Kent Place School’s Upper School Theater Department is pleased to present the play, Gadzooks! on November 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the school’s Hyde and Watson Theatre, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ.
This is the first time a high school has staged this production.
Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.
Gadzooks! is a British pantomime written by Maplewood-based playwrights Chrissy and Ridley McIntyre of Suburban Legend, LLC.
When King Arthur’s arranged marriage to Guinevere goes awry because of the cunning designs of Morganna and her son Mordred, an array of crazy antics (involving Batman, pesky fairies, a lip-sync battle and a joust) ensue to restore order.
“I’m thrilled that the art of British pantomime is gaining ground in the Upper School at Kent Place,” stated playwright Chrissy McIntyre. “Ridley and I have had such fun writing these and we couldn’t be happier that Kent Place decided to produce our play.”
“I chose this play for the Kent Place Upper School students to perform because it exposes them to an international theater tradition,” added Dr. Brent Whitted, Kent Place Theater Department Chair and director of the production. “Learning about British pantomime is useful for students because of the opportunities and challenges presented by audience interaction, participation, breaking the fourth wall, larger than life characters and comedic timing. The play is also a lot of fun!”
More details via the link below.
We are super excited that Kent Place School has decided to run one of our shows and we can’t wait to see their production. If you are in the area this weekend, please head on up there and be loud!
Huzzah! Our 2017 show GADZOOKS! A Very Arthurian Pantomime was a huge success! We were able to donate $4,400 to Bridges Outreach and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and it’s all because of you! The hard work of our volunteer cast and crew and our marvelous audience combined to make kick off a very special 2017. We at Suburban Legend would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you all for donating your time and coming to seeing our show. Next year we are hoping to make things even bigger, even better and even more fun and this is where you can help.
We are partnering with Bonfire.com in the month of March to help raise funds for our next show. For a simple donation of $20-35 dollars, you can buy a high-quality shirt featuring our heroic Suburban Legend Bear Jouster design in sunrise yellow against a variety of cool colors. By purchasing this limited-edition one of a kind shirt ONLY AVAILABLE THIS MONTH you will be directly helping to fund next year’s show, and with a larger budget we will be able to donate more of our ticket and concession sales to our charities.
Did I mention this offer is ONLY AVAILABLE THIS MONTH? Because it’s ONLY AVAILABLE THIS MONTH. After March 24th, this fundraiser will be over.
Here’s how it works.
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Write up from Essex News Daily about our forthcoming show!
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the fifth straight year, Suburban Legend brings the perfect cure for the post-holiday blues with another uproarious play. “Gadzooks! A Very Arthurian Pantomime” opens at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Jan. 15. Once again Chrissy and Ridley McIntyre have penned an original British-style panto, this time offering a unique and hilarious take on the legend of King Arthur.
Performances will be Fridays, Jan. 6 and 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 14, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15, at 2 p.m. The Burgdorff is located at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood.
This is Camelot as you’ve never seen it. In addition to the usual Arthurian suspects, such as Arthur and Merlin, Sir Lancelot and Guinevere, you’ll find a few new ones, such as Morganna and the Dark Knight, Katniss and Kale, Sir Loin and Sir Real. A cross between a fairy tale and a vaudevillian stage show, the panto is a British holiday tradition that offers fun for the whole family.
Read the rest here…
Suburban Legend Arts presents:
GADZOOKS! A Very Arthurian Pantomime
Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly, raucous romp through Dark Ages Britain, from Camelot to Fairyland and back again.
We find ourselves in ancient British realm of Albion during the Dark Ages long ago. Albion’s King Arthur is set to wed his betrothed, Princess Guinevere of Gwent, in two days and preparations in the castle of Camelot are well underway. With Gwent and Albion joined together, all of Britain would finally be at peace.
However, Arthur’s half-sister Morganna has other plans. She wants her son to sit on the throne of Albion, and is prepared to use all of her powers as well as the magic of Oona the Queen of the Fairies to get him there. Will she succeed in making Mordred the King? Who is the mysterious Dark Knight? Why should you never trust a fairy? All these questions and more will be answered in GADZOOKS! A Very Arthurian Pantomime.
Tickets on sale now!
January 6-8 and 13-15 2017 at the Burgdorff Theater, Maplewood, NJ.
Get your tickets today, because tomorrow they may be gone. And then you would be sad.