The Oldenburg Suite, with book and lyrics by Montclair native James Feinberg and music by Matthew Dylan Rose, is a sung-through musical about 12 tumultuous years in the lives of the sculptor Claes Oldenburg; his wife, the artist and art historian Coosje van Bruggen; and his brother Richard, Director of the Museum of Modern Art.
A saga of 1970s self-invention narrated by Andy Warhol, the show follows Claes as he struggles to overcome his audience’s preconceptions, Coosje as she becomes an artist in her own right, and Richard as he fights to lend stability to the strike-rattled MoMA and invents the modern museum. It features a collage of ’70s musical styles from funk to folk to disco.
Joining the rich art scene that is Montclair, the Montclair Theatre Project is a new non-profit theatre organization dedicated to the production and presentation of classic and contemporary dramas, musicals and other performing arts for the Montclair community, including exciting new works in development, featuring local writers and artists.
MAM welcomes them to our community!