Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Get your tickets now for this guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The Strollers, the residential community theater company, presents The Music Man at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on May 3 and 4, May 10 and 11, and May 17 and 18; and Sundays, May 5 and May 12 at 2 p.m. The Music Man is the classic family musical about a con man who sells band instruments and uniforms to unsuspecting rural towns, until he meets a certain Iowan librarian. Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by Norman Metz with musical direction by Marsha Schreier. For ticket information, visit the Strollers website. Tickets are $20.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Essex County announces recipients of Community Development Block Grants.
Wednesday, January 30
Maplewood is among 16 Essex County municipalities to receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), according to a press release released Tuesday by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. Maplewood will receive a grant of $69,883 for the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant improvements to restrooms in the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center. A total of $4.4 million was distributed Tuesday through the CDBG program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development. “Programs supported through the CDBG programs are direct investments to provide services that enhance our quality of life and help…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This hilarious performance will have you "laughing harder than a hyena on laughing gas."
An "insidious Britishness" is taking over the cast of Arrr! A Very British Panto as they get closer to the performance, which runs from Jan. 4-6. Gareth Jones, founder of Deadgood LLC (the company producing the show), created the Panto along with director Ridley McIntyre. Jones describes it as a "supremely silly family show," perfect for young children to adults. "Panto" is the informal word for "pantomime," which is a beloved form of UK vaudeville-style musical comedy theater. "If the shows are as much fun as the rehearsals, this is gonna be tremendous," said Jones. "We are super-lucky to have such a talented bunch of people, from the youngest of the kids right through to the leads. And all of them are enjoying it so much that it's …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Salem witch hunts come to Burgdorff in The Crucible by interACT.
Susan Holtz and Suz Stone of Maplewood can be seen in The Crucible, Arthur Miller's well-known Colonial “witch hunt,” when it plays at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood over two weekends in October. It is being presented by interACT Theatre Productions. The Crucible provides a harrowing glimpse of the living nightmare of the 17th-century Salem Witch Trials. The play features a group of troubled girls in Puritan Salem whose accusations of witchcraft and devil-worship spiral out of control into mass trials and hangings in which every good citizen is soon pointing the finger at their neighbor and crying out for their blood. “Unfortunately, the witch hunts are not isolated in the past,” said Director Nicholas J. Clarey…