The Theater Project to Host Open Mike Night in Maplewood, 1/20

The Theater Project, Maplewood's professional theater company, welcomes performers to their Open Mike Night at The Highland Place Restaurant in Maplewood on January 20, at 7:30PM. Singers, singer-songwriters, musicians, poets, comics, actors -- performers of any specialty are invited -- everyone gets an opportunity to unleash their inner diva, try out new material in front of an audience, or just have fun.

"At previous Open Mike Nights we've hosted, I've seen even the most anxious performer end up having a great time on stage. Our audiences root for absolutely everyone. They enjoy seeing new talent and having a truly unique, fun night out," said producer Daaimah Talley.

Pianist Gail Lou will accompany vocalists. Ms. Lou is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musical director. Her original musical theater piece, An American Tea Opera, performed at the Citi Theater in NYC. For the past three Christmas seasons, she has been the musical director of the Crossroads Theater's Holiday Jubilee.

Performers should be sure to bring friends and family to cheer them on. The show is $12 admission per person with a 2-drink minimum for everyone. Food will also be available for purchase. Performers can sign in when the doors open at 7 PM; entertainment will begin at 7:30.

The Theater Project is the professional company in residence at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts in Maplewood. Known for presenting outrageous comedy as well as drama with social commentary, the company tackled marriage equality, presenting a one-night-only reading of "8" by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Information about after-school classes in Juggling, Puppetry, Music Theater and Improv can be obtained on the web site:

The Theater Project Hosts an Open Mike Night on Monday, January 20. Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30PM at the Highland Place Grill, 5 Highland Place, Maplewood, New Jersey. $12 cover, plus two drink minimum / order from the menu.

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