New theater company creates opportunities on and off stage

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A new theater company will make its debut in Maplewood when “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin” premieres at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 16 and 17, produced by Progressive Theater. Founded by Gregory Osborne, the company aims to put on shows targeted at minorities while […]

‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater, in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, presents “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” by Kristen Childs, at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 […]

Maplewood Strollers gear up for new season with fundraisers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Returning for its 87th season, Maplewood Strollers are back with a full season of shows and two new fundraisers to kick off the festivities. Founded in 1932, the community theater troupe’s name refers to the minstrels of medieval England, traveling entertainers. The Maplewood Strollers group was formed by two Columbia High School […]

Fundraising fun with the Strollers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the Strollers are ready to put the “fun” back in fundraising! The Maplewood-based troupe has announced that this year’s fundraiser will consist of back-to-back Saturday evening events: a classic bingo night on Saturday, Sept. 15, and a back-to-the-honky-tonk evening of line dancing on Saturday, Sept. 22. Both events will take […]

Go back to the ’80s and dance your butt off

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Artist Collective will take you back in time with the Automatic ’80s Dance Party on Saturday, July 28, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at The Burgdorff, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. Come dressed up and ready to dance your butt off. This event includes a cash bar with beer and […]

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ comes to the Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Let the good times roll with the cast of “Five Guys Named Moe.” Directed and choreographed by Maplewood’s Gregory Omar Osborne and musical direction by Victor Burks, this duo celebrates the musical stylings of Louis Jordan and takes the audience back to a simpler time. The show will be performed at the […]

Two towns celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with business districts, have launched, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where residents from the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate by submitting promotions and offerings for the month of March. […]

SOMa Action holds ‘Flip The House’ mobilization

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMa Action, a grassroots activist group based in South Orange and Maplewood, will hold a meeting to mobilize volunteers to help “Flip The House” at the Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, on Sunday, March 4, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Representatives from grassroots resistance groups in Congressional Districts 7 and 11 […]

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend, 4th Wall Theatre and the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood will kick off a new partnership in a theatrical celebration of Black History Month. The theater company will perform Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” This show — a “choreopoem” — […]

Groundbreaking play about African-American sisterhood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate Black History Month with 4th Wall Theatre at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center in Maplewood with a showing of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play, “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” The piece is billed as a “choreopoem” and weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement […]

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