Maplewood Strollers gear up for new season with fundraisers

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

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 […]

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented the fifth annual XRootsFest in Maplewood Memorial Park on June 2. The event featured musicians, dancers, food vendors, merchants and more. An area for children was set up with a bounce house and other activities; alongside it was an “Edu-tainment” tent, where various cultural […]

Maplewood artist releases new CD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Leon Neal, who has been a Maplewood resident for more than 20 years, performs jazz, R&B, classical and Broadway show tunes. His new jazz CD, “We Dance at Midnight,” was recently released. “We Dance at Midnight” is a collection of soulful, passionate songs that will touch your heart and make you smile, […]

‘The Day the Rainbow Broke Up’ in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author and playwright Casey Bell announces the world premiere of his children’s theater play, “The Day the Rainbow Broke Up.” The show is being produced by the Strollers Community Theater of Maplewood and performed at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. The show tells the tale […]

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Strollers theater group couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 85th season than with its staged production of “Cole,” a musical revue celebrating the life and work of Cole Porter, the renowned composer and lyricist whose songs are still performed on Broadway, more than 50 years after his death. […]

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 […]