Local performers from Maplewood and South Orange will showoff their talents at a benefit for the Marshall School on Saturday, January 21, 2012, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the HighlandPlace restaurant on Highland Place in Maplewood Village.
The cover charge for the event, which includes the first drink and passed foods, is $25. Following the performances there will be an open mike for new stars to shine.
For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Bronley Luhrman at email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Participating artists include:
•Laura Brenden — a vocalist and dancer and has studied voice, vocal performance, and dance at the New School and NYU. She has performed in both fields locally and has experience in all aspects of the theater.
•Michael Steiner — a dad of two or three. He plays at the Hilton Library Pajama Story Time, he has played for Groove on Grove, and he led the 10-year Anniversary of 9/11: Come Together in Song.
•Dina Pearlman — an actress, comedian and writer. She's been seen in three Spike Lee movies and on Sex & the City and the many varieties of Law and Order.
•Maria Seigenthaler i — a musical theatre composer, book writer & screenwriter.
•Elizabeth Trundle — a musician and author. As Boo Trundle, she performed and recorded original music, which was released through an imprint of Caroline Records. She has fiction forthcoming in The Prairie Schooner and online at The Nervous Breakdown.
•Jenny Turner Hall — co-founder of STUDIO B, the arts and cultural wing of the HK Community Fund. Her work has been featured at Joe's Pub (NYC).
•Laura Booker — a stand-up comic who supplements her income moonlighting as a psychotherapist. Her experiences as a bisexual married mom raising two kids in Maplewood provide endless fodder for her stand-up routines. She’s been featured in several Studio B productions, including Funny Ladies and Potty Mouths. and performed at a number of dark and dingy clubs in New York City.
•David Gold — an internationally recognized musician who has performed different kinds of music with a lot of different people in a lot of different venues all over the world. For this performance, he has enticed Doug Skinner, also a world famous musician, to trek out from NYC and join him on stage at Highland Place.