Complete Games Makes Its Debut at Studio Players

Complete Game
Written and Directed by Mark Liebert

Complete Game, a play in nine innings, is a comedy with a heart. It is the fall of 1970 in metropolitan New York and everyone has a relationship with our national pastime. Baseball inevitably impacts their other relationships. Attraction or repulsion, bond or divider, job or recreation, link to the past or hope for the future, problem or resolution or some combination of all of the above. Complete Game spins a web to snare aficionado, casual fan and non-enthusiast alike.

September 26, 27, 28 at 8:00
September 28 and 29 at 3:00

Tickets: $20 adults $15 students/seniors and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST
Ali Archetti
Bill Barry
Bob Santarlasci
Chris Gibbs
David Patrick Stucky
Debbie Buchsbaum
Gary Martin
Jess Latour
John Ivacic
Mike Turner
Sam Carpel

 

The Receptionist Opens the 2019-2020 Season

Looking for a great way to start off the fall? Look no further than Studio Player’s production of The Receptionist.  

The Receptionist
By Adam Bock
Directed by Michael Smith-Gallo

At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. As the true nature of the company’s business becomes apparent, The Receptionist is The Office meets Black Mirror, and raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil.

September 12, 13, 14 at 8:00
September 14 and 15 at 3:00

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Cast
Michelle Ayala
Debbie Campanali
Kevin Vislocky
Michael Gencarelli

Studio Playhouse Garners 2019 Perry Award Nominations

Studio Players received three Perry Award nominations this year from NJACT. According to the NJACT website

The NJACT Perry Awards are given for outstanding achievements in New Jersey Community Theater. At the beginning of each season, NJACT Member Theaters submit their shows for award consideration. Two NJACT Reviewers attend each production, evaluate all on-stage aspects of the performance, and provide separate numerical scores for over 50 different criteria across 10 different review categories. More than 200 shows produced by theater companies around the state are submitted each year, which require over 400 reviews by trained NJACT volunteers.

The awards ceremony will take place in September at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to all of our nominees and the cast and crew who supported them.

Into the Woods

Judi Liebert- Outstanding Stage Management of a Musical

Ben Liebert-Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

The Boys in the Band

Alicia Hayes- Outstanding Stage Management of a Play

The Receptionist and Complete Game Kick Off our 2019-2020 season

The Receptionist
By Adam Bock
Directed by Michael Smith-Gallo

At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. As the true nature of the company’s business becomes apparent, The Receptionist is The Office meets Black Mirror, and raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil.

September 12, 13, 14 at 8:00
September 14 and 15 at 3:00

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Cast
Michelle Ayala
Debbie Campanali
Kevin Vislocky
Michael Gencarelli

Complete Game
Written and Directed by Mark Liebert

Complete Game, a play in nine innings, is a comedy with a heart. It is the fall of 1970 in metropolitan New York and everyone has a relationship with our national pastime. Baseball inevitably impacts their other relationships. Attraction or repulsion, bond or divider, job or recreation, link to the past or hope for the future, problem or resolution or some combination of all of the above. Complete Game spins a web to snare aficionado, casual fan and non-enthusiast alike.

September 26, 27, 28 at 8:00
September 28 and 29 at 3:00

Tickets: $20 adults $15 students/seniors and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST
Ali Archetti
Bill Barry
Bob Santarlasci
Chris Gibbs
David Patrick Stucky
Debbie Buchsbaum
Gary Martin
Jess Latour
John Ivacic
Mike Turner
Sam Carpel

 

The Receptionist: Comedy and Intrigue Come to Studio

The Receptionist
By Adam Bock
Directed by Michael Smith-Gallo

At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. As the true nature of the company’s business becomes apparent, The Receptionist is The Office meets Black Mirror, and raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil.

September 12, 13, 14 at 8:00
September 14 and 15 at 3:00

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Cast
Michelle Ayala
Debbie Campanali
Kevin Vislocky
Michael Gencarelli

Complete Game

Complete Game
Written and Directed by Mark Liebert

Complete Game, a play in nine innings, is a comedy with a heart. It is the fall of 1970 in metropolitan New York and everyone has a relationship with our national pastime. Baseball inevitably impacts their other relationships. Attraction or repulsion, bond or divider, job or recreation, link to the past or hope for the future, problem or resolution or some combination of all of the above. Complete Game spins a web to snare aficionado, casual fan and non-enthusiast alike.

September 26, 27, 28 at 8:00
September 28 and 29 at 3:00

Tickets: $20 adults $15 students/seniors and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST
Ali Archetti
Bill Barry
Bob Santarlasci
Chris Gibbs
David Patrick Stucky
Debbie Buchsbaum
Gary Martin
Jess Latour
John Ivacic
Mike Turner
Sam Carpel

 

Boys in the Band: Celebrate 50 Years of Pride

Looking for a way to celebrate 50 years of pride in North New Jersey? Look no further than Montclair and Studio Players production of The Boys in the Band.

 

The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

By Mart Crowley

Directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo

In 1968 playwright Mart Crowley did the unthinkable. He penned a brash, unapologetically gay story in pre-Stonewall America. And while the fear and self-loathing brought on by living a publicly-closeted existence pervade this tale of nine men at a gin-soaked birthday party gone awry, so too do whips of defiance and a need to live truthfully– no matter the cost. Studio Players is proud to salute 50 Years of Pride by revisiting this pivotal work of gay theatre that has often been cited as one of the inciting forces behind the beginning of the LGBTQ fight for equality.

June 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 / Tickets: $25*

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
*Opening Night, Buy 1, get 1 Free

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST

Michael     Michael Smith-Gallo
Donald      Matt Rofofsky
Emory       Aaron Kellner
Larry          Kenneth Laboy Vazquez
Hank          Ken Budris
Bernard     Josh Musgrave
Alan           Bill Barry
Cowboy     Brandon Dennis
Harold       John L’Ecuyer

Some Girl(s) explores why #MeToo is an all too real reality

Some Girl(s)

By Neil LaBute

Directed by Amy Fox

A soon-to-be-married writer, feeling guilty about past relationship transgressions, embarks on a cross-country trip to ostensibly make amends. As he revisits the ghosts of girlfriends past, the story takes on a darker edge that’s, at the same time, loathsome, deliciously evil, and funny. New York Magazine said, “Some Girl(s) follows the Neil LaBute recipe—bad behavior with a twist, served ice cold—to a fault.”

January 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, February 1, 2 / Tickets: $25*

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
*Opening Night, Buy 1, get 1 Free

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST

GUY: Seth Kaplan

SAM: Allyssa Hynes

TYLER: Lisa Vasfailo

LYNDSAY: Angela Grippo

REGGIE: Megan Hatem

BOBBI: Brittany Haydock

Born Yesterday: Washington Intrigue and Dirty Dealing Turned on Its Head

Political back deals, bribery, infighting, loud mouthed-power brokers with unintended comedy…no, we are not talking about what’s happening in Washington DC now.  Garson Kanin’s classic comedy/drama has never been more relevant.

Born Yesterday

By Garson Kanin

Directed by Alex Oleksij

Millionaire businessman Harry Brock comes to Washington determined to become a power behind the scenes. Feeling that his ex-chorus girl girlfriend, Billie Dawn, isn’t sophisticated enough for the Washington DC crowd, he arranges for her “education”. Billie’s educational enlightenment proves to be more than Harry ever bargained for! Garson Kanin’s classic. award-winning comedy, a political take on Pygmalion, remains just as timely and insightful as ever.

March 29, 30, 31, April 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 / Tickets: $25*

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
*Opening Night, Buy 1, get 1 Free

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Cast

Harry Brock – Ken Budris

Billie Dawn – Julie Anne Nolan

Paul Verrall – Robert Barwick

Ed Devery – Rick Brown

Eddie Brock – Scott Guzzo

Senator Hedges – Dickson Lane

Mrs. Hedges – Jean M. Kuras

Assistant Manager – Nelson Valentin

Bellhop/Barber – Joshua T. Crockett

Maid/Manicurist – Sev

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot

Looking for New Jersey family friendly things to do in February? Check out Studio Players’ Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot. We have entertainment options that your whole family can attend.

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot

By Elizabeth Ely Moreno

Directed by Mirit Skeen

In this goofy retelling of the traditional Cinderella story, Ella Le Grand not only has to contend with her evil stepmother, but she also has to deal with her feet. They aren’t dainty princess feet; they’re huge! All’s well that ends well as our tale shows that true beauty comes from within, and that it’s not just okay to be yourself, in fact it’s the only way to be.

February 23, 24, March 2, 3 / Tickets $10

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $10 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.