Luna Stage brings the jazz

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Experience World on a String, with Paul Meyers on guitar, Leo Traversa on bass, Vanerlei Pereira on drums and special guest Mike Lee on tenor saxophone, on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lunastage.org […]

Luna Stage to premiere ‘Indian Head’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of “Indian Head,” the newest play from Obie Award-winning writer Nikkole Salter. In this show, Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey […]

Luna Stage to hold classes for adults

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange, will be holding several courses for adults this winter and spring. To register for any or all classes, visit https://lunastage.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0NF000001dKFRWMA4. • The civic playwriting class for new and novice writers will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 14 through April 24, with no class April 11, […]

Luna Stage’s unorthodox staging of ‘This Wonderful Life’ to be quite the adventure

Luna Stage’s unorthodox staging of ‘This Wonderful Life’ to be quite the adventure

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become a certifiable Christmas classic since its release in 1946, and it would be no exaggeration to suggest almost everyone has seen the film or one of its numerous adaptations and homages at least once. But the version presented by Luna Stage this holiday season promises […]

Dukakis, Zimmer take the stage in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis and Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer star in a special benefit reading of “Expectations,” a new play by Susan Barsky, on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange. “Expectations” is a heartwarming comedy about motherhood, widowhood and neighborhood. […]

Trumpeter Claudio Roditi to kick off ‘Music in the Moonlight’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Claudio Roditi opens the Luna Stage 2016-2017 “Music in the Moonlight” jazz series with “Brazilliance.” Roditi will highlight his original compositions and be accompanied on keyboards by Matt King, a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition finalist. To purchase tickets, call 973-395-5551 or visit […]

‘King of the Mountains’ to kickoff Luna Stage season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will open its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of “King of the Mountains,” by Ben Clawson. Audiences journey back to 1903 Yosemite and have a seat at the campfire as President Teddy Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir go head to head. This historic camping trip was a milestone […]

‘The 280 Project’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will host “The 280 Project,” staged readings of three commissioned short plays exploring the impact and legacy of Interstate 280 on this community, written by Andrea Clinton, Phoebe Farber and Doriane Leigh Swain, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Luna Stage announces its 2016-2017 season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage recently announced that its 24th season will include three world premieres of new plays, two of which have been commissioned for the theater, and a fun twist on a timeless holiday classic. The 2016-2017 season line up includes the world premiere of “King of the Mountains,” by Ben Clawson; […]

Luna Stage hosts staged reading

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will hold a staged reading of “Psychodrama,” a new play by Phoebe Farber, on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. The play, directed by Taylor Del Rossi, focuses on a weekly divorce group that has just lost their leader. Barb, their new […]