Suburban Legend is a production company based in New Jersey with an emphasis on comedy, audience interaction and variety entertainment.
Our British Pantomimes
Following the success of Deadgood Events two sell-out ‘A Very British Pantomime’ shows held at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center in Maplewood, NJ, the torch of British ‘Panto’ was passed onto Chrissy and Ridley McIntyre of Suburban Legend who have continued to write, produce and direct fully original shows in their new home town.
“We are very sad to lose our friends Liz and Gareth Jones of Deadgood but we felt the show must go on,” said Chrissy McIntyre one of the show producers. Kathleen Ash-Milby, the children’s director said, “I can’t imagine Maplewood without a panto now.”
In January 2015, Suburban Legend presented its first show ROBIN HOOD: A VERY BRITISH PANTOMIME which raised over $6,000 for local charities. Its second show, LAST CHANCE SALOON was also a smash hit. Its 2017 show, Gadzooks! A Very Arthurian Pantomime, dazzled audiences with songs, dances and jokes. January 2018 saw the debut of The Ghosts of Ghastly Manor, their biggest show ever.
Our next British Panto, slated for January 2019 will be the brand new space pantomime Jetpack Jones and the Prison Planet of Peril. Tickets are now on sale.
Co-Productions and Partnerships
We are proud to also work with other highly talented community-based groups in the area. In the summer of 2018, we joined forces with Rocket Improv to co-produce JERSEY ‘PROV – A Night of Improvisational Comedy in Maplewood, which featured 3 improv troupes from teens to adults all in one (mostly) family-friendly, hilarious evening. It was so much fun, in fact, that we decided to do it again! On December 7th 2018, JERSEY ‘PROV II: This Time It’s Personal graced the stage of The Burgdorff Theater in Maplewood, NJ. We are currently planning to continue this partnership to make Improv Comedy a regular event in Maplewood.
If you have an idea for a show that you would like us to help you bring to the stage, get in touch and we’ll, you know, talk!
Suburban Legend In The News
“We want you to be loud!”
Suburban Legend interviewed during rehearsals for Robin Hood for NJTV.
Suburban Legend Arts donates ‘Panto’ performance proceeds to Bridges Outreach and St. Huberts
All of the proceeds from Suburban Legend Arts’ winter performance of Last Chance Saloon: A Wild West Pantomime were donated to Bridges Outreach and another local charity, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. The cast and crew raised $2,250 that was donated to Bridges to help with outreach to local homeless people. The Last Chance Saloon was written, directed, produced and performed by local residents. Read full article
Gadzooks! A Very Arthurian Pantomime at the Burgdorff Center Jan 6-15
For the fifth straight year Suburban Legend brings you the perfect cure for the post-holiday blues with another uproarious play. Gadzooks! A Very Arthurian Pantomime at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. Read full article