Using Ireland’s history as a backdrop, The Abbey Theatre’s The Plough and the Stars is a stark and bloody look at the effects of war and poverty.
Ireland’s National Theatre presents the Sean O’Casey play ‘The Plough and the Stars.’ Ireland’s Easter Rising was a rebellion that occurred during Easter week in April of 1916. The goal was to end British rule in Ireland. This historical event is at the center of The Plough and the Stars, but the play is much […]
The College of the Arts at Montclair State delivers a stunning and controversial performance of the unforgettable and heart-wrenching musical ‘Aida.’
The story of two unique princesses, ‘Aida’ is captivating. Aida opens with a mysterious box-like structure on the stage that glows with a bluish light. There is not much time to think about what it means, though, because the story is immediately very absorbing. However, the box, which is actually a tomb, will come back […]
Choreographer Deborah Hay, composer Laurie Anderson and the Cullberg Ballet of Sweden brought their collaborative talents to MSU with ‘Figure a Sea.’
Kasser Theater presents ‘Figure a Sea.’ Even though it was only 7:15 p.m., I felt like I was late. Fifteen minutes before the start time and there was already a lot to see on stage at The Kasser Theater for Figure a Sea. Dressed in shades of blue and black, against a white floor and backdrop, […]
French Circus Performer brings her surreal circus, ‘The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e),’ to the Kasser Theater to kick off a new season of Peak Performances.
A meditation on loss, ‘The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e)’ explores darkness on many levels. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Peak Performances at Montclair State University began their 12th season with the American Premiere of Raphaelle Boitel in The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e). Boitel is well known in France as a circus performer and a contortionist. As a child she attended the National […]
‘Go Down, Moses’ utilizes the stage as a canvas to portray the Book of Exodus in a theatrical medium.
Peak Performances brings ‘Go Down, Moses’ to Kasser. Peak Performances is bringing another culturally sound performance to the stage with the premiere of Go Down, Moses at the Alexander Kasser Theater. The show is premiering mid June as part of the Alexander Kasser Theater’s summer series. Go Down, Moses is Italian director Romeo Castellucci’s most […]
The Kasser Theater of Montclair State University welcomes audience members to escape the heat all summer long with ‘La Double Coquette.’
‘La Double Coquette’ adds a revitalizing and comedic twist to the typical opera! Peak Performances is gearing up for their summer season with the premiere of La Double Coquette at the Alexander Kasser Theater. The shows will take place during the first weekend of June. La Double Coquette features the Ensemble Amarillis and their updated […]
Italian music by Montclair State’s School of Music flooded the Alexander Kasser Theater this past weekend.
Montclair State shows off their musical talent of Opera with Symphony Orchestra! The Montclair State University Opera and Symphony Orchestra came together on April 30 and May 1 for one exclusive weekend of Italian operatic works, known as the Italian Double Bill. Hundreds of students, faculty and family members united for two consecutive nights of quality […]
‘Portrait of Myself as My Father’ was a one of a kind performance by Peak Performances.
Peak Performances brings another successful show with ‘Portrait of Myself as My Father.’ Dancer, performer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire’s world premiere of her very own piece Portrait of Myself as My Father was brought to the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University this past weekend by Peak Performances. This one of a kind performance explored […]
The Alexander Kasser Theater will be hosting MSU’s Dance Collage 2016 during the last weekend of April.
Students show off their skills with Dance Collage 2016. Concluding the spring semester, Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be bringing their annual Dance Collage 2016 to the stage. The performances will be at Montclair’s very own Alexander Kasser Theatre, a beautiful and very affordable venue. Opening night is scheduled to take […]
Under the direction of Debbie Saivetz, students have been working hard for the opening night of ‘The Drunken City.’
Adam Bock’s ‘The Drunken City’ is coming to Peak Performances on April 23, 2016. Looking for something entertaining to do as the “spring” weather still has yet to warm up? Why not spend a couple of hours attending a play? Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be bringing The Drunken City to […]