Kasser Theater brings more talents to MSU.
Last year, we saw breath-taking performances such as “Equus” and a visit from the Shanghai Quartet. This year, the Kasser Theater is packed with shows that are sure to continue to amaze audiences, both young and adult alike.
Although it resides on the campus of Montclair State University, Kasser Theater puts on shows performed by the MSU Department of Theater and Dance, as well as professional shows.
One of the first dance productions began on Sept. 26 and runs until Sept. 29. “Fold Here” by the Gallim Dance Company is loosely based on Raymond Carver’s short story Cathedral. According to the Kasser Theater website, “‘Fold Here’ unfolds in an implausible universe filled with empty cardboard boxes as the basic units of all existing matter. In pursuit of the boxes’ elusive essence, the performers explore the physical, sensorial and spiritual properties of human beings—as parallel contents and containers of existence.”
“Fold Here” is sure to start the Kasser Theater season off to an amazing start with such an interesting storyline. “I love all of the professional shows that come through the theater here,” says MSU student Jackie Berhart. “They’re all amazing performances, and they all have such unique productions.”
Kasser Theater tickets for “Fold Here” are available online or at the box office, located inside the theater lobby. For this performance, tickets are $20 each. MSU students can also get one free ticket with a valid student I.D. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to see this show before it’s gone.
The first student-run production of the year will be “Take Flight,” running from Oct. 18 through Oct. 27. “Take Flight” is a new musical that melds together the stories of the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Tickets are available for $15 online or in the bod office, and again a free ticket will be given to any MSU student with a valid I.D. “Take Flight” is sure to make audiences soar.
For a full list of all performances listed thus far for this season, please visit the Peak Performances revamped website. Here you will find a calendar of performances, box office information, as well as directions to the theater.
The easiest place to park for all Kasser Theater performances is in the Red Hawk Deck, which is connected to the theater. Parking is available at an hourly rate, and can be paid by cash, credit or debit card. All ticket machines accept these forms of payment, but as an added convenience, credit and debit cards are accepted directly at the gate when you leave the parking deck.
Feel free to grab a bite to eat at any of the close locations on and around campus, such as Cafe Diem or the Six Brothers Diner. Located next to the library on MSU’s campus, Cafe Diem serves many sandwiches, wraps, paninis and beverages both hot and cold. If you are craving more of a sit-down dinner, the Six Brothers Diner, located just off campus, has everything a classic New Jersey diner can offer.
Whether you are a fan of plays, musicals, dancers or ensembles, Kasser Theater always has a production that everyone will love.