Plays for troubled times: addressing violence onstage

Two organizations in Montclair are taking the idea of relevancy to heart Luna Stage and a group benefitting S.O.F.I.A. present shows that address violence.
Holiday Inn

Theater review: Shake off the blues with ‘Holiday Inn’

"Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" at Paper Mill Playhouse is sure to lift the spirits, like seeing a sparkling snowflake hanging from a town lampost.
Kentucky Avenue

‘On Kentucky Avenue’ nabs six AUDELCO awards

Jeree Wade's "On Kentucky Avenue" nabbed six AUDELCO awards for its portrayal of Club Harlem, known as the Black Copacabana, in Atlantic City in 1969.

Photos: Willy Wonka Jr.’s a sweet treat

The Willy Wonka Jr. version of Roald Dahl's classic casts 99 local children in the Gas Lamp's Players' production at the Ridgewood Avenue School's theater Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18, after a...
Charley's Aunt

Theater review: STNJ’s ‘Charley’s Aunt’ delightfully nutty

Shakespeare theatre of New Jersey's production of the 1892 farce "Charley's Aunt" is a delight, and delightfully nutty. The show runs through Nov.18.
woods

Theater: fairy tales for everyone if you go ‘Into the Woods’

"Into the woods" at Studio Players brings out the fairytale-lover in everyone. Director Ben Liebert sets the musical in a library
Vanguard

Vanguard Theater Company is living the D.R.E.A.M.

Vanguard Theater Company’s Black & White Gala on Nov. 3 honors five organizations with which it has collaborated over the past year, all honoring diversity.
Pirira

Theater review: Hearing about Malawi in ‘Pirira’

David Gow shines in J.Stephen Brantley's play "Pirira," set simultaneously in Malawi and NYC, but its stories are more told than dramatized.
purple

Theater review: ‘The Color Purple’ offers a hymn of praise

"The Color Purple," which opens Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018-2019 season, is a song of praise. The show runs through Oct. 21.
Kreith

At Luna Stage, Ari Laura Kreith engages community

Without losing Luna Stage's current audience, new Artistic Director Ari Laura Keith of Montclair aims to bring in locals who may never have entered its doors.