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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.

Rolling in the (church) aisles: Montclair’s St. James Players

'As You Like It' By William ShakespeareSept. 8, 9, 15, and 16, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.Doors open half an hour before curtain for music provided by BARDFreeSt. James Episcopal Church, 581...

Culture in brief: Benefit performance of ‘The Last Five Years’ at Montclair’s Studio Playhouse

Michael Patrick Dominick will present a one-night only performance of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m., at Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place.The performance is a benefit...

Montclair theater review: ‘The Bungler’ has sure feet

‘The Bungler’ by Molière through July 30 Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre: 36 Madison Ave., Madison 973-408-5600, shaksepearenj.orgBy GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen you think of Molière (1622-1673), you probably think of...

Montclair theater review: a ‘Midsummer’ checklist

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' By William Shakespeare Through July 30 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 2 Convent Road, Morris Township.Outdoor Stage: The Greek Theatre (at Convent Station)shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“Lord, what fools these mortals be.”“A...

Shining a light on new plays: Montclair Kimberley Academy in the city

'They Say We'll Have Some Fun' By Robert GelbergActors and crew from Montclair Kimberley AcademyShow presented by MirrorMaker Productions and The Montclair Kimberley Academy Fine and Performing Arts Department as part of Planet Connections Theatre FestivitySaturday,...

Montclair Kimberley Academy students to appear in teacher’s play Off-Broadway

Five students from Montclair Kimberley Academy — Liam Gerard, Caitlin Ladda, Patrick Napolitano, Casey Rae Borella, and Katie Kunka — with three MKA crew members, are performing in a production by Robert Gelberg, MKA...

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...

‘Mary Poppins’ at Millburn’s Paper Mill lifts the heart

'Mary Poppins' The Broadway Musical Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney filmMusic and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian FellowesNew songs and additional ...

Studio Playhouse presents ‘The Twentieth Century’

The final show in Studio Playhouse’s season is “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...