Child-friendly ‘Nutcracker’ returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey Dance Center will present a child-friendly hourlong performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet to benefit the American Red Cross on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the New Jersey […]

The Strollers hit 85-year mark, keep going strong

Take a stroll through theater and history with Strollers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When people think of theater in our area, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or the South Orange Performing Arts Center may come to mind. But Maplewood’s Strollers predate both those esteemed centers by decades. The Strollers even take the longevity prize from the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. And after more […]

Maplewood celebrates Olympic fencer Muhammad

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will be celebrating Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a bronze medal in fencing at the Olympics in Rio, on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a motorcade along Springfield Avenue and a parade through Maplewood Village. The parade will end at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, where Muhammad will […]

‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions will presents its annual musical revue benefit “interACT Sings!” at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood this Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.. Each year offers a new theme, and this year’s gala, “Stay Tuned,” celebrates music in television. Broadway star Brandi […]

Theater Project to present ‘Crowns’ at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The award-winning professional company The Theater Project has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the musical “Crowns” at its home base in Maplewood’s Burgdorff Center for the Arts. Performances will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 23 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at […]

Theater Project presents ‘The Groundling’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In Marc Palmieri’s comedy, ‘The Groundling,’ Long Island landscaper Bob Malone has been infected by the writing bug: After accidentally wandering into a low-rent production of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” he feels compelled to write his own verse play about his troubled marriage. He pays a desperate New York director to make […]

‘The Aliens’ invade Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Two young drifters hanging out behind a Vermont coffee shop discussing art and the nature of the universe decide to teach a lonely high school student everything they know. “The Aliens,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, is being presented by The Theater Project, March 31 through April 3, at […]