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December 2017
$20

Shanghai Quartet with Yiwen Lu

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Known worldwide for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and expansive repertoire, the Shanghai Quartet melds traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western musical literature and cutting-edge contemporary works. This renowned quartet continues its tradition of expanding the musical palette of…

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January 2018

MSU Opera: The Rape of Lucretia

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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In the corridors of power, jealousy and ambition lead to sexual violence and a suicide. Where is meaning in a world where crimes like these go unpunished? In collaboration with the MSU Symphony, MSU Opera explores these questions in a…

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February 2018
$20

Peak Performances
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February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Award-winning choreographer and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown brings her company and its irresistible energy to Peak Performances. ink, the final installation of her dance trilogy about culture, race, and identity, celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions of the…

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$15

A White House Cantata

February 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Directed by Gary John La Rosa | Music Direction by Meg Zervoulis | Music Supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical,…

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$15

A White House Cantata

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Directed by Gary John La Rosa | Music Direction by Meg Zervoulis | Music Supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical,…

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$15

A White House Cantata

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Directed by Gary John La Rosa | Music Direction by Meg Zervoulis | Music Supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical,…

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$15

A White House Cantata

February 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States

Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Directed by Gary John La Rosa | Music Direction by Meg Zervoulis | Music Supervision by Gregory J. Dlugos A concert presentation of master composer’s Leonard Bernstein’s 1976 musical,…

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$15

MSU Symphony Orchestra

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Markand Thakar, Conductor | Michael Ludwig, violin The MSU Symphony Orchestra performs Dvořák’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, with visiting artist and faculty member Michael Ludwig, Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

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$20

Anything Goes

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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$20

Anything Goes

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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$20

Anything Goes

February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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$20

Anything Goes

February 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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March 2018
$20

Anything Goes

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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$20

Anything Goes

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Clay James
Choreographed by Patrice Dlugos
Music Direction by Michael Mahadeen
Music Supervised and Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Mishaps and mistaken identities…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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$15

Mad Forest

March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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By Caryl Churchill | Directed by Susan Kerner Mad Forest recounts the days of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. With a daring and contemporary immersive staging, this three-act play explores how an oppressive political regime effects the lives of everyday people…

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April 2018
$20

Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne

April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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With Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh), Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d’Avignon and…

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$20

Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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With Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh), Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d’Avignon and…

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$20

Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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With Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh), Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d’Avignon and…

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$20

Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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With Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh), Peak Performances introduces audiences to the singular work of the confrontational Spanish writer, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell. All the major European festivals – d’Avignon and…

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$15

MSU Jazz Ensemble

April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
Jazz

Guest composer and saxophonist David Bixler performs his works with the MSU Jazz Ensemble. The Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University and noted Cali School alumnus, Bixler has released numerous recordings featuring his own compositions, including his…

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$15

MSU Jazz Ensemble

April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Jeffrey Kunkel, Director Guest composer and saxophonist David Bixler performs his works with the MSU Jazz Ensemble. The Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University and noted Cali School alumnus, Bixler has released numerous recordings featuring his own…

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May 2018
$20

Spinning

May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
Spinning

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part…

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$20

Spinning

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
Spinning

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part…

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$20

Spinning

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
Spinning

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part…

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$20

Spinning

May 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
Spinning

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part…

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