(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Maplewood Strollers, the resident theater company of The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, are thrilled to present an original world-premiere musical, La Belle et la Bete. Based on the original French fable of Beauty and the Beast, come and be transported to a magical and gripping realm of love and song! Performances take place May 11-14 and May 18-21, 2023.
The production features Direction and Choreography by Carol Cornicelli with Musical direction by Michael Nuzzo.
La Belle et la Bete has a Book by Kelly Masterson; Lyrics by Judy Spencer; and Music by Wayne A. Blood.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, May 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th & 20th at 8:00pm, as well as Sunday, May 14th and 21st at 3:00pm at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. The May 18 performance will have ALS interpreters, and the May 14th Mother’s Day showing offers a preshow tea with entertainment and delicious nibbles.
Adult tickets are $25 (plus service charges); tickets for students/seniors are $20 * (plus service charges). Tickets are available for purchase online. * Thursday tickets are $5 less
The Strollers is a community theater troupe in Maplewood, New Jersey. They have been in continuous operation since 1932. Each year they produce a season of two plays and a musical, as well as a children's theater production in midwinter. They welcome anyone with an interest in the arts and a willingness to work toward a common goal, whether onstage or behind the scenes. Their diverse membership includes people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you have always been a theater person or just enjoy the fun of working on a creative project, The Strollers welcomes you.
Their monthly meetings include a workshop program, providing first-time playwrights and directors a forum for showcasing and experimenting with new works and ideas. Workshops also offer actors opportunities to perform in somewhat more casual and less time-consuming venues than a full play may demand.
Membership meetings, rehearsals, and all performances for The Strollers take place at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts (10 Durand Road) in Maplewood, New Jersey. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, September to June.