Culture in brief: [title of show] is final show at NLT

[title of show], a musical about four friends, which received a Tony Award nomination for best musical in 2009, closes the Nutley Little Theatre season.

Pride month: self-loathing and hope in ‘Boys in the Band’

Studio Players presents “Boys in the Band,” Mart Crowley’s 1968 drama set at a gay man’s 40th birthday party, during 50 Years of Pride.

Theater review: Lumiere lights up ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Gavin Lee's charming Lumiere is the best thing about "Beauty and the Beast" at Paper Mill Playhouse, running through June 30.

Culture in brief: MHS senior directs ‘Spelling Bee’

Montclair High School seniors Aidan Joyce and Daniel Mathis,present  “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend, at the First Lutheran Church.

Performance review: Provocative ‘Democracy’ at Peak Performances

Romeo Castelluci's "Democracy in America" was often thrillin, but some gratuitous nudity in the all-female cast undercut its power.

Culture in brief: Montclair’s Clark Carmichael directs at Dreamcatcher

Montclair's Clark Scott Carmichael directs the new play "String Around My Finger," which runs through May 12 at Dreamcatcher Reprtory Theatre.

SVPA presents ‘Oliver!’ on many levels

Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts' production of "Oliver!" presents a multi-leveled challenge to the cast and, especially, to the crew.

MHS ’12 Angry Women’ joins initiative

MHS sophomore Alicia Godsil talks to junior Mirit Skeen about her presentation of a reading of "12 Angry Women" and the 12,000 Voices initiative.

Theater review: Sweet, slight, ‘Benny & Joon’

"Benny & Joon" at Paper Mill Playhouse is sweet if predictable. The musical, based on the 1993 movie, is making its East Coast premiere.

Theater review: ‘Heartland’ succeeds with emotion

Gabriel Jason Dean's play "Heartland," at Luna Stage through April 28, succeeds with its characters (in Afghanistan and Nebrask) more than its issues.