Monday, May 20, 2013
Strollers' latest performance was a hit with the crowds.
Last night's performance of The Music Man, at Maplewood's Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, shone with all the brass and glitter of a school band cornet. From the moment Meridoc Burkhardt stepped onto the stage as the fast-talking raconteur Harold Hill, all thoughts of Robert Preston from the 1962 screen version (and '57 Broadway musical) receded. Yes he was that good. All slick and con artist, he could bamboozle the entire Iowa town of River City for all their musical instruments and uniforms. Hell he bamboozled the entire front row in seconds flat. And that was before you realized this guy can sing. And no I couldn't stop smiling, not that the entire audience didn't have the same grin on their faces. It was just so darn …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Theater Project presents the play at the Burgdorff Center.
The Theater Project is presenting Having Our Say, a historically accurate, nonfiction account of the trials and tribulations the Delany sisters faced during their century of life. The play is at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood. Here is a schedule of the next performances: Friday, April 12 & 19 at 8 PM Saturday, April 13 at 8 PM Sunday, April 14, & 21 at 2 PM Adult Tickets $30, Senior Tickets $25, Student Tickets $10, Groups of 15 or more call box office.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Grant is for improvements at the Burgdorff Center.
Thursday, January 31
Maplewood received a grant of $69,883 for the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant improvements to restrooms in the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center. The township was 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. 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.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
An insidious Britishness took over Maplewood this weekend.
Arrr! A Very British Panto debuted at the Burgdorff Center this weekend. 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.
Friday, November 30, 2012
From shopping and art to theater and dancing, here's a roundup of everything fun this weekend.
There are many events going on this weekend -- especially on Saturday -- in Maplewood that will get you in the true holiday spirit. Here are just a few; for more fun things to do, check out the Maplewood Patch Events Calender. ***Kick off the weekend with the annual Maplewood Village Holiday Open House on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy decorations and refreshments as you stroll through town. Over 20 merchants will be participating this year, including Words Bookstore, Little One & Co., Tenth Muse, Scriverner's, KoKoRo, Alchemy Hour, CLICK Learning Center, Hopscotch, Bee & Thistle, Shed, Village Wine Shop, Lotus Petals and Highland Place/Cranes - and more. Geralyn's Art Studio (103 Baker Street) will feature artist Erica Breskin's …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yo ho, yo ho—it’s a pirate’s day for you!
You can walk the plank—but can you talk the talk? National Talk Like a Pirate Day, falling annually on Sept. 19, is one of the most spirited internet-based holidays out there, where you can really let the Captain Morgan, parrot, and peg leg jokes fly. One might wonder what the thought process was behind the holiday—and the truth is, the people who created it are just as fun and wacky as the holiday itself. Creators John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball one day in 1995, and their groans and cheers during the game quickly turned into pirate slang. After many jokes, the idea for National Talk Like a Pirate Day was born. They pitched their idea to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry, who eventually featured it in one of…
Friday, February 3, 2012
... along with his 40 varmints. Catch the show at The Burgdorff this weekend.
Al E. Baba and the 40 Varmints: A Texas Tale enjoys three more performances this weekend at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. The show is a Strollers Children's Theater Production — so it's family friendly! Show admission is $7 for all (tickets are not included in the season subscription). Remaining performance dates and times: February 3 at 7:00 PM February 4 at 2:00 PM February 5 at 2:00 PM Purchase tickets here. For more information, visit www.TheStrollers.org or call the box office at 973-761-8453.