Monday, January 13, 2014



WHEN: Monday, January 20, at 7:30 PM (Performers can sign in when the doors open at 7 PM; entertainment will begin at 7:30)
The Highland Place Restaurant, 5 Highland Place,  Maplewood
ADMISSION: $12 admission per person with a 2-drink minimum for everyone. Food will also be available for purchase.
Performers should be sure to bring friends and family to cheer them on.

portrait Daa and GailThe Theater Project, Maplewood’s professional theater company, welcomes performers to their Open Mike Night. 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.

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:

(Above: Daaimah Talley and Gail Lou, featured in last spring’s production of HAVING OUR SAY, will host and perform at The Theater Project’s OPEN MIKE fundraiser. )