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.

3 More Performances of Urinetown

Only 3 more chances to see the show, this Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19 at 7:30PM at Maple Shade High School. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Urinetown Tickets on Sale!

Urinetown the Musical tickets are now on sale! Please click on the Order Tickets tab for more information and to purchase tickets to this hilarious show!

P.J. Whelihan’s Fundraiser on Sunday!

Join us at P.J. Whelihan’s on Sunday, June 1st, between 1PM-4PM to enjoy some food and watch the Phillies vs. Mets game! A percentage of proceeds of all food and drinks will benefit the Maple Shade Arts Council. Come for some fun at 396 S Lenola Rd, Maple Shade Township, NJ.

Urinetown Cast List Revealed

Well, after keeping you in anticipation for a long time, we can finally release the entire cast list. We have a great cast here, full of veteran actors and some actors with only a few shows to their resume. So without further ado, the cast of Urinetown…

Urinetown Cast List


Officer Lockstock
Michael Wemer

Penelope Pennywise
Jillian Starr-Renbjor

Bobby Strong
Matthew Holman

Little Sally
Rachel Smith

Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux
Michael Reisman

Mr. McQueen
Robert Richardson

Senator Fipp
Brian Padla

Officer Barrell
Matthew Maerten

Hope Cladwell
April Lindley

Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong
James Gallagher

Soupy Sue/Cladwell’s Secretary
Amanda Frederick

Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millenium
Alexandra Haas

Robby the Stockfish
Matthew Nehring

Caldwell B Cladwell
Brian Blanks

Josephine Strong/Old Woman
Debra Heckmann

Billy Boy Bill
Kate Scharff

Rebels / Ensemble
Devonn Duffin
Leilah Murphy
Michelle Gambino

SAM’S Artists Time Change

For the remaining 5 art workshops, we will be starting them at 6:30PM and ending at 8:30PM. All students registered in grades 1-8 are welcomed during this time. If you need to come late or leave early, please feel free to do so. We had a great first class and we look forward to the remaining 5 classes!


Dinner on Wednesday!

We will be having our first big fundraiser at Vincent’s Brick Oven Pizza on Wednesday, April 23rd from 4-10PM. Purchases can be made to dine in, take out, or to even deliver. Simply give the flyer to the waiter or driver, and the Maple Shade Arts Council will receive 20% of the proceeds. Not only will you be helping the Arts Council, but you will be enjoying some great food and helping out a wonderful local business. You can print the flyer at

Print Vincent’s Fundraising Flyer Here!

Vincent's Fundraising Flyer 2014

Meet SAM


We would like everyone to meet SAM! Sam is our mascot for the art workshops. He was inspired by our Artistic Director, Nancy Haddon. Sam’s Kids is our acronym for “Student Artists of Maple Shade”. Make sure to check out our registration form under Upcoming Events or also check in our posts below.

Our First Children’s Art Workshops!

Check out the flyer below for our two new children’s art workshops.


6 week, hour long art and/or craft classes for grades 1-3

April 24, May 1, 8, 22, 29, and June 5 from 6:30PM-7:30PM at Municipal Building on Stiles Avenue


Session 1: Sam’s Kids Basic Illustration: Our Favorite Illustrators

Forges connections between popular children’s books and the artistry of illustration, while introducing children to the basics of pencil drawing, colored pencil and pen and ink illustration.

*Basic supplies are included with $55 registration fee. Instructor- Nancy Haddon.

Class size maximum: 20



6 week, hour long art and/or craft classes for grades 4-8

April 24, May 1, 8, 22, 29, and June 5 from 7:45PM-8:45PM at Municipal Building on Stiles Avenue


Session 1-Sam’s Artists: Basic Illustration

*Meets the student at their current skill level, and introduces/reinforces basic illustration concepts, such as contour line drawing, light and shading, perspective, focal points and basic composition.

*Heavier focus on various artist tools, techniques, paper types and mixed media.

*Basic student grade supplies will be included with $55.00 registration fee.  Instructor- Nancy Haddon. Class size maximum: 20

Click here for the pdf file to print the registration form!

SAMS Flyer 2014

SAMS Flyer 2014