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monsters

‘She Kills Monsters’ puts tech center stage

Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts presents 'She Kills Monsters' by Qui Nguyen, and puts the technical crews through their paces.
reviews

Theater review: Reviews are the thing in McNally comedy

A company waits for the reviews to file in and seal their fate, in a fab production at Studio Playhouse of Terrence McNally's "It's Only a Play."
play

‘It’s Only a Play’ takes audience backstage

"It's Only a Play" by Terrence McNally at Studio Playhouse gives audiences a chance to peek behind the curtain, as a playwright and friends read reviews.
backstage

Culture in brief: backstage comedy at Studio

Terrence McNally's backstage comedy "It's Only a Play" opens at Studio Playhouse on Thursday, Jan. 9, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 25.
Oldenburg

Montclair Theatre Project’s The Oldenburg Suite

Montclair Theatre Project presents "The Oldenburg Suite," by James Feinberg and Matthew Dylan Rose, at MSU on Jan. 3 and 4.
Haji

‘Haji Show’ skewers Persian stereotypes

Roger Sedarat, an Iranian-American poet, and director Kevin Delaney (“Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”) created stereotype-skewering "The Haji Show."
Polar Express

All aboard! Montclair student in The Polar Express

Montclair middle-schoolern Adrian Bergstrom-Shaw plays a Hero Child in the immersive theatrical experience "The Polar Express.
Cinderella

Theater review: Happily ever after in ‘Cinderella’

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, at Paper Mill Playhouse, charms with lilting melodies, vivid performances, and, of course, a happy ending.
Newsies

Look: ‘Newsies’ from Gas Lamp

Gas Lamp Players presented the musical “Newsies” last weekend, Dec. 6-8, featuring a cast of more than 90. Above:The Newsies — the paperboys— go on strike!  
Carol

Theater review: inventive, heartbreaking ‘Carol’

Even if you've seen "A Christmas Carol" many times before, don't miss this inventive, touching "Carol" at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.