School of Rock

‘School of Rock’ kid tours with ‘School of Rock’ Broadway

Jack Suarez Kimmel, who studies at School of Rock Montclair, toured with the Broadway musical "School of Rock."
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

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...
Shepard

Theater review: Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ will haunt you

The 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Buried Child," by Sam Shepard, who died last year, feels clear, and full of grief, at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

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.
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.
UCC

Studio Players explore the heart in ‘Almost, Maine’

The company of "Almost, Maine" look inside themselves for their vignettes.
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.
dramaturg

Montclair dramaturg Kaitlin Stillwell asks the right questions

Montclair dramaturg Kaitlin Stillwell, at Luna Stage, helps the playwright develop the show.

Montclair’s Studio Players find pathos in Simon’s comedy

'Plaza Suite' by Neil Simon Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place Nov. 3-18, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m.,Sunday 3 p.m. Studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752 By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news At Studio Playhouse, Neil Simon’s 1968 play “Plaza Suite” has pathos along with humor. That’s a deliberate choice...