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OLT Presents The Robber Bridegroom!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present The Robber Bridegroom! Be sure to purchase tickets

OLT Presents Side Show!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present Side Show! Performances are: March 9th at 8

SPECIAL EVENT- OLT HOSTS BILL RUSSELL!!!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7th for a master class and Q&A featuring Bill Russell, the writer of the Broadway classic Side Show! The program begins at 7 p.m.

OLT 2018 SEASON PREVIEW: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Old Library Theatre presented its annual Season Preview event, kicking off our 51st season: More Than Meets the Eye. We offered a sneak peak at

Congratulations to the cast of Side Show!

Thank you to all who auditioned for our upcoming production of Side Show. We’re thrilled to congratulate those who will be joining our cast: Side Show Kara Wilson – Daisy

OLT Presents The Robber Bridegroom!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present The Robber Bridegroom! Be sure to purchase tickets for the upcoming performances!

Performances are:
February 16th at 8 p.m.
February 17th at 8 p.m.
February 18th at 2 p.m.

February 23rd at 8 p.m.
February 24th at 8 p.m.
February 25th at 2 p.m.

For tickets, call (973) OLT-4420, email info@oldlibrarytheatre.net, or at the following link: https://www.onthestage.com/show/old-library-theatre/the-robber-bridegroom-5406

General admission. Adults – $20 | Seniors (60+) – $18 | Children Under 12 – $12

OLT Presents Side Show!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present Side Show!

Performances are:
March 9th at 8 p.m.
March 10 at 8 p.m.
March 11 at 2 p.m.

March 16 at 8 p.m.
March 17 at 8 p.m.
March 18 at 2 p.m.

For tickets, call (973) OLT-4420, email info@oldlibrarytheatre.net, or at the following link Side Show.

General admission. Adults – $20 | Seniors (60+) – $18 | Children Under 12 – $12

OLT 2018 SEASON PREVIEW: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Old Library Theatre presented its annual Season Preview event, kicking off our 51st season: More Than Meets the Eye. We offered a sneak peak at each of our upcoming productions with presentations and performances that introduced our audience to stories featuring singular, iconic characters whose internal dreams rarely match their external realities.

Featuring Brandon Conti and the cast of Robber Bridegroom, Brian Hall, Brian Edward Levario, Sarah Lepre, Jeff Gallup, Anthony Finke, Steve Yates, Randi Seffinger, Danny Arnold, Donna Bialkin, Jesse Bush, and Patt Tanner.

Take a look!


Videography by Tom and Paula Viccaro.

Congratulations to the cast of Side Show!

Thank you to all who auditioned for our upcoming production of Side Show. We’re thrilled to congratulate those who will be joining our cast:

Side Show
Kara Wilson – Daisy
Emily Locklear – Violet
Brian Levario – Buddy
Mason Reich – Terry
Branden Mangan – Jake
Alan Gonzalez- Sir
Heather Cozine- Auntie
Corinne Walker- Fortune Teller
James Perlas – Ray / Roustabout/ Ensemble
Brian George- Houdini / Ensemble
Corey Hollinger- Dog Boy/ Ensemble
Adam Mahonchak- 3 Legs / Ensemble
AJ Deliantis- Lizard Man / Lawyer
MJ Son- Tattoo Girl / Ensemble
Eric Robitaille- The Geek
Leah Feingold- Venus
Lauren Green- Bearded Lady / Ensemble
Brandon Emann – HalfManWoman
Pedro Jimenez- Pin Cushion/ Ensemble
Bill Benedict- Judge/ Browning/ Rousta
Justin Roth – Male Cossack
Annie Krukis- Female Cossack
Javier Garcia – Lobster Boy / Ensemble
Miriam Messer- The Albino
Ali Miller – Snake charmer / Cleo / ensemble
Matt Fennelly- Roustabout/ Ensemble
Brandon Brown – Roustabout / Ensemble
Eviana Hawkins- Ensemble
Dana Patrice- Ensemble

2018 Season Preview


Please join us for our 2018 Season preview! You are welcome to pre-register for the event here. In lieu of our January 2018 general meeting, we’re presenting a sneak peek at the productions comprising our 51st season: More Than Meets the Eye.

“There’s always another story. There’s more than meets the eye.” – W.H. Auden

Founded in 1967 in Fair Lawn by a handful of dreamers who wanted to make the joy of theatre performance available to everyone, Old Library Theatre began a five decade journey of reflecting, and contributing, to its time. As the arc of history and the shape of art bent toward progress and back again, we held a mirror up to the human experience, bringing the tragedies and triumphs of great fictional characters to our community, and challenging performers and patrons alike to consider how those stories could shape their own. This season, Old Library Theatre presents stories featuring singular characters whose internal dreams rarely match their external realities. Experience what can happen when you look closer and discover the more behind each pair of eyes. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30pm

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the lobby prior to the preview. Those who preregister will receive a special gift.

OLT 2017 Season Gala

Please join us for our 2017 season gala on Saturday, January 13th from 6-10 p.m. at Biagio’s in Paramus. Tickets can be purchased here, or by emailing info@oldlibrarytheatre.net and paying by check. We hope you will join us to celebrate the contributions of all of the people who made our 50th season a rousing success!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF “THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM”!

Thank you to all who auditioned for our upcoming production of The Robber Bridegroom. We’re thrilled to congratulate those who will be joining our cast:

Jamie Lockhart – Brandon Conti

Clement Musgrove – Eric Parkin

Salome – Mollie Gash

Rosamund – Lauren Taylor Berkman

Raven/Goat’s Mother – Lauren Green

Goat/Airie – Jesse Bush

Big Harp – James Russo

Little Harp – Noah Brendemeuhl

Ensemble – Brandon Emann, Kaitlyn Gandolfi, Pearl Hart, Frank Riccobono, Lindsay Rich, Joanna Sigurdsson

2018 Executive Board Nominations

At our November monthly meeting, nominations were accepted for our 2018 Executive Board. As only one nomination was received for each executive board position, elections will be conducted at our December meeting with our current Secretary, Cynthia Smith Barry, casting the sole vote for each nominee. Statements of nomination acceptance from each appear below:


PRESIDENT – Craig Tiede

Since first being nominated for, and elected, president of OLT in 2013, I have helped shepherd the organization through a period of change and growth, with the ultimate goal of ensuring it became known as one of the premiere community theater organizations in New Jersey. This past five years of work culminated in OLT receiving NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year award, demonstrating that we have made great strides and made our mark amongst our peers. Any community organization is only as good as the people it attracts and involves, and I am proud of who we’ve assembled and the work we’ve accomplished together. I remain committed to ensuring OLT builds on its reputation for presenting quality productions of lesser-produced works helmed by creative visionaries willing to take risks and become long-term members of our community of storytellers and artists. Whatever creative, logistical, interpersonal, or fiscal challenges lie ahead, I remain confident that my fair, open, experienced, and knowledgeable approach to the business behind our passions will continue to help OLT thrive.


VICE PRESIDENT – Angela Vida

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Vice President for a third consecutive term. Over the past few years there has been tremendous growth within our organization, and we are poised to use that momentum in exciting ways in 2018. I am committed to using my time and resources for not only the constituted responsibilities of my office, such as scheduling rehearsal space and managing rentals of our costumes and props, but increasing our community visibility with preview performances and the acquisition of local-business sponsors. I am fortunate to be part of such an inclusive and creative team of individuals that extends far beyond those sitting on the board. As NJACT’s 2017 Community Theatre of the Year, I am confident that the recognition we have received will support our goal of continuing to bring professional-level opportunities to those in and around Fair Lawn.


SECRETARY – Maureen McNulty

It is an honor to be nominated to serve as the secretary for the 2017-18 OLT Executive Board. This theatre has truly provided me with a supportive space to cultivate my love of theatre, something I did not think was possible after I graduated college. After trying out for a show two and a half years ago on a whim (and also because my friend wouldn’t stop bugging me), it seems like OLT has been a part of my life forever! In my time with OLT, I’ve been onstage in three productions and backstage for one. I look forward to the opportunities that serving on the board will provide me, especially in terms of helping this wonderful theatre continue to grow and provide the quality, professional theatre productions for which it is known.


TREASURER – Linda Wielkotz

I intend to run for the position of treasurer of Old Library Theatre for 2018. I’ve held the position for the last 2 years and am honored to run again. After being a member for 41 years I have seen the group go through many stages. I am happy to be a part of OLT and seeing it grow in a positive manner.

 

 


PUBLICITY CHAIR – Brendan Joel Bartlett
I am looking forward to assisting OLT with their publicity needs into their exciting new 2018 season. I’m excited about promoting the OLT agenda and exciting the community both close and distant to get involved and be inspired and enjoy our quality entertainment at a reasonable price by truly talented, caring individuals both on and off the stage. Having worked at OLT now for the last years has been fulfilling and worthwhile. Here’s to another year of learning and excitement and new relationships and lessons learned.


HOUSE MANAGER – Sheryl Heffernan

I am happy to have been nominated for a second term as House Manager. In the past year, I have established a Hospitality Committee and a House Committee to work with me. I could not have fulfilled the position with their help, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my team members. We cleaned out the Concession Stand storage area, purchased food-safe and air-tight storage boxes, and established par levels for supplies. The House Committee worked to ensure that the Storage Room in the basement meets fire safety standards. I have established a preferential seating for patrons with disabilities, by having them enter the theatre early when the house opens. This change has received a very positive response from our patrons. My goals for the coming year are to continue working to establish better order in the Storage Room and Office, to create written descriptions for responsibilities of front-of-the-house jobs, and to continue to try to gain members and additional patrons by making front-of–the-house and phone response experiences as friendly as possible for all who visit or contact Old Library Theatre.


WEBMASTER – Matt Haines

I am grateful and honored to serve on the Old Library Theatre executive board for another year. For the last three years, OLT has become a home for me. I believe it is a company that truly desires actors to feel at home and comfortable in their artistic endeavors. I am thrilled to continue to work on the board in hopes that we can continue to provide quality and affordable entertainment to our community. As webmaster, I strive to make sure our content is accessible to everyone who chooses to partake in community theatre.

Congratulations to the cast of the 7th Annual One Act Play Festival

OLT would like to thank all of the performers who auditioned for the upcoming production of The 7th Annual One Act Play Festival! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Margins
Playwright, David Susman; Director, Beatriz Esteban-Messina
Ashley- Abigail Stokes
Professor Hoffman- Jack Pignatell

Split Decision
Playwright, Kitty Dubin; Director, Bill Kaufman
Marsha Klein- Florence Pape
Marty Klein- David Silberger
Skipper Crane- James Perlas

Suggested Donation
Playwright, Duncan Pflaster; Director, Cynthia Smith Barry
Doreen- Hayley Pass
Bill- Matt Haines
Joey- Dylan Zafran

The Callback
Playwright, Leland Frankel; Director, Marilyn Schilkie
Lewis Ashford- Paul Bettys
Molly Bates- Debra Carozza Lynch

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot
Playwright, Phil Darg; Director, Thomas Winkler
Amy- Joanna Sigurosson
Man-Bot- Eric Robitaille
Repairman- Dylan Zafran

Become a Friend or Season Subscriber for 2018!

Please join us at Old Library Theatre for our 2018 Season!

Voted the NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, we are offering different packages for season subscribers.

Visit our Become a Friend page to become a Friend of OLT. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to become a Friend of Old Library Theatre. For $25, Friends receive guaranteed $10 tickets for each production. And first-time friends receive an OLT mug! Friends are automatically added to OLT’s mailing list, invited to monthly meetings and are eligible for election to executive board positions.

Or visit our Tickets Page to become a Season Subscriber for 2018! Season subscriptions are listed below, and save patrons up to 30% off of ticket prices.

Adult
Any 4 Shows – $60 | All 8 Shows – $120

Senior (60+)/Student (Valid ID Required)
Any 4 Shows – $52 | All 8 Shows – $104

Child (12 and Under)
Any 4 Shows – $28 | All 8 Shows – $56

Old Library Theatre Wins NJACT’s Community Theater of the Year Award for 2017!

Old Library Theatre was announced the recipient of NJACT’s Perry Award for Community Theater of the Year at tonight’s 2017 Perry Awards ceremony, held at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ.

Craig Tiede, current OLT President, accepted the award on the company’s behalf, and his remarks are below.

Congratulations to all who give of themselves to make OLT such a special place where art and memories are made!

Thank you. Receiving this recognition means a lot to all of us and we’re so grateful to those who wrote a letter of support or nomination on our behalf, to the executive board of NJACT for selecting us to receive the award, and everyone who donates their time and talents to Old Library Theatre, helping us engage, entertain, educate, and do what we love in the context of our greater lives, sharing that love to make others’ lives greater.

My name is Craig Tiede and I’ve been the president of Old Library Theatre since 2012. For those who’ve not heard of us, or for those who picture us performing finger puppet productions of The Brothers Grimm from behind book-filled stacks, here’s a primer: We are the resident theater company of the Fair Lawn Recreation Department in Fair Lawn, NJ. We perform in a beautiful 170-seat theater space that we share with a handful of other community and professional theater companies. We are in the midst of our 50th anniversary season and we produce eight shows per year – including original works and Broadway favorites. We are committed to showcasing talented performers of all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and stages of development, teaching them the art of creating live theater and bringing the joy of its creation to their community.

For many, community theater is a punch line. It’s some second-class version of a great art form, better left to the professionals, than to the part-timers who believe they could have been stars had they only not been “born too soon and started too late.” We’re seen as this collective of the ones who never made it, or never tried.

For others, community theater is a hobby. It’s just a fun place to go after school or work, where temporary, but intense, relationships are formed, memories are made, and we get to share our talents with our friends, family and coworkers.

And for others, community theater is a lifestyle, a hashtag, a second home, a first home – the partner, best friend, boss, and staff that never leaves us, even if it occasionally lets us down. It’s the blood that runs through our veins, the air we breathe, the proof of a life lived out loud.

To us, community theater is a privilege, and a calling. We choose to spend a portion of our lives engaged in this form of social intercourse and personal recreation because we know community theater matters. It makes a difference. It shapes, and transforms, lives. It brings stories and poses questions to communities they might not otherwise encounter. What we do, what we love, what we are so lucky to be celebrating here tonight, matters.

Our company, like most of yours, has its share of challenges. And in the years I’ve been involved, more than a few seemingly insurmountable obstacles. You know what I mean – the kinds of people, and situations, and tech weeks, and ticket sales – that make the joy and magic we’re trying to capture and share something only chemically possible with a great deal of alcohol, or distance, or passive aggressive social media posts.

But as artists, our creativity and persistence musn’t waver. And we, Old Library Theatre, have persisted. We have pushed ourselves to do better, be better, expect better, and attract better. And when we get it wrong, we recalibrate. And when we get it right, we don’t brag. We dig in. And we keep going, keep trying to do right, to spread joy, and allow ourselves to feel lucky that we get to do something that we love and that we know matters.

None of us think receiving this award means we’re the best community theater in New Jersey. We don’t think it means this was our best year, or the one where we finally got it right. We don’t think it means we’re any more or less deserving than any other community theater in New Jersey.

What we hope it means is that we’re on the right track and you’re proud to have us as members of this community. We are the dreamers, the creators, the storytellers, the educators, the risk-takers, the sharers of joy our communities need and are better for.

This group behind me – only a select few of those who make OLT the special place it is – work everyday to honor this community and our shared craft. We are not your competition – we are your collaborators. And we promise to keep working to ensure that the drama stays on the stage, that the work and the people who do it have value and are valued, and that our product and its impact make it easier for you to do the same within your own communities.

When daytime television superstar Susan Lucci finally won an Emmy Award, on her 19th nomination, she ended her acceptance speech this way: “I was only supposed to be on every other Tuesday. But thanks to you, I’m here. And I promise I will try my best never to let you down. I’m going back to that studio on Monday and I’m going to play ‘Erica Kane’ for all she’s worth.”

To you, our fellow creators, storytellers, educators, risk-takers, and sharers of joy, we leave you with this: We were only supposed to be a small theater of dreamers performing in an old library. Thanks to you, we’re here. And we promise we will try our best never to let you down. We’re going back to that theater tomorrow and we’re going to play ‘Community Theater of the Year’ for all it’s worth.

Thank you!

7th Annual One Act Play Festival at OLT!

Old Library Theatre (OLT) invites submissions for its 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. Winner of the NJACT Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play in 2015 (and nominated again for our 2017 production!), this festival showcases original one act plays on our main stage!

This year’s festival will kick off our 51st season with performances January 26, 27 & 28, 2018. Auditions will be held in November 2017.

Submission criteria is as follows:

– All plays must be complete, one act works, running 15-30 minutes, with six or fewer characters.
– No musicals, please.
– Plays will be mounted with no budget, though they will be fully staged with necessary sound and lighting.
– Please e-mail submissions or questions to info@oldlibrarytheatre.net by September 15, 2017. Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.

All performances take place at George Frey Center for Performing Arts at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Budgeting a Season at OLT – An Open Letter from Our President

Friends,

At our November Monthly Meeting, I facilitated a discussion about how the executive board approaches planning and budgeting a season at OLT. For those not able to join us in person, here’s what you missed!

When first elected president, I encouraged the organization to conduct an open assessment – asking patrons and members to provide feedback on their experiences with, and perceptions, of OLT. The results of this 2013 community satisfaction survey gave us many valuable insights, from which we enacted a few substantive changes.

A leading piece of feedback received indicated that, though the talent on-stage and off was of a high caliber, OLT was not investing financially in them (production teams and musicians), nor in the visual components patrons looked most forward to enjoying – namely set and costume design. As a result, we began a years-long process of reallocating resources, fundraising and other initiatives that would allow us to provide our productions with additional funding for those production aspects. We increased stipends for members of the production team, added a set designer to all main stage productions, and increased budgets for sets, props and costumes.

At this same time, we began collecting and logging data – a must for any business. It’s important for us to understand who our patrons and performers are, what shows they want to see and participate in, and how our productions perform over time. We’ve used data from the past four seasons to help us plan season selection and budget productions selected. This has allowed us both to raise the quality and quantity of our productions. In fact, it’s that very relationship – quality and quantity – and the public confusion about how each relies on the other, that prompted me to discuss our internal planning at our November meeting. It’s important to me and all members of the board that our performers, production teams and members have a full understanding of how, and why, we operate as we do.

First, let’s start with some numbers that will be important to keep in mind:

– We perform in a space that has a maximum capacity of 170. For each performance, that’s the maximum number of tickets that can be sold.
– We have a staggered ticket pricing structure, which at our patrons’ urging we have not changed. We remain committed to not raising ticket prices – which currently are $20 (Adults), $18 (Students/Seniors), $15 (Groups), $10 (Children Under 12/Members) and $5 (House Staff). Over the past four seasons, our average ticket price has been $17.87.
– Over the past four seasons, our average ticket sales across all productions is 91 seats per performance. That’s an overall sales percentage of 53.89%.
– As part of our relationship with the Borough of Fair Lawn – we’re the resident theater company! – we give 20% of all ticket sales to them, following each production.

OLT productions run for one or two weekends, for a total of 3, 4 or 6 performances. Six performance runs are given to main stage musicals, four performance runs are given to one-weekend special event musicals, and three performance runs are given to plays. These performance numbers are based on projected ticket sales balanced against the cost to produce and license each specific show. Plays are much cheaper to produce than musicals – both because they don’t require musicians and because licensing fees are much lower.

For a main stage musical, the maximum ticket sales intake for a sold-out six performance run (170 seats x 6 performances x $17.87) would be $18,227.40. Twenty percent of that would go to the Borough, leaving a maximum net profit of $14,581.92.

As previously noted, we sell an average of 53.89% of tickets. So, likely ticket sales intake for a main stage musical (91 seats x 6 performances x $17.87) would be $9,757,02. With twenty percent going to the Borough, that would leave us a maximum profit of $7805.62 — approximately $3000 below the typical budget currently set for a main stage musical.

In 2016, OLT set a season operating budget of $52,206.65, split across eight productions. As a self-funded, not-for-profit theater, we do not start with that money in the coffers; rather, we set our season operating budget based on what we believe we can make back through our revenue streams. There’s an argument that OLT should return to offering only its constitutionally-mandated four performances each season – one main stage play and three main stage musicals – as doing so would give more money to those productions and benefit the organization overall. But here’s why we don’t–

Let’s assume OLT presents four productions, each running for six performances, and were to maintain the same operating budget ($52,206.62). Given the funding needs of plays and musicals, in a four production season with the same overall operating budget, the starting budgets in this case would be:

– Play – $6425.83
– Musicals – $15,226.94 each

If each of these shows sold at our likely sales rate of 53.89%, the net loss for six performance runs of each would be as follows:

– Play – -$435.73
– Musicals – -$7421.31 each, or -$22,263.96 total

Over the course of one four-show season, this would cost OLT nearly $23,000. As we’re self-funded, not-for-profit and don’t operate from a donor base, this isn’t feasible.

Let’s then say that OLT presents four productions, each running for six performances, but decreased the season’s operating budget – keeping each production’s budget consistent with what was given to each 2016 production, but only for four shows instead of eight. In this case, the budgets would be:

– Play – $5084.28 (adjusted up $500 from 2016 budgets for 6 performance run)
– Musicals – $10,818 each

Under this scenario, if all shows sold at our likely sales rate of 53.89%, the net profit/loss for six performance runs of each would be as follows:

– Play – $1005.82
– Musicals – -$3012.38 each, or -$9037.14 total

Over the course of one four-show season, this would cost OLT more than $8,000.

In order for OLT to project a four-show season that would not lose money overall, production budgets would need to be cut by more than 20% across the board. Rather than increase the budgets for productions, less shows actually ends up meaning less money available for all.

In order to fund more lavish main-stage musicals, it’s proven vital that we also offer smaller, less expensive plays and musicals to help balance out the season financially. Despite all the data detailed above, theater isn’t always a science and what an audience does or does not respond to can’t always be predicted. Through additional offerings like youth productions, play festivals, concerts, original plays and musicals, OLT is able to offer a full season to capture audience’s imaginations – and to fund the bigger shows people want to see and perform in.

Our overall goal is to provide a diverse slate of performance and production opportunities that showcase talented folks in all forms. By offering more productions annually, not only do we ensure we remain fiscally viable, we also present performers and backstage talent with multiple opportunities to become involved. Not a singer? Audition for our plays! Not an adult? Audition for our youth productions! Not free during the school year? Audition for our summer productions! We plan seasons in hopes that everyone will find something that piques their interest – as performer, production team member or patron.

I’m proud of OLT’s growth these past four years and am excited to help shepherd the group into its milestone 50th season. But our growth isn’t about me – it’s about you! It is the community that you all bring to our community theater that has helped it thrive for fifty seasons and counting. As I always say to the cast and crew of each production: Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. The world is our stage, and we’re very glad you’ve chosen to join us in telling the stories that both reflect, and change, our lives.

Craig M. Tiede
President, Old Library Theatre

Join us for Our 50th Season!

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Subscription Packages

Friend of OLT*

Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to become a Friend of Old Library Theatre. For $25, Friends receive a membership card guaranteeing them $10 tickets for each production, and an OLT mug! Friends are automatically added to OLT’s mailing list, invited to monthly meetings and are eligible for election to executive board positions.

Season Subscriber

Adult – Any 4 Shows – $60 | All 8 Shows – $120

Senior (60+)/Student (Valid ID Required) – Any 4 Shows – $52 | All 8 Shows – $104

Child (12 and Under) – Any 4 Shows – $28 | All 8 Shows – $56

Please note a $2 processing fee will be charged for online sales.

Subscribers will be contacted by the OLT House Manager prior to each production to select performance dates (subject to availability).

LOOKING FOR A PROP OR COSTUME FOR YOUR NEXT SHOW? RENT FROM OLT!

Old Library Theatre is pleased to announce its new rental program for all your theatrical needs!

Old Library Theatre offers a wide variety of costumes, props and furniture! Prices start at $5 and items can be rented for 30 days. We also have packages of props and costumes specifically for “Gypsy” and “Dogfight”. These items can be rented a la carte or as a package.

For rental information please email OLT at info@oldlibrarytheatre.net. Let us know what you need and we can send along photos and pricing information.

SHOW YOUR OLT PRIDE – BUY A T-SHIRT!

Show your OLT pride – buy your very own OLT t-shirt today! Available for a limited time only for $15 a shirt. You won’t find this shirt in stores, so don’t wait to get yours! Place your order today by emailing us at info@oldlibrarytheatre.net. Shirts will be available for pick up at the box office during performances of Avenue Q.

Unsure? Take it from the Bad Idea Bears!

Bad Idea Bear: Buy a whole case of t-shirts!
OLT Member: A case of t-shirts? No, I can’t get a whole case.
Bad Idea Bear: But you’re on a budget! You’re wasting money in the long run if you don’t buy in bulk!

BUY AN AD IN OUR PLAYBILL!

Support OLT, give your business exposure, or send well-wishes to cast members by purchasing advertisement space in a playbill! We offer several size and price options. Visit our Support OLT page for more information on purchasing an ad.

SPECIAL EVENT- OLT HOSTS BILL RUSSELL!!!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7th for a master class and Q&A featuring Bill Russell, the writer of the Broadway classic Side Show! The program begins at 7 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to gain insights from the Broadway lyricist. Registration is not required, and the event is free for all!

The Seventh Annual One Act Festival

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present “The 7th Annual One Act Play Festival,” our annual NJACT Perry-award nominated showcase of original, one act plays. This year’s festival will include five original pieces:

Margins – Written by David Susman, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina
A college student confronts her professor about his notes on her recent paper.

Split Decision – Written by Kitty Dubin, Directed by Bill Kaufman
A couple in crisis sits down with a divorce counselor to attempt an amicable and easy split.

Suggested Donation – Written by Duncan Pflaster, Directed by Cynthia Smith Barry
Experimental theater and concessions without a set price drive one patron over the edge.

The Callback – Written by Leland Frankel, Directed by Marilyn Schilkie
An actress who didn’t earn a callback takes the future of her career into her own, deranged hands.

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot – Written by Phil Darg, Directed by Thomas Winkler
A lovelorn woman turns to technology, but soon becomes convinced the product is faulty.

​Four performances only:
Friday, January 26 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm

General admission. Adults – $20 | Seniors (60+) – $18 | Children Under 12 – $12

For tickets, call (973) OLT-4420, email info@oldlibrarytheatre.net, or purchase online.