Thursday, March 7, 2013
Get your gin fizz on with Studio B's popular Speakeasy Series at the Woman's Club.
When was the last time you gave a secret password at the door, ordered a cup of Prohibition Punch, and found yourself in the middle of the hottest, hippest entertainment around? Studio B, a Maplewood/South Orange arts organization known for showcasing local talent and offering new-and-unusual performance events, is bringing back its enormously popular Speakeasy Series for another turn around the dance floor. This vaudeville-style variety show channels an era when tap, jazz, magic, comedy and film would be wrapped together into one seemless -- and totally entertaining -- evening of performance. "The Speakeasy gives audiences the opportunity to see so many dynamic, amazing talents in one place," says Marcy Thompson, co-founder of Studio …
Monday, February 11, 2013
In honor of National Dance Month, SOMA arts organizations feature screening of Academy Award- nominated film and live dance performance.
Two Maplewood - South Orange arts organizations are joining forces for the first time for a special event in honor of National Dance Month. Studio B, which showcases local talent through original performance events such as Story Slam, the Speakeasy Series and Hybrids, is teaming up with the acclaimed Lydia Johnson Dance Company to present a screening of Wim Wenders's documentary Pina, preceded by a live performance by LJD Company dancers. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Burgdoff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at email@example.com. "We really admire Lydia's work," said Marcy Thompson, Studio B co-founder. "We've been looking for a way to collaborate …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Humor columnist Deborah Goldstein wins the Studio B Story Slam with an exploration of a word that makes her — and others — uncomfortable.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Last week, South Orange's own Deborah Goldstein — she of numerous Patch columns and her own Peaches & Coconuts blog — brought home a prize for her writing, winning Studio B's Story Slam contest in Maplewood. Goldstein blew away the competition with her completely clean (no profanity was utilized!), as well as anatomically, grammatically and medically correct discussion of the word vagina and the reproductive functionality of said anatomical part. Yes, there were innuendoes, but we feel comfortable that this is suitable content for Patch. Plus, it's really clever, insightful and funny. So we've uploaded the YouTube video. What do you think?