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.

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 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.

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.

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!  

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.

MSU students present ’24 Gun Control Plays’

Montclair State University first-year BA theater students present readings they are passionate about: "24 Gun Control Plays."

Cinderella magic: it’s possible!

Montclair's Donna English, who plays Marie/Fairy Godmother in "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," started her career with some magic.

Culture in brief: ‘Matilda’ at Gas Lamp Players

'Matilda' at Gas Lamp Players this weekend is the full-length version of the Roald Dahl musical, featuring 97 children and one adult.