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.

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.

Jake’s Women–wise, rueful, ironic and gently self-deprecating–remains one of Simon’s most mature and enjoyable works.” The L. A. Times

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

 

The Frog Princess Offers Sensory Friendly Performance

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The Frog Princess
Based on the Russian fairy tale

Adapted by Catherine L. Howard

Directed by Julie Anne Nolan

Queen Natasha is handing over her throne to one of her three sons—Boris the toughest, Casimir the smartest, or Sacha, who isn’t quite good at anything. Queen Natasha sends each of her sons
to find a wife to make a great queen. Boris and Casimir marry princesses, but Sacha marries…a frog? To determine which of the three brides makes the best wife and future Queen, they have to pass three challenges, but Sacha’s (frog) bride is hiding a secret. Will she be able to pass Queen Natasha’s tests?

October 22, 23, 29, 30

Special sensory friendly performance October 29 at 11:00am.

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.

Moon Over Buffalo kicks off the 2016-2017 season


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By: Ken Ludwig

Directed By: Paul Bettys

Stage Manager: Alicia Hayes

This madcap comedy centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory in Buffalo. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s affair with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. After a series of mishaps and misunderstandings, can George and Charlotte, pull it all together to impress Mr. Capra?

September 16*, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, October 1

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

Laura Byrne-Cristiano  ~ Dickson Lane  ~ Noah Lewis ~ Joe McCaig

Emily Miller ~ Cindy Rea ~ Colleen Renee ~E. Dale Smith-Gallo

Vicky Wolak

 

An Evening of Laughter with Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike


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By Christopher Durang
Directed by Amy Fox
Stage Managers: Sam Silver and Judi Liebert

Master of comedy, Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov (though you don’t have to be a Chekov scholar to understand the humor) and tosses them into a blender filled with sibling rivalry and affection. The utterly hilarious and occasionally touching result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Christopher Gibbs as Vanya
Victoria Steele as Sonia
Claudia Budris as Masha
Michael Reddin as Spike
Elizabeth S. Quiñones as Cassandra
Megan Hatem as Nina

Performance Dates: June 3*, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18

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.

Snow White and the 7 Fairy Godmothers is Action Packed with Fun

 


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By Flip Kobler and Mary Marcus

Directed By: Paul Bettys

Snow White is being pursued by the evil Vilenity, who wishes to conquer the kingdom, and she will need help from seven fairy godmothers! But what happens when Snow White switches places with Sleeping Beauty? This fairy tale adventure will leave you laughing and cheering as Snow White and her friends work together to defeat the evil Vilenity and her henchmen.

Performance Dates: April 30, May 1, 7, 8

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.

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Light Up the Sky: Zaniness, Intrigue, and Laughter

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By Moss Hart

Directed By Keith Hoovler

Follow the fireworks that occur on the opening night of a new play, with a cast of characters, one can only find in the theatre of the 1940’s. In walks an entourage, ready to toast Miss Irene Livingston, the star of the show. Piled in her hotel suite are the overly emotional director, the overbearing stage mother, the harried assistants, and that’s just for starters. With just hours before the curtain goes up, everything that can go wrong does. The show must go on. How will it all turn out in the end?

Performance Dates: March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26

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

Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Starring: Adam Angerer, Claire Bochenek, Laura Byrne-Cristiano, Ken Budris, Brian Carroll, Nick DiDomenico, Tommy Donaldson, John Fraissinet, Brian James Grace, Russ Meyer, TJ Reissler, Annette Winter, Judy Wilson

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Teen Drama Program Comes to Studio Players This Summer!

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