Broadway Goes to the Movies: A Benefit Performance

Broadway Goes to the Movies

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30pm, $25

Supporting Studio Players

Do you love movies and musicals? We have a special evening planned that’s sure to delight. Join our performers (students and professionals) under the direction of Dr. Darren Gage of William Paterson University in a night where Broadway meets Hollywood.

The Guys: A Benefit Event

The Guys

By Anne Nelson

A Staged reading Supporting the 9/11 Fund

September 7 at 8:00 pm and 9 at 3:00 pm

Tickets $20, Supporting the 9/11 Fund

How does a fire captain find the words to eulogize the men he lost on 9/11? Join us for a staged reading of the show critics called, “A courageous and riveting… play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that’s both unsettling and healing.”

Paint and Sip Fundraiser for Studio

Want to do something creative? Need new decor on your walls? Want to have a good time with friends and meet new ones? How about coming to Painting It Forward!

Painting It Forward is a paint and sip class with an extra dose of heart and soul. When you buy a seat in this Painting It Forward class, you’re making a donation to Studio Players and supporting local arts. Details click here

Don’t Miss Our 2018-2019 Season

Order your season tickets today and save as much as 25% off the individual show price.

Download our brochure at this link 

Appropriate: 2015 Obie Award Winner


By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Mark Liebert

The reviews for Appropriate at Studio Players are in “…Some of the best acting you’ll see on New Jersey stages right now…Today, with the news full of black people having police called for napping in a dorm room, sitting at Starbuck’s, shopping at Nordstrom’s, the play couldn’t feel more relevant. It’s about white privilege, unspoken racism, inherited violence”–Gwen Orel, Montclair Local

Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

*Please be advised that this show has mature themes and language.

[Branden Jacobs-Jenkins] effortlessly and believably taps into a white family’s dysfunction, infuses the script with unforced, viperish humor…APPROPRIATE is an uncommonly deft dramatic and technical achievement.” —Entertainment Weekly. “

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose credits include War (Yale Rep; forthcoming at Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience) and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and is under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. YOu can learn more about Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins here. 


May 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26

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 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Studio Players Repaving Campaign

Dear Friends of Studio Players,

As you probably know, Studio Players is an all volunteer, non-profit theatre. We have been providing quality, affordable performing arts to the North New Jersey Community since 1937. No one at Studio receives a salary. Everyone involved donates their time and talent to make eight shows a season possible.

Studio has touched many lives whether it was launching a Broadway career, giving a creative outlet to former actors and designers, fostering a love of performing arts, giving a children their first theatrical experience, and so much more.

Currently, Studio’s parking area is in need of repair. The playhouse has been patching it up for several years, but the winter snows have made a patch up no longer a viable option. The parking area needs to be handled by professional contractors, and this obviously comes at a cost. Many mistakenly believe that the land at the end of Alvin Place is a public street. It’s actually private property and Studio is the owner of part of the tract. As such, Montclair is not responsible for its upkeep.

If you’d like to join us in helping Studio to continue providing 8 shows a year at affordable prices you can do so via this convenient PayPal link If we raise more money than needed for the project (it will cost roughly $5,000), it will go towards other expenses associated with maintaining our 100+ year old building.

If you’d like to donate in another manner please email us at and we’ll put you in touch with our business manager. Thank you in advance from all of us. Even $10 can make a difference.

Regardless of your ability to donate, would you be so kind as to share this information on your Facebook page, or email friends and co-workers etc.? Every little bit of getting the word out helps.

Stuart Little: Family Friendly Fun in North New Jersey

Looking for family friendly entertainment in North New Jersey this weekend? Look no further than Studio Players production of Stuart Little.

All of our children’s series shows are appropriate for children aged 2-10. They last approximately an hour, and they are affordable at $8.00 a ticket.

Stuart Little

Based on the book by E.B.White

Adapted By Joseph Robinette

Directed by Alicia Hayes

The classic children’s story is coming to life on stage! Join everyone’s favorite mouse on a mission, Stuart Little, and his neighborhood friends on Stuart’s many adventures! Boat races, dastardly cats, toy car road trips, and much more await you!

April 14, 15, 21, 22

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.

Mainstage Shows 2018-2019: SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars for some of the best theatre North New Jersey has to offer. Studio Player is proud to announce our 2018-2019 mainstage season. We will be announcing our children’s theatre series shortly.

Auditions for Into the Woods full information:

Almost Maine Will Warm Your Heart After the Winter Chill

Don’t miss Almost Maine at one of the best theatre options in North New Jersey. Studio Players, which has been nominated for over a dozen Perry Awards in the last three years will warm your heart from the winter chill with its production of Almost Maine.

Almost Maine

By John Cariani

Directed by Amy Fox

Come enjoy what The New York Times called “A comedy comprising almost a dozen two-character vignettes exploring the sudden thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows”. Using a series of eleven short scenes following nine different stories, this charming, delightful, and funny play explores love and loss with a touch of realism in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.

March 9*, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24

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 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752.

Beauty and the Beast Is Fully Student Produced

Studio Players in Montclair, NJ is proud to give one of the best theatrical experiences in the area to students interested in theatre arts. Beauty and the Beast features a diverse cast of our junior members. From the roles on stage, to everything backstage and behind the scenes, this production is fully staffed by students aged 8-18. 

Join us for a non-musical telling of the classic tale that spawned two movies and a musical. 

Beauty and the Beast

Adapted by Michele L. Vacca

Directed by Mirit Skeen

This enchanting, romantic and warmly amusing dramatization of the beloved, classic fairy tale reminds us that things are often not what they seem. Patience and understanding can break down barriers that lead to true friendship. This non-musical, special Magic Trunk show is fully produced by our junior members.

February 10, 11, 17, 18 

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.