Celebrate the Season With Madeline

 

Madeline’s Christmas
Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, Music by Shirley Mier
Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door.

December 7, 8, 14, 15
Performances at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $12 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

Madeline – Natalie Ewing

Miss Clavel – Kristie McClain

Harsha – John Fraissinet

Mrs. Murphy – Theresa Fierro

Madame Brun – Donna Fraissinet

Juliette – Charlotte Bowe

Anne – Miranda Montalvo

Dominique – Eliana Richardson

Camille – Ernestina Fierro

Isabelle – Paige Byers

Mary – Bayley Byers

Daphne – Sophie Chen

Simone – Christa Carliff

Superior Donuts: Don’t miss this award winning show

Superior Donuts
By Tracy Letts
Directed By: Amy Fox

Set in modern-day Chicago, Superior Donuts depicts the unlikely friendship between a down-and-out donut shop owner and his enthusiastic employee, who also happens to be an aspiring author with a serious gambling problem. Franco, the young writer, wants to update the old shop with healthy choices, music, and friendlier service. However, Arthur, the shop owner, wants to remain set in his ways.

October 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

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
Brett Lowell
Judy Casey Wilson
Lonzell Wilson
Ann Grippo
Bill Barry
Derek Simmons
Bill O’Brien
Ken Douglass
Noah Lewis

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