St. May 5-6, 7:30 p.m., May 12-13, 7:30 p.m., May 14, 3 p.m.Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett; book...

Whose Live Anyway comes to the Wellmont

"Whose Live Anyway," A stage adaptation of CW’s popular Emmy-nominated television show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” comes to the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., on Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m.The 90-minute show...
UCC

‘Almost, Maine’ comes to UCC this weekend

Union Congregational Church presents John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” nine short plays set in the town of Almost, Maine, April 28-30 and May 4-6. Sunday shows are at 2 p.m., with the others at 8...
death

Montclair Local theater review: Sex and Death and Tranquility

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsTongues get tied in the face of death. People go silent when dealing with injury. In the face of death and injury, it’s hard for a girl to grow up into a sexual...
Operetta

Montclair Operetta Club presents ‘Dreamgirls’

Montclair Operetta Club closes its season with “Dreamgirls,” a Broadway hit featuring book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Kreiger. The show runs this weekend, April 21, 22 and 23, and...

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...
Million Dollar Quartet

Montclair theater review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ is worth every cent

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.newsThere’s a melancholy underlying the bubbly goodness that is “Million Dollar Quartet,” a musical about the legendary jam session of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley, at Sun...
marriage

Montclair theater review: can this marriage be saved?

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsAs Julie, Brittany Haydock shines with internal light whenever she comes onstage in Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women,” which runs at Studio Playhouse through Saturday, April 8. Her winsome incandescence may be partially...