Reveal the Show Dinner Nov. 14th!

On Friday, November 14th, the Maple Shade Arts Council will be hosting a “Reveal the Show” dinner at the Municipal Building at 6PM to reveal our show for the 2015 Summer Theatre Program. Tickets will be $10 and the dinner will be catered by Maritsa’s. There will also be an open mic for those campers who would like to sing for the guests or perform in some fashion. Parents are more than welcomed to come and have dinner with their kids and learn about the program or learn about some of the changes for the upcoming camp.

Please have your spot reserved by Monday, November 3rd, as there is limited seating in the dining room.

You may pay through paypal with credit card on our website, msartscouncil.org/order-tickets/, or send payment by check in the mail to 37 High Street, Maple Shade, NJ 08052.


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Cast for Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Congratulations to the cast of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We are excited to announce that every child and adult who auditioned will be in the show, giving us a cast of 36 people! Here are the parts and actors for our play…

Grace Bradley (Mother) – Annie Devaro

Bob Bradley (Father) – Michael Melvin

Beth Bradley – Kayla Schaal

Charlie Bradley – Luke Szyszkiewicz

Ralph Herdman – James Gallagher

Imogene Herdman – Mia Gambino

Claude Herdman – Nick Olzewski

Ollie Herdman – Catherine Nusslein

Gladys Herdman – Morgan Wambach

Leroy Herdman – Santino Moffa

Alice Wendleken – Bianca Moffa

Mrs. Armstrong – Debra Heckmann

Mrs. Slocum – Agnes Lobley

Mrs. Clausing – Cheryl Olzewski

Mrs. Clark – Valerie Moffa

Mrs. McCarthy – Michelle Gambino

Reverend Hopkins – Wayne Renbjor

Maxine – Katie Liberton

Elmer Hopkins – Amy Lobley

Hobie – Makenna Bensted

David – Ryan Heckmann

Beverly – Cassie Glisson

Angel Shirley – Jenna Heckmann

Angel Juanita – Kaylee Garwood

Angel Doris – Dominique Boulding

Angel Choir: Kassandra Carey, Sarah Glisson, Megan Glisson

Shepherds: Tommy Liberton, Cole Malinowski, Ryan Malinowski

Baby Angels: Caila Comenzo, Ellie Comenzo, Layla McFadden, Emerson Renbjor, Makenna Renbjor

Auditions today, 10/12, for Christmas Pageant!

Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will take place at the Maple Shade Municipal Building today, October 12 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM. All roles are available, except for the mother, Grace Bradley. We are looking for children ages 6-16 and adults! Feel free to come to auditions during any of the audition times stated above.

There will be 5 performances – December 6th @ 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM and December 7th @ 2PM and 4PM.

“In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!”

Directed by: Jillian Starr-Renbjor

FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive
BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence
CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother
RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool
IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty
LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself
CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative
OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime
GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, feisty
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck
MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner
MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong
REVEREND HOPKINS – reverend of church
Extra angel choir members, shepherds

Holiday Heirloom Workshop Starts Tonight, Oct. 8!

Our Holiday Heirloom Workshop begins tonight with Halloween wreaths! Click on the upcoming events tab to reserve your spot and for more information. Check out some of the sample wreaths that you can make this tonight or tomorrow! If you can not pay online, simply bring your payment tonight of $25 tonight.
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Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

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Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will take place at the Maple Shade Municipal Building on Sunday, October 12 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM. All roles are available, except for the mother, Grace Bradley. We are looking for children ages 6-16 and adults! Feel free to come to auditions during any of the audition times stated above.

There will be 5 performances – December 6th @ 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM and December 7th @ 2PM and 4PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Maple Shade.

“In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!”

Directed by: Jillian Starr-Renbjor

FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive
BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence
CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother
RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool
IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty
LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself
CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative
OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime
GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, feisty
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck
MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner
MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong
REVEREND HOPKINS – reverend of church
Extra angel choir members, shepherds

Holiday Heirloom Arts Workshop for Two!

Holiday Heirloom Art Workshops for Two

Join our Fine Arts Director, Nancy Haddon, in a Holiday Heirloom workshop for two! This class is designed for the child and their parent/grandparent/loved one to work together in creating a holiday heirloom for the family. October will consist of a Halloween hierloom, November will consist of a Thanksgiving Day heirloom, and December will consist of a winter holiday heirloom. The class is $25.00 for the pair for one night and you get to choose which night you want to come for each month.

The class is designed for kids in grades PreK to Grade 4.

October 8th and 9th – Halloween decoration (choose 1 date)

November 12th and 13th – Thanksgiving decoration (choose 1 date)

December 3rd and 4th – Christmas/Holiday decoration (choose 1 date)

Location – Maple Shade Municipal Building 6:30PM-8:00PM

To attend the event, please visit our “Upcoming Events” tab to pay for the workshops.

New Logo for Arts Council

We are excited to announce the winner of our end of the school year logo contest. The winner is Lilyanna Baynum, a student at OLPH. She did a wonderful job with the logo and we will be using it for all Arts Council kid programs and workshops. Congrats again Lilyanna!

 

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Once Upon A Mattress Casts Photos

To view more photos, make sure to like us on Facebook at Maple Shade Arts Council and check out the photo album!

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Once Upon A Mattress Kid’s Show Opens Wednesday!

Our kid’s production of G2K Once Upon A Mattress opens Wednesday, August 6th at 7:30PM at Maple Shade High School. Click on the summer theatre tab or the upcoming events tab for more information and show dates!

Kickstarter Fundraiser

The Arts Council currently has a Kickstarter fundraiser to help with the children’s camp production of “Once Upon A Mattress”. Proceeds will help towards the set, costumes, paint, and other essential materials and supplies. There are also rewards depending on how much you can pledge. Please visit the following link for more information and to pledge to the cause.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1076758858/maple-shade-arts-council-summer-theatre-for-childr