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Alexander Kasser Theater

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

April 2015

Leonard Lopate, Wallace Shawn and Noted Writers Headline “Guantánamo Diary: A Reading and Conversation” Free Event with PEN at Montclair State University

April 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, actor Wallace Shawn and noted writers headline a captivating reading and panel discussion of Mohamedou Ould Salhi’s just published diary – the first and only diary written and published by a current Guantanamo detainee – on Monday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University. This free event, presented by PEN American Center and Montclair State, is an encore presentation of a sold-out New York City event, will be the only such…

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May 2015

Inside the Jazz Note®, Jazz House Kids’ Annual Benefit An evening of music + conversation with host Christian McBride + world-class drummer & percussionist Sheila E.

May 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

Multi-GRAMMY award-winning bassist and one of the most prolific jazz composers of our time Christian McBride returns to host the Jazz House Kids’ Annual Benefit, Inside the Jazz Note®! McBride’s special guest is multi-instrumentalist Sheila E. A fearless trailblazer that still knows no bounds, Sheila E’s sound pulsates from start to finish with colorful fusions and rhythms of the pop, R&B, funk, rock, Latin and jazz influences that shaped her unique style. The evening also features the award-winning Jazz House…

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October 2015

Pride and Prejudice

October 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, journey to an era before tweets a texts when romance blossomed on dance floors and garden paths, in passionate conversation and heartfelt correspondence.  Rebellious spitfire Elizabeth Bennnet meets her match in handsome, arrogant Mr. Darcy.  In this breezy adaptation of Austen's beloved classic, both are humbled by their growing attraction and ultimately, by unexpected love. Adapted for the Stage by Simon Reade Directed by Susan Kerner |…

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Kaleidoscope

October 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

This is a non-stop celebration of the diverse programming and talented students and faculty of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.  This concert features soloists, chamber groups, and large ensembles, including the MSU Singers, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.

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Fred Hersch | Mary Jo Salter present Rooms of Light: The Life of Photographs

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20.00

For centuries, fleeting moments could only be retained in our memories. Now photographs capture our every move. Rooms of Light, a song cycle from renowned composer/jazz pianist Fred Hersch and acclaimed poet/playwright Mary Jo Salter, explores how the cascade of images from the Civil War, wedding albums, X-rays, paparazzi, outer space and the deep seas, Instagram and selfies has changed us.

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a tale of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping that recounts the demise of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Texas.  Governors, senators, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cosy brothel until a crusading television reporter tries to close it down.  Based on a true story. Mature content. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson | Music and…

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a tale of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping that recounts the demise of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Texas.  Governors, senators, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cosy brothel until a crusading television reporter tries to close it down.  Based on a true story. Mature content. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson | Music and…

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Pat Graney Company: Girl Gods

October 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20.00

Guggenheim Award-winner and Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney is known for her use of fantastic, dreamlike, sometimes disturbing images. In Girl Gods, Graney takes inspiration from the feminist artists of the 70s, exploring the ancestry of women, family history, and rage. The fierce women of Girl Gods may be wearing cocktail dresses and little heels, but their explosive physical language and wry humor reveal the anger simmering under the surface of the collective feminine mind.

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a tale of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping that recounts the demise of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Texas.  Governors, senators, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cosy brothel until a crusading television reporter tries to close it down.  Based on a true story. Mature content. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson | Music and…

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a tale of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping that recounts the demise of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Texas.  Governors, senators, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cosy brothel until a crusading television reporter tries to close it down.  Based on a true story. Mature content. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson | Music and…

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a tale of small town vice and statewide political sidestepping that recounts the demise of the infamous Chicken Ranch in Texas.  Governors, senators, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cosy brothel until a crusading television reporter tries to close it down.  Based on a true story. Mature content. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson | Music and…

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Montclair State Symphony Orchestra

October 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

The program includes the Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2 and the Shostakovich Symphony no. 5. Julien Benichou, Guest Conductor.

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November 2015

MSU Wind Symphony and MSU Singers

November 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

MSU Singers performs contemporary choral works and choruses from Handel's Messiah. Heather J. Buchananm Conductor | Steven W. Ryan, Accompanist. MSU Wind Symphony presents movements from David Maslanka's Titanic Symphony no. 2. Thomas McCauley, Conductor.

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Pride and Prejudice

November 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, journey to an era before tweets a texts when romance blossomed on dance floors and garden paths, in passionate conversation and heartfelt correspondence.  Rebellious spitfire Elizabeth Bennnet meets her match in handsome, arrogant Mr. Darcy.  In this breezy adaptation of Austen's beloved classic, both are humbled by their growing attraction and ultimately, by unexpected love. Adapted for the Stage by Simon Reade Directed by Susan Kerner |…

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Pride and Prejudice

November 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, journey to an era before tweets a texts when romance blossomed on dance floors and garden paths, in passionate conversation and heartfelt correspondence.  Rebellious spitfire Elizabeth Bennnet meets her match in handsome, arrogant Mr. Darcy.  In this breezy adaptation of Austen's beloved classic, both are humbled by their growing attraction and ultimately, by unexpected love. Adapted for the Stage by Simon Reade Directed by Susan Kerner |…

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Pride and Prejudice

November 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, journey to an era before tweets a texts when romance blossomed on dance floors and garden paths, in passionate conversation and heartfelt correspondence.  Rebellious spitfire Elizabeth Bennnet meets her match in handsome, arrogant Mr. Darcy.  In this breezy adaptation of Austen's beloved classic, both are humbled by their growing attraction and ultimately, by unexpected love. Adapted for the Stage by Simon Reade Directed by Susan Kerner |…

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Pride and Prejudice

November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, journey to an era before tweets a texts when romance blossomed on dance floors and garden paths, in passionate conversation and heartfelt correspondence.  Rebellious spitfire Elizabeth Bennnet meets her match in handsome, arrogant Mr. Darcy.  In this breezy adaptation of Austen's beloved classic, both are humbled by their growing attraction and ultimately, by unexpected love. Adapted for the Stage by Simon Reade Directed by Susan Kerner |…

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Works-A-Foot 2015

November 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, this must-see event features dance works by guest artists and MSU dance faculty. One highlight among many: Larry Keigwin's Exit Like and Animal, a piece that Siobhan Burke of The New York Times called "a theatrical flirtation with fashion and night life."

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MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band

November 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music, join us for an evening of eclectic and entertaining music-making, featuring selected movements fro Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy and Charles Ives' Country Band March

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Works-A-Foot 2015

November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, this must-see event features dance works by guest artists and MSU dance faculty. One highlight among many: Larry Keigwin's Exit Like and Animal, a piece that Siobhan Burke of The New York Times called "a theatrical flirtation with fashion and night life."

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Works-A-Foot 2015

November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Produced by the John J. Cali School of Music Department of Theater and Dance, this must-see event features dance works by guest artists and MSU dance faculty. One highlight among many: Larry Keigwin's Exit Like and Animal, a piece that Siobhan Burke of The New York Times called "a theatrical flirtation with fashion and night life."

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December 2015

MSU Opera Workshop – Delirio amoroso: Love and its consequences

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Explore the theme of romantic passion and its aftermath in an evening of staged, costumed scenes from favorite operas.  Performed by students of the John J. Cali School of Music with piano accompaniment by Dmitri Korneev.  Jeffrey Gall, Director.

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Liz Gerring Dance Company: Horizon

December 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20.00

Liz Gerring returns to the Kasser fresh from the ongoing success of her acclaimed work glacier (Peak Performances, 2013). In her new piece, Horizon, she's experimenting with density, complexity, and how a multiplicity of activities presents a constantly shifting universe.  Under Robert Wierzel's sky-like ceiling, Gerring's dancers are propelled by the original score, composed by long-time collaborator Michael J. Schumacher and performed live.

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Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China with special guest Wu Man

December 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20.00

Wu Man, traditional Chinese pipa player, joins the Shanghai Quartet for a dazzling evening of music that beautifully melds the sounds of East and West. The program features a new multimedia work by revered Chinese composer Zhao Jiping and his son Zhao Lin that recalls the elder artist's lush cinematic scores, including Raise the Red Lantern and Farewell My Concubine.

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January 2016

Michel van der Aa – The Book of Disquiet

January 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - January 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20

American Premiere! Michel van der Aa is a Grawemeyer and Johannes Vermeer Award-winning composer and a master of multimedia creations that combine narrative with music, live action and film. Fernando Pessoa is the brilliant Portuguese poet who harbored “a kaleidoscope of voices within him” (The Guardian). Van der Aa’s internationally acclaimed adaptation of Pessoa’s breathtakingly original work stars British actor Samuel West (Mr. Selfridge, Howard’s End) as the writer’s alter ego, with music direction by Alan Pierson (Dog Days, Mind…

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February 2016

Double Edge Theatre – The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

February 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - February 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20

Inspired by Chagall's kaleidoscopic vision of humanity, The Grand Parade depicts major events of the 20th century through music, dance, circus arts, and multimedia projections. In a sometimes sobering, sometimes euphoric, and always revelatory rush, The Grand Parade revisits the ecstasy of the moon landing, the frenzy of war, the magic of Houdini, the Civil Rights movement, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the AIDS epidemic, the contributors of pop cons from the Marx Brothers to Chubby Checker to David Bowie,…

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MSU Wind Symphony

February 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$15.00

Each season, the MSU Wind Symphony shares the stage with one of the best high school bands in New Jersey. This year's guest is the Montgomery Hight School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Adam Warshafsky. The program features the winner of the MSU Wind Symphony Concerto Competition.

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The Producers

February 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15.00

Based on the 1968 Film Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan |Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Directed by Clay James | Music Directed by Meg Zervoulis Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock convinces accountant Leo Bloom to hope him produce the guaranteed flop Springtime for Hitler, so they can run off with the money. Nothing can go wrong with a show that's doomed to fail...can it? This laugh-out-loud spectacle may be the funniest musical…

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March 2016

Robert Wilson in Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

March 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - March 20, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$20

Robert Wilson will perform Samuel Beckett’s Krapps Last Tape, in a production he directed and designed. As Krapp, Wilson carries on a conversation with his own voice, recorded many years before. Bitter, ironic, funny, he finds it hard to recognize himself in the brash, romantic, confident voice of this youth. Since its premiere in 1958, Krapp’s Last Tape has fascinated audiences worldwide. Don’t miss this definitive moment of theater.

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Danceworks 2016

March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - April 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15.00

The majestic Panorama, choreographed by dance legend Martha Graham in 1935, headlines Danceworks 2016. This concert also features Colleen Ann by Seattle-based pioneer Pat Graney, a 2013 Doris Duke Artist Award Recipient. Resident choreographers Nancey Lushington, Christian von Howard, and  Earl Mosley also contribute to this exciting evening of dance.

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April 2016

MSU Wind Symphony and MSU Symphonic Band: Sacred and Profane

April 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15.00

Thomas McCauley, Conductor The program includes the first movement of Brahms' German Requiem, the third movement (Profanation) of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony no.1, John Mackey's Red Line Tango, and Oliver Messiaen's haunting Et Exspecto Ressurectionem Mortuorum.

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MSU Singers and MSU Chorale

April 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15.00

Heather J. Buchanan, Conductor | Steven W. Ryan, Accompanist MSU Singers presents Bernsteins Chichester Psalms, with guest artists Vincent Carr (organ), Merynda Adams (harp), Taylor Goodson (percussion), and MSU student soloists. The 165-voice symphonic choir, MSU Chorale, performs the exquisite Durufle Requiem with organ and chamber orchestra accompaniment. Featuring guest artists Lisa Andreacchi (mezzo-soprano), Michael J. Alworth (baritone), Nancianne Parrella (organ), Taylor Goodson (timpani), and MSU strings players.

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MSU Jazz Ensemble

April 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15.00

A program of original and classic works, featuring guest artists. Jeffrey Kunkel, Director.

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May 2018

[Inside] The Jazz Note: Concert & Conversation

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Witness jazz history in the making as host Christian McBride leads an exclusive on-stage conversation and reunion concert with musical giants Bruce Hornsby and Jack DeJohnette to benefit Jazz House Kids. 6pm – PRE-CONCERT ARTIST MEET + GREET VIP Champagne Reception 7:30pm – CONCERT + CONVERSATION with Special Guests Bruce HORNSBY + Jack DeJOHNETTE featuring JAZZ HOUSE BIG BAND AWARDS PRESENTATION Community Champions Susan + Chris GIFFORD James Moody Jazz Scholarship for NJ RS Berkeley Musician of Distinction Tickets here.

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September 2019

Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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Peak Performances presents Falling and Loving

September 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2019

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30.00

Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production co-produced by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually…

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October 2019

Cali Signature Series – Kaleidoscope

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

A thrilling, fast-paced extravaganza, featuring a diverse repertoire performed by the MSU Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and University Singers, with the famed Shanghai Quartet and Montclair State’s graduate ensemble-in-residence, The Zora Quartet.

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Montclair State University Orchestra and New Jersey Youth Symphony

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Outstanding young musicians will perform works by Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert, Strauss, and Wagner. Nicholas DeMaison and Helen Cha Pyo, conductors.

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NJYS Youth Symphony, CL4tet Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra Perform October 26 at Kasser Theater

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) kicks off the 2019-20 concert season with a joint performance with the Montclair State University (MSU) Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 26 at 8:00pm at the Alexander Kasser Theater located at 1 Normal Avenue in Montclair. Tickets are $15 available online at www.peakperfs.org/box-office. The Oct 26 concert opens with NJYS’ newly minted clarinet quartet CL4tet, featuring Alex Cha,  Jonathan Yu, Benjamin Swinchoski, and Jennifer Weiss. Coached by Bryan Rudderow, the ensemble will perform works…

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December 2019

An Evening in the Presence of “Genius” – Dr. Jeffrey Alan Miller, MacArthur Fellow

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Please join us on Wednesday, December 4, for “‘By Chance’: Milton, the King James Bible, and Discovery in the Humanities,” a special event celebrating the remarkable achievements of Dr. Jeffrey Alan Miller, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University. Earlier this year, Miller was awarded the MacArthur “Genius Grant” for his discovery of the earliest known draft of the King James Bible, yielding new insight into the creative process behind the most widely read work in English literature. Miller…

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Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert Considering Matthew Shepard

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Composer Craig Hella Johnson’s profound and gripping oratorio affirms the redemptive power of love in the face of hatred. Performed by the MSU Chorale, University Singers, and chamber ensemble, with Steven W. Ryan on piano. Heather J. Buchanan, conductor. Free, tickets required.

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