Wooing Wed Widing Hood: A Fractured Fairy Tale at Studio Montclair

Looking for something to do for the whole family in the Montclair, New Jersey area? We provide one of the best options for things to do with kids in New Jersey. Check out the first show in the 2017-2018 children’s theatre series at Studio Playhouse. At only $8.00 a ticket we provide affordable live entertainment for the whole family that’s guaranteed not to break the bank.

Wooing Wed Widing Hood

By Charlie Lovett

Directed by Tommy Ehrenberg and Sue Mandzik-Davis

With more twists than a roller coaster, this fractured fairy tale adventure tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her two sisters: Big Green Riding Hood and Medium Purple Riding Hood. Back in the kingdom of Wychwood-under-Ooze, Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin, and Ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Little Red Riding Hood, much to her couch-potato parents’ dismay. See how the Princes overcome the tasks ahead, and who will Woo Wed Widing Hood.

October 7, 8, 14, 15

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $8 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

CAST

Lisa Annitti ~ Angela Apolito ~ Ali Archetti ~ Olivia Collazo Patrick Craig ~ Jason Davis ~ Donna Fraissinet Nikye Jennings-Jackson ~ Brianna Johnson ~ Rob Kovacs Theresa Lyons ~ Lara Mazza-Hilway ~ Jose Ordonez Emilee Rodriguez ~ Franki Salluce ~ Stefanie Sears Brissae Valdes  ~ Raushanah Williams

Announcing Our 2017-2018 Season

Our annual season brochure will be out in June, but here is a sneak peak at what is coming up for 2017-2018!

Perry Award Nominations 2016-2017 Season

Studio Players in pleased to announce we have received the following Perry Award Nominations. Congratulations to the following nominees as well as their directors, castmates, production staffs for making quality performing arts at affordable prices a reality in North New Jersey.

Jake’s Women
Directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo and Claudia Budris

Samantha Silver
Stage Manager

Caroline Ritacco
Youth Actress in a Play, Young Molly

Cindy Jean Steffy Rea
Featured Actress, Edith

The Assembled Parties
Directed By Mark Liebert

Spencer Budris
Youth Actor in a Play, Timmy

Moon Over Buffalo
Directed By Paul Bettys

E Dale Smith-Gallo
Featured Actor in a Play, Howard

Kat Urban
Costume Design

Laura Byrne Cristiano
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A Night of Broadway Song

A Night of Broadway Song

A Night of Broadway Song Benefit Performance for Studio Playhouse under the direction of William Paterson University’s Dr. Darren Gage. All proceeds support Studio Playhouse and its mission to provide quality theatre at affordable prices.

One night only, July 22 at 7:30pm.
All tickets are $20

Join us for an evening of performances of best loved Broadway tunes by a variety of guest artists including Tony Vincent. Mr. Vincent  played both Mark and Roger in Rent, and he originated the role of St. Jimmy in American Idiot. He played Simon Zealots in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s updated film adaption of Superstar, and he originated the role of Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You on London’s West End. Additionally, Mr. Vincent is nationally known for his appearances on NBC’s The Voice.

Get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2973369 or by calling our box office at 973-744-0752

Save the Date for a Wild Train Ride on the Twentieth Century

We are fully air-conditioned! You will not melt!

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Ken Ludwig’s The Twentieth Century

By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland

Directed by Amy Fox

Come along as we ride the stylish Twentieth Century, LTD as it speeds from Chicago to New York. Meet the flamboyant and egocentric theatrical impresario Oscar Jaffe. Being broke won’t stop Jaffe. He just got the rights to a new play, and plans to lure the famous Lily Garland back onto the stage.—not to mention back into his bed. Grab a seat, and come along for the ride, as a bunch of eccentric characters chase each other around as The Twentieth Century speeds along from Chicago to New York in this screwball comedy.

June 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17

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

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 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.

Stinky Cheese Man: Don’t Miss This Hilarious Children’s Book Adaptation


The Stinky Cheese Man, and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith 

Adapted By John Glore

Directed by John Fraissinet

This award winning book comes to the stage, bringing a zany collection of “fairly stupid tales” to life. Our narrator Jack tries to keep a wild group of your favorite storybook characters in line before total chaos or a song breaks out. No need to hold your nose, this uproarious show mixes humor, music, and audience participation that will delight both children and adults.

April 29, 30, May 6, 7

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $8 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Jake’s Women by Neil Simon: ‘Wise, Rueful, Ironic and Gently Self-deprecating’

Jake’s Women
By Neil Simon
Directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo and Claudia Budris

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from the many women in his life: his revered first wife, his daughter, his sister, his analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. “Jake’s Women–wise, rueful, ironic and gently self-deprecating–remains one of Simon’s most mature and enjoyable works.” The L. A. Times

March 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8

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

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 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.

 

Goldilocks on Trial is Family Friendly Fun

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Goldilocks on Trial

By Ed Monk

Directed by Helen Exel with student assistant directors Caitlyn O’Rourke and Eva Owgang

Student Stage Manager Mirit Skeen

Goldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty, or will the truth come out? After hearing testimony from Goldee, the Three Bears, Merwin the Big Bad Wolf, and other familiar fairy tale characters, it’s up to Judge Wallabee and some very silly jurors to decide Goldilock’s fate.

February 18, 19, 25, 26

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $8 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

The Assembled Parties: Ring in the New Year With The Tony Award Winner

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The Assembled Parties

By Richard Greenberg

Directed by Mark Liebert

Welcome to the world of the Bascovs, a Jewish family living in a sprawling Central Park West apartment. In 1980, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly – or perhaps by design – insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble.

January 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28

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

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 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

Ali Archetti ~ Spencer Budris ~ Debbie Buchsbaum ~ Matt Coakley
Bill O’Brien ~ Kevin Ohweiler ~ Janet Sales ~ Michael Smith-Gallo

“Richard Greenberg’s touching comedy-drama THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES [speaks] through the interactions of interesting, well-written characters dramatized with wit, insight, and boundless affection.” —BackStage.
 
“…the show’s freewheeling nature makes it exciting, real, and unpredictable…The beauty of Greenberg’s play lies in its richness. The playwright captures the particulars of how a New York family lives and loves through the years.” —Entertainment Weekly.
 
“…elegantly moving…somewhere between a slice of life and a slice of mille-feuille. A brisk draft of intelligence blows straight through the script, tempering moments of sentiment with astringency and surprise.”—Time Out NY.
 

The Cat in the Hat Brings a Magical Day of Entertainment

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The Cat in the Hat

By Dr. Seuss
Adapted by Katie Mitchell

Directed by Tommy Donaldson

Come see this wacky Seuss story
Fly out from the pages,
Of this magical book
A show for all ages!
Don’t miss this stage rendition, of Dr. Seuss’ award-winning, timeless story.

December 3, 4, 10, 11

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30

Tickets are $8 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Cast

Katrina Fett ~ Allyssa Hynes ~ Russ Meyer
Gabriel Nazario-Quinones ~ Lexi Owgang

 Sam Silver