Luna Stage promotes creativity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — BARDBEATZ, developed by Luna Stage and Valley Arts, is a program to promote creative writing, poetry and “the art of the word.” Luna Stage is a professional equity theater located in The Valley Arts District and member of the NJ Theatre Alliance. BARDBEATZ first annual Poetry Fest is scheduled for Sunday, […]

‘Earth, Wind & Wonder’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Don Braden will present jazz arrangements of music by Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange. Admission is charged. For more information, visit www.lunastage.org or call 973-395-5551.

Luna Stage presents ‘Alexandria’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of its New Moon Reading Series, Luna Stage will present “Alexandria,” by Vince Gatton,” on Monday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 555 Valley St. in West Orange. “Alexandria” tells the story of two librarians in a small town library in the deep South who share an […]

Playwrights lead Luna Stage class for writers with disabilities

Playwrights lead Luna Stage class for writers with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The playwright and dramaturge behind Luna Stage’s latest world premiere play “Tranquil” are connecting with the West Orange community beyond simply sharing their work by offering workshops to physically and developmentally disabled aspiring writers. Andrew Rosendorf and Carlyn Aquiline have been teaching five students since late March, guiding them as they […]

Luna Stage to present world premiere of ‘Tranquil’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage presents the world premiere of “Tranquil,” a new play by McKnight Fellow Andrew Rosendorf, which gives a raw and provocative look at one family’s attempt to heal from an unthinkable tragedy. Paralyzed in the car accident that claimed her mother’s life, 17-year-old Ellen is determined to experience all that […]

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 […]