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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Get your tickets now for this guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The Strollers, the residential community theater company, presents The Music Man at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on May 3 and 4, May 10 and 11, and May 17 and 18; and Sundays, May 5 and May 12 at 2 p.m. The Music Man is the classic family musical about a con man who sells band instruments and uniforms to unsuspecting rural towns, until he meets a certain Iowan librarian. Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by Norman Metz with musical direction by Marsha Schreier. For ticket information, visit the Strollers website. Tickets are $20.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Family friendly adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs one more weekend.
The Strollers presents the family musical Bottom's Dream, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream with adaptation by Joan Mazzonelli and music by James Kurtz at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood. Remaining shows are Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Advance reservations are required. All tickets are $7. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/302058 or www.TheStrollers.org, or call the box office at 973-761-8453. Join The Strollers in "a faraway magical forest where bumbling craftsmen and mischievous fairies frolic." The show is an hour long and the audience is invited to meet the cast after the show. Concessions are also sold after the …