Rock The Boat! A Very Nauty-cal Pantomime Halts Production

It is with a very heavy heart that we have been forced to halt production on Rock The Boat and cancel our January performances due to the rapid rise in COVID cases in our area and within our production. ‘The show must go on’ met omicron and it looks as though omicron has won this round.

Ticket holders will be refunded the full amount of your ticket including service fees. We have been informed that Brown Paper Tickets is a little backed up at the moment so please be patient.

We are down right now but we are definitely not out. While we’ve had to cancel these performances we are currently investigating other avenues for Rock the Boat in 2022.

We have heard from a few ticket buyers that they didn’t want a refund – rather they were hoping the money would be used for the next production. We are most grateful for any and all support and if you agree with that idea, we would like to direct you to our support page on our website – We will love you forever as we do our best to bring this show to life.

With our best wishes for a safe and healthy New Year,
Chrissy and Ridley
Suburban Legend, LLC.

Rock The Boat! A Very Nauty-cal Pantomime Tickets Now On Sale

1979: Its Roger’s first voyage as acting purser on the flagship cruise liner The Chicken of the Seas, and already he’s having a bad day

World famous lounge singer Chichi Gazongas has entrusted him with her magic necklace which keeps her voice on key, while 2 bickering jewel thieves, Irish Stu & Eunice Numskull, have been hired to steal it. Roger must join forces with 4 crime-fighting teens and their dog in hot pursuit of the thieves to catch them in the act. Add some passenger romance, a crew looking for an undercover inspector, a mermaid and a ghostly pirate, and you’re on course for a hilarious family musical comedy in the British Pantomime tradition ‘critics’ call The Love Boat meets Scooby Doo!

In January 2022, Suburban Legend presents Rock The Boat! A Very Nauty-cal Pantomime: a family comedy in the British Pantomime tradition written, directed, produced by and starring talented local residents, with profits benefiting local charities. Get ready to boo the villains, cheer for the heroes, shout Its behind you! and join in the fun! Sing along to some catchy silly songs and be ready to laugh at some of the best worst jokes ever told in Maplewood.

Rock The Boat! is the ninth British Pantomime performed annually at the The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts. “I can’t imagine Maplewood without a panto now,” former Suburban Legend producer Kathleen Ash-Milby told us.

Formed by Ridley and Chrissy McIntyre in 2014, Suburban Legend welcomes everyone. The company includes a mix of amateur and semi-professional performers who want to work as a collaborative team to create good fun for everyone, young and old, cast and crew and audience.

“Every year we come across people who have never heard of British Pantomime, or who upon hearing the term, immediately think of French men fighting their way out of imaginary boxes,” says writer and director, Ridley McIntyre. Panto, as it is affectionately known, is actually a boisterous, family-friendly show filled with slapstick, witty dialogue and a few wink-wink jokes for the adults. “It’s the kind of show where you can bring your kids and you don’t have to shush them,” says writer and producer Chrissy McIntyre. “In fact it’s the opposite. Be loud! We want you to be loud!”

Performances for Rock The Boat! are at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood on January 7-9, and 14-16 2022. Door Admissions are Adult $20, Child $15.

Attendees 12 and over must be vaccinated and masked. Children under 12 must be masked.

Auditions for ‘Rock The Boat’ a very Nautycal Panto

It’s happening! Auditions are this Friday 9/10/21 (6-8pm) and this Sunday 9/12/21 (2-4pm) for our next Pantomime: ROCK THE BOAT!
Rock The Boat is an all-new, completely original British-style Pantomime that “critics” are calling The Love Boat Meets Scooby Doo.

Location: Burgdorff Cultural Center (Theater), 10 Durand Road, Maplewood NJ 07040

We are looking for fully vaccinated adults and kids 12 and older to join us on our annual quest for a silly theatrical experience!
Must love terrible jokes and silliness, sides for reading will be provided.

Rehearsals will begin mid October on Wednesday nights and Sunday evenings, performances will be January 7-9 | 14-16 2022.

Join the crew of the Chicken of the Sea for adventure, romance, and puns!