All Performances and Auditions Are Postponed Until Further Notice

Dear friends, members, and supporters of Studio Players,

It is now evident based on the ever changing information coming from local authorities and the CDC that we need to suspend all activity at Studio Players for the near future.

This includes everything we do including, but not limited to:

  • Performances
  • Rehearsals
  • Technical Work
  • Auditions

This is not goodbye, but a momentary farewell. We’ve been here since 1937 and we will be back. We look forward to entertaining you again as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you have tickets to our upcoming performances, the volunteer box office staff will be in touch. They can be reached at boxoffice@studioplayhouse.org or 973-744-9752 (where you can leave a message that they can pick up remotely)

We wish you and your loved ones well.

(Studio on its day of purchase in 1937)

Over My Dead Body Opening Postponed

Dear Studio Players Patrons, Members, and Supporters,

Thank you for coming to our performances at Studio Players over the past 80+ years. We hope that you and your family are safe and well.

We value your safety and the safety of all the volunteers who work to put on the shows at Studio.  Because the current COVID-19 situation, out of an abundance of caution, we are doing the following and we will continue to update our website, mailing lists, and social media accounts as things develop:

For the current show Over My Dead Body

  1. We are cancelling the opening weekend of Over My Dead Body
  2. We will reassess if we can open the show on March 26 closer to that date.
  3. If you had tickets to our show and need a refund, please contact the box office at boxoffice@studioplayhouse.org or 973-744-9752 and they will assist you.
  4. If you need to contact us about any other matters, the best way to reach us is studiopl@studioplayhouse.org.

For the remainder of the year:

  1. We will assess the performing of the rest of the season closer to those performance dates.
  2. We will continue to use the professional cleaning crew that we have contracted with for the past several years to clean our facility before each show.
  3. Will will take additional efforts to clean all arm rests, door handles, flat surfaces, and restrooms in-between any performances we do hold this year. 
  4. We will have open rather than our usual assigned seating so patrons can decide how closely they want to be seated next to others.
  5. We will have concessions of wrapped/sealed items only.
  6. We will ask that patrons don’t linger in the lobby before or after any shows.

Again, we wish you and your family the very best, and we hope to see you back at Studio soon.

The Studio Players Board of Directors

Over My Dead Body: Murder, Farce, and Whodunnit

Over My Dead Body
By Michael Sutton and Anthony Fingleton
Directed by Alicia Hayes

Hard times have fallen on the Murder League, a mystery writer’s club. Their eccentric detectives and arcane clues have gone out of fashion. What are three septuagenarian writers to do to spark interest in the genre again? Commit the perfect murder, of course. What could possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything, to comedic result.

Postponed until further notice

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.

Trevor Foyle…………………….…….E. Dale Smith-Gallo
Dora Winslow…………………..……Jean Kuras
Bartie Cruikshank………………..…Robert Scarpone
Simon Vale……………………..…….Michael Smith-Gallo
Leo Sharp…………………….……….Brandon Conti
Charters………………….…………….Brian Wood
Detective Inspector Smith………..Jackie Matthews
Detective Sergeant Trask………….Kevin Vislocky

Wiesenthal: A Special Presentation at Studio

Wiesenthal is the award winning off Broadway play written by Tom Dugan. It is the riveting story of an ordinary man that did extraordinary things. Simon Wiesenthal was known to the world as the “Jewish James Bond” dedicating his life to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. He succeeded in aiding in the capture of 1100 including a fifteen year hunt for Adolph Eichmann.

Christopher Gibbs plays Wiesenthal in this intimate, emotional recounting of his career. Wiesenthal, directed and designed by Mark Liebert, will be at Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair, NJ on dates TBA Seating will be general admission, get your tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4544850

See a write up on The Times of Israel.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Montclair!

The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Erin Detrick
Directed by Tommy Donaldson

 

When Dorothy drops into the Land of Oz, only one thing is certain: she’s got to find a way back to Kansas. A funny and fast-paced journey down the yellow brick road ensues, as Dorothy and her new friends travel to the fabled Emerald City to meet the Great Oz. When Oz demands a steep price for sending her home, a perilous new adventure begins. Full of ensemble possibilities, this imaginative adaptation captures the heart of L. Frank Baum’s classic. tale.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TICKETS AVAILABILITY BELOW

February 15 at 1:30: SOLD OUT

February 15 at 3:30 SOLD OUT

February 16 at 1:30  SOLD OUT

February 16 at 3:30   SOLD OUT


February 22 1:30  Online sales have ended. Only a few seats left. Orders being taken by phone until they run out. Call 973-744-9752.

February 22 3:30 Online sales have ended. Only a few seats left. Orders being taken by phone until they run out. Call 973-744-9752.

February 23 1:30 Online sales have ended. Only a few seats left. Orders being taken by phone until they run out. Call 973-744-9752.

February 23 3:30 Online sales have ended. Only a few seats left. Orders being taken by phone until they run out. Call 973-744-9752.

Tickets are $10 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

Abigail Barrett
Faith Blasi
Claudia Budris
Olivia Cusumano
Dalia DaCosta
Giulia DaCosta
Luke DeStephan-Radice
Kaya Haggerty
Megan Hatem
Sarah LaMonaca
Nikko Lieb
Courtney Lockwood
Kara Misener
Miranda Montalvo
Ryan Mullen
Gabriel Nazario-Quinones
Robert Santarlasci
Sam Silver
Jon Turner

Vagina Monologues Adds Additional Performance to Sold Out Shows

Performances of the Vagina Monologues for Friday and Saturday sold out in record time! Therefore, we ask that you claim your tickets by 7:45 on your performance day.

  • Doors open promptly at 7:15.
  • Unclaimed tickets by the 7:45 deadline will be sold to people on the wait list on a first come first served basis. Please allow ample time to park and claim your tickets.
  • There will be NO LATE SEATING
  • There is no intermission
  • NO SHOWS will NOT be refunded

Due to the overwhelming popularity, we will be taking names & cell phone numbers at the door for a wait list. Wait list tickets will be cash only.

Wait listed people who can be accommodated will receive a text and must be back at the theater by 7:55 to claim their seats.

A performance has been added for Thursday night Feb. 26th at 8PM, tickets are currently available on Brown Paper Tickets

It’s Only a Play: A Great Comedy to Beat the January Blues

It’s Only a Play
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Peyton Thomas

It’s the opening night of the play The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The result? A hilarious combination of narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse this glimpse behind the scenes.

January 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25

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

Troy Hall- Frank Finger
Kevin Ohlweiler- Gus P Head
Chad Anthony Miller- James Wicker
Bill Barry- Ira Drew
Ted Cancila- Peter Austin
Stephanie Thomas- Virginia Noyes
Faith Blasi- Julia Budder

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